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Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Saint Louis University's gastroenterology training program is designed to train pediatricians to be excellent clinicians, educators, and scholars in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. 

As a fellow, you will provide direct and supervisory care for pediatric inpatients, serve as a consultant to pediatricians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital as well as in the surrounding region, and develop skills conduct clinical, translational and/or bench research setting.

Learn More About SLU's Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Fellowship Training

The fellowship spans three years. The applicant must be board-certified or board-eligible in pediatrics. Our training program is flexible and will be tailored to the needs of the individual trainee. 

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is the primary site for the training of the fellowship and is the primary pediatric teaching program of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Cardinal Glennon is a free-standing 190-bed children's hospital across the street from the SLU School of Medicine. The hospital includes Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Level III NICU and an active liver transplant program.


(Can be tailored to meet individual fellow needs)

  • 15-18 months of direct patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings. The majority of the clinical experience occurs during the first year of fellowship.
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Inpatient Service
    • The fellow leads a primary gastroenterology/hepatology service team with progressive autonomy under supervision of a gastroenterology attending physician
    • The fellow provides direct consultative services for pediatric inpatients
    • The fellow is the first-line consultant through the Cardinal Glennon Access Line, a direct-to-specialist consultant phone line available to pediatricians around the region.
  • Roughly 18 months devoted to research
    • Opportunities for scholarly activity with mentorship by national leaders in pediatric gastroenterology
    • Elective rotation opportunities with adult endoscopy, pediatric nutrition, hepatology, radiology


There are multiple conferences available for fellows to attend. They include:

Fellows Lecture Series

Held 9-10 a.m every Wednesday with the aim to cover core content in pediatric gastroenterology. Medical students and pediatric residents rotating on the GI service also attend this lecture series.

Pathology Conference

This is a weekly multidisciplinary conference held with pediatric pathologists to review and discuss GI histopathology clinical cases.

GI-Pathology Fellow Lecture

Monthly lecture by pediatric pathologist to cover core GI histopathology learning topics.

Patient Safety and Quality Conference

Bi-annual conference led by fellows to highlight patient safety and quality.

IBD Roundtable

Quarterly conference led by IBD Medical Directors to review quality and outcomes data in our robust pediatric IBD practice as well as an opportunity for case discussion.

Radiology Conference

One-hour monthly conference with pediatric radiologists reviewing a variety of radiography.

Application Process

Applicants must be in their final year of training in either pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics or emergency medicine. The fellowship accepts two applicants per year. Three letters of recommendation are required. The interview period is September-October. 

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and the fellowship program participates in the The Match, National Resident Matching Program.

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More Information

FREIDA Online, the AMA residency and fellowship database, provides detailed information on the fellowship program. Copy and paste our ten-digit code, 329-28-21-036, into the search engine at the bottom of the page.