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Welcome from Program Director

Thomas Werth, M.D.

Thomas E. Werth, M.D.,
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor of Medicine

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 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 Laurie Trobia and she can be reached at (585) 273-2846 or by email at