The Fellowship Programs of the Division of Gastroenterology provide a rigorous foundation in patient care, research, and teaching for talented individuals committed to careers in academic gastroenterology.

Current Fellows

Irun Bhan, MD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency/Chief Residency: Columbia University
Year Started Fellowship: 2014
Primary Research Mentor:  Daniel Haber
Clinical/Research Interest: Hepatology, GI malignancies
Publications:  Recurrent Initiation: A mechanism for triggering p53 pulses in response to DNA damage. Molecular Cell

Kristin Burke, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2015

Jennifer Y. Chen, MD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2012
Primary Research Mentor:  Alan Mullen
Clinical/Research Interest:  TGF Beta signaling in hepatic fibrosis.
Awards/Grants: Harvard Global Health Centers of Excellence Grant
Publications: J Infect Dis, Gastroenterology, J AIDS

Michael Dougan, MD, PhD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
PhD: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2013
Primary Research Mentor:  Hidde Ploegh
Clinical/Research Interest: Inflammatory and allergic diseases of the gut
Awards/Grants: Nominee, Fellows Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in Medicine
Publications: Cancer Immunology Research, JCI, JEM, Annual Reviews Immunology 

Gaurav Gaiha, MD, DPhil
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
PhD: Oxford University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2014
Primary Research Mentor:  Robert Langer, Bruce Walker
Clinical/Research Interest: Oral Vaccine Development, GI cancer/immunology
Awards/Grants: Fellows Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Publications: Immunity, Journal of Immunology, Cell Reports

Russell Goodman, MD, DPhil
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
PhD: University of Oxford
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2013
Primary Research Mentor:  Vamsi Mootha
Clinical/Research Interest: Hepatology, role of mitochondria in liver disease
Awards/Grants: Fellows Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in Medicine
Publications: PLoS ONE, J Virology, Archives of Virology

Dmitriy Kedrin, MD, PhD
Medical School: Albert Einstein
PhD: Albert Einstein
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Year Started Fellowship: 2013
Primary Research Mentor:  Dai Fukumora, Rakesh Jain
Clinical/Research Interest:  Molecular imaging in GI disease
Awards/Grants: Nominee, Fellows Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in Medicine
Publications: Molecular Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Nature Methods, Journal of Mammary Gland Biology, American Journal of Gastroenterology

Annie J. Kruger, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts
PhD: University of Massachusetts
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2013
Clinical/Research Interest:  Clinical and translational research in liver disease
Awards/Grants: Nominee, Fellows Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in Medicine
Publications: PLoS ONE, Journal of Immunology, Autoimmunity, Experimental Biology and Medicine, Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity

Long Nguyen, MS/MD
Medical School:
Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: Stanford University
Year Started Fellowship: 2015

Ruma Rajbhandari, MD, MPH
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2012
Primary Research Mentor: Raymond Chung
Clinical/Research Interest: Viral hepatitis, global health
Publications: Global Health, BMJ Qual Safety

Tracey Simon, MD
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2015

Xiao Tan, MD, PhD
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
PhD: University of Cambridge
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Year Started Fellowship: 2014
Primary Research Mentor:  James Collins
Clinical/Research Interest: Microbiome Manipulation

Nneka Ufere, MD
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Residency: Mass General Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2015

Click here to see our Fellowship Graduates