The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is located at Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals and the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. The Liver Research Center is a 13,000 square foot facility located at 55 Claverick Street, half a mile from Rhode Island Hospital. The major missions of the Division are to provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases, to educate undergraduates, medical students, medical residents and postdoctoral fellows in the pathophysiology of digestive diseases and to provide a strong basic science program for advancing the understanding of these disease processes at the cellular and molecular level.
The clinical program is robust and serves as a focus for translational research activities. Currently, there are 27 active research studies. We also offer the opportunity to understand GI and liver diseases in a broader global context with our international program which allows for a one-month rotation in one of 18 sites throughout the world. This opportunity is offered in the third year of fellowship training. The Division also provides a training track in GI and liver diseases in women, including pregnancy.
Overall, the activities of the Division allow for career development opportunities in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, as well as basic and translational research in digestive diseases with the opportunity to be involved at all levels of the educational process.