Training Record

The quality of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program at the University of Michigan can be measured by the success of our former trainees. Provided below is a summary of our trainees who were supported by one of our NIH Training Grants. Their research topics and current positions are also listed.

Name: John Carethers
Prior institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Boland
Research Topic: Mechanism of apotosis in colon cancer cells
Current Position: Professor, Chair of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
 
Name: Matthew DiMagno
Prior institution: University of Michigan
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Owyang/Williams
Research Topic: Experimental acute pancreatitis in CFTR (-/-) mice
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
 
Name: Robert Fontana
Prior institution: Northwestern University
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Watkins
Research Topic: Effect of diet on expression of CYPIIIA4 in human intestine
Current Position: Professor, University of Michigan
 
Name: Peter Higgins
Prior institution: Duke University
Degree at entry: M.D., Ph.D.
Mentor: Zimmermann
Research Topic: Mechanisms of inflammation and fibrosis in IBD
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Michigan
 
Name: John Kao
Prior institution: University of California, Davis
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Chen
Research Topic: Effect of TGF on dendritic cell vaccine
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Michigan
 
Name: Hellan Kwon
Prior institution: Kyungpook National University
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Duckett
Research Topic: Analysis of Fas and TGF-beta signaling pathways in XIAP knockout mice
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
 
Name: Joel Rubenstein
Prior institution: University of Chicago
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Inadomi
Research Topic: Optimal strategy for secondary prophylaxis of esophageal varices
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Michigan
 
Name: Richard Saad
Prior institution: Brooke Army Medical Center
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Chey/Scheiman
Research Topic: Functional bowel disease
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Michigan
 
Name: Mimi Takami
Prior institution: University of Michigan
Degree at entry: M.D.
Mentor: Petruzelli
Research Topic: Integrin activation of intracellular signaling pathways
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan