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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.

Fellow and Dr. Rossi in lab

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 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, 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

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