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3rd Year Fellow

Hometown - Des Moines, Iowa

Undergrad - Saint John’s University (Minnesota)

Medical School - University of Iowa

Residency - Indiana University (Riley Hospital for Children)

Career Interests - Inflammatory bowel disease, interprofessional communication, and shared decision-making

Hobbies/Interests outside of work - Endurance sports

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Why Utah Pediatric gastroenterology? I chose to complete my fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital because of the people.  The University of Utah Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is staffed by intelligent, compassionate, funny, well-rounded providers who work together to provide both excellent patient care and high-quality teaching.  The size of the program (one fellow per year) facilitates a personalized learning environment that affords opportunities for mentorship in multiple domains (e.g. career development, clinical research, endoscopy, and quality improvement) and means that fellows don’t have to compete for procedures.

What's your favorite part about living in Salt Lake City? Salt Lake City is an amazing place to live and work.  The access to the outdoors is incredible.  No matter where you live, you’re a short (i.e. minutes) drive, ride, or run from smoothly paved canyon roads, secluded singletrack, groomed Nordic trails, and local craigs.  The views from the hospital are breathtaking (although seeing people riding mountain bikes while you’re sitting at your desk dictating may make you jealous).

What cool research/advocacy/education/scholarly work are you participating in? My research involves the creation of a database that will capture all of the pediatric patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease within the Intermountain system over the last decade.  I am specifically interested in investigating post-colectomy outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis.

What has been a standout rotation or teaching experience you've been part of as a fellow? Our hepatologists and transplant surgeons are incredible teachers, spending time on rounds, between consults, and even in the middle of the night helping fellows to understand the context behind complex medical decisions.

What is something you didn't know before coming to Utah that you wish you did? I underestimated the importance of hydration in the high desert (I woke up with a headache every day for a month after moving to Utah)!

What are your plans following fellowship? I plan to pursue a career in academic pediatric gastroenterology, with an emphasis on providing comprehensive care to patients living with inflammatory bowel disease.

What made you decide to come to Utah? I decided to come to Utah because I knew that I would get an excellent education in a beautiful place with opportunities to pursue my passions outside of medicine.

What are you doing next year?  I plan to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree through the University of Utah while continuing to care for patients as a second and third-year fellow.

2nd Year Fellow

Hometown - Johnston, RI

Undergrad- Boston College

Medical school - Tufts University School of Medicine

Career interests/interests within pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Childhood obesity

Hobbies/interests outside of work- Ice hockey, soccer, Olympic lifting, guitar, trail running

Career before medicine (if applicable)- None

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Why Utah Pediatric gastroenterology? Fantastic program with a group of practitioners that are passionate about teaching. 

What is your favorite part about our program? 1 fellow per year gives fellows great opportunity to gain procedural skills.

What's your favorite part about living in Salt Lake City? Access to the outdoors is unparalleled. 

What cool research/advocacy/education/scholarly work are you participating in? Eosinophilic esophagitis Utah data base research. 

What has been a standout rotation or teaching experience you've been part of as a fellow? N/A

What is something you didn't know before coming to Utah that you wish you did? Inversion during the winter time. 

What are your plans following fellowship? Likely academic practice with focus on interventional procedures

What made you decide to come to Utah? Again great program and personal reasons (my wife is in her orthopedic residency here at Utah)

What are you doing next year?  Being a first year fellow, taking the Pediatric Boards, hopefully doing some travel pending COVID restrictions

1st Year Fellow

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Undergrad: University of Iowa

Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Career interests/interests within pediatrics: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and GI disease in CF patients.

Hobbies/interests outside of work: Spending time outdoors, yoga, and cooking

Why Utah Pediatric gastroenterology? Besides it being a great program overall with a wide variety of pathology due to its large catchment area, I chose Utah because of its awesome faculty. Interviewing virtually was challenging and connecting with faculty was important to me. Everyone was easy going and approachable.

What is your favorite part about our program? The close-knit faculty and the great learning environment they create.

What's your favorite part about living in Salt Lake City? The access to the outdoors all year round is amazing.

What cool research/advocacy/education/scholarly work are you participating in?  Prior to starting my fellowship, I worked with faculty on submitting a research grant. I was awarded the CFF (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) grant for my research project on “Cystic Fibrosis-Related Liver Disease in Utah Children” that I will be conducting throughout my fellowship.

What has been a standout rotation or teaching experience you've been part of as a fellow?  N/A

What is something you didn't know before coming to Utah that you wish you did? The time it would take for me to adjust to the elevation coming from sea level.

What are your plans following fellowship?  I am considering doing an extra year in Hepatology.

What made you decide to come to Utah?  It’s a well-rounded program in a place that offers a great quality of life.

What are you doing next year?  Plan to earn my MSCI (Master of Science in Clinical Investigation) degree while continuing to work on research and expanding my clinical skills.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Anna Earmarth

ANNA ERMARTH, MD, MS

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Catalina Jaramillo

CATALINA JARAMILLO, MD, MS

Contact Us

Program Coordinator:
Christie Davis

program coordinator christine

Email: christie.davis@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-662-5710

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