Gastroenterology Motility Fellowship

Gastroenterology Motility Fellowship

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

The Center for Advanced Research in Neuromuscular Gastrointestinal Disorders (C.A.R.I.N.G) at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 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)

  • Wireless Motility Capsile

  • Botox for anal and pyloric sphincter

  • Gastric Pacing and Sacral Nerve Stimulation

  • The only rumination inpatient rehabilitation program in the U.S.

  • Electrogastrography

  • Electronic barostat

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 #15 by US News and World Report.


Motility Fellows are provided the opportunity to choose, in conjunction with the Program Director, either clinical or basic science research.  On-going motility research programs are conducted by International Scholars and research faculty and at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. They provide mentorship with research opportunities including protocols for children and neonates.

There are open clinical trials with NIH funding and infrastructure to facilitate collaboration with other disciplines and national and international motility centers. 


Fellows work in conjunction with a strong team which includes staff dedicated exclusively to the Center. The team includes a pediatric psychologist, pediatric nurse practitioner, 3 registered nurses, Administrator, Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and Research Assistants all of whom are available to support the trainee.

Meet Our Fellow

Nancy Swiader

Nancy Swiader, DO

  • First Year Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Received her undergraduate degree at University of New Hampshire
  • Received her medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed her pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center
  • Completed her pediatric GI fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Application & 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 Program Administrator
Division of Gastroenterology
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43205-2696
Phone: (614) 722-3474


Please contact our Education Program Administrator regarding specific questions.

Mary Kay Miller
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43205-2696
Phone: (614) 722-3474