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Department of Medicine


Year 1

Dr. Anthony Choi
Anthony Choi

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Undergrad: Brown University
MD: Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency: NYP-Cornell
Hobbies: traveling, cello
Clinical/Research Interests: Quality Improvement, Endoscopy technology, nutrition

Dr. Adam Buckholz
Adam Buckholz

Hometown: Cary, NC
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MD: University of Virginia
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Hobbies: Skiing, scuba diving, reading, trivia
Clinical/Research Interests: NAFLD, social determinants of health, liver disease and transplantation

Dr. Guarav Ghosh
Gaurav Ghosh

Hometown: Norman, OK
Undergrad: The University of Oklahoma
MD: Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Hobbies: traveling, cooking, hiking, soccer, movies
Clinical/Research Interests: Esophageal disease, motility, outcomes research

Dr. Alyson Kaplan
Aly Kaplan

Hometown: Syosset, NY
Undergrad: Princeton University
MD: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Hobbies: Hiking, running, indie folk music, traveling, cheap eats
Clinical/Research Interests: Hepatology, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcohol-related liver disease, HIV and liver disease

Year 2

Charlie Buffie
Charlie Buffie

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Undergrad: Swarthmore College
MD: Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
PhD: Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University / Sloan Kettering Institute (Tri-Institutional MD PhD Program)
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Hobbies: Running, photography, technology
Clinical/Research Interests: Microbiome, mucosal immunology, metabolism

Tracey Martin
Tracey Martin

Hometown: New York
Undergrad: Cornell
MD: Brown University
Residency: NYU
Hobbies: traveling, Movies
Clinical/Research Interests: Liver disease, Obesity and microbiome.

Amit Mehta
Amit Mehta

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergrad: Cornell University
MD: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Hobbies: Travelling, Hiking, History
Clinical/Research Interests: Obesity management, NAFLD, Obesity microbiome and Endobariatrics

Year 3

Kaveh Hajifathalian
Kaveh Hajifathalian

Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Undergrad: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
MD: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
MPH: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies: Playing Guitar, Movies
Clinical/Research Interests: Predictive Models, Risk Stratification, Survival analysis, Obesity

Rachel Niec
Rachel Niec

Hometown: Bay Area, CA
Undergrad: Mills College, CA
MD: Weill Cornell Medical College/Tri-Institutional MD PhD Program
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Hobbies: rock climbing, kayaking, running, hiking, spending time outdoors with family
Clinical/Research Interests: IBD, Inflammation, Immunology, Immune Regulation, Microbiome

Zaid Tafesh
Zaid Tafesh

Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Undergrad: Premedical program, Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar
MD: Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University & Weill Cornell
Hobbies: Traveling, basketball
Clinical/Research Interests: Transplant Hepatology, Outcomes research in cirrhosis and liver transplantation

Vikas Gupta
Vikas Gupta

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergrad: Pennsylvania State University
MD: Duke University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Hobbies: Science, Biking, Movies
Clinical/Research Interests: Tissue Regeneration

Recent Alumni

Shawn Shah
Shawn Shah

Graduated 2019
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship/Instructor
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida
Undergrad: University of Miami
MD: Florida State University College of Medicine
Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Clinical/Research Interests: obesity and endobariatrics, digital health technologies, patient experience of GI disease

Nicole Shen
Nicole Shen

Graduated 2019
Adult Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
MD: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Clinical/Research interests: Liver, alcohol liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, probiotics


Contact Information

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

David E. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Chief

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program

Carl Crawford, M.D., Program Director

Catherine Lowery, Administrative Coordinator

1305 York Avenue, Room Y-426
Tel: (646) 962-4700
Fax: (646) 962-0110

Instructions for Applicants

For Fellowship Start Date of July 1, 2020

Applications Accepted: July - August 2019
Interview Dates: September 10, 11, 18, & 24, 2019

J1 Visa accepted, but not H1B

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Program Code: 1443521171

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
Match Number: 1492144F0

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