Director's Welcome

Thank you for considering a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic. We strive to provide an educational opportunity that is true to the three shields of Mayo Clinic: clinical practice, education and research.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Mayo Clinic's Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology among the top 30 children's hospitals for gastroenterology and gastroenterologic surgery. We are also ranked in the top 20 in pediatric cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology.

Our clinic encompasses patients referred regionally, nationally and internationally. We work closely with other pediatric subspecialties to provide expert, compassionate and coordinated care to complex patients with aerodigestive issues, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease in our specific clinics.

In the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, you also have an opportunity to learn about and participate in liver transplants. Our close working relationship with adult gastroenterology staff provides opportunities to learn from world experts in motility disorders, pancreatic abnormalities and advanced endoscopic techniques.

A large part of a fellowship is furthering your skills as an educator. You have opportunities to teach pediatric residents and medical students during both inpatient and outpatient rotations. Courses in furthering your teaching skills as a clinician-educator are available.

Many opportunities for laboratory, translational and clinical research abound at Mayo Clinic. In collaboration with adult gastroenterology, we offer a National Institutes of Health T32 training grant. This 3.5-year track prepares fellows for independent research careers. Fellows interested in translational and clinical research may obtain a master's degree or a postdoctoral diploma through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science during their research time.

In summary, the goal of our fellowship extends beyond preparing you for competency in the exciting world of pediatric gastroenterology. We can also provide you outstanding tools and collaborators to further your career in education and research.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

  • Jeanne Tung, M.D.
    • Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Director
May 17, 2016