Experts
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hematology and Oncology
    • Medical Education
    • bleeding disorders
    Fellowship Program Director Division of Hematology-Oncology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Fellowship Program Director Division of Hematology-Oncology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Dr. Ma is certified in both Internal Medicine and Hematology. She is the course director for the hematology block in the medical school and is the fellowship director for the Hematology/Oncology Program. She has an interest in medical and hematological education. Clinically, she is interested in disorders of hemostasis, both congenital and acquired, especially acquired hemophilia, Hemophilia A and B, as well as von Willebrand disease. She also has an interest in disorders of platelets, including immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and qualitative platelet disorders (QPDs). She sees patients with general anemias (excluding aplastic anemia and sickle cell anemia and thalassemias), including iron deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and congenital hemolytic anemias. She also sees patients with essential thrombocytosis and polycythemia vera. She has an interest in women with bleeding disorders. She conducts clinical trials on patients with bleeding disorders.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    Fellowship Program Director, Division of Nephrology & HTN, UCSD
    Fellowship Program Director, Division of Nephrology & HTN, UCSD
    • Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California San Diego

    Cynthia M. Miracle, MD is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology-hypertension. She is the Program Director for the Nephrology Fellowship at UC San Diego.  She is involved in all aspects of clinical nephrology splitting her time between UC San Diego and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. At UC San Diego, she is involved with the care of chronic hemodialysis patients and renal transplant patients. In addition, she provides nephrology consultation on patients admitted to the UC San Diego Health System, mainly at the Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. At the VA, she is involved with the care of veterans with Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension through her role as the VA Renal Clinic Director. She was awarded the Employee Excellence Award for Patient Care (Karis Award) by the VA in 2008. Dr. Miracle is also involved with clinical research in the area of Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease. Dr. Miracle completed a fellowship in nephrology-hypertension at UC San Diego and her residency in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and her Bachelor of Science in Biology at UCLA.

    • Pediatrics
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • HIV
    • Behavior Risk Reduction
    • Vaccine Trials
    Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, UAB
    Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, UAB
    • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
    Dr. Tina Simpson is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she serves as the director of faculty development, the Adolescent Medicine fellowship program, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training Program. The primary focus of her research efforts is the reduction of high-risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults. She has been involved in projects such as behavioral risk reduction programs, vaccine trials, and HIV clinical trials.
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Metacognition
    • Video Capsule Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, Ohio State University
    Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, Ohio State University
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    As a specialist in gastroenterology, I help patients with inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and malabsorption disorders. I’m passionate about my career because I enjoy helping patients maintain their digestive health with attention to diagnosis, specialized procedures and treatment recommendations. I firmly believe that each patient encounter requires specialized attention to detail. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I appreciate the opportunity to not only be a patient's specialist, but also to be a part of the overall care team. What I enjoy most about my work at Ohio State is the opportunity to be part of something special. Many bright physicians and nurses come together each day to heal patients. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my kids at dance and sport competitions.
    • Gastroenterology
    • Motility Disorders
    • Stress
    • Functional GI Disorders
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Program Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Program
    Program Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Program
    • Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Lin Chang, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She serves as the Co-Director of the Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This center is an interdisciplinary research and education organization, dedicated to the study of brain-body interactions in health and disease. She serves as Program Director of the UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and Director of the Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic at UCLA. Dr. Chang’s clinical expertise is in functional gastrointestinal disorders. She is a funded NIH-investigator studying the central and peripheral mechanisms underlying IBS. Specifically, her research is focused on the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress including early adverse life events, sex differences, genetic and epigenetic factors, and the treatment of IBS. Dr. Chang is the recipient of the Janssen Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical Research and the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award, Dr. Chang has authored 90 original research articles, 50 review articles, and 20 book chapters on her specialty interests. She is Past-President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), and is also a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors and the Rome IV Editorial Board and the Functional Bowel Disorders Committee. Dr. Chang is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology, and a member of the Society for Neuroscience, and is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. She is a member of the FDA GI Advisory Panel. She frequently speaks at national and international meetings.
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Vitamin D
    Director of Fellowship Program Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids, Emory
    Director of Fellowship Program Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids, Emory
    Dr. Tangpricha joined the Division of Endocrinology in 2004. He received his M.D. at Tufts University and his internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. He completed a PhD in Molecular Medicine on the topic of colon cancer and vitamin D. Dr. Tangpricha established a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among young healthy adults at the end of winter in Boston. His current research projects include studies to evaluate methods to improve vitamin D status in CF patients, use of vitamin D in cardiovascular disease, evaluation of T-lymphocytes in post-menopausal osteoporosis and investigation in the mechanism of calcium absorption mediated by vitamin D.
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Internal Medicine
    Fellowship Program Director-Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Iowa
    Fellowship Program Director-Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Iowa
    Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS is the Associated Chief of Staff for Education Iowa City VA medical Center and the Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Shibli-Rahhal researches osteoporosis, hip fracture, PTH, and vitamin D. Dr. Rahhal received her MD from the American University of Beirut. She completed her internal medicine residency and her endocrinology fellowship at the University of Iowa.