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Welcome to the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

The Gastroenterology Fellowship is a 3-year program with a multitude of opportunities to develop clinical skills with regard to the latest diagnostic and management approaches to gastroenterological and hepatic disorders. The program’s urban location and the culturally diverse population served by Maimonides Medical Center weaves together a broad array of clinical presentations, complex diagnoses, and healthcare delivery challenges. Our program attracts socially conscious trainees, committed to providing empathic, person-centered care. MMC fellows share in our mission to advance gastroenterology care, by working on initiatives to improve the patient experience, participating in clinical research, resolving quality improvement and safety issues, or engaging future generations by teaching.

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Experience 2022 and Beyond

The fellowship consists of monthly rotations conducted over a three-year period. The first year consists of clinical rotations on the inpatient service, subspecialty rotations, and dedicated research time. With each subsequent year of training, more months are dedicated to subspecialty rotations and electives designed around each fellow’s particular interests. There is flexibility to tailor a curriculum that meets each fellow’s specific educational goals, whether they be in general gastroenterology, GI motility, Inflammatory bowel disease, Liver disease, or therapeutic endoscopy. A large volume of patients with liver and pancreaticobiliary disease exposes our fellows to a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures and the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary care at its best. In addition, each fellow is required to attend a continuity clinic, precepted by a faculty member, throughout their three years of training.

Weekly conferences include GI Grand Rounds, GI Journal Club, Morbidity & Mortality Conference, GI Fellows’ Didactics, and monthly Hepatology conference. Other conferences that GI Fellows may attend are the multi-disciplinary GI Tumor Board and Hepatobiliary Tumor Board.

Research and Scholarship

GI Fellows are expected to participate in research and/or quality improvement projects during their fellowship training. Training in research activities and resources exist within the Department of Medicine and the MMC Office of Academic Affairs to support these activities. The projects are supervised by members of the GI Faculty or faculty in other Divisions or Departments.

The future of medical care is you

Our program strives to provide the best educational experience in an environment that assures a balance between academic and clinical activities. We take great pride in our success in preparing residents to become the next generation of expert practitioners.

For more information, contact Siu Pik Lau, Academic Coordinator, at (718) 283-7476.

Apply to the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program today!

Negar Niknam, MD

Therapeutic Endoscopist


Elliott Fuhrer, MD

General GI


Ira E. Mayer, MD

GI Fellowship Program Director


Ronnie Porat Jankelson, MD

General GI


Aaron Tokayer, MD

Director, Neurogastroenterology & GI Motility Center


James Park, MD

Hepatology


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