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What Makes Us Unique

A National Leader in Improving Quality and Safety

ACGME has chosen URMC to be one of eight institutions to help transform the way we improve quality and safety. Our fellows play a key role in changing the clinical learning environment here at our institution and across the country. This initiative furthers our commitment to continuously improve health care by advancing the quality of physician education.

New Children's Hospital

UR Medicine opened a new building for the Golisano Children's Hospital in 2015. Two more floors were completed in 2017 encompassing new pediatric operating rooms, a pediatric cardiac surgery center, a gastroenterology procedure suite, and a new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Fellow and Dr. Rossi in lab

Dr. Mariana Middelhof, fellow alum, and Dr. Thomas Rossi, Director

Flexible Curriculum

The Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition Fellowship curriculum can be modified to meet individual career interests; fellows have the opportunity to rotate offsite to receive training in highly specialized areas such as motility, hepatology and transplant.

Accomplishment in Research

Since accreditation, 100% of our fellows have presented at national meetings and a large portion go on to publish their research findings during their training or within one year of graduation.


Our Fellowship Directors and Division Chief actively provide mentorship, and a high trainee to faculty ratio allows for strong faculty interaction and guidance. In addition, the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and/or Patricia Chess, M.D., Vice Chair of Education, meet quarterly with fellows from our subspecialty training programs in an informal roundtable setting to offer mentorship and research guidance.

Research Support

The Department of Pediatrics provides financial support for each fellow to present at one national conference as this contributes to their professional development and hones their presentation and networking skills. Faculty work closely with fellows in selecting a research topic and mentors (internal and external) for scholarly activity.

And We Have Fun!

Our fellows team up for YMCA’s Invest in Youth campaign

Our fellows team up for YMCA’s “Invest in Youth” campaign.