Established in 1999, the UNC Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases now includes six faculty gastroenterology experts in IBD, three faculty IBD gastrointestinal surgeons, and two pediatric IBD gastroenterologists, making it among the largest and most highly regarded IBD programs in the nation. We perform cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical research, and provide state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary care.
Physicians who will have completed a general gastroenterology fellowship are invited to apply for our year-long Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Training Program. Advanced IBD Fellows receive extensive exposure to and training in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in the inpatient, outpatient, and endoscopy settings. Fellows will also learn how to develop and manage a clinical IBD program, including clinical practice, infusion centers, and clinical trial development/participation. There are ample opportunities for structured translational and clinical research.
This will be done through participation in the following activities:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease outpatient clinic
- Pouch clinic
- GI/IBD surgery clinic
- GI procedures: IBD blocked time
- Inpatient IBD consultation service
- Pediatric IBD transition clinic
- GI radiology review
- GI pathology review
- IBD clinical research project
- IBD clinical trials instruction
For further information regarding the application process and eligibility, please contact Kim Isaacs, MD, PhD, Advanced IBD Fellowship Program Director, or Steve Kennedy, PhD, Program Coordinator. Please note at this time due to restricted funding we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Applicants must demonstrate US citizenship or the equivalent (naturalized citizen, employment authorization document [EAD], green card). Currently positions are filled for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.