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.


Fellowship Graduates

Barham Abu Dayyah, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Brown Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2011
Research Support:   AGA Research Scholars Award
Prior Mentor(s):   Christopher Thompson, Lee Kaplan
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Publications: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Research Summary:  Novel endoscopic techniques and devices for the primary treatment of obesity and revision of gastric bypass surgery.

Vincent Aguirre, MD, PhD
Prior Degree(s):  MD/PhD, Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2008
Research Support:  UTSMC Scholars Award, NIDDK K08
Prior Mentor(s):   Lee Kaplan
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases and the Center for Hypothalamic Research
Publications:   Obesity and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Research Summary: Animal models of bariatric surgery, obesity, and diabetes. 

Karin Andersson, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Yale University
Year Completed Fellowship: 2008
Prior Mentor(s):   Raymond Chung, Sue Goldie, Joshua Salomon
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine, MGH
Publications:   Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research Summary:  Cost-effectiveness of treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

Jakob Begun, MD, PhD
Prior Degree(s):    MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2013
Research Support:  CCFA Fellowship Award
Prior Mentor(s):   Ramnik Xavier
Current Position:   Consultant, Mater Research Institute University of       Queensland
Publications:    Cell Host Microbe
Research Summary: Genomic techniques to identify innate immune signaling pathways that may be playing a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.

Elisa Boden, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, University of Chicago
Year Completed Fellowship: 2009
Prior Mentor(s):   Scott Snapper
Current Position:  Physician, Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Investigator, Benaroya Research Institute
Publications:   Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
Research Summary: Aberrant regulatory T cell homeostasis in murine colitis. 

Abraham Brass, MD, PhD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, PhD, University of Chicago
Year Completed Fellowship: 2006
Research Support: CCFA Research Fellowship Award, HMS Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Grant, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant, NIH
Prior Mentor(s):   Stephen Elledge
Current Position:  Assistant Professor in the Microbiology and   Physiological Systems Dept, University of Massachusetts
Publications:   Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cell. 
Research Summary:  IFITM family of anti-viral proteins; the role of host dependency factors during HIV infection; host mediators of hepatitis C infection; and the development of novel genetic screens for determinants of viral infection.

Peter Carolan, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and      Surgeons
Year Completed Fellowship: 2011
Prior Mentor(s):   Douglas Melton
Current Position:  Graduate Assistant in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH  
Publications:     Journal of Cell Biology, Development, PNAS
Research Summary: Embryonic pancreas development.
 
Kathleen Corey, MD, MPH, MMSc
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Duke University; MMSc Harvard School of       Medicine
Year Completed Fellowship: 2011
Research Support:  NIDDK K23
Prior Mentor(s):  Raymond Chung
Current Position:  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications:   Liver International, Journal of Gastroenterology, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of Viral Hepatitis, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Hepatology
Research Summary:       Pathogenesis of NAFLD

Andrew S. deLemos, MD
Prior Degree(s):   MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Year Completed Fellowship: 2013
Prior Mentor(s):  Raymond Chung
Current Position:   Transplant Hepatologist, Carolinas Medical Center,       Charlotte, NC
Publications:    Diabetologia, Clin Liver Dis

Manish Gala, MD
Prior Degree(s):   MD ‘07 Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship:  2014
Research Support:  NIDDK K23, ACG Junior Faculty Award
Prior Mentor(s):   Andrew T. Chan, Daniel Chung
Current Position:  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications:  Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol, J Biol Chem, Nat Med, Gastroenterology
Research Summary: Genetics of Gastrointestinal Cancer Predisposition

John Garber III, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD University of Southern California
Year Completed Fellowship: 2012
Research Support: NIDDK K08, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Career Development Award
Prior Mentor(s):  Scott Snapper, MD, PhD, John Leong, MD, PhD
Current Position:  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications:   Journal of Clinical Investigation, Infection and Immunity
Research Summary: Intestinal epithelial biology

Nitin Gupta, MD
Prior Degree(s):   MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Year Completed Fellowship:  2013
Prior Mentor(s):   Nicholas Stylopoulos
Current Position:    Assistant Professor, Director of Inflammatory Bowel      Disease, University of Mississippi
Publications:  Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Am J Gastroenterol, Am J of Surg Path
Research Summary:  Clinical and translational applications of roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery through the study of animal and human models.

