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Seema Patil, MD, Program Director

The mission of the University of Maryland Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship program is to train exceptional clinicians, researchers, and educators. Fellows receive a comprehensive training in the care of complex gastrointestinal and liver disorders. They undergo intensive instruction in endoscopy. Our robust didactic schedule augments their education and further fosters an environment of inquiry.

Strong mentoring and access to structured education in research provide fellows the opportunity to advance their research interests and skills. Our dedicated and collegial faculty have notable expertise in specialized areas including inflammatory bowel disease, interventional endoscopy, transplant hepatology, and motility.Our fellows gain experience in caring for patients in a tertiary care academic hospital, a VA, and a community hospital, preparing them to practice in multiple settings. We offer multiple training tracks:

The ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship includes training in the following areas. For more details, please see the training page.

  • General GI Consults
  • Hepatology/Transplant Consults
  • IBD Consults
  • Advanced Endoscopy Consults
  • VA Consults
  • Midtown Consults
  • Endoscopy Rotation
  • Research Rotation
  • Elective Rotations
  • Outpatient Continuity Clinics
  • Night/Weekend Call

We invite you to explore the rest of our website, and submit an ERAS application to our program. For more information, please contact us at