Recent graduates of our program have made many important academic achievements, and occupy key leadership roles in institutions around the country and overseas. These include fellowship program directors, hepatology directors and GI division directors.

Ryan Pitman, MD

Ryan Pitman, MD

July 2016 – July 2019

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University/Riley Children’s Hospital

Nadia Naz, MD

Nadia Naz, MD

July 2017 – September 2020

Current position: Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Chaowapong (Chao) Jarasvaraparn, MD

Chaowapong (Chao) Jarasvaraparn, MD

July 2018 – June 2021

Current position: Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Mallory Cohen, MD

Mallory Cohen, MD

July 2017 – June 2020

Current positions: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health Care, Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda, CA

Brendan Harris, MD

Brendan Harris, MD

July 2016 – July 2019

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Mercy Clinic Kids, St. Louis, MO

Ashlyn Turner, MD

Ashlyn Turner, MD

July 15 – June 18

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Sakil Kulkarni, MD

Sakil Kulkarni, MD

July 2014 – June 2018

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Kim Liss, MD

Kim Liss, MD

July 2014 – June 2017

Current position: Instructor in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Rachel Kassel, MD, PhD

Rachel Kassel, MD, PhD

July 2013 – June 2016

Current position: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of Alabama Birmingham

Christina Hickey, MD

Christina Hickey, MD

July 2012 – June 2015

Current position: Instructor in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Caroline Meyer, MD

Caroline Meyer, MD

July 2012 – June 2015

Current position: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado – Colorado Springs

Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD

Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD

July 2010 – June 2014

Current position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Nisreen Soufi, MD

Nisreen Soufi, MD

July 2011 – June 2014

Current position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Southern California/Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Jessica McGhee, MD

Jessica McGhee, MD

July 2011 – June 2014

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, OK

Shannon Joerger, MD

Shannon Joerger, MD

July 2010 – June 2013

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Amy Garcia, MD

Amy Garcia, MD

July 2009 – June 2012

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Duluth, MN

Raffi LevTzion, MD

Raffi LevTzion, MD

July 2009 – June 2012

Current position: Assistant Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Meredith Hitch, MD

Meredith Hitch, MD

July 2008 – July 2011

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA

William Bennett, MD

William Bennett, MD

July 2007 – July 2011

Current position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Lori Holtz, MD

Lori Holtz, MD

July 2006 – June 2009

Current position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Bernadette Vitola, MD

Bernadette Vitola, MD

July 2006 – June 2009

Current position: Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, WI

Alex Weymann, MD

Alex Weymann, MD

July 2005 – June 2008

Current position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Sheela Deivanayagam, MD

Sheela Deivanayagam, MD

July 2004 – June 2007

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Payton Manning Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Eyad M. Hanna, MD

Eyad M. Hanna, MD

July 2004 – June 2007

Current Position: Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Kimberly Sutton, MD

Kimberly Sutton, MD

Kimberly Sutton, MD graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earning a BS in science business. She completed her medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and her Pediatric Residency training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Currently, she is a fellow with the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Her research interests include IBD and endoscopy. She enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband.

Jenna Diaz, MD

Jenna Diaz, MD

Jenna Diaz, MD attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO for her undergraduate studies, earning a BS in Biology. She completed her medical training there as well. Her pediatric residency training was in Miami, FL at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. As a Gastroenterology Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis she is interested in nutrition, short bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with family and traveling.

Laura Duckworth, MD

Laura Duckworth, MD

Class of 2023

Laura Duckworth, MD graduated with a BS in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MD from St. Louis University. She then went on to complete her pediatric residency training at Washington University School of Medicine. As Laura stays at WUSM for her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship, she is interested in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and backpacking, walking her dog, cooking, and traveling.