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Fellowship Program

Jan-Michael Klapproth, MD
Assocate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

George A. Makar, MD MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Clnical Medicne
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program (Clinical)

Christina Twyman-Saint Victor, MD, MTR
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program (Research)

Carolyn Newberry, MD and Ravy Vajravelu, MD
Chief Gastroenterology Fellows
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Anil K. Rustgi, M.D.
T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Chief of Gastroenterology

Monica Rollserson
GI Fellowship Coordinator

The Division of Gastroenterology (GI) of the University of Pennsylvania is a premier program that is committed to excellence in patient care, education, and research. The training program, originally founded in 1929 by T. Grier Miller, M.D., has played a major role in training academic gastroenterologists throughout the world. The University of Pennsylvania offers a combined training program in Gastroenterology, incorporating the resources at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), and the VA Medical Center. The combined program provides access to approximately 1,500 hospital beds with outstanding faculty, fellows, and housestaff. The GI division has modern research facilities for state-of-the-art studies in molecular and cell biology, genetics, immunology, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry. In addition, there are outstanding clinical research programs in epidemiology, inflammatory bowel disease, GI oncology,liver diseaes and liver transplantation, neurogastroenterology/GI motility esophagology/swallowing, among others.

The fundamental mission of the University of Pennsylvania GI fellowship program is to train fellows for eventual careers in academic medicine as physician-scientists with a focus in basic science, epidemiology/health services or patient-oriented research. Graduates of the fellowship program have done extremely well in acquiring academic faculty positions and NIH grants.  

There are currently 3 fellowship tracks: the basic science track, the Master of Science clinical epidemiology track (MSCE), and the clinician-scholar track.

Click Here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the fellowship program:

Program tracks and overview
Inpatient service/1st year
Outpatient clinics
Other clinical training
Research training
Living in Philadelphia and other work/life issues

Click Here for a list of our current fellows
Click Here for a list of our past fellows

Program contact information
Monica Rollerson
Fellowship Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
PCAM, South Pavilion
7th Floor
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4311

Email: gifellowship@uphs.upenn.edu




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