Pediatric Advanced IBD Fellowship

The Stanford Advanced Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Fellowship is a non-ACGME, one-year program dedicated to developing expertise in IBD through multidisciplinary clinical training, education, and research. The Pediatric Advanced IBD Fellowship Training program will be offered to only one fellow a year. The advanced fellow will participate in IBD clinics, endoscopy, inpatient and outpatient consultations for patients with routine and complex IBD, and will also rotate through related subspecialty electives including the adult IBD center at Stanford. 

The Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Center for IBD and Celiac Disease within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition provides interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art care to pediatric patients with IBD (including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBD unclassified, lymphocytic colitis, and  very early onset IBD). The Center is supported by a transformative philanthropic gift and nationally recognized, seeing patients from all parts of California and surrounding regions. 

Faculty within the IBD Program include IBD focused gastroenterologists with clinical, translational and basic research experience, pediatric surgeons, an integrative medicine gastroenterologist, and psychologist. Allied health professionals within the program include an IBD dietician, social worker, pharmacist, nurses, a nurse practitioner, medical assistant, and administrative staff. Collectively, we are able to provide holistic vanguard care for patients with the most complex IBD. We believe research is integral to advancing and leading the care of children with IBD. Investigators within the center lead or collaborate on research studies supported by NIH, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and other extramural funding sources. We collaborate with leading investigators across Stanford University in fields as diverse as microbiology, immunology, organoid biology, and engineering.

Meet Our Fellow

Perseus Patel, MD

Perseus Patel, MD

University of California, San Francisco -- Doctor of Medicine (2017)

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital -- Pediatric Residency (2017-2020)

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital -- Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2020-2023)

Perseus Patel was born in India and moved to the Bay Area when he was 10. He did his undergraduate education at UCLA,  missed the Bay Area, and was fortunate to return to UCSF for medical school. Perseus Patel completed his pediatric residency and Ped GI fellowship at UCSF. It was during residency that he discovered his passion for caring for children with IBD. His research interest is in using machine learning to leverage large datasets to improve treatment outcomes for children with IBD. 

Perseus enjoys being outdoors and going on hikes. He is a big Bay Area sports fan (Go 49ers, Giants, and Warriors!). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his dog, Remus (named after one of his favorite Harry Potter characters). 

Eligibility & Application Process

Applicants must have a green card, be a U.S. citizen, or be on a J1 visa and must have completed an ACGME-accredited pediatrics residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship. We do not accept H1B visas. In addition, all applicants must be eligible for a California Medical License. Prior to submitting an application, potential fellows should verify that their medical school is on the list of those recognized by the Medical Board of California. Applicants meeting these requirements are considered based upon their motivation to pursue advanced training in gastroenterology, strength of their academic achievements, and letters of recommendation.

Applications for the 2025-2026 Fellowship will open this Summer! 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis upon receipt. 

Salary and Extras (as of 2023-2024)

  • Annual salary for PGY7: $108,784.00
  • $7,200 per year (paid as $600 monthly) housing stipend*
  • $3,000 one-time moving allowance for new hires*
  • $1,000 per year cell phone allowance*
  • $2,000 per year education allowance*
  • 1% annual bonus based on completion of Quality Improvement Project*
  • Food Allowance $10 per day (shifts of 12 hours or longer for clinical rotations only at SHC, only while under GME contract)

* All allowances are subject to appropriate taxes.
*For detailed information please visit the Stanford GME website
* Allowances will not be provided during any period of extended training.

Program Leadership

Program Director
Associate Director
Fellowship Program Coordinator