Venkata Satyam, MD

Class of: 2017

Specialty
Gastroenterology

Current practice
GI Fellow PGY-4 at BUSM

What is a fond memory of your time at BUSM? 
Working with other like-minded medical students to help start The Beat, the school’s first student-led journal for opinion pieces. We had all felt like our experiences and time at BUSM gave us a unique insight into modern healthcare, particularly for the underserved, and at the time there was no easy outlet for us to communicate our thoughts to the greater world outside of BUSM.

I’ll also never forget all the countless afternoons and evenings in the MSR (medical student residence) during the pre-clinical years where students would work together trying to figure out the week’s homework assignments. From all the time spent working with one another, we all discovered and tried new learning strategies that helped shape the foundations of our careers today.

Favorite professor or course at BUSM?  
Anatomy and Cadaver Dissection with Dr. Ann Zumwalt and Dr. Monica Pessina.

What is your most recent accomplishment? 
Matching at BUSM for GI fellowship and being able to continue the numerous relationships I’ve fostered over the past seven years as a medical student and internal medicine resident at BUSM.

What are your hobbies outside of work? 
Spending time with my friends & family, playing jazz guitar, and learning to cook new dishes.

What are your academic appointments?
Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine.

Recent publications?  
Clarke WT, Satyam VR, Fudman DI, Zullow S, Goyal KG, Byanova KL, Huang C, Feuerstein JD. Antibiotic prophylaxis and infectious complications in patients on peritoneal dialysis undergoing lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2020 Oct; 8(5):407-409. PMID: 33163197; DOI: 10.1093/gastro/goaa017.

Satyam VR, Li PH, Reich J, Qazi T, Noronha A, Wasan SK, Farraye FA. Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 10; 65(10):2986-2991. PMID: 31897892.