Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Welcome to the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Subspecialty Fellowship Program.

Our fellowship is a three-year program that provides trainees with clinical, research and educational opportunities. The first year of fellowship focuses on building clinical experience, with the final two years focused on research. Throughout training, fellows are exposed to a breadth of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and nutritional disorders of varying complexity. Fellows rotate on our inpatient hospital service as well as maintain their own half-day outpatient clinic weekly. Our fellows work closely with Dr. Karan Emerick, a board-certified hepatologist, to learn about and participate in the care and management of children with liver disease including children undergoing liver and small bowel transplant. Our fellows become adept at endoscopies quickly within their first year of training and are exposed to a variety of additional procedures including video capsule endoscopy, percutaneous liver biopsy, motility, esophageal pH-metry, esophageal impedance and gastrostomy tube placement. Fellows interested in further developing their endoscopic skills are also able to work the adult gastroenterology group affiliated with UConn.

Fellow’s primarily spend their time at Connecticut Children’s which is the only free standing children’s hospital in the state of Connecticut, and serves as the home of the UConn Department of Pediatrics. Connecticut Children's is a 187 bed facility designated Level I Trauma Center, which includes a Pediatric ER, PICU and NICU, all of which provide extensive clinical exposure to our learners. It hosts a Pediatric Residency Program with 60 residents and three chief residents, and 10 other pediatric medical and surgical fellowship programs.

The Connecticut Children's Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology, and Nutrition is headed by Dr. Jeffrey Hyams, a world renown expert in inflammatory bowel diseases and functional gastrointestinal disorders. The division has 10 additional physician-faculty members, three advanced nurse practitioners and one clinical psychologist. The division is well supported by experienced nurses, registered dietitians, and administrative staff. Connecticut Children's has a full range of pediatric subspecialists on staff, including five pediatric surgeons.

View the American Board of Pediatrics admission requirements.

For additional information, please contact Kierstyn Callahan at