Current Fellows

ACGME Gastroenterology Fellows

ACGME Tx Hep Fellows

Advanced IBD Fellow

Advanced Endoscopy Fellow

First Year Fellows

Hometown: Mission, TX
Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical School: Northwestern
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Interests: Liver
Research Interests: NAFLD, NASH
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Diversity of sites and patient populations, excellent clinical training, and enthusiastic faculty.
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, basketball, eating


Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: Liver
Research Interests: NASH, disparities in liver disease, translational research
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Excellent clinical training combined with top notch research experiences, supportive mentors, and amazing peers.
Hobbies: Hiking/backpacking, reading in the park, playing with my dog, crossword puzzles


Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: VCU
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Clinical Interests: Liver
Research Interests: Malignancies, liver allocation
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Outstanding GI and liver clinical training, research/mentor opportunities and down-to-earth people
Hobbies: Traveling, eating, being a dog mom, being outside in above-freezing weather


Hometown: Troy, MI
Undergraduate: Harvard
Medical School: Stanford
Residency: UCLA
Clinical Interests: Hepatology
Research Interests: Transplant hepatology
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Renowned clinical training and research, supportive faculty, happy fellows
Hobbies: Lakers basketball, brain teasers, hiking


Hometown: Gambia
Undergraduate: San Francisco State University
Medical School: UCSF
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital
Clinical Interests: General GI, IBD
Research Interests: IBD and clinical drug trials
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Excellent clinical training, outstanding research opportunities and the people!
Hobbies: Utilizing points & miles for traveling


Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: UCSF
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: Liver
Research Interests: Transplant hepatology, women's health and liver disease, viral hepatitis
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Diversity and rigor of clinical training, supportive mentors and faculty
Hobbies: Hiking/camping, salsa dancing, watercolor, piano, trying new restaurants and recreating recipes at home


Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Interests: General GI, IBD
Research Interests: IBD
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Excellent combination of clinical training and research, diversity of sites, and incredible location
Hobbies: Trail running, biking, backpacking/camping, reading, exploring Bay Area food

Second Year Fellows

Hometown: Cooper City, FL
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Florida Atlantic University
Residency: Washington University
Clinical Interests: Advanced, General, Motility
Research Interests: GERD
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Supportive faculty and could tell the fellows were happy, lots of research opportunities and diverse clinical experiences
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: Hands down my co-fellows, couldn't do it without them.
Hobbies: Travel, golf, peloton, live concerts, and wine tasting


Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate: Harvard
Medical School: UCSF
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: General GI, IBD
Research Interests: Medical Education, IBD
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Incredible people, robust clinical training
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: Co-fellows, Wine Wednesday
Hobbies: Wine tasting, sports (playing and watching), crossword puzzles, trying new recipes, hanging out with my wife and baby daughter


Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate: Pomona College
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess
Clinical Interests: Still exploring!
Research Interests: Adventure is out there! (Still exploring!)
Why UCSF for Fellowship: The people (numbers 1-10)!
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: Wine Wednesday & the people. I laugh so much.
Hobbies: Trampolining & competition-level lawn mowing (if there were such a thing)


Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: General GI
Research Interests: H. pylori
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Exceptional clinical training, incredible faculty, diverse training sites with unique patient populations
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: My incredible co-fellows and faculty
Hobbies: Travel, Wine tasting, Peloton!


Hometown: Natick, MA
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: UPENN
Residency: Columbia
Clinical Interests: General GI
Research Interests: Quality Improvement
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Amazingly supportive faculty, excellent clinical training!
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: Hands down, my co-fellows
Hobbies: Travel, trying new restaurants, my doggo Penny


Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: Hepatology
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of liver disease pathogenesis
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Outstanding clinical and procedural training, mutli-disclplinary and cutting edge research opportunities
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: My co-fellow family!
Hobbies: Wine tasting, eating out / amateur foodie


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: UCLA
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: General GI
Research Interests: Medical Education
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Broad array of clinical training at multiple sites with faculty who were interested in teaching trainees. On top of that, the people were just fantastic!
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: Cofellows! So supportive!
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, long walks in the city. Always on the hunt for the best almond croissant!

