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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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Satish SC Rao, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACG, AGAF
Section Chief
Fellowship Program Director
Director, Digestive Disease Center

They are led by 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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Professor

Dr. John Affronti, M.D. is a nationally renowned expert on advanced endoscopy and biliary problems.  He has tremendous knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of complex, medically refractory pancreatic and biliary disorders and in ERCP and EUS. 

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Sherman M. Chamberlain, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG
Professor

Sherman M. Chamberlain, MD, brings a unique blend of clinical experience and skill, having worked in private practice and academia. His expertise includes diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy/colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, GI bleeding and novel ideas for improving colonoscopy performance.

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Sumanth Reddy Daram, MD, FACP
Assistant 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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Thomas W. Kiernan, MD
Professor

Thomas Kiernan, M.D. is an outstanding clinician and hepatologist.  He directs the hepatology clinics at GRU and VAMC and supervises fellows teaching and learning in hepatology.

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Sandeep Khurana, MD
Associate Professor  

Sandeep Khurana is a Gastroenterologist specializing in Hepatology.  He joined GRU with a mandate to build and develop a state-of-the-art liver disease care program. Dr. Khurana is Board Certified in Transplant Hepatology and an expert in managing patients of all stages of liver diseases i.e. hepatitis, cirrhosis and post-liver transplant.

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Dr. 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

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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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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Sifuentes Humberto Sifuentes, MD
Assistant Professor
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