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Nationally Recognized Training for Digestive and Liver Diseases

The Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Disease at University Hospitals, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, provides clinical and research training with an integrated approach. The goal of the training program is for fellows to acquire the critical knowledge and skills essential for successful clinical practice and innovative research in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Our Program’s aims are:

  1. Develop clinical and academic leaders in gastroenterology.
  2. At least 75% of graduates involved in student, resident and/or fellow education.
  3. At least 50% of graduates are full-time academic faculty members.

The gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship programs offer training at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center to ensure a comprehensive and well-rounded clinical and research experience. Fellows can choose either clinical or research programs, including:

Requirements for Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Programs

Candidates for the fellowship training programs are expected to be board-eligible in internal medicine before entering the digestive and liver disease fellowship training. After successfully completing the training program, fellows will be eligible to take the subspecialty examination in gastroenterology or transplant hepatology as established by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Nationally Recognized Training for Digestive and Liver Diseases

The clinical and research programs at UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center have received national recognition in the areas of:

  • Advanced endoscopy
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Colon cancer
  • Hepatic transplantation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Outcomes and health services research

Diagnosis and Treatment for a Broad Spectrum of Diseases

Patients with a broad spectrum of digestive and liver diseases come from the city of Cleveland and adjacent communities, as well as throughout the state of Ohio, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and abroad. The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program provides diagnosis and treatment for a variety of standard and complex gastrointestinal problems such as:

  • Biliary tract diseases
  • Gastrointestinal neoplasms
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Orthotopic liver transplantation
  • Parenchymal liver diseases and their complications

COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of a gastroenterology fellow: looking for the silver lining

coronavirusOn Tuesday, March 10, 2020, an institutional e-mail sent from our hospital president confirmed the first 3 cases of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our healthcare system. Twenty-four hours later, we learned that one of our co-fellows had been exposed and was forced into self-quarantine. Suddenly, what had seemed to be a distant problem hit close to home. As we sat around the “fellows’ room” (socially distanced as much as possible in the luxurious expanse that is common to fellows’ quarters), the uncertainty about our future raised several questions.

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