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Neil Shah, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, has been appointed associate program director for the UNC Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program.

Shah earned his medical degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and completed internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia. He returned to UNC to complete his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology. He then completed his transplant hepatology fellowship at Vanderbilt University before returning to UNC as assistant professor.

Shah received the William Heizer Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2019. He also serves as the co-director for the UNC Academy of Educators Mentored Members, a program dedicated to promotion of medical education scholarship and mentorship of junior faculty. His passion for teaching extends to the medical school and physician assistant program where he continues to provide annual lectures.

“Neil is a terrific teacher and a dynamic clinician,” said Nicholas Shaheen, MD, chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. “He will improve the quality of our fellowship teaching, especially with respect to liver diseases. We are excited to have him engaged with our fellowship program as APD.”

Millie Long, MD, director of the fellowship program and vice chief for education said: “Neil will play an important role in enhancing our hepatology curriculum in the fellowship. He will also serve as a mentor for fellows on our clinical educator track. Neil is a dynamic educator who will be a tremendous asset to the program.”