Visiting Inflammatory Bowel Disease Observership Program

This highly competitive Visiting IBD Observership Program accepts qualified 2nd & 3rd year gastroenterology fellows who express an interest in learning more about adult or pediatric IBD—regardless of their plans to be in private practice or stay in academics—for a one-month, (most) expenses-paid observation at a leading IBD specialty center. The program is designed for GI fellows who have not had exposure to IBD-specific curricula or a sufficient volume of IBD patients.



Program Details


By participating, fellows will:

  • Improve their 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
  • Learn evidence-based and expert opinion-based approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD


Program Requirements:

  • 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 must be in the 2nd or 3rd year of their gastrointestinal (GI) fellowship at the time of scheduled rotation.
  • Candidates must have the full support of their program director for time away from their home institution for the duration of the program.


Program timeline for 2024-2025 cycle:

  • January 1, 2024 - Fellow Application opens
  • March 8, 2024 - Fellow Application closes
  • April 2024 - Notification of selection status
  • September 2024 through April 2025 - Rotations



If you have any questions, please email our Visiting IBD Fellowship Program coordinator at [email protected].


Participating IBD Centers


Visiting IBD Fellowship Host Institutions:



We are thrilled to announce our new IBD centers, who will begin their participation in the VIBD Program in Fall 2024:


Program Testimonials


Read what past fellows said about their experience with our Visiting IBD Fellowship:

“Interestingly, I will be joining the [host] IBD center for a faculty position starting this fall. The VIBD month definitely helped tremendously in landing the job. Thank you again for all of your support in coordinating the rotation.” 

“Prior to this experience, I had very little exposure to complex IBD patients and even less experience in management of these patients. IBD is such a large part of GI that I am grateful for the incredible learning experience.” 

“This has been an invaluable experience for me. I will highly recommend it to fellows at my center. I can't say enough good things about my time at my [host] IBD Center.”


Lead Faculty


Our Visiting IBD Fellowship Workgroup consists of members of our National Scientific Advisory Committee - Professional Education Subcommittee. They play a vital role in selecting the curriculum for this program, creating content, selecting criteria for applicants, reviewing applications and training fellows.


Visiting IBD Fellows Class of 2023-2024


Visiting IBD Fellow Home Institution Host Institution
Dr. Farhan Ali Arnot Ogden Medical Center University of California at San Francisco
Dr. Rajan Amin University of Nevada: Las Vegas University of North Carolina
Dr. Michelle Bernshteyn Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Massachusetts General Crohn's & Colitis Center
Dr. Erica Diana Duh University of California Irvine Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Mohammed El-Dallal Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kristen Farraj Mountain Vista Medical Center NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Rani Kattoula Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital University of Chicago Medical Center
Dr. Eliza Lewine NYU Long Island Hospital NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Xue Jing (Claire) Li University of Arizona- Banner University Medical Center Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Dr. Ana Martinez-Tapia  Larkin Community Hospital University of Michigan
Dr. Rasheed Musa East Tennessee State University University of Chicago Medical Center
Dr. Divya Nadella  New York Presbyterian-Queens Northwestern University
Dr. Katrina Naik Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at University of Nevada: Las Vegas Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Anna Owings University of Mississippi Medical Center Mayo Clinic: Rochester
Dr. Fouzia Oza The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Massachusetts General Crohn's & Colitis Center
Dr. William Park  Brown University Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Robert J. Pattison Sunrise Health GME Consortium Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Paige Robinson Arnot Ogden Medical Center University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jakob (Jake) Saidman Westchester Medical Center Washington University
Dr. Omar Tageldin Albany Medical Center Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Anuj Vyas Parkview Medical Center Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Xin (Lydia) Zheng Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium NYU Grossman School of Medicine


We are excited to announce our 2023-2024 Bristol-Myers Squibb Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Awardees: 

  • Dr. Rani Kattoula, Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
  • Dr. Ana Martinez-Tapia, Larkin Community Hospital
  • Dr. Rasheed Musa, East Tennessee State University
  • Dr. Divya Nadella, New York Presbyterian-Queens



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