Faculty members conversing with a resident in a clinic.

The supportive environment our division's fellows and faculty create fosters a positive, collaborative learning experience for residents.

Our division provides residents with patient-care experiences and conferences that help develop their knowledge in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.

As an internal medicine resident, you can enhance your training by participating in our residency elective, conducting research in our division and attending our conferences.

Residency Elective


Location: Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo General Medical Center, and  Buffalo VA Medical Center

This inpatient rotation exposes you to the common problems encountered in diagnosing and managing diseases in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. You will perform histories and physicals on patients on whom the gastroenterology service at your hospital is consulted, present those patients to the attending, and maintain new and follow-up consult notes. You will provide differential diagnoses for a variety of conditions, with particular emphasis on identifying acute pathologies that are life-threatening or which require immediate intervention. You will not be required to perform procedures, but will be encouraged to observe procedures performed on the patients you follow.


We encourage residents to participate in our grand rounds, journal club and multidisciplinary conference.

Our meetings will sharpen your diagnostic and disease management skills, increase your understanding of a variety of digestive disorders and keep you current in the field.

Research Opportunities

In our division, you'll have opportunities to work alongside accomplished physician-scientists on research projects investigating the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases and liver conditions.