14 GI physicians making headlines — February 2018

Here are 14 gastroenterologists that made headlines in February 2018.

The National Institutes of Health awarded Boston Medical Center gastroenterologist Michelle Long, MD, a five-year, nearly $1 million grant to fund research on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Top Doctor Awards named Sathya Kalangi, MD, a Top Doctor in Baytown, Texas.

American Gastroenterological Association President Sheila Crowe, MD, spent a day on Capitol Hill meeting with eight legislators to advocate for issues important to the association.

Wichita Falls (Texas) Gastroenterology Associates gastroenterologist and American College of Gastroenterology's Practice Management Committee Chairman Louis Wilson, MD, offered Becker's ASC Review two key thoughts on where independent gastroenterology is headed and what independent GI physicians need to capitalize on to stay successful in 2018.

Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina professor of medicine and American Gastroenterological Association Government Affairs Committee member Lisa Gangarosa, MD, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the importance of continuing education and staying engaged through advocacy.

Akron (Ohio) Digestive Disease Consultants partner and American College of Gastroenterology Board of Governors Chair Costas Kefalas, MD, shared his thoughts with Becker's ASC Review on the challenges of increased regulation and the importance of embracing emerging technology.

Newark-based GI Specialists of Delaware gastroenterologist Michael Bass, MD, became a partner at Wilmington, Del.-based Limestone Surgical Center.

Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital gastroenterologist and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Public and Member Outreach Committee member Austin Chiang, MD, spoke to Becker's ASC Review on the importance of public awareness of gastroenterology.

Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, is joining the American Gastroenterological Association Institute's board as its vice president, effective in June 2018.

The Medical Board of California accused gastroenterologist Parminder Singh Dhaliwal, MD, of alleged gross negligence.

Mount Vernon, Ill.-based Crossroads Specialty Clinic added gastroenterologist Khalid Naseer, MD, to its staff.

Becker's ASC Review spoke with Gastro Health President James Leavitt, MD, on the importance of fighting burnout, market competition and what's in store for the booming practice in 2018.

Visalia (Calif.) Medical Clinic added gastroenterologist Shirley Pua, MD, to its staff.

William Chey, MD, is joining Ritter Pharmaceuticals' medical advisory board.

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