Sajan Jiv Singh (Sajan) Nagpal, M.B.B.S.
What attracted you to gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology attracted me as a specialty that has a particularly great mixture of cognition and procedural skills. From managing complex patients in the clinic, to helping address life threatening bleeding, gastroenterology has it all!
What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training?
Mayo Clinic is unparalleled in terms of its reputation as a major referral center especially for Gastroenterology. The expertise of world-renowned clinicians, in combination with a true spirit of team work and collaboration, makes Mayo Clinic the best place to train, which is why I chose it over other programs I interviewed at.
What makes the Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology Fellowship unique?
The perfect balance of patient care, procedure volume and research, along with the appropriate clinical supervision sets Mayo Clinic fellowship apart from other programs. A dedicated research year can help set the tone for one’s entire career under the guidance of revered faculty.
Anything surprise you about Mayo's program?
The humility and approachability of Mayo Clinic’s faculty surprised me right from the time I came here as a visiting medical student in 2008.
What is living in Rochester like for you?
Rochester certainly offers a very convenient lifestyle. As someone who prefers to stay close to the workplace, there is no dearth of apartments and houses within 10 minutes of Mayo. Shopping centers are also within close proximity and the drive to the twin cities is very convenient as well. The snow is not even close to what is rumored! No surprises it ranks among the most livable cities in the US.
What does your future look like right now?
Besides patient care, I plan to continue my research in pancreatic cancer as an academic gastroenterologist involved in teaching medical residents, fellows and students.