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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition






Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Hossam Kandil, MD, PhD

  • Hossam Kandil
  • Division Chief
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Clinical Interests: Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nutrition Management, Fatty Liver Disease
  • Board Certifications: Gastroenterology
  • Fellowships: Vanderbilt University, TN
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Medical School: Alexandria University, Egypt [MD]; University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill [PhD]

Glenn Harvin, MD

  • Glenn Harvin
  • Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Clinical Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease; Reflux Disease; chronic diarrhea
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology
  • Fellowships: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

William J. Leland, MD

  • William Leland
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Clinical Interests: In patient Gastroenterology, Liver Disease, Functional Bowel Disease
  • Board Certifications: Gastroenterology
  • Fellowships: Vanderbilt University, TN
  • Residency: University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

Laura Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN

  • Laura Matarese
  • Associate Professor
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Special Interests: Intestinal Failure, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Obesity, Fatty Liver Disease
  • Other Research Interests: Board Certification of Health Care Professionals, Patient Safety
  • Board Certifications: Nutrition Support, National Board Nutrition Support Certification
  • Internship: Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio [Dietetics]
  • Education: Ohio Dominican University [BA], Case Western Reserve University [MS], Rutgers/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey [PhD]
  • Fellow of The American Dietetic Association, Fellow of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Dr. Amit Raina

  • Amit Raina
  • Assistant Professor and Co-Director GI endoscopy lab
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Clinical Interests: Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Barrett, Gastrointestinal cancers, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Endsocopic resection, nutrition, enteral and parenteral nutritional support
  • Board Certifications: Gastroenterology
  • GI Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
  • Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Medical School: M.P. Shah Medical School, India

Dr. Lisa Jones

  • Lisa Jones
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Clinical Interests: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Inpatient Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Board Eligible for Gastroenterology
  • Fellowships: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine [MD]; University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill [MPH], Duke University Fuqua School of Business [MMCi]

Fellows

Zahid Masood Vahora, MD

  • Gastroenterology Fellow
  • Clinical interests: Liver disease (yes, all liver disease), General gastroenterology
  • Fellowships: Transplant Hepatology, Florida Hospital transplant center
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, MetroHealth Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: George Washington University

Sabeen Abid, MD

  • Gastroenterology Fellow

Hossein Movahed, MD

  • Gastroenterology Fellow
  • Clinical interests: Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Liver Disease
  • Fellowships: Gastroenterology, East Carolina University
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Sumyra Kachru, MD

  • Gastroenterology Fellow

Affiliate Faculty

  • Thomas Sturgis, MD
  • Raetta Bevan Fountain, MD
  • Refaat Hefgazi, MD
  • John Edminson, MD

Physician Assistant

  • Ericka Flipping

Nursing Staff

  • Kimberly Gardner, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Neichelle Bell, LPN
  • Mary Phillips, MA

Patient Representatives

  • Stacey Crowder
  • Selena Anderson
  • Jerri Ross

Fellowship Coordinator

  • Scott H. Duke, MA

Administrative Support

  • Shannon Abel