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Message from Program Director

Welcome to the Westchester Medical Center Gastroenterology Fellowship Program website.

I am the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, a tertiary and quaternary referral center set on a beautiful wooded campus in the suburbs of New York City. The Valhalla campus comprises the University Hospital, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the new Ambulatory Care Pavilion, the Behavioral Health Center and New York Medical College. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network includes 10 hospitals on eight campuses throughout the Hudson Valley. Patients come from the Hudson Valley and New York City and are attracted to the outstanding services at WMC.

Our Fellowship is a three-year ACGME-accredited general Gastroenterology Program with a total of seven fellows all on the Valhalla campus. Fellows manage a diverse population of inpatients and outpatients with a full spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We offer our fellows evidence-based clinical training in a multi-disciplinary environment, clinical research opportunities, exposure to cutting edge complex endoscopic procedures as well as training and proficiency in a large volume of routine endoscopic procedures. Recent graduates have entered private or academic practice or have pursued an additional year of fellowship in Liver, IBD or Advanced Endoscopy.

We offer accessible and supportive faculty in a highly collegial and close-knit environment with three dedicated advanced endoscopists, a motility expert, IBD specialist, general gastroenterologists, and three transplant hepatologists. We greatly value our fellows’ contributions to our Division, and are very proud of their consistent accomplishments in clinical care, research, and education during fellowship and beyond. Our fellows are committed to lifelong learning and most remain in close contact with us personally and professionally for years after completing their fellowship.

I hope that the information on this website provides you with a helpful overview of our training program, details about our current curriculum and objectives for our fellows, the application process, and an appreciation of the many opportunities for professional and personal growth here at Westchester Medical Center. As you consider your choice of gastroenterology fellowship programs, we hope that your individual goals and priorities will find a good fit here at Westchester. If you have any questions about our program please feel free to contact me or our Program Coordinator, Denise Abreu (Denise.Abreu@wmchealth.org) at 914.493.3554.

Sincerely,  



Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACP, FACG
Fellowship Program Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases 
Associate Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College
Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
Beth.Schorr-Lesnick2@wmchealth.org

 

A Message from the Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, Westchester Medical Center and Upham Professor and Division Director, New York Medical College


Program Overview and Curriculum 

Gastroenterology Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Westchester Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and offers exceptional training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Our mission is to prepare fellows for their chosen path in their future career in Gastroenterology. Fellows graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue advanced endoscopy, hepatology, functional GI disease, inflammatory bowel disease or general gastroenterology as a focus. While we endeavor to instill in all our fellows a love for life-long learning and innovation, we are supportive of their career choices in either an academic or private setting. We support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Clinical Site

Westchester Medical Center is a 415-bed academic hospital and the flagship of WMCHealth Network in Valhalla, New York. It is the Hudson Valley region's tertiary and quaternary care and referral hospital, serving more than 2.4 million people. Each year, more than 120,000 patients receive care at Westchester Medical Center in every clinical specialty through the University Hospital, the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Pavilion (ACP) and the Behavioral Health Center. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network comprises 10 hospitals on eight campuses throughout the Hudson Valley. Many residents of New York City northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut are also attracted to the outstanding services at WMC. As the only Liver Transplant Center between  New York City and Rochester, WMC provides care to most of the region’s patients with end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. 

During training at Westchester Medical Center, fellows manage a diverse population of inpatients and outpatients with the full array of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The tertiary mission of WMC mandates that advanced endoscopic procedures be offered, currently including ERCP, Spyglass cholangiography, EUS, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection, gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM), intraluminal stent placement, cyst gastrostomy, endoscopic wound vac management, capsule endoscopy, Bravo pH, esophageal and anorectal manometry, Smart Pill and ambulatory impedance testing. We have a spacious four-room Endoscopy Unit, fellows' work room and an eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion for outpatient care. Fellows see outpatients in their faculty-supervised Continuity clinic and will work alongside the Faculty in the outpatient Gastroenterology and Hepatology offices in ACP, aided by our universal EMR platform (Cerner).

Fellows see outpatients in their faculty-supervised Continuity Clinic and work alongside the faculty in the outpatient gastroenterology and hepatology offices in ACP, during a dedicated outpatient GI and liver rotation. 

