Visiting IBD Fellow Program: Clinical Observership

Applications for the 2017-2018 program year is now closed.*

The 2017-2018 program year will run from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbvie and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.  If you have any questions, please email Anzee Sherap at

Our Visiting IBD Fellow program accepts qualified gastroenterology 2nd & 3rd year** fellows for a one-month, (most) expenses-paid observation at a leading IBD center. This highly competitive fellow program offers you exposure in treating and managing IBD patients.

By participating, you will:

  • Improve your IBD skills by following a standard curriculum designed by expert faculty with real-world experience.
  • Be exposed to clinical practices employed at leading IBD Centers.
  • Share evidence-based and expert opinion-based approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD.

Download the current curriculum by clicking linkCrohn's & Colitis Foundation Visiting IBD Fellowship Curriculum

Download the current reading list by clicking link - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Professional Education Reading List 2017

Programs are held at these Crohn's & Colitis Foundation IBD Visiting Fellow Centers * throughout the country:

*Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Visiting IBD Fellow Centers are subject to change.

**Are you an advanced fellow and want to learn more about other advanced fellowship training opportunities?  Download the attached listing of programs in the United States: Advanced Fellowship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Visiting IBD Fellow Center?  We welcome interested IBD centers to apply to become a host institution for the Visiting IBD Fellowship  program. Please note that we have already secured for the 2017-2018 cycle and are not currently anticipating  expanding the program due to the limited number of fellows supported through the program, but we welcome your institution to apply and your application will be kept on file for future consideration.

Program Details

The Visiting IBD Fellow program is designed for 2nd and 3rd year gastrointestinal (GI) fellows who express an interest in learning more about IBD—irrespective of their plans to be in private practice or stay in academics. Ideally, the program targets GI fellows who are at centers that do not have IBD-specific curricula or a sufficient volume of patients for training.  

This highly-competitive program has limited space and is open to GI Fellows interested in either adult or pediatric IBD. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will pay some of your program-related expenses, including travel and accommodations. The 2016-2017 program is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.  

Participant selection criteria include the following:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited fellowship training program within the U.S. at the time of application and at the time of scheduled rotation.
  • Candidates employed by a participating host institution may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but candidates from other programs will receive priority.
  • Candidates should express a specific interest in IBD education for a future career (not necessarily IBD specialty or academics).
  • Candidates should have the full support of their program director for time away from the candidate's home institution for the duration of the program.

The Visiting IBD Fellows represent the best and brightest applicants from the gastroenterology fellow community.
Congratulations to the selected physicians  and their home institutions for the:

2017-2018  Visiting IBD Fellowship Program

Visiting IBD Fellow Home Institution Hosting Physician CCFA IBD Visiting Fellow Centers
Dr. Manasi Agrawal Montefiore Medical Center Dr. Ben Cohen Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Danny Avalos Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Harold Boutte Washington University Dr. Kim Isaacs University of North Carolina
Dr. Rebecca Casini Children's Mercy Hospital Dr. Marla Dubinsky Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Yezaz Ghouri University of Texas Medical Branch Dr. Bo Shen Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Dr. Nicole Green Seattle Children's Hospital Dr. Shervin Rabizadeh Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Muhammad Hummami Saint Louis University Dr. Leonard Baidoo Northwestern University
Dr. William Huntington Lankenau Medical Center Dr. Miguel Regueiro University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jacqueline Larson Jackson Memorial Hospital Dr. Marla Dubinsky Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Jai Eun Lee Augusta University Medical Center Dr. Leonard Baidoo Northwestern University
Dr. Venessa Mendez Tulane School of Medicine Dr. Darrell Pardi Mayo Clinic
Dr. Robert Mocharla New York University Dr. Uma Mahadevan University of California San Francisco
Dr. Subhajit Mukherjee University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dr. Uma Mahadevan University of California San Francisco
Dr. Angela Pham University of Florida Dr. Darrell Pardi Mayo Clinic
Dr. Mohammed Razvi Johns Hopkins Hospital Dr. David Rubin University of Chicago
Dr. Mona Rezapour California Pacific Medical Center Dr. Miguel Regueiro University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Hamid Sima Mount Sinai St. Luke's - West Hospital Center Dr. Ben Cohen Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Eugenia Tsai Tulane Medical Center Dr. David Rubin University of Chicago