Congratulations to our 2023 Fellowship Graduates!

We are so proud of our graduates! Congratulations to Transplant Hepatology Fellow, Dr. Nicole Kim, and Gastroenterology Fellows, Drs. Omeed Alipour, Naomi Chou, Alexander Dao, Nicole Shoals, Carlos Moscoso, Sam Rosenfeld, and Erik Snider.

2023 Grads


Match Day Results for AY 2023-24

We are thrilled to announce our incoming cohort of future Gastroenterologists.

Please welcome Drs. Pedro Cortes, Anne Cravero, Natalia Filipek, Sarah Gunby, Marina Hanna, Roshan Panchanathan, and Katya Swarts.

Class of 2026 welcome

UW GI Fellowship Community

The UW GI fellowship is a tight knit community. Learn more about us here.

First Breakfast Meeting 2021
Fellowship Breakfast

At the start of each year, there are multiple events held for the new fellows in order to welcome them into the program.

Throughout the year, the program directors host a bi-monthly breakfast meeting to get feedback on the program and work through any issues that arise.

Other favorite events include the Landmark Papers meeting, where a GI faculty member hosts a dinner at their home and moderates the discussion of a landmark research paper. GI fellows and faculty frequently socialize outside of work and participate in local events and fundraising activities.

Learning Opportunities

Impromptu Pathology Conference at the VA

The GI Team, including Dr. Andrew Kaz and Dr. George Ioannou, Dr. Carlos Moscoso (Fellow), Ayman Youssef (Internal Medicine R1), and Jonathan Zawadski (MS4), review liver biopsy pathology slides with the VA Pathologists.

VA Path Conf1


VA Path Conf2


Dr. Julianna Gardner selected for the ACG 2nd-Year Fellows Course

The course is a unique opportunity for 2nd-year fellows across North America to engage in general sessions, which include hands-on capsule endoscopy training. Attendees rotate through small group breakout sessions with case-centered discussions by the experts.

Fellow Graduation 2022

Congratulations to our graduating fellows Drs. Oviea Akpotiare, Erin Cleveland, Lauren Feld, and our Advanced Endoscopy Program graduate Dr. Anand Baxi.


Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award 2022

Congratulations to GI Fellow, Dr. Nicole Kim, recipient of the Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation.

Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award 2021

Congratulations to GI Fellow, Dr. Lauren Feld, recipient of the Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation.

Dr. Lauren Feld On Pregnancy During Medical Training

Dr. Lauren Feld, fellow (Gastroenterology) talked about Pregnancy During Medical Training on the Explore the Space Podcast.

Fellow Graduation 2019

Our annual party to honor graduating fellows and have fun at the end the academic year!


UW GI Fellow Testimonials

Fellow Testimonials

"I feel very well supported by this fellowship program and really appreciate how receptive and responsive the program leadership is to feedback from the fellows." -- Mitra Barahimi

"At UW I have been the recipient of excellent training in gastroenterology from physicians who are not only true experts in the field, but wonderful people who love what they do and work hard to ensure our fellowship is one of the best in the country." -- Joey Roberts

“I love working with the providers here including the attendings, co-fellows, and nursing staff. There’s also considerable breadth of training and I’ve particularly enjoyed my hepatology rotations, where we care fir and see patients spanning the entire temporal spectrum of liver diseases, from those with newly diagnosed liver disease to those several years post-OLT.” -- Philip Vutien