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Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellows

Year 1

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 2

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

Year 3

Dr. Adam Buckholz
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Adam Buckholz, M.D.
  • Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MD: University of Virginia
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Cary, NC
Hobbies: Skiing, scuba diving, reading, trivia
Clinical/Research Interests: NAFLD, social determinants of health, liver disease and transplantation

Dr. Anthony Choi
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Anthony Choi, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Brown University
  • MD: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Hobbies: traveling, cello
Clinical/Research Interests: Transplant hepatology; quality improvement

Dr. Guarav Ghosh
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Gaurav Ghosh, M.D.
  • Undergrad: The University of Oklahoma
  • MD: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Hometown: Norman, OK
Hobbies: traveling, cooking, hiking, soccer, movies
Clinical/Research Interests: Esophageal disease, motility, outcomes research

Dr. Alyson Kaplan
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Alyson Kaplan, M.D.
  • Undergrad: Princeton University
  • MD: New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Hometown: Syosset, NY
Hobbies: Hiking, running, indie folk music, traveling, cheap eats
Clinical/Research Interests: Hepatology, Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT), end-of-life care in cirrhosis

Medical Research Track (MRT)

Charlie Buffie
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Charlie Gene Buffie, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 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

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Hobbies: Running, photography, technology
Clinical/Research Interests: Microbiome, mucosal immunology, metabolism

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