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Gastroenterology Hospitalist Program

Yale Medicine Gastroenterology (GI) hospitalists are board-certified gastroenterologists who care for patients admitted to the hospital. By focusing solely on hospitalized patients, Yale’s GI hospitalists are a consistent presence in the hospital to provide safe, timely endoscopic procedures, improved interdisciplinary care coordination, and in-depth subspecialty expertise in the management of GI emergencies and complex GI illnesses. They provide efficient, high-quality inpatient care, reducing delays and barriers to endoscopy.

Our Approach

The role of hospitalists has expanded since the concept was originally introduced to include subspecialty hospitalists. GI hospitalists improve the quality of care at Yale New Haven Hospital.

As emerging leaders in this field, Yale School of Medicine’s GI Hospitalists led the first national conference on inpatient gastroenterology in December 2021. “The GI Hospitalist Model: Addressing the Needs of Hospital-Based Care,” which was organized under three themes: the state of inpatient GI care and the role of GI hospitalists; the benefits of GI hospitalists in clinical and non-clinical fields (education and research); and developing a GI hospitalist program.

In March 2022, the team outlined the advantages and challenges of utilizing a hospitalist model in gastroenterology in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. In “Adapting to the Challenge of Hospital-Based Care: The Evolving Role of Gastroenterology Hospitalists,” the authors discuss how having a designated GI hospitalist permits more timely care for acute issues that may arise in the inpatient setting. Adding this role also helps to eliminate disruptions to outpatient and/or endoscopy clinics.

Yale School of Medicine’s GI hospitalists are at the forefront of delivering high-quality, effective GI care for hospitalized patients at Yale New Haven Health system.