Dr. Boston’s favorite aspect of GI is Advanced Endoscopy, particularly third space endoscopy. Her favorite things about the UAMS GI Fellowship is that everyone is friendly and easy to work with; the attendings are so approachable, even in the middle of the night! Outside of work she likes to travel to new domestic and international destinations, shop, watch horror films, try new cocktail recipes, and collect mugs and Starbucks tumblers. What she likes most about the Little Rock Area is how affordable it is to live here. If she wasn’t practicing medicine she would likely work in real estate, interior design, or a combination of the two. One fun fact about Dr. Boston is she still owns every CD she’s ever possessed in a CD case even though she no longer owns a CD player. For some reason, she can't bring herself to get rid of them!
Dr. Seemeen Hassan’s favorite aspect about GI is the fact she gets to work with her hands. She feels like training in GI has helped her gain dexterity and better cognitive-motor skills. She enjoys working with the patients she gets to treat in GI, too. She finds working with them to be very rewarding. Her favorite thing about the UAMS GI Fellowship is working with her friendly peers and the staff, especially Dr. Jones. She feels as though she is learning from approachable teachers. She enjoys living in Little Rock because the cost of living is affordable and the area allows for hiking. She also appreciates that Little Rock is a big city, but feels like a suburb. She enjoys cooking and trying exotic recipes when she has spare time. You can also catch her walking at the parks near her home and practicing meditation. If she weren’t practicing medicine she would likely pursue something in education because she enjoys teaching others. One fun fact about Dr. Hassan is she can sing reasonably well and enjoys the arts!
Dr. Kaur enjoys all things related to Hepatology. Her favorite thing about the UAMS GI Fellowship is the faculty she gets to work alongside. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. In fact, she enjoys the Little Rock area because she feels it is family friendly, has warm weather, and plenty to do outside.
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.