Digestive and Liver Diseases Fellows

First Year Fellows

Dr. Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper, M.D.

Medical School: UT Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Dr. Pooja Dharwadkar

Pooja Dharwadkar, M.D.

Medical School: University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Benjamin Elsbernd

Benjamin Elsbernd, M.D.

Medical School: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Maddie Kubiliun

Maddie Kubiliun, M.D.

Medical School: University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Nikhil Seth

Nikhil Seth, M.D.

Medical School: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency Training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Thomas Tielleman

Thomas Tielleman, M.D.

Medical School: UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Second Year Fellows

Ariel Aday, M.D.

Ariel Aday, M.D.

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Balaji Ayyar, M.D.

Balaji Ayyar, M.D.

Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, Texas
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Abhishek Bhandari, M.D.

Abhishek Bhandari, M.D.

Medical School: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Residency Training: University of California at San Diego, California

Randy Chung, M.D.

Randy Chung, M.D.

Medical School: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Residency Training: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Mark Pedersen, M.D.

Mark Pedersen, M.D.

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency Training: Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Neema Saraiya, M.D.

Neema Saraiya, M.D.

Medical School: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Residency Training: University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois

Brandon Szeto, M.D.

Brandon Szeto, M.D.

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency Training: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Third Year Fellows

Tien-Chun Chen, M.D.

Tien-Chun Chen, M.D.

Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
Residency Training: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Eimile Dalton-Fitzgerald, M.D.

Eimile Dalton-Fitzgerald, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Kayci Huff-Hardi, M.D.

Kayci Huff-Hardi, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Ken Nguyen, M.D.

Ken Nguyen, M.D.

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Residency Training: Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, California

Michelle Pearlman, M.D.

Michelle Pearlman, M.D.

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Residency Training: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California

Richard Robbins, M.D.

Richard Robbins, M.D.

Chief Fellow
Medical School: 
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Ioana Smith, M.D.

Ioana Smith, M.D.

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Residency Training: University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Alabama

T32 Fellows

Doan Dao, M.D.

Doan Dao, M.D.

Medical School: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Jan Petrasek, M.D., Ph.D.

Jan Petrasek, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Advanced Endoscopy Fellow

Dr. Shiv Desai

Shiv Desai, M.D.

Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine, Dallas, TX
Residency Training: Mayo Clinic Graduate Medical Education Rochester, MN
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Transplant Hepatology Fellow

Nicole Rich, M.D.

Nicole Rich, M.D.

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Residency Training: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas