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Introducing our newest AGA Future Leaders

Meet the 18 exceptional early career gastroenterologists and hepatologists selected for our 2022-2023 leadership development program.

We’re thrilled to announce the 18 distinguished early career gastroenterologists and hepatologists selected for our 2022-2023 class of AGA Future Leaders. Our program cultivates effective leadership skills for professional advancement in AGA and within the field of digestive diseases. Over the next 18 months, participants will work with AGA mentors on projects linked to their career development and strategic priorities addressing the future of the field.

AGA Future Leaders Class of 2022-2023

  • Jordan Axelrad, MD, MPH, New York University Grossman School of Medicine
  • Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Elisa Katherine Boden, MD, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS, FACG, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD, Stanford University
  • Luke J. Engelking, MD, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Phil Hart, MD, The Ohio State University
  • Patrick Hickey, DO, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Maia Kayal, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Leila Kia, MD, Northwestern University
  • Joanna Melia, MD, John Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Amit Patel, MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Sonali Paul, MD, MS, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Nicole Rich, MD, MSCS, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Shazia Siddique, MD, MSHP, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pooja Singhal, MD, FACG, DABOM, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital
  • Matthew Whitson, MD, MSEd, Hofstra-Northwell
  • Kelley Yan, MD, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

“Each of the 18 early career members selected for the 2022-2023 Future Leaders Program has talent, skills, leadership ambition and a passion for advancing our field. Through mentoring, leadership training and networking, we look forward to helping to advance the careers of these rising stars in gastroenterology.”
John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF
AGA Institute President

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