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Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College

The Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program at Westchester Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and offers exceptional training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Our mission is to prepare fellows for their chosen path in their future career in Gastroenterology. Fellows graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue advanced endoscopy, hepatology, functional GI disease, inflammatory bowel disease or general gastroenterology as a focus. While we endeavor to instill in all our fellows a love for learning and innovation, we are supportive of their career choices in either an academic or private setting.

Clinical Sites

Westchester Medical Center Located in Valhalla, New York, Westchester Medical Center is the Hudson Valley region's tertiary care and referral hospital, serving more than 3.5 million people. Each year, more than 120,000 patients receive care at Westchester Medical Center in every clinical specialty through the University Hospital, the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, and the Behavioral Health Center.  The Westchester Medical Center Health Network is comprised of 10 hospitals on 8 campuses throughout the Hudson Valley. Many residents of New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut are also attracted to the outstanding services at WMC.

During training at Westchester Medical Center fellows manage a diverse population of inpatients and outpatients with the full array of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The tertiary mission of WMC mandates that cutting edge endoscopic procedures be offered including advanced ERCP, Spyglass cholangiography, advanced EUS, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection, intraluminal stent placement, capsule endoscopy, Bravo pH, esophageal and anorectal manometry and 24 hour impedance testing. As the only Liver Transplant center between New York City and Rochester, WMC provides care to most of the region’s patients with end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Each fellow is given the opportunity to tailor their elective months to learn more about focused areas such as nutrition, gastrointestinal motility, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal/anorectal disease, specialized endoscopic procedures, GI radiology, and clinical research.

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Lincoln Hospital, located in downtown Bronx is a premier acute care hospital and level 1 trauma center affiliated with New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. It serves a diverse patient population that includes residents of Manhattan and the Bronx, recent immigrants, and patients referred from the other New York City public hospitals who do not have access to basic medical care. With over 144,000 emergency room visits annually, Lincoln has the busiest single site emergency room in New York City and the third busiest in the nation. Fellows serve as the consultants for inpatients and perform all endoscopic procedures under the supervision of the Attending faculty.

Typical Training Schedule

First Year
Inpatient consultation Service

  • Westchester Medical Center (6 months)
  • Lincoln Hospital and Mental health Center (4 months)

Elective (1 month)
Vacation (1 month)

Second Year
Inpatient consultation Service

  • Westchester Medical Center (2 months)
  • Lincoln Hospital and Mental health Center (3 months)

Transplant Hepatology (3 months)
Elective (1-2 months)
Endoscopy (1-2 months)
Vacation (1 month)

Third Year
Inpatient consultation Service

  • Westchester Medical Center (1 months)
  • Lincoln Hospital and Mental health Center (3 months)

Transplant Hepatology (2 months)
Elective (2 month)
Endoscopy (3 months)
Vacation (1 month)

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