Michael Verhille, MD
Gastroenterology at California Pacific Medical Center is an extremely exciting and fast-growing division. Training in GI encompasses all areas of modern clinical and academic gastroenterology. The program has strong components of Interventional Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Motility Service, Liver Diseases, and Transplantation.
There is, in addition to active full service general GI service, a newly active Inflammatory Bowel Diseases service. This allows very broad experience in gastroenterology. There is an extremely broad research effort in GI at CPMC. It exposes the fellows to a strong academic focus. The fellowship will produce a thoughtful, critical and well-informed consultant in gastroenterology.
The fellow will also acquire all the cognitive skills of the modern endoscopist. The program is flexible and provides close exposure to the program director and faculty in gastroenterology.
The program consists of three years of clinical and investigative activity. Applicants must have completed three years of approved internal medicine training and be licensed to practice in California.
There are multiple clinical rotations available to the GI trainee at California Pacific Medical Center. The fellow on this service supervises the general GI Consult Service, which includes a resident and often a medical student. The service is consultative and there are no direct ward responsibilities, but it is quite busy with a huge array of complicated patients and disease processes. The outpatient service is protected from inpatient consults and the fellow spends his time learning all of the relevant gastrointestinal procedures. The third core GI rotation is the liver service. CPMC has one of the country’s top liver transplant programs and this active program provides comprehensive exposure to liver diseases.