Hepatology Fellowship Programs

The Hepatology faculty provide comprehensive training in the management of acute and chronic liver diseases for the GI fellows in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the fourth-year advanced transplant hepatology fellows. The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program has trained a majority of the transplant hepatologists practicing in Michigan.

Clinical Training

Inpatient Rotations

  • Liver Inpatient Service
  • Liver Consult Service

Outpatient Clinics

  • General Hepatology Clinics (Taubman Center and VA)
  • Cirrhosis Program
  • Fatty Liver Disease Clinic
  • Liver Transplant Clinic
  • Liver Tumor Clinic
  • Viral Hepatitis Clinic
  • Wilson Disease Clinic

Teaching Conferences

  • Clinical case discussions
  • Journal club
  • Pathology seminar

Research Training

In addition to direct mentoring by one of the Hepatology faculty, fellows have the opportunity to pursue a 1- to 2-year master's degree course in epidemiology, clinical research, and biostatistics. Research-in-progress seminars are held monthly.

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

For information on the U-M Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, click here.

Hepatology Fellows

Current Hepatology Fellow

Mary Thomson, MD
Fellowship: University of Michigan – Gastroenterology
Residency: University of Michigan
MD: Medical College of Wisconsin

Graduated Hepatology Fellows and Their Current Affiliations

Khurram Bari, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

John Bassett, MD
St. Vincent's HealthCare / Ascension Medical Group
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Rinjal Brahmbhatt, MD
North Shore Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Centers
Westlake, OH

Ammar Hassan, MD
Metro Health Gastroenterology – University of Michigan Health
Grand Rapids, MI

Mohammed Jafri, MD
Medical Director, Multivisceral Organ Transplant
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Hellan Kwon, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Dekey Lhewa, MD
Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Alisa Likhitsup, MD
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Jessica Mellinger, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Mina Rakoski, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Reena Salgia, MD
Medical Director, Liver Cancer Clinic
Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Steven Scaglione, MD
Assistant Professor
Loyola Medicine
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Shreya Sengupta, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Pratima Sharma, MD, MS
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Heather Simpson, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Amit Singal, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Medical Director, Liver Tumor Program
Clinical Chief of Hepatology
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Erin Spengler, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Ryan Taylor, MD, MS
Associate Professor
The University of Kansas
Kansas City, KS

Monica Tincopa, MD, MSc
Clinical Lecturer
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Shannan Tujios, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Michael Volk, MD, MSc
Professor
Division Head, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Amoah Yeboah-Korang, MD
University of Cincinnati