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Gastroenterology fellow named August Fellow of the Month


HUNTINGTON, W.Va.
 – Mujtaba Mohamed, MBBS, a gastroenterology (GI) fellow at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was named the August Fellow of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education.

Mohamed is the first GI fellow to be selected as Fellow of the Month. He is completing his second of the three-year gastroenterology program, which advances the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems.

“Being an inaugural member of Marshall’s newest fellowship program can be an extremely stressful yet rewarding experience,” Wehner said. “The inaugural class can substantially influence the infrastructure of the training program and create an environment that defines the success of the program. Dr. Mohamed’s gift as a natural teacher as well as his leadership abilities have largely contributed to the success of the GI program we are currently experiencing.”

“Dr. Mohamed is an excellent fellow with impressive bedside manners,” said GI Fellowship Director Wesam Frandah, M.D. “He is well liked by his peers, medical residents, clinic and endoscopy staff. He serves as an excellent role model for the other trainees, including medical students rotating in our inpatient service.”

Mohamed was nominated for the award by Eva Patton-Tackett, M.D., director of the internal medicine residency program, who wrote that “he has truly blazed a trail by doing an exceptional job on a new fellowship consult service. Dr. Mohamed communicates to every service involved and makes sure he stops at nothing to ensure the best for his patients. As an excellent teacher, Dr. Mohamed is by far the most frequent recipient to be named the teacher of the rotation.”

Prior to his role at Marshall, the Sudan native completed an internal medicine residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune City, New Jersey, before finishing a transplant hepatology fellowship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. After completing his GI fellowship in June 2024, Mohamed plans to become a transplant hepatologist.

As part of his recognition, Mohamed received a plaque and a designated parking spot. 

Caption: Pictured left to right are Jeremiah H. Bohren, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; Wesam Frandah, M.D., director of the GI fellowship program; Mujtaba Mohamed, MBBS, August Fellow of the Month; and Ahmed Sherif, M.D., chief of gastroenterology.

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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2022