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Fellowship in Gastroenterology at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ)

The Fellowship in Gastroenterology at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ) 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.

Fellows have weekly teaching conferences in radiology, pathology, endoscopy, pathophysiology, hepatology, hepatic pathology, and endoscopic ultrasound as well as journal clubs, morbidity and mortality conferences, inter-hospital case presentations, and grand rounds. The fellows have close supervision in their outpatient clinics under the guidance and mentorship of our renowned faculty and are also given six months of dedicated and protected research time to work with a faculty mentor.

The full-time staff is on duty for consultations on a rotation basis monthly throughout the year when graduate fellows, residents, and students can discuss patient problems with them. The more formal teaching sessions consist of grand rounds, alternating monthly between North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, a long multi-purpose grand round for all the full-time staff, fellows, and elective residents and students.

Graduate fellows and the full-time staff are encouraged to go to visiting lectures at the New York Gastroenterological Society, the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, or the Long Island Gastroenterological Association and are required to attend at least one of the national meetings (e.g., for the American Gastroenterological Association or the American College of Gastroenterology).

Teaching techniques on special investigations such as endoscopy, motility, 24-hour pH monitoring, and radiology are, of course, continuous throughout the three-year program and are available to other divisions for anyone who might be interested. 

Our clinicians, educators and researchers are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care, while continually pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

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Application process

Applicants interested in the gastroenterology training program at Northwell Health should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allow applications starting July 1.

No applications are reviewed after Oct. 1.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • A personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Photograph
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

Only applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited residency program are qualified for this program. 


Program director

Larry Sherwin Miller, MD

Chief of Division - Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chief of Division - Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Assistant Program Director

Matthew James Whitson, MD

Specialties: Gastroenterology