Gastroenterology & Hepatology Subspecialty Fellowship
|Charlene Prather, MD, MPH, AGAF, FACP
Professor of Internal Medicine
The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Subspecialty Residency (Fellowship) Program at Saint Louis University School of Medicine is designed to provide superior training in all aspects of clinical and endoscopic gastroenterology and hepatology. Thus, we expect that graduates of our program will excel in both the cognitive and the procedural aspects of gastroenterology. During the three-year training period, subspecialty residents also have an opportunity to spend 6 months in laboratory-based or clinical research. An amalgamation of these clinical, procedural, and research experiences will provide the foundation for a future career in academic medicine, as well as in a scholarly clinical practice. The role of the gastrointestinal specialist has been modified with the changes in healthcare delivery and the advent of managed care. We are cognizant of these changes and we have tried to design our program to be sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of our trainees and to allow our graduates to be successful in these changing times.
Complex problems in gastroenterology often require a team approach. We are fortunate in having excellent collaborative relations with GI and liver transplant surgeons, diagnostic and therapeutic radiologists, and GI pathologists who interact with us regularly in the care of our patients and in our research efforts. Saint Louis University has active abdominal transplantation program.