The field of gastroenterology covers diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, pancreas, and liver and biliary system. The diseases that affect these organs range from infections to autoimmune disorders, and treatment often requires a multidisciplinary team of clinicians including gastroenterologists and surgeons.
This rotation guide reviews the following gastrointestinal conditions encountered on inpatient wards:
For advice on how to call a surgical consult, click here.
For a brief history of gastroenterology, click here.
If you are interested in a career in gastroenterology, see Next Steps for information about professional societies, meetings, and guidelines.
This rotation guide was developed by a collaborative team of contributors, including:
Writers: Amanda Lim, MD; Angela Chen, MD (NEJM Fellow); Rebecca Berger, MD (NEJM Fellow); Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellow)
Peer Reviewers: Elliot Tapper, MD; Alison Goldin, MD; Christopher Huang, MD; Alan Bonder, MD
Section Expert: J. Thomas LaMont, MD
Senior Editor: Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc
Last Updated: December 2020 by Siri Kadire, MD (NEJM Fellow)