Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellows

Year 1

Dr. Aiya Aboubakr
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Aiya Aboubakr, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Columbia University
  • MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Astoria, New York
Hobbies: Traveling, photography, food tours, concerts
Clinical/Research Interests: Colon cancer screening, racial and ethnic disparities in GI, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity 

Dr. Vladislav Fomin
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Vladislav Fomin, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Cornell University
  • MD: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Hometown: Rockaway Beach, Queens NY
Hobbies: Mixology, running, taekwondo/martial arts, basketball, fantasy sports 
Clinical/Research Interests: Alcohol Liver disease, addiction medicine in hepatology

Dr. Lasha Gogokhia
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Lasha Gogokhia, M.D.
  • Undergrad/MD: Tbilisi State Medical University
  • Residency: St. Mary’s Hospital/Yale

Hometown: Jvari, Georgia
Hobbies: electronic music, travel, cooking, scuba diving, astronomy
Clinical/research interests: IBD, nutrition, malabsorption, microbiota, mucosal immunology

Dr. Benjamin Gordon
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Benjamin Langan Gordon, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Dartmouth College
  • MD: Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Armonk, NY
Hobbies: basketball, skiing, crossword puzzles, literature
Clinical/Research Interests: IBD, nutrition, biomarkers

Year 2

Dr. Preston Atteberry
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Preston Atteberry, M.D.
  • Undergrad: University of Chicago
  • MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Hobbies: Sports, travel, chess, crosswords
Clinical/Research Interests: Hepatology, end of life care, cost-effective care

Dr. Enad Dawod
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Enad Dawod, M.D.
  • Undergrad/MD: The University of Jordan
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Hobbies: DJing; basketball; discovering all the beautiful restaurants, rooftops, and speakeasies NYC has to offer
Clinical/Research Interests: Pancreatitis, endoscopic ultrasound, advanced therapeutic endoscopy, bariatric endoscopic therapy

Dr. Suzanne Elshafey
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Suzanne Elshafey, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Hometown: New Jersey
Hobbies: Cooking, potluck dinners, spending time with family and friends, documentaries
Clinical/Research Interests: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hepatology, health disparities

Dr. Michael Mintz
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Michael Mintz, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Binghamton University
  • MD: Stony Brook University
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Hobbies: Skiing, sailing, travel
Clinical/Research Interests: IBD, clinical outcomes

Year 3

Steven Mathews
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Steven Mathews, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Boston University
  • MD: Stony Brook University
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Suffern, NY
Hobbies: Hiking, Lacrosse, Basketball, Snowboarding, Travel, Cooking
Clinical/Research Interests: Nutrition, Obesity, NAFLD, Microbiome, Preventive Health

Katharine Rooney
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Kate Rooney, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Williams College
  • MD: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Hometown: Bronxville, NY
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, painting
Clinical/Research Interests: Esophageal and swallowing disorders, motility disorders

Zachary Sherman
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Zachary Sherman, M.D.
  • Undergrad: University of Michigan
  • MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Glenmont, NY
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, soccer, fantasy football
Clinical/Research Interests: Hepatology, Quality Improvement

Donevan Westerveld
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Donevan Westerveld, M.D.
  • Undergrad: University of Central Florida
  • MD: University of Florida
  • Residency: University of Florida

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Hobbies: Traveling, outdoors activities, and family time
Clinical/Research Interests: Advanced therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic bariatric therapy, pancreatology

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Robert S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Chief

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program

Carl Crawford, M.D., Program Director

Catherine Lowery, Administrative Coordinator

420 East 70th Street, Floor 4
Tel: (646) 962-4700
Fax: (646) 962-0110