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Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Welcome from Program Director

Welcome to the University of Rochester Gastroenterology Division and the Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program. Our program is a fully accredited 3-year training program with a primary emphasis on providing excellent training in clinical Gastroenterology (GI) and Hepatology. A robust breadth and depth of exposure to patient cases at the University of Rochester provides a comprehensive coverage of the national core curriculum in Gastroenterology and Hepatology training. Our clinical faculty includes several therapeutic endoscopists, transplant hepatologists, IBD and motility specialists, and general gastroenterologists, and our research faculty are involved with exploring mechanisms integral to inflammation and neoplasia.

The University of Rochester is the only tertiary care facility in the region, providing exposure for the GI trainee to a busy emergency department; intensive care units in medicine, surgery, cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, and burn/trauma; bone marrow and solid organ transplantation of kidney, liver and heart including a dedicated liver transplant service; and overall a rich exposure to a highly diverse patient population.

We have 3 positions per year for a total of 9 GI fellowship positions. Our program participates in ERAS and the NRMP/SMS "Match". Please note that you must be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or J1 visa holder in order to apply to the gastroenterology fellowship program. H1B visa holders are not supported for training at the University of Rochester.

I invite you to explore the links of this website for more detailed information regarding our fellowship, rotations, curriculum, and current fellows and attendings, along with application information. Our fellowship program coordinator is Kelly Walsh and she can be reached by email at

Danielle Marino M.D.

Danielle Marino M.D.
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Training Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Brandon Sprung M.D.

Brandon Sprung M.D.
Associate Director, 
Gastroenterology Fellowship

Training Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kelly Walsh

Kelly Walsh,

Fellowship Program Administrator


Educational Program Description, Program Policies, and Competency-Based Curriculum

Our Focus

The main goal of the Fellowship Program in Gastroenterology is to provide Internal Medicine specialists with subspecialty training in the fields of digestive and liver diseases, allowing competence to be achieved in the requisite knowledge base, critical thinking skills, procedural skills, humanistic and ethical skills encompassed by these fields.

In a carefully structured and supervised setting, trainees are exposed to clinical and procedural activities designed to gradually increase in complexity while they gradually decrease in the level of directed supervision. These activities are supplemented with a comprehensive program curriculum of continuous didactic review, clinical teaching sessions, literature review, quality improvement meetings and various other programs designed to enhance and address training and awareness of the humanistic and professional issues in our field.

Trainees are provided structured opportunities to develop teaching skills at a variety of levels. Additionally, trainees participate in scientific research as a means of promoting the development of the investigative and inquisitive critical thinking skills required of subspecialty consultants in order to generate new knowledge and improve patient care.

Our program prides itself on having the resources and flexibility to tailor an individualized learning plan for the development of the trainee's career interests beyond the core requirements.

Program Content Requirements for Residency Education in Gastroenterology

Written copies of the Program Requirements for Residency Education in Gastroenterology as well as Program Requirements for Residency Education in the Subspecialties of Internal Medicine are maintained in the GI Fellowship Program Director's Office and the Office of Graduate Medical Education. These may also be reviewed online at