Third Year Fellows

Hometown: Lake Elmo, MN
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: NYU
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: General GI
Research Interests: Tumor Immunology
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Outstanding clinical training, innumerable research opportunities
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: The faculty and all the GI staff
Hobbies: Most sports, being outdoors


Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Ohio State University
Residency: Indiana University
Clinical Interests: General GI and IBD
Research Interests: fecal microbiota transplantation and abnormal LFTs in IBD patients
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Broad clinical exposure, high endoscopic volume, excellent IBD education.
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: My co-fellows, staff, and attendings!
Hobbies: Hiking and trying new restaurants in SF.


Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: San Jose State University
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Interests: Advanced/Transplant Hepatology
Research Interests: Sarcopenic visceral obesity in patients with cirrhosis
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Outstanding clinical and reserach training in a diverse environment
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: The faculty and all the GI staff, and my co-fellows.
Hobbies: Exploring new places to eat with my wife and kids


Hometown: College Park, GA
Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Residency: Washington University in Saint Louis
Clinical Interests: Advanced endoscopy
Research Interests: Advanced endoscopy
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Excellent clinical training, research opportunities, incredible faculty
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: The faculty and all the GI staff
Hobbies: Traveling


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: UC San Diego
Medical School: USC and Caltech
Residency: Columbia
Clinical Interests: IBD and General GI
Research Interests: IBD
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Strong clinical education and world class research
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: The faculty, staff and my co-fellows
Hobbies: Skiing, SCUBA diving, Hiking, and growing my own food


Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA
Undergraduate: Berkeley
Medical School: UC San Diego
Residency: MGH
Clinical Interests: Motility
Research Interests: Coaching in Academic Medicine
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Rigorous clinical experiences, phenomenal faculty at all three training sites, and a tight knit group of fellows with inter-class mentoring built into the rotations.
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: Monday night motility sessions with Priya, learning "the tango" with Jay at the VA.
Hobbies: Weightlifting, music, finding the best coffee beans in SF, Cal football


Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: UCSF
Residency: UCSF
Clinical Interests: Hepatology
Research Interests: Palliative care in hepatology, pregnancy outcomes in liver disease, quality improvement
Why UCSF for Fellowship: High quality clinical training in GI and Hepatology, diversity of clinical sites with unique patient populations, incredible faculty and research mentors
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: The people! Our program directors are supportive and receptive to our needs and concerns. The faculty members are approachable, inspiring, and love to teach. My co-fellows are incredible and fun to work with.
Hobbies: Running, being outdoors, wine tasting, exploring Bay Area restaurants, traveling, and spending time with my wife.

ACGME Tx Hep Fellows

Hometown: Highland Park, NJ
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: UCSF
GI Fellowship: UCSF
Clinical Interests: Transplant Hepatology
Research Interests: Applied informatics in hepatology, big data, transplant allocation, and TIPS
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Outstanding clinical training, world-class research opportunities, diversity of clinical cases
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: The people! Comradary of the fellows and faculty.
Hobbies: Gastronomy, hiking with my kid, programming


Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate: Colgate University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: University of California San Diego
GI Fellowship: UCSF
Clinical Interests: Hepatology
Research Interests: NAFLD and alcohol-associated liver disease; disparities in liver disease
Why UCSF for Fellowship: High quality GI and hepatology training, diversity of clinical cases, multiple training sites with unique patient populations, great research opportunities
Favorite Aspects/Experiences of the program: All my co-fellows, and the GI and hepatology faculty. People are approachable, down to earth, funny and passionate about patient care and trainee education. Also, living in SF is fantastic!
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two young kids. Dancing, music, outdoor activities and traveling


Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital
GI Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Clinical Interests: Hepatology
Research Interests: Cancer-related liver disease, autoimmune liver disease
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Amazing clinical training for transplant hepatology, world-class research mentors and facilities
Hobbies: Eating, cooking, traveling

Advanced IBD Fellow 

Hometown: New Jersey
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: Montefiore
GI Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: IBD
Research Interests: IBD, endoscopy
Why UCSF for Fellowship: World-renowned faculty and mentors
Hobbies: Painting, strength training, running, cooking, travel!

Advanced Endoscopy Fellow

Hometown: Pakistan
Medical School: Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
GI Fellowship: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Clinical Interests: Advanced endoscopy
Research Interests: Advanced endoscopy, Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Why UCSF for Fellowship: Outstanding research opportunities, excellent clinical and procedural training, great mentors
Hobbies: Traveling, eating out

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