Gastroenterology Hepatology Faculty

Our faculty include renowned physician-educators, physician-scientists and researchers with knowledge and practical experience in virtually every sub-specialty of gastroenterology – from endoscopy to hepatology to neurogastroenterology and motility.

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Thomas W. Kiernan, M.D.
Interim Division Chief
Professor of Medicine

Dr. Kiernan is an outstanding clinician and hepatologist currently serving as Interim Division Chief for the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology.  He directs the hepatology clinics at Augusta University and VAMC and supervises fellows teaching and learning in hepatology.

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Dr. Sumanth Daram

Sumanth Reddy Daram, MD, FACP
Associate Professor

Sumanth Daram, MD is a gastroenterologist specializing in interventional endoscopy.  He moved to Augusta with the goal of building a high quality interventional endoscopy practice.  His professional interests comprise diagnostic and therapeutic EUS, ERCP, biliary and pancreatic diseases. He has received advanced training in interventional endoscopy procedures at the Northwestern University in Chicago. Additionally, he focuses on the use of videos in patient care and medical education.

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Leonard Little

Leonard Little, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor 
Chief, GI - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Dr. Little is a Gastroenterologist and also the Chief of GA at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.   He joined the division of Gastroenterology in September, 2015.  Dr. Little came to our division most recently from local private practice where he specialized in Gastroenterology since September, 2001.

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Dr. Satish Rao

Satish SC Rao, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACG, AGAF
Professor of Medicine

Satish Rao, MD, PhD, past-president of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. Dr. Rao is also the recipient of the three highest honors awarded by the American Gastroenterological Association, the world’s premier gastroenterology society. These include the Distinguished Clinician, Distinguished Educator and Master Researcher awards.

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Dr. Amol Sharma



 Amol Sharma, MD, MS                                                                                                                                             Assistant Professor

Amol Sharma, MD is a gastroenterologist with a specific clinical and research interest in Neurogastroenterology & GI Motility. He is a compassionate clinician focused on providing his patients with evidence based and patient-centered care.

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Dr. Humberto Sifuentes


Humberto Sifuentes, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, IBD
Associate Fellowship Program Director

Humberto Sifuentes, M.D. joined our section in July 2014 after completing his Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship with us at the Medical College of Georgia/ Augusta University.  Dr. Sifuentes specializes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), GI Bleeding, Constipation and Gastroparesis.

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Dr. Charles Spurr

Charles L. Spurr, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Charles L. Spurr, MD, brings a vast repository of knowledge and experience on the efficient management of common gastroenterological and hepatological  problems in the community and on how to establish a GI practice. He serves fulltime at the local VA Hospital.

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Dr. Subbaramiah Sridhar

Subbaramiah Sridhar, MBBS, MPH, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glasg), FRCP (Lond), FRSS (Lond), FRCPC (Med & Gastro), FACP, FACG, FASGE, FASLM&S (USA), AGAF, FAAG, MAAG
Fellowship Program Director

You’ll also benefit from the knowledge, expertise and wisdom of Subbaramiah Sridhar, MD, MRCP. This internationally respected physician-educator serves as an examiner at the Royal College of Physicians in UK. Dr. Sridhar excels in advanced endoscopy, ERCP and EUS.

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