Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine


The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers a rigorous and stimulating environment for postgraduate medical education in all facets of the subspecialty of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Medical Students Education

Our division offers third and fourth-year electives in Gastrointestinal Disorders. The Gastroenterology Clinical Clerkship is a four week clerkship that emphasizes the pathophysiology of GI disorders and focuses on the application to commonly encountered clinical problems. Medical students will spend their time on the GI consultative service, in which they will examine patients, prepare and present work-ups and relevant research, and review patients with fellows and attending physicians. Find the latest elective catalog and eligibility information.

Resident Research

Internal Medicine residents who wish to do research in the division are encouraged to contact faculty for potential research mentorship three to six months in advance of their scheduled research blocks to discuss possible research projects. The faculty aim to provide projects that can be completed and the results published or presented at a national meeting in the time available to residents for research purposes.


Clinical fellows participate in a three-year Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship program in either a clinical track, where the training emphasizes clinical patient care and research, or in a research track where the latter two years of the fellowship are devoted largely to basic science research. Research trainees have an opportunity to work within the division’s laboratories, which include collaborations with investigators in the school’s basic science departments and in clinical departments such as Surgery, Pathology and Pediatrics. Josh Levitsky, MD, serves as the new director of the fellowship program.