Methodist Dallas Gastroenterology Fellowship
The Methodist Dallas Gastroenterology (GI) Fellowship program started in December 2012 and has graduated 3 classes so far. We currently accept two fellows a year through the Match, with a total complement of 6 fellows. Our fellows join us from across the country with diverse research and clinical interests.
About the Gastroenterology Fellowship
Our fellowship training program is designed to form strong foundations in the evaluation and management of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases. Toward that end, rotations are structured to promote learning about the pathophysiology, histology, endoscopy, and radiography needed to provide excellent patient care. Fellows have ample opportunities to gain experience in both general and advanced endoscopy during their 3 years of training. In addition to our regular curriculum, regional didactic and live endoscopy courses are frequently held at Methodist Dallas. Our key clinical faculty members are local and national experts in their fields and actively participate in numerous investigator-initiated and sponsored single center and multicenter research projects.
About Methodist Dallas
Founded in 1927, Methodist Dallas Medical Center is strategically situated in close proximity to downtown Dallas and attracts a diverse spectrum of patients with problems ranging from common gastrointestinal disorders to those with complex hepatic and pancreaticobiliary disorders requiring tertiary care expertise. Patients come from across North Texas and surrounding states for care. The hospital is a 515 bed tertiary teaching center with a Level I Trauma Center (one of three in Dallas) and new Emergency and ICU facilities. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and has additional accreditations for Pancreatic Surgery and Pancreatic Cancer. The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas manages patients with a wide spectrum of liver diseases and performs more than 50 liver transplants each year. The Methodist Dallas medical staff includes over 250 physicians in over 60 specialties that serve the healthcare needs for Dallas.
More than 5,500 interventional procedures are performed in the John R. Ford Center for Digestive Diseases GI Lab, which operates three general rooms and two dedicated interventional rooms. The GI Lab uses new Pentax endoscopes, dedicated fluoroscopy machines, and the latest in ERCP and EUS technologies. We provide a wide range of services ranging from diagnostic endoscopy to advanced procedures such as ERCP with cholangioscopy, EUS-guided cystgastrostomy, and per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program for quality in endoscopy recognized the Methodist Dallas GI Lab in 2010.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. Dr. Tarnasky and all other physicians providing training oversight for fellows in and the fellows participating in the Gastroenterology Fellowship, are independent practitioners on the medical staff at Methodist Health System. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff including those participating in the Gastgroenterology Fellowship are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.