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Department of Medicine

Fellows

Year 1

Steven Mathews

Steven Mathews

Hometown: Suffern, NY
Undergrad: Boston University
MD: Stony Brook University
Residency: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Hobbies: Hiking, Lacrosse, Basketball, Snowboarding, Travel, Cooking
Clinical/Research Interests: Nutrition, Obesity, NAFLD, Microbiome, Preventive Health

Kate Rooney

Katharine Rooney

Hometown: Bronxville, NY
Undergrad: Williams College
MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, painting
Clinical/Research Interests: Esophageal and swallowing disorders, motility disorders

Zachary Sherman

Zachary Sherman

Hometown: Glenmont, NY
Undergrad: University of Michigan
MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, soccer, fantasy football
Clinical/Research Interests: Hepatology, Quality Improvement

Donevan Westerveld

Donevan Westerveld

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergrad: University of Central Florida
MD: University of Florida
Residency: University of Florida
Hobbies: Traveling, outdoors activities, and family time
Clinical/Research Interests: Advanced therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic bariatric therapy, pancreatology

Year 2

Adam Buckholz

Dr. 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

Anthony Choi

Dr. 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

Gaurav Ghosh

Dr. Guarav 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

Aly Kaplan

Dr. Alyson 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 3

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

Medical Research Track (MRT)

Charlie Buffie

Charlie Buffie

MRT-PGY6
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

Rachel Niec

Rachel Niec

MRT-PGY7
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

Recent Alumni

Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta

Graduated 2020
Weill Cornell Medicine - Research Instructor
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergrad: Pennsylvania State University
MD: Duke University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Hobbies: Science, Biking, Movies
Clinical/Research Interests: Tissue Regeneration

Kaveh Hajifathalian

Kaveh Hajifathalian

Graduated 2020
Advanced Endoscopy Instructor/Fellowship
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

Zaid Tafesh

Zaid Tafesh

Graduated 2020
Rutgers NJMS - Transplant Hepatologist
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

 

Contact Information

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program

Carl Crawford, M.D., Program Director
cvc9002@med.cornell.edu

Catherine Lowery, Administrative Coordinator
cal2048@med.cornell.edu

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

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