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Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship

Program Description

The Advanced IBD Fellowship will offer supervised clinical training in both the outpatient and inpatient care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The Yale Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, founded in 2001, cares for a large population of patients with IBD, which offers a breadth of clinical exposure for the advanced IBD fellow.

One of the highlights of the program is exposure and teaching from the multiple disciplines involved in the multidisciplinary care of IBD including pathology, radiology, and colorectal surgery. In addition, the IBD fellow will take part in endoscopic management of IBD patients such as endoscopic disease assessment, colorectal cancer surveillance, pouchoscopies, use of advanced endoscopic imaging such as NBI/chromoendoscopy, and endoscopic balloon dilation. Clinical research and mentorship are also integral parts of the fellowship.

The fellow will receive well-rounded clinical and research experience in IBD.

Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Program Leadership

  • Director (Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship)

    Badr Al Bawardy, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Yale Medicine specializing in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. He performs the following procedures: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (a diagnostic endoscopic procedure for the upper digestive tract, also known as EGD), colonoscopy, chromoendoscopy, and video capsule endoscopy.  

    Dr. Al Bawardy earned his M.D. with distinction from the George Washington University. After medical school, he completed an internal medicine residency, gastroenterology fellowship and a specialized inflammatory bowel disease fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, which gave him valuable experience treating the disease alongside leaders in the field.  

    IBD is a chronic medical condition affecting the gut, and often requires doctors to build long-term relationships with patients to manage their care. This type of medical care was appealing to Dr. Al Bawardy. He is a proponent of shared decision making in management of IBD. When meeting patients, Dr. Al Bawardy discusses risks, benefits, and goals of treatment with his patients so they can make an informed decision about their care. He also asks them about their preferences related to lifestyle and career, for example. He takes all this information into account when developing a treatment plan.  

    “My patient-care philosophy is that the patient always comes first,” he says.  

    In addition to caring for IBD patients, Dr. Al Bawardy’s clinical interests include evaluating and treating patients with celiac disease, microscopic colitis and  general gastroenterology. Dr. Al Bawardy also conducts research and is an assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases) at Yale School of Medicine. 


Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Core Faculty

Program Details

  • Number of fellows per year: one
  • Length of fellowship: one year (July 1 - June 30)

Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria

  • Completion of a general gastroenterology fellowship at an ACGME accredited or equivalent training program.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Gastroenterology Board eligible (or equivalent)

To Apply

Please send a personal statement (1 page maximum), CV and 3 letters of recommendation to Badr Al Bawardy, MD, via email.