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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 Phoenix, Arizona. 

Class of 2022

Jamie Bering, M.D.

Jamie Bering, M.D.
Medical school: 
Creighton University School of Medicine, Nebraska

"I completed my internal medicine residency training at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and was able to see first hand what excellent education and training was offered by the GI fellowship here. I knew immediately I wanted to stay for my GI training and I feel lucky and honored that I was given the opportunity to spend my training at such a wonderful institution. Our fellowship program is a supportive program that has a vested interest in the success of its trainees. I am particularly drawn to the collaborative nature of our department and the multidisciplinary approach that we have for patient care."

Dr. Bering's PubMed citations

Josiah McCain, M.D.

Josiah McCain, M.D.
Medical school:
Ross University School of Medicine, Barbados

"Having trained at Mayo Clinic in residency, I knew of the Mayo values and the available resources for diagnostics and therapy. My primary goal in medicine has always been to get the best possible training so that I can best serve the needs of my patients. This program in particular really attracted me because of the camaraderie I saw between fellows and staff. I feel as though I am always treated as a colleague despite my training status and I always feel comfortable contacting an attending for help or advice."

Dr. McCain's PubMed citations

David Bayne, M.D.

David Bayne, M.D.
Medical school:
University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Nebraska

"Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona was attractive to me because of the wide variety of patients and pathology, as well as the diverse group of faculty and staff. I absolutely love co-fellows. We are a very supportive and fun-loving group who are always there for each other. I see many of them almost every day regardless of rotation."

Dr. Bayne's PubMed citations

 

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

 

Alumni

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. 

NameGraduation yearDestination after graduation
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
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Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

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