As the directors of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, we urge you to consider The Ohio State University Medical Center in your search for further training in gastroenterology and hepatology. Our division has undergone significant growth in faculty, facilities and research opportunities in the last several years enabling us to expand our clinical services in our comprehensive approach to caring for gastrointestinal and liver patients. Our newest development is the creation of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, further advancing our missions of patient care, education and research.
Our faculty recruitment efforts have been fruitful. Our total number of faculty has doubled over the last five years with several members attaining regional and national recognition for their expertise. The overall number of endoscopic procedures continues to increase each year, with especially rapid growth in advanced procedures including ERCP and EUS.
Our division has the fortune of practicing in one of the largest and most advanced endoscopy suites in the nation. Built in 2007, our endoscopy suite has ten sizable general endoscopic procedure rooms, three fluoroscopy rooms reserved for ERCP, one dedicated EUS room with on-site cytology and additional procedure rooms for liver biopsies and paracenteses. Our office space is expansive and is conveniently located next endoscopy and our outpatient clinic. The fellows have a private office with ample work space and desktop computers for each trainee.
Clinical as well as basic science research opportunities are plentiful. Each fellow receives protected research time to implement and record their hypotheses. Faculty mentors assist in project creation as well as abstract and manuscript submission. Our fellows have had success presenting abstracts at national meetings as well as publishing manuscripts in premier peer-reviewed journals. In addition to research support within our own division, the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences provides assistance with education, protocols and funding.
In sum, our fellowship offers tremendous clinical training with an opportunity to succeed in research. Our graduates are highly competitive for academic as well as community positions. Previous success has enabled us to retain several of our recent trainees as faculty. We trust that you will find Ohio State a vibrant and attractive environment to advance your career aspirations and look forward to meeting you for an interview.
Marty M. Meyer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Robert B. Kirkpatrick III, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Associate Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program