Program Director Message


Deepak Desai, MD
GI Fellowship Program Director                

Welcome to the Stony Brook Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship training program. We offer a three-year ACGME accredited fellowship training program with three fellowship positions per year. Additionally, we offer a one year interventional endoscopy fellowship (click HERE for more information).

The SB Gastroenterology Fellowship Program provides a conventional educational curriculum with excellence in clinical service and training enhanced by outstanding research opportunities.

Our fellows obtain well rounded training in all aspects of Gastroenterology and Hepatology to help nurture the generation of skilled academicians, clinicians and researchers in the field of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Helping us achieve this goal is the backing of one of the best universities in the nation, Stony Brook University; incorporating an excellent faculty, competent and supportive staff with outstanding clinical and research facilities.

The ACGME review committee recently commended the GI fellowship program for its demonstrated compliance with the ACGME's program and institutional requirements without any citations.

The two clinical training sites, Stony Brook University Hospital, which is Suffolk County’s major tertiary referral center, and the Northport VA Medical Center, allow our trainees to experience a diverse patient population and a wide range of pathology.

Our curriculum and rotations are designed to give the fellows ample exposure to general gastroenterology as well as GI subspecialties in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

Our endoscopy training includes all standard GI procedures as well as dedicated training in complex endoscopy. Over 16,000 procedures per year are performed at University Hospital. 

We have a multitude of regularly scheduled conferences fostering a stimulating learning environment. We strongly encourage our fellows to engage in clinical research coupled with a structured didactic research curriculum and excellent mentorship.

With exceptional clinical training and research opportunities, our Gastroenterology Fellowship program offers one the opportunity to bring to fruition your professional aspirations. Our fellows are well-prepared to enter any practice environment and have been very successful in both private practice as well as academic settings.

I would like to sincerely thank you for your interest in our program and look forward to your application.

Best,

Deepak S. Desai, MD
Program Director, Stony Brook University Gastroenterology Fellowship 

Farah Monzur, MD
Associate Program Director, Stony Brook University Gastroenterology Fellowship