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Message from Program Director

Welcome to the Westchester Medical Center Gastroenterology Fellowship Program website.

I am the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, a tertiary and quaternary referral center set on a beautiful wooded campus in the suburbs of New York City. The Valhalla campus comprises the University Hospital, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the new Ambulatory Care Pavilion, the Behavioral Health Center and New York Medical College. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network includes 10 hospitals on eight campuses throughout the Hudson Valley. Patients come from the Hudson Valley and New York City and are attracted to the outstanding services at WMC.

Our Fellowship Program is a three-year ACGME-accredited general Gastroenterology with a total of seven Fellows all on the Valhalla campus. Fellows manage a diverse population of inpatients and outpatients with a full spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We offer our fellows evidence-based clinical training in a multi-disciplinary environment, clinical research opportunities, exposure to cutting edge complex endoscopic procedures as well as training and proficiency in a large volume of routine endoscopic procedures. Recent graduates have entered private or academic practice or have pursued an additional year of fellowship in Liver, IBD or Advanced Endoscopy.

We offer accessible and supportive faculty in a highly collegial and close-knit environment with three dedicated advanced endoscopists, a motility expert, IBD specialist, general gastroenterologists, and three transplant hepatologists. We greatly value our fellows’ contributions to our Division, and are very proud of their consistent accomplishments in clinical care, research, and education during fellowship and beyond. Our fellows are committed to lifelong learning and most remain in close contact with us personally and professionally for years after completing their fellowship.

I hope that the information on this website provides you with a helpful overview of our training program, details about our current curriculum and objectives for our fellows, the application process, and an appreciation of the many opportunities for professional and personal growth here at Westchester Medical Center. As you consider your choice of gastroenterology fellowship programs, we hope that your individual goals and priorities will find a good fit here at Westchester. If you have any questions about our program please feel free to contact me or our Program Coordinator, Joyce Contreras (Joyce.Contreras@wmchealth.org) at 914.493.3554 at any time.

Sincerely,  



Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACP, FACG
Fellowship Program Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College
Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
Beth.Schorr-Lesnick2@wmchealth.org

 

A Message from the Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, Westchester Medical Center and Upham Professor and Division Director, New York Medical College


Program Overview and Curriculum 

Gastroenterology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Westchester Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and offers exceptional training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Our mission is to prepare fellows for their chosen path in their future career in Gastroenterology. Fellows graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue advanced endoscopy, hepatology, functional GI disease, inflammatory bowel disease or general gastroenterology as a focus. While we endeavor to instill in all our fellows a love for life-long learning and innovation, we are supportive of their career choices in either an academic or private setting. We support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Clinical Sites

Westchester Medical Center is a 415-bed academic hospital and the flagship of WMCHealth Network in Valhalla, New York. It is the Hudson Valley region's tertiary and quaternary care and referral hospital, serving more than 2.4 million people. Each year, more than 120,000 patients receive care at Westchester Medical Center in every clinical specialty through the University Hospital, the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Pavilion (ACP) and the Behavioral Health Center. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network comprises 10 hospitals on eight campuses throughout the Hudson Valley. Many residents of New York City and southern Connecticut are also attracted to the outstanding services at WMC.

During training at Westchester Medical Center, fellows manage a diverse population of inpatients and outpatients with the full array of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The tertiary mission of WMC mandates that cutting edge endoscopic procedures be offered including advanced ERCP, Spyglass cholangiography, advanced EUS, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection, intraluminal stent placement, capsule endoscopy, Bravo pH, esophageal and anorectal manometry, Smart Pill and 24 hour impedance testing. We have a brand new, spacious four-room Endoscopy Unit and Fellows Room and a brand new eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion for outpatient care. Fellows see outpatients in their faculty-supervised Continuity clinic and will work alongside the Faculty in the outpatient Gastroenterology and Hepatology offices in ACP, aided by our new universal EMR platform (Cerner).

As the only Liver Transplant center between New York City and Rochester, WMC provides care to most of the region’s patients with end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition to core rotations on the GI consult and inpatient Liver Transplant service, each fellow will have a dedicated outpatient GI and Liver rotation as well as dedicated endoscopy and elective/research time. They will have the opportunity to tailor their elective months to learn more about focused areas such as nutrition, gastrointestinal motility, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal/anorectal disease, specialized endoscopic procedures, GI radiology, and clinical research.

