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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 & General Surgery live events:

Americas Hernia Society Post-Graduate Course: Hosted by Cleveland Clinic

Dates: August 6 - 7, 2015
Location: InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center | Cleveland, OH

This course is an update on new mesh technology and advances in surgical procedures for the treatment of ventral and inguinal hernias. This course is for general surgeons, herniologists, plastic surgeons, trauma surgeons, and colorectal surgeons. This course will provide information regarding the surgical approach to complex abdominal wall reconstruction, anterior and posterior component separation techniques, laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, and appropriate usage of biologic and synthetic mesh. Course content will include state of the art lectures, panel discussion, instructive video presentations, and live surgery demonstration.

Emerging Issues in Organ Transplantation - A Colloquium

Dates: September 25 – 26, 2015
Location: Francis Marion Hotel | Charleston, SC

This conference will focus on current issues in the field that are in varied states of transition, including factors influencing organ allocation, extending Medicare reimbursement for transplant recipients, the impact of increased oversight of regulatory agencies on quality of care measures, and areas that have an impact on special populations. An additional key objective of the conference will be to provide stimulus for subsequent interactions between regulatory agencies, leaders in the transplant community, patient advocates, and clinicians to foster continued evolution of these discussions.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Updates and Controversies

Dates: August 7, 2015
Location: Web Symposium | Cleveland, OH

This symposium will feature case-based presentations, discussion and debate from a national and international multidisciplinary Cleveland Clinic team. This symposium is designed to give an update on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis in both pediatrics and adults through case based presentations and faculty discussion and debate.

Perioperative Nutrition Symposium

Dates: October 30, 2015
Location: Web Symposium | Cleveland, OH

This symposium is designed to give an update on preemptive perioperative nutrition intervention to optimize patient outcomes instead of focusing on replacing nutritional deficits and preventing malnutrition postoperatively. The format will be case based presentations and faculty discussion and debate. Audience and faculty engagement and interaction is encouraged through live chat, polling questions, and phone in question and answers sessions throughout the show.

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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