Visiting IBD Fellow Program
Applications for the 2017-2018 program year is now open.*
* Applications for the 2017-2018 are currently being accepted. Click HERE to download the application form.
The 2017-2018 program year will run from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbvie and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. If you have any questions, please email Anzee Sherap at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Visiting IBD Fellow program accepts qualified gastroenterology 2nd & 3rd year** fellows for a one-month, (most) expenses-paid observation at a leading IBD center. This highly competitive fellow program offers you exposure in treating and managing IBD patients.
By participating, you will:
- Improve your IBD skills by following a standard curriculum designed by expert faculty with real-world experience.
- Be exposed to clinical practices employed at leading IBD Centers.
- Share evidence-based and expert opinion-based approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD.
Download the current curriculum by clicking link - CCFA Visiting IBD Fellowsip Curriculum
Download the current reading list by clicking link - CCFA Professional Education Reading List 2016
Programs are held at these CCFA IBD Visiting Fellow Centers * throughout the country:
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Massachusetts General Crohn's & Colitis Center
- Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
- Mt. Sinai Medical Center
- Northwestern University
- University of California at San Francisco
- University of Chicago Medical Center
- University of North Carolina
- University of Pittsburgh
*CCFA IBD VIsiting Fellow Centers are subject to change.
**Are you an advanced fellow and want to learn more about other advanced fellowship training opportunities? Download the attached listing of programs in the United States: Advanced Fellowship Opportunities
Interested in becoming a CCFA IBD Visiting Fellow Center? We welcome interested IBD centers to apply to become a host institution for the Visiting IBD Fellowship program. Please note that we have already secured for the 2016-2017 cycle and are not currently anticipating expanding the program due to the limited number of fellows supported through the program, but we welcome your institution to apply and your application will be kept on file for future consideration.
The Visiting IBD Fellow program is designed for 2nd and 3rd year gastrointestinal (GI) fellows who express an interest in learning more about IBD—irrespective of their plans to be in private practice or stay in academics. Ideally, the program targets GI fellows who are at centers that do not have IBD-specific curricula or a sufficient volume of patients for training. .
This highly-competitive program has limited space and is open to GI Fellows interested in either adult or pediatric IBD. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America will pay some of your program-related expenses, including travel and accommodations. The 2016-2017 program is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc., Janssen Services, LLC, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Participant selection criteria include the following:
- Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited fellowship training program within the U.S. at the time of application and at the time of scheduled rotation.
- Candidates employed by a participating host institution may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but candidates from other programs will receive priority.
- Candidates should express a specific interest in IBD education for a future career (not necessarily IBD specialty or academics).
- Candidates should have the full support of their program director for time away from the candidate's home institution for the duration of the program.
The Visiting IBD Fellows represent the best and brightest applicants from the gastroenterology fellow community.
Congratulations to the selected physicians and their home institutions for the:
2016-2017 Visiting IBD Fellowship Program
|Visiting IBD Fellow||Home Institution||Hosting Physician||CCFA IBD Visiting Fellow Centers|
|Dr. Abbas Rupawala||University of Massachusetts Medical Center||Dr. Miguel Regueiro||University of Pittsburgh|
|Dr. Alexander Levy||Tufts Medical Center||Dr. Leonard Baidoo||Northwestern University|
|Dr. Andrew Chao||University of California at Davis||Dr. Darrell Pardi||Mayo Clinic|
|Dr. Arieda Gjikopulli||Nemours/Al Dupont Hospital for Children||Dr. Marla Dubinsky||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Avantika Singh||The Children's Hospital at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center||Dr. Shervin Rabizadeh||Cedars Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Christine Boumitri||University of Missouri-Columbia||Dr. Vijay Yajnik||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Dr. Edward Stickle||Naval Medical Center San Diego||Dr. Kim Isaacs||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|Dr. Erin Forster||University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital||Dr. Bo Shen||Cleveland Clinic Foundation|
|Dr. Fazia Mir||University of Missouri-Columbia||Dr. Darrell Pardi||Mayo Clinic|
|Dr. Helen Lee||Allegheny Health||Dr. Bo Shen||Cleveland Clinic Foundation|
|Dr. Jagrati Mathur||University of California, San Francisco (Fresno)||Dr. Thomas Ullman||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Kayci Huff-Hardy||UT Southwestern||Dr. Thomas Ullman
||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Kelly Cushing||Washington University||Dr. Thomas Ullman||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Kunjal Gandhi||Thomas Jefferson University Hospital||Dr. Vijay Yajnik||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Dr. Laura Frado||University of Rochester Medical Center||Dr. Vijay Yajnik||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Dr. Lauren Mullinax||Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC||Dr. Marla Dubinsky||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Maithili Chitnavis||University of Virginia||Dr. Uma Mahadevan||University of California San Francisco|
|Dr. Mark Salem||Baylor College of Medicine||Dr. Uma Mahadevan||University of California San Francisco|
|Dr. Meghan Gilroy||University of Utah Health Care||Dr. Kim Isaacs||University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill|
|Dr. Nikiya Asamoah||Loyola University Medical Center||Dr. David Rubin||University of Chicago|
|Dr. Oforbuike Ewelukwa||University of Florida||Dr. David Rubin||University of Chicago|
|Dr. Parth Parekh||Tulane University School of Medicine||Dr. Thomas Ullman||Mounti Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Robert Frankel||Yale University School of Medicine||Dr. Miguel Regueiro||University of Pittsburgh|
|Dr. Stephen Berger||Emory University School of Medicine||Dr. Leonard Baidoo||Northwestern University|
|Dr. Vu Nguyen||Virginia Tech Carillion Clinic||Dr. Darrell Pardi||Mayo Clinic|
"This experience was invaluable to my practice. I learned how to better manage challenging IBD patients including those who failed anti-TNF therapy, had pouch problems, associated PSC, or recent malignancy in the setting of immunosuppressants. More importantly, my interaction with the faculty and advanced IBD fellow allowed me to have a better understanding of the challenges and/or opportunities in academic IBD and confirmed my desire to pursue this field."
"This experience has allowed experience and training in nuanced management of both common and rare challenges of outpatient IBD. Furthermore, it has underscored the value and positioning/benefits of referral to an IBD center and how to more effectively utilize these referral networks."
"This was an extremely valuable experience to me as a fellow and gastroenterologist. It was inspiring to follow some of the top physicians in the field and witness first hand their practice style and how they work through any clinical dilemma. It has inspired me to pursue IBD care as a primary career focus and has shaped a different thought process in approaching the complicated patient with IBD. "