Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition


The fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is a three-year, ACGME-accredited program committed to training the next generation of academic pediatric gastroenterologists. The program provides broad clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient medicine, excellent procedural training, in-depth didactics, as well as an outstanding environment for research. Fellows consult on a broad range of clinical gastrointestinal problems including inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, liver disorders, pancreatic disorders, motility and functional disorders, intestinal rehabilitation, and nutritional disorders. Trainees benefit from the diverse clinical population seen at a major referral center, with consultations ranging from outpatient referrals to quaternary level inpatient care. Through numerous clinical and research conferences, fellows are exposed to the in-depth didactics necessary for up-to-date clinical care and research training. In addition to gaining proficiency in outpatient and inpatient pediatric gastroenterology, fellows are also provided extensive training in basic and advanced procedures. Rigorous scholarly work is an integral component of the training experience, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers a wealth of opportunities. Fellows are expected to participate in basic, clinical, or translational investigative projects and to produce high quality scholarship under the close supervision of an established faculty mentor. Through regular committee meetings faculty members monitor and aid fellows in the progress of their scholarly endeavors. The majority of our fellows are supported by extramural funding including an NIH T32 Training Grant in Gastroenterology.

Mission Statement

We strive to guide our fellows as they develop into independent practitioners and scholars who will shape the field of pediatric gastroenterology. We work closely with each fellow to identify and cultivate his/her strengths and career goals, and to develop the clinical, procedural, and scholarly skills necessary to pursue a career as an academic gastroenterologist.

Program Goals

  • Acquire subspecialty-specific knowledge and experience required to become an exemplary academic leader.
  • Promote progressive independence and confidence for lifelong learning.
  • Foster compassion, caring, and professionalism.
  • Cultivate strengths and career goals.
  • Develop skills necessary to pursue a respected career as an academic gastroenterologist.

Applications for our fellowship program are accepted through the National Resident Matching Program (


Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship
Sarah Shrager Lusman, MD

Fellowship Coordinator
Tyree Perez, M.A.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Columbia Medical Center
622 West 168th St., PH17-105I
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 342-2962
Fax: (212) 342-5756