Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition

The University of Chicago Training Program provides a broad practical and scholarly exposure to clinical problems of Gastroenterology as well as in-depth investigative training. The program has a long and consistent history of graduating physicians that are scholarly clinicians as well as prominent laboratory and clinical investigators. Direct and continuous contact with a large, full-time faculty including senior and junior members offers a personal approach to the trainee’s educational, clinical and scientific development. The training program utilizes the extensive clinical and laboratory facilities found at The University of Chicago Medical Center and at our affiliate hospital (Weiss Memorial). Because of The University of Chicago’s reputation as a top rated referral center and our location in the heart of the City of Chicago, there is a broad exposure to common gastrointestinal conditions, as well as unusual and difficult to manage clinical cases.

The Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition is closely associated with the fully accredited three-year fellowship leading to Board Eligibility for Gastroenterology. The duration of training will be 12 months according to the discretion of the training director and trainee.

The Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition will consist of an individualized clinical, basic, or translational research program designed for gastroenterologists or trainees interested in an academic appointment. The Clinical Nutrition program at The University of Chicago includes faculty, registered dietitians, pharmacists and clinical research nurses engaged in related areas to clinical nutrition. During this period, he/she will become proficient in a selected field of clinical, basic or translational research via direct interaction with a supervising Nutrition faculty member. Those able to obtain valid Illinois licenses will participate in patient care in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

The University of Chicago is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and applications are encouraged from minority groups and physically disadvantaged individuals. Please note applicants must have passed the ECFMG to apply.

The program has been in existence for over ten years with a 12 month training period.
Program Director:
Carol Semrad, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Clinical Nutrition
FAX: (773) 702-5790

Affiliated Teach Staff:
Small Bowel Disease, Malabsorption, Short Bowel Syndrome, Parenteral Nutrition
(Mentors: Carol Semrad, MD and Beth Wall, R.D.)
Obesity Clinic
(Mentor: Edwin McDonald, M.D., )
Pediatric GI/Nutrition
(Mentor:  Tim Sentongo, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics )
Tube Placement and Enteral Feeding
(Mentor: Carol Semrad, M.D., Edwin McDonald M.D., Dejan Micic M.D. )
Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic
(Mentor: Tamara Vokes, M.D.)

*Application Deadline for 2022-23 positions is 12/15/21

For more information about the Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition click below:

Clinical Nutrition program desc_updated Apr2015

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, Personal Statement, CV, and three references letters to:

Celina Canchola
Fellowship Coordinator
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4070
Chicago, IL 60637