The Division of Gastroenterology (GI) of the University of Pennsylvania is a premier program that is committed to excellence in patient care, education, and research. The training program, originally founded in 1929 by T. Grier Miller, M.D., has played a major role in training academic gastroenterologists throughout the world. The University of Pennsylvania offers a combined training program in Gastroenterology, incorporating the resources at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), and the VA Medical Center. The combined program provides access to approximately 1,500 hospital beds with outstanding faculty, fellows, and house staff. The GI division has modern research facilities for state-of-the-art studies in molecular and cell biology, genetics, immunology, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry. In addition, there are outstanding clinical research programs in epidemiology, inflammatory bowel disease, GI oncology, viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, upper GI motility and physiology, among others.  Interested parties are invited to peruse the Gastroenterology Fellowship Manual (PDF) for information about the specifics of the program.

The fundamental goal of the University of Pennsylvania GI fellowship program is to train fellows for eventual careers in academic medicine as physician-scientists with a focus in basic science, epidemiology/health services or patient-oriented research. Graduates of the fellowship program have done extremely well in acquiring academic faculty positions and NIH grants.

There are currently 3 fellowship tracks: the basic science track, the Master of Science clinical epidemiology track (MSCE), and the clinician-educator track.

Applications to the GI fellowship program are accepted through ERAS beginning July 1 and are reviewed in the order that they are received. Thus, early completion of your ERAS application, including all reference letters, is strongly advised

Program Leadership

Jan-Michael Klapproth, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Dr. Marina Serper, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Dr. George A. Makar, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

James C. Reynolds, MD
Professor of Clinical MEdicine
Chief of Gastroenterology

Program contact information

Monica Rollerson
Fellowship Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
PCAM, South Pavilion, 7th Floor
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4311
215-662-4301
gifellowship@uphs.upenn.edu
monica.rollerson@uphs.upenn.edu

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