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Resources and Environment

The Fellowship at Boston Children's is based in the GI Cell and Developmental Biology Laboratories and in the Pediatric GI and Nutrition Division at Boston Children's Hospital. Because of this, the training program utilizes both clinical and laboratory resources.

The Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital provides a full range of services for patients with gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and nutritional problems. With more than 14,000 outpatient visits and 2,000 procedures performed each year, Children's is one of the largest pediatric gastroenterology programs in the world. Specialized centers-of-excellence within the division provide cutting-edge care not available at smaller programs; these include the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the Center for Childhood Liver Disease, the Motility Program, the Therapeutic Endoscopy Program, and the program of Clinical Nutrition.
Boston Children's Hospital is located directly on Harvard Medical School's campus on Longwood Avenue in Boston. The few square blocks around the campus contain a remarkably dense concentration of research scientists and clinicians. Located in this area are Harvard Medical School (HMS), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Countway Medical Library, and over 20 Harvard-affiliated hospitals and research institutes including Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Joslin Diabetes Research Center, and Center for Blood Research. New research towers at Children's Hospital and at Harvard Institutes of Medicine opened in 2003. The broad support for the training program by faculty in multiple departments throughout HMS underscores the rich opportunities for cross-fertilization and inter-departmental contacts in our program structure.

Shuttle buses connect the medical school campus and Harvard University's main campus in Cambridge and run every 30 min.

Division Chief: Wayne Lencer, M.D.

Link to the Clinical Division and Staff.

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