Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic pediatric gastroenterologist Mounif El-Youssef, M.D., with fellow Michelle Gonzalez, M.D.

Pediatric gastroenterologist Mounif El-Youssef, M.D., with fellow Michelle Gonzalez, M.D.

Mayo Clinic's pediatric gastroenterology specialists treat conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including pancreas and liver conditions that affect children from birth to adolescence. Physicians offer a complete array of diagnostic and endoscopic services for the pediatric age group, including liver transplantation.

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.

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 Advanced Endoscopy Interest Group, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interest Group, the Pancreas Interest Group, the Hepatobiliary Interest Group and the Motility Interest Group, among others.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

During the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, you have one-on-one access to faculty members who provide educational, mentorship and personal support. These advisers serve as contact points, introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.

Oct. 26, 2017