Sample 13 Rotation Block Schedule

First Year

  • Inpatient consultation Service / Inpatient GI consultation Service (6.5-7 blocks)
  • Inpatient Liver Service (1 block)
  • Outpatient GI/Liver Service (1-2 blocks)
  • Endoscopy (2.5-3 blocks)
  • Elective/Research (1 block)
  • Vacation (1 month embedded) + ½ day/week Continuity Clinic

Second Year

  • Inpatient GI consultation Service (2 blocks)
  • Inpatient Liver Service (3.5 blocks)
  • Outpatient GI/Liver Service ( 1.5 blocks)
  • Endoscopy (4 blocks)
  • Elective/Research (2 blocks)
  • Vacation (1 month embedded) + ½ day/week Continuity Clinic

Third Year

  • Inpatient GI consultation Service (1 block)
  • Inpatient Liver Service (1.5 blocks)
  • Outpatient GI/Liver Service (2.5 blocks)
  • Endoscopy (5 blocks)
  • Elective/Research (3 blocks)
  • Vacation (1 month embedded) + ½ day/week Continuity Clinic

Education

The fellowship program offers a rich portfolio of didactic and interactive learning experiences for fellows.

Conferences include:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Case conference
  • Journal Club
  • Radiology Conference
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Board Review
  • Chief of Service Rounds/Didactics
  • Pathology Review
  • Liver Transplant Recipient Review
  • GI and Liver Tumor Boards
  • Fellows Wellness Club

Additionally, fellows are provided online learning opportunities though national and international organizations via state-of-the-art electronic presentation and print materials, as well as through live attendance, when feasible, to national gastroenterology and liver meetings.

Grand Rounds

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Grand Rounds occur weekly on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the Endoscopy Administrative Offices Conference room or via webinar.

Grand Rounds presentations are provided by both our Adult and Pediatric gastroenterology fellows, WMC faculty members inside and outside of our Division, and outside guest speakers. Speakers may include faculty from other disciplines such as Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics GI, Surgery, Radiology and Pathology to promote a true multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases.

Each fellow presents one Grand Rounds seminar annually on an approved topic of their choice focusing on the pathophysiology of the disease process.

Grand Rounds is preceded by a clinical case presentation, morbidity and mortality presentation or research project status update by one of the fellows.

Journal Club

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal Club is held monthly on a designated Monday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Westchester Medical Center in the Endoscopy Administrative Offices Conference Room or via webinar.

During these conferences, faculty members and fellows have the opportunity to review and discuss high impact GI and liver research publications and guidelines from journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, etc.

Radiology Conference

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Radiology conference is held monthly on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the radiology suite at Westchester Medical Center or by webinar. The aim of the conference is to review interesting clinical cases with our expert faculty radiologists and learn the basics of interpreting barium studies, computerized tomography, ultrasound, MRI/MRCP, and transient elastography.

Board Review and Chief of Service Rounds/Didactics

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review is held twice monthly on Wednesday mornings after GI Grand Rounds in the Endoscopy Administrative Offices Conference Room at Westchester Medical Center or via webinar.

The aim of the conference is to review Board-style questions alternating with didactic sessions. During Board Review conferences, the fellows review topic specific questions with the Chief of Service. Separate didactics sessions with the Division Chief are used to enhance clinical knowledge with topics and agenda chosen by the fellows.

Pathology Conference

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Pathology Conference is held twice a year on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. during Grand Rounds.

During this conference the senior fellows present interesting clinical cases in conjunction with an expert pathologist for review of the histo-pathology. This is an opportunity for the fellows and faculty to learn to diagnose and recognize common pathological conditions within our subspecialty.

Fellows Club

Fellows Club meets approximately three times a year in lieu of Journal Club to discuss topics such as: Job Hunting, Emotional and Physical Well-Being, and Financial Literacy. The Program Director presents and moderates the session and other faculty usually participate as well.

Research and Publications

Fellows are required to design a clinical research or Quality Improvement project and execute the project during their years in training. In addition our fellows have had multiple abstracts accepted for both oral and poster presentations at the Annual Scientific meetings sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.


Class of 2022

Aaron Weiss, MD

I am a born and raised New Yorker and thrilled to be doing my fellowship in gastroenterology at NYMC/WMC. I am interested in clinical GI—in particular, inflammatory bowel disease. When I am not in the hospital, I enjoy going on weekend trips and other adventures with my wife and our rambunctious toddler. I also love biking and watching sports, especially basketball and football (Go Knicks! Go Giants!).

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center

Zahava Farkas DO

I am a through and through New Yorker, growing up in Brooklyn and Long Island before moving to Manhattan. I completed my undergraduate studies at Queens College, City University of New York, and went on to complete my medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. I began my internal medicine training at New York Medical College-Westchester Medical Center in 2015 and after a robust three-year appointment, I elected to take a position as chief medical resident. WMC is like a second home to me and I am looking forward to continuing my training here as a GI fellow. Outside of work, you can find me hanging out with friends and family and taking advantage of everything that NYC has to offer. I have a passion for teaching and plan to pursue a career in clinical and academic medicine.