Alexandra Gutierrez, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Case Western Reserve
Year Completed Fellowship: 2006
Prior Mentor(s):   Daniel Podolsky, Bruce Sands
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University
Publications: Digestion, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Research Summary: Clinician investigation in Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.

Wendy Ho, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Albert Einstein Medical College
Year Completed Fellowship: 2008
Prior Mentor(s):   Andrew T. Chan, Chin Hur
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Medicine, Digestive Diseases
Publications: American Journal of Radiology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, PLOS One
Research Summary: General gastroenterology

Edward S. Huang, MD, MPH
Prior Degree(s):    MD, University of Pennsylvania  
Year Completed Fellowship: 2011
Prior Mentor(s):   Andrew T. Chan
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:  Physician, Good Samaritan Hospital, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Publications:   PLOS One, American Journal of Medicine
Research Summary: Epidemiology of gastrointestinal bleeding and peptic ulcer disease.

Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH
Prior Degree(s):   MD, University of Texas – Southwestern Med Ctr
Year Completed Fellowship: 2013
Research Support:   CCFA, AGA Research Scholars Award, NIDDK K23
Prior Mentor(s):   Andrew T. Chan
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications:  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, BMJ, J Clin Oncol, Am J Gastroenterol, Gastroenterology, Ann Intern Med, GUT, Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Research Summary: Clinical and translational research in inflammatory bowel disease.

Lindsay Y. King, MD, MPH
Prior Degree(s):  MD, University of Virginia
Year Completed Fellowship:  2014
Research Support:  AASLD Liver Scholar Award
Year Completed Fellowship: 2014
Prior Mentor(s):    Andrew T. Chan, Raymond Chung
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:  Transplant hepatology fellow, MGH
Publications:    Gastroenterology, J. Hepatol
Research Summary:   Epidemiology of liver disease

Gauree Gupta Konijeti, MD, MPH
Prior Degree(s):  MPH, UCLA, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Year Completed Fellowship:  2014
Prior Mentor(s):    Andrew T. Chan, Ashwin Ananthakrishnan
Current Position:  Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Division of Gastroenterology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
Publications:    Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Clin Inf Dis
Research Summary:  Clinical and translational research in inflammatory bowel disease.
        
Alan C. Mullen, MD, PhD
Prior Degree(s):   MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania,
Year Completed Fellowship: 2011
Research Support:  NIDDK K08 Award
Prior Mentor(s):   Richard Young, Ph.D. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical     Research
Current Position:  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications:   Cell
Research Summary: TGF-beta signaling is required for embryonic stem cells maintenance and for early development.  My research focuses on understanding how TGF-beta signaling directs different responses in these different cell types.

Deanna Nguyen, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2008
Research Support: NIDDK K08, R03
Prior Mentor(s):   Scott Snapper
Current Position:   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications: Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Gastroenterology
Research Summary: Pathogenesis of colitis in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) knockout mice. 

Joanna M. Peloquin, MD
Prior Degree(s):    MD, Mayo Medical School
Residency/Chief Residency:  Johns Hopkins
Year Completed Fellowship:  2014
Prior Mentor(s):    Ramnik J. Xavier
Research Summary:   Clinical and translational research in inflammatory bowel disease
Publications:  Anaerobe, J Gen Intern Med, Dysphagia, Med Teach, Am J Gastroenterol, Genomics


Lee Peng, MD, PhD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2008
Research Support:  AGA Research Scholars Award, K08 NIDDK
Prior Mentor(s):   Raymond Chung, Stuart Schreiber
Current Position:   Instructor in Medicine, MGH
Publications: Journal of Organic Chemistry, Gastroenterology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Cell Host and Microbe, Nature Chemical Biology, Journal of Virology, Journal of Hepatology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Infectious Disease
Research Summary: Basic and translational investigation using chemical biology and synthetic organic chemistry to enhance understanding of viral hepatitis and assist in the development of novel therapies.

