Medical Professionals & Postgraduates

The Cedars-Sinai Digestive and Liver Diseases team welcomes patient referrals and offers a number of graduate and continuing medical education opportunities. These include Grand Rounds, conferences, fellowships, research and other opportunities. Participants have access to the doctors, surgeons and scientists who make Cedars-Sinai a worldwide leader in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal disorders.


If you have a patient who needs care for digestive disease, liver disease, cancer or other related conditions, and who could benefit from the expertise of Cedars-Sinai's gastroenterologists, call the physician-to-physician consultation line at 800-233-2771 or send us a message.

To refer a patient for consultation and evaluation to the Liver Transplant Center, call 800-303-6235.

Clinical Trials & Research

The gastroenterologists, surgeons and research scientists at Cedars-Sinai are deeply committed to bringing new discoveries and potential treatments to the medical community. From the world's first blood test used to distinguish between irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, to new drug therapies that impact millions of patients' lives, our teams work at the leading edge of this medical field. Learn about ongoing clinical trials and research studies conducted to improve the diagnosis and treatment of digestive and liver diseases.

For more information, call the special projects and research coordinator at 310-248-6618.

Fellowship Programs

The Cedars-Sinai Digestive and Liver Diseases Center offers advanced fellowship training for qualified candidates. This experience exposes candidates to rigorous outpatient and inpatient clinical training, as well as the opportunity to engage in basic, translational and clinical research projects.

The specific fellowship programs are:

Grand Rounds and Conferences

Cedars-Sinai sponsors a number of conferences to provide training and information to doctors. For more information about conference schedules and locations, call 310-423-6082 or email


Capsule Endoscopy Review Conference

Designed to interpret findings on small bowel video capsule endoscopy and improve accuracy, this conference features a review of capsule films in case-based illustrations from the Cedars-Sinai GI Laboratory.

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
7-8 a.m.

Harvey Morse 1 and 2

IBD Case Conference

Case management conference designed to review latest information regarding diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. It is an informal discussion but can be conducted at a high level based on attendance of thought leader and surgical team.

Every Wednesday
Noon-1 p.m.

Thalians C201


Educational conference for GI fellows to review recent cases with GI pathology faculty. Fellows are expected to identify tissue types, evidence from inflammation, and evidence for dysplasia and cancer.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
5:15-6:15 p.m.

8th floor, Main Hospital

Psychosocial Seminar

Didactic topic reviews and Socratic discussions followed by case presentations aimed at increasing awareness and providing tools for managing the emotional needs of patients.

Every 3rd Wednesday
4:30-6 p.m.

Thalians C201

Esophageal Case Conference

Utilize a coordinated multidisciplinary approach in screening, diagnosing and managing patients with esophageal disorders. Discuss the pros and cons of various endoscopic techniques employed in managing early esophageal cancer. Analyze current surveillance guidelines for Barrett's esophagus and their application in minimizing sampling errors. 1.0 CME credit.

Every 4th Thursday
7-8 a.m.

Harvey Morse 1 and 2

GI Grand Rounds

Assess the latest diagnostic and treatment information on gastrointestinal disorders to incorporate best practices for improved competence. Discuss up-to-date clinical management of gastrointestinal disorders in order to improve patient care. 1.0 CME credit.

Every Thursday
8-9 a.m.

Harvey Morse 1 and 2

Pancreatic Case Conference

Case management conference for consensus and expert opinions on active cases of pancreatitis and other pancreatic disorders. Pertinent history, laboratory results and imaging studies are reviewed in this meeting.

Every Thursday
9-10 a.m.

GI Lab conference room 7452

Hepatology Case Conference

Case management conference designed to review latest information regarding diagnostic tests and therapies in liver diseases. It is an informal discussion and focused on hepatology case presentation and management.

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

8900 Beverly Blvd.

Continuing Medical Education, Symposiums and Other Educational Events

Medical professionals will find a number of annual or regularly continuing medical education opportunities hosted by Cedars-Sinai, such as the GI Board Exam Review, recurring symposiums, conferences, case reviews and other live, educational events designed for gastroenterologists and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with GI disorders. These events explore new developments in gastroenterology and new approaches to diagnosing, treating and managing gastrointestinal diseases.