Our Physicians

At the heart of our practice are our physicians: Experienced gastroenterology doctors working to make a difference on a daily basis.

AG has more than 20 board-certified gastroenterologists providing care from Georgetown to Kyle and all points in between. We invite you to learn more about our physicians, each of whom have unique skills and styles. If you have any questions,
please contact us.

Eduardo Alcocer, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Alcocer has been in practice in the Austin area since 1998.

He attended medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. His internship and Internal Medicine residency were completed at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology was completed at Baylor College of Medicine. He then pursued an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship, including training in Endoscopic Ultrasound and ERCP.

Education
Autonomous University of Guadalajara, MD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Baylor College of Medicine
Milwaukee Gastroenterology Consultants, Advanced therapeutic endoscopy Fellowship

Associations
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Location
Central - Bailey Square

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Scott D. Becker, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Becker has practiced in Austin since 1990. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His internship and residency were completed at Boston City Hospital and his in gastroenterology at Boston University Medical Center. During that time, he received a research fellowship grant from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. He served as instructor and assistant professor of medicine at University Hospital at Boston University Medical Center from 1988-1990. Dr. Becker is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Becker is the director of clinical research for Austin Gastroenterology.

Education
Boston University School of Medicine, M.D.
Boston City Hospital, Residency
Boston University Medical Center, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterology Association
American College of Gastroenterology
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

Location
Kyle
South - James Casey
St. David's Plaza

Shad Dabaghi, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Dabaghi is a native Texan from Huntsville, Texas. He obtained a B.A. from Yale University in 1971 and an M.D. from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1975. He completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 1978.

After four years of emergency medicine in which he became board certified, Dr. Dabaghi completed his gastroenterology fellowship in 1984 and served one year as assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Dabaghi has been practicing gastroenterology in Austin since 1985 and is active in professional organizations on a city, state and national level. In 2001 Dr. Dabaghi received the Marcel Patterson-Robert Nelson Award for outstanding service to the TSGE. The American Cancer Society (Texas Division) honored Dr. Dabaghi with the Advocacy in Action Award for Colon Cancer Screening Legislation in the 2001 Texas Legislature.

Education
Yale University, B.A., 1971
Southwestern Medical School, M.D., 1975
Baylor College of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residency, 1978
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Gastroenterology Fellowship, 1984

Associations
Brackenridge Hospital, Chairman of Internal Medicine, 1989-1991
Seton Medical Center, Chairman of Internal Medicine, 1994-1995
Brackenridge Hospital, Chairman of the Gastroenterology Section of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, 1991-1995
Seton Network, Chairman of Gastroenterology, 1998-2001
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, President, 1996-1998
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Delegate to the Texas Medical Association, 2000-2006
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Representative to the TMA Interspecialty Society Committee, 1997-2006
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Chairman Legislative Committee, 2000-2002
American College of Gastroenterology, Governor of Southern Texas, 1996-2002
American College of Gastroenterology, Freshman Governor Award, 1998
American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Medical Association
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Location
Central - Bailey Square

Kenneth K. Ellis, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Ellis graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1989 and went on to complete his internship, residency and chief residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Ellis completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology/hepatology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland in 1997. While there, he completed additional training in liver transplantation, diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP, and endoscopic ultrasound. Dr. Ellis has practiced in Austin since 1998.

Education
University of Texas at Austin, 1985
Baylor College of Medicine, M.D., 1989
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Residency
Oregon Health Sciences University, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship, 1997

Associations
American College of Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Location
Northwest
Round Rock - Wyoming Springs

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Daniel Emmett, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Emmett graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Emmett spent two years conducting research in the field of hepatology and results of his work have been presented at both national and international meetings. His publications have earned him awards from the American Liver Foundation and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Emmett returned to Austin to join Austin Gastroenterology in February, 2009.

Education
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
Baylor University Medical Center, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
American College of Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Location
Kyle
South - James Casey

Robert Frachtman, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Frachtman received a BA in biology, Summa Cum Laude, from The University of Texas at Austin. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his internship, residency and chief medical residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His fellowship in gastroenterology was completed at The University of Washington in Seattle. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Frachtman practiced in Austin with Austin Diagnostic Clinic from 1984 to 1998 and joined Austin Gastroenterology in February 1998. He has been recognized as one of Texas' Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly, and one of the Best Doctors in Town by Austin Monthly. Dr. Frachtman completed the New York Marathon in 2011 and the Chicago Marathon in 2012.

Education
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D.
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Internship, Residency and Chief Medical Residency
University of Washington, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
Seton Medical Center, Chief of Gastroenterology, 1993-1995
North Austin Medical Center, Chief of Staff, 1999-2000
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Location
Central - Bailey Square

Carl D. Frank, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Frank graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston. He then went on to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas at Houston. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology through a combined program with the University of Texas at Houston and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Frank is published in recognized medical journals and has presented at multiple meetings at the local as well as the national level. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a 4th generation Texan and joined Austin Gastroenterology in 2006.

