Gastroenterology Program Training Sites
Clinical training is centered about four main teaching sites: Parkland Memorial Hospital, University Hospitals, Dallas VA Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Each offers a different patient population with a different face of gastroenterology and hepatolgy practice. This diverse clinical exposure ensures that the trainee will experience a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal and heptology pathology.
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Parkland Health & Hospital System is our primary teaching hospital. It first opened its doors in 1894 and has always served the indigent population of Dallas County. It is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. Since the initial affiliation of the Medical School with Parkland in 1940s, the county hospital has provided an amazing spectrum of pathology in which to serve those in need and to learn. Regardless of one’s discipline, the clinical experience at Parkland is simply tremendous. The new hospital, which was completed in 2015, has 862 beds and is equipped with the latest in medical technologies. Services include a Level I Trauma Center and the second-largest civilian burn center in the U.S.
William P. Clements Jr. and Zale Lipshy University Hospitals make up our university practice, with the bulk of our clinical activity occurring in the former hospital. Clements was newly constructed in 2014 and carries 460 beds. It serves as a tertiary referral center for complex cases and is recognized as a leading center in North Texas for heart, lung, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplantation.
Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the central piece of the VA North Texas Health Care System, the VA’s second largest health care system. The hospital has 289 acute care beds and one of the largest VA dialysis units in the country.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Dallas is an 875-bed, acute-care hospital conveniently located on Walnut Hill Lane, just east of Central Expressway (U.S. 75) in Dallas. Fellows gain experience as gastroenterology consultants in a private-practice setting, both as a GI hospitalist and as outpatient Gastroenterologist.