We welcome applications from pediatricians who are committed to patient care, education, and scholarship and who have completed an accredited pediatric residency program and are eligible for the Pediatric Boards. Fellows who are board eligible must become board certified during their fellowship in order to be eligible for the Pediatric Gastroenterology sub-board.

After Graduation

At the end of their training our fellows are competent to practice independently in the management of gastrointestinal disorders. They possess the adequate skills to perform procedures without supervision. Graduating fellows have pursued careers in academic medicine as well as private practice. Some of them continue to participate in basic and clinical research activities.

Current Fellows

Hassan Abdullah, MBBS

  • PGY 4, Pediatric Gastroenterology UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, 07/2018 – Present
  • General Pediatrician at MHC Healthcare Marana, Arizona, 12/2011 – 06/2018
  • Harlem Hospital Center, New York, 09/2008 – 09/2011
  • Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Pakistan, 05/1999 – 07/2004

Denise Young, MD

  • PGY 4, Pediatric Gastroenterology UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, 07/2018 – Present
  • Case Western Reserve University/UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, 06/2015 – 06/2018
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 08/2011 – 05/2015

Aravind Thavamani, MBBS

  • Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, 07/2016 - 06/2019
  • Medical School: Stanley Medical College 08/2004 - 03/2010, Date of Degree: 07/2010

Sujithra Velayuthan, MD

  • Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 07/2011 – 07/2014
  • Medical School: Madurai Medical College Graduation, 05/2002

Nuphar Lendner, MD

  • Residency: Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital Brooklyn, NY 07/2017 - 05/2020
  • Medical School: Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology 09/2013 - 05/2017
  • Date of Degree: 05/2017
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