Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

The Division of Gastroenterology offers an accredited three-year training program in gastroenterology and hepatology. Three to four fellowship positions are open to applicants each year. The curriculum provides the fellow with the technical skills necessary and the practical experience required for the practice of gastroenterology.

The training program structure consists of 24 months of clinical training with six to 12 months research or other specialized elective training. The first year of the program focuses on clinical inpatient and ambulatory rotations; the focus of the second year is on clinical, procedural, hepatology, liver transplant and research; the third year focuses biliary and further opportunities for research and electives.

Our fellowship program is designed to provide extensive clinical and research experiences guided by our faculty experts which will prepare postgraduate fellows to sit for the ABIM Subspecialty Board Exam in Gastroenterology.

Didactic Experience

There are various didactic experiences for fellows within the Division of Gastroenterology. Weekly multidisciplinary conferences are combined with the rotating topics outlined below. Additionally, the Department of Internal Medicine holds weekly grand rounds and the Division of Gastroenterology hosts specific GI speakers several times during the academic year:

Weekly, case-based core curriculum conference as well as the following:

  • Monthly State of the Art faculty presentations
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Conference led by faculty
  • Monthly Advanced Topics Board Review
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly Pathology
  • Monthly Radiology
  • Monthly GI/Surgery Foregut Conference
  • Weekly IBD Conference
  • Monthly IBD Pathology Conference
  • Weekly GI Treatment Planning Conference
  • Weekly Liver Treatment Planning Conference
  • Weekly Liver transplant selection committee conference
  • Bi-Monthly Liver Pathology Conference
  • Quarterly M&M conference

Fellows also assist in the education of house staff (medical students and residents) through patient consultations, seminars, and presentations.

Program Administration

Kathryn Byrne, MD
Program Director


Lisa Sumner
Administrative Program Coordinator

GI Fellowship