Meet the Fellows

Current Fellows

Christopher Adkins, MD
Clinical Fellow
Year: PGY-6
Residency: Northwestern Medical Center
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Thanda Han, MD
Clinical Fellow
Year: PGY-6
Hepatology Fellowship: NIH/NIDDK
Residency: MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Medical School: University of Medicine 1, Myanmar

Lori Robbins, MD
Clinical Fellow
Year: PGY-6
Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Medical School: Albany Medical College

David Goldenberg, MD
Clinical Fellow
Year: PGY-5
Residency: Tufts Medical Center
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Katherine Kim, MD
Clinical Fellow
Year: PGY-4
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Medical School: UC Irvine

Daniel Lew, MD
Clinical Fellow
Year: PGY-4
Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Vijay Pandyarajan, MD, PhD
Research Fellow
Year: PGY-3
Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Past Fellows

Erica Cohen, MD
Graduated: 2018
Post-Fellowship Position: Advanced IBD Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Amir Kashani, MD, MPH
Graduated: 2018
Post-Fellowship Position: Advanced IBD Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Seper Dezfoli, MD
Graduated: 2017
Post-Fellowship Position: Nutrition Fellowship at UCLA


Selected Fellow Publications

Yadlapati R, Craft J, Adkins CJ, Pandolfino JE. The Upper Esophageal Sphincter Assist Device Is Associated With Symptom Response in Reflux-Associated Laryngeal Symptoms. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018.

Thanda Han MA, Altayar O, Hamdeh S, et al. Rates and Factors Associated With Placebo Response in Trials of Pharmacotherapies for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018.

Syal G, Kashani A, Shih DQ. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Primer for Internists. Am J Med. 2018.

Keller MS, Mosadeghi S, Cohen ER, Kwan J, Spiegel BMR. Reproductive Health and Medication Concerns for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Thematic and Quantitative Analysis Using Social Listening. Journal of medical Internet research. 2018;20(6):e206.

Cohen ER, Melmed GY. Making a Case for Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease Practice. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018;16(5):603-607.

Adkins C, Rezaie A. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Coronary Artery Disease: What Is in the CArDs? Digestive diseases and sciences. 2018;63(2):271-272.

Robbins L, Zaghiyan K, Melmed G, et al. Outcomes with Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha Therapy and Serology in Patients with Denovo Crohn's Disease After Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. 2017;11(1):77-83.

Rezaie A, Pimentel M, Cohen E. Autoimmunity as a Potential Cause of Post-Infectious Gut Dysmotility: A Longitudinal Observation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017;112(4):656-657.

Kashani A, Ellis JC, Kahn M, Jamil LH. Liver metastasis from hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the esophagus mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterology report. 2017;5(1):67-71.

Jamil LH, Kashani A, Peter N, Lo SK. Safety and efficacy of cap-assisted EMR for sporadic nonampullary duodenal adenomas. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2017;86(4):666-672.

Gong J, Sachdev E, Robbins LA, Lin E, Hendifar AE, Mita MM. Statins and pancreatic cancer. Oncology letters. 2017;13(3):1035-1040.

Gharib AM, Han MAT, Meissner EG, et al. Magnetic Resonance Elastography Shear Wave Velocity Correlates with Liver Fibrosis and Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient in Adults with Advanced Liver Disease. BioMed research international. 2017;2017:2067479.

Cohen ER, Tran TT. Jaundice and Pregnancy: Why Going Viral Is Out of Style. Digestive diseases and sciences. 2017;62(2):294-295.

Yadlapati R, Adkins C, Jaiyeola DM, et al. Abilities of Oropharyngeal pH Tests and Salivary Pepsin Analysis to Discriminate Between Asymptomatic Volunteers and Subjects With Symptoms of Laryngeal Irritation. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016;14(4):535-542.e532.

Kashani A, Lo SK, Jamil LH. Cap-assisted Endoscopic Mucosal Resection is Highly Effective for Nonpedunculated Colorectal Lesions. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2016;50(2):163-168.

Kashani A, Lipshutz HG, Klein AS, et al. Embolization of portosystemic shunts for treatment of medically refractory hepatic encephalopathy. Liver transplantation: official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2016;22(12):1734-1735.

Han M, Rehman RB, Kleiner D, Cohen J, Heller T. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic: Not all that "Glisson's" is fat. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016;31(9):1515.

Cohen E, Tran TT. Hepatitis B in the Female Population. Gastroenterology clinics of North America. 2016;45(2):359-370.

Ayoub WS, Cohen E. Hepatitis B Management in the Pregnant Patient: An Update. Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology. 2016;4(3):241-247.

Kashani A, Towfigh S, Jamil LH. Ileocutaneous fistula with distal ileal narrowing treated with an esophageal stent. Endoscopy. 2015;47 Suppl 1 UCTN:E89-90.

Kashani A, Salehi B, Anghesom D, Kawayeh AM, Rouse GA, Runyon BA. Spleen size in cirrhosis of different etiologies. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2015;34(2):233-238.

Kashani A, Nissen NN, Guindi M, Jamil LH. Metastatic Periampullary Tumor from Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting as Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine. 2015;2015:732140.

Kashani A, Kahn M, Jamil LH. Malakoplakia of the Appendiceal Orifice Mimicking Adenomatous Epithelium. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015;13(10):e153-154.

Kashani A, Kahn M, Jamil LH. Diagnosis of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas using endoscopic ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy. Gastroenterology Report. 2015;5(1):72-74.

Dezfoli S, Horton HA, Thepyasuwan N, et al. Combined Immunosuppression Impairs Immunogenicity to Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccination Among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015;21(8):1754-1760.

Horton HA, Dezfoli S, Berel D, et al. Antibiotics for Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection in Hospitalized Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 2014;58(9):5054-5059.