10 GI leaders to know for September

Becker's ASC Review profiled ten gastroenterologists in the month of September:

Timothy Halterman, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Consultants in Reno, Nev. Dr. Halterman specializes in liver disorders. He has an interest in hepatitis B and hepatitis C, as well as autoimmune liver diseases and end-stage liver disease

A. Sumner Bell III, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Virginia Beach (Va.) Gastroenterology. Dr. Bell practiced in Southeastern Virginia for more than two decades. He is a past secretary-treasurer for the American Gastroenterological Association and the current Patient Engagement Advisor.

Francis Farraye, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Farraye serves as co-director of the Center for Digestive Disorders in Boston.

Daryl M. McClendon, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Anchorage-based Alaska Digestive and Liver Disease Clinic. After serving in the Air Force for nine years, he began his digestive disease practice in 2000.

Klaus Mergener, MD, is a gastroenterologist and partner at Tacoma, Wash.-based Digestive Health Specialists. He co-founded the GI Roundtable, which has evolved into the largest annual health policy and practice management event for GI physician leaders and practice administrators.

Nicole Griglione, MD, is a gastroenterologist at GI Associates in Brookfield, Wis. She is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in patient-provider communication.

Mark Cossentino, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Endoscopy Center of El Paso (Texas). He is a member of several professional societies including the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Raymond Cottrell, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Tallahassee, Fla.-based Digestive Disease Clinic. Dr. Cottrell previously served as the chairman of gastroenterology at Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. He practiced in Orlando for 24 years before moving to Tallahassee in 2006.

Debra Morrison, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Little Rock, Ark.-based GastroArkansas. Dr. Morrison is a member of several professional societies including the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Physicians.

Marla Dubinsky, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Dubinsky served as director of Cedars-Sinai's Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, before she began her tenure at Mount-Sinai. She has been published in 83 peer-reviewed journals, and she sits on the editorial board of several journals including Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

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