Mission

To create a worldwide community that encourages education, collaboration, and discussion amongst hepatology trainees

History

The story behind the creation of Liver Fellow Network (LFN) involves timing, determination, and enthusiasm.

As of early 2020, the free open-access medical education movement had been ongoing for many years and already spanned multiple medical specialties. Still, it had not yet infiltrated hepatology. Enter the coronavirus pandemic, when all types of medical training programs were forced to rethink the processes involved in resident and fellow education. Zoom conferences and Twitter-based discussions abounded.

At that time, Hersh, who was a GI fellow at Northwestern and a future transplant hepatology fellow, felt even more strongly the need for more online resources for trainees interested in liver. He only had a small network of friends and co-fellows interested in pursuing a career in hepatology, but it was more than enough. He teamed up with Lizzie, Parita, Adam, and Alex. Together, the five of them created LFN as a collaborative initiative aiming to facilitate learning and engagement amongst all trainees interested in hepatology.

History

The story behind the creation of Liver Fellow Network (LFN) involves timing, determination, and enthusiasm.

As of early 2020, the free open-access medical education movement had been ongoing for many years and already spanned multiple medical specialties. Still, it had not yet infiltrated hepatology. Enter the coronavirus pandemic, when all types of medical training programs were forced to rethink the processes involved in resident and fellow education. Zoom conferences and Twitter-based discussions abounded.

At that time, Hersh, who was a GI fellow at Northwestern and a future transplant hepatology fellow, felt even more strongly the need for more online resources for trainees interested in liver. He only had a small network of friends and co-fellows interested in pursuing a career in hepatology, but it was more than enough. He teamed up with Lizzie, Parita, Adam, and Alex. Together, the five of them created LFN as a collaborative initiative aiming to facilitate learning and engagement amongst all trainees interested in hepatology.

Fellows

Tom Couri Headshot
Tom Couri

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago

Alyson Kaplan Headshot
Alyson Kaplan

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Cornell

Sindhu Pandurangi Headshot
Sindhu Pandurangi

Content Writer

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Anahita Rabiee Headshot
Anahita Rabiee

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Yale

Kayla Hartjes Headshot
Kayla Hartjes

Content Writer

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital

Nabeel Wahid Headshot
Nabeel Wahid

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Northwestern University

Kanak Verma Headshot
Kanak Verma

Content Writer

Pediatric GI Fellow

Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Hanna Blaney Headshot
Hanna Blaney

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Maryland

Lindsay Matthews Headshot
Lindsay Matthews

Content Writer

Chief Resident

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Muyi Li Headshot
Muyi Li

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Washington

Chiara Maruggi Headshot
Chiara Maruggi

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Cleveland Clinic

Abhi Shenoy Headshot
Abhi Shenoy

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Michigan

Sasha Deutsch-Link Headshot
Sasha Deutsch-Link

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

UNC

Jessica Nguyen Headshot
Jessica Nguyen

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

Northwestern University

Jim ChunHao Lee Headshot
Jim ChunHao Lee

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

Brown University

Media Ismael Headshot
Media Ismael

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Florida

Juan Jose Gonzalez Headshot
Juan Jose Gonzalez

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Florida

Richie Manikat Headshot
Richie Manikat

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Stanford

Shruti Sakhuja Headshot
Shruti Sakhuja

Content Writer

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Texas Children's Hospital

Mian Khalid Headshot
Mian Khalid

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Maryland

Alvin Chan Headshot
Alvin Chan

Content Writer

Pediatric GI Fellow

UCLA

Greta Evaristo Headshot
Greta Evaristo

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

University of Chicago

Lizzie Aby Headshot
Lizzie Aby

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatology Fellow

University of Minnesota

Alex Vogel Headshot
Alex Vogel

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatology Fellow

Mount Sinai Hospital

Faculty

Hersh Shroff Headshot
Hersh Shroff

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatologist

University of North Carolina

Samira Farouk Headshot
Samira Farouk

Faculty Advisor

Transplant Nephrologist

Mount Sinai

Elliot Tapper Headshot
Elliot Tapper

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Michigan

Matthew Sparks Headshot
Matthew Sparks

Faculty Advisor

Nephrologist

Duke

Arpan Patel Headshot
Arpan Patel

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

UCLA

Adam Mikolajczyk Headshot
Adam Mikolajczyk

Lead Faculty Advisor

Transplant Hepatologist

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Alyssa Kriegermeier Headshot
Alyssa Kriegermeier

Pediatric Content Editor

Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

David Escobar Headshot
David Escobar

Content Editor

Surgical Pathologist

Northwestern University

Lauren Yang Headshot
Lauren Yang

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

Parita Patel Headshot
Parita Patel

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatologist

Piedmont Health

Adam Winters Headshot
Adam Winters

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatologist

Mount Sinai Hospital

Past Contributors

Atoosa Rabiee Headshot
Atoosa Rabiee

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Phoenix Bell Headshot
Phoenix Bell

'Pathology Pearls' Lead

GI Pathology Fellow

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Nneka Ufere Headshot
Nneka Ufere

Advisor

Transplant Hepatologist

Massachusetts General Hospital

Kathleen Viveiros Headshot
Kathleen Viveiros

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Aaron Huber Headshot
Aaron Huber

