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Heather Bennett, MD

Heather Bennett, MD

Dr. Bennett practices colon and rectal surgery, specializing in robotic and minimally invasive resection of malignant and benign colorectal conditions.  She also has special interest in pelvic floor disorders, fecal incontinence, and anorectal diseases including fistulas, fissures, and hemorrhoids. 

Dr Bennett was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, where she graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.  She went on to complete her general surgery training at the University of South Florida in Tampa and her colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr Bennett also enjoys running half marathons, swimming, raising her one-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, and spending time with her family. 

 
Dr. Heather Bennett is providing a new treatment for Fecal Incontinence. Fecal incontinence is the inability for one to control bowel movements and typically occurs in the older female population. Women with this issue may not want talk about their symptoms but there is a new treatment and Dr. Bennett encourages you to contact her if you have this issue.

 

 

Rafael Cortes M.D.

Rafael A. Cortés, MD is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Cortés has a deep understanding of the gastrointestinal illnesses that affect patients and how to be help them cope with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. His passion for the treatment of liver diseases is evident as he completed additional fellowship training in hepatology. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.





Dr. Cortes shares information on Hepatitis C , how it can affect the liver, common symptoms such as jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), treatment and risk factors associated with this condition.

Office locations

St. Augustine Office

Certifications

Board Certified, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2015 - Present Gastroenterologist Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
Prior details coming Gastroenterologist Central Florida Hepatology and Gastroenterology Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
Medical Degree Universidad Central del Caribe Bayamon, PR
Juan Carlos Munoz, M.D.

Dr. Juan Munoz is a gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from Complutense University of Madrid and has been in practice for over 12 years. Dr. Carlos Munoz, MD is board certified in Gastroenterology.

Dr. Munoz is a board certified in Gastroenterology and has special interest and expertise in the treatment and care of the following digestive health concerns: Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD), Constipation, Hepatitis C, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Ulcerative Colitis and others. Dr. Munoz provides advanced endoscopy procedures, esophageal and hemorrhoidal banding.

 

Office locations

Southside Office

Certifications

  • ERCP Privileges at University of Florida-Shands
  • American Board of Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • USMLE Step III
  • USMLE Step II
  • USMLE Step I

 

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2015 - Present Gastroenterologist Borland Groover Clinic, PA Jacksonville, Florida
2011 - 2015 Director of Endoscopy Units UF and Shands Jacksonville, Florida
2011- 2015 Associate Professor Division of Gastroenterology, University of Florida Jacksonville, Florida
2010 - 2011 Assistant Professor Division of Gastroenterology, University of Florida Jacksonville, Florida
2004 - 2010 Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Gastroenterology, University of FL Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1992 Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
1986 Xochicalco School of Medicine Baja-CA, Mexico

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2006 ERCP Training UFHCSJ-Shands Jacksonville, Florida
2004 Gastroenterology Fellow UFHCSJ-Shands Jacksonville, Florida
2001 Internal Medicine Residency UFHCSJ-Shands Jacksonville, Florida
1999 Internal Medicine Internship St. Luke's Hospital St. Louis, MO
1998 Observership/Externship Regional Hospital St. Louis, MO
1996 USMLE Preparation Stanley H. Kaplan ED Center St. Louis, MO
1994 English as a second language Maryland University St. Louis, MO

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscope
  • Florida Gastroenterology Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American College of Physicians

 

Catherine Manolakis, M.D.

Dr. Manolakis specializes in Gastroenterology and is certified from the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the diagnosis and subsequent management of Crohn’s disease.



Catherine Manolakis, M.D. reviews the symptoms and treatments of GERD (Heartburn).

Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

2009

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, August 2012
  • Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, January 2011

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2015 - Present Gastroenterologist Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2012-2015 Instructor in Medicine, University of South Alabama College of Medicine Mobile, AL

Medical Education

Medical Education
2009 MD Program University of South Alabama College of Medicine Mobile, Alabama

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2012- 2015 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of South Alabama Medical Center Mobile, AL
2009 - 2012 Resident Internal Medicine University of South Alabama Medical Center Mobile, AL
Sian Chisholm, MD

Dr. Chisholm practices general gastroenterology with special interests in colorectal cancer prevention and women’s health. She is trained for multiple procedures including endoscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy. Her research interests include Barrett’s esophagus and bowel preparation. Some of her research has been presented at national meetings, including Digestive Disease Week and published in peer reviewed journals.

 

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2015 - Present Gastroenterologist Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
2000-2004 Doctor of Medicine Ross University School of Medicine Dominica, West Indies

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2004 - 2007 Internship and Residency University of Florida-HSC Jacksonville, FL
2007 - 2008 Chief Medical Resident University of Florida-HSC Jacksonville, FL
2010 - 2013 Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Oklahoma HSC Oklahoma City, OK
Mark M. Carter, M.D.

Dr. Mark Carter is a radiologist at Borland-Groover Clinic. He received his medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice for 32 years. During college Dr. Carter received the Cum Laude Award for Scientific Exhibit at RSNA 1984 in Washington, D.C. for “Magnetic Resonance of the Pelvis” and High Honors in Chemistry. He was given membership to the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honorary Academic Tutoring Society, an honor bestowed upon a student of superior scholastic achievement.

From UF, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Carter returned to Florida and became the Attending Radiologist at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida in 1986.

Dr. Carter was voted one of the top seven radiologists in Florida by peer physicians in June of 2002. He was nominated in Jacksonville Magazine as the Top Doctor in Radiology, July 2013.
Learn more about the Imaging Center’s new technology 3.0T GE Discovery MR750w scanner located Borland-Groover Clinic Southside Jacksonville and Dr. Carter’s experience as a board certified radiologist specializing in GI Exams.
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Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

1986

Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate
  • American Board of Radiology, Diplomate

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2007 - Present Diagnostic Radiologist Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1986 - 2003 Attending Radiologist St. Vincent's Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1982 Doctor of Medicine University of Florida Gainesville, Florida

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1982 - 1986 Diagnostic Radiology Residency Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Professional Associations

  • Duval Medical Society
  • Florida Radiological Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American College of Radiology

Publications

Carter MM, Kulkarni MV: Giant Fibrovascular Polyp of the Esophagus. Gastrointestinal Radiology 9 : 301-303, 1984

Carter MM, Tarr RW, Carroll FE Jr: The “Aortic Nipple” as a sign of impending superior vena caval syndrome. Chest, VOL 87, No. 67, pp 775-777

Tarr RW, Carter MM, Shaff MI, Tishler JMA, Page DL, Kulkarni MV: Hypertension in a patient with multiple renal and adrenal masses. Investigative Radiology.  Vol. 20, August 1985, pp. 455-459.

Kulkarni MV, Shaff MI, Carter MM, Dudley S, Burks DD, Partian CL, James AE Jr:  Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis. Radiographics. Vol. 5, Number 4, July 1985, pp 611-625

Carter MM, McCook BM, Shaff MI, Lamballe AK, Kulkarni MV, Winfield AC Dilated mammary veins as a sign of superior vena caval syndrome.   Applied Radiology. Vol. 16, Number 11, November 1987

Frank Healey, M.D.

Dr. Healey specializes in the field of Colorectal Surgery and diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases of the colon and rectum. These may include conditions such as incontinence, polyps, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids and similar complications.

Office locations

St. Vincent’s Clay County Office
CRS Beach Blvd Office
CRS King Street Office

Practicing since

1981

Certifications

  • Diplomate American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1986 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1986 - Present Robert C. Moore & Frank H Healey, M.D., P.A., Partner Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1976-1980 UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ
1980/1985 Charity Hospital - Tulane Division, Internship/Residency New Orleans, LA
1985 Sansum/Santa Rarbara Medical Clinic, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Santa Barbara, CA
Frank Chrzanowski, Jr M.D.

Dr. Chrzanowski is a colon-rectal surgeon or a proctologist and has over 19 years of experience. He specializes in disorders of the colon, small intestine, rectum and anus. In addition, he treats cancers, precancerous growths or fissures in the anal lining and inflammatory disorders such as Crohn’s disease.

Office locations

CRS Beach Blvd Office
CRS King Street Office
Baptist South Office

Certifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Licensure

Florida
Federal Drug Enforcement Agency

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2002 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2002 - Present Robert C. Moore & Frank H Healey, M.D., P.A., Associate Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1991-1995 Jefferson Medical College, Doctor of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
1995-2001 Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, General Surgery Resident Camden, NJ
2001-2002 Carle Clinic/University of Illinois School of Medicine, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellow Urbana, IL
Robert Moore, M.D.

Dr. Moore has 46 years of practice experience. Specializing in the field of Colorectal Surgery, Dr. Moore diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases of the colon and rectum. These may include conditions such as incontinence, polyps, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids and similar complications.

Office locations

CRS King Street Office
CRS Beach Blvd Office

Certifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1976 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1986 - Present Robert C. Moore & Frank H Healey, M.D., P.A., Partner Jacksonville, Florida
1976 - 1986 Robert C. Moore, M.D., PA. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1964-1968 Temple Medical School Philadelphia, PA
1968-1969 St. John's Hospital, Internship Tulsa, OK
1969-1973 Southwestern Medical School, Surgery Residency Dallas, TX
1973-1974 Ochsner Clinic, Fellowship New Orleans, LA
Albert Cohen, M.D., F.C.A.P.

Dr. Albert Cohen is a pathologist that specializes in GI Pathology.  He was born in Havana, Cuba and earned his M.D. at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico and has 38 years of experience. He has fellowships from Mt. Sinai Hospital and Yale University. He also has a GI Pathologist Fellowship in Florida and was the 5th year Chief Resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Dr. Cohen specializes in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and laboratory medicine. He has been nominated “Best Doctor in America” by his colleagues in 2005, 2007-2008. In 2001, Dr. Cohen was named Ambassador of Peace for the Unity School which had been chosen as the regional headquarters for Peaceful Schools International. Dr. Cohen is also interested in meteorology and hurricane activity.

Office locations

Delray Medical Center

Practicing since

1985

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2003 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2003 - Present President and Medical Director Boca/Delray Pathology Laboratory
1989 - Present Medical Director of Anatomic and Clinical Laboratories Delray Medical Center/West Boca Medical Center

Medical Education

Medical Education
1971-1973 Doctor of Medicine University of Autonoma of Guadalajara Jal, Mexico
1973-1976 5th Pathway Training Program Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, NY

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1981-1982 Fellowship Instructor, Gastrointestinal Pathology Mount Sinai Hospital New York, NY
1981-1982 Chief Residency in Pathology Mount Sinai Hospital New York, NY
1978-1980 Second and Third Years of Residency in Pathology Mount Sinai Hospital New York, NY

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1969 - 1971 B.S., University of Miami Miami, Florida
Grant T. Whittaker,M.D.

Dr. Grant T. Whittaker was born and raised in Palatka, FL. He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science and a Minor in Bio-mechanics. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Following medical school, Grant returned to the University of Florida and completed his residency in Internal Medicine, and then served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. Grant then moved to Mobile, Alabama and completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of South Alabama. Dr Whittaker ‘s clinical interest include Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis and Colon Cancer prevention. In his free time, Grant enjoys fishing and camping with his son, Reid.  Grant is excited to return to north Florida and join the Borland Groover Clinic.

Office locations

Fernandina Beach Office

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 2010 to 2020
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2010

Licensure

Florida, Alabama

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2014 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2010 - 2011 Attending Physicians of Internal Medicine (Chief Resident), Malcom Randal VA Medical Center Gainesville, Florida
2010 - 2011 Hospitalist (Chief Resident), Shands Teaching Hospital Gainesville, Florida
2009 - 2011 Clinical Instructor for Physician Assistant Program, Shands Teaching Hospital Gainesville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
2007 Doctor of Medicine University of South Florida, College of Medicine Tampa, FL

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2011 - 2014 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama
2010 - 2011 Chief Resident Malcom Randal VA Medical Center, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
2007 - 2010 Residency, Internal Medicine University of Florida, Shands Teaching Hospital Gainesville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1999 - 2003 B.S., Engineering Science University of Florida, College of Engineering Gainesville, Florida

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
Anhtung Chau, M.D.

Dr. Anhtung Chau was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and immigrated to Minnesota in 1993.  He attended the University of Minnesota and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Doctorate in Medicine.  Upon graduation, Dr. Chau completed a residency in internal medicine and worked as a hospitalist gaining valuable experience, knowledge, and patient skills.  He returned to the University of Minnesota for further training in a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship, and specializes in inflammatory bowel disease and general Hepatology.  In his spare time, Dr. Chau enjoys playing soccer, jet skiing, and water sports with his wife, Dr. Jessica Bahari-Kashani, a radiation oncologist.  Dr. Chau shares information on colon cancer screening and our annual 5K March to Get Screened for Colon Cancer Research and a cure in a First Coast Living interview. View Dr. Chau, Gastroenterologist, interview with First Coast Living in Jacksonville, Florida.  



Office locations

Southside Office

Certifications

  • Medical License, State of Minnesota, 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2009
  • American Board of Gastroenterology, Board Eligible, 2013

Licensure

Minnesota, Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2013 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2015 - Present Chief of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
2006 Doctor of Medicine University of Minnesota Medical School Minneapolis, MN

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2010 - 2013 Gastroenterology Fellowship Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
2006 - 2009 Internal Medicine Residency Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
2001 B.S., Chemical Engineering University of Minnesota

Publications

Eric Hanse, Douglas Mashek, Jennifer Becker, Ashley Solmonson, Lisa Mullany, Mara Mashek, Howard Towle, Anhtung Chau, Jeffrey Albrecht. Cyclin D1 inhibits hepatic lipogenesis via repression of carbohydrates response element binding protein and hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha. Cell Cycle 11(14): July 15, 2012.

Abstracts

Anhtung Chau, Aasma Shaukat, Bashar Aqel, Bilal Hameed. Risk Factors for proteinuria in Hepatitis C positive patients in a VA population. Department of Medicine-Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Veterans Affair Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Manuscript in preparation. Poster Symposium in May 2008 at the University of Minnesota Research Conference. Poster Symposium in May 2009 at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago

Anhtung Chau, Chris Shepela. Clostridium Difficile associated colitis in immunosuppressed patients has greater morbidity and mortality. Department of Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Yeonsuk Kim, Shawn Mallery, Rebecca Lai, Timothy Kinney, Kapil Gupta, Anhtung Chau,Oliver Cass, Kamran Safdar, Martin Freeman. EUS rendezvous for transpapillary biliary access after unsuccessful ERCP; 9 years’ experience at a single center. Department of MedicineDivision of Gastroenterology, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presented at the Digestive Disease Week in May 2008.

Anhtung Chau, MD, Bilal Hameed, MD, Mandeep Bahadur, MD. Metastatic Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Nineteen Year-Old Female Patient: Case Report and Literature Review.

Martin Freeman, Anhtung Chau, Michelle Fink, John Allen, Eric Johnson. Gastric pacemaker for gastroparesis in patients with refractory symptoms after endoscopic therapy for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or pancreas divisum. Department of Medicine-Division of Gastroenterology, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Manuscript in preparation.

Chau AT, Rudolph SJ, Soltis RD. Escalated dosing of tegaserod for the treatment of gastroparesis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006;101:S481. [Abstract 1242]

Anhtung Chau, MD, Steve Rudolph, MD, Ronald Soltis, MD. Escalated dosing of Tegaserod in treatment of Gastroparesis.  Department of Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poster Symposium in May 2009 at Digestive Disease Week, Chicago. Poster Symposium in November 2007 at the American College of Physicians. Poster Symposium in November 2006 at the American College of Gastroenterology. Poster Symposium in November 2006 at the American College of Physicians.

Anhtung Chau, MD. Atypical Pneumonia: Legionella Infection. University of Minnesota Department of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poster Symposium in November 2006 at the American College of Physicians.

Anhtung Chau, Igor Pesun, DDS. Evaluation of composite vs. amalgam in tooth cavities. Department of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poster Symposium in September 1997 and November 1997.

Mujtaba Butt, M.D.

Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Butt completed his residency and fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY. After completion of his GI fellowship, Dr.Butt worked in the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic for two years. Dr. Butt holds Board Certifications for both the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Gastroenterology.

Dr.Butt’s clinical focus is on pancreaticobiliary diseases, especially the diagnosis, staging and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is trained in ERCP, EUS and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. His research interests focus on benign and malignant pancreaticobiliary diseases. His wife Kiran and him are proud parents of two children. During his free time he enjoys reading, spending time with family, watching football, learning about different cultures and traveling.




Learn more about Mujtaba Butt, MD, Gastroenterologist, at Orange Park and Middleburg Florida clinics.

Office locations

Orange Park Office
St. Vincent’s Clay County Office

Certifications

  • American Board of Gastroenterology, 2011
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 2013
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), 2013



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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2013 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2010 - 2012 Staff physician in Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, OH
2006 - 2007 Hospitalist/Attending, Holyoke Medical Center Holyoke, MA
1999 - 2002 Medical Officer, Surayya Azeem Trust Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
1999 House Officer in Neurology, Mayo Hospital, King Edward Medical College, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan
1999 House Officer in Internal Medicine: Mayo Hospital, King Edward Medical College, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan
1998 - 1999 House officer in General Surgery: Mayo Hospital, King Edward Medical College, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan

Medical Education

Medical Education
1998 Doctor of Medicine King Edward Medical College, University of Punjab Lahore, Pakistan

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2012 - 2013 Advanced Endoscopy Fellow Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA
2007 - 2010 Fellow in Department of Gastroenterology State University of New York Brooklyn, NY
2004 - 2006 Resident in Department of Internal Medicine State University of New York Brooklyn, NY
2003 - 2004 Internship in Department of Internal Medicine State University of New York Brooklyn, NY

Professional Associations

  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2007
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2007
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2007
  • Medical Society of State of New York (MSSNY), 2003
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), 1999

Abstracts

Atif Shahzad, MD, Mujtaba Butt, MD, Ayse Aytaman, MD, Wieczorek Rosemary, MD, Desoto-LaPaix Fidelina, MD, and Fruchter Gerald, MD Primary Lymphoma of the Liver Presenting with Two Years of Unexplained Intermittent Jaundice, ACG 2006

Concha R., Aytaman A., Butt M., Wieczorek R., Desoto-Lapaix F., and Fruchter G. Granulomatous gastritis in two patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, ACG2008

Concha R., Aytaman A, Butt M., Wieczorek R., Desoto-Lapaix F., and Fruchter G. Symptomatic Intestinal Spirochetosis in Two Immunocompetent Patients, ACG 2008

Vlado Simko, MD, Naveen Anand, MD, Mujtaba Butt, MD Gastric cancer in gastric intestinal metaplasia(GIM), ACG 2009.

