University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Ian Grimes, MD, MS
Fellowship Director

Kerstin Austin, MD
Associate Program Director

Danielle Hepting
Fellowship coordinator
(608) 263-4034

Mission Statement

The mission of the Gastroenterology (GI) fellowship is to train expert gastroenterologists that are well rounded in clinic, endoscopy and research skills to serve the current and future needs of the state of Wisconsin. We seek to accomplish this through offering a balanced training program incorporating innovative teaching methods to serve our community, our veterans and individuals throughout Wisconsin and neighboring communities. This mission is clearly aligned with the University of Wisconsin in allowing trainees to reach their highest potential and attract fellows from diverse backgrounds and the “Wisconsin Idea” that the training should impact all those who reside in the state of Wisconsin.

Program Highlights

  • Outstanding clinical training with an opportunity to succeed in research
  • 100% ABIM Board pass rate 
  • Personalized mentorship program  
  • Individualized curriculum during second and third years tailored to fellows' career goals

Accreditation and Certification

The UW Gastroenterology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This fellowship fulfills the requirements for gastroenterology training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellows are eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in gastroenterology upon completion of their fellowship.