Gastroenterology Fellowship Fellows

1st Year

Arthur Cecchini, MDArthur Cecchini, MD

Hometown: Tellico Plains, TN
Undergrad School: Lincoln Memorial University​​​​​​​
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine​​​​​​​
Residency: East Tennessee State University​​​​​​​
What drew me to Gastroenterology: After considering several fields of internal medicine, the broad spectrum of pathology and opportunity for both inpatient and outpatient patient care drew me to gastroenterology.  While in residency, the GI rotation provided an excellent opportunity for learning and the diverse patient presentations always kept me on my toes. I am excited to be part of the Guthrie GI fellowship program where we can use both cognitive and procedural acumen to diagnose and treat patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings! ​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time I like to go hiking, workout, and spend time (when time allows) with my wife who is in fellowship in Norfolk, VA. We also have four cats between the both of us and they require a lot of attention!


Tsu Jung Yang, MDTsu Jung Yang, MD

Hometown: Yangon​​​​​​​
Undergrad School: University of Medicine (1), Yangon
Medical School: University of Medicine (1), Yangonl
Residency: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
What drew me to Gastroenterology: Gastroenterology has always been my interest since starting residency. The ability of diagnosing and treating diseases with tools in your hands fascinate me the most. It is also a rapidly developing field of medicine with new advances in endoscopic techniques and medications constantly emerging. Things that you can learn in this field are limitless. Unlike other fields, GI involves doing a lot of procedures yet still able to maintain a good work-life balance. ​​​​​​​
What do I like to do in my free time: Looking for new foods in town, hanging out with friends and family, Hiking, Picnic, Listening to music, etc. 

2nd Year

BernshteynMichelle Bernshteyn, MD

Hometown: Seaford, NY
Undergrad School: Binghamton University, State University of New York
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
What drew me to Gastroenterology: I knew that I wanted to be a gastroenterologist since middle school. My uncle's diagnosis of stage 4 colorectal cancer inspired my decision to pursue this field to advocate for patients with gastrointestinal disease and moreover, stop cancer in its tracks with a colonoscopy. I hope to ease the worries of patients who are hesitant to undergo this important screening test. This field will allow me to have a hands-on approach to patient care. I am excited to be a part of the Guthrie team as a gastroenterology fellow.
What do I like to do in my free time: Trying out new restaurants, exercising (especially with Pilates classes), spending time with my loved ones, binging great shows, and traveling (my goal is to visit each of the 50 states).


GhimireSubash Ghimire, MD

Hometown: Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
Undergrad School: St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu, Nepal
Medical School: B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Residency: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
What drew me to Gastroenterology: During my residency, I was impressed by the dedication, supportive nature, and good work life balance of my attendings. I was inspired by the thought process involved in patient care and I learned so much during my rotations in gastroenterology. I was attracted to how using endoscopy, major GI pathologies can be taken care of, saving the patient from open surgical procedures.
What do I like to do in my free time: I like playing tennis, traveling, hiking

3rd Year

MathewsJoshua Mathews, DO

Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL
Undergrad School: Nova Southeastern University
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Residency: Garnet Health Medical Center
What drew me to Gastroenterology: "I fell in love like you would fall asleep; slowly then all at once."" There is no more perfect quote to describe my relationship with gastroenterology. My passion began when I was enrolled in medical school. At that time, I was trying to determine which field of medicine interested me the most and, easily, gastroenterology was my favorite. Over the course of my residency, I had many interesting GI cases that excited me and drove my passion for medicine. I am grateful to be a part of Guthrie's GI fellowship program and hope to take this passion to help as many people as I can! 
What do I like to do in my free time: I really enjoy working out, cooking, traveling, relaxing at home, and definitely enjoy my Netflix binges!


MillerAlexander Miller, MD

Hometown: Titusville, PA
Undergrad School: Penn State University
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: The Ohio State University
What drew me to Gastroenterology: Gastroenterology is a broad and interesting field within internal medicine. We have the ability to help diagnose and manage a wide variety of conditions that affect the entire digestive system. We are also directly involved in the workup and treatment of our patients through the ability to perform endoscopic procedures. The combination of the breadth of GI and the ability to scope makes for a great specialty!
What do I like to do in my free time: Hiking, camping, kayaking, snowboarding, finding new restaurants, relaxing with friends and family


Ravi ShriShri Jai Kirshan Ravi, MD

Research Champion

Hometown: Ghotki, Pakistan
Undergrad School: Islamia Public High School
Medical School: Jinnah Sindh Medical University
Residency: Interfaith Medical Center
What drew me to Gastroenterology: Hearing from my patients during my residency and hospitalist job, " when is my bleeding going to stop? " stimulated me to learn a career of doing scopes and take care of problems. It is an amazing opportunity to get knowledge of taking care of complicated GI pathology. It is very rewarding to see when patients recover from not eating at all to eating regular diet.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I play games with my best buddies, read online, shopping and talking to my friends and family.