Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic's pediatric gastroenterology specialists treat conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including pancreas and liver, which affect children from birth to adolescence. Physicians offer a complete array of diagnostic and endoscopic services for the pediatric age group, including liver transplantation.
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology works in very close collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Department of Medicine. This working relationship allows for interactions among the various interest groups that together form the largest gastroenterology and hepatology practice in the country.
Fellows have access to physicians in the Endoscopy Interest Group, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interest Group, the Pancreas Interest Group, the Hepatobiliary Interest Group and the Gastrointestinal Motility Interest Group, among others.
The opportunity for learning the basic science of clinical research is also enhanced through the Center for Translational Science Activities. Classes in the statistics of epidemiology and evidence-based medicine are offered to residents and fellows.
As a whole, the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine includes more than 100 pediatric and adolescent physicians specializing in more than 40 areas and providing care ranging from routine checkups to complex surgical procedures.
Annually, Mayo Clinic treats more than 50,000 children and adolescents, including some 5,000 hospital patients. Mayo Clinic pediatric and adolescent surgeons perform more than 8,000 procedures each year.
Advisers and mentors
During the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, you will be assigned to faculty members who can provide educational advice and personal support. These advisers will serve as contact points, introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minn., and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.