Education
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Houston, M.D., Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
University of Texas at Houston and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gasroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship

Associations
American College of Physicians
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Location
Georgetown

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Harish K. Gagneja, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Gagneja graduated from the Government Medical College, Guru Nanak Dev University in Punjab, India in 1990. He completed his internship and residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Health System affiliated hospitals in Cleveland, OH in 1997. He completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship with State University of New York at Buffalo, NY in 2000.

Dr. Gagneja accepted a position as assistant professor of medicine at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He also served as co-director of the GI fellowship program there. He moved to Austin in 2002 and joined Austin Gastroenterology in 2004. He maintains his academic interest and actively participates in teaching of medical students and residents of Austin Medical Education Programs. He was chosen consultant of the year by the resident class of 2003-04.

Dr. Gagneja was a lead interventional endoscopist at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has a special interest in therapeutic endoscopy and newer technology in endoscopy. Dr. Gagneja has presented at many national meetings and has authored many abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Gagneja is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Dr. Gagneja has practiced in Austin since 2002.

Education
Government Medical College, Guru Nanak Dev University in Punjab, India, M.D., 1990
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Internship and Residency, 1997
State University of New York at Buffalo, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship, 2000

Associations
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Gastroenterological Association
American College of Gastroenterology

Location
Kyle
South - James Casey
St. David's Plaza

Chris Godell, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Godell graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in biochemistry. He continued his studies at the University of Texas obtaining a master's degree studying aspects of cellular injury and repair. Dr. Godell earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He was named the Stjepcevich Scholar for his class. Dr. Godell is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Godell joined Austin Gastroenterology in September 2005.

Education
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., M.A.
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, M.D.
Ohio State University, Internal Medicine Residency, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Master of Medical Science

Associations
American Gastroenterological Association
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Location
Cedar Park
Round Rock - Forest Creek
Round Rock - Wyoming Springs

Benjamin D. Havemann, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Havemann graduated from The University of Texas at Austin Plan II Honors Program. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Following residency training, he was invited to serve an additional year as chief medical resident at The Methodist Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology also at Baylor College of Medicine.

In 2006, Dr. Havemann joined Scott & White Healthcare in Round Rock, where he served as director of the division of gastroenterology for six years. During this time, he was an assistant professor of medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Dr. Havemann is published in recognized medical journals and has presented his research at multiple medical symposia. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joined Austin Gastroenterology in 2012.

Education
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Plan II Honors Program
Baylor College of Medicine, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship

Associations
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Location
Lakeway
Marble Falls
South - James Casey

Chia-Wen (Kevin) Hsu, M.D., M.P.H.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Hsu graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1991 and received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University in 1993. He completed his internship and residency training at the Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. His fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology was completed at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in gastroenterology.

Dr. Hsu has received research awards in gastroenterology and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals in gastroenterology. Additionally, he has presented many papers at prestigious national medical meetings. He speaks several foreign languages including Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Hsu has been in practice in Austin since 1999.

Education
University of Buenos Aires, 1991
Harvard University, Master of Public Health, 1993
Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, Internship and Residency
Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship

Associations
American College of Gastroenterology
Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Travis County Medical Society

Location
Bastrop
South - James Casey
Southwest Medical Village

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Pradeep Kumar, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Kumar attended undergraduate studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He completed his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX in 1991. He stayed at that institution to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Dallas VA Hospital. Dr. Kumar trained in gastroenterology at UC San Diego Medical Center and finished in 1998.

Dr. Kumar is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He spent several years in practice in Hawaii before returning home to Texas in 2002. He has practiced in Austin since that time and joined Austin Gastroenterology in 2004.

Dr. Kumar has a special interest in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). He did a portion of his fellowship training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY, the "birthplace of Crohn's" where the disease was initially described. He is active in the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) serving on the Medical Advisory Board for the Gulf Coast Chapter, giving lectures to patients, and lending a hand in support of their fundraising efforts. Dr. Kumar participates in IBD research helping bring more effective drugs to the market, and he is a speaker for UCB and Astra, which manufacture medication used to treat Crohn's disease and acid reflux.

Dr. Kumar takes a keen interest in public education of health related issues. Dr. Kumar nears the fifth year of his Wednesday morning appearances on FOX 7 Austin Morning News program discussing the health care issues of the day. He was the producer and host of a call-in radio show called The Dr. Kumar Show, which aired from April 2003 until January 2009. The show was recognized by the Texas Medical Association with the Anson Jones MD Certificate of Merit for Physician Excellence in Reporting for the year 2008 for an episode on HIV disease. He has published articles regarding health care in Austin Fit Magazine and the Travis County Medical Society Journal.

