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Education Programs

Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease Institute supports graduate medical education programs ranging from primary care to specialized advanced training fellowships.

Download our Digestive Disease Institute Fellowships fact sheet

Colorectal Surgery Fellowships
Residencies and fellowships for colorectal physicians.
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowships
Training opportunities in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.
General Surgery Residencies & Fellowships
Training young surgeons to a high level of clinical, academic, and systems competence.
Dietetic Internship
Opportunities for dietitians to train in the areas of nutrition therapy and more.

Continuing Medical Education

Upcoming Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Colorectal and General Surgery live events:

2014 WOCN Mideast Regional Conference (WOC’N ROLL)

Dates: October 2 - 4, 2014
Location: Marriott Cleveland Downtown at Key Center | Cleveland, OH

Featuring live surgery case by Feza H. Remzi, MD!

This year’s annual conference will include didactic lectures and presentations from nurses specializing in wound, ostomy and continence. Topics that will be covered include management of fistulae, stoma sites, surgical method of wound closure ad well as discussion of professional development and everyday challenges for WOC nurses.

9th Annual Obesity Summit 

Science and Practice of Obesity Management

Dates: October 2 - 3, 2014
Location:InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center | Cleveland, OH

Join us for an engaging learning experience to understand the link between science and patient care! The Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit attracts a diverse mix of health care practitioners interested in discussing innovative solutions to the causes of obesity, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches. This Summit features innovative sessions designed to engage you with colleagues as well as interactive workshops, a meet-the-professor luncheon, and question and answer sessions.

International Symposium

Prevention and Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery

Date: October 17 - 18, 2014
Locations: InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center | Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Clinic Simulation and Advanced Skills Center

Featuring a hands-on skills workshop including endoscopic stent placement, suturing, stapling, sealing, buttressing, and reinforcement techniques and more!

This Symposium features internationally respected experts discussing a broad spectrum of bariatric complications, from minor to life threatening. Emphasis will be placed on prevention and early evaluation and management of typical and rare complication of bariatric surgery with practical application of evidence-based clinical medicine.

50th Annual Gastroenterology Update

The Golden Age From 1965-2014

Date: November 6 - 7, 2014
Locations: InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center | Cleveland, Ohio

Join us in celebrating 50 years! Reconnect with Alumni, colleagues and friends! This course addresses developments in research, clinical trials, techniques, and treatments, providing gastrointestinal (GI) clinicians the opportunity to stay abreast of the information and interpret its impact on clinical practices, thus improving the quality of patient care. Featuring unique cases, in addition to the advances in diagnosis and treatment of GI disorders, challenge GI practitioners to remain up-todate on the most current data.

Are You Prepared to Lead?

The competencies needed to lead and manage differ from those needed to be a successful physician. If you're positioned to help lead your organization, take advantage of this opportunity to acquire skills and insights into the business of healthcare excellence from top executives at Cleveland Clinic. Two-week and three-day programs are available.

Obtain CME Credit Online:

For future CME courses, please visit The Center for Continuing Education:

Surgery Grand Rounds:

Interested in a Surgery Grand Rounds presentation by a Cleveland Clinic staff member at your facility? Contact Charmaine Jones at or 216.444.0912 to schedule or for more information.

View the attached brochure for a complete listing of available topics.

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Call us for an Appointment

To find a digestive specialist for your needs, contact the Digestive Disease Institute at 216.444.7000 (or toll-free 1.800.223.2273, ext. 47000)

Same-day Appointments

To arrange a same-day visit, call 216.444.7000

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

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