Gastroenterology Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship is a three-year program designed to offer each trainee a strong clinical and research experience to prepare for the subspecialty boards in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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Our Division offers the following clinical programs:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver and intestinal transplant
  • Intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition
  • Advanced endoscopy and motility testing

Following completion of the three-year training program, you will be able to:

  • Care for both common and complicated gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional disorders.
  • Provide high quality consultations for gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional complications of primary disorders involving other organ systems.
  • Perform standard gastrointestinal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Design and complete a research project in an area related to the practice of pediatric gastroenterology.
  • Teach the fundamentals of gastrointestinal pathophysiology and clinical gastroenterology to medical students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians.
  • Serve as an advocate for providing comprehensive and compassionate care for children with gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional disorders.
  • Provide administrative leadership in an academic and/or clinical pediatric gastroenterology practice, using knowledge of current trends in health care funding.
  • Obtain subspecialty certification by the Sub-Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology after passing the certifying examination.


Our fellows are actively involved in leading-edge clinical and basic science research studies to better understand complex gastrointestinal diseases in children. Some of their current research projects include:

  • Effect of ICG 001 on liver cancer cells proliferation and apoptosis
  • Differential regional Vegf expression in hepatic fibrosis
  • Using the connectivity map in finding new treatments for IBD
  • The Effects of Heregulin Injection in a Mouse Model of Colitis
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and chronic abdominal pain
  • TLR polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease

The CHLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program is a part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our program takes applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). If you are interested in applying for our fellowship program, you will need to apply through ERAS application process.

Program Fast Facts

AGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows Per Year: 2
Application Deadline: Dec. 31
Duration: 3 years
Postgraduate Training Required: 3 years
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Salary Minimums:  
Post Graduate Year 4: $71,550 minimum
Post Graduate Year 5: $73,150 minimum
Post Graduate Year 6: $74,900 minimum
Post Graduate Year 7+: Compensation will be at the discretion of each division
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation+ 6 protected sick days, yearly educational stipend, monthly meal stipend, and 401(k) matching up to 3%