About Gastroenterology

The Division of Gastroenterology at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University features comprehensive programs intended to instill and expand knowledge of gastrointestinal health and disease and to deliver state of the art care in associated treatment facilities. Physicians on the faculty, in addition to seeing patients, are also deeply involved in education and training and may also have specific research interests and ongoing established laboratories to pursue them.

For continuing medical education and training, the Division features a three-year curriculum that focuses on expert clinical care, basic and translational research, and teaching.

Clinical training activities are performed at the Rhode Island Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center with electives available at the Miriam Hospital and the Brown School of Public Health.

The Division provides opportunities to develop basic research interests on the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal and liver diseases at the Liver Research Center.

Teaching activities involve interactions with the medical students during their rotations and during the GI pathophysiology course at the medical school.

We provide clinical training in GI to the medical house staff on the consult service and also to visiting residents and medical students from other countries.


  • The Division of Gastroenterology offers an international rotation, with financial support, that provides for an elective clinical experience in several regions of the world for a 1-2 month period. 
  • There is a special training track as well as an elective experience with the Women’s Collaborative Program at Brown for clinical exposure to GI and liver diseases during pregnancy.
  • Advanced training in biostatistics, healthcare outcomes, and quality measurements can be obtained through our collaboration with the Brown University School of Public Health.
  • The Ocean State Crohn’s and Colitis Area Registry (OSCCAR), part of the Division, features a unique cohort of patients that have been followed over years.   The large database and sample bank provide possibilities to those interested for intricate levels of study into Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).