57 GI physicians in the news in 2018

Here are 57 gastroenterologists making headlines in 2018:

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy bestowed its International Service Award on Ajay Kumar, MD, for his more than three decades of service.

Marc Kennedy, MD, a Mount Pleasant, Wis.-based gastroenterologist, purchased 7.5 acres of land for $600,000 in Sturtevant, Wis.

Twenty-one women filed lawsuits against Khalid Moussa, MD, alleging the gastroenterologist engaged in a number of inappropriate behaviors during exams.

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy appointed Steven Edmundowicz, MD, its next president.

Gastroenterologist Daniel Brady, MD, is traveling between Springfield, Mo., and Mountain View, Mo., to offer services at Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View.

Portland-based The Oregon Clinic President Craig Fausel, MD, is set to retire after 34 years in practice.

Rajiv Sharma, MD, and Samuel Gun, DO, shared their thoughts with Becker's ASC Review on gMed, a Modernizing Medicine Co.'s, gGastro EHR system.

Michael Weinstein, MD, president and CEO of Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care shared the story of Capital Digestive Care's 18-month EHR search with Becker's ASC Review.

Portsmouth, R.I.-based University Gastroenterology named Robert Najarian, MD, medical director of its new Pathology Center in Portsmouth.

Gastroenterologist Morris W. Beebe, MD, was one of five people arrested in the alleged assault of a 25-year-old woman.

Hannibal (Mo.) Regional Medical Group welcomed board-certified gastroenterologist Khulood Ahmed, MD.

Alberto Peña, MD, a pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, received the 2018 American Pediatric Surgical Association Robert E. Gross Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research and Achievement for his contributions to pediatric colorectal surgery.

Waco (Texas) Gastroenterology Associates is expanding by adding Christina Levings, MD, in response to increased demand.

Sheila Crowe, MD, assessed the state of the American Gastroenterological Association in remarks at her final Digestive Disease Week as AGA Institute president, June 2 to June 5 in Washington, D.C.

As he opened the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting, June 9 to June 13 in Chicago, American Medical Association President David O. Barbe, MD, recognized Larry Kosinski, MD, and several others for their efforts to "move medicine."

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is including Peter Francisco, DO, in its The Leading Physicians of the World publication.

Top Doctor Awards named Jacquelyn Redd, MD, a 2018 Top Doctor in Rockville, Md.

ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. elected Adrienne Fregia, MD, to its board of directors.

Rachna Shroff, MD, joined Tucson-based University of Arizona Cancer Center to serve as its gastrointestinal medical oncology chief. She will also serve as its Data and Safety Monitoring Board chair and as an associate professor.

Kansas City (Kan.) VA Medical Center appointed Ahmed Saeed, MD, head of endoscopy.

Garfield Grandison, MD, will begin seeing patients at King's Daughters Ohio in Portsmouth.

Gastroenterologist Marc Subik, MD, is rejoining Marshall University, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital, all in Huntington, W.Va.

Freeport, Ill.-based FHN Memorial Hospital added gastroenterologist Timothy Laurie, DO, to its staff.

Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners named Isaac Raijman, MD, a Patient Preferred Physician in Texas.

Augusta-based Medical College of Georgia named Kenneth Vega, MD, its new chief of gastroenterology.

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals recognized Saritha Gorantla, MD, in its The Leading Physicians of the World publication.

Gastroenterologist Harold Bornstein, MD, claimed a letter decreeing then-candidate President Donald Trump was in "extraordinary" health was written by Mr. Trump himself.

Kirk Bernadino, MD, became the newest gastroenterologist at Rockport, Maine-based Pen Bay Gastroenterology.

The American Gastroenterological Association named Michael Kaczanowski, MD, a fellow.

Colorectal surgeon Eric Haas, MD, reconstructed an ulcerative colitis patient's colon using the da Vinci Xi surgical robot at Houston Methodist Hospital April 16.

Motus GI added Seth Gross, MD, to its medical advisory board.

Becker's ASC Review spoke with William Chey, MD, of Ritter Pharmaceuticals' medical advisory board about the first treatment for lactose intolerance, the company's RP-G28.

Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Health appointed gastroenterologist Timothy Scherer, MD, its new CMO of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Fort Myers, Fla.-based Riverwalk Endoscopy and Surgery Center gastroenterologist Asif Choudhury, MD, allegedly sexually assaulted two women while conducting colonoscopies.

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's Paul Limburg, MD, is joining Exact Sciences as co-CMO.

Lewes, Del.-based Seaside Gastroenterology Consultants will add Heather Barton, MD, to its staff, effective in July.

Christina Ha, MD, performed Jimmy Kimmel's first colonoscopy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Daniel Cornett, MD, joined the staff of Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's Gastroenterology Associates.

Continental Who's Who named Kevin Collier, MD, of Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care, its 2018 Gastroenterologist of The Year.

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.

Wichita Falls (Texas) Gastroenterology Associates gastroenterologist and American College of Gastroenterology's Practice Management Committee Chairman Louis Wilson, MD, offered Becker's ASC Review his 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 AGA Government Affairs Committee member Lisa Gangarosa, MD, spoke 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 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 on the importance of public awareness of gastroenterology.

Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, joined the AGA Institute's board as its vice president in June.

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

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

Gastro Health President James Leavitt, MD, spoke about 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.

Elizabeth City, N.C.-based Northside Park Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Center owner Michael Sue, MD, announced his intent to retire after almost 30 years in medicine.

OrphoMed, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, named Mark Sostek, MD, its next CMO.

GMed, a Modernizing Medicine company, named gastroenterologist Arnold Levy, MD, one of its gastroenterology EMR strategic advisors.

Valeska Balderas, MD, was recognized as a 2018 Top Doctor in McAllen, Texas, by Top Doctor Awards.

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center's GI medical oncology medical director Angela Alistar, MD, is leading research into Rafael Pharmaceuticals' CPI-613, a pancreatic cancer therapy.


Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Medical Group added gastroenterologist David Dozer, MD, to its network.

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