Gastroenterology Fellowship | Loyola Medicine

Gastroenterology Fellowship

Overview of the Gastroenterology Fellowship

We thank you for your interest in our training program. Loyola University Medical Center’s Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition training program is a highly competitive ACGME accredited fellowship. Our dedicated faculty are instrumental in providing our 12 trainees a comprehensive experience in general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, pancreaticobiliary disease, gastrointestinal behavioral medicine, chronic liver disease, liver transplantation, and nutrition.

Our academic center has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report across multiple specialties. Our Digestive Health Program is currently ranked #21 in the country. Loyola University Medical Center has five nationally ranked specialties in the U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2020: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Neurology & Neurosurgery. Only 3 percent of hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.  


Dr. Mukund Venu

Mukund Venu, MD 
Program Director                                       

Dr. Brian Liem

Nikiya Asamoah, MD
Associate Program Director

Gastroenterology Fellowship Curriculum

Our fellowship is an ACGME accredited training program with rotations at both Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines VA Hospital. During the course of 3 years, fellows will be exposed to general gastroenterology, gastrointestinal emergencies, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreaticobiliary disease, GI motility, nutrition, chronic liver disease, liver transplantation, and GI behavioral health.

Along with teaching during clinical rotations and outpatient clinics, fellows receive dedicated didactic lectures, board review, journal club, and clinical case conferences. Attendance at a major national conference annually (AASLD, ACG or DDW) is highly encouraged.

Beyond clinical training, fellows at Loyola are expected to participate in research projects with the goal of completing a project and submitting a paper for publication at the end of the third year of training.

Digestive Health Program

The Digestive Health Program at Loyola has been nationally recognized for its expertise in diagnosing and treating a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions while providing integrated care across multiple disciplines in order to optimize patient care.

Learn more about the Digestive Health Program.

Contact the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Dr. Mukund Venu

Mukund Venu, MD, FACG  
Program Director                                       

Nikiya Asamoah, MD

Nikiya Asamoah, MD
Associate Program Director

For additional information, please contact:

Steph Smetana
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Building 54 - Suite 167
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-216-3323
Fax: 708-216-4113