Program Description

The program’s objective is to provide residents, fellows-in-training and junior faculty access to faculty from diverse practice models, academic departments, and geographic regions. We hope to foster casual dialogue between mentors and trainees, while affording mentees the opportunity to gain valuable guidance and career advice from faculty not accessible to them at their institutions. Of note, the ACG Mentoring Program is NOT to serve as a means by which mentees can obtain interviews for employment opportunities.

It is our hope that this program will be implemented as a useful tool for mentees to receive answers to questions that will help them reach their professional goals and aspirations, as well as provide them with exposure to faculty nationwide.

Pairing of Mentees and Mentors

The mentors’ profiles are posted to the ACG website for review. Mentees will submit their top three requests for mentors to the ACG office. The assignment of mentors will be performed on a first-come-first-served basis. Once a match is made, the ACG office will notify both the mentee and the mentor via e-mail.

Communication Between Mentees and Mentors

Mentees will be instructed to contact mentors via the email address provided by ACG. Mentors will be required to have contact with their trainees at least twice per year.

Feedback

The program will be assessed annually. Feedback will be obtained via questionnaires distributed to both mentees and mentors. The data will be analyzed to evaluate the success of the program and to identify areas in need of improvement. In order to continue participating in the mentoring program, mentees will be required to submit their evaluations.

Personal Reflection

In the February 2016 ACG Update Newsletter, Mohit Girotra, MD, shared his two year experience with the Mentoring Program and how it ultimately helped to shape his career path in the article entitled, “Mentorship Profile”.

Mentor Profiles – By Category

All mentors have submitted a paragraph detailing their education and training, special gastrointestinal interests, current clinical activities, and one to three sentences explaining the reasoning behind their career choices. Click on a name below to view the profile.

Mentor Profiles – Alphabetical

All mentors have submitted a paragraph detailing their education and training, special gastrointestinal interests, current clinical activities, and one to three sentences explaining the reasoning behind their career choices. Click on a name below to view the profile.

Rami Abbass, MD, FACG
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG
Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG
Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH
Promila Banerjee, MD, FACG
Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FACG
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS, FACG
Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, FACG
Reezwana Chowdhury, MD
Greg S. Cohen, MD, FACG
Jill Gaidos, MD, FACG
Mohit Girotra, MD
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Grigoriy E. Gurvits, MD, FACG
Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG
David J. Hass, MD, FACG
Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD, FACG
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Priyanka Kanth, MD, MS, FACG
Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG
Brian S. Levitt, MD, FACG
Rajiv T. Majithia, MD, FACG
Lisa B. Malter, MD, FACG
Jennifer L. Maranki, MD, MSc
Malini Mathur, MD, FACG
Paul Moayyedi, MD, FACG
Michelle S. Nazareth, MD, FACG
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
John E. Pandolfino, MD, FACG
Anca I. Pop, MD, MBA
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, FACG
Laura E. Raffals, MD, FACG
Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACG
Seth J. Richter, MD, FACG
Bani Chander Roland, MD, FACG
Abdo Saad, MD, FACG
Alison Schneider, MD, FACG
Brijen J. Shah, MD
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Pooja Singhal, MD, FACG
Zarema J. Singson, MD
Umair Sohail, MD
Milena Gould Suarez, MD, FACG
Ronald D. Szyjkowski, MD, FACG
Veysel Tahan, MD, FACG
David A. Tessler, DO, FACG
Renu Umashanker, MD, FACG
Lavanya Viswanathan, MD, FACG
Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG