Get to know our fellows

Our fellows are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds with unique experiences and interests. We look forward to getting to know you as well!

PGY6

  • Gautham Chitragari MD

    Gautham Chitragari, MD


    Hometown: Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Medical School: Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India

    Why did you choose Spectrum Health?
    Spectrum Health has diverse patient population, wide variety of cases and well structured didactics. Most of the colorectal surgery (CRS) faculty trained at different programs which translates for fellows being able to learning a wide variety of management strategies and technical skills. Since CRS fellowship is only one year in duration, it is crucial to train at a high volume center like Spectrum Health that provides exposure to full spectrum of CRS. The presence of APPs in the program allows more time for fellows to focus on their educational experience. Moreover, faculty here are very friendly and Grand Rapids is a beautiful city making this program my #1 choice.

    What do you like most about your program?
    I am specially interested in minimally invasive/robotic surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, treatment of anal incontinence, surgical treatment of both benign and malignant colon/ano-rectal disorders,  and advanced endoscopy.

    Clinical Interests: I am interested in advancing my robotic skills in colon and rectal surgery. I am also interested in advancing my skills in endoscopy and other minimally invasive approaches to colon cancer.  

    Living in West Michigan: I look forward to visiting the Great Lakes, beautiful gardens and experience a variety of other things that Grand Rapids has to offer.

    Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and traveling.
  • George Brian Filosa MD

    George Brian Filosa, MD


    Hometown: Hollywood, FL
    Medical School: University of Central Florida, College of Medicine

    Why did you choose Spectrum Health?
    I had heard of Spectrum Health and its reputation for excellent training from my mentors during my general surgery residency. Once I visited and met with the faculty for my interview, the great learning environment and excellent camaraderie among the team was obvious. I wanted to be a part of that and enhance my knowledge and skills.

    What do you like most about your program?
    I am most looking forward to being a part of the team at Spectrum Health and learning from the surgeons here!

    Clinical Interests: I am interested in advancing my robotic skills in colon and rectal surgery. I am also interested in advancing my skills in endoscopy and other minimally invasive approaches to colon cancer.  

    Living in West Michigan: I have never lived in West Michigan before, but I am looking forward to being part of this community!

    Hobbies: I enjoy running and playing soccer. I am a passionate fan of the Miami Dolphins and love watching the NFL in general.