GI Fellows

Gastroenterology Fellows

Laura S. Chiu, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Year Started Fellowship: 2019
Areas of Interest: Hepatology, GI malignancies, public health
BUMC Research Mentors: Dr. Michelle Long, Dr. Paul Schroy
Current Scholarly Work: – NAFLD and subclinical cardiovascular outcomes
– Delayed diagnosis in early age onset colorectal cancer
– Increasing colorectal cancer screening in a safety net hospital
Fun Facts/Interests: cooking, yoga fanatic, enjoys hiking with her Newfoundland dog, former child model (math textbooks included)

 

[Photo] James J. Connolly, MD

Medical School: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Year Started Fellowship: 2019
Areas of Interest: General GI, advanced Endoscopy, critical care and GI, medical education
Current Scholarly Work: – Untold sequelae and impact on GI practice during the Covid-19 pandemic
– Longitudinal impact of new guideline-driven CRC surveillance intervals following Covid-19
Fun Facts/Interests: Proud papa to a boxer-mix rescue named Apollo, who forever believes he is a puppy.

 

[Photo] Brian C. Surjanhata, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Year Started Fellowship: 2019
Areas of Interest: Gastroparesis, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Research Mentors: Dr. Braden Kuo (MGH)
Current Scholarly Work: – Blunted Colonic Fed Response in Slow Transit Constipation Compared to Normal Transit Patients Measured by Ambulatory Wireless Motility Capsule, abstract submitted to United European Gastroenterology Week 2020
– Comparison of Impaired Small Bowel and Colonic Postprandial Responses Measured by Wireless Motility Capsule and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Upper GI Symptoms, abstract submitted to ACG 2020
Fun Facts/Interests: Indoor rock climbs on days off, obsessed with Sous Vide cooking.

 

[Photo] Neal D. Dharmadhikari, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Lifespan
Year Started Fellowship: 2020
Areas of Interest: 
inflammatory bowel disease, pancreaticobiliary disease, gastrointestinal malignancies
Current Scholarly Work:
-“Predictors of OPAN Radiographic Findings in Crohn’s Disease Patients who present  to the Emergency Department”, data analysis
– “Esophageal Disorders”, book chapter in Andreoli and Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine, accepted, pending publication
Fun Facts/Interests:
In his spare time, Neal enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and co-managing a small online business.

 

[Photo]Alexander M. Goldowsky, MD

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Year Started Fellowship: 2020
Areas of Interest: inflammatory bowel disease, medical education in gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease guideline and quality metric development
Current Scholarly Work: – Are Quality Metrics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Rooted on Substantial Quality Evidence? A Systematic Review
– The Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Patients With a History of Malignancy
-Rapid fire hepatology: A study of a near-peer, speed-teaching hepatology curriculum in a busy tertiary care academic medical center, manuscript in process
– The Overall Quality of Evidence Surrounding Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines, manuscript in process
– Is there a standardized practice for the development of international ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease treatment guidelines?, submission pending
Fun Facts/Interests: When he has some down time, Alex enjoys cheering on the New York Mets and Jets. He is also a fan of trivia and running.

 

[Photo] Venkata R. Satyam, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Boston Medical Center
Year Started Fellowship: 2020
Areas of Interest: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, General GI, Medical Education
Current Scholarly Work: Immunogenicity of herpes zoster subunit vaccine among ulcerative colitis patients treated with Tofacitinib and other immunosuppressive regimens, data gathering
Fun Facts/Interests: He likes to study jazz guitar and cook new dishes in his free time

 

[Photo] Julia Ding, MD

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Residency: Brown University

Year Started Fellowship: 2021

Fun Facts/Interests: She likes juggling and using cooking to reconnect with her family’s traditions

 

[Photo] Madeleine Haff, MD

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Year Started Fellowship: 2021

Fun Facts/Interests: She enjoys running, cooking, hiking, skiing, swimming and spending time with family

 

[Photo] Arushi Kohli, MD

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Residency: Tufts Medical Center

Year Started Fellowship: 2021

Fun Facts/Interests: She enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, and horesback riding