Gastroenterology Fellowship

Program Director: Reena J. Salgia, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Ivy Anspach

Program aims

  • To produce expert gastroenterologists ready for independent unsupervised practice.
  • To develop critical thinking skills and an ability to critically review the literature, ensuring the practice of updated and evidence-based practices.
  • To promote the development of effective communication skills, empathy, and compassionate care.
  • To hone the leadership skills of our trainees, empowering them to be involved in leading team-based care, research projects, and quality improvement initiatives.
  • To develop the technical skills of our trainees such that they meet the requirements of Gastroenterology fellowship training and are ready for unsupervised practice.
  • To expose trainees to specialized areas of Gastroenterology, including but not limited to: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility disorders, Hepatology, Transplant Medicine, Interventional Endoscopy, and Bariatric medicine.
  • To value a safe learning environment for education and enrichment, along with guided mentorship.
  • To seek improvement through feedback and evaluation in order to continuously enhance the learning experience.

The Division of Gastroenterology offers 5 positions annually for our 3-year fellowship program supported by Henry Ford Health, one of the largest and most respected integrated health care delivery systems in the country. Our fellows utilize the latest technology and train from a highly skilled clinical staff at Henry Ford Hospital, a nationally renowned specialty care, teaching and research institution that is the flagship of Henry Ford Health.

Henry Ford Hospital is a unique educational institution; it is not directly connected to a medical school, yet exceeds most university hospitals in clinical load and resident and fellow teaching activity. Each year, we offer training in all specialties to more than 700 residents and fellows and at least 700 third- and fourth-year medical students from multiple affiliated medical schools including Wayne State University, Case Western Reserve University, The University of Michigan, Medical College of Ohio and Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, medical students from more than 25 other U.S. medical schools spend some portion of the year at our hospital.

Our fellows benefit from being exposed to a wide spectrum and large quantity of patients, as our hospital serves the metropolitan population of Detroit as well as the surrounding suburbs. This provides an exceptional environment for learning because of the multiple populations we serve and the breadth of experience they provide. One of the strengths of the Henry Ford program is the commitment to excellence of our staff.

Many of our physicians are national leaders in both organized medicine and medical education and our residents benefit greatly from the wealth of experience they provide. Learning from some of the most talented and committed doctors in all of health care ensures that graduates of our program become exceptional, well-rounded physicians. In short, training at Henry Ford allows you to learn from some of the very best minds in medicine.



Mission and vision

The objective of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program is to provide fellows with the skills required for them to reach individual educational goals in a setting that is both supportive and challenging. Formal training is provided in the diagnosis and management of luminal gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Fellows will be instilled with cognitive and technical skills as well as an academic perspective that emphasizes renewal of knowledge in order to maintain the highest standards of practice.
Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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