Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship

The division is strongly committed to training the next generation of academic physician-investigators. As evidence of this commitment, a substantial proportion of our recent trainees’ transition from their training at UCSF to prominent roles at academic institutions and in industry, including leadership positions in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition across the United States. More than 70% of graduates from our UCSF Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition remain productive researchers and academic leaders in their respective fields. We aim to train talented and dedicated young physicians to become independent and productive scientific investigators, and recent graduates have been successful in progressing along academic career development pathways.

Trainees at UCSF, one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, can draw on the expertise of renowned investigators within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and in other UCSF departments and research units. Applicants are also encouraged to access the Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS), Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and Advanced Training in Clinical Research to explore the breadth and depth of this strong institutional commitment to basic and translational investigation in human diseases. Our Division has had an NIH-funded training program in Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition since 1973. The program allows trainees the opportunity to work with members throughout the UCSF campus and affiliated institutions (e.g., UC Berkeley), utilizing the immense resources and faculty of this world-renowned university.

Fellows typically have one year of intensive clinical training followed by 2-3 years of research training in basic, clinical or translational research. Our program encourages four years of fellowship for individuals interested in developing an academic career as a physician scientist.

We are particularly pleased to also offer the certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in liver transplantation and liver disease as a 4th year fellowship option. This allows our fellows to focus specifically on advanced training in liver disease and liver transplant as part of their training. For qualifying trainees, an additional non-ACGME year of training is supported to spark development of an independent research program.