Dr. Kumar is fluent in English, French and Tamil.

Education
Rice University
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D., Internal Medicine Internship/Residency
UC San Diego Medical Center, Gastroenterology Fellowship, 1998

Associations
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Texas Board of Counselors, Annual Meeting Program Chair, 2008
Travis County Medical Society, Committee Member, Past Public Relations Committee Chair
Texas Medical Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
Texas Indian Physician Society Southwest Chapter, Treasurer, 2008
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Gulf Coast Chapter Medical Advisory Board Member

Location
South - James Casey
Southwest Medical Village

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Chad Long, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Long received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco, where he underwent advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP. His training has included research at Oxford University and results of his work have been presented at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Long has published multiple articles in both internal medicine and gastroenterology journals and has authored a chapter of a major gastroenterology textbook. He has special interests in colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatobiliary disease, and functional bowel disease. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Education
University of Chicago, M.D., Internal Medicine Internship/ Residency
University of California-San Francisco, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Location
Cedar Park

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Craig H. Lubin, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Lubin graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1977 where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency, internal medicine internship and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California, Moffitt Hospital in San Francisco. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Lubin has been in practice in Austin since 1982.

Education
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1977
University of California - San Francisco, Internal Medicine Internship/Residency, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
American Liver Foundation
American Gastroenterological Association
Texas Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Location
Central - Bailey Square
Northwest

Gerald W. Mank III, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Mank is a native Texan from the Houston area. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in biology and received his medical degree from The University of Texas at Houston. He also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at The University of Texas at Houston. He then completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology through a combined program with The University of Texas at Houston and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was voted Fellow of the Year by the Department of Internal Medicine and named Chief Clinical Fellow for 2011-2012. Dr. Mank is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mank has interests in colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and Barrett's esophagus. He has received training in advanced procedures such as enteral metal stenting, therapeutic ERCPs, small bowel endoscopy and radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. Additionally, he has presented at national conferences and is published in recognized medical journals.

Education
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
The University of Texas at Houston, M.D., Internal Medicine Internship/Residency
The University of Texas at Houston and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship

Associations
American Board of Internal Medicine
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
American Medical Association
American College of Physicians
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Binh V. Pham, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Binh V. Pham earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1999. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2005. After graduating from medical school, he returned to Charleston to pursue an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship and graduated in 2006.

In the same year, Dr. Pham became an assistant professor of medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. While there, he was an active participant in clinical research, authored numerous manuscripts and abstracts, and was course director for interventional endoscopic symposiums on both regional and national levels.

Dr. Pham joined Austin Gastroenterology in January 2011. His interests in medicine lie in advanced pancreaticobiliary and lumenal endoscopic procedures, including cholangioscopy, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, lumenal metal stenting, and small bowel endoscopy.

Dr. Pham is a medical advisor to Reshape Medical in San Clemente, California, where he assists in the development of a novel endoscopic bariatric balloon device.

Education
Medical University of South Carolina, 1999
University of Texas Medical Branch, Internal Medicine Residency, Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship, 2005
Medical University of South Carolina, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy fellowship, 2006

Associations
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Fellow

Location
Central - Bailey Square

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Vijay Poreddy, M.D., P.A.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Digestive & Liver Diseases Division, UT Southwestern

Biography
Dr. Poreddy is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who has been practicing Gastroenterology since August 2004, and was recently selected as Chief of Staff for the Section of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at St. David's North Austin Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of various digestive disorders, including heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, colitis, colon cancer screening and irritable bowel syndrome. He has advanced training in the treatment of liver diseases, such as Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and Cirrhosis.

Dr. Poreddy was born in India and finished his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. He immigrated to the United States in 1995 and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Jewish Medical Center, New York City. He became Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1999.

Dr. Poreddy then moved to California to pursue a Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Fellowship at the University of Southern California, gaining vast experience in the treatment of ulcer diseases, colon polyps, gastrointestinal bleeding and management of Hepatitis B, C, Cirrhosis and liver transplant patients. He attained certification in Gastroenterology in 2004.

In August of 2004, Dr. Poreddy joined Austin Medical Educational Program (now called University Medical Center at Brackenridge) as a faculty member. While there, he was involved in teaching Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents basic concepts about gastroenterology and liver diseases. He pursued an advanced Interventional Fellowship at Georgetown University Washington, D.C. from July 2006 - June 2007, which involved treatment of bile duct stones, strictures and pancreatic disorders.

Upon returning to Austin, TX in August 2007, he established a private practice, North Austin Gastroenterology. Dr. Poreddy joined Austin Gastroenterology in 2010.

