Program Director


Brent Keith, MD
(504) 896-9534



Program Coordinator

Rebecca Taliancich
(504) 896-2891

LSU Pediatrics
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Our division offers an accredited 3-year training program with positions available for 1 fellow each year. The program provides training and experience to prepare the participant for a career in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and certification by the American Board of Pediatrics Subboard of Pediatric Gastroenterology. The program has been ACGME certified since 1995.


Clinical Training

During the fellowship period, the trainee gains extensive inpatient and outpatient experience. The fellow is expected to acquire a wide breadth of knowledge in the basic and fundamental disciplines of embryology, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, and genetics in relation to the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system, pancreas, and nutrition. They will acquire competence in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of preterm and term newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders including but not limited to those in the following list.

  1. Growth failure and malnutrition
  2. Malabsorption
  3. Gastrointestinal allergy
  4. Peptic ulcer disease
  5. Hepatobiliary disease
  6. Digestive tract anomalies
  7. Inflammatory bowel disease
  8. Functional bowel disorders
  9. Pancreatitis
  10. Gastrointestinal infections
  11. Gastrointestinal problems in the immune-compromised host
  12. Motility disorders
  13. Gastrointestinal complications of eating disorders
  14. Initial evaluation and criteria for referral and follow-up care of the patient requiring liver transplantation and those with intestinal failure requiring small bowel transplantation
  15. Management of short bowel syndrome
  16. Tumors of the gastrointestinal system
  17. Psychosocial Aspects of the gastrointestinal system