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Current Fellows

Class of 2019

Rebecca Busch

Rebecca Busch, MD

Title and Workplace
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:
Undergraduate: B.A in Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
General Surgery Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2019

Professional Aspiration:
Work as an acute care surgeon at an academic institution and run a nutrition support team; research ways to improve nutrition support during critical illness; improve nutrition education among general surgery residents.

Areas of Academic Interest:
Nutrition in critical care
Enteral nutrition
Gastrointestinal immune system
Microbiome
Drug shortages

Vikram Christian



Vikram J. Christian, MD

Title and Workplace
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:

Medical School: Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India
Residency (Pediatrics): Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI
Fellowship (Pediatric Gastroenterology): Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2019

Professional Aspiration:
In my practice as an academic pediatric gastroenterologist, I hope to provide evidence-based, high-quality patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Areas of Academic Interest:
Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure
Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Home Parenteral Nutrition
Malnutrition

Caitlin Homberger Green


Caitlin Homberger Green, MD

Title and Workplace
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
Internal Medicine Residency and internship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2019

Professional Aspiration:
Establish a clinical nutrition center within the gastroenterology division at the Medical University of South Carolina. Develop a formal nutrition curriculum for the fellowship.

Areas of Academic Interest:
Nutrition support
Celiac disease, malabsorption and other nutritional complications of gastrointestinal diseases.

Endashaw Omer


Endashaw Omer, MD MPH

Title and Workplace
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:
Undergraduate: B.A in Chemistry, Johns Hopkins, University, Baltimore, Maryland
Gondar College of Medical Sciences, Gondar, Ethiopia

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2019

Professional Aspiration:
Advance my clinical nutrition knowledge and skills to become the go to expert in nutrition at University of Louisville in particular and Kentucky in general. I will work hard to publish in clinical nutrition and gain national and international recognition.

Areas of Academic Interest:
Clinical nutrition and Enteral access

Sadeq Quraishi

Sadeq A. Quaraishi, MD, MHA, MMSc

Title and Workplace
Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:
Undergraduate: McGill University (Physical Therapy)
Graduate: Penn State University (Health Administration/Doctor of Medicine), Harvard University
(Clinical & Translational Science)
Post-graduate: Penn State University (Anesthesiology), Johns Hopkins University (Critical Care Medicine)

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2019

Professional Aspiration:
1) To develop a robust perioperative nutrition research program at Tufts serving as a national model
2) To become Chairman at an academic department of Anesthesiology in the United States
3) To become Dean at an academically oriented School of Nutrition in the United States

Areas of Academic Interest:
1) Micronutrients to modulate immune responses during stress and critical illness
2) Screening for malnutrition and risk stratification
3) Strategies for assessing and preserving skeletal muscle mass during critical illness

David WIlliams




David A. Williams, MD, MPH

Title and Workplace
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:
Columbia University, New York; SUNY
Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2019

Professional Aspiration:
Distinguished researcher in perioperative nutrition

Areas of Academic Interest:
impact of malnutrition on surgical outcomes in the general population; the
impact of race and ethnicity on malnutrition and surgery; the impact of perioperative malnutrition optimization on surgical outcomes.

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