Ishrat I. Mansuri, MBBS

What attracted you to pediatric gastroenterology?

My interest in pediatric gastroenterology developed during my pediatric residency at Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

I was enamored by the field of gastroenterology, which is a unique and interesting specialty where I can enjoy the dexterity involved in performing procedures and take the challenge of treating complex medical conditions.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training?

I was interested in finding a fellowship program that was a good blend of clinical experience and research. When I interviewed at Mayo Clinic, I was impressed with the friendly environment and approachable faculty who have expertise in different areas of pediatric gastroenterology.

How is your fellowship at Mayo Clinic going?

During my first year, I was exposed to a wide variety of gastrointestinal diseases, from the regular bread-and-butter conditions to rare complicated disorders. I am also impressed with the opportunity to work closely with the adult gastroenterology department and realized this is an excellent opportunity to learn from some renowned experts.

I developed a research interest in understanding the role of imaging studies in diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease. I am excited to start my second year with dedicated research time.

Did anything surprise you about Mayo's program?

I was amazed by the clinical and research resources available at Mayo Clinic.

What is living in Rochester, Minnesota, like for you?

Rochester is a safe city. The commute to work is short. In the summer, I enjoy Thursdays on First, as it makes the city livelier.

July 28, 2014