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: Leslie Chang, MD; Amanda Lim, MD; Angela Chen, MD; Rebecca Berger, MD; Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellows)
Peer Reviewers: Elliot Tapper, MD; Alison Goldin, MD; Christopher Huang, MD; Alan Bonder, MD
Section Experts: J. Thomas LaMont, MD; Alan Bonder, MD (Hepatology)
Senior Editor: Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc
Last Updated: January 2022 by Leslie Chang, MD