Satish Rao

J Harold Harrison MD Dist Univ Chr in Gastro

Satish Rao

J Harold Harrison MD Dist Univ Chr in Gastro


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Gastroenterology


Dr. Rao came to Augusta University in September 2011 as Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and the new founding Director of the Digestive Health Center.

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  • AD 2299


  • MD, Medicine Osmania University, 1979


  • North Carolina Physician License North Carolina Medical Board, 2022

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) 166577 University of Iowa, 1998

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Int. Med) 166577 University of Iowa, 1996

  • PhD (sheffield), University of Sheffield, (UK) United Kingdom, 1987

  • MRCP (UK), Royal college of Physicians, London, (UK) United Kingdom, 1982

  • LRCP, MRCS; Conjoint Board, London, UK United Kingdom, 1979

  • PHY State of Georgia, 2011

  • Georgia Physician License 66739 Augusta University, 2011

Awards & Honors

  • Josephine & Michael Camilleri, MD Distinguished Lecture in Neurogastroenterology American Gastroenterological Association, 2022

  • Distinguished Mentor & Educator Award American College of Gastroenterology, 2021

  • Ray Clouse, MD, and Washington University Distinguished Visiting Professor Washington University, 2021

  • Medical College of Georgia Mentoring Excellence Award Augusta University Medical Center, 2021

  • ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professor ACG Institute, University of Miami, Florida, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RGAS 5000

    Gastroenterology Hepatology

Teaching Interests

Provide leadership as Program Director.
Host motility workshops & serve as visiting professor.
Advanced teaching/training techniques for education & video conferencing.


Selected Recent Publications

  • A Modest solution for Pediatric Constipation, 2022
  • A Single Fasting Exhaled Methane Level Correlates with Fecal Methanogen Load, Clinical Symptoms and Accurately Detects Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth, 2022
  • Bacterial Overgrowth and Lactose Intolerance: How To Best Assess, 2022
  • Constipation in the Older Adult: Update, 2022
  • Constipation, Hemorrhoids and Anorectal Disorders in Pregnancy, 2022

Research Interests

Neuromodulation Therapy for Fecal Incontinence.
Biofeedback Therapy for Dyssynergic Defecation.
Complete 10-Plus on-going research projects.