Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship

Currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Houston Methodist Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship is offering an opportunity to train among leaders in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. Houston Methodist Hospital is a 900-bed hospital ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Texas, with a national ranking of No. 5 in Gastroenterology and GI surgery according to U.S. News & World Report.

Our program's main objective is to train highly competent gastroenterologists in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. Working throughout The Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders and paired with The Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, the IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) fellow will train in a diverse curriculum. All trainees will achieve excellence in patient care, medical knowledge, communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and systems-based practice. A key component of this training includes fostering skills in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and the utilization of bowel ultrasound and endoscopy within the context of consultation and continuity of care. Trainees will interact with colorectal surgeons, pathologists, our IBD dietician, and radiologists for comprehensive care of the IBD patient.

The training program exposes fellows to all aspects of inflammatory bowel disease from mild presentations to complex medically refractory disease. At Houston Methodist IBD Center the IBD fellow will receive specialized training in bowel ultrasound to guide immediate treatment decisions of patients with Crohn's disease  and ulcerative colitis. The IBD fellow will participate in clinical or basic research with mentorship and guidance from a selected IBD faculty. The program goal is to afford the IBD fellow an opportunity to explore a future career with either an investigative/teaching, clinical focus, or both.

Program Contacts

Program Coordinator
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower Suite 1001
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.6081