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Training Record

The quality of the Gastroenterology Training Program at the University of Michigan can be measured by the success of our former trainees. Provided below is a summary of our trainees who were supported by one of our NIH Training Grants. Their research topics and current positions are also listed.

Name Year of entry on grant, prior institution, degree at entry Mentor Research Topic Current Position
Rajiv
Bansal
1993
Duke University,
M.D.
Scheiman
Use of endoscopic ultrasound for
evaluation of portal hypertension

Director, Endoscopy
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY

Cary Caldwell

1994
University of Pittsburgh,
M.D.

Kunkel
Role of cytokines in liver injury

Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University
New Haven, CT

John Carethers
1993
Mass General Hospital,
M.D.
Boland
Mechanism of apotosis in colon cancer cells
Professor, Chief, Gastroenterology, University of Calif, San Diego
Manish Chokshi
1999
MetroHealth Medical Center,
M.D.
Lown
Donor liver cytochrome P450 3A4 activity can be predicted with the 14C-erythromycin breath test in liver transplant patients

Private Practice, Greater Cincinnati GI Associates
Cincinnati, OH

Michael Cleary
2003
U of Michigan,
M.D.

Scheiman/
Simone

Utility of EUS in the evaluation of pancreatic lesions
Private Practice, St. Louis, MO
Emory Collins

2003
Children's Hospital
Akron, OH,
M.D.

Dickinson
Usefulness of web based instruction for pediatric residents in GI
3rd year fellow, supported by hospital funding
Matthew DiMagno
1999
University of Michigan,
M.D.

Owyang/
Williams

Experimental acute pancreatitis in CFTR (-/-) Mice
Assistant Professor,
University of Michigan
Luke Evans
2003
Mayo Clinic,
M.D.

Chey/
Scheiman

Endoscopic research
Private Practice, Denver, CO
Robert Fontana
1993
Northwestern University,
M.D.
Watkins
Effect of diet on expression of CYPIIIA4 in human intestine
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Adam Gorelick
1998
New York University,
M.D.

Owyang/
Elta

Use of PET in pancreatic disorders
Private Practice, New Haven,CT with clinical appt at Yale Hospital
Naresh Gunaratnam

1996
University of Virginia,
M.D.

Lok
HCV RNA levels in hepatitis C
Staff Physician, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI
Peter Higgins
2002
Duke University,
M.D., Ph.D.
Zimmermann

Mechanisms of inflammation and fibrosis in IBD

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Robert Holmes
1994
Southwestern Med,
M.D.
Zimmermann
Cellular sites of IGF-1 and IGFBP-1-6 in rat livers with PG-PS induced granulomatous hepatitisUse of PET in pancreatic disorders

Clinical Instructor Bowman-Gray, (Wake Forest School of Medicine)
Winston-Salem, NC

Kelvin Hornbuckle
2000
University Hosptial of Maryland,
M.D.
Inadomi
Cost-effectiveness of open-access endoscopy; Patient quality of life during endoscopic procedures
Staff, Sentara Leigh Hospital Sentara Norfolk General, Norfolk, VA
Mary Ann Huang-Sherbondy
2001
Univ of Illinois - Chicago Medical Center,
M.D.

Lok/
Conjeevaram

Fatty liver disease - efficacy of an intense weight reduction program, and outcome after liver transplantation
Staff Physician,
Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Essam Imseis

2001
Louisana State University,
M.D.

Gariepy/
Dickinson

Use of fecal lactoferrin as a marker for Crohns disease activity in children receiving infliximab infusions

Assistant Professor
Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA

Srinivas Janardan

1993
University of Minnesota,
M.D.

Watkins
Regulation & function of CYPIIIA5 in human stomach

1995-1996
Lecturer, University of Michigan
1996-
Private practice, Grand Rapids, MI

Hellan Kang
1998
Kyungpook Nat.,
M.D .
Duckett
Analysis of Fas and TGF-beta signaling pathways in XIAP knockout mice
Lecturer, University of Michigan
John Kao
2000
University of California, Davis,
M.D.
Chen
Effect of TGF on DC vaccine
Assistant Professor
Univ of Michigan
Betty Kim
2001
University of Michigan,
M.D .
Elta
Efficacy of droperidol with phenergan on the quality of sedation and safety among patients undergoing ERCP
Private Practice, Portland, OR with clinical appt at University of Oregon
Sherin Koshy

1996
Strich School of Medicine,
M.D.

Hasler
Role of 5HT3 in response to mechanoreceptor activation
Private Practice, Northwest Ohio Consultants, Toledo, OH
Uri Ladabaum
1996
University of California, San Francisco,
M.D .
Owyang
Pathogenesis of dyspeptic symptoms

Associate Professor
Director, GI Motility Program and Intestinal Rehab Program University of California, SF

Ernest Ofori-Darko
1997
Harvard University,
M.D .
Merchant
H pylori pathogenesis
Private Practice, Midland, MI
Cyrus Piraka

2001
University of Michigan,
M.D.

Nunez/
Zimmermann

Role of Nod2 in Crohn's Disease
Lecturer, University of Michigan
James Rhee
2001
University of Michigan,
M.D.
Scheiman
Trans-abdominal ultrasound vs EUS for the detection of biliary sludge in patients with idiopathic pancreatitis
Private Practice, Boulder, CO
Joel Rubenstein
2002
University of Chicago,
M.D.
Inadomi
Optimal strategy for secondary prophylaxis of esophageal varices
Lecturer, University of Michigan
Richard Saad

2003
Brooke Army Medical Center,
M.D.

Chey/
Scheiman

Functional bowel disease

Lecturer, University of Michigan

Thomas Sheehab
2000
University of Michigan,
M.D .

Lok/
Fendrick

Hepatitis C - delivery of care in primary care clinics
Staff Physician, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI
Mark Stern
1997
Emory University,
M.D .
Chey/Elta
Clinical and economic outcomes of a novel colorectal cancer screening strategy

Clinical Faculty, Dekalb Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Wei Ming Sun
2004
University of Michigan,
MD, Ph.D.

Owyang/
Wiley

Mediation of serotonin in abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
GI Consultant, Trinity Health System, IL
Mimi Takami
1996
University of Michigan,
M.D.
Petruzelli
Integrin activation of intracellular signaling pathways
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
William Tierney
1996
Yale University,
M.D.
Scheiman
Clinical and economic impact of EUS in pancreatic cancer
Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Stephen Webster
1994
Wayne State University,
M.D.
Gumucio
Differential regulation of gene expression in hepatocytes
Private Practice, Muskegon, MI
Richard Wille
1996 University of Michigan,
M.D.
Watkins
Differential regulation of gene expression hepatocytes
Clinical Instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Ali Yazdani
2001
Baylor University,
M.D .
Owyang
Orphanin FQ-A newly discovered neuropeptide; its distrubition and functional significance in rat gastrointestinal tract
Private practice,
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI
Najeeb Zoubi
1999
Children's Hospital of MI,
M.D.
Dickinson
Somatostatin processing enzymes
Assistant Clinical Instructor,
University of Michigan

 

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