Fellowship Program

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

2023-2024 UofL Gastroenterology Fellows
2023-2024 UofL Gastroenterology 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. This program is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

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)


Filsan Farah

Filsan Farah, M.D.
The Ohio State University

Bayarmaa Mandzhieva

Bayarmaa Mandzhieva, M.D.
AdventHealth Orlando

Navroop Nagra

Navroop Nagra, MBBS
University of Maryland


Andrea Pagan-Bolivar

Andrea Pagan-Bolivar, M.D.
University of South Florida

Amor Royer

Amor Royer, M.D.
University of Mississippi


Second-Year Fellows (PGY-5)


Steven Edds, D.O.

Steven Edds, D.O.
University of Kentucky Bowling Green

Dylan Gerlach, D.O.

Dylan Gerlach, D.O.
University of Louisville

Kevin Litzenberg, M.D.

Kevin Litzenberg, M.D.
The Ohio State University


Prateek Mathur, M.D.

Prateek Mathur, M.D.
Rochester General Hospital

Lucia Rivera Matos, M.D.

Lucia Rivera Matos, M.D.
University of Illinois Chicago

First-Year Fellows (PGY-4)


Brandon Busch

Brandon Busch, M.D.
University of Louisville

Garvit Chhabra

Garvit Chhabra, M.D.
University of Louisville

Dylan Flaherty

Dylan Flaherty, M.D.
University of Louisville


Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman, M.D.
University of Louisville

Michael Hogg

Michael Hogg, M.D.
University of Louisville

Forrest Smith

Forrest Smith, M.D.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Whitesburg


2023 GI PGY-4 Fellows

Teacher of the Year Award recipients

(Faculty members selected by fellows for excellence in teaching)


Program Graduates


Hadi Atassi, M.D. - Private Practice, Chicago, IL

Sally Condon M.D. - Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, University of Miami

Harrison Daniel, M.D. - Private Practice, Baptist Medical Group, Louisville, KY

Surosree Ganguli, M.D. - Private Practice, Seattle, WA

Brian McGrath, M.D. - Private Practice, Birmingham, AL

Amal Shine, M.D. - Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship, NYU


Charles Closson, M.D - Private Practice, Danville, KY

Mohamed Eisa, M.D. - Faculty, Allegheny Health Network

Freeha Khan, M.D. - Private Practice, Detroit, MI

Vincent Nguyen, M.D. - Private Practice, Houston, TX

Cristian Rios, M.D. - Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Georgetown University


Paula Adamson, M.D. - Faculty, Morehouse College

Rachel Kennedy, M.D. - Private Practice, Louisville, KY

Tyler Luckett, M.D. - Private Practice, New Albany, IN

Prasanna Ponugoti, M.D. - Private Practice, Danville, IN

Sara Safadi, M.D. - Faculty, University of Colorado


Lisanne Anders, M.D. - Private Practice, Fredericksburg, 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)