Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The primary goal of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship is to provide direction and training for physicians to become excellent, independent clinicians. Clinicians will complete the fellowship having the proper skills to evaluate, diagnose and manage primary and secondary disease of the gastrointestinal tract. We also strive to advance the field of pediatric gastroenterology by participating in both research and education. The program is designed around the guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. This is intended to allow trainees to meet the requirements for certification by the Pediatric Gastroenterology Subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Mission & Vision

The primary goal of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship is to provide direction and training for physicians to become excellent, independent clinicians. Clinicians will complete the fellowship having the proper skills to evaluate, diagnose and manage primary and secondary disease of the gastrointestinal tract. We also strive to advance the field of pediatric gastroenterology by participating in both research and education. The program is designed around the guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. This is intended to allow trainees to meet the requirements for certification by the Pediatric Gastroenterology Subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Program Director’s Welcome

Greetings! We thank you for your interest in our fellowship as part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. An established program since 2005, our Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship offers physicians in training a robust clinical and research experience.

Program Director’s Welcome

Greetings! We thank you for your interest in our fellowship as part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. An established program since 2005, our Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship offers physicians in training a robust clinical and research experience.

Clinical training of fellows is enhanced by a formal educational program which includes conferences with adult gastroenterology, pathology, radiology, surgery and transplant learning opportunities. Fellows also participate in multi-disciplinary subspecialty programs, including exposure to the Miami Transplant Institute, and motility and nutrition programs. In addition, fellows are encouraged to attend departmental and university seminars including the Fellows Developmental Lecture Series, designed to promote career training in academic medicine.

Opportunities for clinical and laboratory research represent a major strength of our program, and fellows have a track record of success with numerous publications and presentations at national and international conferences.

The geographic location of the program, with the expanded catchment area extending to the Caribbean and Central and South America, affords trainees a uniquely diverse patient population. Fellows see patients in both county hospital and private institution settings. This situation provides additional experiences as fellows learn how to navigate the needs of very diverse demographic populations.

Our division is like a family, and the heart of the family is our fellows. We feel our fellowship represents an outstanding learning environment and we are all committed to our fellows’ success. As such, fellowship applicants will have an opportunity to discuss the program with faculty and current fellows during the application/interview process, and are invited to contact Program Director Amber Langshaw, MD at pedsgifellowship@med.miami.edu with any questions about the fellowship or for additional information.

We look forward to meeting with you and helping our family grow.

-Director Amber Langshaw, MD

-Associate Director Amanda Fifi, MD

Description

The geographic location of the program, with the expanded catchment area extending to the Caribbean and Central and South America, affords trainees a uniquely diverse patient population. Fellows see patients in both county hospital and private institution settings. This situation provides additional experiences as fellows learn how to navigate the needs of very diverse demographic populations.

Our division is like a family, and the heart of the family is our fellows. We feel our fellowship represents an outstanding learning environment and we are all committed to our fellows’ success. As such, fellowship applicants will have an opportunity to discuss the program with faculty and current fellows during the application/interview process, and are invited to contact Program Director Amber Langshaw, MD at pedsgifellowship@med.miami.edu with any questions about the fellowship or for additional information.

We look forward to meeting with you and helping our family grow.

-Director Amber Langshaw, MD

-Associate Director Amanda Fifi, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

3 years

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate for more than 10 consecutive years

4,000(+) clinic appointments annually

1 of four programs in the state with the greatest longevity & only program with liver & multi-visceral transplant rotation

Clinical Experience

Overview

The 36 month fellowship program includes clinical and research training, involving various aspects of clinical service, research and quality improvement. Fellows will be involved with procedures and a half day of continuity clinic weekly throughout all three years. Weekend call is shared by all fellows throughout the duration of the fellowship.

Year 1

First-year fellows are exposed to a wide variety of patients with gastrointestinal hepatic and nutritional disease. Patient care activities include the following: inpatient service; inpatient consults; outpatient clinics, including fellows’ continuity clinic and hands-on experience with procedures. Education will focus on the development of expertise for appropriate work-up, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. At the end of the first year, fellows will identify a research mentor and select a project to pursue during the second and third years of fellowship under the direction of their mentor and the scholarly oversight committee.

Example Year 1 Schedule:
Inpatient Service – 28 weeks
Research – 6 weeks
Clinic – 4 weeks
Transplant – 4 weeks
Quality Improvement – 2 weeks
Vacation – 4 weeks

Year 2:

Second- and third-year fellows will learn research techniques, develop projects for presentation at national meetings and gain experience in writing manuscripts with the guidance of their mentors. In the second and third years, fellows will continue with continuity clinic and also half a day of procedures throughout fellowship. A quality improvement project will also be completed during fellowship.

Example Year 2 & 3 Schedule:
Inpatient Service – 10 weeks
Research – 34 weeks
Transplant/Elective – 4 weeks
Vacation – 4 weeks

Your Faculty

Liz Febo-Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Amanda Fifi, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Nutrition Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Jennifer Garcia, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Transplant Program, Miami Transplant Institute

Amber Langshaw, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Alejandro Llanos-Chea, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Motility Program, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Tamir Miloh, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Miami Transplant Institute

Miguel Saps, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Professor, Pediatrics

Alumni Placements Include:

Columbia University
Pediatric Associates of South Florida
San Jorge Children & Women’s Hospital
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Puerto Rico

Alumni Placements Include:

Columbia University
Pediatric Associates of South Florida
San Jorge Children & Women’s Hospital
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Puerto Rico