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Current Fellows

Class of 2018

Kerstin Austin




Kerstin (Kerri) Austin, MD

Biography
Gastroenterology Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Assistant Professor (beginning July 2018) University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Gastroenterology Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2018

Professional Aspiration:
Start a multidisciplinary clinic at the University of Wisconsin with pharmacy, nutrition and psychology to better address the medical, nutritional and psychologic needs of patients with complex nutritional illnesses

Areas of Academic Interest:
Short Bowel Syndrome
Celiac Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nutritional related complications of Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Sara Bonnes



Sara Bonnes, MD, MS
Biography

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:      
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Graduate: Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Internal Medicine Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2018 

Professional Aspiration:
Work as a nutrition specialist in both inpatient and outpatient nutrition; work to improve nutrition education among medical professionals

Areas of academic interest:
Home Parenteral Nutrition
Home Enteral Nutrition
Short Bowel Syndrome
Artificial nutrition in Palliative care

Matt Kaspar


Matthew Kaspar, MD
Biography
Gastroenterology Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:              
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Internal Medicine Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Gastroenterology Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship:  2018

Professional Aspiration:
Academic gastroenterologist at a leading university

Areas of academic interest:
The role of malnutrition in chronic disease states in gastroenterology
TPN-associated liver disease
Diagnosis and management of sarcopenia in various disease states
Procedural and medical management of obesity
Medical and procedural management of complications of surgical and endoscopic bariatric interventions

Janese Laster


Janese S Laster, MD 
Biography
Gastroenterology Fellow at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:             
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Pre-Medicine, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Internal Medicine Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Gastroenterology Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC  

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2018

Professional Aspiration:
After completion of my Gastroenterology fellowship, I plan to specialize in the treatment of obesity and its subsequent disease processes as a chronic condition with a holistic approach via nutrition, lifestyle coaching, mediation, therapy, exercise, pharmacologic and bariatric endoscopic interventions. 

Areas of academic interest: 
Nutrition in obesity and weight management
Nutrition in IBS and SIBO
Microbiome changes with diet and the effects on weight
Bariatric endoscopy for less invasive treatments of obesity 

Annie Nagengast


Andrea (Annie) Nagengast, MD
Biography
Fellow, Surgical Critical Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:             
Undergraduate: Bachelor Fine Arts in Studio Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Medical Training: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
General Surgery Residency: Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2018

Professional Aspiration:
Professor of surgery in an academic institution where I am involved in both the care of critically ill surgical patients and the education of residents

Areas of academic interest:
Trauma
Surgical Critical Care

Jason Paul Rocha




Jason Paul Rocha, MD 

Biography
Gastroenterology Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

Location of Undergraduate Degree and Medical Training:             
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Gastroenterology Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 

Year of Nestle Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 2018

Professional Aspiration:
To become a board certified gastroenterologist with expertise in evidence-based enteral and parenteral nutrition to treat a wide variety of illnesses and complications that affect the digestive system 

Areas of academic interest:
Bariatric medicine
Liver metabolism and pathophysiology
Malnutrition
Pancreatitis
Short Bowel Syndrome

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