Welcome

doctors pressing on patient stomachThank you for your interest in the Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Fellowship Program at Cooper University Hospital. The program offers three positions each year and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The gastroenterology and liver diseases training program offers a highly diverse academic and clinical education in gastroenterology and hepatology. Over a three year period, fellows receive comprehensive training in endoluminal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary diseases. In addition, numerous didactic sessions and research opportunities are layered into the training program to build specialists not only with strong clinical acumen but with a discerning eye for clinical research. At Cooper University Hospital, we pride ourselves on a collegial, academic environment to foster optimal training in gastroenterology and liver diseases.

The Division of Gastroenterology is a component of the Department of Medicine. The Department of Medicine at Cooper University Hospital (CUH) is comprised of 11 divisions and employs 193 full-time faculty members committed to delivering the finest care to patients as well as to providing the best education for our next generation of physicians. Cooper University Hospital, the major clinical site of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), is a 594 bed, not for profit, university-based medical center. All faculty and fellows are intimately involved in the education of CMSRU medical students. CUH has recently partnered with MD Anderson to open the new MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper which offers the fellows a new breadth of experience with treating gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary cancers.

There has been tremendous growth in the variety of clinical exposure that fellows gain during their three years of training within the Digestive Health Institute at Cooper University Hospital. We look forward to more exciting changes as well. We regard our fellows as colleagues from day one, and aim to foster a program that is stimulating and collegial. Cooper’s gastroenterology fellowship routinely recruits top candidates from around the country, and we look forward to exploring your interest in our program.

deitch_100.jpgChristopher W. Deitch, M.D.
Program Director

 

 

peiken_100.jpgSteven R. Peikin, M.D., F.A.C.G, A.G.A.F.
Division Head

 

 

elfant_100.jpgAdam B. Elfant, M.D., F.A.C.G.
Associate Division Head