Advanced Fellowships

Medical Pancreatology Advanced Fellowship

The Medical Pancreaticobiliary and Surgical Oncology teams at UPMC are recognized both nationally and internationally.  These multidisciplinary teams partner with colleagues in Abdominal Imaging, Pathology, Pain Medicine, Behavioral Services, and Medical and Radiation Oncology to provide outstanding care to patients with all forms of pancreatobiliary diseases.  

A unique aspect of the UPMC Pancreas Center of Excellence is the dedicated Medical Pancreatobiliary Inpatient Consult service which is staffed by pancreatologists and therapeutic endoscopists, who co-manage patients with complementary services.  Our pancreas group is highly active in research activities that span epidemiology, clinical, genetic, translational and basic science studies.  Several key faculty members have established research programs funded through extramural funding.  Our investigators are either leading or participating in virtually all of the current national multicenter studies and trials in pancreas medicine.

The UPMC Pancreas Center of Excellence provides an excellent opportunity for applicants who have completed their fellowship in Gastroenterology and who want to pursue an academic career in Medical Pancreatology.  The program is designed to allow for career development of the prospective applicant(s) who can contribute to the rich clinical and research resources within the Division and University.  Additional academic information about the Division’s pancreas and biliary care may be found at: https://dom.pitt.edu/gi/centers-institutes/pancreasbiliary/.

The program’s one year of training may be tailored with varying combinations of exposure in the following areas:

  • Clinical services – Inpatient PB Service Rotation
  • Outpatient PB Clinics
  • Pathology
  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Pain Clinic
  • UPMC Gut-Brain Health Program
  • High-risk Cancer Clinic

Several conferences compliment medical pancreatology clinical training, including the weekly patient care conference focused on pancreatobiliary cases, a multidisciplinary pancreas cancer conference, weekly GI Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, a monthly multi-institutional case conference (PB Live), and the annual, international PancreasFest conference.  

In addition to pursuing research activities of his/her interest, the fellow will have an opportunity to partner in ongoing research in the Pancreas program.

When appropriate and needed, the Medical Panreatology Fellowship may be extended to two years to generate preliminary data for future research projects and continued academic development.

For questions, please contact Kim Luketic at kil6@pitt.edu or Dhiraj Yadav, MD MPH at yadavd@upmc.edu.

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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