Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

The Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) #1444814251 is designed to develop the careers of future colleagues and leaders in community or academic gastroenterology and hepatology through comprehensive education, mentorship and intensive training in clinical practice and research. A strong clinical background and training experience are considered essential for each of these tracks. Our goal is to select the best clinicians and expose them to intensive training and scholarly activities.

Our program offers a unique opportunity to train and foster top-notch future physicians in these specialties. Located in the Texas Medical Center, we have exposure to a diverse patient population spanning seven Houston Methodist hospitals. We are ranked in 11 adult specialties by U.S. News & World Report and ranked 13 in the nation for gastroenterology and GI surgery. The hospital is also listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies” since 2006.

We recognize that the future generations of competent gastroenterologists need to be fortified with the diverse range of knowledge and competencies. Our fellows are given the structure and supervision required to ensure that each are well-trained, competent gastroenterologists and are given guidance and mentorship toward their individual professional goals and aspirations. The three-year program fully integrates the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies and milestones through a required set of rotations, a didactic curriculum and elective rotations designed to broaden the base of knowledge. Our fellows, faculty and program are continuously evaluated to ensure success in achieving these competencies, goals and objectives.

All training is done at Houston Methodist Hospital and connected facilities in the Texas Medical Center. Fellows have unrivaled opportunity to train with both the academic and private faculty, as well as develop clinical or translational research projects at the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Under the leadership of gastroenterologist Dr. Eamonn Quigley and surgeon Dr. Barbara Bass, the Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders brings together the extensive resources of Houston Methodist in the field of digestive disease to provide patients with an unparalleled level of quality care. We offer a comprehensive treatment program to patients with digestive disorders, with therapeutic options ranging from simple lifestyle changes to the most advanced surgeries.

The Gastroenterology Division at Houston Methodist is a multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, exceptional nurses and other specially trained health care professionals who work together to diagnose and treat diseases of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, biliary tree, small intestine and colon with leading-edge technology and research. Collaboration between experts in gastroenterology, surgery, oncology and radiology ensures that patients receive compassionate and innovative care at Houston Methodist.

Application Process
Fellowship application and required documentation must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The documentation listed below must be submitted with the application:

  • Official medical school transcript and diploma in original language and in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
  • Three letters of recommendation plus a letter of recommendation from your program director
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores (must possess a passing score)
  • Photograph

Contact Us
Houston Methodist Hospital
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program Coordinator
6550 Fannin St., Suite 1001
Houston, TX 77030

Tel. 713.441.6081
Fax 713.790.3026