Naveen Anand, MD, Vlado Simko, MD, Mujtaba Butt, MD Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia (GIM). Natural History and Surveillance, ACG 2009

Dian J Chiang, MD, Prabhleen Chahal, MD, Mujtaba Butt, MD, Dipti Mahajan, MD,  John Goldblum, MD, Bret Lashner, MD, Progression of Celiac disease to Collagenous Gastritis, Collagenous colitis and Collagenous Sprue: A Case Report, ACG 2011

Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD, Mujtaba Butt, MD, Preethi Venkatesh,MD, Saurabh Mukewar, MD, Gursimran Kochhar, MD, Aaron Brzezinski,MD Atypical Presentation of Autoimmune Enteropathy: Clinical Vignettes, ACG 2011

Jegadessan R, Gutierrez NG, Pagadala MR, Navaneethan U, Butt M. Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland, Oh.Lymphocytic Colitis: A Spectrum of Inflammatory Bowel Disease-A Case Series ACG 2012.

Gutierrez NG, Jegadessan R, Pagadala MR, Liu X, Butt M. Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland, Oh.Pseudomelanosis Duodeni: A Unique Finding From an Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. ACG 2012.

Achuthan Sourianarayanane, Gaurav Garg, Thomas Smith, Mujtaba Butt, arthur J.McCullough, Bo Shen. Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland, Oh. Risk Factors of Non-alcohalic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease ACG 2012

Carole Macaron, Mujtaba Butt Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland, Oh. An Atypical Presentation of Ischemic Colitis, ACG 2012

Emily Rostholder, M.D.

Dr. Rostholder is a Jacksonville native. After graduating as salutatorian from The Bolles School, Dr. Rostholder attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Art History. After working in marketing for 2 years after college, Dr. Rostholder found her calling in medicine and completed her post-baccalaureate premedical studies at New York University in New York City. She then attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school in Gainesville, Florida. While there, she was selected for induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as well as the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Rostholder completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and returned to the south for her sub-specialty fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Emory University School of Medicine. She is thrilled to be returning to her hometown to join the Borland-Groover Clinic.

Dr. Rostholder is married and the proud parent of a young daughter. Her clinic is located primarily in our Baptist Downtown office. Clinical interests include treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, women’s GI health, and colon cancer screening. New patients are welcome.



Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

2010

Certifications

  • Certification in Internal Medicine, 2010

Licensure

Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2013 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2002 - 2003 Clinical Research Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Disorders Clinic Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
2007 Doctor of Medicine University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2010 - 2013 Fellow, Department of Digestive Diseases Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA
2008 - 2010 Resident, Internal Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
2007 - 2008 Intern, Internal Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
2001 - 2002 Certificate of Premedical Studies New York University, College of Arts and Sciences New York, NY

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1999 B.A., Psychology University of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2006
  • American Medical Association, 2009
  • American College of Physicians, 2010
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2010
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2010
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2011

Publications

Rostholder E, Ahmed A, Cheifetz AS and Moss AC (2012). Outcomes after escalation of infliximab therapy in ambulatory patients with moderately active ulcerative colitis. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 35: 562–567

Adopted by the American College of Gastroenterology: Rostholder E, Dhere T, Duphare H, Keilin S.  “Radiation Enteritis.” In: Raines D, ed. Capsule Endoscopy by Case Study

Abstracts

Rostholder E, Ahmed A, Moss AC. Predictors of early and sustained response to infliximab in patients with ulcerative colitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2010 October; 105 (Supplement 1): S440.

Ketul Patel, M.D.

Dr. Ketul Patel was born in Gujarat, India. At the age of ten Dr. Patel moved to Florida with his family.  He attended the University of Florida where he was enrolled in the premedical sciences and also completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He then entered the School of Medicine at the American University of the Carribean, from which he received his Doctorate in Medicine.  As part of a study abroad program, he traveled and studied in England for one year during his medical training. Dr. Patel completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship in Southfield, Michigan. During his fellowship training he was appointed Chief Resident and was elected President of the House Staff Association. Upon completing his fellowship, he joined Borland-Groover Clinic in August 2012. Dr. Ketul Patel completed a Fellowship for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound in 2016. After completing his fellowship Dr. Patel joined the Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Center (ATEC) team, an elite group of physicians dedicated to advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the clinic.

Dr. Patel comes from a strong Indian/American background where caring, compassion and family values are paramount. He brings these same values to his practice as he cares for patients with kindness, a sense of optimism, and humility.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering.  Dr Patel lives and promotes an active lifestyle by playing sports, running, and working out.

View his educational video on Band Ligation for Internal Hemorrhoids.

Office locations

Port Orange Office
Ormond Beach East Office

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified Internal Medicine 2009
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified Gastroenterology 2012

Licensure

Florida, Michigan

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2012 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
2005 Doctor of Medicine American University of the Caribbean St. Maarten, N.A.

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2016 Fellowship on Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Providence Hospital and Medical Center Southfield, Michigan
2009 - 2012 Gastroenterology Fellowship Providence Hospital and Medical Center Southfield, Michigan
2006 - 2009 Internal Medicine Residency Providence Hospital and Medical Center Southfield, Michigan

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
2000 B.S., Decision and Information Sciences University of Florida

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2009
  • ASGE, 2009
  • “Excellence in Research” - Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education, 2008
  • American Medical Association, 2007
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2006
  • American College of Physicians, 2005
Ali Lankarani, M.D.

Dr. Lankarani joined the Borland-Groover Clinic from the Mayo Clinic where he worked as a clinical instructor and advanced therapeutic gastroenterology fellow. He moved to Jacksonville from Pittsburgh after finishing his training in gastroenterology at the Drexel University- West Penn Allegheny Health System. Dr. Lankarani studied Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University-Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Dr. Lankarani is a member of the Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Center (ATEC) at the Borland-Groover Clinic and performs endoscopic procedures for accurate diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancerous and early cancers of gastrointestinal tract. In addition, Dr. Lankarani is involved in development of educational material to increase the public awareness about different gastrointestinal-related disorders. Some of his work can be viewed at his personal website.

Dr. Lankarani represented Borland Groover Clinic during the 10th annual anniversary meeting of the Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention (SGI) at Seoul (http://www.sgiw.org) to present current research information. View the details of this research

Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology, 2011

Licensure

Florida, Pennsylvania

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2012 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2011 - 2012 Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
2002 Doctor of Medicine National University of Iran Tehran, Iran

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2011 - 2012 Advanced Endoscopy Fellow / Clinical Instructor Mayo Clinic Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
2008 - 2011 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Gastroenterology/Hepatology Allegheny General Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2005 - 2008 Internal Medicine Resident Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Program in Internal Medicine Baltimore, Maryland

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American Medical Association
  • National Pancreas Foundation
  • Florida Gastroenterologic Society

 

Publications

Lankarani AM, Wallace MB, Endoscopic ultrasonography/fine-needle aspiration and endobronchial ultrasonography/fine-needle aspiration for lung cancer staging, Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2012 Apr;22(2):207-19

Lankarani AM, Wallace MB, ESD-EMR: the Western endoscopist’s point of view. Italian Journal of Digestive Endoscopy. 2012 June

Lankarani AM, Oustecky D, New Media and Gastroenterology Training, Spring 2010 PSG Newsletter

Lankarani AM, Agrawal R, Dhawan M. Gastric Carcinoma Concealed by Paraesophageal Hernia: Case report and review of the literature. The Internet Journal of Gastroenterology, 2010 - Volume 9 Number 2

Lankarani AM, Oustecky D. Rising Stars Poster Competition event reporting from Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. Fall 2010 Newsletter

Abstracts

Lankarani AM, Wallace MB, Polarization Gating Spectroscopy of Apparently Normal Duodenal Mucosa to Detect Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Vol. 75, 4, AB162,2012

Lankarani AM , Lukens F. Double Balloon Enteroscopy in Patients With Surgically Altered Bowel Anatomy: Analysis of Large Prospectively Collected Database, Gastroenterology Vol. 142, 5, S-1082,2012

Lankarani AM , Lukens F.Small Bowel Tumors Discovered During Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE): Analysis of Large Prospectively Collected Database, Gastroenterology Vol. 142, 5, Pages S-759-S-760,2012

Lankarani AM, Timothy AW. Use of Aspirin or NSAIDs and Female Gender are Associated With Decreased Risk for Dysplasia on Large Sessile Colonic Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Vol. 75, 4, AB410-AB41,2012

Lankarani AM, Timothy AW. Predictors of High Grade Dysplasia (HGD) or Adenocarcinoma (AC) on Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) of Large Colonic Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Vol. 75, 4, AB499,2012

Lankarani AM, Dhawan M. Agreement between Onsite and Final Cytologic Interpretations of EUS-FNA, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Vol. 73, 4, AB251,2011

Lankarani AM, Dhawan M. Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer with EUSFNA: Factors That Influence Adequate Sampling, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Vol. 73, 4, AB259,2011

Lankarani AM, Dhawan M. Detection of Metastasis during Staging EUS in Patients with Pancreaticobiliary Cancer, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Vol. 73, 4, AB340,2011

Lankarani AM, Dhawan M. Agreement between Onsite and Final Cytologic Interpretations of EUS-FNA, The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. 17(2011):S1,2011

Lankarani AM, Dhawan M. Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer with EUSFNA: Factors That Influence Adequate Sampling,The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. 17(2011):S12,2011

Lankarani AM, Dhawan M. Detection of Metastasis during Staging EUS in Patients with Pancreaticobiliary Cancer, The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. 17(2011):S12,2011

Lankarani AM, Agrawal R, Dhawan M. Gastric Carcinoma Concealed by Paraesophageal Hernia: A Rare Manifestation of a Common Disease. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 104 (2009):S579.

Lankarani AM, Thakkar S. Isolated Jejunal Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Following Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 104 (2009):S751.

Lankarani AM, Dutta SK. Successful Endoscopic Dilation of Cervical Webs: Two Case Reports. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 102 (2007): S386.

Lankarani AM, Dutta SK. Giant Hyperplastic Gastric Polyps: Precursor to Adenocarcinoma? The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 102 (2007): S401.

Lankarani AM, Chow D. Unusual Presentation of Pancreatitis. American College of Physicians (Abstract).

David Hellman, D.O.

Dr. David Hellman graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology. He did his Residency at University of Florida, Shands Hospital in Jacksonville and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Botsford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Hellman has been practicing medicine since 1994. Prior to joining the Borland Groover Clinic, he was in private practice. Dr. Hellman has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine as well as Chairman of the Endoscopy Department at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. Dr. Hellman has been a member of the clinical faculty of Nova Southeastern University since 2006. Dr. Hellman is interested in all aspects of gastroenterology and performs ERCP procedures.


Office locations

Boynton Beach Office

Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology, recertified 2005
  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine: Int. Medicine, expired 2003

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2012 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Boynton Beach, Florida
1994 - 2011 Private Practice, Gastroenterology Boynton Beach, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2006 - Present Clinical Faculty Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2005 - 2008 Chairman Endoscopy Department Bethesda Memorial Hospital Boynton Beach, Florida
2005 - 2008 Clinical Faculty University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, Florida
2001 - 2002 Chairman Dept. of Medicine Bethesda Memorial Hospital Boynton Beach, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1988 Doctor of Medicine Nova Southeastern University

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1992 - 1994 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Botsford Hospital Farmington Hills, Michigan
1989 -1992 Residency, Internal Medicine University of FL / Shands Hospital (previously University Medical Center) Jacksonville, Florida
1988 -1989 Rotational Internship Columbia Hospital (formerly Humana Hospital) West Palm Beach, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1984 Bachelor of Sciences in Biology Tulane University

Professional Associations

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Palm Beach Medical Society
  • National Eagle Scout Association
Joe Khoury, M.D.

Dr. Khoury earned his medical degree from the Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences in Lebanon, completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael at Yale University School of Medicine and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Florida School of Medicine.
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Khoury relocated to Jacksonville after working for three years in academic medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Gastroenterology Division at Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV.

Office locations

Baptist Beaches Office

Certifications

  • ABIM: Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 2008
  • ABIM: Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 2004
  • ECFMG certificate, 2000

Licensure

Florida, West Virginia

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2012 - Present Gastroenterologist Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2008 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University Huntington, West Virgina

Medical Education

Medical Education
2000 Doctor of Medicine Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2007 - 2008 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Florida - Shands, Jacksonville, Division of Gastroenterology Jacksonville, Florida
2005 - 2007 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine Greenville, North Carolina
2004 - 2005 Chief Medical Resident Internal Medicine Department, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut
2001 - 2004 Residency, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hospital of St Raphael - Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1994 Post baccalaureate Premedical Program Lebanese University Faculty of Sciences

Professional Associations

  • Medical Advisor for the West Virginia Gluten Intolerance Group, a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
  • Member of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  • Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • Previous Member of the ACP, AMA, AASLD
  • Previous Member and President of the Resident Committee- Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT. 2004 - 2005
  • Previous member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, Hosp. of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT. 2004-2005

Publications

Ranitidine-induced hepatitis: a rare cause of hepatotoxicity. THLee, KJVega, JEKhoury. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis September 2010 Vol. 19 No 3, 337-342

Modified technique to extract malpositioned or migrated self-expanding stents from the esophagus and stomach. Munoz JC, JEKhoury , Alizadeh M, Pudhota S, Smith-McCutchen A, Corregidor AM, Lambiase LR, Vega KJ J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Apr; 24(4):547-51.

The frequency of confirmed Barrett’s esophagus varies by ethnicity and gender S Chisholm, JEKhoury, MM Jamal, S Pudhota. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) April 2009 (Vol. 69, Issue 5, Page AB359).

KJ Vega. Ethnicity Related Variation in the prevalence and demographics of Barrett’s Esophagus. JEKhoury, KJVega, SShisholm, MMJamal. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) April 2008 (Vol. 67, Issue 5, Page AB175).

Routine Anal Cytology Screening for Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in an Urban HIV Clinic. HScott, JEKhoury, SBWeissman, BMoore. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 35(2): 197-202; February 2008.

Physician Stress and Flow Experiences: Optimizing performance during medical procedures. JEKhoury, DSinar, CRussoniello, NMurray. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) April 2007 (Vol. 65, Issue 5, Page AB330).

George Nassar, M.D.

Dr. George Nassar, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Nassar graduated from the Universite Libanaise, Beirut in 1997. He has been practicing medicine for over 17 years.

In addition to General Gastroenterology, Doctor Nassar’s Main Clinical focus is on advanced and interventional endoscopy, including diagnosing and treating pancreaticobiliary diseases and Gastrointestinal malignancies.

Besides Colonoscopies and Upper Endoscopies, Dr. Nassar performs the following procedures:

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) with Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB)
  • ERCP (with stones extraction, placement of biliary and pancreatic stents, plastic and metallic)
  • Drainage of pancreatic fluid collections/pseudocysts
  • Endoscopic pancreatic necrosectomy/debridement of pancreas necrosis
  • Endoscopic banding of Hemorrhoids
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) involving endoscopic removal of large polyps, and early Gastrointestinal tumors.

 

In his presentation above Dr. Nassar emphasized the importance of colon cancer screening and made us aware that African American patients should be screened at age 45 for colon cancer instead of the age 50. Dr. Nassar tells us about colon cancer risk factors.

Office locations

Memorial Medical Office

Certifications

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE): steps I, II, and III
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 2002
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 2006, 2016

National Provider Identifier

1609982263

Licensure

Florida, North Dakota

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2014 - Present Chief of the Gastroenterology Department at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
2011 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2010 - 2011 Independent Gastroenterology Attending Physician Jacksonville, Florida
2006 - 2009 Gastroenterology attending, Meritcare Hospital, Fargo, ND, where he started the EUS program (Endoscopic Ultrasound) and introduced EUS for the first time in the state of North Dakota Fargo, North Dakota

Medical Education

Medical Education
1997 Doctor of Medicine Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
1997-1999 General Surgery residency Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
1999-2002 Resident in Internal Medicine Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York
2002-2003 Chief Resident in Internal Medicine Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York
2003-2006 Fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology SUNY Downstate (State University of New York), Brooklyn, NY

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1991-1997 Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences Beirut, Lebanon
2002 - 2003 Chief Resident Internal Medicine / Primary Care Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, New York
1999 - 2002 Internship Residency in Internal Medicine Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, New York
1997 - 1999 General Surgery Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences Beirut, Lebanon

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1990-1991 Lebanese University, Faculty of Biological Sciences Beirut, Lebanon

Professional Associations

  • ASGE: American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • ACG: American College of Gastroenterology
  • AGA: American Gastroenterology Association
Michael Herman, D.O.

Dr. Herman received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, from the University of Florida, Masters of Science in Neuroscience from Florida State University, and his medical degree at Nova Southeastern in Davie, Florida. After completing his training in Internal Medicine at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, he was stationed at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville for four years where he served as an Internist and the Department Head of Consultative Medical Services. Dr. Herman was discharged as a Lt. Commander in 2006, and then completed a

Fellowship in Hepatology and Liver Transplant at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville.  He then completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is thrilled to be back at home in Jacksonville, which is the hometown of his wife. 

Dr. Herman is married to Jennifer Fordan-Herman, M.D., a pediatrician at Island Pediatrics in Fleming Island. They have 3 children. Dr. Herman enjoys fishing, boating, and traveling. He welcomes new patients and referrals.

