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Director's Welcome

Photo of Laura E. Raffals, M.D., and David A. Katzka, M.D., of Mayo Clinic

Laura E. Raffals, M.D., and David A. Katzka, M.D.

Thank you for your interest in the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. We offer an experience designed to provide the best educational and experiential elements necessary for you to become a fully trained consultative gastroenterologist.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mayo Clinic's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as No. 1 in the country for the past 24 years. There have been more American Gastroenterological Association presidents and Julius Friedenwald Medal winners from our Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology than any other.

We are fortunate to have world-renowned physicians and clinical investigators with interests and expertise in all major areas of digestive diseases. Our fellows have the opportunity to work closely with these thought leaders and learn cutting-edge approaches to difficult medical problems. Our division is committed to providing the most innovative treatments to our patients, translating our research discoveries to improve patient care, and training expert clinicians and physician-scientists to discover, publish, teach and lead.

Our program offers two distinct tracks: a three-year Clinical Scholar Track and a 3 1/2-year National Institutes of Health-Sponsored Track. Both tracks can be tailored to meet your specific interests and needs. Fellowships can also be tailored to allow fellows to complete a master's degree or certificate program in clinical and translational science. It is our goal to train the leaders in gastroenterology and hepatology for all generations of physicians to come.

At Mayo Clinic, we are at the forefront of patient care and scientific discovery. Mayo Clinic has leading-edge practice facilities, which include state-of-the-art gastroenterology endoscopy procedure rooms, inpatient and outpatient facilities, and a "filmless" radiology system that utilizes digitized imaging for procedures. You will use some of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tools available anywhere in the world.

We can teach you health care that is unsurpassed anywhere in terms of innovation, quality and compassion you would expect from a world leader. We encourage you to explore our website and contact us if you have any questions about our fellowship.

  • David A. Katzka, M.D. Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director
  • Laura E. Raffals, M.D. Gastroenterology Fellowship Assistant Program Director
  • May 5, 2014
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