Bashar Attar, MD, PhD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE
System-Wide Chairman of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cook County Health and Hospitals System
The Gastroenterology fellowship program at Cook County Hospital, currently, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County offers a three-year program that is designed to prepare fellows for the Gastroenterology Board Examination and to be excellent clinicians and competent endoscopists.
The program is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. It provides the trainees with a unique clinical experience by exposure to variety of clinical cases. In addition it is one of the few programs in the nation that provides training in ERCP during the three year fellowship. The fellows will receive their training in a state of the art facility that was built in 2002. We have superb faculty who will provide the fellows with the clinical and academic experiences in patient care, research and teaching in a variety of clinical settings that will enrich their training experience tremendously.
There are three fellowship positions each year. All are Clinical but research is required and each fellow will be provided with 6 months block of research. Both basic science research and clinical are available. The Fellowship Program is highly rated and received recently a commendation by the ACGME.