Michael J. Georgetson, MD FACG

Welcome from Program Director

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Guthrie Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program, we welcome your interest in our program. The goal of this fellowship is to train clinicians who will strive for excellence, patient-centeredness and teamwork as they practice in the field of Gastroenterology. 

Guthrie program offers comprehensive experience in the clinical practice of Gastroenterology. Based in an integrative, multi-specialty group practice health care system, this three-year program is designed to facilitate exposure to a wide array of clinical care in Gastroenterology. We offer a broad experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings caring for patients from Northern Pennsylvania and Southern New York, caring for patients ranging from primary GI care to tertiary care. The program also is designed to facilitate comprehensive experience in endoscopy, with ample exposure to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In addition, experience in advanced techniques including ERCP and EUS is available.

The faculty consists of 7 Board Certified Gastroenterologists who perform approximately 6,000 upper GI endoscopies, 10,000 colonoscopies, 300 ERCPs, 400 EUS studies per year in addition to esophageal motility studies, pH testing and breath hydrogen analyses.

The Donald Guthrie Foundation also provides infrastructure for fellow participation in both investigator initiated and sponsored research within the Department of Gastroenterology. Further, the Foundation provides small grant support to investigator-initiated projects.

This dedicated faculty team is committed to providing an excellent educational experience to our fellows.  We hope you will consider joining us and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.

Michael J. Georgetson, MD FACG
Program Director
Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Mission and Aim

Our mission is to provide a scholarly training environment for fellows to develop into clinical gastroenterologists and clinical investigators. In addition to providing outstanding clinical training, we strive to provide the scientific foundation necessary to foster the development of our trainees into independent physician-scientists. To attain these goals, our program is structured for trainees to achieve appropriate medical knowledge and procedural skills in the field of digestive diseases, as well as to develop the interpersonal and communication skills and professional attitudes necessary to function as highly competent subspecialists in this field.


  • Medical Education Vision: To develop trusted leaders in healthcare that provide exceptional patient -centered care to the communities they serve.
  • Values: Integrity, Compassion, First-In-Class Collaboration, Engagement, Inclusion