Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Gastroenterology Fellowship Program


The Gastroenterology Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist is a three-year ACGME-accredited training program that provides a rigorous academic and clinical experience in the full range of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases. The fellowship training curriculum is comprised of clinical, research, and elective rotations and didactic sessions as described below.

Owing to the breadth of their inpatient and outpatient clinical experience, fellows will become confident consultants in all aspects of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders by completing their training. Additionally, our fellows perform a sufficient number of supervised procedures during their training to become proficient in all the endoscopic procedures required by the ACGME


Gastroenterology Inpatient Consultation Service

First-year fellows, usually paired with a more senior fellow, gain extensive clinical experience as consultants in gastroenterology on the inpatient service. In addition to consulting on patients with a broad spectrum of GI disorders, the fellows also see patients who require advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The inpatient consultation service is supervised by our general gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy attending faculty, who round with the fellows daily and supervise them when performing endoscopic procedures on their patients.

Hepatobiliary Inpatient Consultation Service

Fellows in all three years of training rotate on the inpatient hepatobiliary consult service. Supervised by an attending hepatologist and an advanced endoscopist, the fellows see diverse patients with liver and biliary concerns. In addition to performing routine endoscopic procedures on their patients under faculty supervision, the fellows also have the opportunity to participate in advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP and EUS.

Outpatient Rotations

The fellows spend most of their clinical time on rotations in the outpatient setting. A weekly half-day Continuity Clinic enables each fellow to follow a panel of patients through the three years of training and gain experience with the clinical course of chronic GI and liver conditions. During the Endoscopy rotation, the fellows perform endoscopic procedures under faculty supervision in the ambulatory endoscopy unit at the Center for Community Health (CCH). On the Ambulatory Care rotations, the fellows divide their time between ambulatory endoscopy at CCH and outpatient specialty clinics in general gastroenterology, hepatology, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Elective Rotations

In the second and third years of training, fellows have set electives in Colorectal Surgery as well as Nutrition and Bariatrics. Additionally, the fellows can schedule elective rotations in areas with a specific clinical interest (for example, inflammatory bowel disease or advanced endoscopy).

Research and Scholarship

Throughout the three years of training, fellows are expected to participate in scholarly activities under the direction and mentorship of the program faculty. Protected time is provided to allow trainees to focus their attention on research projects and other forms of scholarship (for example, quality improvement initiatives, curriculum development, or authoring book chapters). By the completion of training, fellows are expected to present their work either as a written publication or as an oral presentation or poster at a local or national scientific meeting.

Didactic Activities

Weekly Core Curriculum Conferences

On Wednesday mornings, the fellows and faculty participate in two one-hour teaching conferences. Each month the conferences focus on a different area in gastroenterology or hepatology. The conferences comprise a varied curriculum which includes the following: didactic lectures by faculty and fellows covering core topics, case-based presentations, clinical guideline discussions, journal clubs, radiology conferences and board review sessions.

Morbidity and Mortality / Quality Improvement Conference

The faculty and fellows meet quarterly to discuss quality metrics and review cases that highlight opportunities for enhancing high-quality patient care.

Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Conferences

Fellows participate in regularly scheduled multidisciplinary Gastroenterology and Liver Tumor Boards held in conjunction with the Radiology, Pathology, Surgery, Oncology, and Radiation Oncology departments. These conferences allow the fellows to participate in academic discussions of complex patients leading to consensus decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic care plans.

Research Meetings

Regular research meetings allow the fellows and faculty to stay abreast of the projects being pursued by other division members and provide constructive feedback and suggestions to each other regarding their work.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Case Conference

Fellows and faculty participate in the monthly Cornell-based multidisciplinary conference focused on the management of complex inflammatory bowel disease patients.

Cornell GI Grand Rounds

Thursday morning GI Grand Rounds at Cornell are broadcast to the NYP community via Zoom. Lectures feature local, national and international experts on diverse clinical topics covering the complete spectrum of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Cornell Liver Pathology Rounds

Weekly sessions via Zoom provide a forum for the fellows and faculty to review liver pathology specimens with an expert hepatic pathologist at Cornell.