The mission of the University of Maryland Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship program is to train exceptional clinicians, researchers, and educators. Comprehensive training is provided in the care of complex gastrointestinal and liver disorders as well as intensive instruction in endoscopy.

A robust didactic schedule augments fellow education and further fosters an environment of inquiry. Individualized mentoring and access to structured education in research offers fellows the opportunity to advance their scholarly interests and skills. Our dedicated and approachable faculty have notable expertise in specialized areas including inflammatory bowel disease, interventional endoscopy, transplant hepatology, and motility.

Fellows gain experience in caring for patients in a quaternary care academic hospital which also functions as a safety net hospital for the West Baltimore community, a VA, and a community hospital, preparing them to thrive in any clinical setting. Completion of this ACGME-accredited fellowship provides board eligibility and prepares graduates for a career in academic medicine or clinical practice.

Training Tracks

Subspeciality Training

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Seema Patil, MD, Program Director

Our fellows train in a collegial, supportive, and fun environment. Fellow feedback on further development of the program is greatly valued and regularly solicited. Our attention to fellow wellness is evident from how schedules are organized and how life events are celebrated.

Although welcome cookouts, fellow dinners, and parties have been traded for masks and virtual “happy hours” this year, the department will be unwavering in their commitment to staying connected to work family.

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