Fellowship News

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UW Gastroenterology Fellowship Program news, activities, and accolades. We are proud of our UWGI Fellows and love to share their successes.

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 UWGI Fellows Instagram

Fellows share their photos and activities on Instagram. Check out what they have been up to! 


Ana Brar

Ana Brar, MD 


First GI Fellow to rotate at our new UWMC-NW Clinics! 

Endoscopy Clinic, GI Clinic, Hepatology Clinic, Motility Teaching, Nutrition, Radiology Observation, OR Observation, and Colorectal Surgery Clinic, among others.

UW Medical Center Northwest

2024 Fellows Graduation

We had a fantastic celebration for our UWGI Graduates at an event in Seattle

Congratulations to Drs. Julianna Gardner, Muyi Li, Liam Hilson, Nathan Pham, and Brittany Mitchell

UWGI Grad Party

2024 graduation

2024-25 Incoming UWGI Fellows

We are excited to announce our incoming class of future Gastroenterologists

Welcome to Drs. Maya Biermann, Kaitlyn Carlson, Maria Cassera, Nisha Ganesh & Brian Ko

Incoming Fellows 2024-25

DDW 2023

UWGI Fellows had a fantastic learning experience at Digestive Disease Week 2023

DDW 2023 group shot

DDW 2023 collage

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ASGE First Year Fellow Endoscopy course

Our new fellows attended the ASGE First Year Fellow Endoscopy Course in Chicago

ASGE Endo Course collage

2023 UWGI Graduates

Congratulations to our 2023 Fellowship Graduates

We are so proud of our graduates! 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 GI Graduates

2023-24 Incoming UWGI Fellows

We are thrilled to announce our incoming cohort of future Gastroenterologists

Pedro Cortes, MD

Dr. Pedro Cortes

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Anne Cravero, MD

Dr. Anne Cravero

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Natalia Filipek, MD

Dr. Natalia Filipek

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Sarah Gunby, MD

Dr. Sarah Gunby

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Marina Hannah, MD

Dr. Marina Hanna

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Roshan Panchanathan, MD

Dr. Roshan Panchanathan

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Katya Swarts, MD

Dr. Katya Swarts

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UWGI Builds Community

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.

Fellows at breakfast



Nicole Kim

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.

Lauren Feld

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.