Our Fellows

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship

Fellows 2017-2018

Bryan Curtin, MD
3rd year NIH Fellow
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
BA:  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Projects/Interests: GI Manifestations of Behcet's Disease, Risk Factors for Intolerance of Moderate Sedation, Clostridium Difficile risk stratification,Endoscopic outcomes in patients with thrombocytopenia.

Ehsan Chitsaz, MD
3rd year NIH Fellow
Residency: Boston University, Boston, MA
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Graduate Degree: Clinical Epidemiology - University of British
Medical Degree: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
BA: University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada
Projects/Interests: My research interests include clinical, epidemiological and outcomes research in a spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. I am currently involved in evaluating the presentation, natural history and diagnosis of familial midgut carcinoid tumor–through an ongoing cohort of familial carcinoid patients at the NIH Clinical Center. I am interested in population-based risk stratification methods for colorectal cancer screening, volumetric assessments as a surrogate marker for diagnosis and outcomes evaluation of liver disorders, and developing biomarkers to predict gastrointestinal inflammation

John Morris, MD, ScM
3rd year
Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
BS:  Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Projects/Interests: Novel biopsy techniques for subepithelial tumors, Fluoroscopy time and ERCP, Complications of Lumen Apposing Metal Stents in Pancreatic Fluid Collections

Anan Said, MD
3rd year – T32 Research Fellowship- ABIM Pathway
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Medical Degree: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
BS: University of Maryland, College Park
Projects/Interests: Interacting Signal Transduction Pathways Downstream of Type-3 Muscarinic Receptor Activation   Potentiate Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Gene Transcription and   Augment Colon Cancer Cell Invasion.

Natasha Kamal, MD
2nd year NIH Fellow
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York,NY
Medical Degree: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
BA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Projects/Interests: My research interests span multiple areas of gastroenterology including liver diseases and inflammatory GI diseases. My current research projects and activities include identifying prognostic indicators and biomarkers in alcoholic liver disease, helping to review cases for the Drug-induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN), studying the GI manifestation of chronic granulomatous disease and the use of biologics in this population, and hypereosinophilic syndrome/eosinophilic gastroenteritis and the use of elemental diets in this population.

Kaci Christian, MD
2nd year
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Medical Degree: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
BS: University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Projects/Interests: 30-day readmissions in patients with inflammatory bowel disease;gender differences in weight gain after infliximab use

Nelson Chuang, MD, MHS
2nd Year
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Medical Degree: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Masters: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BS: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Projects/Interests: Risk stratification and prevention of colon cancer, Retrotransposons and colon cancer, Genome biology in digestive diseases.

Navdeep Chehl, MD
 2nd year Mercy Fellow
Residency:  Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Medical Degree:  Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Projects/Interests: General gastroenterology and Hepatology, colon cancer screening, nutrition, endoscopy

Ben L Da, MD
2nd year - NIH Fellow
Residency:   University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Degree: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NY
BS:  SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Projects/Interests: Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension, familial small bowel carcinoid,racial prepositions in GI malignancy

Sonia Taneja, MD
1st year
Residency:  George Washington University, Washington, DC
Medical Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
BS: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA  
Projects/Interests: Interested in studying the role of our gut microbiome in various GI disorders

Alan Chen, MD
1st year
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center,
Columbus, Ohio
Medical Degree:  Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
BS: Duke University, Durham, NC
Projects/Interests: N/A

Daniel Hwang, MD
1st year
Residency:  University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
BS: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN  
Projects/Interests: N/A

Jonah Rubin, MD
1st year
Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Medical Degree: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
BS: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA  
Projects/Interests: 30 days Readmissions in Gastrointestinal Diseases
(Lower GI Bleed, Pancreatitis, IBD and Cirrhosis). General Hepatology. Transplant Hepatology.

Samuel Schueler, MD
1st year
Chief Medical Resident:
Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency:Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Medical Degree: SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD
BS:  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  
Projects/Interests: General GI, Hepatology

Fariha Ramay, MD
1st year – T32 Research Fellowship
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Medical Degree:  Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
BS:  Union College, Schenectady, NY 
Projects/Interests: Efficacy and long-term outcomes following Endoscopic Eradication Therapy including endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic ablation therapy in the management of Barrett's esophagus-associated dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma; outcomes research in Advanced Endoscopy.

Kenechukwu Chudy-Onwugaje, MBBS
1st year – T32 Research Fellowship
Residency:
 Maimonides Medical Center –Brooklyn, NY
Medical Degree: Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria 
MPH (Global Health): Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
MS in Clinical Research:University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Projects/Interests:Telemedicine use in inflammatory bowel disease; Colorectal cancer screening and epidemiology

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