Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Program

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) training program offers a funded, full-time, one-year non-accredited fellowship for gastroenterologists interested in advanced study in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis diagnosis, disease management, and research.

The IBD program at Washington University has a dedicated staff of five gastroenterologists, two nurses, and two research coordinators who work in close collaboration with surgeons, pathologists and radiologists focusing on IBD care and research.

The overall goal of the our IBD fellowship program is to provide specialized training to gastroenterologists who wish to pursue an academic career in IBD.

The program offers candidates comprehensive and advanced training in the clinical and research aspects of IBD. There will be significant exposure to both inpatient and outpatient management of patients with complex IBD and broad opportunities for participation in research activities and conferences within the Division of Gastroenterology.

During the fellowship, the successful candidate will be expected to carry out one or more clinical or basic-translational research project(s) related to IBD under supervision of faculty who have a specialty focus in IBD.


  • Internal Medicine training completion
  • Completion of an accredited three-year gastroenterology fellowship program or equivalent
  • Eligibility to gain license to practice medicine in the state of Missouri
  • Appropriate non-U.S. citizen Visa requirements, if applicable



To apply, please email your cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to all of the following:

Director of IBD Program and IBD Research
Matthew Ciorba, MD

IBD Fellowship Program Coordinator
Andrew La Brier