In addition to core rotations on the GI consult and inpatient liver transplant service, and the previously mentioned outpatient rotation, fellows will have dedicated endoscopy and elective/research time. They will have the opportunity to tailor their elective months to learn more about focused areas such as nutrition, gastrointestinal motility, bariatric/minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery,  pancreaticobiliary surgery,  specialized endoscopic procedures, GI radiology and clinical research.

Sample 13 Rotation Block Schedule

First Year

  • Inpatient Consultation Service / Inpatient GI Consultation Service (6.5 blocks)
  • Inpatient Liver Service (1 block)
  • Outpatient GI/Liver Service (3 blocks)
  • Endoscopy (1.5 blocks)
  • Elective/Research (1 block)
  • Vacation (1 month embedded)
  • Half-day/week Continuity Clinic

Second Year

  • Inpatient GI Consultation Service (2.5 - 3 blocks)
  • Inpatient Liver Service (2.5 - 3 blocks)
  • Endoscopy (3.5 - 4 blocks)
  • Elective/Research (2 blocks)
  • Vacation (1 month embedded)
  • Half-day/week Continuity Clinic

Third Year

  • Inpatient GI Consultation Service (2.5 blocks)
  • Inpatient Liver Service (1.5 blocks)
  • Endoscopy (4.5 blocks)
  • Outpatient GI/Liver Service (2 blocks)
  • Elective/Research (2.5 blocks)
  • Vacation (1 month embedded)
  • Half-day/week Continuity Clinic

Education

The fellowship program offers a rich portfolio of didactic and interactive learning experiences for fellows.

  • Grand Rounds
    • Quality Initiatives in Endoscopy (Formally Morbidity and Mortality Conference)
    • Pathophysiology Seminars
    • Case Presentation Conference
    • Variety of guest lectures from other departments and other institutions
  • Journal Club
  • Radiology Conference
  • Board Review
  • Chief of Service Rounds/Didactics
  • Pathology Review
  • Liver Transplant Recipient Review
  • GI and Liver Tumor Boards
  • Fellows Wellness and Career Development Club

Additionally, fellows are provided online learning opportunities though national and international organizations via state-of-the-art electronic presentation and print materials, as well as through live attendance, when feasible, to national gastroenterology and liver meetings.

Grand Rounds

Gastroenterology Grand Rounds occur weekly on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Endoscopy Administrative Offices Conference Room.

Our Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellows, multi-disciplinary WMC Faculty members, and guest speakers deliver Grand Rounds presentations. Each Fellow presents one Grand Rounds Pathophysiology Seminar annually on an approved topic of their choice, multiple case presentations, research/QI presentations and presents at our Quality Initiatives in Endoscopy sessions.

Journal Club

Gastroenterology Journal Club is held monthly on Mondays from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Endoscopy Administrative Offices Conference Room.

During these conferences, faculty members and fellows have the opportunity to review and discuss high impact GI and Liver research publications and guidelines from the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, etc.

Radiology Conference

Gastroenterology Radiology conference is held monthly on the second Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. in the Radiology Suite Reading Room. The aim of the conference is to review interesting clinical cases with our expert faculty radiologists and learn the basics of interpreting barium studies, computerized tomography, ultrasound, MRI/MRCP, and transient elastography.

Board Review and Chief of Service Rounds/Didactics

Gastroenterology Board Review is held monthly on Mondays from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Endoscopy Administrative Offices Conference Room.

The aim of the conference is to review Board-style questions with the Chief of Service and designated Faculty. 

Pathology Conference

Gastroenterology Pathology Conference is held twice a year on Wednesdays during Grand Rounds.

During this conference the senior fellows present interesting clinical cases in conjunction with a pathologist for review of the histo-pathology. This is an opportunity for the fellows and faculty to learn to diagnose and recognize common pathological conditions within our subspecialty.

Fellows Club

Fellows Club meets approximately three times a year to discuss topics such as: job hunting, emotional and physical well-being, financial literacy/advancement to Society Fellowship.  

