About the Journal
ACG Case Reports Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication that provides GI and hepatology fellows, private practice clinicians, and other healthcare providers an opportunity to share interesting case reports with their peers and with leaders in the field. The Journal is edited by a team of GI and hepatology fellows led by Editor-in-Chief Parth Parekh, MD. Issues are published online bi-weekly for free to all readers, including ACG non-members, and feature images and video clips in addition to case descriptions. ACG Case Reports Journal does not charge submission or publication fees for authors.
The ACG Case Reports Journal was created to help fulfill ACG’s commitment to providing growth and learning opportunities for GI and hepatology fellows, and helps fellows meet core curriculum requirements for non-patient care activities. All case submissions must have a GI and hepatology fellow in training or a resident interested in pursuing fellowship as the lead author. Cases authored by private practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who might traditionally face difficulty publishing with leading journals are also welcome.
Aims and Scope
ACG Case Reports Journal publishes case reports, images, videos and letters to the editor in all topics of gastroenterology and hepatology, including:
- Functional Bowel Disorders
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Nutrition and Obesity
- Small Bowel
|Parth Parekh, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA
Dr. Parekh completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, where he served as chief fellow during his third year of fellowship. He completed his internal medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, where he was selected as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has authored multiple publications, including original peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapters, and case reports. Medscape has named Dr. Parekh an “Up-and-Coming Medical Researcher” due to his research efforts. Currently, he is a fellow in therapeutic and advanced endoscopy at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA.
|Erica Cohen, MD
Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Cohen earned her medical degree with honors from Tel Aviv University. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, where she received the Solomon Scholar Award for research in gastroenterology. She is currently a third-year gastroenterology fellow at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She has presented her work at multiple national meetings, published peer-reviewed articles and reviews, and also serves as a reviewer for an internationally peer-reviewed journal. She is currently investigating optimal dosing strategies for maintenance of Vitamin D levels in Crohn’s patients and directing a care coordination initiative in a tertiary endoscopy suite. She is looking forward to an advanced fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease after graduation.
|Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Dr. Cohen-Mekelburg received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed her Internal Medicine training at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center where she is currently completing her last year of gastroenterology fellowship. She is concurrently completing a Masters of Science in Healthcare Policy and Economics. She has presented her work at national conferences and authored multiple peer-reviewed publications. Her current research focuses on improving healthcare delivery, peri-surgical Crohn’s disease management, and healthcare utilization in inflammatory bowel disease.
|Samuel Han, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Dr. Han received his BA at Dartmouth College and completed his medical degree and internal medicine training at the University of Massachusetts, where he served as a chief resident. He is currently a second-year gastroenterology fellow at the University of Colorado, receiving a Master’s of Science under the T32 grant. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and reviews, and has had over 40 abstracts accepted at national meetings, having received a Presidential Poster Award from the American College of Gastroenterology. His main research focus is in pancreatology, primary sclerosing cholangitis and Barrett’s esophagus.
|Tossapol Kerdsirichairat, MD
Advanced/Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Kerdsirichairat received his medical degree from Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in Thailand with distinctions and First Class Honors. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota, gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan, and is currently an advanced/therapeutic endoscopy fellow at the Johns Hopkins University. Throughout his residency and fellowship training, he has been awarded several teaching as well as excellence in clinical practice awards. In addition to several presentations at national and international conferences, he has received several awards including AGA Plenary session at Digestive Disease Week, AGA-Gastroenterology Research Group Fellow Abstract Prize, Best Clinical Research Award at the PancreasFest, and Poster of Distinction awarded by American Pancreatic Association. He is an author of the ASGE gastrointestinal endoscopy self-assessment program IX. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications on acute pancreatitis, cholangiocarcinoma, and immunoglobulin 4-related disease. His research focused on therapeutic endoscopy in pancreatitis and its spectrum, including walled-off necrosis, cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, as well as the utility of post-imaging processing and scoring systems to improve imaging capabilities in these conditions.
|Sasan Mosadeghi, MD, MS
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Dr. Mosadeghi earned his medical degree from St. George’s University, Grenada, and completed his internal medicine residency at Alameda Health System/Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, where he was the recipient of the Scholar of the Year award for his outstanding participation in research. He is currently a second-year gastroenterology fellow. He has authored multiple publications and is an ad hoc reviewer for a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Mosadeghi’s research interests include health services research, as well as the development, testing, and implementation of new health technologies. His current research project focuses on biomedical optics and endoscopic therapy.
|Ali Raza, MD
Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Dr. Raza received his medical degree from The Aga Khan University, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He went on to finish an additional year of training in transplant hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He is currently a third-year fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital, where he is serving as chief fellow. Dr. Raza has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and presented at multiple national and international conferences. He also served as a reviewer in international journals. His research interests are focused on advanced liver diseases and inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
|Shawn Shah, MD
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Dr. Shah received his medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has presented his work at multiple national meetings and has authored several peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters. He has a special interest in the pharmacological and endoscopic treatment of obesity and digital health technologies in gastroenterology.
|Anthony Sofia, MD
Fellow, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
Dr. Sofia graduated from medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2012. He continued at the University of Chicago Medicine, where he completed his internal medicine residency in 2015. He is currently a fellow in the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Sofia was selected by the medical students at the University of Chicago as the recipient of the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award from the Gold Humanism Honors Society. His clinical and research interests are focused on the care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He has authored several peer reviewed articles on disease manifestations and optimal medical management of inflammatory bowel disease, and presented his work at national and international conferences.
Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College is committed to serving the clinically oriented digestive disease specialist through its emphasis on scholarly practice, teaching and research. The mission of the College is to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high quality, scientifically sound, humanistic, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients.
Authors must disclose all conflicts of interest, financial and otherwise, upon manuscript submission. Invited peer reviewers should also declare any potential conflicts of interest and decline the review, if deemed necessary by the Editors.
The ACG Case Reports Journal follows ethical guidelines for journal publishing outlined by the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and by the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Suspected cases of research misconduct, including plagiarism and other violations, will be handled following COPE guidelines.
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