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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]

Eslam Ali, MD

  • Eslam Ali
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Special interests: Liver diseases, peptic ulcer disease and colon cancer prevention
  • Other research interests: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion and management
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Gastroenterology
  • Internship: Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Residency: Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship: Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Education: Al Azhar University, Egypt

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

Eric Ibegbu, MD

  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Special Interests: Pancreaticobilliary Diseases and ERCP
  • Other Research Interests: GERD, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology
  • Internship: University of Florida
  • Residency: University of Florida
  • Fellowship: University of Florida
  • Education: University of Nigeria

Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCi

  • Lisa Jones
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Clinical Interests: Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Inpatient Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, 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]

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
  • List of Publications (pdf)

Amit Raina, MD

  • 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

Fellows

Sabeen Abid, MD

  • Gastroenterology Fellow

Sherif Elbehiry, MD, M.Sc

  • Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Appointment phone: 252-744-1400
  • Fax: 252-744-2899
  • Special Interests: Hepatitis C, General Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Obesity
  • Fellowships: Suez Canal University, Egypt
  • Residency: Suez Canal University, Egypt
  • Medical School: Suez Canal University, Egypt

Sumyra Kachru, MD

  • Gastroenterology Fellow
  • Clinical interests: Nutrition, Obesity, Post Bariatric Surgery, Autoimmune Gastrointestinal Disorders, Women's GI Health, Hepatology, and Pancreaticobiliary diseases.
  • Fellowships: Gastroenterology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Residency: Internal Medicine at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Medical School: Al –Ameen Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India

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

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

Affiliate Faculty

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

Physician Assistant

  • Ericka Flipping, MS, PA-C

Nursing Staff

  • Neichelle Bell, LPN
  • Mary Phillips, MA

Patient Representatives

  • Stacey Crowder
  • Selena Anderson
  • Jerri Ross

Fellowship Coordinator

  • Scott H. Duke, MA

Administrative Support

  • Shannon Abel