Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

The fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center is a 3-year, ACGME-accredited program committed to training the next generation of academic pediatric gastroenterologists. The program provides a broad clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient medicine, excellent procedural training, in-depth didactics as well as outstanding opportunities for research.

Fellows manage patients with a broad range of gastroenterological problems including inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, intestinal rehabilitation, liver, pancreatic 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. Numerous daily conferences provide the strong didactics that are necessary for up-to-date clinical care and research training.

Research is an emphasized component of the training experience, and Columbia University offers a wealth of research opportunities. Fellows are expected to participate in basic, clinical or translational investigative projects and to produce high quality research during their second and third years under the close supervision of an established faculty mentor. The majority of our fellows are supported by extramural funding including a Pediatric Scientist Development Award from the American Medical School Pediatric Department Chairmen, with funding from NICHD, and an NIH T32 Training Grant in Gastroenterology.

Our division consists of 21 full-time faculty. We are the largest program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, with the busiest liver and intestinal transplant program for children, in the tri-state area. Highlights of the division include outstanding clinical and research programs in celiac disease, motility and neurogastroenterology, liver disease and transplantation, and global nutrition.

The goal of the training program is that by the completion of the three years of training the fellow will have received excellent clinical and procedural training as well as the strong research background necessary to pursue a career as an academic gastroenterologist. Click here to read the full list of fellowship goals.

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


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