Aashesh Verma Selected as 2016 AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has named Aashesh Verma, M.D., an internal medicine resident at the University of Michigan Health System, as a recipient of the fifth annual Emerging Liver Scholar (ELS) Resident Travel Awards.
As part of a highly accomplished group of residents from internal medicine, surgery, pediatric, and pathology programs across the United States, Verma will attend The Liver Meeting® 2016 Boston, Mass., with his experience guided and complemented by AASLD leadership, faculty mentors, and former ELS and current ELS recipients.
In addition to transportation, lodging, and meeting fees, the emerging scholars will attend workshops on career development, clinical research, and transplant surgery.
“AASLD’s ELS program pairs mentors with physicians who are interested in liver disease, but who have not yet committed to hepatology as a specialty,” says William Sanchez, M.D., chair of AASLD’s Membership and Mentorship Committee. “We believe that by fostering the careers of these promising individuals, we will enhance the future membership of our organization and the health of our specialty while introducing promising physicians to a field that is ripe with opportunity.”
Verma is in his second year of residency with a focus on gastroenterology/hepatology.
“Aashesh has demonstrated dedication and strong interest in pursuing a career in academic hepatology, and I believe this award from the AASLD will be instrumental in him realizing his goals,” says hepatologist Neehar Parikh, M.D., M.S., clinical lecturer in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System.
About the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
AASLD is the leading medical organization for advancing the science and practice of hepatology. Founded by physicians in 1950, AASLD’s vision is to prevent and cure liver diseases. Visit www.aasld.org for more information.