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His interests include clinical research and clinical care of the patients in general gastroenterology, including gastrointestinal bleeding disorders, esophageal disease, advances in endoscopic procedures, and preventative medicine.

He is actively involved with academic teaching of gastroenterology fellows, medical residents, and students on the hospital wards while maintaining a busy clinical practice. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for various gastroenterology journals and a contributing author to a number of peer-reviewed publications in the medical literature.

She did her internal medicine residency at Washington University in Saint Louis and her fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine.

Her clinical interests include motility disorders and esophageal disease. She is on the clinical educator track. She is in academic medicine because of her commitment to teaching, research, and collaborative care as well as the work life balance it offers.

She is part of a dual physician marriage and is balancing the joys of work with children. I was at the University of Chicago from my Residency in Medicine until the end of I completed a GI Fellowship in and rose through the academic ranks to become Professor of Medicine and subsequently was awarded the Joseph B. My clinical research has been related to epidemiology and therapeutics for IBD. I am a busy, practicing clinician and clinical trialist. My greatest pleasure is in mentoring and the development of future leaders in our field.

She is a current member of the Gastroenterology Fellowship committee and serves as the Department Education coordinator for Gastroenterology supervising visiting GI fellows and medical students. She has actively been involved in mentoring medical students, residents and fellows over the years.

Her special clinical and research interests are in IBS, chronic constipation and pelvic floor disorders as well as celiac disease. She has also written and lectured extensively on these topics. I have always enjoyed teaching and was fortunate to have had many opportunities throughout the course of my various stages of training to pursue this passion. I currently serve on the voluntary clinical faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine, where I regularly participate in teaching gastroenterology fellows by supervising both luminal disease and hepatology clinics, as well as perform daily rounds with residents and fellows, and help to guide the development of endoscopic skills by supervising endoscopic procedures.

I have been fortunate to find a unique hybrid of clinical practice, as I am both a private practitioner as well as a clinician educator for the Division of Digestive Diseases. I have several research interests including small bowel diseases and capsule endoscopy, as well as complementary and alternative therapies in gastrointestinal and hepatic disease and diseases of the small bowel. Stemming from this interest, I am also a certified clinical hypnotherapist, as this modality has proven very useful in the treatment of functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome.

I have worked with the fellowship program in several capacities including program director for 12 years and am currently associate program director. I have extensive clinical trial experience and activity in the area of inflammatory bowel disease. I am married to a non-physician who has been very supportive of my career choices and have two grown children that were born at the end of fellowship and during early junior faculty years.

She was a research assistant to Dr. Stephen Hanauer helping with clinical drug trials and epidemiologic studies, which was what got her interested in IBD.

She was on faculty there for 8 years then moved to Mayo Clinic. She is currently a Professor of Medicine and has always practiced in an academic setting with fellows, residents and students rotating with her in clinic and on wards.

She also serves in editorial positions for several journals. Her areas of research interest include gender issues and medication compliance. The thought of private practice had always appealed to me and I began practice in a multi-specialty group in the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains in Hickory, North Carolina.

Three years into practice the other gastroenterologists who joined me separated from the multi-specialty group and formed our own independent practice in gastroenterology here in Hickory. The practice has thrived as we have worked through the many decision points involved in business management including contract negotiations with insurance companies, office management and the always difficult decision of when to add a new associate.

We eventually added an endoscopy ASC to our unit which is entirely owned by us as well. We currently are a practice of 8 physicians. With our sons moving on toward college and careers of their own, I have finally allowed more time to devote to my involvement in the ACG. This has included being elected North Carolina Governor. I have also been very involved with the political aspect of medicine, especially at the state and federal level and am serving on several committees by request of the North Carolina Medical Society.

Levitt completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania major: Levitt developed an interest in therapeutic endoscopy, IBD, and liver disease.

Wishing to pursue a career as a clinical gastroenterologist, he joined a single specialty GI practice in San Jose, CA after fellowship, where he is delighted to practice in a stimulating and collegial environment, while providing first-rate patient-centered care.

Levitt also participates in original clinical research, and has contributed multiple abstracts and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. Raj Majithia completed his medical school and internal medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. Majithia joined the University of North Carolina — Johnston Health Care as a clinical gastroenterologist focusing on biliary and therapeutic endoscopy.

During his training, Dr. Majithia was elected to serve on the American College of Gastroenterology training committee which is responsible for responsible for coordinating activities, programs and outreach relating to training programs and trainee members of the College.

He has been actively involved in clinical research, quality improvement, and endoscopy. Majithia has published numerous articles and abstracts. His current research interests include outcomes research and pancreatobiliary research. He practices in an outpatient office and actively spends time with inpatient consults and procedures.

Majithia is actively involved in mentoring fellows, residents, and medical students in research. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree from Temple University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Temple University, followed by a 3-year fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Virginia, where she was chief fellow.

She stayed on for an additional year of advanced endoscopy training at UVA, where she was trained in ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, deep enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, and other advanced techniques. Her research interests include GI bleeding, emerging technologies, and endoscopic innovation. She is active in clinical research, and has contributed to multiple peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters. She enjoys mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows in both clinical and research environments.

