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:

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.

10th Annual Obesity Summit – A Decade of Progress

Dates: October 2 -3, 2015
Location:  Intercontinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center | Cleveland, OH

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. The Summit features innovative sessions designed to engage you with colleagues as well as patient interviews, interactive workshops, case-based lessons, and question and answer sessions.

2nd Annual Multidisciplinary Colorectal Oncology Course

Dates: October 16, 2015
Location: Intercontinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center | Cleveland, OH

This regional symposium will focus on providing an in-depth and up-to-date review of the multidisciplinary management of colorectal cancers. Oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and nurses with an interest in the management of patients with colorectal cancer should attend this course.

International Symposium: Prevention and Management of Complication in Bariatric Surgery

Dates: October 16-17, 2015
Location: Intercontinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center | Cleveland, OH

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. The course includes an interactive hands-on skills lab workshop featuring endoscopic stent placement, suturing, stapling, and sealing, buttressing and reinforcement techniques!

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.

51st Annual Gastroenterology Update: The New Frontier of Management

Dates: November 7, 2015
Location: Corporate College | Warrensville Heights, OH

Advances in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders challenge GI practitioners to remain up-to-date on the most current data. This course addresses recent developments in the fields of inflammatory bowel disease and hepatology, and offers a comprehensive review of all areas of gastroenterology.

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.

Schedule an Appointment Online

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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