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Gastroenterology

The Gastroenterology Fellowship at United Health Services Hospitals, established in 2018, is fully accredited by the ACGME and sponsored by the Internal Medicine Residency program. It is a 3-year program that accepts 1-2 fellows per year. Our goal is to provide advanced education to allow our fellows to acquire competency in Gastroenterology with sufficient expertise to eventually act as an independent consultant.

GI Fellows will be working in the inpatient settings at both Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City and Binghamton General Hospital in Binghamton. GI Labs are located at both sites, which are equipped to provide modern capability in gastrointestinal procedures. The outpatient office, located at Binghamton General Hospital, allows the GI fellows to provide comprehensive care of patients.

The Gastroenterology Department at UHS performs well beyond 10,000 procedures every year. These include upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, esophageal dilation, feeding tube placement, and liver biopsy. Our department also offers more specialized procedures to our community, including ERCP, EUS (diagnostic and therapeutic), EMR, HRM, impedance PH monitoring, capsule endoscopy, fibroscan, cyst gastrostomy, etc.

Program Highlights:

  • Wilson Medical Center is a high-tech, regional referral and level 2 trauma center
  • An extensive and diverse patient population
  • Solid, well established base residency programs
  • Weekly lectures, grand rounds, board reviews, and M&M conference
  • Research experience provided through the outpatient office and UHS Office of Clinical Trials and IRB
  • Involvement in multiple institutional committees
  • Faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Instructor of SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Training in hepatic pathology for the understanding and management of liver diseases

Program Director & Associate Director

Mark Shumeyko, MDMark Shumeyko, MD

Title: Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Medical School: Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Special Interests: IBD and capsule endoscopy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Atif Saleem, MDAtif Saleem, MD

Title: Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Director of Advanced Endoscopy
Medical school: King Edward Medical College (KEMC), Lahore, Pakistan
Internship: East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Paterson, NJ
Fellowships: General Gastroenterology, East Tennessee University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN; Advanced Endoscopy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Special Interests: Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP, EUS, EMR, etc.)

Curriculum

PGY-4
Consult Service 6 months
Hepatology 2 months
Research 1 month
Motility & Capsule Endoscopy 1 month
Nutrition 1 month
Elective 1 month
PGY-5
Consult Service 4 months
Hepatology 2 months
Pathology 1 month
Research 1 month
Elective 1 month
Motility & Capsule Endoscopy 1 month
Procedures 1 month
PGY-6
Consult Service 3 months
Procedures 3 months
Hepatology 1 month
Pathology 1 month
Radiology 1 month
Research 1 month
Elective 2 months

In addition, fellows participate in continuity clinic for one half day per week, with an average of 8 patients per session. Extra ambulatory experience will include hepatology clinic.

Faculty & Fellows

Faculty

Mark Shumeyko, MDMark Shumeyko, MD

Title: Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Medical School: Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Special Interests: IBD and capsule endoscopy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Atif Saleem, MDAtif Saleem, MD

Title: Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Director of Advanced Endoscopy
Medical school: King Edward Medical College (KEMC), Lahore, Pakistan
Internship: East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Paterson, NJ
Fellowships: General Gastroenterology, East Tennessee University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN; Advanced Endoscopy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Special Interests: Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP, EUS, EMR, etc.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Amine Hila, MDAmine Hila, MD

Title: Director, Department of Medicine; Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for GME; Medical Director, Clinical Research
Medical School: Faculté de Médecine de Tunis
Residency: Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Clinical and Research in Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina
Special Interests: Motility and GERD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Ali Marhaba, MDAli Marhaba, MD

Title: Staff Gastroenterologist
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Residency: New York Medical College
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University at Buffalo
Special Interests: Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP and EUS)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Leslie Bank, MDLeslie Bank, MD

Title: Section Chief, GI Department; Director of Infusion Service; Director of Resident Research
Medical School: University of Cape Town
Residency: Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
Special Interests: Liver diseases and clinical research

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Gregory Scagnelli, MDGregory Scagnelli, MD

Title: Medical Director, Pediatrics
Medical School: Universidad Central el Este
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Special Interests: Pediatric IBD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Amanke Oranu, MDAmanke Oranu, MD

Title: Staff Gastroenterologist
Medical School: University of Nigeria
Residency: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Special Interests: Hepatology and IBD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Fellows

Current Fellows Medical School
Saif Bella, MD Beirut Arab University Faculty of Medicine
Nazif Chowdhury, MD Ross University School of Medicine
Mohammad Abidi, MD St. George’s University School of Medicine

Stipends and Benefits

Salary: $61,380

Insurance Coverage

  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO).  UHSH covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
  • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy or through mail order.
  • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
  • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Vision Insurance:  Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Direct Deposit

Personal Time Off:  (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses):  27 days

Moving Allowance: A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.

Professional Development Fund: Each fellow is allotted $1,500/year to be used towards professional development, conferences, books, tablets/computers, software, stethoscopes, etc.

Academic Appointments:  All fellows receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.

Athletic/Gym Privileges: Fellows have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.

Licensure:  Obtaining a full New York medical license is required of fellows. NYS licensure fees are covered by GME.

To Apply

Applicants are required to have successfully completed a residency in Internal Medicine from an ACGME accredited program. The interested applicant should apply to our program using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), September through November 1st, to include the following materials:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3), including 1 from your Residency Program Director
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcript

For more information, email: medical.education@nyuhs.org