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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Kenneth J. Vega, M.D., FACP, AGAF

Professor & Division Chief Co-Director, Digestive Health Center
 


Dr. Vega is an expert in gastroesophageal reflux disease and ethnic/gender variations in Barrett's esophagus.  His clinical expertise includes treatment of all manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease including Barrett's esophagus, esophageal motor disorders, peptic ulcer disease, and colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. Dr. Vega's research interests are focused on gastrointestinal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal stem cells, esophageal motility, and epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers along with ethnic/gender disparities in gastrointestinal diseases, treatment and outcome.

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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, MSA

Associate 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

Associate Professor Director, IBD 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 full time  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

Professor - Advanced Endoscopy


You’ll also benefit from the knowledge, expertise and wisdom of Subbaramiah Sridhar, MBBS, MPH. 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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John Erikson L. Yap, MD

Assistant Professor Associate Fellowship Program Director


Dr. Yap is a compassionate and dedicated gastroenterologist with experience in treating both common as well as complicated gastroenterological and hepatological diseases. He provides evidence-based management for his patients.

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