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Satish Rao, M.D., PhD

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Dr. Rao


Satish S.C. Rao, M.D., PhD, FRCP (LON), FACG, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Division Chief
Fellowship Program Director
Director, Digestive Health Center


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Augusta University
Georgia Regents Medical Center, BB R2538
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30909


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Clinical Interests

 ■  Motility

 ■  Anorectal Disorders (Constipation/Incontinence/Pain)

 ■  Colonic Manometry

 ■  Anorectal Manometry

 ■  Biofeedback Therapy

 ■  Digestive Health Disorders

Research Interests

 ■  Focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of IBS

 ■  Constipation and fecal incontinence

 ■  Visceral pain, particularly esophageal chest pain

 ■  Pioneered several new techniques of evaluating esophageal, gastric, colonic, and anorectal function (brain-gut axis)

 ■  Received several patents and pioneered the technique of biofeedback therapy for dyssynergic defecation

 ■  Currently, investigating the neurobiologic mechanisms of biofeedback therapy, and pioneering new treatments for fructose intolerance


 ■  American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Distinguished Clinician Award

 ■  AGA Distinguished Educator Award

 ■  AGA Masters Award for Outstanding Clinical Research

 ■  American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Auxillary Research Award, 2005

 ■  International Foundation for Functional GI disorders Senior Clinical Investigator Award, 2009

 ■  University of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, 2010

 ■  Indian Society of Gastroenterology "Dr PN Chuttani Oration", 2010

 ■  Editor of several books: Disorders of the Anorectum (2001), Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Disorders (2008) for Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Gastrointestinal Motility-Tests and Problem-Oriented Approach, and GI Motility Testing - a Laboratory and Office Handbook (2010, Co-Editor).

 ■  Published 250 articles

 ■  Reviewer for major international journals

 ■  "Best Doctors in America"

 ■  America's Top Doctors


 ■  Medical School - Osmania Medical College, Hyderbad, India

 ■  Residency - Newcastle, Sunderland and York Hospitals, United Kingdom

 ■  Fellowship - University of Sheffield, UK; University of Liverpool, UK


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