Mentoring

At the core of virtually all successful and personally satisfying mentoring is a meaningful relationship with another person. AGA offers member trainees the ability to connect with prospective mentors through the AGA Mentor and Advisor Program.

 

 

AGA Mentor and Advisor Program

The Mentor and Advisor Program is a free, online advice service that consists of more than 20 senior AGA members who have offered to provide informal mentoring to younger colleagues or those who may be contemplating a career change. Through this forum, AGA members may confidentially submit questions to a specific mentor.

How To

To find a mentor, use the selector tool below to see our mentors grouped by category of expertise. When you find a mentor with whom you would like to connect, select his or her name. On the mentor’s profile page, use the “Contact Me” button to send him or her an email.

Emails will be routed through AGA staff, who will ensure that your message reaches the intended recipient, and that you receive a reply.

Alternative Careers in GI

Debra Silberg, MD, PhD

Senior Director, Clinical Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals

Administration

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF (Academic/Research)

Professor of Medicine/ Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Frank A. Anania, MD, FACP, AGAF (Research)

Director, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, Dsc, AGAF (Research)

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Director, Digestive Disease Research Core Center, Washington University School of Medicine

Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MSc, AGAF (Academic)

Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Don C. Rockey, MD, AGAF (Research)

Professor, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF (Academic)

Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF (Research)

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care System

Keith T. Wilson, MD, AGAF (Research)

Thomas F. Frist, Sr. Chair in Medicine; Professor; Director of Research; Director of Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Business of GI

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine/ Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Peter S. Buch, MD, AGAF

Physician in Private Practice, Digestive Health Specialists

Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Douglas S. Levine, MD

Vice President, Medical Scientific Affairs, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Don C. Rockey, MD, AGAF

Professor, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Bennie R. Upchurch, MD, FASGE, AGAF

GI Division Chief, Department of Internal Medicine, Alegent Creighton Clinic

Clinical Practice

Peter S. Buch, MD, AGAF

Physician in Private Practice, Digestive Health Specialists

Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, Dsc, AGAF

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Director, Digestive Disease Research Core Center, Washington University School of Medicine

Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterlogy/Hepatology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina

Rozina Mithani Kukreja, MD

Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Program Director, UT Southwest Medical Center at Dallas

Su Le-Chu, MD, Ph. D, AGAF

University of Central Florida

Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Juan Francisco J. Rivera-Ramos, MD, PhD

Gastroenterologist, Hosptial Español De Mexico

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Advanced Endoscopy Training, University of Chicago

Esther A. Torres, MD, AGAF

Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Bennie R. Upchurch, MD, FASGE, AGAF

GI Division Chief, Department of Internal Medicine, Alegent Creighton Clinic

Kisha T. Weiser, MD, MPH

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Getting Involved in Professional Organizations

Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterlogy/Hepatology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Carla H. Ginsburg, MD, MPH, AGAF

Physician in Private Practice, Harvard Medical School / Newton-Wellsley Hospital

Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care System

Industry

Jonathan D. Kaunitz, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

Douglas S. Levine, MD

Vice President, Medical Scientific Affairs, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Debra Silberg, MD, PhD

Senior Director, Clinical Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care System

Private Practice

Carla H. Ginsburg, MD, MPH, AGAF

Physician in Private Practice, Harvard Medical School / Newton-Wellsley Hospital

Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Research

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine/ Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Frank A. Anania, MD, FACP, AGAF

Director, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, Dsc, AGAF

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Director, Digestive Disease Research Core Center, Washington University School of Medicine

Peter R. Holt, MD, AGAF (Translational)

Senior Research Associate, The Rockefeller University

Barbara H. Jung, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jonathan D. Kaunitz, MD, AGAF (Basic)

Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

Sri Komanduri, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University

Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD (Clinical)

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF (Clinical)

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Don C. Rockey, MD, AGAF

Professor, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Debra Silberg, MD, PhD (Clinical)

Senior Director, Clinical Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF (Translational)

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care System

Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR (Clinical)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Keith T. Wilson, MD, AGAF