Dr. Poreddy is married to Surekha, a computer programmer. They have two children, Nithin and Neha. When not working, he enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Education
Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, B.A. Medicine and Surgery
University of Southern California, Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Fellowship, 2004
Georgetown University, Interventional Gastroenterology Fellowship, 2006-2007

Associations
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Texas Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Dan C. Rice, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1981. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock in 1984. His gastroenterology fellowship was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1986. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Rice has practiced medicine in Austin since 1990.

Education
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, M.D., 1981
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Little Rock, Internship/Residency, 1984
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Gastroenterology Fellowship, 1986

Associations
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Location
Lakeway
South - James Casey

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Mona Lin Ridgeway, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Ridgeway attended Harvard University, where she graduated with honors with an undergraduate degree in chemistry. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, then moved to California where she completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital. She stayed on at Stanford to complete a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Dr. Ridgeway practiced in Seattle for several years before moving to Austin. She is board certified in gastroenterology/hepatology. She has an interest in general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon cancer screening. Dr. Ridgeway joined Austin Gastroenterology in August 2005.

Education
Harvard University, Bachelor's Degree, M.D.
Stanford University Hospital, Internal Medicine Internship/Residency, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
American Gastroenterological Association
Texas Medical Association

Location
Central - Bailey Square

Glenn C. Robinson, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Robinson earned his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Maine Medical Center. His fellowship in gastroenterology was completed at the University of New Mexico Hospitals, where he was Fellow of the Year, University of New Mexico Department of Medicine, 1993-1994. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Robinson has practiced in Austin since the year 2000.

Education
West Virginia University School of Medicine, M.D.
Maine Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency
University of New Mexico Hospitals, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Location
Georgetown
Northwest
Round Rock - Wyoming Springs

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Richard M. Sperling, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Sperling attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, graduating in 1988. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center where he was chief medical resident from 1991-1992. Dr. Sperling completed his GI fellowship at the University of San Francisco from 1992-1995. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sperling was the chief of gastrointestinal medicine at the Central Texas Medical Foundation from 1995-1999 and currently holds the same position at Seton Medical Center. He has practiced in Austin since 1995.

Education
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, 1988
University of California San Diego Medical Center, Chief Medical Resident, 1991-1992
University of San Francisco, GI Fellowship, 1992-1995

Associations
American College of Gastroenterology
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
Central Texas Medical Foundation, Chief of Gastrointestinal Medicine, 1995- 1999

Location
Central - Bailey Square

F. Douglas Srygley, M.D

 
Biography
Dr. Srygley graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2000 with a degree in biology. He then received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center, where he was selected to serve for one year as Chief Resident. Dr. Srygley remained at Duke to complete a gastroenterology fellowship and an advance endoscopy fellowship, including training in both ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. Dr. Srygley has a particular interest in pancreaticobiliary disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic ultrasound.

Associations
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Location
South - James Casey

William N. Stassen, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
A native of Ireland, Dr. Stassen attended medical school at Trinity College at the University of Dublin. He completed his residency training in internal medicine in Ireland followed by his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He has received extensive training both in the United States and in Ireland under the guidance of some of the most esteemed professors of gastroenterology.

Dr. Stassen's special interests are liver and inflammatory bowel diseases, and he has published numerous articles on various aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. He received the Peter A.J. Adam Award for Excellence in Research in 1984. Dr. Stassen has practiced in the Austin and Round Rock areas since 1985.

Education
Trinity College at the University of Dublin, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency
Cleveland Clinic, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
American Gastroenterological Association
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Location
Northwest
Round Rock - Wyoming Springs

Associated Mid-Level Providers

Stephen J. Utts, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Utts obtained his medical degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1977. He completed his internship and residency at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore from 1977 to 1980. His gastroenterology fellowship was completed at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Texas. He served in the military until 1987 when he opened his practice in Austin. He holds board certifications in internal medicine and gastroenterology from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Education
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, M.D., 1977
Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Internship/Residency
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society

Location
Kyle
South - James Casey

George Willeford III, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Willeford attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Branch in Dallas where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. His internship and residency were completed at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Willeford has practiced in Austin since 1980.

Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Branch in Dallas, M.D.
Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital, Internship/Residency

Associations
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American College of Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
Austin Society of Internal Medicine, Secretary-Treasurer
Seton Physician's Hospital Network, Member, Board of Directors
Managed Health Care Committee, Member

Location
Central - Bailey Square

John J. Ziebert, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Biography
Dr. Ziebert graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He received his fellowship training in gastroenterology at the University of Utah Health Center in Salt Lake City. While there, Dr. Ziebert completed an additional year of advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP. Dr. Ziebert has been with Austin Gastroenterology, P.A. since October of 1997.

Education
University of Notre Dame
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, M.D.
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine Internship/Residency
University of Utah Health Center in Salt Lake City, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Associations
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
Texas Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American College of Gastroenterology

Location
Northwest
Round Rock - Wyoming Springs

Associated Mid-Level Providers