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Residency: New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center

Class of 2023

Cynthia Cohen, MD

Cynthia was born and raised in Fishkill, NY, in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. She studied food science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, before moving to Manhattan for medical school at NYU School of Medicine, followed by residency in internal medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She has now moved slightly closer to her hometown to pursue her gastroenterology fellowship at NYMC. Within gastroenterology, her areas of interest include nutrition and medical education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and taking dance and fitness classes.

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine 
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Michael Rosman, MD

After growing up on Long Island, Michael completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and has remained in New York City ever since. While he finds all facets of gastroenterology fascinating, he has an early interest in the realm of hepatobiliary disease. He is very excited to train and further explore the many different areas within gastroenterology under the guidance of the faculty at Westchester Medical Center. While applying for fellowship, he worked as a hospitalist at Bellevue Hospital, where he had completed the majority of his residency training. Outside of medicine, Michael enjoys spontaneous trips around Manhattan (especially Central Park) with his wife and daughter, both of whom he has successfully converted into lifelong New York Mets fans to suffer alongside him during baseball season.

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine 
Residency: New York University School of Medicine

Class of 2024

Anila Kumar, DO

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Westchester Medical Center

 

Amanda Rupert, MD

Medical School: Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital

 

Jakob Saidman, MD

Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital

Recent Graduates

Class of 2021

Mehtap Canastar, MD

Sarah Olivier, MD  

Frederick Yick, MD

Class of 2020

Asritha Lakshmi Gollapudi, MD
Attending: Advanced Physician Services, Westchester Medical Center/HealthAlliance Hospital, Kingston, NY with Advanced Endoscopy training

Dhruv Mehta, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Attending, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, TX

Class of 2019

Benjamin Barbash, MD
GI Health Specialists, Trumbull, CT

Shalom Frager, MD

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Transplant Hepatology Attending at Montefiore Medical Center

Class of 2018

Jonathan Barsa, MD
Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, Albany, NY

Dana Berg, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, NY
Director, IBD Westchester Medical Center Valhalla, NY

Priyanka Chugh, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Queens, NY
Digestive Disease Center of CT, Waterbury, CT

Class of 2017

Vipin Mittal, MD
Presbyterian Hospital at Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tyson Collazo, MD
 
Attending SUNY Stonybrook
Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology in Harrisburg, PA

Class of 2016

Yuriy Israel, MD 
Gastroenterology and Nutrition, P.C., Forest Hills, NY

Mitesh Bhalala, MD 
Gastroentrointestinal Specialists, Brockton, Massachusetts 

Class of 2015

Maria Kassab, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, Bronx, NY

Ayesha Zahiruddin, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Brooklyn VA - SUNY Downstate, NY

Ashley Marinino, MD
Gastroenterology Associates, Vermont 

Class of 2014

Amy Tyberg, MD
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY (Class of 2015)
Assistant Professor of Medicine Advanced Endoscopy Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, NJ

Chau Che, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty 

Edward Lebovics, MD
Upham Professor of Gastroenterology
Director, Sarah C. Upham Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, New York Medical College
Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, Westchester Medical Center

Edward Lebovics, MD, is the Sarah C. Upham Professor of Gastroenterology. Dr. Lebovics has been the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases since 1997. He currently serves as President of the Medical Executive Committee at WMC and on the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate at NYMC. He has directed the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program from 1997 to 2017. His achievements have been recognized by a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and by election to Fellowship at the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He has been regularly listed amongst "Top Doctors" by New York Magazine and various other publications. Dr. Lebovics has authored numerous articles and book chapters and delivered many invited lectures. Medical students and residents have recognized his commitment to teaching through Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Professional Interests: advanced therapeutic endoscopy, biliary and pancreatic endoscopy, hepatitis B and C virus infection, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic cholestatic diseases, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, 1976-1980
Internship/Residency: Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Washington University, 1980-1983
Fellowship: Liver Diseases, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, CUNY, 1983-1984
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, New York Medical College, 1984-1986


Brad Dworkin, MD
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases

Dr. Dworkin is a renowned specialist in esophageal, gastrointestinal functional and motility disorders, nutrition, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), 1972-1976
Internship: NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (New York, New York), 1976-1977
Residency: NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (New York, New York), 1977-1979
Chief Residency: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York), 1978
Fellowships: GI Fellowship-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York), 1979-1981; Nutrition Fellowship-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York), 1981-1982

Governor, American College of Gastroenterology, Southern, NY, 2012-2016


 

Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases

Dr. Schorr-Lesnick is the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center. She attended Yale University, Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center for her Residency and New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center for her Gastroenterology Fellowship.

