Mark F. Young, M.D., Program Director
Teaching, research, and clinical activities in gastroenterology and hepatology at Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) and at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center are coordinated through the Division of Gastroenterology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). These affiliations provide the GI Fellow with exposure not only to a large and diverse population, but also to a faculty renowned in most areas of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at ETSU is a three-year clinical/research fellowship. Two First-year Fellows are accepted to the program each year. Each Fellow will have a basic core curriculum involving rotations at each of the affiliated facilities. In preparing the gastroenterologist for the next millennium, the training must move beyond that of simply providing a general Gastroenterology experience.
Fellows are expected to participate in clinical research, basic research, or other scholarly activities which include publication(s) in peer reviewed journals. At the conclusion of the three-year fellowship training, the fellow will be a fully trained gastroenterologist who will be able to diagnose, treat, and manage all forms of gastrointestinal and liver disease.
Mark F. Young, M.D., Program Director,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gene LeSage, M.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Johnson City Medical Center
Puneet Goenka, M.D.
Larry Schmidt, M.D.
Brent Welch, M.D.
Mountain Home VA Medical Center
Thomas Borthwick, M.D.
Richard McGowan, M.D.
Ravindra Murthy, M.D.
Robert Patton, M.D.
List of All Current Fellows
•Fellows receive training at 2 hospitals that are located in Johnson City, TN. These hospitals include the Johnson City Medical Center and Mountain Home VA Medical Center
•Fellows will receive training in basic endoscopy procedures including EGD and Colonoscopy.
•Fellows will receive training in therapeutic procedures like dilatation, variceal band ligation, hemoclip placement, etc
•Fellows will handle emergent cases like food impaction, hematemesis, etc.
•Fellows will receive training in ERCP
•Fellows will be exposed to variety of Gastroenterology and liver cases on the consultation services
•Fellows are on call 5 days each month.
•ETSU Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: conducted on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00 am. GI fellows are encouraged to attend grand rounds in which various topics of Internal Medicine are discussed.
•Pathology Conference: Review of GI and liver pathology by members of the Department of Pathology at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center. The conference is conducted on a monthly basis.
•Radiology Conference: Interesting cases will be reviewed with members of the Department of Radiology at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center. The conference is conducted on a monthly basis.
•Journal Club: is conducted monthly, Current literature is reviewed and discussed.
•Case Conference: GI fellow present interesting GI cases that they are challenged with during their clinical rotation. This conference will be conducted biweekly.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through ERAS for fellows starting July 2013.
If you have any Questions please call Carla at (423) 439-8048 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org