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Department and Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are recognized leaders in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology includes three hepatologists, and nine other gastroenterologists with a broad range of expertise. Faculty for the fellowship in Transplant Hepatology also includes a liver transplant surgeon, radiologists, and pathologists.

We have a three-year Gastroenterology Fellowship, with one fellow per year. We see outpatients with GI and liver disease from around the world and across the U.S., as well as from the large local population. This creates a mix of unusual referral cases, and "bread and butter" hepatology that is optimal for education. We perform more than 12,000 outpatient procedures each year, including advanced procedures like endoscopic US, laser and photodynamic therapy, esophageal stents, PEG, ERCP, and enteroscopy. Our radiology department includes skilled interventional radiologists who are expert in TIPS placement, percutaneous cholangiograms, and interventions to relieve biliary obstruction.

Advisers

You will be assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Jacksonville and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting Professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

Facilities and Resources

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, a comprehensive impatient and outpatient medical facility, is located on 240 acres near the Intracoastal Waterway in eastern Jacksonville. It includes a 214-bed hospital, a full-service laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, an ambulatory surgical center and a radiation-oncology center. More than 270 full-time staff physicians represent virtually all clinical specialties. It is a major regional and international referral center, with more than 55,000 new patient registrations each year.

A state-of-the-art medical research building houses researchers conducting a large-scale study of Alzheimer's disease. They are particularly interested in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders, cell damage and Alzheimer's disease. Dedicated In 1993, this state-of-the-art facility allows scientists and students to explore some of the newest areas of medical science. A cancer research building is currently under construction.

Resources

During your Fellowship, you will have access to these resources and support services:

  • Teaching files in radiology and pathology
  • Large collection of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition texts in the Division Library
  • Teaching slide sets for liver biopsy interpretation
  • Secretarial services for patient care and academic activities
  • Computer support for Internet, literature search, slide creation, data base, word processing and e-mail
  • Graphic services for slide and poster presentations
  • Office and work space for Fellows
  • Computerized patient records system allows immediate access to medical records from any workstation
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