Featured Presenters
    • Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine second year resident at Duke University Medical Center.
    Internal Medicine second year resident at Duke University Medical Center.
    Early in my career I was interested in clinical research involving benign hematology, focusing on beta thalassemia intermedia, non-transfusion dependent iron overload, immune thrombocytopenia, antiphospholipid syndrome, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. I have developed over time a special interest in Hepatology as a discipline, mainly in viral hepatitis and mechanisms of liver fibrosis. I am currently working on two large projects; one involving fibrosis progression in transplanted patients in relation to statin intake, the other studying fibrotic changes over time in hepatitis C patient with sustained virologic remission.
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Fellow at Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Vanessa Costilla is currently a gastroenterology fellow at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University in 2006. She completed her first two years of medical school at Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. She spent her clinical years in El Paso, Texas, and graduated in 2010. Dr. Costilla completed her Internal Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona.
    • Internal Medicine
    Resident Physician at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    Resident Physician at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    • Resident Physician at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    Anita graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a double degree in Biology and Psychology and as a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow, with research in dance therapy, particularly on the effects of Indian dance on special needs children. She then attended medical school at George Washington University, Washington D.C. where her interest in Gastroenterology led her to study IBD, complications of fistulas and the extraintestinal manifestations. Currently a resident in Internal Medicine, her research focuses on the various components and influences of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in recurrent clostridium difficile, including microbiome composition and the metabolic effects of FMT. Recently, the advances in Hepatitis C treatment and its impact on liver transplant candidates has sparked her interest in Hepatology.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Resident Physician at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
    Dr. Daniel Greenwald attended college at Tufts University, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and biomedical engineering sciences. He then worked as a clinical research coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and spent the majority of his time researching Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Dr. Greenwald then returned to Boston to complete his medical degree at Tufts School of Medicine. He is currently completing his second year of training in Internal Medicine at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. Dr. Greenwald wishes to pursue training in the field of gastroenterology. At Lahey, he has conducted research regarding the use of fecal microbiota transplant for recurrent and refractory C Difficile Infection and he has been heavily involved in curriculum development for the department of hepatology. He currently serves as a peer reviewer for two journals, and is a dedicated researcher. He is very interested in quality improvement projects in his residency program as well. In his free time, Dr. Greenwald enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, his newborn daughter, Nora, and his dog, Teddy.