As a longtime resident of the southeast valley, I wanted an opportunity to serve my community on a more local level and am excited to have an office here in Ahwatukee, in addition to my central Phoenix location. I offer general gastroenterology services including colon cancer screening with diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy. I am available for outpatient consultations for all GI issues including disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, liver, pancreas, and biliary tree. I do most GI procedures including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, small bowel capsule endoscopy, ERCP, enteroscopy, Barrett’s ablation, esophageal manometry/pH testing, and PEG tube placement and removal. I offer open access screening colonoscopy and am contracted with most insurance plans. I pride myself in serving my patients in a thorough, caring, and professional manner.
I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 1996 with honors. I did my internal medicine residency and GI fellowship at the Phoenix VA/Good Samaritan/University of Arizona program, finishing in 2002. After receiving board certification in gastroenterology, I joined a combined private/academic practice in central Phoenix which I am still very active in. I am the Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix and have been the director of the GI fellowship program there since 2013. I do most of my outpatient procedures at Arizona Endoscopy Center, a free standing ambulatory endoscopy center located in central Phoenix. I am a partner in Arizona Digestive Health, one of the largest gastroenterology groups in the country, based right here in the valley. I am very active in the local GI community having served two terms as secretary/treasurer of the Phoenix Society of Gastroenterology and am a member of several national GI organizations.