Dr. Augustine’s favorite aspect of GI is the diversity of pathologies handled within the GI system and its multiple organs. He also enjoys the challenge that comes with maintaining the proper balance between cognitive and procedural skills in treating GI patients. His favorite thing about the UAMS GI Fellowship is the support and encouragement from the faculty and staff in regards to cultural diversity. His favorite thing about the Little Rock area is how he can enjoy every bit of Little Rock without worrying about the “hustle and bustle” that comes with a big city. He likes to read, watch movies, and spend time with his family in his off time. If he wasn’t pursuing medicine he would likely be a college professor.
Dr. Koenen enjoys Endoscopy, but appreciates how broad the field of GI is with the many sub-specialties there are. His favorite thing about the UAMS GI Fellowship is the Co-Fellows he gets to share the experience with. He enjoys living in Little Rock because the commute to work is easy and the living is affordable. In his free time, he enjoys all things Formula 1/Moto GP, grabbing a cup of coffee, and reading. If he weren’t a doctor he’d be a Formula One Team Principal.
Dr. Roark’s favorite aspect of GI is the ability to see patients in clinical practice, and also having the tools to treat them, directly, endoscopically. His favorite thing about the UAMS GI Fellowship is the group of people he gets to work with. He loves Little Rock because everything he could need is within 5 minutes of his home. His also thinks his community is truly incredible. When he has down time he enjoys running, cross training, trying new foods, playing tennis and spending time with his family. If he wasn’t a doctor, he would likely own his own business of some sort. One fun fact about Dr. Roark is he is double jointed!
Dr. Cezar’s favorite aspect of GI is the versatility within the specialty. She feels as though she has choices regarding her career path; she can be more clinically based or procedurally based. Her favorite thing about the UAMS GI Fellowship is the collegiality amongst the fellowship program. Outside of work she likes to watch horror films, try new restaurants, and travel. Her favorite thing about the Little Rock area is how affordable the cost of living is in comparison to other areas and states. If she wasn’t practicing medicine she would want to be a food blogger or food critic. One fun fact about Dr. Cezar is she is a “Beyonce Stan” #Beyhive.
Dr. Khan enjoys the very diverse set of pathologies GI has to offer. He also likes completing the procedures that are necessary to treat patients. His favorite thing about the GI division is how super supportive the attendings are. He feels like his mentors genuinely want him to succeed. He likes that the staff and patients are always nice, and enjoys how he was able to get scoping experience from day one of his fellowship. Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Khan enjoys traveling, binge-watching Masterchef, and watching Houston sports teams. His favorite thing about Little Rock is the outdoors activities and the weather in Arkansas. He also appreciates the little traffic for the area. If he wasn’t a doctor he would likely be a food critic, or maybe a fantasy football expert. He would have probably been forced into some sort of engineering, too.
Dr. Mann truly enjoys everything about GI. Her favorite thing about the UAMS GI Fellowship is the supportive faculty members, and the great camaraderie they have amongst the fellows and faculty. She believes the program leadership goes above and beyond to ensure the well-being of the fellows. She also enjoys the large variety of pathology the patient population offers. In her free time, she like to explore the outdoors, try new restaurants, and spend time with her family and friends. Her favorite thing about the Little Rock area is the amount of opportunities there are for outdoor activities. If she wasn’t a doctor, she believes she’d pursue teaching.
Dr. Johnson is most excited about working and learning from different faculty members, getting more procedural experience, and becoming a knowledgeable sub-specialist. He picked UAMS because “UAMS is home. I was born and raised in Little Rock. My family is here, and UAMS is such a major resource for the people who call Arkansas home like me.” When he’s not working, Dr. Johnson likes to travel with his wife and friends, attend and watch Razorback basketball games, and he is an avid karaoke participant. If he wasn’t pursuing a career in medicine he would likely be a residential redeveloper, flipping and renovating homes. He would also want to build a multi-level event venue in Central Arkansas and host major social and corporate events. One fun fact about Dr. Johnson is that his favorite animal is a lion. “I like their power, strength, bravery, courage, and fearlessness.”
Dr. Perez Del Nogal's favorite aspect of GI is the balance between inpatient consultations, outpatient care, and performing procedures. What she appreciates most about the program is the exceptional support she has received from the UAMS GI Fellowship team since joining. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, trying new foods, traveling, and participating in outdoors activities - something she loves about Little Rock. If she wasn’t a doctor, she would be a travel or food blogger.
Dr. Timmermann is most excited about learning from highly qualified and experienced attending physicians. UAMS is Dr. Timmermann’s home institution, and he knew that this program would “prepare [him] for a successful career as a gastroenterologist.” Outside of work, Dr. Timmermann likes to eat at local restaurants with his friends, play with his dogs, spend time on Lake Hamilton, and attend Razorback football games. If he wasn’t pursuing medicine, he would likely be living a “stay at home dog dad” lifestyle. One fun fact about him is that he is an expert whistler.