Department of Medicine
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program
At Montefiore Einstein, it’s our mission to advance the health of the community we serve. From the moment training begins, you’ll help us fulfill this pursuit while working alongside our extraordinary faculty and staff as part of the Montefiore Einstein family.
Why our program could be right for you
Our three-year Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program offers vast clinical and endoscopic experience. Fellows rotate through four hospitals, each with its own full-time staff of digestive diseases experts. During rotations, fellows participate closely with 23 voluntary attending staff, who play an important role in fellow education.
While training at our 726-bed Moses facility, our fellows learn from the expertise of eight full-time Gastroenterology faculty members and four full-time transplant hepatologists. The Moses Campus is home to a state-of-the-art five-room endoscopy suite containing two fluoroscopy rooms and a motility center. At Moses, fellows will learn about general gastroenterology consults and procedures, advanced endoscopy, transplant hepatology and motility.
The attendings are incredibly approachable, the patients are highly complex and my co-fellows are now like my family.
Neena Malik, MD
Third-year Gastroenterology Fellow
Jack D. Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus
While rotating through our 431-bed sister hospital on the Einstein Campus, fellows will train with five full-time gastroenterology faculty, 16 voluntary gastroenterologists and two transplant hepatologists. Supervised by full-time and voluntary attending physicians, fellows assist in the care of patients in Weiler’s ambulatory care facility and perform cases in general gastroenterology, advanced endoscopy and general hepatology.
North Central Bronx Hospital
Owned and operated by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, North Central Bronx Hospital (NCBH) is a 403-bed acute care municipal hospital adjacent to our Moses Campus, serving the diverse patient population of the surrounding community. NCBH’s various acute care inpatient services treat 17,000 hospital admissions each year with assistance from Montefiore Einstein’s Department of Medicine subspecialty divisions, including the Division of Gastroenterology. While at NCBH, Gastroenterology Fellows provide consultative and endoscopic services to patients under the supervision of full-time attendings from Montefiore and our partner hospital, Jacobi Medical Center.
Wakefield Campus, an integral part of Montefiore Medical Center, is the first and only hospital in the Bronx to achieve Magnet designation. This 321 bed hospital with over 40.000 ED visits and 15,000 admissions annually, serves the Bronx community.
Ambulatory services are growing on this campus, currently offering 15 different services. The Endoscopy suite is extremely busy with over 4,300 procedures annually including colon cancer screening, diagnostics and therapeutics.
Our Fellowship program at Wakefield merged with the larger Montefiore program in July, 2022. The teamwork and collaboration between clinicians and staff creates a collegial, engaging and productive work environment. The vast majority of endoscopic procedures including all emergent procedures are performed by a Gastroenterology Fellow and a supervising core Attending Gastroenterologist. Our Fellows present at local and national conferences including ACG and DDW. We get strong support from the Medicine, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology and Radiology Departments.
A world-renowned faculty
Thomas A. Ullman, MD
Allan W. Wolkoff, MD
Associate Chair, Research, Medicine
Director, Marion Bessin Liver Research Center
Professor, Anatomy & Structural Biology
Daniel S. Behin, MD
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG, AGAF, FASGE, NYSGEF
Emeritus Chief, Gastroenterology
Kristina R. Chacko, MD
Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Hepatology
A challenging and innovative curriculum
Education is at the forefront of our fellowship program. We hold in-person and Zoom conferences each morning, in which we cover radiology rounds, core curriculum topics in gastroenterology and hepatology, our journal club, research, pathology and board review questions.
We pride ourselves on taking care of our patients and each other.
Clara Tow, MD
Attending Physician, Gastroenterology
Our GI Fellowship training program encompasses the very best of Montefiore Einstein: high-quality patient care, unparalleled teaching, high-level scholarship and dedication to the support of our community and to social justice.
Thomas A. Ullman, MD
Fellowship Application Information
We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.
If you would like to apply to become a Gastroenterology Fellow at Montefiore Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.
- To be eligible, candidates must have completed an accredited three-year program in internal medicine.
- Applications are accepted through the ERAS and will follow ERAS deadlines. No supplemental information is required.
- Interview decisions are sent out in early April for interviews in late April or early May.
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