Research and Publications

Fellows are required to design and write a Clinical Research Review article manuscript or a Quality Improvement project and execute the project during their years in training. In addition, our fellows must write at least one poster or abstract published or accepted at the Annual Scientific meetings sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and/or American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.


Class of 2023

Cynthia Cohen, MD

Cynthia was born and raised in Fishkill, NY, in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. She studied food science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, before moving to Manhattan for medical school at NYU School of Medicine, followed by residency in internal medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She has now moved slightly closer to her hometown to pursue her gastroenterology fellowship at NYMC. Within gastroenterology, her areas of interest include nutrition and medical education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and taking dance and fitness classes.

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine 
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chief Fellow: Westchester Medical Center - Gastroenterology Fellowship

Michael Rosman, MD

After growing up on Long Island, Michael completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and has remained in New York City ever since. While he finds all facets of gastroenterology fascinating, he has an early interest in the realm of hepatobiliary disease. He is very excited to train and further explore the many different areas within gastroenterology under the guidance of the faculty at Westchester Medical Center. While applying for fellowship, he worked as a hospitalist at Bellevue Hospital, where he had completed the majority of his residency training. Outside of medicine, Michael enjoys spontaneous trips around Manhattan (especially Central Park) with his wife and daughter, both of whom he has successfully converted into lifelong New York Mets fans to suffer alongside him during baseball season.

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine 
Residency: New York University School of Medicine

Class of 2024

Anila Kumar, DO

I was born and raised in New Jersey but ventured to the Midwest for undergrad at the University of Michigan where I spent my Saturdays in the Big House. I moved back to New Jersey for medical school at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. Trying to get closer to the city, I completed residency at Westchester Medical Center followed by a chief year. I am fortunate enough to be staying at WMC, my home away from home, to complete GI fellowship. Outside of the hospital, you can find me brunching in the city, adding new countries to my travel list, biking and hiking or cuddled under a blanket with a good book.

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Westchester Medical Center
Chief Residency: Westchester Medical Center


Amanda Rupert, MD

Amanda lived all over the Western US growing up (Washington State, Texas, and Colorado). She completed her undergraduate education in biology at Cornell University and went on to attend Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan. She stayed in New York to complete her internal medicine residency at Columbia University. She is now thrilled to pursue the next step of her medical training at Westchester Medical Center. She plans to develop a career in academic medicine with a focus on medical education. In her free time, she loves exploring New York with her husband and two sons, hunting for the best playgrounds, and trying new restaurants. 

Medical School: Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital

Jakob Saidman, MD

Jakob was raised in Kingston, PA, in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He studied mathematics at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, before moving to Manhattan and Philadelphia. He went to medical school at the Geisinger School of Medicine in Scranton, PA. He spent his intern year at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA, and finished his last two years of residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Within gastroenterology, his area of interest is inflammatory bowel disease. In his free time, he enjoys working out, going to concerts, and watching Philadelphia sports teams. 

Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital

Class of 2025

Zilan Xuefei Lin, MD

Zilan was born in China and moved to the US after completing middle school. Initially, ZIlan planned a career in Finance and double majored in International Business and Finance. After working as a broker assistant for a year and earned her series 7 License, Zilan decided to go for medicine. Following one year of an Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellowship and two years of General Surgery residency training, she entered the Internal Medicine Residency at WMC. She is very excited to be able to continue her training at WMC for her GI Fellowship. Outside of work, Zilan loves trying new things (ice climbing, mountain climbing, hang gliding, wakeboarding, archery, gold driving range, go kart, axe throwing, swimming with the pig, ice hotel / ice bar, US open tennis game, NBA game, Broadway, concerts), eating out with friends, and travelling.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina 
Residency: Westchester Medical Center

Agnieszka Nagorna, MD

Aga was born in Poland and moved to the tri-state area at a young age. She studied Economics at Wellesley College in Massachusetts before deciding to pursue medicine and completed a Post-Baccalaureate at Columbia University. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine followed by her residency in Internal Medicine at The Mt. Sinai Hospital. Aga is very excited to become part of the Westchester Medical Center community for her Gastroenterology Fellowship. Outside of the hospital, she loves exploring new restaurants and visiting new countries.

