The Division of Digestive Diseases takes an active role in educating medical students, residents and fellows on the clinical and research aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and advanced endoscopy.
For medical students, we offer a number of fourth-year electives, covering nearly every aspect of digestive disease disorders. This includes participation in outpatient and inpatient consultation, endoscopic procedures, lectures, conferences and grand rounds.
Residents spend considerable time during their training rotating through inpatient and ambulatory GI wards, in addition to many other digestive diseases electives and training opportunities.
For those looking to enhance their training beyond residency, the Division of Digestive Diseases offers fellowship training programs in gastroenterology/hepatology and transplant hepatology.
The GI program is among the oldest fellowship programs in the United States and has a long and distinguished history of producing superbly trained specialists in digestive diseases. The program trains gastroenterologists and hepatologists who will maintain lifelong scholarly interests in the pathophysiology and treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders.
The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited training program closely affiliated with UC Health University Hospital, the only liver transplant center in southwestern Ohio.
The one-year fellowship program provides trainees who have already completed a GI fellowship with individualized experience in the management of pre- and post-transplant patients, care of patients with end-stage liver disease and fulminant hepatic failure, assessment of the candidacy of patients for liver transplantation and performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (e.g., liver biopsy, EGD with band ligation of varices). Training during the 3rd year of GI fellowship is also possible under the auspices of an experimental program supported by the ABIM and the AASLD in which we participate.