Thank you for your interest in this advanced training program in hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. This is the first GI fellowship of its kind in the world.
Cleveland Clinic’s Sanford R. Weiss, MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia and the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition are seeking applicants for a fellowship focused on developing expertise in all aspects of the management of patients and families with hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes.
The Carol A. Burke, MD - Sheetz Family Endowed Clinical Fellow in Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes will practice at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Hospital. The ideal candidate will be fellowship trained in Gastroenterology and board certified/eligible. An active clinical and research interest in hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes is encouraged and will be supported. This fellowship is the medical counterpart to the surgical training opportunity (The James Church, MD-Sheetz Family Endowed Clinical Fellowship in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes). The 12-month advanced training provides a tremendous opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the clinical management of patients with hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes.
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Today, with nearly 1,400 beds on Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and 5,895 beds system-wide, Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country. The trainee will work in close collaboration with colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists in the Weiss Center. The Weiss Center medical staff engage in more than 1,000 patient visits and 1,000 procedures annually. The center maintains the David G. Jagelman Registry, a database of more than 10,000 patients from 2,500 families with hereditary syndromes.
We encourage you to learn more about this unique fellowship.
Carol Burke, MD
A comprehensive curriculum allows for the trainee to gain a wide experience and develop expertise in the care of these patients and families from diagnosis through initial and long term medical and surgical management.
The training will consist of:
- Endoscopy, clinic, case conferences, tumor board, and research time to support a well-rounded educational experience.
- Close collaboration with colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists in the Weiss Center in the Digestive Disease Institute in a mentorship model.
- A major portion of time spent in upper and lower endoscopic surveillance procedures with polypectomy, and exposure to deep enteroscopy, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and combined endoscopiclaparoscopic surgery
- Dedicated adjunctive educational experiences with colleagues in Urology, Gynecology, General Surgery, Genetics, Dermatology and Pathology as relevant to hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndrome patients, as a true multidisciplinary experience.
- Over the course of the year, advanced trainees will participate in academic activities in Weiss Center and the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Colorectal Surgery to include multidisciplinary hereditary case conferences and tumor board conferences. They will participate in dedicated hereditary syndrome outpatient clinics, research conferences, journal clubs, and meetings.
- Helping lead and instruct fellow trainees ranging from medical students to fellows in Gastroenterology.
- The opportunity to participate in all other academic conferences in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and associated departments.
- Access to databases, research, and administrative support personnel, and will be expected to complete at least two research projects that will be submitted for presentation and publication.
Interested candidates should submit their CV and Cover Letter to:
Gastroenterology Education Coordinator
Your cover letter can be addressed to:
Carol A. Burke, MD
The Carol A. Burke, MD - Sheetz Family Endowed Clinical Fellow in Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes
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