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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Welcome to the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition subspecialty fellowship program.

The program includes 12 months of intensive clinical experience, a longitudinal clinical experience, and 24 months largely dedicated to scholarly endeavors. Fellows will be exposed to a breadth of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and nutritional disorders of varying complexity, and will train in endoscopy, video capsule endoscopy, percutaneous liver biopsy, motility, esophageal pH-metry, esophageal impedance and gastrostomy tube placement. During the 2nd and 3rd year there will be opportunities to pursue basic science, clinical or translational projects in partnership with the University of Connecticut Health Center.

The primary site for our program's pediatric clinical training and educational activities is Connecticut Children's Medical Center, which serves as the home of the University of Connecticut Department of Pediatrics. It hosts a Pediatric Residency program with 60 residents and 3 Chief residents, and 7 other Pediatric medical and surgical Fellowship programs.

The Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology & Nutrition is headed by Dr. Jeffrey Hyams, an authority in inflammatory bowel diseases and functional gastrointestinal disorders. The Division has 5 additional faculty members and 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The Division is well supported by experienced nurses, dieticians, a psychologist and administrative staff. CCMC has a full range of pediatric subspecialists on staff, including 5 pediatric surgeons.

For additional information, please contact Jack Wakefield at Jwakefield@connecticutchildrens.org