A Brief History of the Fellows’ Corner

Stephen Kim, MD, a third year GI fellow at the UCLA Medical Center and current Dr. Stephen Kimco-editor of the Fellows’ Corner, provides an abbreviated history of the Fellows’ Corner column.

In January 2005, the first Fellows’ Corner column was published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy while under the direction of Editor-in-Chief, George Triadafilopoulos, MD. From the onset, the purpose of the Fellows’ Corner has been to provide a dedicated page within the journal to address issues pertinent to the fellow-in-training. The column typically asks guest authors to write on a wide range of topics specific to fellows. Such topics have included finding job opportunities after fellowship, contract negotiation, succeeding in research, and further training.

The column’s first Editor, Kevin Peifer, MD, was a fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The Fellows’ Corner has since had six editors who have served for two-year terms. Many of the previous editors of the Fellows’ Corner have gone on to successful careers with most pursuing academic positions throughout the country. Here is the list of previous editors, years as editor, and their current appointments.

  • Kevin Peifer, 2005-2006: Rockford Gastroenterology Associates in Rockford, Illinois
  • Jonathan Buscaglia, 2006–2008: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Juan Carlos Bucobo, 2008–2010: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Gaurav Arora, 2010–2012: University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine
  • Mouen Khashab, 2010–2012: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Reem Sharaiha (2012–present): New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

The Fellows’ Corner has continued its successful run in GIE and is currently published every other month. If you would like to see any particular topics discussed in the Fellows’ Corner, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at stephenkim@mednet.ucla.edu.

Find the most recent Fellows’ Corner articles on the GIE website.

The information presented in Endoscopedia reflects the opinions of the authors and does not represent the position of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). ASGE expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and is not liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, information, or procedures set forth.

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