Trainee and early-career members made an impact in the GI field this past year, especially through contributing to and engaging in various collaborations via the American Gastroenterological Association’s member-only online discussion forum – the.
We’re proud to announce that the title of 2017 top contributor is held by an early-career member: Meet Dmitriy Kedrin, MD, PhD, of Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., and find out a little more about how the AGA Community is an important part of his routine in this brief Q&A session.
Thanks for being such an active member of the AGA Community! Why do you contribute?
“I think it is important for GI docs to be a part of a larger community, stay informed on the latest guidelines, research publications, and approaches to difficult cases, where more than one road can be taken. I feel that it is a great forum for someone like me, a relatively junior gastroenterologist.”
Why do you enjoy being part of the AGA Community?
“I find the case discussions informative. I learn a great deal about current trends and opinions on important topics in the GI world.”
What do you like to do in your free time?
“I bake bread and run a gastroenterology literature review podcast called ‘GI Pearls.’ ”
What’s your approach to handling a difficult patient case you come across in your practice?
“I often seek advice of other clinicians, some with more expertise in a particular area. I also go to the literature and try to learn more that way, to help expand my differential as well as figure out the best therapeutic approach.”
Was there a conversation in the AGA Community in 2017 that was your favorite?
“Oh, there were several. I recall a patient case where there were several thought leaders in the field who had a disagreement about the best approach to treatment. The work-life balance conversation was also very good. I also enjoyed reading about different opinions regarding the values of clinical versus observational trials that happened a while back.”
Here are other trainee and early-career members who made the list of top contributors in the AGA Community last year:
- Avinash Ketwaroo, MD
- Hüseyin Bozkurt, MD
- Peter Liang, MD, MPH
- Fola May, MD, PhD
- Richa Shukla, MD
- Arthur Beyder, MD, PhD
- Shazia Siddique, MD
- Brigid Boland, MD
Check the achievements section of your AGA Communityto see whether you made the list. We look forward to seeing you all in the forum in 2018!