Alumni Testimonials and Prior Graduates

Matthew Moeller (2011), Gastroenterology

I am currently the Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. We currently have sixteen gastroenterologists and ten physician assistants. Spectrum Health Medical Group is a large multi specialty group with over 1500 health care providers.

My role is divided into administrative, clinical, and education. My clinical duties are split between caring for very sick patients at two quaternary level hospitals and doing endoscopy and clinic at an outpatient facility. I also am a clinical educator and an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Medical students and residents often rotate with us.

Henry Ford positively impacted me in several ways. One, it was one of the few fellowships that had a very strong gastroenterology and liver program. I felt having a good grasp of inpatient liver disease, including exposure to transplant, was critical to my future. This has proven true in practice as I often see very sick liver pathology and feel very comfortable treating it. Two, Henry Ford offered a quaternary level hospital setting with great pathology, yet also had a community hospital setting to care for more bread and butter cases. This combination allowed me to see the sickest patients in a large city setting, yet also enabled me to care for more common GI complaints in the suburbs. Three, I loved the idea of getting exposure to advanced endoscopy during my first 3 years of fellowship, which made this program very unique. I am now able to use these ERCP skills in my practice. Four and most importantly, Henry Ford had very approachable and knowledgeable senior staff, which I even noted initially on my interview day. I interviewed at over fifteen programs and truly felt Ford physicians were the friendliest and most down to earth. This also was proven true as I was trained very well and still have close friendships with several of them years later.

Jeff Tang (2011), Gastroenterology

I graduated from the Henry Ford Gastroenterology fellowship in 2011. I was fortunate to be selected one of the chief fellows. I was even more fortunate to be hired as a senior staff for the division. I maintain a general gastroenterology clinic out of our Columbus Center clinic in Novi. In addition to general GI patients, I have a strong interested in hereditary colon cancers and also help cover our capsule endoscopy and ERCP services in the area. Life after fellowship has been quite an experience. It may be hard to believe, but I feel that there is more to learn after fellowship than within it. The transition to a staff gastroenterology has a steep learning curve. I do feel that I was more than prepared for that transition. During my fellowship, I was exposed to such a wide range of experiences. The exposure to Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, IBD, advanced endoscopy and more were priceless. Moreover, I was taught by world renowned experts in the field. It’s no surprise that the fellowship hosts visiting fellows from other programs. My training is the cornerstone to my success and passion for this field.

Sumit Singla, MD (2014) Interventional

I graduated from the GI fellowship program at Henry Ford in 2014, and served as chief GI fellow in my third year. I was new to Henry Ford when I started my fellowship, but quickly fell in love with the hospital and (particularly) our division. I decided to stay on for an advanced endoscopy fellowship year and was lucky enough to be hired as an interventionalist thereafter. I greatly enjoy my current practice. I spend approximately 40% of my time performing cutting edge advanced therapeutic procedures in our newly renovated interventional suite. I am the medical director of our open access colonoscopy program, which allows to me interact closely with primary care providers and learn more about the business side of medicine. I also perform conscious sedation and anesthesia based general endoscopic procedures, often with our fellows, with whom I genuinely enjoy working. I conduct clinical research with our fellows and with other departments. I was fortunate enough to be named an Hour magazine top doc in my first year, which I attribute in large part to the robust and collegial physician environment fostered within our division and hospital. I owe a great deal of my success and career satisfaction to my training at Ford, and hope you will consider joining our growing and dynamic team!

Faiza Bhatti (2016), Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialist

I joined Henry Ford in 2013 as a trainee fellow in the division of Gastroenterology. I came to Michigan with the plan of finishing my training and leaving this cold state right after my fellowship. Little that I knew, I would fall in love with this division, chief of this division and people of this division. I joined HFH in 2016 as IBD faculty and never regretted my decision even once. Since my graduation, I have been actively involved in local community to work towards the goal of making the life of IBD patients easier. I give a tremendous credit to my mentors who have set higher standards for the training of their fellows by setting great examples themselves. Today, If I am being considered as a competent physician and passionate about my career and get invited to be the speaker for local events, it is a result of the training that I received. I feel fortunate to be part of HFH GI division where I look forward to come to work every day. It is all about the work place satisfaction which I think we have plenty.

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