Gastroenterology / Hepatology

Gastroenterology Resident Manual

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Florida is committed to training individuals to become independent and competent practitioners capable of providing the highest level of care. The program is designed to ensure that fellows are trained to diagnose and manage gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders in infants, children and adolescents.

Individuals who complete this training are expected to proficiently perform gastroenterologic procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy, colonoscopy (including polypectomy) flexible sigmoidoscopy, percutaneous liver biopsy, small intestinal and rectal biopsy establishment and maintenance of patients with enteral and parenteral nutrition, paracentesis, esophageal and anorectal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, placement of percutaneous gastrostomy (in conjunction with Pediatric Surgery), removal of foreign bodies from esophagus and gastrointestinal tract, dilation of esophagus and endoscopic placement of feeding tubes (in conjunction with Pediatric Surgery), placement of temporary gastric stimulators.

PL-4 Year

  • Inpatient service: 11 months
  • Outpatient Clinics (per week): 1 one-half day
  • Research activities: 1 month

PL-5 Year

  • Inpatient service: 0 months
  • Outpatient Clinics (per week): 1 one-half day
  • Research activities: 12 months

PL-6 Year

  • Inpatient Service: 1 month
  • Outpatient Clinics (per week): 1 one-half day
  • Research activities: 11 months

*Optional Motility rotation may be substituted for one month of research activity


Genie Beasley, MD Assistant Professor

  • Clinical Interest: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sam Cheng, MD, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor

  • Clinical Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrheal Disorders

Christopher Jolley, MD, Professor, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Chief

  • Clinical Interests: Feeding Aversion; Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroparesis, Temporary Gastric Stimulator
  • Research Interests: Gastrointestinal motility; Helicobacter pylori infection

Donald Novak, MD Professor

  • Clinical Interests: Pediatric Nutrition,
  • Research Interests: Placental amino-acid transport

Fellowship Program Director

Genie Beasley, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Fellowship Director


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