1. Minnesota


  1. Gastroenterology and Hepatology


  1. Clinician Investigator Fellow - Gastrointestinal Fellow, Laboratory of Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. Enteric Neuroscience Program, Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
  2. Internship/Residency - Internal Medicine Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD / PhD University at Buffalo
  4. BS - Biophysics, Mathematics University at Buffalo
  5. Fellow - Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine


  1. Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Donald C. Balfour Research Award, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Research, 2014
  • J Arnold Bargen Research Award, Mayo Clinic, 2014
  • Academic Skills Workshop Travel Award, AGA-AASLD, 2014
  • Fellowship2Leadership Travel Award, Salix, 2013
  • Young Investigator Award, ANMS-FBG, 2011
  • Loan Repayment Program Grant, National Institute of Health, 2010-2012
  • Clinician Investigator, General Mills Foundation, 2010
  • Inventor of the Year, 2nd Place, Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association, 2009
  • TEC Business Plan Competition, 2nd Pl ($10K), Panasci, 2006
  • Research Fellowship, NASA, 1997-1998
  • National Nanofabrication Users Newwork REU, National Institute of Health, 1997
  • Space Grant for Summer Research, NASA/Cornell, 1996
  • Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Buffalo, New York, 1995-1997


  • Motility and general GI clinics
  • Endoscopy practice
  • Basic mechanisms of GI motility disorders
  • Enteroendocrine cell physiology, specifically enterochromaffin cell mechanosensitivity


See my publications


See a description of research activities.


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