She received her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her internal medicine residency at New York University and her fellowship at New York University where she had advanced training in Endoscopic Ultrasound. Her clinical interests include: GI oncology, pancreatic cysts and innovative uses of Endoscopic Ultrasound.

She is in academic medicine because of her commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary care of patients, as well as the work life balance it offers. She is part of a dual physician family and has two young children.

I have published over peer-reviewed articles and 19 book chapters. My clinical expertise mirrors my academic interests. I developed a passion for research during my Bachelor of Science Degree in Anatomy where research was a heavy part of the curriculum.

I find an academic career rewarding, as the working week is so varied. I have the opportunity to both care for patients and conduct research projects. Clinical interests include celiac disease, malabsorption syndromes, gender-related biases in medicine, and issues related to work-life balance, given she is in a dual-physician marriage with 3 school-aged children.

Outside of work, she loves distance running, rollerblading, reading, and spending time with family. I moved over to Northwestern in for my Residency in Internal Medicine and stayed on to complete my Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship there before joining the faculty in I am currently NIH funded to study the pathogenesis of GERD and also the development of new technologies to investigate swallowing disorders.

In addition, I have been the primary investigator on a number of Industry funded projects ranging from investigator initiated physiologic studies to clinical trials involving new medications and medical devices Phase III and IV. My current clinical practice focuses on refractory GERD and esophageal motor diseases and I also serve as Editor of the journal Diseases of the Esophagus. I have always enjoyed the variety that academic medicine allows and have a strong commitment to mentoring trainees and junior faculty.

Quillen VAMC for five years. Pop is currently employed by Carteret Healthcare in Morehead City, NC where she is tasked with the development of a Gastroenterology service line. American College of Gastroenterology: The latest transatlantic sortie to Houston took place in Clinically, I would regard myself as a general gastroenterologist with some focus on the areas of clinical research interest.

I also have a long-standing interest in Medical Education and have been particularly involved in medical student, GI fellowship and program director education, the latter through the World Gastroenterology Organization and ACG supported Train-the-Trainers program, as well as the ACG young faculty program. I served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and maintain an active role on editorial boards and manuscript reviewing. I am happy to share my experiences and learning gained over the years in clinical research, education and medical publishing with potential mentees.

Raffals is a native of Indiana. In , she joined the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at Mayo Clinic, where she is a member of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease interest group. Her primary research interests include ileal pouch dysfunction and the interactions of gastrointestinal dysmotility, the intestinal bacterial community, and inflammatory bowel disease. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Gastroenterology fellowship program.

Raffals enjoys spending her spare time with her husband Reeghan and two young daughters, ages 6 and 8. Her hobbies include reading, exercising, cooking, and hiking. I am a full Professor of Medicine and my research interest has been in benign and malignant pancreatic disease and endoscopic ultrasound application to the pancreas. I have been an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology serving on the Training committee as a member for 6 years, including as serving as its chairman until My career focus has been on education of GI fellows and medical residents.

I moved in the Midwest for my medical training: I am in charge of the inflammatory bowel disease clinic. While similar endeavors are usually undertaken in academic centers, the challenge of expanding advances in IBD care to the community has been rewarding. I mostly do general gastroenterology, as well as motility work and run the motility lab at our clinic. It is a branch of the main hospital in Ohio. We do have fellows and residents here so I stay involved with education and some research, mostly clinical research.

I would describe this practice as a blend of academic and clinical. This is close to where I grew up and my husband and I decided to return to Florida to be close to my parents. I have 2 children- ages 11 and 13 now and so had to do the work-life balance or dance like I sometimes call it throughout my career. His academic interests include teaching students, residents and fellows in both geriatrics and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and curriculum development in these topics.

Brijen is interested in helping to teach and better understand shared decision making in the older population for colon cancer screening. He is the recipient of a Hartford Center of Excellence grant and a Hearst Foundation grant to train chief resident in Geriatric principles. He has published review articles and textbook chapters on fecal incontinence, constipation, and colon cancer screening in the geriatric population.

At the Liver Institute of Virginia, Dr. Shiffman and his staff care for patients with all types of liver disorders. Liver Institute has arrangements with several liver transplant programs. Patients can undergo evaluation testing, pre and post liver transplant care at the Liver Institute, which prevents the need for patients to travel long distances for transplant care. The Liver Institute at Bon Secours Health System also offers multi-modality treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma including surgical resection, chemoembolization, radioembolization, radio frequency ablation, and chemotherapy and works with several transplant programs to offer liver transplantation.

Shiffman supervises a large clinical trials research program which conducts trials at both Liver Institute offices in the area of chronic HCV, chronic HBV, fatty liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.

His writing and clinical research have focused primarily on viral hepatitis C and B where he is considered an international key opinion leader. Pooja Singhal, MD Dr. She completed her residency in from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC where she was selected to serve as a chief resident. She then completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital where she also served as a chief GI fellow. Cotter, MD Todd R. Davis, MD Stanley F.

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