Dr. Herman has numerous publications and was recently recognized by the American Federation for Medical Research in Gastroenterology. He received the Fellows-to-Leadership award from the American College of Gastroenterology and currently serves as member of the Training Committee. His fellowship included additional training in anorectal disease and capsule endoscopy. His special interests include liver disease, hemmorhoidal therapy, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Dr. Herman is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Transplantation, American Gastroenterological Association, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Office locations

Orange Park Office
St. Vincent’s Clay County Office

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, 2002
  • Gastroenterology, 2002
  • Hepatology and Liver Transplant, 2010

Licensure

Florida, Alabama

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2011 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2010 - 2011 North Florida Gastroenterology Orange Park, Florida
2002 - 2006 Department of Medicine, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
2004 - 2006 Department Head, Consultative Medicine, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1999 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Nova Southeastern University

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1999 - 2002 Internship and Residency Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Portsmouth, Virginia
2006 - 2007 Fellowship, Hepatology and Liver Transplant Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
2007 - 2010 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1993 Bachelor of Science University of Florida
1995 Master of Science Florida State University

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians, 2002 - Present
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2006 - Present
  • American Society of Transplantation, 2006 - 2007
  • Gulf Coast Liver Support Group, 2009 - Present
  • National Pancreas Foundation Trainee award, 2008 - 2009
  • ACG Training Committee member selection, 2009
  • Fellowship2Leadership Award, 2009
  • American Federation for Medical Research Scholar in Gastroenterology, 2009
Scott Cooper, M.D.

Dr. Cooper’s clinical focus is on pancreaticobiliary diseases, especially the diagnosis, staging and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is trained in ERCP, EUS and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. His research interests focus on benign and malignant pancreaticobiliary diseases.

Office locations

Baptist South Office

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2011 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
2001 Doctor of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2001 - 2004 Internship and Residency University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2005 - 2008 Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2008 - 2009 Theraputic Endoscopy University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1997 B.S., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Purdue University
Michael Ibach, M.D.

Dr. Ibach is a 2nd generation physician, whose father Dr. John Ibach was a local pulmonary surgeon in Jacksonville. Dr. Ibach attended high school at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, before receiving his BS degree in Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in Tampa at the University of South Florida, and completed his residency program for Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ibach returned to Louisiana to complete his gastroenterology fellowship at Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. He was in private practice in Jackson, Tennessee. until 2011.

Dr. Ibach returns to Jacksonville with his family, and is now based at our Jacksonville Beach location. Dr. Ibach shares information on why it’s important to detect and remove polyps in this video.



Office locations

Baptist Beaches Office

Practicing since

1995

Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty Exam in Gastroenterology and Hepatology), 1997, 2007
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1993

National Provider Identifier

1053362723

Licensure

Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2011 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1995 - 2011 Private Practice, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Jackson, Tennessee

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1998 - 2011 Clinical Instructor, University of Tennessee School of Medicine Family Practice Residency Program, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Jackson, Tennessee
1994 - 1995 Acting Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Medical Service, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Shreveport, Louisiana
1994 - 1995 Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Sections of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Louisiana State University medical Center Shreveport, Louisiana

Medical Education

Medical Education
1989 Doctor of Medicine University of South Florida

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1992 - 1995 Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport, Louisiana
1989 -1992 Residency, Internal Medicine Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1985 Bachelor of Sciences in Biology Tulane University

Professional Associations

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Consolidated Medical Assembly of West Tennessee
  • West Tennessee Physicians Alliance (President 2005 - 2006)

Publications

Finan MA, Smith SG, Sinnott JT, Obrien W, Ibach M, Morales R. An interesting case presentation: Peripartum meningococcal meningitis. J Perinatol 1992;12:78-80.

Ibach MB. Predictors of compliance after hospitalization. J La State Med Soc 1995;147:321-324.

Grier JF, Ibach MB, Grafton WD, Gholson CF. Ischemia-induced tissue remodeling: magnetic enteral gastrostomy in a porcine model. Gastrointest Endosc 1995;42:354-357.

Ibach MB, Grier JF, Goldman DE, LaFontaine S, Gholson CF. Diagnostic considerations in evaluation of patients presenting with melena and nondiagnostic esophagogastroduodenascopy. Dig Dis Sci 1995;40:1459-1462.

Gholson CF, Grier JF, Ibach MB, McMillan RW, McDonald JC. Late hepatic allograft failure associated with diffuse biliary sclerosis and ductal proliferation. Transplant proc (submitted).

Grier JF, Ibach MB, Jordan PA. Post-emetic laceration of the gastric body: A Mallory-Weiss variant. Dig Dis Sci (submitted).

Gholson CF, Grier JF, Ibach MB, Favrot D, Nall L, Sittig K, McDonald JC. Sequential endoscopic/laparoscopic management of sickle hemoglobinopathy-associated cholelithiasis and suspected choledocholithasis. South Med J 1995;88:1131-1135.

Ibach MB, Grier JF, Goldman DE, Gholson CF. Perioperative endoscopic diagnosis and management of choledocholithiasis. Am J med (submitted).

Grier JF, Ibach MB, Small VW, Spires WV, Nopajaroonsri C, Robles V. clinical pathological conference: 48 year old man with painless jaundice. J La State Med Soc (submitted).

Goldman DE, Grier JF, Coon CC, Ibach MB. Intrashincteric botulinum toxin in the treatment of achalasia: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Gastroenterol (submitted).

Abstracts

Ibach MB, Piszcz-Connelly M, Levine G. A five year follow up of patients evaluated for heme positive stools or rectal bleeding. AM J Gastroenterol 1992;97:1340.

Gholson CF, Grier JF, Ibach MB, Favrot D, Nall L, Sittig K, McDonald JC. Sequential endoscopic/laparoscopic management of sickle hemoglobinopathy-associated cholelithiasis and suspected choledocholithasis. Gastrenterology 1994;106:339.

Grier JF, Ibach MB, Gholson CF. Diagnostic considerations in evaluation of patients presenting with melena and nondiagnostic esophagogastroduodenascopy. Gastroenterology 1994;106:236.

Ibach MB, Grier JF, Goldman DE, Gholson CF. Perioperative endoscopic diagnosis and management of choledocholithiasis. Am J Gastroenterol 1994;89:1656

Goldman DE, Jordan PA, Grier JF, Ibach MB. Circumventing dysphagia. AM J Gastroenterol 1994;89-1731.

Grier JF, Ibach MB, Gholson CF. Magnetic enteral gastrostomy in a porcine model. Gastroenterol 1994;108:104.

Ibachj MB, Grier JF. A randomized trial of sedation and analgesia prior to bedside percutaneous live biopsy. Am J Gastroenterol 1995;90:1622.

Grier JF, Ibach MB, goldman DE, Jordan PE. Ethanol-induced tumor necrosis combined with serial expandable metal stents for palliation of malignant dysphagia. Am J Gastroenterol 1995;90:1559.

Jose Nieto, D.O., A.G.A.F., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., F.A.S.G.E.

Jose M. Nieto, D.O. completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed an additional year of advanced endoscopy training in Interventional Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound at UCLA Medical Center.

He joins us from Orlando Florida, where he was on the clinical faculty staff at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, and was essential in the development of the pancreatic disease and cancer program there.

View his informational video on Diverticulosis, review of Colon Cancer in African Americans Esophageal stent fixation with endoscopic suturing device improves clinical outcomes and information on Minimally Invasive Endoscopy.



View the interview on EFTR (Spanish version) on Full Thickness Resection Procedure one of the first in Florida and the US.

View an additional interview in on the EFTR procedure in English.

Office locations

Baptist Downtown Office
Southside Office

Certifications

Board Certified in Internal Medicine


Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Board Eligible in Bariatric Medicine


Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCF School of Medicine


Honorary Professor of Medicine, UEES

National Provider Identifier

1225190002

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2011 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2007- 2011 Gastroenerologist and Hepatologist, Florida Physician Medical Group (FPMG) Clinical Faculty, Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Medical Education

Medical Education
1996 - 2000 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine Pomona, California

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2008 American Society of Bariatric Medicine - Obesity Course
2007 Fellowship, Interventional Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound University of California, Los Angles, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
2003 - 2006 Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of California, Los Angeles
2003 Research Fellowship, Pancreatic/Liver Diseases University of California, Los Angeles, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
2001 - 2003 Residency, Internal Medicine University of California, Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
2000 - 2001 Internship-Categorical Internal Medicine University of California, Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1996 Bachelor of Science, Physiology University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Associations

  • Florida Gastroenterologic Society, Course Director
  • American College of Physician, Internal Medicine, Fellow
  • American Society of Bariatric Medicine, Member
  • American Osteopathic Medical Association, Member
  • American College of Gastroenterology, Committee Chair
  • American Gastroenterology Association, Fellow
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Member

Publications

Siddiqui Ali , Tang Julian, Kowalski Thomas E, Loren David, Khalid Ammara, Soomro Ayesha, Mazhar Syed, Rosé Julian, Isby Laura, Kahaleh Michael, Kalra Ankush, Sarkisian Alex, Kumta Nikhil, Nieto Jose, Sharaiha Reem.
Esophageal stent fixation with endoscopic suturing device improves clinical outcomes and reduces complications in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer prior to neoadjuvant therapy: a large multicenter experience.
Siddiqui AA, et al. Surg Endosc. August 5, 2016.

Author information
• Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA. a
• Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.
• Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
• Division of Gastroenterology, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York, NY, USA.
• Borland-Groover Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Citation
Surg Endosc. 2016 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]


Tang SJ, Nieto JM, Jensen D. Ohning GV, Pisegna JR. The Novel Use of an Intravenous Proton Pump Inhibitor (Pantoprazole) in a Patient with Short Bowel Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2002 Jan; 34(1):62-63.

Saab S, DeRossa V, Nieto JM, Durazgo F, Han SH, Roth B. Costs and clinical outcomes of primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in patients with hepatic cirrhosis: a decision analytic model. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2003 Apr; 98(4):763-770.

Saab S, Ly D, Nieto JM, Kanwal F, Lu D, Raman S, Amado R, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Ghobrial R, Yersiz H, Goldstein LI, Tong M, Busuttil RW. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening in Patients Waiting for Liver Transplantation: A Decision Analytic Model. Liver Transplantation. 2003 Jul; 9(7):672-681.

Tao N, Stussman S, Nieto JM, Tsukamoto H, Yuan JM. Demographic Characteristics of Hopitalized Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease and Pacreatitis in Los Angeles. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2003 Nov;27(11):1798-1804.

Satoh A, Gukovskaya AS, Nieto JM, Cheng JH, Gukovsky I, Reeve JR Jr, Shimosegawa T, Pandol SJ. PKC-delta and -epsilon regulate NF-kappaB activation induced by cholecystokinin and TNF-alpha in pancreatic acinar cells. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2004 Sep; 287(3):G582-91

Nieto JM, Saab S. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt versus Medical Treatment of Refractory Ascites: A Systematic Review. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;3:CD004889.

Ibrahim AB, Shpaner A, Nieto JM, Saab S. Liver fibrosis is accelerated in HIV/HCV coinfection: a matched analysis. SA Gastroenterol 2004, 2 (3): 14-17.

Nieto JM, Pisegna JP. The Role of Proton Pump Inhibitors in the Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Target Journal: Expert Opinions in Pharmacotherapy 2006 Feb;7(2):169-75.

Nieto JM, Saab S. Outcomes of Liver Transplantation using Hepatitis B core positive Liver Grafts: Implications for Prophylaxis. Textbook: Current Hepatitis Reports 2006 Feb; 5: 33-39.

Saab,S, Nieto JM, Lewis K, Runyon, B. TIPS versus paracentesis for cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006; 4 CD004889

Nieto JM, Saab S. Outcomes of Liver Transplantation using Hepatitis B core positive Liver Grafts: 2008 Update. Textbook: Current Hepatitis Reports 2008 April; 2: 68-79.

Wang HS, Oh DS, Anderson A, Nieto J, Tien P, Ohning G, Pisegna JR. Comparative Efficacy of Rabeprazole and Pantoprazole in the Control of Nocturnal Acid Output and Intragastric Acidity. Gut Liver. 2008 Jun (2) 30-38.

Lugea A, Gong J, Nguyen J, Nieto J, French SW, Pandol SJ. Cholinergic Mediation of Alcohol-Induced Experimental Pancreatitis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Aug 9;170(15):1768-81

Jahng AW, Reicher S, Chung D, Varela D, Nieto J,  Pham B, Venegas RJ, French SW. Staining for p53 and Ki-67 increases the sensitivity of EUS-FNA to detect pancreatic malignancy. World J GAstointest Endosc. 2010 Nov 16 ;2 (11):362-8

Nieto JM. Mangement of Gastroparesis. Northeast Florida Medicine 2013 Feb 64:1, 37-29.

Abstracts

Deguzman, LJ, Nieto JM. Early Viral Clearance at One Month and Three Months is Highly Predictive of Sustained Response During Induction Dose Interferon Alpha-2B Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) Infection. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, November 1999, Hepatology: A401 Presidents Choice Poster Award

Nieto JM, Deguzman LJ. The Mucosal Clip Assisted Method (MCAM) for the Placement of Percutaneously Placed Jejunal Enteral Tubes (JET/PEG) is Safe and Effective. Digestive Disease Week, May 2000, Gastroenterology: A4740.

DeGuzman LJ, Nieto JM, Leckemby D, and Onuma, E. Randomized Trial Comparing the Efficacy of the Mucosal Clip Assisted Method (MCAM) vs. the Standard Pull Method (SPM) for the Placement of Percutaneously Placed Jejunal Enteral Tubes. American College of Gastroenterology, Octorber 2000, The American Journal of Gastroenterology: A282.

DeGuzman, LJ, Nieto JM, Schmidt WM. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA in Plasma and Not Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) is Comparable to Hepatic HCV RNA When Obtained While on Therapy at the End of Treatment as a Predictor of Sustained Response in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, November 2000, Hepatology: A776.

Nieto JM, Saab S. Surgical versus Medical Treatment of Refractory Ascites: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled trials. American College of Physicians- Southern California Region I Meeting, February 2001, Los Angeles, CA: A10.

DeGuzman LJ, Nieto JM, DeGuzman S, Conrad A, Collins B. Plasma HCV RNA is Comparable to Hepatic HCV RNA When Obtained While on Therapy at the End of Treatment as a Predictor of Sustained Response in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. Digestive Disease Week, May 2001, Gastroenterology: A153.

Saab S, DeRossa V, Nieto JM. Decision Analytic Model Comparing Strategies For Primary Prophylaxis Of Variceal Bleeding In Patient With Hepatic Cirrhosis. Digestive Disease Week, May 2002. Gastroenterology: A1263.

Nieto JM, DeRossa V, Deguzman LJ. Crohn’s Disease of the Vulva Antedating Gastrointestinal Involvement: Case Report. American College of Gastroenterology, Oct 2003. Seattle, WA. The American Journal of Gastroenterology: A376.

Nieto JM, Farrell J. A Novel Presentation of an Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor in a Patient with Peutz-Jehger Syndrome. A Case Report: American College of Gastroenterology,Oct 2003. Seattle, WA. The American College of Gastroenterology: A384.

Saab S, DeRossa VP, Nieto JM. Cost and Clinical Outcomes of Primary Prophylaxis o Variceal Bleeding In Cirrhotics: A Decision Analytic Model. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, November 2002, Hepatology: A1400.

Nieto JM, Saab S. Medical versus Surgical and Radiological Treatment of Refractory Ascites: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, November 2002, Hepatology: A1465

Saab S, Ly D, Nieto JM, Kanwal F, Durazo F, Han S, Busuttil R. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation Can Be Cost-Effective. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, November 2002, Hepatology: A2218.

Satoh A, Gukovskaya A, Nieto JM, Lee O, Cheng JH, Nam KJ, Reeve JR, Pandol SJ. Activation of individual protein kinase C isoforms and their role in CCK- induced NF-κB activation in pancreatic acinar cells. Digestive Disease Week, May 2003. Gastroenterology: A1456.

Wolf C, Nieto JM, Ibrahimi J. Prophylactic Mucomyst versus Placebo for the Prevention of Contrast Induced Nephropathy During Cardiac Catherization: A Meta-analysis. American Cardiology Association, November 2003.

Lugea A, Nieto JM, Gukovsky I, Satoh A, Pandol, S. J. Role of the Cholinegic System in Alcohol-Induced Pancreatitis. American Pancreatic Association,, November 2003. Pancreas: 33: (4) 479-480.

Hernandez JC, Tsai F, Chung D, Nieto JM, French S, Eysselein VE. Frequency of Buried Barrett’s Metaplasia After BARRX Ablation for Intestinal Metaplasia with Or Without Dysplasia. Digestive Disease Week, April 2007, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: AB111

Nieto JM, Alia D, Reicher S, Chung D, Pham BV, French S, Stabile B, Eysselein VE. Immunohistochemical Staining Improves the Diagnostic Yield of Endoscopic Ultrasonography Guided Fine Needle Aspirates of Pancreatic Solid Lesions. Digestive Disease Week, April 2007, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: T1582

Shah R, Shah JN,  Waxman I, Kowalski t, Sanchez-Yague A, Nieto J, Brauer B, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M. EUS-Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts (PP) Utilizing a Novel Anchoring, Covered Self-Expanding Metal Sent (Acsems): Results Froma Prospective, Multi-Center Study.  Digestive Disease Week, May 2013. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy:,  AB128

William Foody, M.D.

Dr. Foody is a military veteran that has served in both the United States Navy, and the United States Air Force. While serving in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Foody was active duty on the USS Iowa BB-61, in Norfolk, Virginia, and served in the NAVY Reserves until 1989, when he joined the Health Professions Scholarship Program in the U.S. Air Force at the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Foody completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, and his GI fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia before completing and additional year of training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Foody and his family joins us in Florida from the San Antonio, Texas where Dr. Foody was the Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Foody retired from military duty 2009.



Office locations

St. Augustine Office
MuraBella/World Golf Village Office

Practicing since

1996

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2010 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2009 - 2010 Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine / Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition UTHSCSA San Antonio, Texas
2003 - 2009 Chief of Endocopy, Willford Hall Medical Center Lackland AFB, Texas
1997 Internal Medicine Staff, Air Transportable Hospital Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia
1996 - 1999 Faculty, Keesler Medical Center Keesler AFB, Mississippi

Medical Education

Medical Education
1989 - 1993 Doctor of Medicine Medical College of Virginia

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2002 - 2003 Advanced Biliary Endoscopy Fellowship, Air Force Institute of Technology Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina
1999 - 2002 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Air Force Institute of Technology, Medical College of Virginia Richmond, Virginia
1993 - 1996 Internal Medicine Internship & Residency US Air Force WPAFB, Ohio

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1989 Bachelor of Science / Biology Degree Old Dominion University

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of Air Force Physicians
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Publications

Foody, WF Jr., Heuman DD, Mihas, AA, Schubert, ML, Nutritional Therapy for Alcoholic Hepatitis: New Life for an Old Idea, Selected Summaries, Gastroenterology; 120(4): 153-154

Sandra Hoogerwerf, M.D.

