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Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology Fellowship Program

The goal of this one-year clinical and research fellowship is to provide training in the clinical care, diagnostic testing and therapeutic management of patients with complex motility disorders. 

Program Director


The trainee is expected to be proficient in all standard and novel motility procedures at the completion of the fellowship, including:

  • High-resolution esophageal manometry/impedance
  • Combined pH/impedance
  • Wireless pH testing
  • Wireless capsule motility testing
  • Anorectal manometry

The fellow will also be competent in the clinical evaluation and management of complex functional GI disorders, including:

  • Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Dysphagia
  • Gastroparesis
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pelvic floor disorders

The trainee is also expected to participate actively in research and to present his or her findings at a major national or international motility conference.

Program Length

The program length is one year.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should have completed residency in internal medicine. Completion of a gastroenterology fellowship is desired but not mandatory. Interested applicants should request an application from Linda M. Welch at Please include your CV and letter of interest with your request. 

Current Motility Fellow

Ernesto S. Robalino Gonzaga, M.D.

Residency: University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF COM) in Orlando, Florida
Undergrad & Medical School: Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) in Guayaquil, Ecuador Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Why Johns Hopkins: To join an environment dedicated to advancing research and providing top tier patient care. To learn from world-renowned experts and to also be part of a community that is supportive and passionate about medicine and learning.
Hobbies: Medical education, soccer, travel, and discovering new restaurants
Interests in GI: Gut-brain axis, motility disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease
Ernesto S. Robalino Gonzaga
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