AGA Editorial Fellowships

A one-year program preparing early career GIs for a future leadership position in scientific publishing. Fellowships are offered at AGA’s journals Gastroenterology, CGH,CMGH and TIGE.

Jumpstart your career in scientific publishing

Serving as an AGA Editorial Fellow is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of scientific publishing while under the mentorship of a world-renowned editor. In addition to completing peer reviews, selecting manuscripts and providing production and post-publication support, each fellow will receive up to two author contributions in an AGA journal.

Eight fellows – two per AGA journal [Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH), Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH) and Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TIGE)] – will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

This fellowship is “virtual” with communications occurring over email, teleconferences and video chats. Fellows will be required to participate in two events during Digestive Disease Week® 2021 (DDW Virtual™).

The deadline for the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle has now passed. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance/denial in April.


The selected applicants will be expected to fulfill the following duties: 

  1. Attend Board of Editors’ (BOE) teleconferences wherein preliminary decisions will be discussed and final decisions for manuscripts will be determined.  
  2. Conduct peer reviews of submitted manuscripts under the direct supervision of an associate editor through the journal’s manuscript tracking system (minimum of one peer review per month). 
  3. Attend periodic teleconferences or video chats with one or more members of the journal’s BOE, who will provide close mentoring of the fellow as he or she learns more about the responsibilities of the peer-review process. 
  4. As an author, contribute up to two submissions to the journal — the article type will be agreed upon with the journal’s editor(s)-in-chief.  
  5. Complete a series of online modules and practice peer reviews.
  6. Attend the virtual BOE annual meeting held during DDW 2021.


MD or MD/PhD applicants must be in an accredited gastroenterology fellowship at the time of application and have completed their first year of clinical training. PhD applicants are eligible if they are within the first five years of their postdoctoral fellowship training.  See complete job description for additional responsibilities and requirements

To Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants should provide the following: 

  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A completed conflict of interest and confidentiality form.  
  3. A cover letter detailing your objectives in applying for the fellowship and what strengths you bring to the position. 
  4. A letter of recommendation, no more than 2 pages in length, from a division chief or other senior faculty. 

As the official journal of the AGA Institute, Gastroenterology delivers up-to-date and authoritative coverage of both basic and clinical gastroenterology. Regular features include articles by leading authorities and reports on the latest treatments for diseases. Original research is organized by clinical and basic-translational content, as well as by alimentary tract, liver, pancreas and biliary content.
Board of Editors

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH)
CGH provides readers with a broad spectrum of themes in clinical GI including the diagnostic, endoscopic, interventional and therapeutic advances in cancer, inflammatory diseases, functional gastrointestinal disorders, nutrition, absorption, and secretion. This peer-reviewed journal includes original articles as well as scholarly reviews.
Board of Editors

Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH)
AGA’s fully open access journal, CMGH, publishes impactful digestive biology research that ranges from mechanisms of normal function to pathobiology and covers a broad spectrum of themes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and pancreatology.
Board of Editors

Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TIGE)
The newest publication to join the AGA journal family, TIGE provides a comprehensive overview of clinical conditions and gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Quarterly issues include best practices, reviews and peer-reviewed original research by world-renowned experts, and videos to maximize the clinical applicability of TIGE‘s content.
Board of Editors

Current and past fellows

Year Gastroenterology CGH CMGH TIGE
Amisha Ahuja, MD

Helenie Kefalakes, MD
Katherine Falloon, MD

Judy Trieu, MD, MPH
Lindsey Kennedy, PhD

Vivian Ortiz, MD
Sagarika Satyavada, MD

Eric Swei, MD
Ruben Colman, MD

John Mark Gubatan, MD
Blake Jones, MD

Nikhil Thiruvengadam, MD
Samuel Hinman
Feng Su, MD

Victoria Weis, PhD
Jennifer Kolb, MD
Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD
Rishi D. Naik, MD
Eric Shah, MD, MBA