Visiting IBD Fellow Program

Apply for our Visiting IBD Fellow Program

Our Visiting IBD Fellow program accepts qualified gastroenterology 2nd & 3rd year  fellows for a one-month, all-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 IBD Centers of Excellence.
  • Share evidence-based and expert opinion-based approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD.

Programs are held at these leading IBD Centers* throughout the country:

*Host centers subject to change.

Program Details

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 for all of your program-related expenses, including travel, accommodations, and meals. The 2014-2015 program is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc. and  Janssen Services, LLC.

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 these 2013-2014  physicians and their home institutions.


Visiting IBD Fellow Home Institution Hosting Physician Host IBD Institution
Dr. Benjamin Levy Lousiana State University-New Orleans Dr. David Rubin University of Chicago
Dr. Berkeley Limketkai John Hopkins University Dr. Thomas Ullman Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Bradley Morganstern Stony Brook University Medical Center Dr. Uma Mahadevan University of California at SF
Dr. Jeffrey Basile Duke University Medical Center Dr. David Rubin University of Chicago
Dr. Matthew Bohm Indiana University Dr. Bret Lashner Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Dr. Preetika Sinh University of Kansas Medical Center Dr. Miguel Regueiro University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Rebecca Matro Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Dr. Kim Isaacs University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Shilpa Ravella University of Illnois at Chicago Medical Center Dr. Vijay Yajnik Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Sidhartha Sinha Stanford Dr. Darrell Pardi Mayo Clinic
Dr. Sirvart Kassabian Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital Dr. Marla Dubinsky Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Read our Testimonials

Here are what recent Fellows have said about the program:

"I would recommend this very Fellowship highly. It is a great concentrated learning experience. Being with knowledgeable faculty at a specialty center allows one to see management of difficult cases in an efficient manner."

"The Fellowship is highly valuable. I know I will be a much better physician to my IBD patients."

"It has solidified my decision to pursue a career in IBD specialty."


The application period for the 2014-2015 program year

is CLOSED! *


If you have any questions, please email Ebony Brown at ebrown@ccfa.org or call 646-943-7412.

*Applications will no longer be accepted.  NO EXCEPTIONS !

Advanced Fellowship Opportunities: Want to learn more about other advanced fellowship training opportunities?  Download the attached listing of programs in the United States: Advanced Fellowship Opportunities