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Meet Our Fellows

Our fellows and faculty foster a collegial environment and education-focused culture that provides an inclusive learning experience. Training can be challenging, but our program is close-knit and each resident brings a dedication to providing stellar patient care as well as a collaborative learning experience.

Meet our current fellows in the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona. 

Class of 2023

Sailaja Pisipati, M.B.B.S.

Sailaja Pisipati, M.B.B.S.
Medical school: 
Andhra Medical College, India

"A one-month away rotation in the GI department at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona during my residency training was an invaluable experience and I felt like I was "home" within a very short span of time. A few of the multitude reasons that I chose to pursue fellowship training here include: the wide spectrum of GI pathology, multi-disciplinary approach to complex clinical problems, hands-on-endoscopy training, and the opportunity to learn from national experts in their respective sub-specialties."

Dr. Pisipati's PubMed citations

Suaka Kagbo-Kue, M.B.B.S.

Suaka Kagbo-Kue, M.B.B.S.
Medical school:
University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

"From interacting with friends who trained at Mayo, there was always a reference to the Mayo culture and the interdisciplinary care that is patient-centered. The Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic has faculty from diverse backgrounds with significant representation of women in GI. The inpatient service definitely gets busy, but overall, there is prioritization of education for the trainee over service. Arizona is a fun place to be, especially if you are into outdoor activities. It is sunny year round which can be a great boost for your mood!"

Dr. Kagbo-Kue's PubMed citations

Kevin Song, M.D.

Kevin Song, M.D.
Medical school:
University of Tennessee, Hsc, College of Medicine, Tennessee

"I chose Mayo Clinic because I wanted a program that was comprehensive, one that I would be able to find world class mentors for any field that I became interested in. There are trainees from all walks of life. This has truly enriched my experience here. The level of camaraderie is something that I have not witnessed anywhere else. People are able and willing to help. Taking care of patients feels like a team sport instead of an isolated event."

Dr. Song's PubMed citations



The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training. See where our recent graduates have taken their talents. 

Name Graduation year Destination after graduation
Jamie Bering, M.D. Class of 2022 Nutrition Faculty, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
Josiah McCain, M.D. Class of 2022 Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
David Bayne, M.D. Class of 2022 Private Practice, Washington State
Blanca Lizaola-Mayo, M.D. Class of 2021 Transplant Hepatologist, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
Neej Patel, M.B.B.S. Class of 2021 Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Sobia Laique, M.B.B.S. Class of 2021 Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Tiffany Chua, M.D. Class of 2020 Advanced Endoscopy GI Fellowship
UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA
Diana Snyder, M.D. Class of 2020 Esophageal Disease Fellowship
Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Maria Aguilar, M.D. Class of 2020 Transplant Hepatologist
University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, UT
Graduation of Mayo Clinic residents and fellows

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

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