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Established in 1999, the UNC Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases  includes seven adult GI and three pediatric GI faculty specializing in IBD, and three colorectal surgeons, 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.

UNC has had a long-standing advanced IBD fellowship program with years of successful placement of fellows as faculty at academic institutions upon completion of the program.

The curriculum includes a diverse array of clinical experiences including inpatient and outpatient management of IBD, surgical management, pediatric to adult transitioning and nutrition. UNC is the largest multidisciplinary IBD center in the southeast and has an extensive referral base. There are opportunities to personalize the curriculum based on a fellow’s individual interests including: 1) a clinical research focus with ample opportunities and resources to complete clinical research projects, 2) experience with industry and investigator-initiated clinical trials and 3) advanced IBD clinical care including endoscopic procedures specific to IBD and a GI/surgery lead pouch clinic. Fellows can expect to gain experience in:

  • 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

Requirements for eligibility include completion of a 3-year general GI fellowship by June 30 of the year of entry and board eligibility.

For further information regarding the application process and eligibility, please contact Animesh Jain MD, IBD Fellowship Program Director, or Jarrett Grimm-Vavlitis, Education Program Manager. Please note that at this time, due to restricted funding, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Applicants must demonstrate US citizenship or the equivalent (naturalized citizen or green card).