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A native of Trinidad and raised in Canada, Dr. Kayin Jeffers received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he was a NCAA Division I athlete. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. While there, he was awarded several scholarships for academic excellence and chaired the Student National Medical Association.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was awarded the Mayo’s Above and Beyond Program Recognition Certificate for his teamwork and award-winning research. While there, he was named a Young Achiever by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Outstanding Mayo Clinic Florida Resident by the organization’s Florida Chapter.

After completing his first fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Jeffers completed a second fellowship in gastrointestinal clinical nutrition at the University of Chicago.

During his studies, he was awarded several travel grants by the National Pancreas Foundation to attend their Fellows Symposium. He has been invited to speak at numerous lecture series and has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Digestive Liver Disease, and Pancreas. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Before beginning his medical career, Dr. Jeffers served as a consultant and artist educator for Unity Charity, a nonprofit that uses dance, poetry, and art to promote resilience and wellness in underserved communities. In addition, he was a performance poet who opened shows for Grammy award-winning artists and was a founding member of a nonprofit recipient of the NAACP Image Award for outstanding community service.

He also had a brief stint in Major League Soccer as a guest player for the Toronto FC reserve team.

Dr. Jeffers joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2021.

University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Fellowship, Gastrointestinal Clinical Nutrition, 2021

Rush University, Chicago, Ill.
Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2020

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.
Residency, 2017

Howard University College of Medicine, Washington D.C.
Doctor of Medicine, 2014

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2007