What Makes Us Unique National Ranking US News & World Report (2012-13) ranked the Pediatric Gastroenterology services at Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) as among the best in the nation. One of the criteria: where pediatric specialists send the sickest children. Brand New Children's Hospital In the late summer of 2015, UR Medicine opened a brand new Golisano Children's Hospital. The new children’s hospital encompasses nearly 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families. Dr. Mariana Middelhof, fellow, 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 nearly 70% of our fellows have published research findings during their training or within one year of graduation. Mentorship 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, Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., 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 per year, 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.