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Mt. Sinai Hospital

 

Gastroenterology Graduates

Class of 2022

Aaron Weiss, MD
GastroHealth Delray Beach, FL

Zahava Farkas, DO
South Shore Digestive Care, New Hyde Park, NY

Class of 2021 

Mehtap Canastar, MD
Hanover Gastroenterology Wilmington, NC

Sarah Olivier, MD
Attending Griffin Faculty Physicians, Griffin Hospital Derby, CT

Frederick Yick, MD
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, NJ

Class of 2020

Asritha Lakshmi Gollapudi, MD
Attending: Advanced Physician Services, Westchester Medical Center/HealthAlliance Hospital, Kingston, NY with Advanced Endoscopy training

Dhruv Mehta, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Attending, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, TX

Class of 2019

Benjamin Barbash, MD
GI Health Specialists, Trumbull, CT

Shalom Frager, MD

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Transplant Hepatology Attending at Montefiore Medical Center

Class of 2018

Jonathan Barsa, MD
Albany Gastroenterology Consultants, Albany, NY

Dana Berg, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, NY
Director, IBD Westchester Medical Center Valhalla, NY

Priyanka Chugh, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Queens, NY
Digestive Disease Center of CT, Waterbury, CT

Class of 2017

Vipin Mittal, MD
Presbyterian Hospital at Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tyson Collazo, MD
 
Attending SUNY Stonybrook
Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology in Harrisburg, PA

Class of 2016

Yuriy Israel, MD 
Gastroenterology and Nutrition, P.C., Forest Hills, NY

Mitesh Bhalala, MD 
Gastroentrointestinal Specialists, Brockton, Massachusetts 

Class of 2015

Maria Kassab, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, Bronx, NY

Ayesha Zahiruddin, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Brooklyn VA - SUNY Downstate, NY

Ashley Marinino, MD
Gastroenterology Associates, Vermont 

Class of 2014

Amy Tyberg, MD
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY (Class of 2015)
Assistant Professor of Medicine Advanced Endoscopy Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, NJ

Chau Che, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty 

Edward Lebovics, MD
Upham Professor of Gastroenterology
Director, Sarah C. Upham Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, New York Medical College
Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, Westchester Medical Center

Edward Lebovics, MD, is the Sarah C. Upham Professor of Gastroenterology. Dr. Lebovics has been the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases since 1997. He currently serves as President of the Medical Executive Committee at WMC and on the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate at NYMC. He has directed the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program from 1997 to 2017. His achievements have been recognized by a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and by election to Fellowship at the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He has been regularly listed amongst "Top Doctors" by New York Magazine and various other publications. Dr. Lebovics has authored numerous articles and book chapters and delivered many invited lectures. Medical students and residents have recognized his commitment to teaching through Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Professional Interests: advanced therapeutic endoscopy, biliary and pancreatic endoscopy, hepatitis B and C virus infection, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic cholestatic diseases, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Internship/Residency: Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Washington University
Fellowship: Liver Diseases, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, CUNY
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, New York Medical College


Brad Dworkin, MD
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases

Dr. Dworkin is a renowned specialist in esophageal, gastrointestinal functional and motility disorders, nutrition, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Internship: NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (New York, New York)
Residency: NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (New York, New York)
Chief Residency: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York)
Fellowships: GI Fellowship-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York), Nutrition Fellowship-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York)

Governor, American College of Gastroenterology, Southern, NY, 2012-2016


 

Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases

Dr. Schorr-Lesnick is the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center. She graduated from Yale University, Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine, and completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and her Gastroenterology fellowship at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center.

Since her training, she worked at a private proctology practice, at Beth Israel Medical Center as a full time Attending Physician and in private practice in Westchester for many years. She was Chief of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. At New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center since August 2016, she sees private GI patients, administers the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, and mentors and supervises the Fellows, who will be the next generation of Gastroenterologists.

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, New York)
Internship: Montefiore Medical Center (New York, Bronx)
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center (New York, Bronx)
Fellowship: Fellowship in Gastroenterology-NY Medical College/Westchester Medical Center (New York, Valhalla)


Virendra Tewari, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Virendra Tewari is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He specializes in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. He is dedicated to bringing novel endoscopic techniques to the practice with his international training and clinical expertise. He underwent GI training in the US and India and has been involved in gastroenterology practice, academics and research in India, UAE and the US.

