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

Andrew Crawford, Administrator
Tel: (646) 962-5629

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