Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Northwell Health

Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Northwell Health

About us

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Northwell Health provides trainees with the educational and experiential elements needed to become a fully trained consultative gastroenterologist. All of the faculty members are actively engaged in teaching medical students, medicine interns, residents, and gastrointestinal fellows in the Department of Medicine. Teaching consists of didactic lectures on all branches of gastroenterology, including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, liver, pancreas, and peritoneum.

Fellows have weekly teaching conferences in radiology, pathology, endoscopy, pathophysiology, hepatology, hepatic pathology, and endoscopic ultrasound as well as journal clubs, morbidity and mortality conferences, inter-hospital case presentations, and grand rounds. The fellows have close supervision in their outpatient clinics under the guidance and mentorship of our renowned faculty and are also given six months of dedicated and protected research time to work with a faculty mentor.

The full-time staff is on duty for consultations on a rotation basis monthly throughout the year when graduate fellows, residents, and students can discuss patient problems with them. The more formal teaching sessions consist of grand rounds, alternating monthly between North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, a long multi-purpose grand round for all the full-time staff, fellows, and elective residents and students.

Graduate fellows and the full-time staff are encouraged to go to visiting lectures at the New York Gastroenterological Society, the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, or the Long Island Gastroenterological Association and are required to attend at least one of the national meetings, e.g., for the American Gastroenterological Association or the American College of Gastroenterology.

Teaching techniques on special investigations such as endoscopy, motility, 24-hour pH monitoring, and radiology are, of course, continuous throughout the three-year program and are available to other divisions for anyone who might be interested. 

Application process

Applicants interested in the gastroenterology training program at Northwell Health should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allow applications starting July 1.

 No applications are reviewed after Oct. 1.

Essential application information includes:

  • common application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • A personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Photograph
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

Only applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited residency program are qualified for this program. 

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Our faculty

Program director

Maurice A. Cerulli, MD

Additional faculty

Karen Friedman, MD, FACP
Vice Chair, Education
Program Director
kfriedma@northwell.edu
(718) 470-7717

Kelly Spielmann, MS, C-TAGME
Manager, Training Program
kspielmann@northwell.edu
(516) 562-4764

(516) 562-4281
Get in touch with us!

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Nina Kleinhaut.

Email the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

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