Catherine Larson-Nath, MD
"The Medical College of Wisconsin is an excellent place to train in Pediatric Gastroenterology. From day one I felt welcomed and became a part of a top notch team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff that are dedicated to teaching and patient care. This program is unique as it gives ample opportunities for hands on learning about every area of GI from motility to liver to one of a very few inpatient feeding programs in the country. Every step of the way in my training I have felt supported whether it is a question about a patient or guidance in figuring out my research project the attendings are always willing to give advice and lend a hand. Coming to MCW for your fellowship training will give you the opportunity to experience all that the field of pediatric gastroenterology has to offer and the chance to work with a great group of people."
Sarika Rohatgi, MD
"When I was applying for a Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship, I had a few goals and expectations in mind. Of all the things, I wanted to come to a place where I have a diverse clinical exposure to not only the bread and butter GI but also the rarest of the GI diseases both in clinics as well as on the floors, a great endoscopic procedural training and good research opportunities. Other than that, I needed to be in a place where there are helpful, understanding and approachable colleagues, there is room for our opinions and suggestions and where people are concerned about you as a person as well as a trainee.
Here, we have a good number of Pediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists that are adequate to add to the variety in approaches towards patient care but not large enough to lose our closeness and family-like environment. There is a constant desire and dedication to teach amongst every member in the team whether it is the attendings or nurses or even co-fellows.
We have a strong support system with several assigned nurses and administrative assistants, nurse practitioners, a feeding team with psychologists and dieticians, dedicated nurses for G tube care and management, motility nurses, a number of dieticians to teach and guide us through the clinics and a strong psychology team for our FAP and chronic abdominal pain clinics. We not only have our own patients in our fellows’ clinics but also have several subspecialty clinics for IBD, motility, feeding disorder, nutrition, functional abdominal pain, autonomic disorders, aero-digestive clinic and more which we can attend.
To keep up with latest in Pediatric GI, we have regular teaching conferences. We also have regular radiology and pathology conferences along with fellow presentations of M&M, interesting cases as well as their research. Along with this, we have several active research opportunities both in clinical and basic science that include GI microbiome, GI immunology, neurogastroenterology, motility, nutrition and several others that we can participate in. On the other hand, we have the encouragement and support to come up with our own feasible projects. We are also encouraged to present our work at several national conferences.
After almost a year of training in this place, I can definitely say that I made the right decision and have met my goals. This place is dedicated to groom you well as a physician and a person."
Rajmohan Dharmaraj, MD
"As I am completing my first year at MCW Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship program, I realize that I have undergone a wonderful journey full of rich educational and clinical experiences. Every day of my fellowship, I have learned something new and the program offers a professional work environment with a challenging and diverse patient population. The support from staff and faculty is excellent. The staff tries to help in the learning experience in any way they can. The faculty shares their knowledge and ideas freely, and will go out of their way to help you on any occasion. Life outside the hospital is also worth mentioning. Milwaukee is the type of city that is big enough to have a bit of everything but small enough to still feel like you are at home. God has been incredibly gracious in giving me an opportunity to train at MCW and I would highly recommend this program to any resident considering a career in pediatric gastroenterology."
Sravan Kumar Reddy Matta, MD
"Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Gastroenterology is a highly evolved and structured training program. It is designed to not only provide excellent clinical and research training but, more importantly, has established itself as a center that fosters the development and success of academic pediatric gastroenterologists. Here at MCW, we have a unique opportunity to be trained by world leaders in their respective fields. One-on-one interaction with these experts and their approachability and willingness to help and support us is outstanding. Being a tertiary referral center, MCW attracts patients with relatively uncommon diseases, helping us to cultivate a rich clinical experience during fellowship. I strongly recommend MCW for fellowship training to have an opportunity to work with a wonderful team."