Content Editor

Surgical Pathologist

University of Rochester Medical Center

Christopher Moore Headshot
Christopher Moore

Faculty Advisor

Transplant Hepatologist

Northwestern

Alyssa Goldberg Headshot
Alyssa Goldberg

Pediatric Series Lead

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Colorado

Tamir Diamond Headshot
Tamir Diamond

Pediatric Series Lead

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Sarang Thaker Headshot
Sarang Thaker

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Illinois Chicago

Jennifer Wang Headshot
Jennifer Wang

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago

Jessica Musto Headshot
Jessica Musto

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Melissa Kaltenbach Headshot
Melissa Kaltenbach

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Pennsylvania

Ayesha Siddique Headshot
Ayesha Siddique

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

Brown University

Erin Cleveland Headshot
Erin Cleveland

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Washington

Bilal Asif Headshot
Bilal Asif

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Maryland

Tom Couri Headshot
Tom Couri

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago

Alyson Kaplan Headshot
Alyson Kaplan

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Cornell

Sindhu Pandurangi Headshot
Sindhu Pandurangi

Content Writer

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Anahita Rabiee Headshot
Anahita Rabiee

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Yale

Kayla Hartjes Headshot
Kayla Hartjes

Content Writer

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital

Nabeel Wahid Headshot
Nabeel Wahid

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Northwestern University

Kanak Verma Headshot
Kanak Verma

Content Writer

Pediatric GI Fellow

Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Hanna Blaney Headshot
Hanna Blaney

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Maryland

Lindsay Matthews Headshot
Lindsay Matthews

Content Writer

Chief Resident

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Muyi Li Headshot
Muyi Li

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Washington

Chiara Maruggi Headshot
Chiara Maruggi

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Cleveland Clinic

Abhi Shenoy Headshot
Abhi Shenoy

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Michigan

Sasha Deutsch-Link Headshot
Sasha Deutsch-Link

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

UNC

Jessica Nguyen Headshot
Jessica Nguyen

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

Northwestern University

Jim ChunHao Lee Headshot
Jim ChunHao Lee

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

Brown University

Media Ismael Headshot
Media Ismael

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Florida

Juan Jose Gonzalez Headshot
Juan Jose Gonzalez

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Florida

Richie Manikat Headshot
Richie Manikat

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

Stanford

Shruti Sakhuja Headshot
Shruti Sakhuja

Content Writer

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Texas Children's Hospital

Mian Khalid Headshot
Mian Khalid

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Maryland

Alvin Chan Headshot
Alvin Chan

Content Writer

Pediatric GI Fellow

UCLA

Greta Evaristo Headshot
Greta Evaristo

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

University of Chicago

Lizzie Aby Headshot
Lizzie Aby

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatology Fellow

University of Minnesota

Alex Vogel Headshot
Alex Vogel

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatology Fellow

Mount Sinai Hospital

Hersh Shroff Headshot
Hersh Shroff

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatologist

University of North Carolina

Samira Farouk Headshot
Samira Farouk

Faculty Advisor

Transplant Nephrologist

Mount Sinai

Elliot Tapper Headshot
Elliot Tapper

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Michigan

Matthew Sparks Headshot
Matthew Sparks

Faculty Advisor

Nephrologist

Duke

Arpan Patel Headshot
Arpan Patel

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

UCLA

Adam Mikolajczyk Headshot
Adam Mikolajczyk

Lead Faculty Advisor

Transplant Hepatologist

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Alyssa Kriegermeier Headshot
Alyssa Kriegermeier

Pediatric Content Editor

Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

David Escobar Headshot
David Escobar

Content Editor

Surgical Pathologist

Northwestern University

Lauren Yang Headshot
Lauren Yang

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center

Parita Patel Headshot
Parita Patel

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatologist

Piedmont Health

Adam Winters Headshot
Adam Winters

Co-Founder

Transplant Hepatologist

Mount Sinai Hospital

Atoosa Rabiee Headshot
Atoosa Rabiee

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Phoenix Bell Headshot
Phoenix Bell

'Pathology Pearls' Lead

GI Pathology Fellow

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Nneka Ufere Headshot
Nneka Ufere

Advisor

Transplant Hepatologist

Massachusetts General Hospital

Kathleen Viveiros Headshot
Kathleen Viveiros

Content Editor

Transplant Hepatologist

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Aaron Huber Headshot
Aaron Huber

Content Editor

Surgical Pathologist

University of Rochester Medical Center

Christopher Moore Headshot
Christopher Moore

Faculty Advisor

Transplant Hepatologist

Northwestern

Alyssa Goldberg Headshot
Alyssa Goldberg

Pediatric Series Lead

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Colorado

Tamir Diamond Headshot
Tamir Diamond

Pediatric Series Lead

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Sarang Thaker Headshot
Sarang Thaker

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Illinois Chicago

Jennifer Wang Headshot
Jennifer Wang

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Chicago

Jessica Musto Headshot
Jessica Musto

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Melissa Kaltenbach Headshot
Melissa Kaltenbach

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Pennsylvania

Ayesha Siddique Headshot
Ayesha Siddique

Content Writer

Pathology Fellow

Brown University

Erin Cleveland Headshot
Erin Cleveland

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Washington

Bilal Asif Headshot
Bilal Asif

Content Writer

Gastroenterology Fellow

University of Maryland

Mission

To create a worldwide community that encourages education, collaboration, and discussion amongst hepatology trainees

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