Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
As a general gastroenterologist, I focus on improving the gastrointestinal symptoms and health of my patients as well as colorectal cancer prevention, especially in adults under 50. I’m invested in helping patients reach a better quality of life by applying evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care.
Driven by my passion to have a career at an academic institution, I joined the faculty here because of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s rich institutional environment. At the medical center, I direct the bariatric endoscopy collaborations with bariatric surgery colleagues and am also a member of the Intestinal Neoplasia group and the Fecal Microbiota Transplant Committee. In addition, I’m a designated medical leader of the Obesity Digestive Disease Area of Concentration (DDAoC) at The Ohio State University. As part of this work, I established the first GI/bariatric case conference where we discussed challenging cases in a multidisciplinary setting and updated the fecal transplant process at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. On a national level, I was a member of the International Relations committee at the American College of Gastroenterology between 2014 and 2020. Recently, I was also appointed as an Ohio State colon cancer prevention member for the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored ClinCaP cancer prevention consortium as well as a reviewing member of the Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes (KNOD) study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an expert in the field of obesity, the microbiome and colorectal health.
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