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Shaping the next generation of gastroenterologists

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Northwell Health provides trainees with the educational and experiential elements needed to become a fully trained consultative gastroenterologist. The fellowship is a strong clinical and academic program. All of the faculty members are actively engaged in teaching medical students, medicine interns, residents and gastrointestinal fellows. Teaching consists of didactic lectures on all branches of gastroenterology, including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, liver, pancreas and peritoneum. 

The fellows have close supervision in their outpatient clinics under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Maurice Cerulli, Dr. Simmy Bank and Dr. Edna Khodadian. The fellows are also given six months of dedicated and protected research time to work with a faculty mentor. The fellow mentorship program consists of a series of organized sessions and conferences where the attending faculty and the fellows meet on a weekly or bi-monthly basis to discuss various topics and review the literature. These sessions include:

  • Pathology conference
  • Journal club
  • M&M conference
  • Research conference
  • Pathophysiology conference
  • EUS conference
  • Radiology conference
  • GI board review
  • Liver pathology conference
  • Inter-hospital case conferences
  • GI tumor board
  • IBD case conference
  • Endoscopy case conference
  • Liver case conference 

In addition, GI grand rounds occur once a month and the NYSGE occurs once a month. There is also constant mentoring and teaching of the fellows, residents and medical students during the inpatient rotations. During this time, the fellows are taught directly how to perform endoscopy, interpret radiology studies, and diagnose and treat patients. Management and quality are discussed at length.

Fellowships
The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Northwell Health provides trainees with the educational and experiential elements needed to become a fully trained consultative gastroenterologist. All of the faculty members are actively engaged in teaching medical students, medicine interns, residents, and gastrointestinal fellows in the Department of Medicine. Teaching consists of didactic lectures on all branches of gastroenterology, including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, liver, pancreas, and peritoneum.
The Division of Gastroenterology at Lenox Hill Hospital, part of Northwell Health, offers a comprehensive three-year fellowship program for physicians who have recently completed a three-year internal medicine residency program. The purpose of the program is to provide outstanding education in all areas of gastroenterology so that upon completion, the graduate may fulfill all aspects of the title Consultant in Gastroenterology.
The pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship program at Cohen Children's Medical Center is a fully accredited ACGME fellowship training program. Eight pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition attending physicians provide fellows with the clinical, didactic and research guidance necessary for comprehensive training in the field of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. The program provides a progressive educational experience that includes development of procedural skills, responsibility for patient care and participation in research.
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