Hepatology Fellowship Program

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NIDDK’s Hepatology Fellowship Program—led by our Liver Diseases Branch—is a 2 or 3-year non-ACGME accreditated clinical and research fellowship. The program has a long tradition of training fellows worldwide for a career in academic hepatology, and prior fellows have made seminal contributions to basic, translational, and clinical research. The program is committed to providing fellows with the necessary skills to become independent clinician scientists. Many graduates become leaders in academic centers and national organizations.


Each year 1-2 positions are offered to eligible applicants.

U.S. Applicants: Board eligible or certified in internal medicine or gastroenterology prior to starting the program. This usually requires that the applicant is either currently enrolled or will have completed a 3-year ACGME accredited residency or fellowship in internal medicine or gastroenterology training program within the United States.

International Applicants: Must have completed their country’s required clinical training prior to entering the program and are ECFMG accredited.

How to Apply

Follow the instructions within the NIDDK Hepatology Fellowship Program Application Form (PDF, 138.7 KB) . A current ERAS application that includes all required documentation from NIDDK's Application Form may be substituted. A minimum of three original letters of recommendation are required.

Application Deadline: November 15th
Interview Season: October through December on a rolling basis
Notification of Acceptance: December 15th

Contact Us

Jose Linan
(301) 496-3920

Program Structure

Learn about the Program Structure, including

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in various research projects, publish, and present at national meetings. View recent examples in the Hepatology Fellowship Photo Gallery and list of Hepatology Fellow Publications, Abstracts, and Presentations.

Faculty and Fellows

Learn about Program Faculty and Featured and Recent Hepatology Fellows (with testimonals). The program is led by

Last Reviewed March 2024