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General Gastroenterology

The University of California San Diego Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited GI fellowship that is committed to excellence in patient care, education, and research. The fellowship program provides unrivaled clinical and research opportunities for its fellows. Please click here to apply.

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Advanced Endoscopy 

‚ÄčThis is a 12-month preceptor training program which includes training in EUS, ERCP, double balloon endoscopy, balloon thermal ablation of Barrett's, and cholangioscopy. There will be exposure to minimally invasive surgical procedures and clinical research is expected. The position is partially funded by clinical general GI work by the preceptor. A requirement for the program is that applicants must be able to obtain a California medical license before the start of their training. Please click here to apply.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

This is a 12-month postgraduate training program in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. To be eligible to apply to our program, applicants must have graduate from a three-year ACGME accredited gastroenterology training program, be board eligible or board certified in gastroenterology and obtain a California medical license. Candidates will be selected to interview based on their application, CV, letters of recommendations, academic achievements, clinical evaluations, and career goals. To apply, please click here.

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Transplant Hepatology

Candidates for Certification in Transplant Hepatology must have completed a three year ACGME accredited Gastroenterology fellowship, followed by an ACGME-accredited Transplant Hepatology fellowship. There is also a Transplant Hepatology Pilot Program during which advanced training can be incorporated during the third year of gastroenterology training. To apply, please click here.

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In addition to hepatology faculty, other physicians who will play an integral role in the training program:

  • Claude Sirlin, MD and Cynthia Santillan, MD are diagnostic radiologists who specialize in hepatobiliary imaging and both review imaging studies for the weekly Liver Cancer Group conference. Dr. Sirlin is also a recipient of NIH grant funding to support clinical research in hepatobiliary imaging.
  • Mark Valasek, MD serves as Hepatology's primary hepatopathologist and oversees the weekly hepatology conference.


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