GI Division to Welcome 7 New Fellows in 2020

Published on 
February 4, 2020

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the few pediatric medical centers in the nation to offer so many advanced training opportunities in gastroenterology.

USNWR-CHLA-Gastroenterology-Year.pngSeven new fellows are set to join the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in July 2020.

Children’s Hospital is one of only four pediatric hospitals in the country to offer advanced training opportunities in gastroenterology, transplant hepatology, GI nutrition and intestinal rehabilitation, motility and neurogastroenterology, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Both the gastroenterology and transplant hepatology fellowships are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The other three fellowships, which were added in 2019, are one-year, non-ACGME-accredited programs.

Below is a full list of the division’s 2020 fellows:

Gastroenterology (three years, ACGME-accredited)

Johanna Ascher Bartlett, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Yinan Fu, MD
Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Naseem Ravanbakhsh, MD
Rush University Children’s Hospital

Liver Transplant Hepatology (one year, ACGME-accredited) 

Victoria Shakhin, MD
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Motility and Neurogastroenterology (one year)

Adam Paul, DO
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital 

Nutrition and Intestinal Rehabilitation (one year)

Linda Wang, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (one year)

Prashanthi Kandavel, MD
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Michigan

For more information on GI fellowships and advanced training opportunities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, contact Melissa Almanzan at