About Our Fellowship
The Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders Fellowship is not funded at this time but accepts rolling applications from applicants with sponsored external funding.
GI Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders affect a large percentage of the
population and represent a significant portion of patients in both
gastroenterology and primary care clinics. However, given the resources
needed for a specialized Motility Center, gastroenterologists who
sub-specialize in Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders are generally
only found in large academic hospitals in larger cities. Training in this
area of gastroenterology includes the diagnosis and treatment of patients
with motility and functional bowel disorders, as well as clinical research
pertaining to the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of these
The goal of this program is to develop and mentor fellows to become
gastroenterologists with expertise in the management of patients with GI
Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders. The objectives of this program
will be to provide fellows with experience and expertise in:
- Outpatient diagnosis and treatment of patients with Motility and
Functional Bowel Disorders such as GERD, achalasia, gastroparesis,
dumping syndrome, SIBO, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, fecal incontinence,
and pelvic floor dyssynergia
- Practical use of pharmacological, complementary, and surgical therapies
- Diagnostic motility tests including esophageal, gastric, colonic,
anorectal, and whole gut testing
- Techniques such as Bravo probe placement, Botox injections, balloon
dilatation, "Solesta" injection, and sacral nerve stimulation
- Clinical research skills such as data collection and analysis, IRB
processes and human research training
- Cross-disciplinary collaborations with nursing, radiology,
uro-gynecological, surgical and research staff
Graduates of the program will be prepared for a career as an academic
gastroenterologist with an interest in Motility/Functional Bowel Disorders.
The program will develop individuals for "Clinical Expertise / Innovation"
or "Investigator" career tracks.