Dr Sandra Hoogerwerf graduated Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Medicine from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She subsequently completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and her clinical gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Brach in Galveston, Texas. In addition, she completed a gastroenterological research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Before joining Borland-Groover Clinic in 2010, she served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Hoogerwerf has a longstanding interest in women’s health issues, functional bowel and motility disorders. She has published on a variety of topics including the management of gastrointestinal disease in pregnancy, acid suppressive therapy and reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome and motility disorders such as achalasia.



Office locations

St. Augustine Office
Palm Coast St. Augustine Office

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, 1997
  • Gastroenterology, 2001

Licensure

Florida, Maryland, Texas, Michigan

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2010 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. St. Augustine, Florida
2006 - 2010 Staff Physician, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Ann Arbor, Michigan

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2006 - 2010 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tenure-track University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan
2002 - 2006 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tenure-track University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas
2000 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nontenure-track, Clinical University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas

Medical Education

Medical Education
1985 - 1992 Doctorate of Medicine Degree Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1997 - 2000 Fellowship Gastroenterology University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas
1994 - 1997 Residency Internal Medicine Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore, Maryland
1992 - 1994 Research Fellowship Gastroenterology The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland

Professional Associations

  • Member American Motility Society, 2003 - Present
  • Member American College of Physicians, 1998 - Present
  • Member American Gastroenterological Association, 1998 - Present
  • Member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1998 - Present

Publications

Hoogerwerf WA, Hawkins AL, Perlman E, Griffin CA. Chromosome Analysis of Nine Osteosarcomas.Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer 9:88 - 92, 1994

Hoogerwerf WA, Tsao SC, Devuyst O, Levine SA, Yun CH, Yip JW, Cohen ME, Wilson PD, Lazenby AJ, Tse CM, Donowitz M. NHE2 and NHE3 are Human and Rabbit Intestinal Brush Border Proteins. American Journal of Physiology 33 (1): G29-41, 1996

Khurana S, Kreydiyyeh S, Arazon A, Hoogerwerf WA, Rhee SG, Donowitz M, Cohen ME. Asymmetric signal transduction in polarized ileal Na(+) absorbing cells. Biochemical Journal 313:509-18, 1996

Hoogerwerf WA, Soloway RD. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of gallstones. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 14:413-416, 1998

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ, Kalloo AN, Schuster MM. Pain- The overlooked symptom in gastroparesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology 94:1029-1033, 1999

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Botulinum Toxin and the Gut: From Toxin to Therapy. Clinical Perspectives in Gastroenterology 2:165-170, 1999

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Taking control of fecal incontinence: early results of an artificial sphincter device. Gastroenterology 116:1005-1006, 1999

Hoogerwerf WA, Soloway RD. Gallstones. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 15:442-447, 1999

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Achalasia: treatment options revisited. Review. The Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 14(5):406-409, 2000

Hoogerwerf WA, Soloway RD. Gallstones. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 16(5):450-452, 2000

Hoogerwerf WA,  Zou L, Shenoy M, Sun D, Micci MA, Lee Hellmich H, Xiao SY, Winston JH, Pasricha PJ. The proteinase-activated receptor 2 is involved in nociception. The Journal of Neuroscience 21(22); 9036-9042, 2001

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Botulinum Toxin for Achalasia: Are We Asking the Right Questions? Digestive & Liver Disease 34(2):97-98, 2002

Hoogerwerf WA, Lee Hellmich H, Micci MA, Zou L, Winston JH, Pasricha PJ. Molecular cloning of the rat proteinase-activated receptor 4. BMC Molecular Biology 3:2, 2002

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. A decade of botulinum toxin injections for achalasia; where do we stand? Endoscopy 34(7):580-581, 2002

Hoogerwerf WA , Pasricha PJ. Lansoprazole provided more effective and faster relief for heartburn than did omeprazole in erosive esophagitis. Commentary. ACP Journal Club. May-June;136, 2002

Hoogerwerf WA, Shenoy M, Winston JH, Xiao SY, He Z, Pasricha PJ. Trypsin mediates nociception via the proteinase-activated receptor 2 - A potentially novel role in pancreatic pain. Gastroenterology 127; 883-891, 2004

Hoogerwerf WA, Gondesen K, Xiao SY, Winston JH, Willis WD, Pasricha PJ. The role of mast cells in the pathogenesis of pain in chronic pancreatitis. BMC Gastroenterology 5:8, 2005

Hoogerwerf WA. Therapeutic management of pancreatitis. Current Opinion in Pharmacology 5(6):578-82, 2005

Hoogerwerf WA. Prokineticin 1 inhibits spontaneous giant contractions in the murine proximal colon through nitric oxide release. Neurogastroenterol Motil 18(6):455-63, 2006

Hoogerwerf WA, Sarna SK. Tachykinin receptors as drug targets for motility disorders. Digestive Diseases 24:1-8, 2006

Hoogerwerf WA. Biological Clocks and the Gut. Current Gastroenterology Report 8(5):353-9, 2006

Hoogerwerf WA, Hellmich HL, Cornelissen G, Halberg F, Shahinian VB, Bostwick J, Savidge TC, Cassone VM. Clock gene expression in the murine gastrointestinal tract: endogenous rhythmicity and effects of a feeding regimen. Gastroenterology 133:1250-1260, 2007

Olah A, Jozsa R, Csernus V, Sandor J, Muller A, Zeman M, Hoogerwerf W, Cornélissen G, Halberg F. Stress, geomagnetic disturbance, infradian and circadian sampling for circulating corticosterone and models of human depression? Neurotox Res. 13(2):85-96, 2008

Hoogerwerf WA, Sinha M, Conesa A, Luxon BA, Shahinian VB, Cornélissen G, Halberg F, Bostwick J, Timm J, Cassone VM. Transcriptional Profiling of mRNA Expression in the Mouse Distal Colon. Gastroenterology 135(6):2019-29, 2008

Hoogerwerf WA. Role of biological rhythms in gastrointestinal health and disease. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 10:293–300, 2009

Hoogerwerf WA, Shahinian VB, Cornélissen GG, Halberg F, Bostwick J, Timm J, Bartell PA, Cassone VM. Rhythmic changes in colonic motility are regulated by period genes. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 298(2):G143-50, 2010

Bostwick J, Nguyen D, Cornélissen GG, Halberg F, Hoogerwerf WA. Effects of acute and chronic STZ-induced diabetes on clock gene expression and feeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Mol Cell Biochem [in press] PMID: 20091094, 2010

Nojkov B, Rubenstein JH, Chey WD, Hoogerwerf WA. The impact of rotating shift work on the prevalence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in nurses. Am J Gastroenterol [in press] PMID: 20160712, 2010

Donowitz M, Levine SA, Yun CH, Brant SR, Nath S, Yip J, Hoogerwerf S, Pouysségur J, Tse CM. In: Molecular Biology of Membrane transport Disorders. Chapter 14: 259-276, Schultz SG et al (ed), Plenum Press, New York, NY, 1996

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Botulinum injection for spastic disorders. In: Baillere’s Clinical Gastroenterology 13(1):131-143, Allescher HD, Classen M (Eds), Harcourt Health Sciences, London, UK, 1999

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Pneumatic dilatation and Botulinum Toxin injection for achalasia. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (Ed), Wellesley, MA, 2000

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Agents used for control of gastric acidity and treatment of peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease. In: Goodman and Gilman’s. Section 6, pgs1005-1020. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. Hardman JG, Limbird LE (Eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2001

Hoogerwerf WA,  Pasricha PJ. Pharmacologic therapy in treating achalasia. In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 11(2): 311-323, RKH Wong (Ed), WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2001

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Achalasia and other motor disorders. In: Gastrointestinal disease. An endoscopic approach. Chapter 19; pg 299-330. DiMarino AJ, Benjamin SB (Eds), Slack Inc, Thorofare, NJ, 2002

Hoogerwerf WA, Dykstra DD, Pasricha PJ. Botulinum Toxin for Achalasia and Related Disorders. In: Scientific and Therapeutic Aspects of Botulinum Toxin. Chapter 28; pg 295-302. Brin MF, Hallet M, Jankovic J (Eds) (A WE MOVE Publication). Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2002

Hoogerwerf WA, Pasricha PJ. Chronic abdominal pain. In: Advanced therapy in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. Bayless TM and Diehl AM (Eds). BC Decker Inc Publisher, 2004

Kevin Comar, M.D.

Born and raised in Ohio, Dr. Kevin Comar is a Florida transplant. Dr. Comar completed his residency and fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is a former recipient of the Robert Byrd Award for Academic excellence and was awarded the Resident Scholar Award for two consecutive years at the Medical College of Virginia.

He was appointed Chief fellow during his Gastroenterology fellowship training and been practicing medicine since 2005. Dr. Comar holds Board Certifications for both the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Gastroenterology. Dr. Comar is licensed to practice medicine in multiple states including Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. While Dr. Comar’s special interests include colon cancer screening and prevention. He also enjoys treating disorders of the upper gastroenterology system and aiding in the relief of problems associated with them.

He is married to a fellow physician and the proud parent of two 2 children. During his free time he enjoys watching college football, scuba diving and traveling. Dr. Comar’s clinic is located in our Baptist South office. His hospital practice is primarily based at the Baptist Medical Center - South Campus.
View his interview on Dysphagia.



Dr. Kevin Comar reviews food poisoning in the following interview.

Office locations

Baptist South Office

Certifications

  • Gastroenterology, 2008
  • Internal Medicine, 2005

Licensure

Florida, North Carolina, Georgia

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2010 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2008 - 2010 Associate Physician, Carolina Digestive Health Associates, P.A. Charlotte, North Carolina
2007 - 2008 Medical Staff, Kindred Hospital Richmond Richmond, Virginia
2003 - 2008 Emergency room attending and medical officer on duty, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center Richmond, Virginia

Medical Education

Medical Education
1998 - 2002 M.D., Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine Rootstown, Ohio

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2005 - 2008 Gastroenterology Fellowship Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
2003 - 2005 Internal Medicine Residency Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
2002 - 2003 Internal Medicine Internship Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1996 - 2001 B.S. and minor in Chemistry University of Akron Akron, Ohio

Publications

Comar KM, Sanyal AJ. Portal Hypertension and Esophageal Varices. In: Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology. Johnson LR, ed. Academic Press, San Diego. In press

Comar KM, Sanyal AJ. Portal Hypertension Bleeding. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2003; 32(4)

Comar KM, Sanyal AJ. Abnormal Liver Function Tests. In: Weinstein WM, Hawkey CJ, Bosch J (editors). Gastroenterology and Hepatology: the modern clinician’s guide. 1st ed: Elsevier Science

Comar KM, Kirby DF. Herbal remedies in gastroenterology. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2005 Jul; 39 (6):457-68

Comar KM, Sterling RK. Drug therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver diease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jan 15; 23 (2):207-15

Comar KM, Sterling RK. Coinfection with Hepatitis C Virus and HIV: The Challenges of Management. Current Hepatitis Reports 2006, 5:154-161

Comar KM, Serling RK. How Does Having HIV Affect the Likelihood That My Patient With Chronic HCV Will Develop Cirrhosis? In: Shiffman ML, Farraye F, eds. Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2007

Comar KM, Sterling RK. Which Patients With Chronic HCV and HIV Coinfection Should Be Treated With Peginterferon and Ribavirin? In: Shiffman ML, Farraye F, eds. Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2007

  • Research Assistant, Medical College of Virginia, Investigating the effects of alpha interferon and leptin on the Hepatitis C virus replicon system. Arun J. Sanyal, M.B.B.S, M.D., Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology, Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2003 - December 2003
  • Research Assistant, Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine Evaluated and reported physician online abilities in evidence based medicine. Gary McCord, Instructor of Research in Family Medicine, Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, June 1999 - September 1999
  • Research Assistant, Akron General Hospital, Preformed a retrospective study evaluating the diagnostic significance of stereotactic breast biopsy in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Horattas, Mark C., M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery, Akron General Medical Center, June 1998 - August 1998
Raquel Watkins, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Watkins completed her Internal medicine internship and residency in 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and became Chief Resident in 2000. She acquired a Master of Science Epidemiology and Health Services Research degree in 2007 at Wake Forest University, before completing a two-year fellowship program in Allergy and Immunology while attending Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She served as Assistant Professor, Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Diseases until 2008, when she moved to Jacksonville and she joined Borland-Groover Clinic.

Watkins Allergy and Asthma Clinic provides you with allergy testing and a personalized treatment plan for your allergies. We have two locations, Jacksonville and Orange Park, where you can have your allergy shots administered.
Dr. Watkins provides personalized care for many allergy, asthma and sinus issues.

Dr. Watkins tells us about the small group of foods that cause about 90% of all food reactions in the video below.

Office locations

Watkins Allergy & Asthma - Orange Park Office
Watkins Allergy & Asthma - Baptist South Office

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Allergy and Immunology

National Provider Identifier

1205036084

Licensure

Florida, North Carolina

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2007 – 2008 Assistant Professor – Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2007 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, North Carolina
2001 - 2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on General Internal Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, North Carolina
1999 - 2000 Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, North Carolina

Medical Education

Medical Education
1992 - 1996 M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1996 - 1999 Internal Medicine Internship and Residency Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Winston Salem, North Carolina
1999 Participant, How to teach evidence-based clinical practice McMaster University Health Sciences Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
1999 - 2000 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, North Carolina
2001 - 2002 Faculty Development Fellowship, Office of Medical Education, Research and Development Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
2004 Tutor Trainee, Evidence Based Clinical Practice McMaster University Health Sciences Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics
2004 - 2007 Master of Science Epidemiology / Health Services Research Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Public Health Sciences Winston Salem, North Carolina
2005 - 2007 Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Winston Salem, North Carolina

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1988 - 1992 B.S., Biology University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida

Professional Associations

  • Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), 1999 - 2005
  • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), 2000 - 2005
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), 1999 - Present
  • Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine (CDIM), 2002 - 2005
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2005 - Present
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2005 - Present
  • Clinical Immunology Society, 2005 - 2006
  • Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society, 2011 - Present

Publications

Watkins RS, Case D, Bonds D. Quality of Pap Smears by Internists: Exploring the Influence of Gender, Status, and Practice site. J Gen Intern Med. 2001; Vol. 16: Supplement 1: April 2001

Watkins RS, Sinclair C, Kimberly J, Zorn M, Wilson MC. What do Residents need to know about “Free Lunches”? J Gen Intern Med.  2002; Vol 17: Supplement1:  April 2002

Bonds D, Mychaleckyj J, Watkins RS. Women’s Health Ambulatory Skills: Do Internists Feel Prepared? Med. Educ. Online 2002; 7:7. URL http://www.med-ed-online.org

Kimberly JR, Watkins RS.  Your blood’s no good here: A less common cause for rejecting a potential blood donor. J Gen Intern Med. 2003; Vol. 18: supplement 1:  April 2003

Watkins RS, Moran W. Competency Based Learning: The Impact of Targeted Resident Education and Feedback on Pap smear Adequacy Rates. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 May;19(5 Pt 2):545-8

Watkins RS. GIM PDA Media Review: 5 minute clinical consults. J Gen Intern Med. 2004;  Vol. 19 (3):291-2

Watkins RS, Kimberly JR. What Residents Don’t Know about Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions. Acad Med. 2004 May;79(5):432-7

Wofford J, Mansfield R, Watkins RS. Patient characteristics and clinical management of patients with shoulder pain in U.S. primary care settings: Secondary data analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005, 6:4

Watkins RS, Peters SP. COPD and Asthma: Similarities and Differences. WAO online synopsis. In press

Abstracts

Wilson MC, Watkins RS, Richardson WS. How well prepared are our Chief Residents to Practice and Teach Evidence Based Medicine. 24th Annual Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. April 11, 2000 (Top 5 abstract competition award)

Watkins RS, Clyburn B, Hunt D, Schlessinger S, Wilson MC. Attitudes and Appetites of New Interns for Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. San Diego, CA. April 1, 2003 (Top 4 abstract competition award)

Watkins RS, Wilson MD, Richardson S. Chief Residents’ Skills with Evidence-based medicine: Still Hazy after all these years. 27th SGIM Annual Meeting. Chicago 2004

CH Griffith, JF Wilson, SA Haist, University of Kentucky; C Hoesley, S Cohen (UAB), R Wong (Loma Linda), H Harrell (Florida), B Bognar (South Florida), TA Albritton (Georgia), R Kovach (Southern Illinois), P Hemmer (USUHS), G Ferenchick, O Pryor (Michigan State), B Houghton (Creighton), E Friedman (Mt. Sinai), T Loftus (SUNY-Syracuse), D Lambert (Rochester),  R Watkins (Wake Forest), T Painter (Pittsburgh), M Fagan (Brown), M Udden (Baylor). What Structural Aspects of an Internal Medicine Clerkship are associated with enhanced student examination performance? Research In Medical Education Conference. November 2004

Watkins RS, MacDowell AL. Cystic Fibrosis Masquerading as Immunodeficiency. Abstract Poster Presentation. Nov. 2006 American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

Watkins RS. 14 years old with ill-defined immunodeficiency. Clinical Immunology Society Immunodeficiency Workshop Oral Abstract Presentation. November 2006, Miami Florida

Watkins RS, MacDowell AL, Fontana-Penn M, De Ravin S, Malech H.  14 Year old with ill-defined immunodeficiency. Abstract Accepted. April 2007 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

Watkins RS, Hogan P, Goff D. Cholesterol Guideline Adherence in Internal Medicine Residents. Abstract and Thesis preparation selected for Oral Presentation -November 2006. 14th Annual National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Cardiovascular Diversity Research Supplement Awardee Session

Watkins RS, Moore W, Peters SP, Myers D, Bleecker E. Racial Differences in Asthma Related Quality of Life in the Severe Asthma Research Program. Abstract presented at ATS 2008 international meeting-Toronto Canada

  • Watkins, RS. Center for Healthcare Research and Quality Grant. Project: The Effect of a Targeted Resident Physician Education Program on Pap Smear Adequacy Rates. 2002-2003
  • Watkins, RS. Wake Forest University Foundation Fund for Leadership and Ethics. Curriculum Project: Implementing and evaluating a curriculum to teach internal medicine residents about the ethics and effects of physician-pharmaceutical industry interactions. 2002-2004
  • Watkins RS. NHLBI Postdoctoral Supplement to R01. Mentored Project- Mentor David Goff, MD, PhD: Personal Digital Assistant Devices in Guideline Adherence in Resident Physicians. 2003-2007
Victor Widner, M.D. - Retired

Dr. Widner recently retired - please contact us at 904-398-7205 so that we can help you find an excellent physician. Dr. Widner completed his medial training at University Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida. He has been in private practice since 1979.

