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Clinical Faculty

Name Specialty/Research Interest
Vivek Kaul, MD, FACGVivek Kaul, MD, FACG
Division Chief
Advanced therapeutic endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Esophageal Endotherapy and Hepatobiliary disease
Arthur J. DeCross, MDArthur J. DeCross, MD Inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, and the specialized nutritional support of gastrointestinal disorders
Jonathan Huang, DOJohathan Huang, DO Viral hepatitis, hepatic encephalopathy, autoimmune hepatitis, hepatobiliary malignancies, and other liver diseases
Shivagi T. Kothari, MDShivagi T. Kothari, MD
Associate Director of Endoscopy
Clinical expertise: Interventional endoscopic ultrasound, advanced therapeutic ERCP, esophageal endotherapy for Barrett’s esophagus, double balloon enteroscopy, and pancreatic-biliary disorders

Research interests: Development of EUS FNA techniques, endoscopic ablation and therapy of Barrett’s esophagus, and evaluation of new devices and technology in the diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic diseases
Truptesh H. Kothari, MD, MS Truptesh H. Kothari, MD, MS
Director, Developmental Endoscopy Laboratory
Dr. Kothari leads the Bariatric Endoscopy Program at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Clinical expertise: Intragastric balloon placement, revision procedure for gastric bypass (e.g., endoscopic outlet reduction); interventional endoscopic ultrasound, diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP, intraluminal stent placement, esophageal endotherapy for Barrett’s esophagus, Achalasia, Zenker’s myotomy, and pancreatic-biliary disorders

Research interests: Fistula closure, per oral endoscopy myotomy (POEM), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and new device innovation
Danielle Marino, MDDanielle Marino, MD Clinical expertise: All aspects of general gastroenterology and liver disease, with particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening and prevention, and the diagnosis and management of hereditary cancer syndromes

Research interests: Quality improvement
Gopal Ramaraju, MDGopal Ramaraju, MD Hepatitis C, pre- and post-liver transplant patients and hepato-biliary malignancies
Lawrence J. Saubermann, MDLawrence J. Saubermann, MD
Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Inflammatory bowel disease
Ashok N. Shah, MDAshok N. Shah, MD Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis; pancreatic disease; liver disease; and celiac disease
Brandon S. Sprung, MDBrandon S. Sprung, MD General gastroenterology; interest in inflammatory bowel disease and Barrett's esophagus
Asad Ullah, MDAsad Ullah, MD
Chief of Endoscopy
Advanced endoscopic procedures, pancreaticobiliary disease, GI malignancies
Thomas E. Werth, MDThomas E. Werth, MD
Medical Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Endoscopy Center
Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program
Advanced hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal disease
Sonia S. Yoon, MDSonia S. Yoon, MD Gastroenterology and hepatology, GI dysmotility, GERD, vomiting and diarrhea

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Research Faculty & Team Members

Name Specialty/Research Interest
Jonathan Huang, DOJohathan Huang, DO Viral hepatitis, hepatic encephalopathy, autoimmune hepatitis, hepatobiliary malignancies, and other liver diseases
Lawrence J. Sauberman, MDLawrence J. Sauberman, MD
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
 
Intestinal mucosal immune system and how it is involved in inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic/lymphocytic colitis, and celiac sprue
David YuleDavid Yule, Ph.D. Intracellular calcium signaling in cells
Gianni HarrisGianni Harris Senior Human Subjects Research Coordinator
Krystle BittnerKrystle Bittner Human Subjects Research Coordinator
Casey StevensCasey Stevens Human Subjects Research Coordinator
Chelsea ValloneChelsea Vallone Human Subjects Research Coordinator

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Advanced Practice Providers

Name Specialty
Nadine AnaiziNadine Anaizi, RPA-C Nadine Anaizi is a Certified Physician Assistant within the outpatient clinic in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Jennifer DarlakJennifer Darlak, RPA-C Jennifer Darlak is a Certified Physician Assistant within the outpatient clinic in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Sarah EnslinSarah Enslin, RPA-C Sarah Enslin is a Certified Physician Assistant within the outpatient clinic in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Marcia FowlerMarcia Fowler, FNP-C Marcia Fowler is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Victoria HowardVictoria Howard, PA Victoria Howard is a Physician Assistant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Tiffany MainTiffany Main, FNP-C Tiffany C. Main is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Dorothy MasonDorothy Mason, FNP-C Dorothy Mason is a Certified Nurse Practitioner within the outpatient clinic in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
No photo availableStephanie Santa, NP Stephanie Santa is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Lauren WestcottLauren Westcott, PA Lauren Westcott is a Physician Assistant within the outpatient clinic in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Mary VetterMary Vetter, NP Mary Vetter is a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Administration

Name Title
Jeremiah KirklandJeremiah Kirkland, FACHE, MSHA

 

Division Administrator
No photo availableDan Nowak, RN, MS, NEA-BC Nurse Manager
No photo availableWendy Johnson, MS Administrator-Practice Manager
No photo availableJessica DeLaura, BA Administrator
No photo availableJennifer Jenkinson, AS Administrative Assistant

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Fellows

Jose Aranez, MDJose Aranez, M.D.

Residency

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical School

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Sint Maarten

No photo availableCaren Bartosz, M.D.

Residency

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Nicholas DayNicholas Day, M.D.

Residency

University of Michigan

Medical School

State University of New York Upstate Medical University

No Photo AvailableCaitlin Foor-Pessin, M.D.

Residency

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine

Laura FradoLaura Frado, M.D., M.S.

Residency

Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital

Medical School

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

No Photo AvailableTanya Sahay, M.D.

Residency

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College

Michelle Hughes, MDMichelle Hughes, M.D.

Residency

Boston Medical Center

Medical School

Albany Medical College

John Miller, MDJohn Miller, M.D.

Residency

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Christopher SteevensChristopher Steevens, M.D.

Residency

University of Rochester

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School

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