International GI Training Grant Recipients

The International GI Training Grant program was initiated in 1995, and originally provided partial financial support to physicians outside the United States and Canada to receive clinical or clinical research training or education in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in selected medical training centers in North America.

In 2008, a second grant was added, The North American International GI Training Grant, which provides partial financial support to a U.S. or Canadian GI fellow-in-training or a GI Physician who has completed training within the last 5 years, to receive clinical or clinical research training or education in Gastroenterology and Hepatology outside of North America.

Grants are to be used for travel to and from the training center and to the ACG Annual Meeting as well as for incidental expenses related to the training. Currently, a maximum of $10,000 is awarded annually for each grant.

Past Recipients of the International GI Training Grant:

Year Recipient Country Training Center
2014 Oriol Sendino-Garcia, MD Spain California Pacific Medical Center
2013 Salome Bandoh, MD Ghana Mayo Clinic Rochester
2012 Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, MD Thailand Indiana University
2011 Nikhil Anil Nadkarni, MD India Mayo Clinic Rochester
2010 Avelyn Kwok, MD Australia Medical University of South Carolina
2009 Andres Duarte Rojo, MD Mexico University of Toronto, University Health Network
2008 Ling Yi Zhang, MD, MS China Carolinas Medical Center and University of North Carolina
2007 Ian Homer Y. Cua, MD Philippines Columbia University Medical Center
2006 Alberto Rubio Tapia, MD Mexico Mayo Clinic
2005 Aldo Javier Montano-Loza, MD Mexico Mayo Clinic
2004 Ender Fakioglu, MD Turkey University of Kansas
2003 Kyoto Ito, MD Japan Baylor College of Medicine
2002 Ratha-korn Vilaichone, MD Thailand Baylor College of Medicine
2001 Mohamed El Sadany, MD Egypt University of Texas Medical Branch
2000 Harshad C. Devarbhavi, MD India Mayo Clinic
1999 Marko Duvnjak, MD Croatia Medical College of Virginia
1998 Eliza Maria de Brito, MD Brazil The Graduate Hospital
1997 Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk, MD Norway The Graduate Hospital
Marisa Fonseca Magalhaes, MD Brazil University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sri Prakash Misra, MD India Mayo Clinic
1996 Dervis Bandres, MD Venezuela Georgetown University School of Medicine
Orsolya I. Halmos, MD Hungary Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Issa Marie Nigl Navarrete, MD Mexico University of Miami
Rajko Ostojic, MD Croatia Medical College of Virginia
Seren Ozenirler, MD Turkey Baylor College of Medicine
Shayong Yu, MD China Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
1995 Lars Aabakken, MD Norway Medical University of South Carolina
Carlos Midrani Boyle, MD Mexico University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
I. Soykan, MD Turkey University of Virginia
J. Woo, MD Korea Baylor College of Medicine

Past Recipients of the North American International GI Training Grant:

Year Recipient Training Location Training Center
2014 Akwi W. Asombang, MD Lusaka, Zambia The Cancer Disease Hospital
2013 Ryan Law, MD Yokohama, Japan Showa Univ. Int’l Training Ctr. for Endoscopy
2012 Hamed Khalili, MD Stockholm, Sweden Karolinska Institute
2011 Amit Bhatt, MD Mainz, Germany National Cancer Center
2010 Jenny Sauk, MD Tokyo, Japan Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
2009 Tonya Kaltenbach, MD Tokyo, Japan National Cancer
Center Hospital
2008 Anna Marta Buchner, MD, PhD Mainz, Germany
Paris, France
University of Mainz
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