Since her training, she worked at a private proctology practice, at Beth Israel Medical Center as a full time Attending Physician for nearly 10 years and in private practice in Westchester for an additional 16 years. She was Chief of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. At New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center since August 2016, she sees private GI patients, administers the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, and mentors and supervises the Fellows, who will be the next generation of Gastroenterologists.

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, New York), 1981-1985
Internship: Montefiore Medical Center (New York, Bronx), 1985-1986
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center (New York, Bronx), 1986-1988
Fellowship: Fellowship in Gastroenterology-NY Medical College/Westchester Medical Center (New York, Valhalla) 1988-1990


Virendra Tewari, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Virendra Tewari is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He specializes in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. He is dedicated to bringing novel endoscopic techniques to the practice with his international training and clinical expertise. He underwent GI training in the US and India and has been involved in gastroenterology practice, academics and research in India, UAE and the US.

His research interests and publications include: endoscopic sedation, virtual colonoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, biliary, liver and pancreatic diseases.

He performs the following procedures: Screening and diagnostic colonoscopy, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreaticography), cholangioscopy, EUS (Endoscopic ultrasound), Bravo pH, Barrett’s ablative therapy, esophageal manometry, and a wide range of therapeutic and palliative endoscopic interventions.

Medical School: GSVM Medical College India
Residency: Interfaith Medical Center Brooklyn, LLR Hospital GSVM Medical College India
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate University Hospital and New York Medical College (Metropolitan - Woodhull Hospitals), Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences India, BHU - Institute of Medical Sciences India


Dimitrios Georgostathis, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dimitrios Georgostathis is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated cum laude from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 2009. He completed his internal medicine residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where he also served as a chief resident. He remained at SUNY Downstate for his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship where he also served as a chief fellow. Following completion of his fellowship, Dr. Georgostathis completed an additional fellowship in advanced endoscopy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center - College of Medicine
Residency: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center - College of Medicine
Fellowship: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center - College of Medicine; Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Dana R. Berg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine 

Dana R. Berg, MD is the Medical Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Berg received her B.A from Columbia University and MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, gastroenterology fellowship at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center, and her advanced inflammatory bowel disease training at New York University Langone Hospital.

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship: Gastroenterology Fellowship at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center
Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at New York University Langone Medical Center


 

David C. Wolf, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director
Liver Transplant
Transplant Hepatologist

Dr. Wolf is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Previously he served on the faculties at the University of Cincinnati and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 1996, Dr. Wolf was involved in the establishment the Liver Transplant Program at the Westchester Medical Center. He has published more than 30 papers and 60 abstracts, primarily focusing upon the variceal bleeding and liver cancer.

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Bronx Municipal Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Roxana Bodin, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Bodin serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College, and an Attending Transplant Hepatologist at Westchester Medical Center

Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Residency: New York Medical College - Metropolitan Hospital
Fellowship: New York Medical College, Westchester County Medical Center


 

Shireen Pais, MD

Dr. Shireen Pais is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and specializes in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. Dr. Pais is the Medical Director of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. She completed her medical education at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India; her Internal Medicine training at Columbia University Medical Center; Gastroenterology training at University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center; and advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Indiana University. 

 Dr. Pais’ clinical interests include Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopy management of superficial tumors, diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP and EUS, cholangioscopy and bariatric endoscopy. She serves on numerous local and national committees of NYSGE, ACG and ASGE. She has been listed in “Top Doctors” by Westchester Magazine and various other publications. 

Medical School: St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: 
Gastroenterology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center; Advanced Endoscopy, Indiana University


Bernard Partiula, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Partiula serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College and an Attending Transplant Hepatologist at Westchester Medical Center.

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital | Northwell Health
Fellowship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


How to Apply

Applications are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Fellowship positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program.

The fellowship application requires the following information:

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • A dean's letter and three other letters of recommendation, one has to be from the internal medicine program director
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)

After receipt of all required documentation, qualified candidates will be invited for a virtual fellowship recruitment day including: Grand Rounds; a welcome by the Chief of Service and an introduction by the Program Director; a tour of the institution, including the endoscopy suite, fellows room and Ambulatory Care Center/Clinic space; interviews with the attending faculty and an opportunity to interact informally with our current fellows.

We wish you the best in your application process and in finding the right “fit” for your fellowship.

Please contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Joyce Contreras (Joyce.contreras@wmchealth.org) at 914-493-3554, if you have any further questions or concerns.


Contact Us

Joyce Contreras
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Disease
Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 3rd Floor
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Main Office Number: 914.493.3554
joyce.contreras@wmchealth.org