About Our Fellowship


Dr Jacqueline Wolf and Melinda Dennis attending to patient
Dr. Wolf and Melinda Dennis with a patient (Photo taken pre-COVID.)

This one-year training program in Women’s Digestive Health, undertaken following completion of ACGME accredited GI fellowship training, will provide fellows advanced expertise in the management of women’s digestive health disorders.

The fellow will gain experience in outpatient diagnosis and management of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), celiac disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cancer genetics, endometriosis, GI issues associated with pregnancy and/or rheumatologic disease and motility, and functional bowel disorders which are more prevalent in women such as gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia, abdominal bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rectal evacuation disorders (fecal incontinence, descending perineum syndrome, dyssynergia) and chronic pelvic pain. The fellow will be mentored by and work with a subset of gastroenterologists within the division with interest and expertise in gastrointestinal problems of women. They will be part of a multidisciplinary team which includes colorectal surgery, urogynecology, obstetrics and gynecology, nutrition, pelvic floor physical therapy, pain management and GI psychology, who are essential in the diagnosis and management of women's GI health disorders.

The program participates in a monthly endometriosis group and the quarterly meeting of the pelvic floor disorders multidisciplinary group. They will continue to have access to our wide breadth of current didactic conferences across GI, which often include discussions of women's digestive health. Fellows will be encouraged to undertake a research project related to Women's Digestive Health disorders as part of the fellowship. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a career as an academic gastroenterologist with an expertise in Women Digestive Health disorders.