By integrating our comprehensive training experience with opportunities to engage in clinically oriented research, our fellows are prepared to combine excellent patient care with clinical investigation. All fellows participate in research studies involving general gastroenterology and hepatology, cancer screening and outcomes-based studies in quality improvement.

Current areas of interest include an analysis of the effect of anesthesia choice on adenoma detection rate, participation in a multicenter study of differing EUS-FNA needles, a pilot study on the use of EUS-FNA for routine liver biopsy, an evaluation of vaccination practices in patients receiving steroids and immunosuppressive medications, and a correlation of adequacy of pathology specimens with the number of passes during the EUS-FNA.