The Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program is designed to provide training for either a career in clinical practice or academic gastroenterology.
During the three years of fellowship, a total of at least 12 months is available for the performance of research and electives. The rest of the fellowship period is spent in gaining experience in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in the two institutions.
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All fellows receive extensive training and experience in the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopies and colonoscopies and endoscopic retrograde pancreatography. Two outpatient clinics a week are held in which fellows follow patients for the duration of the fellowship under the supervision of attending physicians.
- Clinical research encompassing areas of interest to the gastroenterology division including the following: Hepatitis C, health care delivery issues, fatty liver, and complications of liver disease.
- Basic research areas of interest are: intermediate metabolism in liver disease, body composition measurement, pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy, hormonal nutritional and metabolic alterations in liver disease, mechanisms of Hepatitis C, fat and alcohol liver injury and treatment of viral hepatitis.
Fellows receive four weeks of vacation in addition to four floating holidays. Health, life, dental, malpractice and vision care insurance are included in the benefits package. Uniforms and recreational facilities are available free of charge. Close-in parking is available at a nominal charge. Automatic banking is available in the hospital. Medical health and counselling services are available from staff physicians.
Kevin Mullen, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
2012 Fellowship Applications
Application Deadline: Closed