Summary Description: The Division of Digestive and Liver Disease at Columbia University Medical Center is pleased to announce the inauguration of an advanced fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. As the IBD fellow, you will be exposed to large outpatient IBD practices, and will have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and translational research. You will work closely with an active IBD surgical program and gain expertise in radiology and pathology. In addition, you will be involved in the development of stool, blood, and tissue banks which are currently being established.The IBD fellow will be responsible for the coordination and presentation at monthly journal club and weekly IBD conference, and will be expected to attend monthly radiology and bimonthly pathology conference. Inpatient care, including management of severe ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease will also be a part of the fellowship. Ongoing clinical trials with an established research team will be available; however, individual research interests are encouraged and can be pursued. Depending on interest, a mentor will be assigned to you who will supervise your individual project. Fellows will be expected to present their original research at national conference, complete publication of their research, and write a clinical review paper. No specific antecedent research is necessary. Fellows will also have the opportunity to perform endoscopy and to follow their patients in clinic. Our goal is to train academic, clinical IBD specialists, who have been exposed to a wide variety of clinical situations.Responsibilities include clinical research and patient care.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be board certified/eligible gastroenterologists with subspecialty interest in IBD. Applicants must have completed a three-year accredited fellowship in gastroenterology and must be eligible to practice in the State of New York.
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