Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Application Deadline

September 1

Length of Program

3 years

Program Start Date

July 9

Number of Positions Available

2 per year


The fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is a three-year, ACGME-accredited program committed to training the next generation of academic pediatric gastroenterologists. The program provides broad clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient medicine, excellent procedural training, in-depth didactics, as well as an outstanding environment for research. Fellows consult on a broad range of clinical gastrointestinal problems including inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, liver disorders, pancreatic disorders, motility and functional disorders, intestinal rehabilitation, and nutritional disorders.

Trainees benefit from the diverse clinical population seen at a major referral center, with consultations ranging from outpatient referrals to quaternary level inpatient care. Through numerous clinical and research conferences, fellows are exposed to the in-depth didactics necessary for up-to-date clinical care and research training. In addition to gaining proficiency in outpatient and inpatient pediatric gastroenterology, fellows are also provided extensive training in basic and advanced procedures.

Rigorous scholarly work is an integral component of the training experience, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers a wealth of opportunities. Fellows are expected to participate in basic, clinical, or translational investigative projects and to produce high quality scholarship under the close supervision of an established faculty mentor. Through regular committee meetings faculty members monitor and aid fellows in the progress of their scholarly endeavors. The majority of our fellows are supported by extramural funding including an NIH T32 Training Grant in Gastroenterology.

Learn about our current and past fellows here.

Mission Statement

We strive to guide our fellows as they develop into independent practitioners and scholars who will shape the field of pediatric gastroenterology. We work closely with each fellow to identify and cultivate his/her strengths and career goals, and to develop the clinical, procedural, and scholarly skills necessary to pursue a career as an academic pediatric gastroenterologist.

Program Goals

  • To guide fellows as they develop into independent practitioners and scholars who will shape the field of pediatric gastroenterology
  • To develop highly skilled clinicians capable of delivering care to a diverse pediatric patient population with a wide range of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and nutritional disorders
  • To promote scholarship in pediatric gastroenterology through a high-quality, mentored research experience
  • To foster compassion, caring, and professionalism with emphasis on well-being of fellows and faculty
  • To cultivate individual strengths, leadership skills, and career goals so that each graduate has a niche within the field of pediatric gastroenterology


Residents are employees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and affiliated with Columbia University Irving Medical Center. With these affiliations come many benefits!

How to Apply

Applications to our fellowship are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system. Materials are accepted starting in July for fellowship positions beginning the following year. Those who wish to apply must be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Please note that a completed application includes:

  • Completed ERAS forms
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one letter from the applicant's department chairman or residency director
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Additional information, such as USMLE transcript and photo, are recommended

Acceptances to the fellowship are made through the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Please refer to the NRMP website for details about the match submission deadline.

Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are equal opportunity employers; applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Please note that Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital do not sponsor H1B visa trainees.


Tyree Perez, MA
Fellowship Coordinator
Fax: (212) 342-5756

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Program

The advanced Pediatric Transplant Hepatology training program offers a 1 year position in NewYork-Presbyterian hospital under the leadership of 3 board certified Pediatric Transplant hepatologists and 3 dedicated Pediatric Liver Transplant surgeons.

The goal of the one-year program is to produce competent pediatric hepatologists who will develop into leaders in the field. The objective of the fellowship is to provide outstanding clinical and research training so that Board eligible pediatric gastroenterologist candidates become independent hepatology consultants and meet all eligibility criteria for the American Board of Pediatrics Transplant Hepatology Certificate of Added Qualification Examination. During the year of training our Pediatric Transplant Hepatology fellow will gain progressive clinical mastery in a broad range of clinical hepatology problems including a wide range of general acute and chronic hepatic diseases. Learn more about the Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship.