PREREQUISITE: Requires completion of medicine clerkship.

Elias Purow, M.D., is Director of Gastroenterology.

The Gastroenterology Division provides medical residents with a core curriculum in gastroenterology through its bi-weekly didactic conferences and clinical rotations on the gastroenterology service. With assigned teaching staff supervision, residents perform GI consultations throughout the hospital and its ambulatory centers.

Each resident gains proficiency in flexible sigmoidoscopy and paracentesis. Residents assist in esophagoscopy, colonoscopy, small bowel biopsies, liver biopsies, manometry, pneumatic dilatation of the esophagus, ERCP, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

University Hospital's endoscopy laboratory features modern equipment for video endoscopy and motility studies.

Medical residents and G.I. fellows from the integrated SUNY/SIUH Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program interact with gastroenterology faculty during patient evaluation, while performing procedures on a busy academic clinical service. A variety of research projects are supported by the division.

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