Gastroenterology Fellowship

GI procedure training

The Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Washington has been providing training in research, clinical gastroenterology, and teaching since 1950. Our mission is to train fellows for highly successful careers in academic medicine, who become experts and leaders in clinical and research arenas.

Training Presentation
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Program Focus

The focus of our program is to educate trainees to become:

  • Compassionate gastroenterologists with the necessary cognitive, technical, and interpersonal skills to provide outstanding care to patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases;
  • Engaging teachers with the ability and enthusiasm to educate future trainees and colleagues about gastroenterology and hepatology; and
  • Inquisitive and dedicated investigators with the skills to advance the underlying scientific basis for the care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

The Gastroenterology Fellowship offers three different training tracks


  • The 3-year clinician-teacher track

    The 3-year clinician-teacher track

  • The 4-year physician-scientist track (NIH/T32-funded)
  • The 3-year Dual Gastroenterology/Transplant Hepatology Track (third year)

Learn more about each specific pathway

We also offer a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Advanced Transplant Hepatology or a fourth year of non-ACGME accredited training in Advanced Endoscopy.

Training Sites

We have clinical responsibilities and research operations in five unique training sites in the Seattle area.

Fellows regularly rotate through each of the training sites, which include a quaternary academic referral center, a Level I trauma and community safety net hospital, a Veteran Affairs hospital, a nationally ranked cancer care and research center, and private hospitals, in order to provide exposure to the full breadth of gastroenterology and practice patterns that currently exist. 

  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
  • Pacific Medical Centers

Program Leadership

Mark D. Derleth, MD

Mark D. Derleth, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

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Iris W. Liou, MD

Iris W. Liou, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

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Bernadette DeGracia Andrada 

Bernadette DeGracia Andrada

Fellowship Program Administrator

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Fellow Testimonials


"I feel very well supported by this fellowship program and really appreciate how receptive and responsive the program leadership is to feedback from the fellows." -- Mitra Barahimi

"At UW I have been the recipient of excellent training in gastroenterology from physicians who are not only true experts in the field, but wonderful people who love what they do and work hard to ensure our fellowship is one of the best in the country." -- Joey Roberts

“I love working with the providers here including the attendings, co-fellows, and nursing staff. There’s also considerable breadth of training and I’ve particularly enjoyed my hepatology rotations, where we care fir and see patients spanning the entire temporal spectrum of liver diseases, from those with newly diagnosed liver disease to those several years post-OLT.” -- Philip Vutien