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GI Fellowship Program


We thank you for your interest in our training program, located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area – once again ranked as the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay and third highest ranked in Florida.

With our top ranked teaching hospital in Tampa Bay and No. 19 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Division in the country, pleasant weather, world-renowned beaches, champion sports teams, family fun, and a century of Cuban culture, we trust you will soon understand our passion for living and practicing medicine here.

The USF GI Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, three-year training program that participates in the Medical Specialties Matching Program. Our training program has been fully accredited since its inception by the ACGME since 1987. We strongly believe in inclusive excellence and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply to our 12 training positions, with four accredited-positions per year.

Our faculty specialize in general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, pancreaticobiliary disease, functional medicine, chronic liver disease, and liver transplantation, and are dedicated to providing our trainees a comprehensive experience in clinical gastroenterology.

Upon completion of training, all fellows will have met the training requirements for qualification to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty examination in Gastroenterology. The Subspecialty Board pass rate for the last five cycles of fellows has been 100%.

For a comprehensive understanding of our fellowship program, please take the time to view our Virtual Experience, by clicking the link below.

GI Fellowship Virtual Experience

Click to view the USF GI Fellowship Virtual Experience.

Program Leadership

Thelin Updated 9.2023b

Camille Thélin, MD, MSc

Program Director, USF GI Fellowship
Director, USF Women's Digestive Health
NeuroGastro-Motility Specialist
Assistant Professor, USF Health Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition

Jay Jacobs, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Interim Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Director, Gastroenterology Clinic
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Brijesh Patel, MD

Brijesh Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, James A. Haley VA Hospital
Deputy Chief of Medicine - Tampa VA

Shreya Narayanan

Shreya Narayanan, MD

Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine
USF and James A. Haley VA

Wojciech Blonski, MD, PhD

Wojciech Blonski, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Associate Program Director, Research

Fellowship Program Administrators

Valerie Franqui
phone: 813- 974-2034

Ashley Fowler
phone: 813-259-8613