Advanced GI Motility Fellowship

The Advanced GI Motility Fellowship is a 1-year advanced training program offering unparalleled clinical depth and rigor, as well as opportunities for translational research in motility disorders.

At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we recognized the need for advanced training in motility disorders for pediatric gastroenterologists and created the Advanced GI Motility Fellowship Program. Fellows will work directly with experts from our Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

We offer fellows:

  • A structured curriculum that addresses clinical, research, procedural and didactic components
  • World-renowned faculty with extensive years of combined experience treating patients and conducting clinical translational research
  • Physicians and staff with specific expertise in functional bowel and gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • A large and diversified patient population

Program goals

We will:

  • Provide fellows with formalized and immersive subspecialty training in the field of pediatric neurogastroenterology and motility
  • Expose fellows to a wide range of relevant pathology seen at our referral center through clinical and procedural experience
  • Train pediatric gastroenterologists to:
    • Conduct and interpret motility studies independently
    • Participate in the treatment of patients with complex functional disorders
    • Serve as a consultant to other gastroenterologists and clinicians
  • Provide fellows with a sophisticated understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal motility
  • Help fellows understand the brain-gut axis and how it impacts functional bowel disorders
  • Educate fellows about all facets of gastrointestinal motility disorders including:
    • The structure and function of the enteric nervous system
    • Subgroups of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
    • Genetics, natural history and management of specific conditions such as Hirschsprung disease

Training sites

Fellows will work under the direct supervision of an attending gastroenterologist at these locations:

Additional optional rotations may be offered within nutrition, surgery, pathology, radiology and with the adult motility team at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.

How to apply

Candidates must have graduated from an accredited pediatric gastroenterology fellowship program and be Board Eligible or Board Certified (BE/BC) in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the time of recruiting. 

Selected applicants will be interviewed by a faculty member from CHOP’s Lustgarten Center for GI Motility, including Program Director Hayat Mousa, MD and Associate Program Director Prasanna K. Kapavarapu, MD.

A group interview will also take place and may include staff from the GI Motility Center including the Clinical Director, as well as gastroenterologists and nursing staff.

Contact us

Prospective fellows are encouraged to contact Tiffany DiBruno, Program Coordinator, at or 215-590-3247.

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