Digestive Diseases Fellowship Program

The Digestive Diseases fellowship provides a University-based academic environment for the training of physicians in the subspecialties of gastroenterology and hepatology. Trainees are sought with the clinical experience and scientific foundation to help them excel as subspecialists in either private practice or academics, with the ultimate aim to develop physician competencies and improve and promote patient health and care. All trainees will have an investigative experience in their second year (either clinical or basic science) to strengthen the scholarly component of their subspecialty education. We also strive to provide the scientific foundation and experience necessary for interested trainees to develop into independent clinical investigators.

The training program in Digestive Diseases is three years in duration. The core curriculum, which provides basic cognitive and technical skills in gastroenterology, is 24 months in duration and is achieved in year one and three of the fellowship. The second year of training is a research year. The fellowship is fully accredited Digestive Disease Program leading to eligibility for certification by the ABIM in this sub-speciality.

Digestive Diseases Facilities

The Digestive Diseases program is based at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University. The major sites for clinical activities are the West Virginia University Hospital, (Ruby Memorial Hospital), a 450 bed tertiary referral center, and the Physician Office Centers which house the Gastroenterology out patient services.


The Digestive Diseases faculty represents a diverse group of clinicians and clinician researchers, in addition to Basic Scientists with interdisciplinary interests across multiple departments at West Virginia University. Dr Srinivasen Ganesan is the Program Director.

Applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service, (ERAS) will be accepted until December 31. For further information contact:


Michael Foster, Program Manager
Robert C Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
Section of Digestive Diseases
Department of Medicine
PO Box 9161
Morgantown, WV 26506-9161
Phone (304) 293-6743

Office of Graduate Medical Education

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