School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


"The G.I. Division at Wayne State University is constituted by dedicated faculty intent on accomplishing the academic mission. As a group we are devoted to excellence in patient care and to the provision of superb training to G.I. fellows, medical residents and medical students. The faculty is extraordinarily accessible and very involved in individualized mentorship of each trainee. The clinical exposure in the program is truly awesome guaranteeing access to a variety of pathology and application of cutting edge technology. Trainees have the opportunity to accomplish basic bench oriented or clinical research. As a result, our trainees have presented their research work at both national and international meetings culminating in first authorship of published articles. The training program is clearly intensive and rewarding as reflected in a 100 percent pass rate on the G.I. Boards. Warm and lifelong relations are a hallmark of the devotion established between trainees and faculty during the three year training period." -- Division Chief, Milton G. Mutchnick, M.D.

The Division of Gastroenterology is devoted to providing a fellowship program designed to prepare physicians for academic careers or private practice in gastroenterology and hepatology. Both clinical and research aspects of these disciplines are addressed. Fellows develop an understanding of the principles applicable to basic science and clinical research. They also acquire valuable experience in the preparation and presentation of lectures and seminars. In addition, the program provides extensive training in:

  • The conduct of consultations in gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
  • Endoscopic procedures both standard and specialized to include EUS, motility studies, video capsule endoscopy.
  • Performance and interpretation of gastrointestinal and liver diagnostic tests.

At present, the G.I. Division has six full time academic faculty with common as well as specialized interests in both gastroenterology and hepatology. There is particular expertise in liver disease, colon cancer, the aging ‘gut’ and inflammatory bowel disease. The clinical services cover a number of hospitals with exposure to Veterans, the indigent, OB-GYN, Oncology patients and patients undergoing rehabilitation. There are four clinical services, including TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition). Our focus is the training of superb and skilled gastroenterologists who are exposed to a robust academic program. Emphasis on research, critical thinking and teaching is always paramount.