NASPGHAN Fellow

Attainment of the prestigious Fellow of NASPGHAN status is reserved for those NASPGHAN members that have made significant contributions to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition. Members with a strong career track record for success as clinicians, physician scientists (MD/DO, MD/DO/PhD) or researchers (PhD/ MSC) in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition are encouraged to apply. Fellow status can be attained by meeting all criteria for either Clinical Practice or Research expertise. The NASPGHAN Executive Council will review all applications, focusing on the quality and breadth of clinical, research and educational contributions and service to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

Benefits of becoming a Fellow of NASPGHAN

  1. Provides recognition and award of career accomplishments and is the hallmark of long-standing professional commitment to NASPGHAN. Tangible recognition includes receipt of a certificate upon acceptance as a Fellow and a ribbon denoting your Fellow status at all future annual meetings.
  2. The distinction of adding “Fellow of NASPGHAN” (NASPGHAN-F) in professional activities (i.e. within email signature, national/international presentations)
  3. Opportunity to participate in mentoring junior faculty and trainees
  4. Increases connections with other distinguished Fellow awardees
  5. Ability to pre-register and obtain housing prior to regular enrollment for annual meetings

Eligibility Requirements

Clinical Practice

  • Current member of NASPGHAN with a minimum of 10 consecutive years of NASPGHAN membership
  • Attendance in at least five NASPGHAN Annual Meetings in past 10 years
  • Active clinical practice in the care of children with GI/Liver/Nutrition disease for the last 10 years
  • Demonstration of significant achievement in practice based on meeting 2 of the 5 following criteria:
  • Leadership position in NASPGHAN, local GI society or other medical society
  • Recognized community service and/or advocacy related to pediatric GI
  • Clinical faculty appointment in a teaching hospital or academic center
  • Investigator/ co-investigator for clinical research
  • Leadership position in local hospital

Research

  • Current member of NASPGHAN with a minimum of 10 consecutive years of NASPGHAN membership preceding request for Fellow status
  • Attendance in at least five NASPGHAN Annual Meetings in past 10 years
  • Faculty appointment in a teaching hospital or academic medical center
  • Completion of post-doctoral training (i.e. fellowship, PhD, MPH, APRN)
  • At least 20 peer-reviewed full publications

NASPGHAN-F Members (as of June 2020)

Ashish Patel MD

John A. Barnard MD

Eric Benchimol MD

Athos Bousvaros MD, MPH

Mitchell B. Cohen MD

Carlo Di Lorenzo MD

Sesi Dosunmu-Ogunbi MD

Douglas Fishman MD

Lawrence M. Gartner MD

Benjamin D. Gold MD

Melanie K. Greifer MD

James Heubi MD

Melvin Heyman MD, MPH

Jeannie Huang MD, PhD

Samar Ibrahim MBChB

Marsha Kay MD

Rohit Kohli MBBS, MS

Ian H. Leibowitz MD

B UK Li MD

Jenifer Lightdale MD, MPH

Cara Mack MD

Adam G. Mezoff MD, CPE, AGAF

Karen F. Murray MD

Jay A. Perman MD, FAAP

John Pohl MD

Philip Rosenthal MD

Shehzad Saeed MD

Rinarani Sanghavi MD, MBA, MBBS

Kathleen B. Schwarz MD

Philip M. Sherman MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Justine Turner MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Jon A. Vanderhoof MD

W Allan Walker MD, FAAP

Harland S. Winter MD

Partners:

The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition