The Gastroenterology Fellowship at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) is a three-year, fully accredited program by the United States Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our program consists of nine fellows and several board-certified faculty. This is one of Brooklyn’s oldest fully ACGME-accredited gastroenterology (GI) fellowship programs. Our program received its first accreditation on July 1, 1987, and we marked our 30th anniversary in July 2017.
The main goal of the program is to train highly qualified, competent and caring gastroenterologists. This program provides excellent teaching in all clinical and endoscopic aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology and advanced endoscopy.
The fellows have regular didactic core lectures, conferences in GI pathology, GI radiology, journal clubs, clinical case conferences, research conferences, quality improvement meetings, morbidity and mortality conferences, board review, clinical guideline review, and GI grand rounds. The faculty and fellows are actively involved in multiple clinical research projects and regularly publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals. The fellows also routinely attend and present at national and international meetings including the American College of Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Week, New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center is the sponsoring hospital of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and has academic affiliation with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Other participating hospitals include St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NYC Health + Hospital/Queens in Queens and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. As a result, the fellows are exposed to a diverse patient population and have the opportunity to work with key clinical faculty from the four participating institutions. The program offers excellent endoscopic experience with ERCP/EUS training with multiple interventional attendings at all sites in addition to training in general gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. Our fellowship program aims to train fellows to become outstanding clinical and academic gastroenterologists.
Madhavi Reddy, MD, FACG
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology; Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program; Director of Endoscopy
Denzil Etienne, MD
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Derrick Cheung, MD
Director, Interventional Endoscopy
Learn more about TBHC’s gastroenterology services and faculty.
Gastroenterology Team and Fellows
Manan Jhaveri, MD, Chief Fellow, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, UC Davis, California (2022–2023)
Rajarajeshwari Ramachandran, MD
Jamil Shah, MD
Eric Then, MD
Pratyusha Tirumani Setty, MD
Praneeth Bandaru, MD
Vijay Gayam, MD
Suut Gokturk, MD
Srilaxmi Gujjula, MD
Ali Aamar, MD, Chief Fellow, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, UC Davis, California (2021–2022)
Evangelos Tsipotis, MD, Advanced IBD Fellowship, John Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland (2021–2022)
Khalil Aloreidi, MD, hospital employment, North Dakota
Mohamed Barakat, MD, hospital employment, West Virginia
Carmine Catalano, MD, Chief Fellow, Bassett Medical Center, New York
Andrew Ofosu, MD, FACP, MPH, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, California (2021–2022); hospital employment, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Vahe Shahnazarian, MD, MPH, private practice, New York
Febin John, MD, hospital employment, Oklahoma
Emmanuel Ofori, MD, Chief Fellow, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, University of Maryland (2019–2020); hospital employment, Mercy Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
Denzil Etienne, MD, Associate Program Director, hospital employment, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York
Amit Mori, MD, private practice, Texas
Lin Sandar, MD, hospital employment, California
Tagore Sunkara, MD, Chief Fellow, hospital employment, Iowa
Kinesh Changela, MD, Chief Fellow, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida (2017–2018); private practice, Jacksonville, Florida
Sofia Nigar, MD, private practice, New York
Russell Parvin, MD, Chief of GI, hospital employment, Waterbury, Connecticut
Juan Tejada, MD, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York (2017–2018); hospital employment, Ohio
How to Apply
We participate in the Subspecialty Match Program, sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NMRP) Specialty Matching Services (SMS). All candidates must, therefore, register through the NRMP Specialty Matching Services. We do not accept applications outside ERAS/NRMP.
Applicants should have completed three years of training in Internal Medicine in the United States by the time they enter the fellowship-training program. They must be board-certified or board-eligible in Internal Medicine. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. The application requires the following information:
- Official medical school transcripts
- Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
- A dean's letter and three other letters of recommendation
- A curriculum vitae
- A personal statement
- A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)
After review of your completed application, you may be asked to visit TBHC to meet with the program director and faculty.
Please feel free to contact our Fellowship Program Coordinator, Julie Quiñonez, if you have any further questions.
Julie C. Quinonez
Madhavi Reddy, MD
Associate Program Director
Denzil Etienne, MD
Director of Interventional Endoscopy
Derrick Cheung, MD