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Current Fellows

Saint Louis University's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has an outstanding three-year fellowship program to train future gastroenterologists and hepatologists. Our fellows have had a 100% pass rate when they take their boards. Learn more about fellows in SLU's Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology below.

First Years
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Timothy Brotherton, M.D. 

Medical School: University of Missouri- Kansas City 
Residency: Saint Louis University 


Headshot of Christopher Nguyen, M.D.

Christopher Nguyen, D.O.

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch


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Umer Farooq, M.D. 

Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Pakistan 
Residency: Loyola Medicine 


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Ali Khalifa, M.D.

Medical School: Alexandria University, Egypt 
Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson


Second Years
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Eyad Gharaibeh, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: St. Luke's Hospital


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Mahmoud Madi, M.D.

Hometown: Salfit, Palestine
Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Tufts Medical Center


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Zain Raza, M.D.

Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency: Washington University in St. Louis


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Pradeep Yarra, M.D.

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College Mangalore
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New Jersey


Third Years
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Zarir Ahmed, D.O. 

Hometown: St. Louis
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Saint Louis University

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Michelle Baliss, D.O. 

Hometown: Dunlap, Illinois
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch


Soumojit Ghosh, MD

Soumojit Ghosh, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Saint Louis University


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Laith Numan, M.D. 

Hometown: Irbid, Jordan
Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology
Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City


Clinical Research Fellow
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Spyridon Zouridis, M.D. 

Medical School: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 
Residency: Albany Medical College