Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Jason Soto

(727) 819-2963

How to apply

  • ERAS: 1441114232

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to the HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Gastroenterology Fellowship Program!

This program is accredited by the ACGME and is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The program is three years in duration and has two positions available in each academic year.

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The gastroenterology fellowship program at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is an accredited and rigorous three-year program, designed to train the next generation of gastroenterologists.

Our fellows are responsible for the care of a diverse population of patients through additional rotations at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital, the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital, and two outpatient surgery centers.

It is expected that the fellow will become proficient in performing the following procedures:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy, including variceal and non-variceal hemostasis.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Single balloon enteroscopy
  • Bravo capsule placement
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP

Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Joseph Staffetti, MD

Program Director

Our core faculty

  • Dilip Ghanekar, MD
  • L. Venu, MD
  • Mohamed Kaif, MD
  • Satish Patel, MD

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Program details

Conference schedule

A weekly outpatient clinic provides exposure to a different spectrum of illness and a different approach to managing problems.

The conference schedule includes journal club, core curriculum, case presentation, morbidity and mortality, and pathology. Training in radiology and nutrition is provided.

Training in liver transplantation, EUS, and motility is provided in the third year.

Salary and stipends

  • PGY4: $65,388*
  • PGY5: $68,280*
  • PGY6: $71,316*

*These amounts are subject to taxation


HCA Healthcare provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits. The most current plans and enrollment and renewal information may be found at Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • HCA 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Gastroenterology Fellowship Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.