2021 Emerging Liver Scholars

Now in its tenth year, AASLD Foundation's Emerging Liver Scholars program will host 30 young physicians at The Liver Meeting® 2021.

Chosen from a highly qualified applicant pool of individuals, these trainees have received grants covering travel, housing, and meeting expenses. In addition to attending the meeting with an AASLD member/mentor from their institution, the ELS attendees will have the opportunity to attend special events specifically suited to their current and future academic needs.

Meet the 2021 Emerging Liver Scholars


2021 Guadalupe (Lupe) Garcia-Tsao, MD Emerging Liver Scholar

Brittany Rocque, MDBrittany
University of Southern California

The 2021 Guadalupe (Lupe) Garcia-Tsao, MD Emerging Liver Scholar Award is made possible through the Guadalupe (Lupe) Garcia-Tsao Fund for Future Hepatology Leaders.



2021 Bruce A. Luxon Emerging Liver Scholar 

Guergana Panayotova, MDGuergana
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

The 2021 Bruce A. Luxon Emerging Liver Scholar Award is made possible through the Luxon Family Fund for Emerging Liver Scholars.



2021 Emerging Liver Scholars

Manik Aggarwal, MBBS, MDManik
Cleveland Clinic




Jihad Aljabban, MDJihad
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics




Ashwini Arvind, MBBSAshwini
UT Southwestern




Fabian Bolte, MDFabian
University of Virginia




Jose Carlos Cessa, MDJose
Hospital Universitario




Phillip Chen, MDPhillip
University of California, Los Angeles




Chansong Choi, MDChansong
Mayo Clinic Rochester




Maya Deeb, MDMaya
University of Toronto




Harmeet Singh Dhani, MDHarmeet
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital




Jacob DiBattista, MDJacob
University of Michigan




Merve Gurakar, MDMerve
Johns Hopkins Hospital




Claire Harrington, MDClaire
Northwestern Memorial Hospital




James H. Helzberg, MDJames
Duke University




Eric Kwong, MD, PhDEric
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles




Fei-Pi Lin, MDFei-Pi
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center




Ahmed Ali Memon, MDAhmed
University of Cincinnati Medical Center




Kawthar Mohamed, MD Kawthar
Indiana University School of Medicine




William Park, MDWilliam
Boston University Medical Center




Michael Pimienta, MDMichael
Keck School of Medicine of USC




Hani Shamseddeen, MDHani
Indiana University School of Medicine




Disha Sharma, MBBSDisha
Georgetown University/ MedStar Washington Hospital Center




Achintya D. Singh, MDAchintya
Cleveland Clinic




Harry Sutton, MBBS Harry
Toronto Hospital for Sick Children




Linnea Swanson, MDLinnea
University of Michigan




Emily Truong, MD Emily
Cedars Sinai Medical Center




Muhammad Waleed, MDMuhammad
University of South Dakota




Rochelle Wong, MDRochelle
Weill Cornell Medical College




Dor Yoeli, MDDor
University of Colorado

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