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Section of Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program

Facilities

Curriculum

Teaching

2013-2014 Fellows

Application Information

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Section of Gastroenterology faculty and fellows 2013

Section of Gastroenterology faculty and fellows, 2013

 

Facilities

 

The Temple University Gastroenterology Training program utilizes the resources of the 721-bed Temple University Hospital and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Temple University Health Sciences System. On the North Broad Street campus are Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine, research laboratory buildings, the Health Sciences Center library, College of Health Professions, two outpatient and office buildings which are attached to the hospital, and the School of Dentistry.


The Department of Medicine is composed of approximately 95 full time staff, 65 subspecialty fellows and 75 houseofficers. The hospital (Rock Pavilion), a 180 million dollar clinical teaching building, opened in 1986.

 

Opened in November 2005, the Ambulatory Care Center on the Health Sciences Center Campus is where the all-new Digestive Disease Center is located.  The Ambulatory Care Center houses a state-of-the-art endoscopy suite, prep and recovery areas, and the outpatient clinics of the Section of Gastroenterology. The endoscopy suite contains 5 individual endoscopy rooms, two of which are fitted with digital fluoroscopy. Additionally, there is a research ultrasound room and two motility testing rooms. The new endoscopy suite is conveniently located adjacent to Temple University Hospital, connecting through a corridor on the 2nd floor. Along with the endoscopy suite is the outpatient clinic of the Section of Gastroenterology. Both are designed to incorporate the use of electronic medical records for patient encounters, as well as optimizing patient privacy, confidentiality, and education.

 

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Curriculum


The Gastroenterology Fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine is a three-year program which includes 4 first-, 4 second- and 4 third-year fellows. The first year is designed to provide a strong clinical experience. During this year the fellow rotates at one-month intervals between the Gastroenterology Consultation, GI Inpatient and Hepatology/Transplantation services at Temple University Hospital.  Fellows take an active role in the initial workup, evaluation and management of all patients admitted to the Gastroenterology and Liver Services and are responsible for the evaluation and therapeutic recommendations on all patients referred for consultation. In addition, they perform all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the direct supervision of the full time Gastroenterology faculty, using state-of-the-art endoscopic equipment. Fellows are trained in:

  • Diagnostic endoscopy (e.g. sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound)
  • Therapeutic endoscopy (e.g. polypectomy, sphincterotomy, sclerosis of varices, and electrocoagulation and laser therapy)
  • Liver biopsy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Intestinal biopsy
  • Dilatation procedures
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal scintigraphy

As all of the gastroenterologists at Temple University Hospital are on the academic faculty, the fellows have full teaching access to every patient seen in consultation. Only faculty in the Section of Gastroenterology have clinical privileges in the endoscopy suite and hospital.


The second year provides the fellows with experience in research. Fellows are expected to become familiar with a variety of research techniques as well as to develop expertise in a single area of interest. Second- and third-year fellows present the results of their research projects at local, regional, and national meetings. We have a long and proud tradition of winning awards at these competitions. During the second year, fellows will continue to have some clinical responsibilities including rotations at Pennsylvania Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center, night and weekend call, assistance with routine procedures, development of expertise in more complicated procedures, active participation in the weekly Gastroenterology Clinic, as well as in all section conferences.


The third year is much like the second year with an increase in time allotted for research.

 

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Teaching


Fellows are expected to provide teaching and supervision for residents and students on the Gastroenterology Service. Formal teaching activities at Temple University Hospital include Medical Grand Rounds and CPC, Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, Clinical Problem Solving Conference, Gastroenterology Pathophysiology-Pathology Seminars, Endoscopy Conference, Liver Biopsy Conference, Gastroenterology X-Ray Conference and GI Journal Club (all held weekly). These conferences are often attended by faculty of the Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology Departments. Visiting professors of national reputation present at Gastrointestinal Grand Rounds on a monthly basis. The members of the Section of Gastroenterology participate in the major conferences of the Departments of Radiology, Pathology and Surgery, when relevant to Gastroenterology.

 

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2013-2014 Fellows

First Year Fellows:
Ronald Andari, MD
Christopher Morrison, MD
Grace Shin, MD
Nicholas Wilson, MD

Second Year Fellows:
Paul Chang, MD
Abhnav Sankineni, MD
Erin Toto, MD
Kiley Walp, MD

Third Year Fellows:
Marc Bernstein, MD
Adam Ehrlich, MD
Murali Pathikonda, MD
Melissa Verrengia, MD

Motility Fellow:
Zubair Malik, MD

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Application Information

 

Please note:  We are participating in the "MATCH".

 

For more information or an application, please call Helen Greenberg at 215-707-3433 or email a request for an application to greenbhk@tuhs.temple.edu.

 

Please send your application through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).

 

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