Gastroenterology Motility Fellowship

Gastroenterology Motility Fellowship

Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a one-year Gastroenterology Motility Fellowship.

The Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is accepting applications for their twelve month fellowship in motility training. 

The program is fully approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and fellows receive official certification upon completion of their training. Graduates from the program are currently directing motility centers and programs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Calgary and Montreal.

Fellowship trainees will attain extensive training in a number of techniques, some of which are unique to Nationwide Children’s Motility Center. These include:

  • Anorectal, antroduodenal, colonic, and esophageal manomety, using high resolution and traditional techniques
  • 24-hour impedance pH monitoring (multi-channel intraluminal impedance pH monitoring)
  • Botox for anal and pyloric sphincter
  • Gastrointestinal neuromodulation, including gastric electrical stimulation, auricular neurostimulation, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation and sacral nerve stimulation 
  • The only inpatient and intensive outpatient rumination program in the U.S.
  • Anorectal biofeedback therapy 
  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy 

Over 400 patients are referred to the center and 500 tests are conducted every year.

What You Need To Know

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

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The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition takes great pride in the 23 distinguished faculty who are internationally acclaimed pediatric gastroenterologists with maturity, experience and scholarly productivity. The academic environment is rich and diverse in the clinical and research arena. We strive for the status of national leaders in training pediatric Gastroenterologists.

The Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's is ranked #10 by US News and World Report.

Research

Motility fellows are provided the opportunity to choose, in conjunction with the program director, either clinical or basic science research. Motility research studies are conducted by international scholars and research faculty within the program. Additionally, there are opportunities at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. These programs help provide mentorship with research opportunities, including protocols for children and neonates.

Our well-integrated program also helps facilitate collaborations with other pediatric disciplines at Nationwide Children's, as well as national and international motility centers.

 

Faculty and Fellows

Fellows work in conjunction with our diverse team, which includes staff dedicated exclusively to the Motility Center. In addition to the faculty, the team includes a pediatric GI psychologist, two pediatric nurse practitioners, three registered nurses, a program director, an assistant program director, an administrative assistant, research assistants and education coordinators, all of whom are available to support the trainee. We also work very closely with the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction (CCPR).

Application and Selection

The Gastroenterology Motility Fellowship accepts applications from highly qualified PGY-7 candidates for a fellowship commencing in July of each year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are available year round by contacting the program administrator. 

All applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in pediatrics through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). All international graduates must hold an unrestricted, J1 VISA.

Upon completion of the review of all applications by the program director and recruitment committee, qualified candidates will be invited to interview. We encourage you to apply if you meet our eligibility criteria, and look forward to considering your application.

For questions or to receive an application, contact:

Mary Kay Miller
Education Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
(614) 722-3474
MaryKay.Miller@NationwideChildrens.org

Mackenzie Kibbe
Education Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
(614) 355-2926
Mackenzie.Kibbe@NationwideChildrens.org

Contact

Please contact our education coordinators with specific questions.

Mary Kay Miller
Education Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
(614) 722-3474
MaryKay.Miller@NationwideChildrens.org

Mackenzie Kibbe
Education Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
(614) 355-2926
Mackenzie.Kibbe@NationwideChildrens.org