University of Nebraska Medical Center

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Faculty Mentors

Carol Casey, PhD

Career and Research Mentor
Doctorate: Rice University - Houston, TX | Post-Doctoral Research: University of Minnesota, Duluth
Career Interests: Gastroenterology and hepatology, basic research
Personal: Traveling, time with family, reading, eating different foods, playing cards

Dr. Carol Casey
Alex Hewlett, DO

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine | Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch | Fellowship: University of Texas Medical Branch
Career Interests: Gastrointestinal motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, QI initiative, colon cancer screening, high quality low cost medical care
Personal: Outdoor activities, baseball, spending time with my children and wife, gardening

Dr. Alex Hewlett
Katie Hutchins, MD

Career Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, education, women's health
Personal: Spending time with family, running, travel

Dr. Katie Hutchins
Kusum Kharbanda, PhD

Research Mentor
Career Interests: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver diseases, research
Personal: Reading, movies, spending time with family

Dr. Kusum Kharbanda
Sarah Malik, MBBS

Career & Research Mentor
Medical School: Khyber Medical College | Residency: University of North Dakota | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Gastroenterology with interests in GI bleeding disorders, esophageal diseases, colorectal cancer screening
Personal Interests: Arts and crafts, baking, strong advocate for work-life balance

Dr. Sarah Malik
Wuttiporn (Shane) Manatsathit, MD

Research Mentor
Medical School: Siriraj Medical School | Residency: St. John Medical Center | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Transplant hepatology, liver fibrosis, meta-analysis
Personal: Guitar, drawing

Dr. Wuttiporn Manatsathit
Natalia Osna, PhD

Research Mentor
Medical School: Latvia
Career Interests: Liver disease, research
Personal: Traveling

Dr. Natalia Osna
Fedja Rochling, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland | Residency: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX – Hepatology & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI -- Gastroenterology
Career Interests: Liver cancer, short bowel syndrome, education
Personal: Reading history books, sewing face masks (new in 2020)

Dr. Fedja Rochling