Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Program

At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, three-year fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology are offered in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine to promising physicians, who have completed U.S. or Canadian postgraduate pediatric residency programs.

Why Choose Children’s?

We are:

  • One of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Named to Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America
  • Home to one of the leading pediatric gastrointestinal, hepatology and nutrition programs in the country
  • Ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the country for liver transplant volumes and survival rates

About Our Program

Our goal is to train academically-oriented pediatric gastroenterologists who will be involved in a lifetime of excellence in the areas of patient care, teaching and research.


The pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship is a three-year program. The first year is devoted entirely to inpatient and outpatient clinical duties. The second and third year focus primarily on research.

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Responsibilities and expectations

The responsibilities of fellowship trainees differ markedly from pediatric residents. Pediatric residents are responsible for writing orders and directly managing the patients. Fellows function in a consulting and attending role, similar to how they will when they join the faculty of a medical school.

During the three years of fellowship training, fellows receive both formal and informal training on appropriate billing and coding to facilitate transition to the faculty level and provide an understanding of the business of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

Fellows are encouraged to attend weekly pediatric grand rounds at Children's at Egleston and Grady Memorial Hospital as well as case review sessions. Monthly attendance at conferences (radiology, pathology, journal club and text review) are required.

Optional educational opportunities are also available. Basic sciences seminars are conducted weekly by the Division of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases within the Department of Internal Medicine. Fellows are encouraged to attend whenever possible in order to interact with the established gastroenterology fellows, faculty and attending physicians.

Library facilities

Medline CD-ROM searches can be performed through Emory University's medical library from the computers in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition section offices. In addition, fellows have access to the extensive Emory University library facilities including the Emory Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library.

A well supplied library is also available at Children’s at Egleston with access to Medline services. In the GI section, there is a wide selection of major gastroenterology, hepatology, liver transplant and nutrition pediatric journals.

How to apply

Children’s participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

To apply, complete a universal application on Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Contact Us

Katherine N. Farmer
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Pediatric Divisions of GI and Transplant Hepatology
2015 Uppergate Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-0903