Thomas F. Frist, Sr. Chair in Medicine; Professor; Director of Research; Director of Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Teaching/Academics

Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterlogy/Hepatology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Deborah A Fisher, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University

Barbara H. Jung, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sri Komanduri, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University

Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MSc, AGAF

Professor of Medicine,Vice Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Don C. Rockey, MD, AGAF

Professor, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Esther A. Torres, MD, AGAF

Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Training

Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina

Peter R. Holt, MD, AGAF

Senior Research Associate, The Rockefeller University

Jonathan D. Kaunitz, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

Sri Komanduri, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University

Work/Life Balance

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine/ Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Peter S. Buch, MD, AGAF

Physician in Private Practice, Digestive Health Specialists

Deborah A Fisher, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University

Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina

Barbara H. Jung, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jonathan D. Kaunitz, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rozina Mithani Kukreja, MD

Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Program Director, UT Southwest Medical Center at Dallas

Su Le-Chu, MD, Ph. D, AGAF

University of Central Florida

Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MSc, AGAF

Professor of Medicine,Vice Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Debra Silberg, MD, PhD

Senior Director, Clinical Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care System

Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona

 

AGA Mentors

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please send an email to map@gastro.org.

Maria T. Abreu, MD AGAF

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine/ Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Frank A. Anania, MD, FACP, AGAF

Frank A. Anania, MD, FACP, AGAF

Director, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Peter S. Buch, MD, AGAF

Peter S. Buch, MD, AGAF

Physician in Private Practice, Digestive Health Specialists

Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, PhD, AGAF

Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, Dsc, AGAF

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Director, Digestive Disease Research Core Center, Washington University School of Medicine

Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF

Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterlogy/Hepatology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD, AGAF

Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina

Carla H. Ginsburg, MD, MPH, AGAF

Carla H. Ginsburg, MD, MPH, AGAF

Physician in Private Practice, Harvard Medical School / Newton-Wellsley Hospital

Peter R. Holt, MD, AGAF

Peter R. Holt, MD, AGAF

Senior Research Associate, The Rockefeller University

Barbara H. Jung, MD, AGAF

Barbara H. Jung, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jonathan D. Kaunitz, MD, AGAF

Jonathan D. Kaunitz, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

Sri Komanduri, MD, MS

Sri Komanduri, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University

Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD

Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Su Le-Chu, MD, Ph. D, AGAF

Su Le-Chu, MD, Ph. D, AGAF

University of Central Florida

Douglas S. Levine, MD

Douglas S. Levine, MD

Vice President, Medical Scientific Affairs, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Rozina Mithani Kukreja, MD

Rozina Mithani Kukreja, MD

Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Program Director, UT Southwest Medical Center at Dallas

Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MSc, AGAF

Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MSc, AGAF

Professor of Medicine,Vice Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF

Deborah D. Proctor, MD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Yale University School of Medicine

Juan Francisco J. Rivera-Ramos, MD, PhD

Juan Francisco J. Rivera-Ramos, MD, PhD

Gastroenterologist, Hosptial Español De Mexico

Don C. Rockey, MD, AGAF

Don C. Rockey, MD, AGAF

Professor, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Advanced Endoscopy Training, University of Chicago

Debra Silberg, MD, PhD

Debra Silberg, MD, PhD

Senior Director, Clinical Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals

Rhonda Souza, MD, AGAF

Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care System

Esther A. Torres, MD, AGAF

Esther A. Torres, MD, AGAF

Professor and Chair of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Bennie R. Upchurch, MD, FASGE, AGAF

Bennie R. Upchurch, MD, FASGE, AGAF

GI Division Chief, Department of Internal Medicine, Alegent Creighton Clinic

Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR

Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Kisha T. Weiser, MD, MPH

Kisha T. Weiser, MD, MPH

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Keith T. Wilson, MD, AGAF

Keith T. Wilson, MD, AGAF

Thomas F. Frist, Sr. Chair in Medicine; Professor; Director of Research; Director of Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine