About

GI SIM is a mobile-friendly educational digital platform designed for anyone who wants to learn or teach gastroenterology and hepatology. Our collection of interactive case journeys have been carefully designed under the supervision of faculty to teach pathophysiology and disease management and support the development of clinical reasoning and data synthesis skills.

This website is supported by the American Gastroenterological Association Academy of Educators’ Education grant for the year 2020-2021.

Meet our team

PhotoCo-founder, Bhavana Bhagya Rao, @BhavanaBRaoMD is an Assistant professor of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Director of the Fellows’ Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) clinic at the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai. She completed her internal medicine residency and certificate course in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Scholars’ track. She did her fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio where she also severed as Chief fellow. She completed her Advanced fellowship in IBD at the University of Pennsylvannia. She has previously served as a Clinical Instructor at the Case Western Reserve Lerner College of Medicine, a visiting educator at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology International Relations Committee and the American Gastroenterological Association Academy of Educators.

2158990_Farouk_Samira_0712Co-Founder, Samira Farouk, MD, MS, FASN (@ssfarouk) is currently an an academic transplant nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Nephrology and Medical Education. She is the Associate Program Director of the nephrology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the co-founder of NephSIM, a mobile-optimized, case-based nephrology teaching tool, and the SIM Series.She completed her internal medicine residency, nephrology and transplant fellowship at Mount Sinai and served as chief fellow. She is an executive board member of Nephrology Social Media Collective and NephMadness and serves as the Director of Trainee Engagement and Mentoring at KIDNEYcon.

Rachel Hilburg, MD (@RachelHilburg) is currently a nephrology fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-founder of NephSIM, a mobile-optimized case-based nephrology teaching tool, and the SIM Series. She completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Special thanks to our case authors, advisors and collaborators: 

Jaclyn Chesner, Internal medicine resident, Mount Sinai hospital 

Morgan Goodman, Internal medicine resident, Mount Sinai hospital 

Lauren Donnangelo, Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellow, Mount Sinai hospital 

Jonathan Nahas, Transplant Hepatology fellow, Mount Sinai hospital 

Kamron Pourmand, Asst Professor, Division of Hepatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Brijen Shah, Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Geriatrics & Palliative care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Richard Stern, Associate Professor, Division of Radiology & Surgery & Medical Student Education,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Also a big thanks to the noun project for their icons and radiopedia for images.