Fellowship Program


Rita Bohlim
Program Coordinator

Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy
7710 Mercy Road, Suite 401
Omaha, NE 68124-2362

Clinical Training

Clinical training takes place within CHI Health, an academic health system which includes five urban hospitals and over 70 clinics in the Omaha area. Fellows are primarily at Creighton University Medical Center and rotate to one large community hospital (Lakeside Hospital) and to an ambulatory endoscopy center.  We are the referral center for the larger health system (15 hospitals and more than 150 physician practice groups across Nebraska and eastern Iowa).

In addition to clinical breadth, fellows have world-class support in clinical and translational sciences, genetics and GI malignancies. Current fellows are investigating gastric cancer in Lynch syndrome, GI absorption in various physiologic and disease states, and colon cancer screening in economically disadvantaged populations.

About our Faculty

GI faculty are recruited based on their desire to teach and their expertise within a specialized area of gastroenterology, including motility, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease, absorption, and hereditary GI cancers.  They share their teaching and clinical expertise with exceptional faculty in GI surgery, GI radiology, and GI pathology through formal didactic presentations, regional conferences, as well as clinical and research collaborations.

Hear From Our Fellows

Mission Statement

The Division of Gastroenterology will support the Creighton University mission by increasing Creighton's effect on the education and provision of health care at the local and national levels. We will continue to train top fellows and residents who share our intellectual, social, and spiritual values. We will continue to provide excellent medical care to patients, within an environment of intellectual rigor to foster delivery of the best practices to the individual and the community as a whole.

Program Aims

Prepare our fellows to become effective teachers with an emphasis on social consciousness and ethical views. Educate gastroenterology fellows to be proficient in all aspects of gastroenterology (both consultative and procedural). Offer a diverse educational experience with academic and community based exposure. Focus on instilling the concept of critical thinking to our trainees. Develop interdepartmental and interdisciplinary relationships to enhance patient care and educational experience of the gastroenterology fellow. Develop life-long educational learning practices through scholarly and teaching endeavors. Foster an attitude of leadership and service to others at the local and national level. Produce not only board certified, but competent and collegial Gastroenterologists who can practice and excel in a variety of medical environments.