The Weill Cornell Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology is a three-year program located at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The fellowship seeks to attract the best and brightest trainees who have an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine. Our fellowship program offers a full range of conferences and extensive interaction with highly skilled gastrointestinal pathologists, interventional and diagnostic radiologists, and surgeons. In addition, our fellows have the opportunity to work with and teach an outstanding group of Weill Cornell medical students and house officers. We currently accept four fellows into the program annually. To learn more about the program, watch our video on our Fellowship here.

First Year

General GI Consult: 6 months
Cornell Liver: 1 month
Advanced Endoscopy: 1 month
IBD: 1 month
Research: 1 month
Ambulatory Clinic: ½ day per week
Vacation: 1 month

Second Year

General GI Consult: 1 month
Cornell Liver: 1-2 months
Advanced Endoscopy: 1 month
IBD: 1 month
Research or Subspecialty Elective: 6 months
Ambulatory Clinic: ½ day per week
Vacation: 1 month

Third Year

General GI Consult: 1 month
Cornell Liver: 1-3 months
Advanced Endoscopy: 1 month
Motility: 1 month
Small Bowel: 1 month
Research: 6 months
Ambulatory Clinic: ½ day per week
Vacation: 1 month

The first year is largely consultative. Fellows maintain a weekly ambulatory patient practice from which they derive many of their outpatient procedures. Inpatient activities involve an active consult service, daily endoscopy, and a broad range of conferences. First-year fellows are on call an average of one weekend per month and one weeknight per week.

Second- and third-year fellows assume the remainder of the weeknight and weekend call. Six months of the second year of the fellowship is protected for participation in clinical or basic research. Third-year fellows continue the research projects developed and generated in their second year. They also have an opportunity to pursue specific areas of interest in inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, liver transplantation, and cancer screening and prevention.

Fellows are expected to be involved in basic or clinical research. Opportunities for basic research exist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Rockefeller University. The newly established Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease conducts pioneering investigations into the microbiome.

Fellows are expected to submit abstracts to local and national meetings, prepare original papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and develop clinical protocols under the tutelage of a faculty mentor.

There is a didactic program available for training in clinical investigation, involving course work in epidemiology, clinical trial study design, biostatistics, outcomes assessment, and ethics of research. Additionally, there are numerous master's programs offered in Clinical Research and Health Care Policy, which an interested fellow can obtain during the three-year fellowship.

You can also learn more about our Advanced Fellowship here.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Robert S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Chief

Andrew Crawford, Administrator
Tel: (646) 962-5629

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program

Carl Crawford, M.D., Program Director

Catherine Lowery, Administrative Coordinator

420 East 70th Street, Floor 4
Tel: (646) 962-4700
Fax: (646) 962-0110