Faculty and Staff
There are 12 gastroenterologists on staff, all of whom supervise subspecialty fellows in caring for patients in the areas of inpatient, outpatient and procedural services.
Vahe Badalyan, MD, MBA
Dr. Badaylan graduated from CNHS GI fellowship program, during which time he completed research training at the National Institutes of Health. He was previously Chief Resident of Pediatrics at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, and has taken the lead on several technology-related initiatives to improve the delivery of patient care.
Ali Bader, MD
Dr. Bader’s primary area of expertise is his clinical skill and experience as a general GI practitioner and expert proceduralist. Dr. Bader also helps precept trainees in fellows continuity clinic.
Laurie Conklin, MD
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Dr. Conklin has taken the lead in developing the clinical IBD program, and is involved in several active research studies as part of her joint appointment in CNHS’s Sheik Zayed Institute for Surgical Innovation. Dr. Conklin was Chief Resident of Pediatrics at Cornell/Presbyterian, and is an active member of our teaching faculty.
Anil Darbari, MD, MBD-MHS
Director, Comprehensive Motility Program
Dr. Darbari joined our faculty in 2010, and has developed our Comprehensive Motility Program. He is one of a few pediatric experts experienced in the full spectrum of motility procedures
Benny Kerzner, MD
Dr. Kerzner is recognized nationally and internationally as an outstanding clinician with expertise in IBD and feeding disorders.
Muhammad Khan, MD, MPH
Director, Endoscopy Unit
Dr. Khan completed his fellowship at Stanford and joined our faculty in 2011. He has a special interest in pancreaticobiliary disorders, and endoscopic evaluation and therapy, including ERCP.
Seema Khan, MD
Dr. Seema Khan completed her fellowship at Pittsburgh and joined our faculty in 2011, after spending several years at A.I. .DuPont Hospital. She has a research background in intestinal allergy, and heads our multidisciplinary Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic along with the director of CNHS’s Food Allergy Program.
Parvathi Mohan, MD
Director, Hepatology Program
Dr. Mohan heads our Hepatology program and shares the majority of the inpatient coverage for the Intestinal Rehabilitation/Transplant/Liver Service with Dr. Torres. She continues to be involved in several national hepatology research consortiums and is a well respected regional expert in liver disease, especially in the areas of infectious hepatitis, acute liver failure, short bowel syndrome and intestinal and liver transplantation. She has developed an active clinical research program, with a special focus on infectious hepatitis.
Sona Sehgal, MD
Dr. Sehgal is experienced in the full spectrum of general GI problems and has developed a special interest in aerodigestive disorders. She runs the multi-disciplinary Aerodigestive Clinic with our ENT and Speech colleagues.
John Snyder, MD
Dr. Snyder has grown the Division from five to 12 faculty members since joining CNHS as division chief in 2007. He is well-known for his work in celiac disease and international health, and initiated the establishment of the fellowship program.
Clara Torres, MD
Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation/Transplant/Liver Program
Dr. Torres has developed a national and international reputation as an expert in intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation. She has developed an active clinical research program, with a special focus on short bowel syndrome.
Jaime Liou Wolfe, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Wolfe has served as Fellowship Program Director since 2012. Dr. Wolfe completed a chief residency in pediatrics, and has continued her particular interest in education, also overseeing the division’s resident and medical student rotations.