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I have three daughters and two sons and rather enjoy being an “empty nester”. Enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, surfing, scuba diving, mountain biking and most of all hiking with my Bernese Mountain Dog. Have an avid World War 2 historian with my father and uncles having served in the conflict and have an extensive library on the subject.
Qualifications and experience
- Digestive System, Gastroenterology
- Languages spoken
St. Louis University Medical School (1991)
St. Mary's Medical Center Harbor UCLA (1985)
Doctor of Medicine
St. Louis University Medical School (1982)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1978)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology 1991 American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 1985
- Clinical interest for patients
I have an interest in small bowel bacterial overgrowth as well as the impact of the intestinal microbiome on overall health and physiology. I perform endoscopic procedures such as upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, polypectomies, dilatations, and have been a witness to the remarkable advancements in endoscopic procedures over my 30 year career in gastroenterology. I take care of esophageal, gastric, intestinal, colonic, liver and pancreatic problems. Enjoy working in a collaborative manner with other physicians and providers to help solve complex clinical problems.
- Research interest for patients
Have conducted over 40 clinical research studies in my career on peptic ulcer disease, H. pylori, GERD, Hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS and impact on adenoma detection rate of various colonoscopy preps.
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