DIGEST: Developing innovative gastroenterology specialty training

Sarah Shrager Lusman, Drucy Borowitz, Bruce C. Marshall, Michael R. Narkewicz, Tanja Gonska, Richard J. Grand, Richard H. Simon, Maria R. Mascarenhas, Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, Steven D. Freedman

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Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) now have an increased life expectancy, due to advances in care provided by a multidisciplinary team. The care model has expanded over time to include multiple subspecialties. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation conducted a survey of Care Center Directors and identified a need for pediatric and adult gastroenterologists with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of intestinal, pancreatic and hepatic complications of CF. To address this need, the Developing Innovative GastroEnterology Specialty Training (DIGEST) program was created. The development, implementation, and early results of this training program are reported herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-590
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Nutrition
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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