Meet the current fellows and recent graduates of the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mass General.

Meet Our Current Fellows

(Listed by starting year)


Name: Madeline (Maddie) Berschback
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar Award
Clinical/Research Interests: Nutrition, Steatotic Liver Disease, Quality Improvement

Name: Kelly Buchanan
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: Chief Medical Resident MGH Internal Medicine 2024-2025
Clinical/Research Interests: Disorders of gut-brain interaction, intersection of gut-brain biology and metabolic syndrome

Name: Maryam Ibrahim
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: Finishing residency with 3 first author papers and one book chapter on MASLD
Clinical/Research Interests: Clinical and epidemiologic research in MASLD and GI cancers, endoscopy

Name: Peiyun (Penny) Ni
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: Developing prediction models of obesity trends in children and adults to improve obesity prevention strategies
Clinical/Research Interests: Obesity-related GI disorders, computational biology

Name: Brooke Rice, MD
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Residency: Boston Medical Center
Notable Achievement: My research on non-heavy alcohol use and hepatic fibrosis within the Framingham Heart Study
Clinical/Research Interests: Hepatology, alcohol-associated liver disease

Name: Daniel Sikavi
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: DDW Oral Presentation
Clinical/Research Interests: GI cancer epidemiology, hepatology


Name: Sway Chen, MD, PhD
Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: developing novel synthetic biology tools for genetically engineering gut bacteria
Clinical/Research Interests: Gut microbiome, synthetic biology, metabolism, hepatology

Name: Rebecca Liu, MD, PhD 
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine 
Residency: MGH
Notable Achievement: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award; Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award; Selma and Karl Folkers Prize in Biomedical Research 
Clinical/Research Interests: GI motility; disorders of gut-brain interaction; neuroimmunology of the gut

Name: Chioma Okwara, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Notable Achievement: Member of the Board of Trustees, UMass Medical School
Clinical/Research Interests: Gastroenterology and international health

Name: Jaspreet Sandhu, MD, PhD
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital 
Notable Achievement: Discovery of Aster proteins in cholesterol transport 
Clinical/Research Interests: Metabolism, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 

Name: Sanskriti Varma, MD
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: New-York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
Notable Achievement: Co-Founder of House Staff Quality Council, Co-Chair of Women in Medicine
Clinical/Research Interests: Neurogastroenterology/motility, quality improvement, clinical reasoning/medical education

Name: Rachel Wolfson MD, PhD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: Leon Reznick Memorial Prize for a record of excellence and accomplishment in research at Harvard Medical School
Clinical/Research Interests: Neurogastroenterology, the sensory innervation of the GI tract


Name: Eugenia N. Uche-Anya, MD MPH
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency: New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center
Notable Achievement: AGA Early Career Investigator Award
Clinical/Research Interests: Colon cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, population health outcomes, health disparities

Name: Mythili Prabhu Pathipati, MD
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: Co-Founded the MGH Housestaff Innovation Studio
Clinical/Research Interests: General GI, motility, digital health

Name: Alykhan Shamji, MD, PhD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency:  Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: Building a Chemical Biology Program at the Broad Institute
Clinical/Research Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Chemical Biology; Immunology

Name: Jonathan M. Downie, MD, PhD 
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: ACG Resident Clinical Research Award 
Clinical/Research Interests: Hepatobiliary disease, human genetics, familial and hereditary diseases

Name: Xing Li, MD, MBA
Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: MIT Innovation Incubator Award
Clinical/Research Interests: Tech and innovation in management of chronic liver disease, NLP/ML, remote monitoring 


Yousef R. Badran, MD
Medical School: University of Jordan Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Notable Achievement: Chief Medical Resident MGH 2021-2022, Paul Dobuler Research Award in Immunodeficiency Research
Clinical/Research Interests: Mucosal immunology, primary immunodeficiencies, Immunotherapy complications

Eric W. Lin, MD, MS
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: University of Michigan
Notable Achievement: Kenneth R. Stark Internal Medicine Research Award, DDW Basic Science Travel Award
Clinical/Research Interests: Microbiome, GI cancer

Meet Our Recent Fellowship Graduates

Jessica E. S. Shay, MD, PhD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Jesse Platt, MD, PhD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Sathish Subramanian, MD, PhD: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Marc Sherman, MD, PhD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Emily Walsh Lopes, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Johannes F. Scheid, MD, PhD: Senda Biosciences
Trisha Pasricha, MD, MPH: Massachusetts General Hospital
Amin Soltani, MD: Center for Digestive Wellness, MA
Raaj Mehta, MD, MPH: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Amiko Uchida, MD: University of Utah School of Medicine
Jacqueline N. Chu, MD: Integrated Gastroenterology Consultants, MA
Yasmin Hernandez-Barco, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Darrick Li, MD, PhD: Yale School of Medicine
Long Nguyen, MD, MS: Massachusetts General Hospital
Suraj Patel, MD, PhD: University of Texas, Southwestern
Molly Thomas, MD PhD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nneka Ufere, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patricia Pringle Bloom, MD: University of Michigan
Xiao Tan, MD, PhD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Emily Bethea, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Kristin Burke, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Annie J. Kruger, MD, PhD: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Tracey Simon, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Irun Bhan, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Michael Dougan, MD, PhD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Jennifer Y. Chen, MD: University of California San Francisco
Gaurav Gaiha, MD, DPhil: Massachusetts General Hospital
Russell Goodman, MD, DPhil: Massachusetts General Hospital
Dmitriy Kedrin, MD, PhD: Elliot Hospital, NH
Ruma Rajbhandari, MD, MPH: Mt. Auburn Hospital, MA
Jay Luther, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Daniel L. Motola, MD, PhD: Gotham Medical Associates, NY
Kyle Staller, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD: Massachusetts General Hospital