Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship

The educational mission of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Training Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center is to provide trainees with the experiences necessary to become academic pediatric gastroenterologists or hepatologists. To do this, we focus on a comprehensive clinical, procedural, research, and educational experience that will allow the trainee to develop the necessary skills to become a leader in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. This fellowship is fully accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and meets the training requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics for subspecialty certification in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

The three year fellowship program consists of 12 months of clinical education and 24 months of research experience. The first year of the program predominantly involves the acquisition of clinical and procedural skills and participation in teaching responsibilities, but also introduces the trainee to various aspects of clinical and basic research methodology. Over the next two years, there is increased time committed to research, while new teaching and administrative tasks are assumed. Some activities are common to all years of fellowship training. Throughout the three years, fellows are required to attend the key departmental, division, and joint fellowship conferences as part of their core educational experience. Administrative responsibilities include scheduling some of these educational activities and maintaining the teaching file for the ambulatory practice.  Following completion of the three-year fellowship, there is an opportunity for advanced training in Transplant Hepatology.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Lurie Children’s is committed to the education and professional development of its fellows. There are 15 full-time attending physicians in the division and all hold faculty appointments within the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  For more information about our Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Program, please download our brochure. The application process can be found on page 20.

Director

Jeffrey Brown, MD

Division Head

Barry K Wershil, MD

Contact Information

Corinne James
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue #65
Chicago, Illinois  60611
Phone: 312-227-4604
Fax: 312-227-9645