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Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

1979

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1979
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1975

National Provider Identifier

1912990284

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Retired Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1979 - 1995 Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1974 Doctor of Medicine University of Kansas

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1977 - 1979 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1974 - 1977 Resident, Internal Medicine University Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1970 Bachelor of Art University of Kansas

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Florida Society of Internal medicine
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Hong Taing Tek, M.D., A.G.A.F.

Dr. Hong Taing Tek completed his doctorate of medicine at the University of Phnom-Penh in Cambodia in 1970. Afterward, he moved to the United States for his internship at the VA Hospital in Washington, D.C. transferring to Howard University Hospital, also in Washington, D.C., for his residency, followed by one fellowship, which he completed in 1976, at the Washington Hospital Center. He completed his second fellowship at J.H.E.P. in Jacksonville, Florida and was appointed Acting Chief of the Gastroenterology Section. He also served as Instructor of Medicine at J.H.E.P. during this time. Soon after, he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for the Department of Medicine in Jacksonville, a post which he maintains until this day.

Medicine is his first love but, when time allows, Dr. Tek also enjoys photography. He speaks and writes fluently French, Cambodian, and English. He also spends his time as an active member in the Cambodian Association of Jacksonville, serving as its president from 1986 to 1990. He is very proud to host a monthly health segment on “Voice of America: Hello V.O.A. Radio Talk Show” broadcasted in Khmer to Cambodia. Learn more about Dr. Tek’s part in our global reach with the BGC Foundation.

Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office

Certifications

  • ABIM Certified Internal Medicine, 1991
  • ABIM Certified Gastroenterolgy, 1993
  • ABIM Recertified, Gastroenterology, 2003
  • ABIM Recertified, Gastroenterology, 2013

National Provider Identifier

1861463630

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2007 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1979 - 2006 Private Practice Jacksonville, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
1979 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Florida Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Section

Medical Education

Medical Education
1970 Doctor of Medicine University of Phnom-Penh Cambodia

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1976 - 1977 Fellowship, Gastroenterology J.H.E.P. (University of Florida) Jacksonville, Florida
1975 - 1976 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Washington Hospital Center Washington, D.C.
1973 - 1975 Residency, Internal Medicine Howard University Hospital Washington, D.C.
1972 - 1973 Internship, Internal Medicine Veterans Administration Hospital Washington, D.C.
Kerry Thek, M.D.

Dr. Thek graduated from medical school at the University of Santiago, Dominican Republic. She completed internship, residency and Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at New York Medical College. She has been with Gastroenterology Consultants since 1998. Dr. Thek is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

She specializes in childhood gastroenterology problems such as constipation, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, jaundice, abdominal pain, reflux, hepatitis and pancreatitis.

Dr. Thek will be at a new location starting on January 1, 2017.

The address is:

1630 Mason Avenue, Unit C
Daytona Beach, Florida 32117

Office locations

Daytona Beach Pediatric Gastroenterologist - Mason Office

Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2002
  • FAAP Pediatrics, 1996

National Provider Identifier

1457349417

Licensure

Florida, New York

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Ormond Beach, Florida
2006 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, Florida
1997 - 2008 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Consultants, P.A. Ormond Beach, Florida
1994 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
1994 - 1994 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Locum Tenens, Pediatric Care Center, Titusville Hospital Titusville, Pennsylvania
1993 - 1993 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Locum Tenens, Kids Care Pediatrics Palatka, Florida
1993 - 1993 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Locum TenensThe Doctors Office Lantana, Florida
1991 - 1993 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1980 - 1984 Medical Doctor University of Santiago, School of Medicine Santiago, Dominican Republic

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1984 - 1987 New York, New York Resident, Pediatrics Metropolitan Hospital
1987 - 1989 Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College Valhalla, New York
1989 - 1990 Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1973 - 1975 Associate of Science, Biology Nassau College Garden City, New York
1976 - 1978 Bachelor of Science, Registered Nurse Downstate Medical Center, SUNY Brooklyn, New York

Professional Associations

  • Volusia County Medical Society
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Section Member, Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Publications

Thek, K.D., Treatment of lactose intolerance with oral lactose tablets. Pediatric notes 1989; 13:17

Meadows, MS, Thek, K.D., B-Galatosidase tablets in the treatment of lactose intolerance in pediatrics. Am J Dis Children 1990; 144: 1261-1264

Abstracts

Colon, A.R., DiPalma, J.S., Thek, K.D., Colchicone in Childhood Cirrhosis, J of Hepatol in Press, 1996

Colon, A.R., DiPalma, J.S., Thek, K.D., Neonatal Cholestasis and Hemophagocytosis J of Hepatol in Press, 1996

  • A study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Lansoprazole in Adolescents with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Principal Investigator. January to March 2006
  • Safety and Efficacy of Rabeprazole in the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in 12-16 Year Old Patients. Principal investigator. January to March 2006
Gregory Stella, M.D.

After completing training in Gastroenterology, Dr. Greg Stella moved to the Daytona Beach area in 1984 to practice with Gastrointestinal Associates. He has served over the years on various hospital committees at Halifax Medical Center, including as Chief of Staff and on the Medical Executive Committee and Credentials Committee. Upon graduation from Princeton University in 1975, Dr. Stella entered the Johns Hopkins University of Medical School and graduated in 1979.

After medical school Dr. Stella interned and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA in 1982. He then went to Yale University where he completed a two year clinical track gastroenterology fellowship and from there entered a private practice. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.


Office locations

Port Orange Office
Ormond Beach East Office

Practicing since

1984

Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, 1980
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1982
  • American Board of Gastroenterology, 1985
  • American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization and Physicians, 1989

National Provider Identifier

1033116975

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1998 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Port Orange, Florida
1984 - 2008 Gastrointestinal Associates, P.A. Port Orange, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2009 - 2010 Elected Member, Nominating Committee Halifax Medical Center
1994 - 1996 Chairman, Performance and Quality Improvement Committee Halifax Medical Center
1993 - 1994 Elected Member, Nominating Committee Halifax Medical Center
1993 - 1994 Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee Halifax Medical Center
1992 - 1993 Immediate Past President, Executive Committee Halifax Medical Center
1992 - 1996 Past President, Credentials Committee Halifax Medical Center
1991 - 1992 Chief of Medical Staff Halifax Medical Center
1991 - 1992 President, Executive Committee Halifax Medical Center
1990 - 1991 President Elect, Executive Committee Halifax Medical Center
1990 - 1991 Chairman, Credentials Committee Halifax Medical Center
1989 - 1990 Secretary - Treasurer, Executive Committee Halifax Medical Center
1988 - 1989 Chairman, Utilization Review Committee Halifax Medical Center
1987 - 1989 Member, Executive Committee Halifax Medical Center
1987 - 1988 Member, Utilization Review Committee Halifax Medical Center
1985 - 1988 Member, Institutional Review Board Halifax Medical Center

Medical Education

Medical Education
1975 - 1979 M.D., John Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1979 - 1982 Medical Internship and Residency Brigham and Women' Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
1982 - 1984 Gastroenterology Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1971 - 1975 B.A., Cum Laude Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • Harvard Medical Alumni Association
  • John Hopkins Medical Alumni Association
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Publications

Smith, W.H. and Stella, G.J., Lifetimes for OD and OH electronic states with transitions in the region between 1700 and 1950. A.J. Chem. Phys. 63:2395-2398, 1975.

Stella, G.J., Gelfand, J. and Smith, W.H., Photoacoutic detection spectroscopy with dye laser excitation. 1. The 6190 A CH4 and the 6450 A NH3 bands. Chems. Phys. Lett. 39:146-149, 1976.

Stella, G.J., Peptococcal urinary tract infection with bacteremia. J. Urol. 124:158-160, 1980.

Stella, G.J. and McCallum, R.W., Flexible sigmoidoscopy: Does it offer advantages? I.M. Internal Medicine for the Specialist 6:101-106, 1985.

  • TAP PHARMACEUTICALS - Protocol #M02-410, A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Lanzoprazole 30mg QD versus Esomeprazole 40mg QD on Healing and Symptom Relief in Subjects with Erosive Esophagitis, Summer 2002
  • SOLVAY PHARMACEUTICALS - Protocol #S2413010, A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Multicenter Study to Investigate the Long Term Safety of 2mg PRN of Cilansetronin Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subjects, March 2002
  • MERCK & CO., INC. - Protocol # MK-0966, A multicenter, randomized parallel group, actine and placebo - controlled, double-blinded study, March 2001 - January 2002
  • RELIANT PHARMACEUTICALS - Protocol #Rel-AX-001, A multicenter, double-blinded, randomized study to compare the safety and efficacy of nizatidine extended release, March 2001 - July 2001
  • MERCK Research - Protocol #MK-0663 No. 026-00, Incidence of gastroesophageal ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (naproxen vs. placebo), January 2000 - December 2000
  • NOVARTIS QUINTILES - Protocol #CHFT 9190358 tegaserod vs. placebo in females with irritable bowel syndrome, January 2000 - March 2000
  • SEARLE VALDECOXIB - 047 valdecoxib vs. naproxen in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, June 1999 - December 2000
  • Diagnostic Services - Blood Draw Study Colonic Polyps vs. Cancer, May 1999 - May 2000
  • TAP Holding, Inc. Protocol # M97-671: A Study to Evaluate the Effects of Lansoprazole 30mg QD or 15mg QD versus Placebo in Patients with Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia, February 1999 - December 1999
  • TAP Holdings, Inc. Protocol #EM-97-032: Study to Evaluate the Effect of EM574, 5mg QID, 10mg TID, 20mg BID versus Placebo in Females with Non-Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, February 1999 - December 1999
  • TAP Holdings, Inc. Protocol #M98-890: A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Lansoprazole 30mg QD versus Omeprazole 20mg QD on Relief of Symptoms in Patients with Erosive Reflux Esophagitis, February 1999 - Present
  • Glaxo Wellcome: Protocol # S3B30006 May Randomized, Double-Blind placebo controlled study of ALOSETRON (GR 68755) 1 mg b.i.d. in Female subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, January 1999 - June 1999
  • Covance-Astra- Erosive Esophagitis Protocol 222, January 1999 - June 1999
  • Astra-Merck, Erosive Esophagitis Study, September 1998 - December 1998
  • TAP - Holdings Inc., Dyspepsia M97-671, August 1998 - December 1998
  • Searle SC-58635/10X-2 Comparative Incidence of UGI Ulcer: Diclofenac and Ibuprofen in OA/RA, September 1997 - December 1997
  • TAP - Effects of Lansoprazole vs. PlaceboIn patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia, August 1997 - December 1997
  • Parke-Davis, Protocol # CI 1004-4 Dose Range Study Efficacy of CI 1004 in patients with RA, June 1997 - December 1997
  • TAP Holdings, Inc., Protocal #M95-352: A Study to Evaluate the Effects of Lansoprazole Compared with Ranitidine on NSAID- Induced Gastric Ulcers in Patients Continuing to Take NSAIDS, January 1997 - June 1997
  • G.D. Searle - Cox 2 Study OA-N49-02-022 RA-N49-96-02-21, August 1996 - December 1996
  • Smith Kline (229) Clinical Endoscopic effects of Nabumetone and Oxaprozin In elderly patients with OA of knees/hips
  • Arthrotec - Safety of Arthrotec 75 b.i.d. for OAN NA 95-02-355, April 1996 - July 1997
Richard Sprague, M.D.

Dr. Sprague completed his residency at New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts and his fellowship, in gastroenterology from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Sprague has served as Chief, Department of Medicine and President of the Medical Staff at Riverside Hospital and Chief of the Department of Medicine and on the Board of Directors for Riverside Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. 

He currently is Chief, Department of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Sprague has served as principal and sub-investigator on numerous clinical trials. He is presently the principle investigator in several clinical studies being conducted at the Borland Groover Clinic.

Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office
Orange Park Office

Certifications

  • Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Subspecialty Gastroenterology, 1989

National Provider Identifier

1760474381

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1998 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1988 – 1993 Riverside Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
1993 - 1998 First Coast Medical Group / Riverside Clinic Jacksonville, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
1998 – 2004 Chief, Department of Gastroenterology St. Vincent's Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1994 - 1996 President, Medical Staff Riverside Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1993 - 1996 Chief, Department of Medicine Riverside Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
1993 - 1995 Board of Directors Riverside Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
1992 - 1994 Chief, Department of Medicine Riverside Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1979 - 1983 Doctor of Medicine University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1986 - 1988 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina
1984 - 1986 Resident, Internal Medicine Junior and Senior Assistant Resident New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
1983 - 1984 Internship, Internal Medicine New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1975 - 1979 B.A. Biology, Magna Cum Laude Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians, 1983 - Present
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 1986 - Present
  • American Medical Association, 1988 - Present
  • Duval County Medical Association, 1988 - Present
  • Florida Medical Association, 1988 - Present
  • American Gastroenterlogical Association, 1989 - Present
  • Florida GI Society, 1994 - Present

Publications

Sprague R., Harper R., McClain S., Trainer T., and Beeken W., Disseminated Gastrointestinal Sarcoidosis. Case Report and Review of the Literature. Gastroenterology, 1984: 87: 421-5.

  • Intron A + Ribavirin for Treatment of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Not Previously Treated with Interferon, Schering Corporation
  • Intron A + Ribavirin for Treatment of Patients with Interferon-Refractory or Interferon-Relapsed Chronic Hepatitis C, Schering Corporation
  • A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Alosetron (GR68755) in Female Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
  • A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Cisapride in Improving Respiratory Symptoms and Pulmonary Function in Asthmatics with Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), Janssen Research Foundation
  • A 12-Week, Dose-Ranging, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Alosetron (GR68755) in Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Evaluation of Helicobacter pylori Eradication Following Oral GR122311X in Combination with Clarithromycin Compared to Omeprazole in Combination with Clarithromycin, Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 300 mg and Cimetadine 800 mg Administered at Bedtime for the Treatment of Large Duodenal Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 300 mg and Cimetadine 800 mg Administered at Bedtime for the Treatment of Small Duodenal Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 150 mg and Ranitidine 300 mg Administered at Bedtime for the Maintenance of Healed Duodenal Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 150 mg and Ranitidine 300 mg QID and Placebo in the Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 150 mg BID and Placebo in the Maintenance of Healed Erosive Esophagitis
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 300 mg HS, Ranitidine 300 mg BID, Ranitidine 300 mg TID, and Ranitidine 300 mg QID in the Treatment of Duodenal Ulcer Disease
  • A Double-Blind, Mulitcenter Study to Investigate the Efficacy of Omeprazole 20 or 40 mg Once Daily in the Healing of and Relief of Symptoms due to Benin Gastric Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine/Bismuth Citrate Compared with Ranitidine and Placebo for Prophytaxis of NSAID Associated Ulcers in Patients with OA or RA without a History of Ulcer
  • Dose Ranging Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Oral Doses of Zileuton for Eight Weeks in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis
  • Long Term Safety and Efficacy of Zileuton in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis in Remission
  • A Phase III Study Comparing Colazide with Asacol in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis
  • A Double-Blind, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Cisapride 20 mg BID vs Placebo on the Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Nydia Sanchez, M.D.

Dr. Sanchez is fluent in Spanish, and in the past has served on the faculty at the University of Florida at Shand’s Jacksonville. Dr. Sanchez currently is a member of the United States Navy where she serves as a Lt. Commander. Dr. Sanchez completed her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Florida in Jacksonville.



Office locations

Southside Office

Certifications

  • Board Certified Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified Gatroenterology

National Provider Identifier

1598757007

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2002 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1997 - 1999 Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Department, University of Florida Jacksonville, Florida
1995 - 1997 HIV Coordinator, Internal Medicine Department, Jacksonville Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1996 Emergency Resource Group Jacksonville,Florida
1995 - 1997 Lieutenant Medical Corps, United States Navy Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1992 Doctor of Medicine Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pensylvania

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1999 – 2002 Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Florida, Health Science Center Jacksonville, Florida
1992 – 1995 Internal Medicine Residency University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital New Brunswick, New Jersey

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1987 Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Rutgers State University Newark, New Jersey
Todd Sack, M.D. - Retired

Dr. Sack trained at Yale College, the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco, Columbia - Presbyterian Medical Center, and had his fellowship at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, California. He was a Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco as a research biochemist studying pancreatic and colon cancer. He has been with the Borland Groover Clinic since 1988. He is an active member of our clinical research team, serving as an a principle investigator on numerous active clinical trials being conducted at our clinic. In addition, Dr. Sack continues his interest in medical education as serving as the past director of continuing education for the Department of Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital and as an educator within the Family Practice Residency program.

Dr. Sack directs the Borland Groover Clinic teaching program for the Family Practice residents from St Vincent’s. He is past President of the Duval County Medical Society, is Chairman of the Florida Medical Association’s Environment and Health Section, was two-term member and Chairman of the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, served as a member of the Florida Energy Commission and chaired the Florida Legislature’s Climate Change Advisory Group. He is helping the Clinic develop our Green Teams.

Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office
Memorial Medical Office

Practicing since

1988

Certifications

  • Board Certified, Gastroenterology, 1985
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine, 1983

National Provider Identifier

1366434136

Licensure

Florida, California

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1988 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
1987 – 1988 Assistant Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician University of California School of Medicine San Francisco, California
1985 – 1988 Instructor in Medicine University of California School of Medicine San Francisco, California
1985 – 1988 Associate Investigator Veterans Administration Medical Center San Francisco, California

Medical Education

Medical Education
1976 – 1980 M.D., University of California School of Medicine San Francisco, California

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1983 - 1985 Fellow, Gastroenterology University of California School of Medicine San Francisco, California
1982 – 1983 Resident, Internal Medicine University of California School of Medicine San Francisco, California
1980 – 1982 Resident, Internal Medicine Columbia–Presbyterian Medical Center New York, New York

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1972 – 1976 B.S. (cum laude), Yale College New Haven, Connecticut

Professional Associations

  • Duval County Medical Society:
    • Member, 1988 - Present
    • President, 2001
    • President Elect, 2000
    • Membership Committee: Chairman, 2003 - 2008, member 2002 - Present
    • Web Site Committee 2000 - 2004
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1993 - 2002, 2009
    • Treasurer, 1998 - 1999
    • Secretary, 1997
    • Health Disparities Task Force 2001
    • Tort Reform Ad Hoc Committee, Member 2002 - 2003
    • Judicial Committee, Chairman, 2004, member 2003 - 2004
    • Nominating Committee: Chairman 2002
    • Corporate Sponsorship Oversight Committee 2000 - 2001
    • Editorial Committee: Member, 1990 - 1993
    • John A. Beals Award for Medical Research, Committee Chairman, 1990 - 1996, Member 1989 - 1996
    • Public Relations Committee, Member, 1991–1997, Chairman 1996 - 1998
    • Guest Editor, Jacksonville Medicine, July 1991, July 2002
    • Young Physician Section, Steering Committee member, 1989 - 1990
  • Florida Medical Association, Member, 1988 - Present

    • Environment & Health Section, Chairman, 2002 - Present
    • Environmental Health Work Group, Chairman, 2001
    • Finance Committee - 2002
    • Reference Committee Finance & Administration, Member 2000
    • Delegate 1992 - Present
  • We Care,  Jacksonville, Inc.  (Healthcare for the uninsured)

    • President, 2012-2013
  • Community Environmental Health Advisory Board (FL Department of Health), Member 2006-2008
  • Florida Energy Commission, member 2006-2008

    • Climate Change Advisory Group, Chairman 2007
  • FLAMPAC Board of Directors, member 2003–2008, Amendment 3 Campaign “Eagle Award” recipient
  • Environment & Health Section, Florida Medical Association, Chairman, 2002 - present

    • Co-Author, The Green Doctor Office Program (mygreendoctor.org), 2010
  • FLAMPAC “1000 Club” member 2000 - Present
  • Yulee Historic Council (John Muir Ecological Park), Board Member 2000 - present
  • Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, Board member 1998 - 2006

    • Chairman, 2003 - 2006
  • Meninak of Jacksonville,  Member, 1989 - present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • American College of Physicians:  Member, 1987 - Present; Fellow, 1990 - Present
  • American Gastroenterology Association:  Member, 1987 - Present
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Member, 1990 - 2009
  • Florida Gastroenterological Society, Member,1990 - 1995, 2002 - 2007
  • Florida Society of Internal Medicine, Member, 1993 - 1999, Board of Directors, 1997 - 1998

Publications

Hwang WI, Sack TL, Kim YS. Effects of cyclic-adenosine 3’: 5’ - monophosphate upon glycoprotein and carcinoembryonic antigen synthesis and release by human colon cancer cells. Cancer Research 1986; 46:  337–3374

Sack TL, Gum J, Kim YS. Cyclic-AMP-stimulated synthesis and release of carcinoembryonic antigen by pancreatic cancer cells. International Journal of Pancreatology, 1988; 3:  171–184

Sack TL, Gum JR, Low M, Kim YS. Release of carcinoembryonic antigen from human colon cancer cells by phosphatidylinositol - specific phospholipase C. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1988; 82:  586–593

Toribara N, Sack TL, Gum JR, Ho SB, Shively JE, Wilson JKV, Kim YS. Heterogeneity in the induction and expression of carcinoembryonic antigen-related antigens in human colon cancer cell lines. Cancer Research, 1989; 49: 3321–3327

Gum GR, Hicks JW, Sack TL, Kim YS. Molecular cloning of complementary cDNA’s encoding alkaline phosphatase in human colon cancer cells. Cancer Research 1990; 50: 1085–1091

Sack TL. The medical acute abdomen: a diagnostic guide. Jacksonville Medicine 1993; 44: 65–67

Sack TL. The new hepatitis alphabet: A through E. Jacksonville Medicine 1993; 44: 167–169

Sack TL. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Jacksonville Medicine 2001

Bresalier RS, Borland CR, Sack TL, Kim YS. Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. In Kern F Jr., Blum AL (Eds): The Gastroenterology Annual, 3. New York: Elsevier, 1986: 413–469

Sack TL, Kim YS. Pancreatic cancer - associated carbohydrate antigens. In Delmont J. (Ed): Cancer of the Exocrine Pancreas. Basel: Karger, 1986: 48–59

Sack TL, Sleisenger MS. Effects of systemic and extraintestinal disease upon the gut. In Sleisenger MS, Fordtran JH (Eds): Gastrointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, (4th Edition). Philadelphia: Saunders, 1988:  488–528

Sack TL, Silverman S. Jr., Oral disease and cutaneous manifestations of gastrointestinal disease. In Sleisenger MS, Fordtran JH (Eds): Gastrointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, (4th Edition), Philadelphia:  Saunders, 1988:  529–538

Abstracts

Sack TL, Hicks J, Kim YS.  Cyclic - AMP increases the release and content of carcinoembryonic antigen from human pancreatic cancer cells in vitro. Gastroenterology 1985; 88: 1566. Oral presentation at the AGA Annual Meeting, May 1985

Sack TL, Hwang WI, Kim YS. Cyclic - AMP increases the synthesis and release of glycoproteins and carcinoembryonic antigen by human colonic cancer cells. Clinical Research 1986;34: 36A

Sack TL, Gum JR, Kim YS. Carcinoembryonic antigen release by colon cancer cells: role of phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C. Gastroenterology 1987;92: 1608. Oral presentation at the AGA Annual Meeting, May 1987

Sack TL. Porphyrin excretion and hepatic porphyrin content in hepatoma – associated porphyria. Hepatology 1987; 7: 1098

Sack TL, Gum JR, Kim YS. Carcinoembryonic antigen and placental - like alkaline phosphatase release by human colon cancer cells: presence of covalently - bound lipid and release by exogenous or endogenous phosphatidylinositol – specific phospholipase C. Gastroenterology 1988; 94:  A393. Oral presentation at the AGA Annual Meeting, May 1988

Toribara NW, Sack TL, Gum JR, Kim YS. Effects of sodium butyrate on expression of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) family genes by human neoplastic colon cells. Gastroenterology, 1988; 94: A646

  • Intron A + Ribavirin for Treatment of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Not Previously Treated with Interferon, Schering Corporation
  • Intron A + Ribavirin for Treatment of Patients with Interferon-Refractory or Interferon-Relapsed Chronic Hepatitis C, Schering Corporation
  • A 12-Week, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Alosetron (GR68755) in Female Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
  • A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Cisapride in Improving Respiratory Symptoms and Pulmonary Function in Asthmatics with Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), Janssen Research Foundation
  • A 12-Week, Dose-Ranging, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Alosetron (GR68755) in Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • A Multicenter Study on the Efficacy and Safety of HOE 760 vs. Placebo in the Long Term Maintenance Treatment of Duodenal Ulcer Disease
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Evaluation of Helicobacter pylori Eradication Following Oral GR122311X in Combination with Clarithromycin Compared to Omeprazole in Combination with Clarithromycin, Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 300 mg and Cimetadine 800 mg Administered at Bedtime for the Treatment of Large Duodenal Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 300 mg and Cimetadine 800 mg Administered at Bedtime for the Treatment of Small Duodenal Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 150 mg and Ranitidine 300 mg Administered at Bedtime for the Maintenance of Healed Duodenal Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 150 mg and Ranitidine 300 mg QID and Placebo in the Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 150 mg BID and Placebo in the Maintenance of Healed Erosive Esophagitis
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine 300 mg HS, Ranitidine 300 mg BID, Ranitidine 300 mg TID, and Ranitidine 300 mg QID in the Treatment of Duodenal Ulcer Disease
  • A Double-Blind, Multicenter Study to Investigate the Efficacy of Omeprazole 20 or 40 mg Once Daily in the Healing of and Relief of Symptoms due to Benign Gastric Ulcers
  • A Comparison of Ranitidine/Bismuth Citrate Compared with Ranitidine and Placebo for Prophylaxis of NSAID Associated Ulcers in Patients with OA or RA without a History of Ulcer
  • Dose Ranging Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Oral Doses of Zileuton for Eight Weeks in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis
  • Long Term Safety and Efficacy of Zileuton in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis in Remission
  • A Phase III Study Comparing Colazide with Asacol in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis
  • A Double Blind, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Cisapride 20 mg BID
Abhijit Roychowdhury, M.D.

Dr. Roychowdhury joined the Borland-Groover Clinic on October 1, 2002.  Dr. Roychowdhury completed his GI fellowship at the University of Florida, Jacksonville.

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Office locations

Orange Park Office
St. Vincent’s Clay County Office

Certifications

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, 1999
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 2003

National Provider Identifier

1821080680

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2002 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1985 - 1990 Nilratan Sircar Medical College Caluctta, India
1992 MBBS, Calcutta University Caluctta, India

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1999 - 2002 Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, Florida
1996 - 1999 Resident in Internal Medicine Geisinger Medical Center Danville, Pennsylvania
1996 - 1996 SHO Medicine Royal Victoria Hospital United Kingdom
1994 - 1995 SHO Medicine Princess of Wales Hospital United Kingdom
1994 Senior House Officer in Geriatrics (SHO) Biggart Hospital Scotland, United Kingdom
1993 - 1994 Junior House Officer in General Medicine Ayr District General Hospital Scotland, United Kingdom
1991 - 1992 Housestaff in Cardiology and Internal Medicine Calcutta, India
1990 - 1991 Internship in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Preventive and Social Medicine Calcutta, India

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1984 - 1985 Physiology Presidency College Calcutta, India

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American Medical Association

Abstracts

Portal vein thrombosis due to Protein C deficiency. Poster presentation, Oct 1998

Gastric ischemic necrosis. Poster presentation at the American College of Physicians, Florida chapter, 2000

  • Follow-up of Reto-sigmoid villous adenoma in the elderly - a retrospective analysis
  • Impact of HAART therapy on HCV in HIV/HCV coinfection. Presented as a poster at DDW - May 2001

 

Marie Reid, M.D.

Dr. Reid Joined Borland-Groover Clinic after completing her medical education and fellowship training at both University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.  Dr. Reid also served as an attending physician while in Virginia at McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. In 2008 she joined the group beginning her gastroenterology practice.

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Office locations

Baptist South Office

Practicing since

2005

National Provider Identifier

1639372188

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2005 - 2008 Attending Physician, Emergency Department, McGuire VA Hospital Richmond, Virginia

Medical Education

Medical Education
2002 Doctor of Medicine University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, Florida

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2005 - 2008 Fellow of Gastroenterology, Dept of Internal Medicine Medical College of Virginia Richmond Virginia
2002 - 2005 Resident, Dept of Internal Medicine Medical College of Virginia Richmond Virginia

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1998 Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry University of South Florida Tampa, Florida

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterology Association, 2005 - Present
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2005 - Present

Publications

Reid BM, Luketic V. Is Ursodial an effective treatment of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis? Curbside Consultation in Liver Diseases, accepted for publication.

Reid BM, Sanyal AJ. Which patients with Fatty Liver Disease on an ultrasoundexamination require a liver biopsy? Curbside Consultation in Liver Diseases, accepted for publication.

Reid BM, Sanyal AJ. Evaluation and management of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004 Nov;16(11):1117-22.

Reid BM, Sinnott JT. Tampa Must Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario, Editorial Tampa Tribune, Sept 16, 2001.

Shytle DR, Reid B. Marie, Silver AA. Nicotine in Psychiatry: Psychopathology and Emerging Therapeutics. Smoking, Nicotine, and Movement Disorders, American Psychiatric Press;2000, (8) 715-724.

Donato Ricci, M.D.

Dr. Donato R. Ricci is originally from New York City where he attended and graduated from Hunter College. He went on to obtain his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in 1983. His residency was completed at Mount Sinai Hospital and VA Hospital in New York City. He served his gastroenterology fellowship at Western Pennsylvania Hospital from 1986 to 1988. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Office locations

Port Orange Office
Ormond Beach East Office

Practicing since

1992

National Provider Identifier

1417957432

Licensure

Florida, Virginia


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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Port Orange, Florida
1995 - 2008 Gastrointestinal Associates, P.A. Port Orange, Florida
1992 - 1995 Private (solo) Practice, Volusia Gastroenterology, P.A.

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
1993 - Present Physician Advisor and Reviewer Florida Medical Quality Assurance
1994 - 1996 Chairman Southeast Investigational Review Board (Review of Drug Protocols)
1995 - 1996 Chairman, Medical Care Committee Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida
1994 - 1995 Chief, Department of Internal Medicine Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida
1988 - 1995 Chief, Gastroenterology Services Florida Health Care Plan, Inc. Daytona Beach, Florida
1991 - 1994 Chairman, Infection Control Committee Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1979 - 1982 University of Noreste Tampico, Mexico
1982 - 1983 M.D., Ross University School of Medicine Dominica, West Indies

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1986 - 1988 Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1983 - 1986 Internal Medicine Residency Program Bronx VA Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital New York City, New York

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1974 - 1978 B.A., Hunter College City University of New York New York, New York

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Volusia County Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Physician Member of Crohn’s/Colitis Foundation of America
  • ASTRAZENECA - Protocol # 322-325 Erosive Esophagitis Study, Present
  • SOLVAY PHARMACEUTICALS - Protocol #S2413010 - A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Multicenter Study to Investigate the Long Term Safety of 2mg PRN of Cilansetronin Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subjects, March 2002 - February 2003
  • TAP PHARMACEUTICALS - Protocol #M02-410 - A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Lanzoprazole 30mg QD versus Esomeprazole 40mg QD on Healing and Symptom Relief in Subjects with Erosive Esophagitis, August 2002 - Decemeber 2002
  • SHERRING-PLOUGH HEP-C STUDY - Protocol #244-11-00 - Comparison of Peg-Interferon Alpha-2b plus Ribavirin given as a fixed dose or on a weight optimized basis for treatment of chronic hepatitis-C in previously untreated adults subjects, June 2001 - December 2002
  • RELIANT PHARMACEUTICALS - Protocol #REL-AX-002 - A multicenter, double-blinded, randomized study to compare the safety and efficacy of nizatidine extended release, April 2001 - July 2001
  • MERCK & CO., INC. - Protocol #MK-0966 A multicenter, randomized, parallel group, actine and placebo - controlled double-blinded study, March 2001 - January 2002
  • RELIANT PHARMACEUTICALS - Protocol #Rel-AX-001 - A multicenter, double-blinded, randomized study to compare the safety and efficacy of nizatidine extended release, March 2001 - July 2001
  • ATRA ZENECA - Protocol #267 A comparative efficacy study of esomeprazole magnesium (40MG QD) and lansoprazole (30MG QD) in patients with erosive esophagitis, June 2000 - February 2001
  • MERCK Research - Protocol #MK-0663 No. 026-00 - Incidence of gastroesophageal ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (naproxen vs. placebo), January 2000 - December 2000
  • NOVARTIS QUINTILES - Protocol #CHFT 9190358 tegaserod vs. placebo in females with irritable bowel syndrome, January 2000 - March 2000
  • SEARLE VALDECOXIB - 047 valdecoxib vs. naproxen in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, June 1999 - December 2000
  • Diagnostic Services - Blood Draw Study Colonic Polyps vs. Cancer, May 1999 - May 2000
  • PARKE-DAVIS Pharmaceutical research protocol #1004-031-5 - A randomized double-blind placebo-and-positive-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, dose-ranging study of darbufelone mesylate (CI-1004) in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, March 1999 - October 1999
  • TAP Holdings, Inc. Protocol # M97-671: A Study to Evaluate the Effects of Lansoprazole 30mg QD or 15mg QD versus Placebo in Patients with Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia, February 1999 - December 1999
  • TAP Holdings, Inc. Protocol #EM-97-032: Study to Evaluate the Effect of EM574, 5mg QID, 10mg TID, 20mg BID versus Placebo in Females with Non-Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • TAP Holdings, Inc. Protocol #M98-890: A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Lansoprazole 30mg QD versus Omeprazole 20mg QD on Relief of Symptoms in Patients with Erosive Reflux Esophagitis, February 1999 - March 1999
  • Glaxo Wellcome: Protocol # S3B30006 May Randomized, Double-Blind placebo controlled study of ALOSETRON (GR 68755) 1 mg b.i.d. in Female subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, January 1999 - June 1999
  • ASTRA 222 - A comparative efficacy and safety study of H199/18 (40MG) and OMEPRAZOLE (20MG) in study subjects with erosive esophagitis, January 1999 - September 1999
  • Astra-Merck Erosive Esophagitis Study, September 1998 - December 1998
  • TAP Holdings Inc. Dyspepsia M97-671, August 1998 - December 1998
  • Searle SC-58635/10X-2 Comparative Incidence of UGI Ulcer: Diclofenac and Ibuprofen in OA/RA, September 1997 - December 1997
  • TAP - Effects of Lansoprazole vs. Placebo In patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia, August 1997 - December 1997
  • Parke-Davis, Protocol # CI 1004-4 Dose Range Study Efficacy of CI 1004 in patients with RA, June 1997 - December 1997
  • TAP Holdings, Inc. Protocal #M95-352: A Study to Evaluate the Effects of Lansoprazole Compared with Ranitidine on NSAID- Induced Gastric Ulcers in Patients Continuing to Take NSAIDS, January 1997 - June 1997
  • G.D. Searle - Cox 2 Study OA-N49-02-022 RA-N49-96-02-21, August 1996 - December 1996
  • Smith Kline (229) Clinical Endoscopic effects of Nabumetone and Oxaprozin In elderly patients with OA of knees/hips, July 1996 - August 1997
  • Arthrotec - Safety of Arthrotec 75 b.i.d. for OA NNA 95-02-355, April 1996 - July 1997
  • Lilly - GERD Study - E3810-A001-309, 1995 - 1996
  • Janssen Research Foundation Protocol #CIS-USA-46: Clinical Evaluation of Propulsid (cisapride) Tablets - In the Treatment of subjects with Symptoms of Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, 1995 - 1996
  • G.D. Searle - Prevention of Gastric Ulcer associated with NSAID’s, 1992 - 1993
  • G.D. Searle - Healing of Gastric Ulcer associated with NSAID’s, 1992 - 1993
  • Glaxo Pharmaceuticals - RAN-481 Duodenal ulcer associated with NSAID’s, 1992 - 1993
  • Glaxo Pharmaceuticals - RAN-482 Duodenal ulcer associated with NSAID’s, 1992 - 1993
  • Glaxo Pharmaceuticals - RAN-483 Maintenance of healed gastric and duodenal Ulcers associated with NSAID’s, 1992 - 1993
  • Glaxo Pharmaceuticals - RAN-498 Gastric and duodenal ulcers associated with NSAID’s, 1992 - 1993
  • Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals 12 week placebo controlled, randomized multicenter, double blind study on controlled release for the treatment of erosive GERD. Protocol #92334/245, 1992 - 1993
  • G.H. Besealaar - Irritable bowel syndrome study, 1991 - 1993
  • Provocative investigation of the esophagus in evaluation of on-cardiac chest pain, 1986 - 1988
Renard Rawls, M.D.

