Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
Kimberly Chaput, DO, is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor and 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.
Assistant Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Schneider obtained his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. He completed his internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian- Weill Cornell Medical Center, and stayed at Weill Cornell for his gastroenterology fellowship. During fellowship, he completed a Master’s of Science in Health Policy and Economics from the Weill Cornell Graduate School. He also completed an advanced inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Schneider is dedicated to inflammatory bowel diseases and leads both the IBD and research conference for the gastroenterology fellowship. He has published numerous articles and book chapters with a focus in IBD. He enjoys working with trainees at all levels in both clinical and research settings.
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, where 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.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Section Chief
Noel Martins, MD, is a Gastroenterology Fellowship Clinical Assistant Professor 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.
Director of Advanced Endoscopy and Clinical Assistant Professor
Ayaz Matin, MD, is the Director of Advanced Endoscopy and Clinical Assistant Professor at St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from The Aga Khan University College of Medicine in Pakistan. Dr. Matin completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at the Hahnemann University Hospital/ Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He then did an additional advanced endoscopy fellowship at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and has expertise in both diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Device Assisted Enteroscopy and Endoscopic mucosal resection for various gastrointestinal lesions. Dr. Matin has published and presented his research findings at national academic gastroenterology conferences.
Dr. Matin is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His clinical interests include advanced endoscopy including pancreatobiliary diseases, colon cancer screening, endoscopic management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is an active member of the St Luke’s Multidisciplinary Tumor Board and the Foregut committee.
Dr. Matin has a passion for teaching students, residents and fellows and serves as the medical student clerkship director. He enjoys the Lehigh Valley for it’s many outdoor activities and is working towards his first century bike ride.
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.
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.