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Fellowship Program

Gastroenterology Fellowship

Gary Falk, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director Esophagology and Swallowing Center
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Jonathan P. Katz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Molecular Pathology and Imaging Core Facility
Director, Undergraduate Student Scholar Program
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

David Leiman, MD and Brian Riff, MD
Chief Gastroenterology Fellows
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

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

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, viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, upper GI motility and physiology, among others.  Interested parties are invited to peruse the Gastroenterology Fellowship Manual for information about the specifics of the program.

The fundamental goal 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 clinical epidemiology track, and the clinician-educator track.

**Applications to the GI fellowship program are accepted through ERAS beginning July 1 and are reviewed in the order that they are received.  Thus, early completion of your ERAS application, including all reference letters, is strongly advised**

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

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


Click Here for a list of our current fellows

Program contact information
Nancy Wells
Fellowship Coordinator
1 Founders
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-615-1677
Fax: 215-615-1688
Email: gifellowship@uphs.upenn.edu

 

 

 

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