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Technically this is not a clinical experience and will not be reviewed per clinical competencies.

Fellows have six months of research experience during their second year of fellowship.  This will be under the supervision of faculty.  Fellows are expected to report results in the form of an abstract for consideration of presentation at Digestive Disease Week, and fellows will be expected to first author a paper during this experience.

In the first year of fellowship, there is a two week preparation break for the research experience, during which the fellow will complete the course work in order to obtain a Human Subjects Protection Program number, required for interaction with the Institutional Review Board.  The fellow may also complete relevant prep work in terms of any necessary course work in animal or radiation handling. 

The current research facilities include approximately 4000 square feet of laboratory space.  There are PhD research faculty and additional post-doctoral staff.

During the research year, fellows will continue to attend clinics, take call, and make conference presentations.  They will also present at the research conferences with our basic science colleagues in the division of Gastroenterology.

Select Fellow Publications

Ten Things Every Gastroenterologist Should Know About Antireflux Surgery. Park S, Weg R, Enslin S, Kaul V. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Aug;18(9):1923-1929. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.02.041. Epub 2020 Feb 25. PMID: 32109639

Cholestasis and disseminated histoplasmosis in a psoriatic patient on infliximab: case report and review of literature. Park S, Cheong J, Kyi K, Aranez J, Abu-Farsakh S, Whitney-Miller C, Al-Judaibi B, Laryea M. BMC Gastroenterol. 2020;20(1):141. Published 2020 May 8. doi:10.1186/s12876-020-01290-3

Gastrointestinal and liver manifestations of COVID-19. Cheong J, Bartell N, Peeraphatdit T, Mosli M, Al-Judaibi B. [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 4]. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2020;10.4103/sjg.SJG_147_20. doi:10.4103/sjg.SJG_147_20

Outcomes of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a tertiary care experience. Taylor C, Bittner K, Bartell N, Aranez J, Alexis JD, Carlson B, Chen L, McNitt S, Kothari T, Kaul V, Kothari S. Endosc Int Open. 2020;8(3):E301-E309. doi:10.1055/a-1090-7200.

Gastric food retention at endoscopy is associated with severity of liver cirrhosis. Snell DB, Cohen-Mekelburg S, Weg R, Ghosh G, Buckholz AP, Mehta A, Ma X, Christos PJ, Jesudian AB. World J Hepatol. 2019 Nov 27;11(11):725-734. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v11.i11.725. PMID: 31772719

Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Missed on Cross-Sectional Imaging in Patients Presenting with Pancreatitis: A Retrospective Review. Bartell N, Bittner K, Vetter MS, Kothari T, Kaul V, Kothari S. Dig Dis Sci. 2019;64(12):3623-3629. doi:10.1007/s10620-019-05807-z

Testing and Treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Reduces Symptoms in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Cohen-Mekelburg S, Tafesh Z, Coburn E, Weg R, Malik N, Webb C, Hammad H, Scherl E, Bosworth BP. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Sep;63(9):2439-2444. doi: 10.1007/s10620-018-5109-1. Epub 2018 May 14. PMID: 29761252

A novel, duodenoscope-friendly endoscopic clip for treating massive upper-GI bleeding secondary to a Dieulafoy lesion. Aranez JL, Miller J, Hughes M, DeCross A, Kaul V. VideoGIE. 2018 Mar 16;3(7):205-206. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2018.02.003. eCollection 2018 Jul. PMID: 30128389

Colorectal Cancer Prevention. Perez-Colon, A. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017;112(S1):S104-S165. doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.297