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Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Program Overview

Welcome to the Pediatric GI Fellowship of Cleveland Clinic Children’s!

We are a fully accredited three year program in compliance with guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). Successful completion of this program will guarantee eligibility for specialty boards and creates a solid foundation for a successful career in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Our fellowship program provides an innovative academic and clinical training to a new generation of leading Pediatric GI specialists. This is a comprehensive three year program which provides training in diagnostic, therapeutic and consultative skills.

We also have dedicated time devoted to the pursuit of research, academic and quality improvement projects throughout each year of training. Fellows are provided with an individualized Scholarship Oversight Committee which meets regularly to assist with the process of their projects. Fellows present their research in multiple forums including the annual Douglas S. Moodie M.D. Pediatric Research Day.

Our didactics are extensive and the fellows are the lead players in presenting in weekly department grand rounds and journal clubs. In addition to the Peds GI conferences they take part in a Global Fellowship Research Curriculum which includes a six part series on foundations of research and bioethics. They also have the opportunity to take part in many professional development programs through our Center for Leadership.

Our fellows are involved in all aspects of patient care within the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology. They are the primary care givers and consultants to a wide variety of patients and are given increased autonomy as they move through the program.

At Cleveland Clinic Children’s, we offer some of the most sophisticated and specialized tests needed to diagnoses many gastroenterology problems. We have a multidisciplinary approach to gastroenterology and hepatology. Our Pediatric Endoscopy suite and Infusion Center feature new generation HD endoscopes and monitors. Our team collaborates with other pediatric subspecialty providers, and we encourage patients and families to be active in all decision making. The active, living-related-donor, Liver Transplant Program, with a large section of Pediatric Nutritional Specialists is another team effort that we are extremely proud of here at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

Our department has recently been rated #10 in the US for Pediatric Gastroenterology by the U.S. News and World Report 2013-2014.

We are proud to have an active Living-related-donor Liver transplant program, along with a large section of Pediatric Nutritional Specialists.

Our large and specialized faculty includes eleven board certified pediatric gastroenterologist in areas ranging from fatty liver disease, GI motility disorders, IBD and advanced endoscopy. Two of our faculty members are editors of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, now in its fourth edition.

Our Staff

Our Fellows

Katharine Eng, MD - 2011-2014
Res: Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, CA

Nisha Patel, MD - 2011-2014
Res: New York Medical College
Westchester County, New York

Sophia Ali, MD - 2012-2015
Res: Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cleveland, Ohio

Vera Okwu, MD - 2012-2015
Res: Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cleveland, Ohio

Tony Anani, MD - 2013-2016
Res: Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cleveland, Ohio

Elizabeth Collyer, MD - 2013-2016
Res: Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Fellowship appointment includes competitive salary and full benefits including paid vacation, conference attendance, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, health and dental insurance, and malpractice insurance. Further information regarding benefits can be found at the GME homepage.

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Contact program coordinator, Sarah Spurbeck for more information spurbes@ccf.org .