Graduate Medical Education

Faculty

Noel Martins, MD

Noel Martins, MD
Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director and Section Chief

Noel Martins, MD, is the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director and Section Chief for Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s University Health Network. A Clinical Associate Professor at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Dr. Martins is dedicated to gastroenterology education and best practices in patient care. In addition to upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, he performs endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine needle aspiration (FNA), and video capsule endoscopy. His practice is committed to general gastroenterology but he has particular interest in GI cancers, pancreatic diseases, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Martins received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed internal medicine residency at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. He has published in multiple gastroenterology journals, presented at national gastroenterology conferences, and was nominated for the Golden Apple Teaching Award at Drexel University School of Medicine.

Dr. Martins is an active member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He enjoys living in Lehigh Valley with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing tennis, running, reading, traveling, and rooting passionately for all of the Philadelphia sports teams, as well as the Scarlet Knights and Hoyas.



Kimberly Chaput, DO

Kimberly Chaput, DO
Associate Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor

Kimberly Chaput, DO, is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for Gastroenterology Fellowship at St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her gastroenterology fellowship training at Geisinger Medical Center and an internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She obtained her medical degree from Des Moines University. A recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from Jefferson University, Dr. Chaput continuously demonstrates enthusiasm and dedication to teaching fellows and residents in the field of gastroenterology.

Dr. Chaput enjoys the relationships she builds with patients and treating the diversity of gastroenterology issues they face. She is interested in treating all aspects of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and acute care gastroenterology. She thoroughly enjoys teaching residents and fellows the dynamic field of gastroenterology in both outpatient and inpatient settings. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, running, and practicing yoga.


Ayaz Matin, MD

Ayaz Matin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Matin is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor at St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Matin obtained his medical degree from Aga Khan Medical College in Pakistan. He completed both his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Additionally, he completed advanced endoscopic fellowship training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Matin focuses his practice on endoscopic therapy of various gastrointestinal conditions including endoscopic mucosal resection, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP and devise assisted enteroscopy.

Dr. Matin leads endoscopy training and education with lectures on basic and advanced endoscopic procedures. He provides constructive assessment of endoscopic skills and abilities, focusing on ERCP, EUS, and single balloon training. Dr. Matin guides fellows in endoscopic research and morbidity and mortality conference. Also, he is actively engaged in community outreach in the Lehigh Valley to raise awareness for colon cancer screening.

Berhanu Geme, MD

Berhanu Geme, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Berhanu Geme, MD, is a full-time, dedicated Clinical Assistant Professor at St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Jimma University School of Medicine in Ethiopia. Dr. Geme completed his gastroenterology fellowship training at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital program and internal medicine residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, were he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Geme has published and presented his research findings at national academic gastroenterology conferences. He loves teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Geme provides fellowship training and education in hepatology as well as general and advanced endoscopic procedures. His research interests include fecal microbiota transplant, hepatology and quality improvement projects. Dr. Geme is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His clinical interests include colon cancer screening, hepatology, fecal microbiota transplant, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Dr. Geme became a gastroenterologist because he enjoys the diverse and exciting nature of gastroenterology, which involves caring for acutely sick, chronically unwell patients and performing endoscopic procedures. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

Ronak Modi, MD

Ronak Modi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ronak Modi, MD, is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine, graduating cum laude. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Modi is dedicated to motility research and leads the monthly Foregut Conference for the gastroenterology fellowship program. His prospective research has demonstrated higher incidence of gastrointestinal complaints and weight change among individuals with CRPS. Further studies have included assessing the utility and prevalence of esophageal biopsies to rule out EoE presenting with symptoms (dysphagia, odynophagia, GERD, food impaction, chest pain) in Caucasian vs. African American.

Sinan Kutty, MD

Sinan Kutty, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sinan Kutty, MD, is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island and fellowship in gastroenterology at Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Kutty spends the majority of his time at the Anderson campus.

Dr. Kutty has developed an Endoscopic Ultrasound Program and has extensive experience with enteral stents, EUS, advanced polypectomy, EMR, Barrett’s ablation, and endoscopic mucosal resection.

He enjoys working closely with colleagues to prevent or diagnosis diseases, and strives to establish individualized treatment plans for patients. Outside of work, his passion is spending time with family and being actively involved with his children’s many hobbies.

Jill Stoltzfus, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of the Research Institute at St. Luke’s University Health Network Temple University School of Medicine

Dr. Stoltzfus has published extensively on disorders and variables that impact health outcomes and medical practices. Dr. Stoltzfus is dedicated to providing fellows, residents and faculty with expertise to increase scholarly activity at St. Luke’s University Health Network.