The Fellowship Program
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology remains among the best programs as evaluated by U.S. News and World Report. In 2016, the division was ranked 19th in Adult Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Hospital. In addition to the Center City and Methodist campuses, the division has six satellite offices spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. This year, we’ve also opened a freestanding endoscopy center in Bala Cynwyd, PA.
The Pancreaticobiliary Team and its physicians continue to be at the forefront of cutting-edge treatments and care, and are currently advancing treatments using minimally invasive procedures to treat cancers of the bile duct and pancreas. This team is a national leader in cancer treatment with photodynamic therapy. In 2015, the liver program performed 55 transplants, the largest number of transplants since its inception and, in June of 2016, celebrated its 1,000th liver transplant. Annually, the division has five or more physicians named to Castle Connolly and Top Docs in Philadelphia Magazine. Additionally, three to four physicians are named to Top Docs in New Jersey each year.
Jefferson continues its long tradition of innovation and change by embracing and evolving high-impact science, new technologies, discovery research, and healthcare delivery to change the lives of patients for the better.
Clinical Expertise & Education
As one of the largest divisions in the nation, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital is able to offer cutting edge clinical research and patient care through access to the latest innovations and technologies related to GI and Hepatology.
Because of the depth and breadth of faculty expertise and size of the program, we are able to present one-of-a-kind training to fellows to deliver the highest quality clinical care in their future.
Fellows learn in a tutorial fashion that teaches them not only how to communicate clearly with patients, but also to be well-versed in the latest procedures and medical technologies. This 1-to- 1 setting of experiential learning gives future clinicians the hands-on experience they’ll need to succeed and become one of the many award winning caregivers Jefferson so often produces.
Since 1996, the division has trained over 90 gastroenterologists. Our division is also home to the Advanced Endoscopic Fellowship (one of 58 in the U.S.) and the Advanced Hepatology Fellowship (one of 42 in the U.S.). We remain at the forefront of cutting- edge research and have published over 696 peer reviewed abstracts, publications, chapters, or books and have, on average, 25 active industry trials along with one to three NIH trials going on at any given time. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Jefferson continues to receive numerous teaching awards that reflect our commitment to the education of our medical students, residents, and gastrointestinal fellows.