Visiting IBD Fellow Program
*** 2015-2016 Application now available***
Final Chance to Apply !
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:
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Massachusetts General Crohn's & Colitis Center
- Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
- Mt. Sinai Medical Center
- University of California at San Francisco
- University of Chicago Medical Center
- University of North Carolina
- University of Pittsburgh
*Host centers subject to change.
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 2015-2016 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 the selected physicians and their home institutions for the:
2014-2015 Visiting IBD Fellowship Program
|Visiting IBD Fellow||Home Institution||Hosting Physician||Host IBD Institution|
|Dr. Aamir Dam||Albany Medical Center||Dr. David Rubin||University of Chicago|
|Dr. Akriti Dewanwala||University at Buffalo, SUNY||Dr. Bo Shen||Cleveland Clinic Foundation|
|Dr. Animesh Jain||John Hopkins University||Dr. Kim Issacs||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Dr. Brent Lacey||Naval Medical Center San Diego||Dr. Miguel Regueiro||University of Pittsburgh|
|Dr. Borko Nojkov||William Beaumont Hospital||Dr. David Rubin||University of Chicago|
|Dr. Jennifer Katz||Montefiore Medical Center||Dr. Thomas Ullman||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Johnathan Wysocki||Tulane University-School of Medicine||Dr. Darrell Pardi||Mayo Clinic|
|Dr. Jonathan Mazurek||Beth Israel Medical Center||Dr. Thomas Ullman||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Khadija Chaudrey||University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center||Dr. Vijay Yanik||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Dr. Maisa Abdalla||University of Rochester||Dr. Kim Issacs||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Dr. Martin Wolff||NYU-School of Medicine||Dr. Thomas Ullman||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Minesh Patel||University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center||Dr. Sherwin Rabizadeh
||Cedars Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Navya Kanuri||Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital||Dr. David Rubin||University of Chicago|
|Dr. Neal Patel||Georgia Regents University||Dr. Bo Shen||Cleveland Clinic Foundation|
|Dr. Olanma Okoji||St. Lukes- Roosevelt||Dr. Uma Mahadevan||University of California at San Francisco|
|Dr. Renee Beery-Marchioni||University of Connecticut||Dr. Vijay Yanik||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Dr. Sara Keihanian||University of Florida||Dr. Thomas Ullman||Mount Sinai Medical Center|
|Dr. Shaffer Mok||Cooper University Hospital||Dr. Darrell Pardi||Mayo Clinic|
"This experience was invaluable in helping me observe practice styles and management algorithms outside my own institution. Many of the "pearls" I learned in the approach to the IBD patient will be incorporated in how I practice medicine."
"This fellowship increased my fund of knowledge about IBD, gave me more confidence in treating difficult to manage IBD patients, and taught me how to manage treatment failures. The CCFA rotation is honestly one of my favorite experiences that I have ever had in my medical career so far. I came away with so many lessons about IBD, research, and how to manage a great IBD practice with an excellent collaborative team approach."
"The experience at thehost institution will prove invaluable to my future practice. I feel much more comfortable with managing difficult patients with refractory IBD and I now have experience with newer medications and managing techniques."
"I had a very positive experience and learned a lot about both new therapies for IBD, new techniques in endoscopy, and surgical management of patient's with IBD. I was able to witness chromoendoscopy which I found to be a beneficial technique I'd like to bring to my home institution. I also was able to use therapies such as natalizumab, tacrolimus, and cyclosporine which I had not used previously for IBD."
Deadline Extended: February 4, 2015 by (5 PM)
If you have any questions, please email Ebony Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-943-7412.
*Applications for the 2014-2015 program year are no longer being accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS! The 2015-2016 program year runs from August 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
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