Won Cho, MD - Program Director
Dr. Cho brings more than 17 years of subspecialty expertise and teaching experience as the Chief of Gastroenterology/Hepatology and co-director of the GI Fellowship Program. Dr. Cho received his training amd completed his fellowship in gastroenterology/Hepatology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is an associate professor of medicine with tenure at Indiana University where he also served as course director for the Internal Medicine Resident IMPACT School and Medical Student GI Elective Course. Dr. Cho is involved in ongoing gastronenterology and hepatology research and has received several grants to develop and fund his research efforts. He has published numerous articles and made presentations at various national and international meetings.
Michael Gold, MD
Dr. Gold is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He completed his training in gastroenterology at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and completed a one-year fellowship in clinical hepatology under Dr. Gerald Klatskin at Yale–New Haven hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Gold is a clinical professor of medicine at The George Washington University.
Timothy R. Koch, MD, FACG
Dr. Koch is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He completed his training in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal physiology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Dr. Koch is Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has been involved in the training of GI fellows since 1987. He is committed full-time to the training program and related activities. He is based solely at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Koch’s research interests involve micronutrients and anti-oxidants in gastrointestinal disorders.
Grishma Joy, MD
Dr. Joy is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
She specializes in the long-term management of inflammatory bowel
disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She completed a
three-year internship and residency in internal medicine at University
of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Joy is a graduate of the Clinical
Scholars fellowship program in gastroenterology/hepatology through a
joint program with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the
National Institure of Health (NIH).
Mitesh Patel, MD
Dr. Patel is board certified in gastroenterology and internal
medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai
Medical Center, N.Y. Dr. Patel was fellowship-trained in
gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, N.Y. He has served as a faculty member of the
Hands-on Workshop for EUS and lumenal stenting at the 2011 Annual
Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is
also fluent in Spanish.