Fellows are exposed to the full range of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional problems, including:

  • Acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Acute and chronic liver failure
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bile duct and gall bladder disorders
  • Celia disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance
  • Chronic cholestatic disorders
  • Chronic constipation
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
  • Failure-to-thrive and nutritional problems
  • Functional abdominal pain and dyspepsia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Metabolic and genetic liver diseases
  • Motility disorders
  • Neonatal cholestasis
  • Peptic acid diseases
  • Parenteral and enteral nutrition management
  • Post-transplant cases
  • Short gut syndrome
  • Vomiting disorders
  • Obesity, Healthy Lifestyles
  • G-tube feeds, care
  • Nutritional therapy/ketogenic diet/anti-inflammatory diet
  • Other issues and disorders

Clinical Training and Research

First Year:

  • The first year of the fellowship is devoted primarily to clinical training, including mastering endoscopic skills, managing complex inpatient cases and education.
  • The aim of the first year of fellowship is to acquire clinical proficiency in management of the complex inpatient and outpatient cases. The inpatient service will provide ample opportunity to gain confidence in performing procedures.
  • Inpatient Services: 8 months
  • Research and Procedural time: 4 months
  • It is expected that the first-year fellow will develop a research plan at the end of first year and find a faculty mentor for the project. In the spring of the first year, the fellow will present his or her research plans to the Scholarly Oversight Committee for advice and approval. The Oversight committee will systematically monitor the fellow's progress during the next two years, assuring the fellow’s appropriate progress and success.

Second Year:

  • The second is devoted to either clinical or basic research activities, continuity clinics and limited inpatient care.
  • As a main goal, fellows work to present research results at national meeting and submit for publication. The Pediatric Gastroenterology and Research Laboratory is available for conducting bench research. In addition, second- and third-year fellows gain mastery of procedural skills. They will rotate for one to two months in the inpatient service and follow their patients in the continuity clinic.

Third Year

  • During the third year of fellowship, the fellows will do a monthlong rotation in hepatology and transplant, which can be done either at the Miami Intestinal and Liver Transplant Center in Miami, FL under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Garcia, or at the Advent Health Transplant Institute in Orlando, FL under the supervision of Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta.
  • Fellows can pursue electives in the pathology and radiology departments as well.