Dr. Rawls joined the Borland Groover Clinic after training at the University of Florida. There, he was active in several clinical studies, and published on research he conducted. Dr. Rawls is well trained in all digestive and liver diseases, and continues his interest in clinical research with our Research Foundation as an active investigator. Dr. Rawls is based out of our St. Vincent’s Hospital office and is fully trained in all endoscopic procedures.



Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office

Certifications

  • Board Certified/Internal Medicine

National Provider Identifier

1376535377

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2004 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1993 - 1997 M.D., Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2001 - 2004 Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Florida at Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
1998 - 2001 Residency, University of Florida at Jacksonville, Department of Medicine Jacksonville, Florida
1997 - 1998 Internship, Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Surgery Atlanta, Georgia

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1988 - 1992 B.S. (Biology, Cum Laude), Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia

Professional Associations

  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2002 - Present
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2001 - Present
  • American College of Physicians, 2000 - Present
  • American Medical Association, 1999 - Present
  • University of Florida at Jacksonville Department of Medicine research Committee, 1999
  • American Medical Student Association, Member 1993 - 1996, Vice President 1994 -1995
  • Frederick Douglas Tutorial Service, 1988-1992

Publications

Herpes Brainstem Encephalitis: A Cause of Intractable Emesis. (manuscript accepted by Hospital Physician)

Small Bowel Lymphoma Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol.  2003 Feb: 6(1): 27-34.

Management of Chronic Hepatitis C. Jacksonville Medicine. Vol. 53 No. 5 June/July pp.215-18, 2002.

Lollar, Pete: Residues 484-508 Contain a Major Determination of the Inhibitory Epitope in the A2 Domain of Human factor V111. The Journal of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Inc. Vol. 270. No.24. Issue of June 16, 1995, pp 14505-14509. (acknowledged for technical assistance)

Acute Porphyria Psychosis Clinical Recognition. American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine Associate Meeting, 1999

Abstracts

Hepatic Portal and Splenic Vein Thrombosis-Five Year Cohort Study in a University Hospital (poster presentation ACG 2002)

Ben Pineau, M.D., F.R.C.P.

Dr Pineau graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario. He completed his gastroenterology residency in Canada as well, before attending the University of Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina where he completed his fellowship in advanced endoscopy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Pineau served as the Associate Professor of Medicine at Wake Forest University while he also completed an additional year of specialized training in Interventional Endoscopy. In 2004, Dr. Pineau opened his solo gastroenterology practice in the St. Augustine community, and joined Borland-Groover Clinic in 2008. Dr. Pineau is board certified in gastroenterology, and remains a fellow in the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada.

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Office locations

St. Augustine Office

Certifications

  • ABIM, 1993
  • FRCPC - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1994
  • ABIM, 1994
  • FRCPC - Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1995
  • ABIM Recertification, 2005

National Provider Identifier

1619173309

Licensure

Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ontario, Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Certificate

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Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
1991 - 1995 Courtesy Staff Physician Perth Memorial Hospital Perth, Ontario, Canada
1992 - 1993 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Ottawa General Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1993 - 1995 Courtesy Staff Physician Deep River Hospital Deep River, Ontario, Canada
1995 - 1996 Staff Physician Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center Charleston, South Carolina
1995 - 1996 Visiting Instructor of Medicine Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina
1996 - 2004 Assistant Professor of Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1996 - 2004 Staff Physician Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1998 - 2004 Member, Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCWFU) Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2002 - 2004 Associate in Public Health Sciences / Epidemiology Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2003 - 2004 Director, Interventional Endoscopy Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2004 Associate Professor of Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2004 - Present Staff Physician Flagler Hospital St. Augustine, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1989 Doctor of Medicine (Cum Laude) University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2001 Master of Science, Epidemiology Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1989 - 1990 Rotating Internship University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada
1990 - 1993 Residency, Internal Medicine University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1993 - 1995 Residency, Gastroenterology University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1995 - 1996 Fellow, Advanced Endoscopy Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina
1998 - 2001 NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Wake Forest University School of Public Health Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1985 Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry (2 of 3 years completed, degree not obtained) University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Professional Associations

  • OMA - Ontario Medical Association, 1985 - 1995
  • CMA - Canadian Medical Association, 1985 - 1995
  • CMPA - Canadian Medical Protective Association, 1989-1995
  • ACP - American College of Physicians, 1991-1993
  • CAG - Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, 1992 - Present
  • AGA - American Gastroenterological Association, 1993 - Present
  • Member, AGA’s ABIM Recertification Subcommitte, 2003 - 2004
  • AGA Task Force on Emerging Technology - Virtual Colonsocopy, 2003 - 2004
  • RCPC - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1994 - Present
  • ASGE - American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1994 - Present
  • Member, ASGE Minority & Women’s Issues Committee, 1997 - 1998
  • Chairman, ASGE Committee on Diversity, 1998 - 2000
  • Member, ASGE Research Committee, 2000 - 2002
  • NCMS - North Carolina Medical Association, 1996 - 2000
  • ACG - American College of Gastroenterology, 1996 - Present
  • ASPO - American Society of Preventive Oncology, 1999 - 2003

Publications

Pineau BC, Wu WC.  Disorders of the Esophagus.  In: Hazzard WR, Blass JP, Ettinger WH, Halter JB, Ouslander JG, eds. Principles of geriatric medicine and gerontology. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Health Professions Division, 1999: 843-853.

Ott DJ, Pineau BC, Chen MY. Intervention on the Oesophagus. In: Ekberg O (ed). Radiology of the Pharynx and the Esophagus. Springer, Berlin; 2004:153-166

MacNaughton WK, Pineau BC, Krantis A. y-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Induces Epithelial Transport and Modulates Sensory Afferent-Evoked Transport in the Guinea Pig Ileum in vitro. Gastroenterology 1996;110:498-507.

Pineau BC, Pattee LP, McGuire S, Sekar A, Scully LJ. Unusual Presentation of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Can J Gastroenterol 1997;11(1):45-48.

Tarnasky PR, Hoffman B, Aabakken L, Knapple WL, Coyle W, Pineau BC, Cunningham JT, Cotton PB, Hawes RH. Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction is Associated With Chronic Pancreatitis? Am J Gastroenterol 1997;92(7):1125-1129.

Verne GN, Hahn AB, Pineau BC, Hoffman BJ, Wojciechowski BW, Wu WC. Association of HLA-DR and DQ Alleles with Idiopathic Achalasia. Gastroenterology 1999;117(1):26-31.

Roufail W, Dey M, Pineau BC. A 47-Year-Old Female With Crohn’s Disease Who Bled and Bled and Bled. N C Med J 1999;60(6):334-339.

Smith JA, Pineau BC. Endoscopic Therapy of NSAID-Induced Colonic Diaphragm Disease: Two Cases and a Review of Published Reports. Gastrointest Endosc 2000;52(1):120-125.

Miller PR, Jackson SL, Pineau BC, Levine EA. Radiation Induced Gastrointestinal Stromal Sarcoma of the Esophagus. Ann Thorac Surg 2000;70:660-662.

Cherr GS, Hall C, Pineau BC, Waters GS. Rectourethral Fistula and Massive Rectal Bleeding From Iodine-125 Prostate Brachytherapy: A Case Report. The American Surgeon 2001;67(2):131-134

Gupta R, Share M, Pineau BC. Dissolution of an Esophageal Bezoar Using Pancreatic Extract. Gastrointest Endosc 2001;54(1):96-99

Pineau BC, Knapple WL, Spicer KM, Gordon L, Gordon B, Wallace M, Hennessy WS, Hawes RH, Cotton PB. Cholecystokinin-Stimulated Mebrofenin (99mtc-Choletec) Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy in Asymptomatic Post-Cholecystectomy Patients: Assessment of Specificity, Inter-Observer Reliability and Reproducibility. Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96(11):3106-3109

Pineau BC, Paskett ED, Chen GJ, Durkalski VL, Espeland MA, Vining DJ. Validation of Virtual Colonoscopy in the Detection of Colorectal Polyps and Masses: Rationale for Proper Study Design. Int J Gastrointest Cancer 2001;30(3):133-140

Coyle WJ, Pineau BC, Tarnasky PR, Knapple WL, Aabakken L, Hoffman BJ, Cunningham JT, Hawes RH, Cotton PB. Evaluation Of Unexplained Acute And Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis Using Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Sphincter Of Oddi Manometry and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Endoscopy 2002;34(8):617-623

Durkalski VL, Palesch YY, Pineau BC, Vining DJ, Cotton PB. The virtual colonoscopy study: A large multicenter clinical trial designed to compare two diagnostic screening procedures. Control Clin Trials 2002 Oct;23(5):570-583

Blackstock AW, Melin S, Butler JM, Patton S, Pineau B, Albertson D, Howerton R, Levine E, Turrisi A. Irinotecan / gemcitabine followed by twice-weekly gemcitabine and radiation for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Oncology 2002;16(Suppl)25-28

Pineau BC, Paskett ED, Chen GJ, Espeland MA, Phillips KC, Han JP, Mikulaninec C, Vining DJ. Virtual colonoscopy using oral iodinated contrast compared to conventional colonoscopy for the detection of patients with colorectal polyps and masses. Gastroenterology 2003;125(2):304-310

Pineau BC, Ott DJ. Isolated proximal esophageal injury from blunt trauma: endoscopic stricture dilatation. Dysphagia 2003;18:263-266

Cotton PB, Durkalski VL, Pineau BC, Palesch YY, Mauldin PD, et al.  Computed tomographic colonography (virtual colonoscopy): a multicenter comparison with standard colonoscopy for detection of colorectal neoplasia. JAMA 2004;291:1713-1719

Mishra G, Pineau BC. Infectious Complications of Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Management. Current Gastro Reports 2004;280(4):280

VanDam J, Cotton PB, Johnson CD, McFarland BG, Pineau BC, Provenzale D, et al. The potential impact of CT-colonography on the practice of gastroenterology. Gastroenterology 2004;127:970-84

Lara LF, Bloomfeld RS, Pineau BC. The Rate of Lesions Found Within Reach of Esophagogastroduodenoscopy During Push Enteroscopy Depends on the Type of Obscure Gatrointestinal Bleeding. Endoscopy 2004;36:745-50

Li H, Pineau BC, Santago P. Efficient Computerized Polyp Detection for CT Colonography. Journal of Digital Imaging 2005;17(3):55-65

Paskett ED, Reeves KW, Pineau BC, et al. The Association Between Cigarette Smoking and Colorectal Polyp Recurrence. Cancer Causes and Control [in press]

Mishra G, Zhao Y, Sweeney J, Pineau BC, Case D, Ho C, et al. Determination of Qualitative Telomerase Activity as an Adjunct to the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma by EUS-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006;63:648-54

Bloomfeld RS, Bridgers DI, Pineau BC. The sensitivity of upper endoscopy in the diagnosis of esophageal cancer. Dysphagia 2006;20(4):278

Abstracts

Pineau BC, Krantis A, MacNaughton WK. A role for y-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and enteric GABA-A receptor sites in epithelial transport of the guinea pig ileum. Am J Gastroenterol 1994;89:268

Pineau BC, Krantis A, MacNaughton WK. Role of y-aminobutyric acid in the regulation of capsaicin-stimulated electrolyte transport in the guinea pig ileum in vitro. Gastroenterology 1995;108:313

Pineau BC, Krantis A, MacNaughton WK. y-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) induces epithelial transport and modulates sensory afferent-evoked transport in the guinea pig ileum in vitro. Clinical and Investigative Medicine 1995;18 (Suppl B): B49

Pineau BC, Tarnasky PR, Gordon B, Spicer KM, Gordon L, Palesch Y, Cunningham JT, Cotton PB, Hawes RH. The scintigraphic score: assessment of interobserver variability and correlation with sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM) in patients with suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD). Gastrointest Endosc 1996;43(4):392

Pineau BC, Tarnasky PR, Coyle W, Knapple W, Cunningham JT, Hawes RH, Cotton PB. Manometric biliary sphincter hypertension (BSH) in pancreas divisum. Gastrointest Endosc 1996;43(4):411

Coyle W, Tarnasky PR, Knapple W, Pineau BC, Brooker C, Hoffman B, Aabakken L, Cunningham JT, Cotton PB, Hawes RH. Evaluation of unexplained acute pancreatitis using ERCP, sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Gastrointest Endosc 1996;43(4):378

Knapple W, Tarnasky PR, Pineau BC, Coyle W, Brooker C, Cunningham JT, Cotton PB, Hawes RH.  Where have all the Type I sphincter of Oddi patients gone? Gastrointest Endosc 1996;43(4):385

Knapple W, Tarnasky PR, Coyle W, Pineau BC, Cunningham JT, Cotton PB, Hawes RH. Sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM) of both ducts after conscious sedation with meperidine. Gastrointest Endosc 1996;43(4):385

Tarnasky PR, Knapple W, Coyle W, Pineau BC, Brooker C, Hoffman B, Aabakken L, Cunningham JT, Cotton PB, Hawes RH. Does sphincter of Oddi dysfunction cause chronic pancreatitis? Gastrointest Endosc 1996;43(4):398

Tarnasky P, Tagge E, Knapple W, Pineau BC, Jackson S, Cunningham J, Cotton P, Hawes R. ERCP for biliary indications in children.  Am J Gastroenterol 1996;91(9):1942

Tarnasky PR, Kay C, Cunningham JT, Palesh Y, Pineau BC, Cotton PB, Hawes RH.  Does it matter where you measure bile duct diameter at ERCP? Gastrointest Endosc 1997;45(4):AB150

Vining DJ, Ge Y, Ahn D, Stelts D, Pineau BC.  Enhanced virtual colonoscopy system employing automatic detection of colon polyps. Gastroenterology 1998;114(4 Pt 2):A698

Verne GN, Hahn AB, Pineau BC, Hoffman B, Wojciechowski BW, Wu W.  Association of HLA-DR and DQ alleles with idiopathic achalasia. Dig Dis Sci 1998;43(7):1584

Gupta R, Share M, Pineau BC. Dissolution of an esophageal bezoar using pancreatic extract. Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93(9):1720

Pineau BC, Mikulaninec C, Vining DJ.  Virtual colonoscopy using oral sodium phosphate colonic lavage and an oral iodinated contrast agent for the detection of colonic space-occupying lesions. Am J. Gastroenterol 1998;93(9):1697O

McManus CM, Ott DJ, Wolfman NT, Routh WD, Regan, JD, Pineau BC. Biliary tract: radiologic 8imaging and intervention. November, 1998

Pineau BC, Sevick MA, Mikulaninec C, Vining DJ.  Evaluation of patient preference: virtual colonoscopy versus endoscopic. Gastroenterology 1999;116(4 Pt 2):A486

Pineau BC, Mikulaninec C, Vining DJ.  Ability of virtual colonoscopy to detect patients with colorectal polyps. Gastroenterology 1999;116(4 Pt 2):A485

Vining DJ, Pineau BC.  Improved bowel preparation for virtual colonoscopy examinations. Gastroenterology 1999;116(4 Pt 2):A524

Vining DJ, Stelts DR, Ahn DK, Ge Y, Pineau BC.  FreeFlight: a virtual colonoscopy system. Gastroenterology 1999;116(4 Pt 2):A524

Chen MYM, Ott DJ, Pineau BC. Esophageal intramural pseudo-diverticulosis and reflux esophagitis association. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94(9),2580

Ott DJ, Chen MYM, Pineau BC. Lower esophageal mucosal ring and dysphagia: clarification on radiologic examination using a marshmallow bolus. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94(9),2594

Chen MYM, Ott DJ, Pineau BC. Multiple jejunal diverticula causing diarrhea responsive to antibiotic therapy. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94(9),2653(A304)

Ott DJ, Chen MYM, Pineau BC. Pseudomembranous colitis: diffuse involvement of the colon on radiologic imaging. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94(9),2681

Pineau BC, Knapple W, Tarnasky PR, Spicer KM, Gordon L, Gordon B, Wallace M, Hawes RH, Cotton PB. The scintigraphic score: blinded evaluation in asymptomatic post-cholecystectomy individuals. Am J Gastroenterol 1999

McManus CM, Ott DJ, Wolfman NT, Routh WD, Regan, JD, Pineau BC. Biliary tract: radiologic imaging and intervention. AJR 1999;172 (3 Suppl): 171P

Dey MK, Pineau B, Raimondo M. Can a negative endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) rule out a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis (CP)? Endoscopy 2000;32: A31

Hamilton CH, Ott DJ, Chen MY, Pineau BC. Esophageal intervention: newer techniques and role of radiologic imaging. AJR 2000;174(3 Suppl):96

