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Children’s National Hospital offers a three-year fellowship training program in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.  We accept two fellows each year.

Expectations of the program are to:

  • Provide an environment in which the fellow will gain experience evaluating and treating a variety of gastrointestinal conditions
  • Allow the fellow to develop the knowledge and skills to manage these conditions independently
  • Foster an environment of intellectual curiosity

Expectations of the fellow are to:

  • Become proficient in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders
  • Become competent in procedures used to diagnosis and manage gastrointestinal disease
  • Produce a mentored work product based on basic or clinical research under the guidance of a mentor and scholarship oversight committee
  • Develop and refine skills in the six ACGME core competencies

Clinical activities are based at the main campus of Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Children’s National provides services for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and we frequently care for referral patients from the mid-Atlantic, throughout the nation and around the world. This ensures a busy and diverse inpatient, outpatient and procedure experience. The fellowship program is fully accredited and provides a rich and varied experience because of its many educational, advocacy and research opportunities. The education and research aspects of the program are strengthened by our partnership with the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Pediatric Intestinal and Liver Transplant Program at Georgetown University and close links with allied agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.

The faculty holds academic appointments at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Children's National is the primary pediatric training site for GWU and Howard University medical students.

Fellows rotate on two inpatient services: Gastroenterology (GI) and intestinal rehabilitation/liver (IRL). The first year of fellowship focuses on clinical training, while the second and third years emphasize basic science, translational or clinical research.