Anna Rutherford, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2007
Prior Mentor(s):   Raymond Chung,
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:  Staff Physician, Clinical & Transplant Hepatologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Publications:   Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research Summary: Serum apoptosis markers in Acute Liver Failure.

Esperance A. K. Schaefer, MD, MPH
Prior Degree(s):  MD, MPH Columbia University
Year Completed Fellowship: 2013
Research Support:  AASLD Fellowship Award
Prior Mentor(s):  Raymond Chung
Current Position:  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications:   J Infect Disease, J Am Chem Soc, Gastroenterology. J      Virol, Cell Stem Cell
Research Summary:  Clinical and translational research in viral hepatitis.

Elizabeth Speliotes, MD, PhD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2011
Research Support:  NIDDK K23, Burroughs Wellcome
Prior Mentor(s):   Joel Hirschhorn
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Publications: Science, Nature Genetics, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Gastroenterology.
Research Summary: Genetics of common obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Andrew Tai, MD, PhD
Prior Degree(s): MD/PhD, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Year Completed Fellowship: 2009
Research Support: NIDDK K08 award, R01
Prior Mentor(s):   Raymond Chung
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Health System
Staff Physician, Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Health Systems
Publications: Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology, Cell Host and Microbe
Research Summary: Characterizing the molecular mechanisms by which host (human) cofactors support HCV replication.

Harry J. Thomas, MD
Prior Degree(s):    MD, University of Oxford
Residency:    Massachusetts General Hospital
Year Completed Fellowship:  2011
Prior Mentor(s):    Ramnik J. Xavier
Current Position:  Attending Physician, Texas A&M Health Science
Publications:    Scand J Gastroenterol, Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol
Research Summary: Clinical and translational research in inflammatory bowel disease

C. Giovanni Traverso, MB, BChir, PhD
Prior Degree(s):  MB, BChir, Univ. of Cambridge; PhD, Johns Hopkins      University
Residency:   Brigham and Women's Hospital
Year Completed Fellowship: 2014
Research Support:  Deshpande Innovation Award, Gates Foundation
Prior Mentor(s):  Robert S. Langer
Current Position:  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH
Publications:   NEJM, JAMA, Lancet, National Biotech, Cancer Research
Research Summary: Development of novel technologies for drug delivery via the GI tract.

Ying Wu, MD
Prior Degree(s):   MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency:    Stanford University Hospital
Year Completed Fellowship:  2014
Prior Mentor(s):   Raymond Chung
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University
Publications:   Am J Gastro
Research Summary: Health care delivery and outcomes for patients with liver disease.

Brian Turner, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Harvard University
Year Completed Fellowship: 2010
Prior Mentor(s):   William Brugge
Current Position:  Assistant Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian      Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College      of Cornell University
Publications:   Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Surgical Endoscopy
Research Summary: Advanced endoscopy.

Field Willingham, MD, MPH
Prior Degree(s):  MPH, MD, University of Maryland
Year Completed Fellowship: 2009
Prior Mentor(s):  William Brugge
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopy, Emory University School of Medicine
Publications:   Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Research Summary: Diagnosis and management of Barrett’s esophagus.

Kevin E. Woods, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Meharry Medical College, MD
Year Completed Fellowship: 2011
Prior Mentor(s):  William Brugge
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH ’10 – Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position: Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, MGH/BWH
Publications:    Dig Dis Sci, World J. Gastrointest Endosc
Research Summary: Advanced endoscopy

Patrick Yachimski, MD
Prior Degree(s):  MD, Harvard Medical School
Year Completed Fellowship: 2010
Research Support:  ASGE Award
Mentor(s):    William Brugge, Chin Hur
Degree(s) Obtained:  MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
Current Position: Assistant Professor in Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Publications: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Diseases and Science, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of Microscopy.
Research Summary: Advanced endoscopy and Barrett’s esophagus.

 

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