His research interests and publications include: endoscopic sedation, virtual colonoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, biliary, liver and pancreatic diseases.

He performs the following procedures: Screening and diagnostic colonoscopy, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreaticography), cholangioscopy, EUS (Endoscopic ultrasound), Bravo pH, Barrett’s ablative therapy, esophageal manometry, and a wide range of therapeutic and palliative endoscopic interventions.

Medical School: GSVM Medical College India
Residency: Interfaith Medical Center Brooklyn, LLR Hospital GSVM Medical College India
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate University Hospital and New York Medical College (Metropolitan - Woodhull Hospitals), Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences India, BHU - Institute of Medical Sciences India


Dana R. Berg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine 

Dana R. Berg, MD is the Medical Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Berg received her B.A from Columbia University and MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, gastroenterology fellowship at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center, and her advanced inflammatory bowel disease training at New York University Langone Hospital.

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship: Gastroenterology Fellowship at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center
Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at New York University Langone Medical Center


David C. Wolf, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director
Liver Transplant
Transplant Hepatologist

Dr. Wolf is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Previously he served on the faculties at the University of Cincinnati and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 1996, Dr. Wolf was involved in the establishment the Liver Transplant Program at the Westchester Medical Center. He has published more than 30 papers and 60 abstracts, primarily focusing upon the variceal bleeding and liver cancer.

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Bronx Municipal Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Roxana Bodin, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Bodin serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College, and an Attending Transplant Hepatologist at Westchester Medical Center

Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Residency: New York Medical College - Metropolitan Hospital
Fellowship: New York Medical College, Westchester County Medical Center


 

Shireen Pais, MD

Dr. Shireen Pais is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and specializes in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. Dr. Pais is the Medical Director of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. She completed her medical education at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India; her Internal Medicine training at Columbia University Medical Center; Gastroenterology training at University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center; and advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Indiana University. 

Dr. Pais’ clinical interests include Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopy management of superficial tumors, diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP and EUS, cholangioscopy and bariatric endoscopy. She serves on numerous local and national committees of NYSGE, ACG and ASGE. She has been listed in “Top Doctors” by Westchester Magazine and various other publications. 

Medical School: St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: 
Gastroenterology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center; Advanced Endoscopy, Indiana University


Bernard Partiula, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Partiula serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College and an Attending Transplant Hepatologist at Westchester Medical Center.

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital | Northwell Health
Fellowship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


Tsipora Huisman, MD

Tsipora Huisman, MD is a transplant hepatologist at Westchester Medical Center. She trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City for internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Huisman has a wide range of clinical interests, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcohol associated liver disease, autoimmune, metabolic, and biliary diseases, as well as liver cancers. Dr. Huisman is board certified, and is a member of several professional societies, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. She provides medical treatment for patients with chronic liver disease and end stage liver disease. Dr. Huisman evaluates the need for liver transplant, and cares for her patients before and after transplant.

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center


Frederick Yick, MD

Dr. Frederick Yick is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Yick received his medical degree from Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center and Gastroenterology fellowship at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center. Following completion of his fellowship, Dr. Yick completed an additional fellowship in advanced endoscopy at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School.

Medical School: Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: Gastroenterology Fellowship at New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center; Advanced Endoscopy, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School

 


How to Apply

Applications are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Fellowship positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program.

The fellowship application requires the following information:

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • A dean's letter and three other letters of recommendation, one has to be from the internal medicine program director
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)

Candidates will be invited for a Virtual Fellowship Interview including: Grand Rounds, a welcome by the Chief of Service and the Program Director, and a virtual tour of WMC.

We wish you the best in your application process.

Please contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Denise Abreu (Denise.Abreu@wmchealth.org) at 914.493.3554, if you have any further questions or concerns.


Contact Us

Denise Abreu
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Disease

Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 3rd Floor
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Main Office Number: 914.493.3554
Denise.Abreu@wmchealth.org