University of Nebraska Medical Center

Gastroenterology Fellowship

Get to know the UNMC Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Gastroenterology staff

The UNMC Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI) Fellowship program provides fellows with a unique opportunity to develop comprehensive and subspecialty training. Through our program, you will be shown how to fully maximize your potential as a clinician and researcher through rewarding mentorship and structured educational opportunities. You will leave our program well-positioned to be a future leader in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Our fellowship training program is fully accredited. 

Ours is a three-year program combining broad clinical training in gastrointestinal disorders, hepatology and nutrition at Nebraska Medicine and Children's Nebraska. You will be empowered to pursue research any principal investigator affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Research opportunities are available in basic science, translational, clinical trials and educational outcomes.

Clinical Services

Our patients have diverse problems, including inflammatory bowel diseases, nutritional disorders, dysphagia, feeding disorders, liver and small bowel transplantation and general gastrointestinal disorders. Clinical training occurs at Children's Nebraska and Nebraska Medicine. GI referrals come from Nebraska as well as surrounding states. While on the hepatology service, fellows will have the opportunity to see patients from all over the country and the world. 


The goal of our GI Fellowship program is to provide you with a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum in this subspecialty. It is structured so that three years are devoted to clinical care and hypothesis-driven investigation relevant to the gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems of infants and children, with responsibilities increasing each year.


Each fellow training in Peds GI will have opportunities to engage in research. Numerous
research opportunities exist within and beyond the GI faculty. An individualized learning plan with a mentor is developed early in the first year. Fellows meet quarterly within the American Board of Pediatrics guidelines with the Scholarly Oversight Committee (SOC) to ensure achievement. Tools and personnel are available within the GI department, Department of Pediatrics and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine to facilitate and support fellows’ research.

Quality Improvement

We have recently had the honor of beginning to participate in Improve Care Now. We also have several internal QI projects. Some of our QI efforts are in coordination with Nebraska Medicine and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Contact Information

Ruben Quiros, MD
Fellowship Program Director
E-Mail: rquiros@unmc.edu

Jessie Coyer
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 402-559-2412
Fax: 402-559-9525
E-Mail: jessie.coyer@unmc.edu

Mailing Address:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
982161 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-2161