Advanced Fellowships

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Advanced Fellowship

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center of the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is one of the largest programs in the U.S., offering a multidisciplinary complement of clinical care to a large patient cohort, all supported by a translational research program centered on precision medicine and diverse epidemiology as well as IBD genetics. The UPMC IBD Center has initiated the first IBD subspecialty medical home in the nation, Total Care-IBD, in partnership with the UPMC Health Plan.

The UPMC IBD Center offers a one-year, non-accredited fellowship opportunity for gastroenterologists interested in advanced study in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis diagnosis, disease management, and clinical and translational research. This program is geared toward an academic appointment, though the training experience will be adapted to individual goals and interests.

Key features of the UPMC IBD Advanced Fellowship opportunity include:

  • IBD faculty thought leaders with excellent and experienced support team.
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations with:
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Radiology
    • Visceral Inflammation & Pain (VIP) Center
  • Large research database with immediate clinical and translational research applications, including associations with IBD genetics.
  • Cutting edge subspecialty IBD medical home experience through Total Care-IBD.
  • Unique and large IBD patient population, complemented by an independent inpatient IBD service and collaborations with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute.
  • Educational involvement with IBD LIVE, a weekly, interactive, online med-surg physician case discussion series among 25+ east coast academic centers, and a weekly IBD Journal Club.

The successful candidate will be hired as an instructor of medicine with the University of Pittsburgh | UPMC Division of Gastroentrology, Hepatology and Nutrition.  While education, research and clinical time will be the priority for this training program, the advanced fellow will also be responsible for eight (8) weeks of attending on an inpatient gastroenterology hospital service.

CLICK HERE to view a flyer describing opportunities with the University of Pittsburgh IBD Advanced Fellowship Program, including application instructions.

Advanced IBD Fellowship
Program Director:

Marc Schwartz, MD
(412) 647-4194
mbs53@pitt.edu

Endoscopy Advanced Fellowship
Program Director:

Jennifer S. Chennat, MD
(412) 578-9424
chennatjs@upmc.edu

Medical Pancreatology 
Program Director:

Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH
(412) 864-7078
yadavd@upmc.edu

Fellowship Coordinator:

Kim Luketic
(412) 864-7071
kil6@pitt.edu

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Hepatology and Nutrition

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