Fellowship Program

Program Director: Dr. Dipendra Parajuli
Program Coordinator: Laura Hollifield

GI Fellows 2017-2018
2019-2020 UofL GI Fellows

Program Overview

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Training Program is a fully accredited, three-year training program that seeks to develop physicians to prepare them for a career in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

Training Program

We focus on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education  (ACGME) core competencies to provide excellent patient care, acquire a thorough knowledge base of the practice along with practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. Fellows in training gain further experience by rotating through many of the other Louisville hospitals.

Our faculty provide unique individual mentoring for continued growth of internal medicine skills, development of gastroenterological cognitive/procedural skills, and clinical/bench research in subspecialty areas of nutrition, IBD, hepatology, gastrointestinal motility, therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography, and liver transplantation.

How to Apply

Visiting rotations for Internal Medicine residents from other programs are welcome. We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).

Meet Our Fellows

Third-Year Fellows (PGY-6)


Paula Adamson

Paula Adamson, M.D.
Morehouse College

Rachel Kennedy

Rachel Kennedy, M.D.
University of Miami

Tyler Luckett

Tyler Luckett, M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Prasanna Ponugoti

Prasanna Ponugoti, M.D.
St. Luke's Hospital

Sarah Safadi

Sarah Safadi, M.D.
University of New Mexico

Second-Year Fellows (PGY-5)


Charles Closson

Charles Closson, M.D.
University of Kentucky

Mohamed Eisa

Mohamed Eisa, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Freeha Khan

Freeha Khan, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University


Vincent Nguyen

Vincent Nguyen, M.D.
University of Louisville

Cristian Rios

Cristian Rios, M.D.
University of Louisville

First-Year Fellows (PGY-4)


Hadi Atassi, M.D.
University of Louisville

Sally Condon, M.D.
University of Louisville

Harrison Daniel, M.D.
University of Louisville


Surosree Ganguli, M.D.
University of Louisville

Brian McGrath, M.D.
Emory University

Amal Shine, M.D.
University of Louisville

Recent Graduates


Lisanne Anders, M.D. - Private Practice, VA

Imad Jaafar, M.D. - Private Practice, Dayton, OH

Nanlong Liu, M.D. - Advanced Endocscopy Fellowship, University of Florida

Aniruddh Patel, M.D. - Private Practice, Atlanta, GA

Brandon Wuerth, M.D. - Faculty, University of Louisville


Donald Campbell, M.D. - Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mohsen Hasanin, M.D. - Private Practice, Nashville, TN

Syed Hassan, M.D. - Private Practice, Chicago, IL

Michael Krease, M.D. - Private Practice, Louisville, KY

Gregg Wendorf, M.D. - Private Practice, Endinburg, TX


Latasha Henry, M.D. - Private Practice, Mobile, AL

Minesh Mehta, M.D. - Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Allegheny Health Network

Michael Wellner, M.D. - Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, The Ohio State University

For additional information, please contact:

Laura Hollifield
Business Manager - Fellowship Programs
University of Louisville Department of Medicine
550 South Jackson Street, 3rd Floor
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
502-852-7239 (Office)  |  502-852-0846 (Fax)