8 ASC Industry Gastroenterologist Leaders to Know

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Gastroenterology is one of the ambulatory surgery center's key specialties. Here are eight gastroenterologists, included in the Becker's ASC Review list 100 ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know list, who hold leadership positions and have impacted the ASC industry.

If you have any questions regarding this list please contact Carrie Pallardy at cpallardy@beckershealthcare.com.

Charles Adelmann, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist, is the medical director of the Merritt Healthcare-affiliated Surgical Center of Connecticut in Bridgeport. Dr. Adelmann is a physician partner of Southview Medical Associates. He spent the last three years with this ASC physician partners to develop and expand the Surgical Center of Connecticut.

Edward F. Coles, MD, FACP, FACG, is a board-certified gastroenterologist with Gastroenterology of San Marcos (Texas). Dr. Coles is a board member of New Braunfels Christus and Physicians Surgery Center. He also founded Central Texas Ambulatory Endoscopy Center in San Marcos, of which he currently serves as a managing partner.

Thomas Deas Jr., MD, is the medical director of Fort Worth (Texas) Endoscopy Center, a Surgical Care Affiliates facility. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Deas is a past president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has served as advisory board member for the GI Quality Improvement Consortium. Dr. Deas emphasizes quality and safety monitoring in his role as medical director of Fort Worth Endoscopy Center. He also serves as an SCA Physician Leadership Board Member.

Robert Gannan, MD, PhD, is a past national medical director of Physicians Endoscopy. Dr. Gannan is also the past director of gastroenterology at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash. Dr. Gannan is an international speaker focusing on GI issues and the development of ASCs.

Lawrence Kim, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist, became the first gastroenterologist to join the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care board of directors in 2004. He also serves as Community Private Practice Councillor for the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Kim practices with South Denver Gastroenterology.

Bruce Levy, MD, JD, is the CEO of Austin (Texas) Gastroenterology and Austin Endoscopy Center I &II. Dr. Levy is also a board member of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Arvind Movva, MD, is the CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants and a physician with Heartland Clinic, both in Moline, Ill. During the course of his career, Dr. Movva has also served as assistant medical director of Gastroenterology Consultants and assistant medical director of Regional Surgicenter. He completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Jay N. Yepuri, MD, is a member of the board of directors for the Digestive Health Associates of Texas and vice president of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. He is extremely active in the ASC industry and has traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress. Dr. Yepuri is also an AAAHC surveyor and serves as councilor of the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy and is a delegate for TSGE to the Texas Medical Association.

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