Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship

The fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology is a three-year program located at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The fellowship seeks to attract the best and brightest trainees who have an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine.

The first year is largely consultative. Fellows maintain a weekly ambulatory patient practice from which they derive many of their outpatient procedures. Inpatient activities involve an active consult service, daily endoscopy, and a broad range of conferences. First-year fellows are on call on average of one weekend per month and one weeknight per week. At the present time, two fellows are accepted into the program annually.

Second year fellows have a six-month block dedicated to research and have the option to begin their year with an intensive two-month course in outcomes research, statistics and epidemiology. They are expected to be involved in basic or clinical research. Opportunities for basic research exist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Fellows who choose to participate in clinical research are expected to submit abstracts to local and national meetings, prepare original papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals and develop clinical protocols under the tutelage of a faculty mentor. Second and third-year fellows assume the remainder of the weeknight and weekend call. Third-year fellows continue the research projects developed and generated in their second year. They have an opportunity to pursue specific areas of interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Cancer Screeening and Prevention.

Rotations: First year fellows spend most of the year on the GI consult service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College. They spend one month at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which is located directly across the street from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. They also have a one month elective block. Second year fellows spend 2 months on the liver transplantation service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. The medical director of the transplant service, Dr. Robert Brown, coordinates the fellowship rotation on the transplant service. Fellows are integrated into a call schedule while on this rotation to maximize their learning experience. The fellows also spend 1 month at the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and have 1-2 months on the Endoscopic Ultrasound and Pancreaticobiliary Services. Third-year fellows have minimal programmatic requirements other than additional months of Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Nutrition. The bulk of the year can be tailored to the particular fellow’s interests. This may include advanced endoscopic procedures, basic science research, pursuit of advanced degrees in outcomes research, or laboratory research.

Research: There are a number of ongoing research activities by both full-time and voluntary faculty. They include basic research into cancer chemoprevention under the direction of Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Hepatitis C under the direction of Dr. Charles Rice at the Center for Hepatitis C at Rockefeller University, and hepatitis viral kinetics with Dr. Andrew Talal. There are many opportunities to participate in clinical research in areas such as hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer screening, endoscopic ultrasound, the microbiota of the GI tract, Endoscopic imaging techniques, etc. Furthermore, there are numerous multicenter clinical trials of novel therapies for Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hepatitis C and Irritable Bowel Syndrome that are under active investigation.

Any introduction to a fellowship in Gastroenterology would be incomplete without a discussion of endoscopy. The Endoscopy Suite is a full-service unit that recently underwent a nearly $2 million upgrade. All the equipment is High Definition with Narrow Band Imaging capabilities. There are rooms for conventional endoscopy, pediatric endoscopy and advanced endoscopy. The Endoscopy Suite is an all video endoscopy suite is fully automated with an Image Management system, has an automated record keeping system as well as emergency equipment. The Advanced Endoscopy room has digital fluoroscopy for ERCP, both radial array and linear array endoscopic ultrasound. Additionally, ultrasound probes are available for through-the-scope usage. The fellows participate in the full spectrum of technologies available to them in the Endoscopy Suite. Fellows have daily endoscopy sessions with faculty for their inpatients and ambulatory patients. Over the course of training, fellows will generally perform more than 600 upper endoscopies, 300 colonoscopies and a significant number of EUS and ERCPs.

Weekly Conferences:
GI Grand Rounds
Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology Multidisciplinary Conference
GI Pathology
Liver Pathology
Journal Club
Fellows Core Curriculum
Hepatobiliary Radiology Conference

Monthly Conferences:
IBD Fellows Case Presentations
IBD Journal Club
IBD Multidisciplinary Case Conference


For Fellowship Start Date of
July 1, 2014

Application Deadline:
Accepted Between July 1, 2013 - August 1, 2013

Interview Dates:
August - September 2013

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
NRMP Match Number: 1443521171


Brian Bosworth, MD, Program Director
[email protected]

Ming H. Su, Administrative Coordinator
[email protected]

1305 York Avenue, Room Y410
Tel: (646) 962-4700
Fax: (646) 962-0110

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