Mentoring Program

Program Description

Objective

The program’s objective is to provide fellows-in-training access to faculty from diverse practice models, academic departments, and geographic regions. We hope to foster casual dialogue between mentors and trainees, while affording trainees the opportunity to gain valuable guidance and career advice from faculty not accessible to them in their training programs. Of note, the ACG Mentoring Program is NOT to serve as a means by which trainees can obtain interviews for employment opportunities.

It is our hope that this program will be implemented as a useful tool for fellows to receive answers to questions that will help them reach their professional goals and aspirations, as well as provide them with exposure to faculty nationwide.

Pairing of Fellows and Mentors

Each year, the mentors’ profiles will be posted to the Trainees’ section of the ACG website, where trainees will be able to review the profiles. Trainees will then submit their top three requests for mentors to the ACG office. The assignment of mentors will be performed on a first-come-first-served basis. Fellows and mentors will be notified of the matches in September via e-mail.

Communication Between Fellows and Mentors

Fellows will be instructed to contact mentors through the mentors’ preferred modes of communication, (e.g., e-mail, phone). Mentors will be required to have contact with their trainees at least twice per year. In addition, a reception will be held at the annual ACG meeting in October so that mentors and fellows can meet in person, and so that the mentors can be specifically recognized for their efforts.

Feedback

The program will be assessed annually. Feedback will be obtained via questionnaires distributed to both trainees and mentors. The data will be analyzed to evaluate the success of the program and to identify areas in need of improvement. In order to continue participating in the mentoring program, trainees will be required to submit their evaluations.

Mentor Profiles – By Category

All mentors have submitted a paragraph detailing their education and training, special gastrointestinal interests, current clinical activities, and one to three sentences explaining the reasoning behind their career choices. Click on a name below to view the profile.

Private Practice

Rami Abbass, MD, FACG
Greg S. Cohen, MD, FACG
Reezwana Chowdhury, MD
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
David J. Hass, MD, FACG
M. Azzam Kayasseh, MD, FACG
Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG
Brian S. Levitt, MD, FACG
Anca I. Pop, MD
Brijen J. Shah, MD
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
David A. Tessler, DO
Renu Umashanker, MD, FACG

Academics

Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, FACG
Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD
Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FACG
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
Bani Chander Roland, MD
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, FACG
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
Jill Gaidos, MD
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG
Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD, FACG
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Jennifer L. Maranki, MD
Paul Moayyedi, MD, FACG
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
John E. Pandolfino, MD, FACG
Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, FACG
Laura E. Raffals, MD
Seth J. Richter, MD, FACG
Brijen J. Shah, MD
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Milena Gould Suarez, MD
Ronald D. Szyjkowski, MD, FACG
Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG

Research Career

Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, FACG
Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD
Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FACG
Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
Bani Chander Roland, MD
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
Paul Moayyedi, MD, FACG
Laura E. Raffals, MD

Clinical Career

Rami Abbass, MD, FACG
Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD
Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FACG
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, FACG
Greg S. Cohen, MD, FACG
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG
M. Azzam Kayasseh, MD, FACG
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, FACG
Laura E. Raffals, MD
Abdo Saad, MD
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Milena Gould Suarez, MD
Renu Umashanker, MD, FACG

Education Career

Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, FACG
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG
Bani Chander Roland, MD
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, FACG
Greg S. Cohen, MD, FACG
Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, FACG
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG
Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD, FACG
M. Azzam Kayasseh, MD, FACG
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
Laura E. Raffals, MD
Seth J. Richter, MD, FACG
Abdo Saad, MD
Brijen J. Shah, MD
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Milena Gould Suarez, MD
Ronald D. Szyjkowski, MD, FACG
Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG

Work-Life Balance

Rami Abbass, MD, FACG
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, FACG
Greg S. Cohen, MD, FACG
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
Jill Gaidos, MD
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG
Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD, FACG
Jennifer L. Maranki, MD
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
Laura E. Raffals, MD
Seth J. Richter, MD, FACG
Abdo Saad, MD
Milena Gould Suarez, MD
David A. Tessler, DO
Renu Umashanker, MD, FACG
Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG

General Mentoring Advice

Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, FACG
Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD
Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FACG
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
Bani Chander Roland, MD
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, FACG
Greg S. Cohen, MD, FACG
Reezwana Chowdhury, MD
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
Jill Gaidos, MD
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG
David J. Hass, MD, FACG
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG
Jennifer L. Maranki, MD
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
John E. Pandolfino, MD, FACG
Anca I. Pop, MD
Laura E. Raffals, MD
Seth J. Richter, MD, FACG
Abdo Saad, MD
Brijen J. Shah, MD
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Milena Gould Suarez, MD
Ronald D. Szyjkowski, MD, FACG
David A. Tessler, DO
Renu Umashanker, MD, FACG

Mentor Profiles – Alphabetical

All mentors have submitted a paragraph detailing their education and training, special gastrointestinal interests, current clinical activities, and one to three sentences explaining the reasoning behind their career choices. Click on a name below to view the profile.

Rami Abbass, MD, FACG
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, FACG
Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD
Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FACG
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
Bani Chander Roland, MD
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, FACG
Greg S. Cohen, MD, FACG
Reezwana Chowdhury, MD
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
Jill Gaidos, MD
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG
David J. Hass, MD, FACG
Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD, FACG
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
M. Azzam Kayasseh, MD, FACG
Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG
Brian S. Levitt, MD, FACG
Jennifer L. Maranki, MD
Paul Moayyedi, MD, FACG
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
John E. Pandolfino, MD, FACG
Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, FACG
Anca I. Pop, MD
Laura E. Raffals, MD
Seth J. Richter, MD, FACG
Abdo Saad, MD
Brijen J. Shah, MD
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Milena Gould Suarez, MD
Ronald D. Szyjkowski, MD, FACG
David A. Tessler, DO
Renu Umashanker, MD, FACG
Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG

Mentor Request Form

Click here to fill out the online form to request a mentor.