Gastroenterology Fellowship

We offer a three year fellowship training program in Gastroenterology. Fellows are trained in endoscopy in both outpatient and inpatient settings and in the diagnosis and clinical management of GI disorders. Fellows have dedicated research and elective months to excel in scholarship and to develop skills in particular areas of interest.

The fellows are involved in multiple conferences to include GI core curriculum, case conferences, pathology, research, journal club and morbidity and mortality conference. We are a collegial group that thoroughly appreciates the positive contribution that our fellowship program makes to our division as a whole. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

We appreciate your interest in our fellowship program. For more information, contact our fellowship coordinator, Tierney Godfrey, at

Current Fellows

Third Year

Mohamed Abdelfatah
Mohamed Magdy Abdelfatah, MD

Clinical interests: Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Barrett, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Endoscopic resection, enteral and parenteral nutritional support
Fellowships: Gastroenterology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Residency: AGMC, Cleveland Clinic
Medical School: Cairo University. Egypt

Nizar Talaat
Nizar Talaat, MD

Clinical interests: Hepatology, Viral Hepatitis (B and C), Cirrhosis, Racial disparity in healthcare
Fellowships: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
     Hepatology Fellowship - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Residency: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Dearborn, MI
Medical School: University of Khartoum. Khartoum, Sudan

Second Year

Charles Rives
Charles Rives, MD

Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Endoscopic Resection, Obesity
Fellowships: Gastroenterology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Residency: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio,TX

Sirish Sanaka
Sirish Sanaka, MD,MHA

Clinical interests: General and Transplant Hepatology, Biliary and Pancreatic diseases,
    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Viral Hepatitis, Alcoholic Hepatitis, Ultrasound, ERCP
Fellowships: Transplant and General Hepatology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
Medical School: Gandhi Medical College, Scunderabad, India

First Year


Narashimha Gollo-Raju, MD

Clinical Interests:
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Residency: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Affiliated to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)
Medical School: Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

Nannaya Jamapala, MD

Clinical Interests: Esophageal disorders
Residency: Vidant/East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Medical School: American University of Antigua