Chen MY, Ott DJ, Pineau BC, Bechtold RE. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography: results related to clinical indications and potential impact on use of ERCP. Gastroenterology 2000;118 (4 Suppl 2 Pt 1):A449

Vining DJ, Stelts DR, Ahn DK, Ge Y, Pineau BC. Rapid reporting of virtual colonoscopy examinations. Gastroenterology 2000;118:A

Edwards MS, Olsen AW, Pineau BC, Levine EA. Lymphatic mapping of adenocarcinoma of the small bowel: A case report. Southeastern Surgical CongressP

Ott DJ, Witt TE, Chen MY, Pineau BC. ERCP: update for the radiologist. AJR 2001; 176 (S):111P

Jakribettuu VS, Pineau BC, Morgan T, Raimondo M. Factors predicting patient satisfaction during endoscopic ultrasound. Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96(9):S270(Abstract# 861)

Jakribettuu VS, Pineau BC. Comparison of five algorithms used to predict common bile duct stones. Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96(9):S88(Abstract# 277)

Cotton PB, Durkalski VL, Palesch YY, Mauldin PD, Pineau BC, Vining DJ, et al. Comparison of virtual colonoscopy and colonoscopy in the detection of polyps/masses. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55(5):AB98(Abstract# 594)

Jakribettuu VS, Mishra G, Gilliam JH, McNally P, Pineau BC. Do endoscopic stigmata of stone migration predict the presence of common bile duct stones? Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97(9 Suppl):S61(Abstract# 183)

Jakribettuu VS, Pineau BC. Intramural pancreatic pseudocyst of the duodenum and its successful resolution with endoscopic therapy. Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97(9 Suppl):S127(Abstract# 386)

Lara LF, Bloomfeld RS, Pineau BC. The rate of missed lesions within reach of EGD during push enteroscopy varies by diagnostic indication. Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97(9 Suppl):S294(Abstract# 894)

Bloomfeld RS, Bridgers DI, Pineau BC. The sensitivity of upper endoscopy in the diagnosis of esophageal cancer. Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97(9 Suppl):S37-S38(Abstract# 112)

Cotton PB, Durkalski VL, Palesch YY, Mauldin PD, Pineau BC, Vining DJ, et al. Virtual colonoscopy: final results from a multi-center study. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57(5):AB174(Abstract# W1452)

Schooler VC, Bloomfeld RS, Mishra G, Gilliam JH, Bruggen JT, Pineau BC. Accuracy of endoscopic measurement of artificial colon polyps in a plastic model. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57(5):AB220(Abstract# W1136)

Lara LF, Pineau BC, Phillips KC, Mathews CM, Jones BT, Mishra G, Schwartz GG. Urinary cadmium levels in patients with pancreatic cancer with and without type II diabetes mellitus. Gastroenterology 2003;124(4 Suppl):A441(Abstract# M2233)

Blackstock AW, Melin SA, Bearden J, Pineau B, Albertson D, Howerton R. Irinotecan / gemcitabine followed by twice-weekly gemcitabine and radiation for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Cancer Invest 2003;21(Suppl 1):19-21

Pineau BC, Jakribettuu VS, Raimondo M, Kavanagh P, Gilliam JH, Mishra G. Blinded stratified randomized clinical trial comparing magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP) to endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for the evaluation of common bile duct stones (CBDS). Am J Gastroenterol 2003;98(9 Suppl):S65-S66(Abstract# 189)

Lara LF, Garvin AJ, Pettenati MJ, Pineau BC. Follicular Center Cell Lymphoma of the Ampulla of Vater Presenting with Ascending Cholangitis. Am J Gastroenterol 2003;98(9 Suppl):S65(Abstract# 188) 

Pineau BC, Manus S, Phillips K, Chen JG, Mikulaninec C, Han JP, Vining DJ. Prevalence of Extracolonic Findings at Virtual Colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol 2003;98(9 Suppl):S117(Abstract# 345)

Mishra G, Case B, Zhao M, Pineau BC, Sweeney J, Geisinger K, et al.  Assessment of telomerase activity in samples obtained from pancreatic lesions by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is clinically useful. Gastroenterology 2004 (Abstract#107379)

Kimberly J, Bloomfeld R, Pineau B, Phillips K, Bechtoldt B, Vining D, et al. Evaluation of extra-colonic findings from virtual colonoscopy will add considerable cost: an important consideration in asymptomatic colorectal cancer screening. Am J Gastroenterol 2006 (Abstract#51)

Harvey Phillips, M.D., J.D.

Dr Phillips graduated from Indiana University with dual degrees in biology and political science. He studied language and international law in France prior to earning his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law. After he completed his medical degree at Indiana University, he began his career in medicine as a resident in radiology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His clinical training included a year as Chief Resident at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He trained in gastroenterology at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr Phillips completed his fellowship in 2005. He began his private practice of gastroenterology in North Carolina where he also worked for the Veteran’s Administration. He joined the Borland-Groover Clinic in 2007. Dr. Phillips practices at our Fernandina Beach office location.

Office locations

Fernandina Beach Office

Practicing since

2004

Certifications

  • ABIM Certification Gastroenterology, 2004
  • Internal Medicine Board Certified Diplomat, 2000
  • Indiana State Bar Association Attorney, 1993

National Provider Identifier

1134228893

Licensure

North Carolina, Ohio, Louisiana

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2007 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2006 - 2007 Veterans Administration Medical Center Salisbury, North Carolina
2004 - 2005 Salem Gastroenterology Associates Salisbury, North Carolina

Medical Education

Medical Education
1996 M. D., Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2001 - 2004 Gastroenterology Fellow, Louisiana State University New Orleans, Louisiana
1998 - 2001 Chief Resident, Jewish Hospital Cincinnatti, Ohio
1997 - 1998 Radiology Resident, Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
1996 - 1997 Internal Medicine Intern, Jewish Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio
1993 J.D., Indiana University School of Law Bloomington, Indiana
1991 Certificate, University of San Diego, Institute on International and Comparative Law Paris, France

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1989 B.A. Biology/Political Science Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana

Publications

Glueck, Phillips, Cameron, Wang, Estrogen Replacement in a Protein S Deficient Patient Leads to Diarrhea, Hyperglucagonemia and Osteonecrosis. Online: Journal of the Pancreas; 2(5): 323-329

Glueck, Awadella, Phillips, et. al., Metformin Therapy throughout Pregnancy Reduces the Development of Gestational Diabetes in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, In Press: Fertility and Sterility, 77:3, 520-525

Glueck, Phillips, Cameron, et. al., Continuing Metformin Throughout Pregnancy in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Appears to Safely Reduce First Trimester Spontaneous Abortion: A Pilot Study, In Press: Fertility and Sterility, 75:1, 46-52

Glueck, Awadalla, Phillips et. al., Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Infertility, Familial Thrombophilia, Familial Hypofibrinolysis, Recurrent Loss of In Vitro Fertilized Embryos and Miscarriage, In Press: Fertility and Sterility, 74:2, 394-397

Glueck, Phillips, Cameron, et. al. , The 4G4G Polymorphism of the PAI-1 Gene: An Independent Risk Factor for Serious Pregnancy Complications. Central Society for Clinical Research- Oral Presentation Chicago, IL, In Press: Metabolism July, 2000

Abstracts

Phillips, Cameron, Glueck, et.al., PAI-1 Gene 4G4G Polymorphism: Risk Factor for Pregnancy Complications. ACP-ASIM Associates Research Competition, Winning Research Abstract-Oral Presentation Philadelphia, PA

John Petersen, D.O., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G.

Dr Petersen joined The Borland-Groover Clinic in July, 2003, having served on the University of Florida (Gainesville) GI/liver faculty for three years, and in private practice in Fort Myers for 15 years. He has established himself as a regional expert in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, and has special skills and experience in ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. He has offices at our Southside facility near St. Lukes hospital, as well as at the downtown Pavillion office with Baptist Medical Center.

Dr. Petersen is a dedicated research clinician who has completed numerous Phase II and Phase III research studies, and is a member of the Borland-Groover clinical research group. Dr. Petersen is a Cleveland Clinic and Yale trained clinician with endoscopic skills in Double Balloon Enteroscopy exams of the small intestine, Endoscopic mucosal resection of masses in the GI tract, advanced diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP with Sphincter of Oddi manometry, Spyglass cholangioscopy, HALO treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, and the anti-reflux endoscopic technique termed STRETTA.


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Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

1985

Certifications

  • American Board Of Internal Medicine, 1983
  • Abim/Gastroenterology, 1985

National Provider Identifier

1275525016

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2003 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2000 - 2003 Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida/Shands Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition Gainesville, Florida
1985 - 2000 Digestive Health Physicians Fort Myers, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2000 - 2003 Associate Professor of Medicine, Dept. Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition University of Florida
2001 - 2003 Instructor, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, MS-2 University of Florida College of Medicine
2000 - 2003 Chairman, Nutritional Support Team University of Florida College of Medicine
1994 - 1999 Assistant Professor of Medicine - Chairman, Teaching Faculty For Medical Externs Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1983 - 1985 Fellowship, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut
1982 - 1983 Member, Residency Selection Committee The Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio
1983 Senior Chief Resident of The Year The Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio
1980 - 1983 Residency, Internal Medicine The Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio
1979 - 1980 Rotating Internship Doctors Hospitals Columbus, Ohio

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1971 - 1972 Miami University (Ohio)
1972 - 1975 B.S. Biology, Magna Cum Laude Loyola University of Chicago

Professional Associations

  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
  • American Medical Assn.
  • American Osteopathic Assn.
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Assn., President, District 11, 1990-91
  • Florida Gastroenterology Assn.
  • Southern Medical Assn.
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow, 1998
  • American Gastroenterological Assn.
  • American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy Assn. (ASGE)
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Alachua County Medical Society
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, 1997
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists/GI Subsection, 1995
  • Lee County Medical Society: Credentials, Ethic Committees
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • Duval County Osteopathic Medical Society, District 3

Publications

Petersen, JM, Forsmark, CE, Complications of chronic pancreatitis,  Pancreatitis and its complications, (chapter 16, p.313-332) Humana press, Chris E. Forsmark, (Editor), 2004

Petersen, JM, Forsmark, CE, Chronic pancreatitis and maldigestion, Seminars in Gastro-intestinal disease, 13:191-197, 2002

Petersen, JM, Tropical Pancreatitis, Clinical Gastro., 35:61-66, 2002

Petersen, JM, Surgical clip choledocholithiasis, Gastroint. Endoscopy 56:113, 2002

Petersen, JM, Gunshot Cholecystitis, J Clin Gastro. 21:320-322, 1995

Petersen, JM, Barrett’s Esophagus, ASGIA Newsletter March, 1995

Petersen, JM, Managing Upper Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders:  Applications in the Osteopathic Practice - Symposium proceedings. Upper GI Motility Disorders:  The Differential Diagnosis, Jnl of the Amer Osteo Assn. (Supplement), Vol. 95, No. 8, 21-27 1995

Helzberg, JH, Petersen, JM, Boyer, JL, Improved Survival with Primary Sclerosing, Cholangtis. A Review of Clinicopathologic Features and Comparison Of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients. Gastroenterology 92:1869-1875, 1987

Petersen, JM, Views on Management of Acute Pancreatitis, (Letter), Jnl Amer Osteo Assn.,  86:767-768, 1986

Petersen, JM, McCallum, RW, Modlin, IW, The Medical and Surgical Approach to Gastroesophageal Reflux, Practical Gastroenterology, January 1986

Petersen, JM, Tubbs, RR, Savage, RA, Calabrese, LC, Profit, MR. Manolova, Y, Shumaker, A, Tatsumi, E, McClain, K, et al. Small Non-Cleaved B-cell Burkitt-like Chromosome Translocation (8:14) and Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear-Associated Antigen in a Homosexual Man With AIDS, Am J Medicine 78:141-148, 1985

Petersen ,JM, Ferguson, DR, Gastrointestinal Neurofibromatosis, Jnl Clin Gastro. 6:539-534,  1984

Petersen, JM, Pierach, Ca, Hematin-induced Hemolysis in Acute Porphyria (Letter), Ann Int. Med. 101:877-878, 1984

Awad, I, Bay, JW, Petersen, JM, Nocardial Osteomyelitis of the Spine with Epidural Spinal Cord Compression - A Case Report, Neurosurgery 15:254-56, 1984

Petersen, JM, Primary Hyperaldosteronism, (Letter), Jnl Amer Osteo Assn, April, 1984

Petersen, JM, Salmonella Liver Abscess:  Report of a Case with Successful Computerized Tomography Guided Drainage and Treatment, Jnl Amer Osteo Assn, 83:496-501

Petersen, JM, Awad, I, Ahmad, M, Bay, JW, Mchenry, MC, Nocardia Osteomyelitis and Epidural Abcsess in the Non-immunocompromised Host, Cleveland Clinic Quarterly, 50:453-459, 1983

Petersen, JM, Baldone, SC, Sresthadatta, T, Paranasal Sinus Aspergillosis:  A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature”, Jnl Amer Osteo Assn 81:549-553, 1982

Petersen, JM, Greenstein, SI, Imler, DL, Zvariable Dsygammaglobulinemia and Bronchiectasis, Jnl Amer Osteo Assn 79: 391-397, 1980

Petersen, JM, The use of a Polyflex stent to treat an iatrogenic esophageal perforation, (in Press)

Petersen, JM, Giant Brunner gland Hamartoma creating gastroduodenal intussusception, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, August, 2008

Petersen, JM, Klatskin-like Biliary Sarcoidosis: A Spyglass Diagnosis, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, February, 2009

Petersen, JM, McCallum, RW, The Medical Approach to the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux, The Esophagus: Medical and Surgical Management. Hill, LD (Editor), Chapter 8, Pages 78-89, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1988

McCallum, RW, Petersen, JM, Prakash, C: Structural Disorders Of The Esophagus, Principles Of Gastroenterology And Hepatology, Gitnick, G (Editor) Chapter 2, pgs. 8-27, Elsevier Science New York, NY, 1988

Abstracts

Petersen, JM, Wolper, JC, Hemosuccus pancreaticus and Pancreatic Pseudocysts,: Am Coll Gastro. Meetings, October 1993

Petersen, JM, Choledochal Cyst and Other Biliary Anomalies, Amer Coll Phys, Florida Chapter, November, 1995

Petersen, JM, McCallum, RW, Sucralfate Delays Gastric Emptying of Solids and Liquids in Duodenal Ulcer Patients, Amer J Gastro Sept., 1985

Petersen, JM, McCallum, RW, Sherwin, RC, Somatostatin Inhibits Gastric Emptying Of Solids and Liquids in Man, Dig Dis & Sci 29:  655, 1984

Petersen, JM, Surgical clip Choledocholithiasis, Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians, July, 2000

Southerland, JS, Petersen, JM, Valentine, JF, Clinical Efficacy of Infliximab in patients with Chronic Ulcerative Colitis, presented at DDW, May, 2002, San Diego, CA

Petersen, JM, Wireless capsule endoscopy:  The University of Florida experience, and a cost-benefit analysis. American College of Gastro. Annual meeting, October 21, 2003, Baltimore, MD

Etzkorn, KP, Petersen, JM, Double-balloon Enteroscopy in the Private Practice Sector, American College of Gastro Annual meeting, Oct. 24, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

Petersen, JM, Successful placement of a Polyflex stent across an iatrogenic esophageal Perforation, American College of gastroenterology annual meeting, October, 2007, Philadelphia, PA

Petersen, JM ,Trauble, M, McCallum, RW, Segmental Aperistalsis of the Esophagus - Another Cause of Chest Pain and/or Dysphagia, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AGA May, 1985

Caride, VJ, Prokop, EK, Petersen, JM, Tronacle, FJ, McCallum, RW, Scintigraphic Method for the Evaluation of Colonic Transit, Presented to the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Houston, TX June, 1984

Etzkorn, KP, Petersen, JM, Double-balloon enteroscopy in the Private Practice Sector, presented at the American College of Gastro. Annual meeting, Oct 21, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

Petersen, JM, Surgical Clip Choledocholithiasis, Presented at the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Boca Raton, FL, 1999

Hernandez, L, Bhutani, M, Mishra, G, Petersen, JM, et al, Pancreatic psuedocyst fluid analysis:  An EUS study to determine malignancy, DDW, 5/02, San Francisco

Petersen, JM, Wireless capsule Endoscopy: The University of Florida experience, and a cost-benefit analysis. ACG annual meeting, Oct., 2003, Baltimore, MD

  • Clinical Trials Dhp// Clinical Research Of Sw Fla., Inc.:  R97-023 Interferon Ribavirin Naïve Hep. C Schering R-96-419 Interferon Ribavirin Relapse/Non-Responder
  • Alosetron/Treatment Of Ibs Clincial Physio., Glaxo Dyspepsia/Lansoprazole—Non Ulcer Dyspepsia Clinsites
  • 207266/051 Ibs Treatment With Alosteron Clinsites, Skb Domperidone:  Compassionate Clearance Janssen Infergen 9 Mcg. Naïve Amgen Infergen 15 Mcg…Rebetron Relapse Amgen Pegylated Interferon On Trial- To Be Announced

 

Anand Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville before joining Borland-Groover Clinic. After receiving a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland, Dr. Patel went on to complete his fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.



Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office

Certifications

  • Gastroenterology, 2003
  • Internal Medicine, 2000
  • USMLE part 1, 1995
  • USMLE part 2, 1996
  • USMLE part 3, 1998

National Provider Identifier

1467445551

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2005 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2003 - 2005 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology: University of Florida Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1991 - 1996 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) University of Edinburgh Medical School Edinburgh, Scotland

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1996 - 2000 Residency, Internal Medicine Residency Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota
2000 - 2003 Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
2003 Advanced Endoscopy Training (ERCP and EUS) University of Florida Gainesville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1989 - 1991 Advanced Certificate in Physics, Chemistry, Math Dulwich College London, England

Publications

Patel AH, Harnois D, Larusso N, Gores G. The Utility of CA 19-9 In The Diagnosis of Cholangiocarcinoma. Am J Gastroenterol 2000; 95:204-207

Patel AH, Loftus EV, Murray J, Sandborn W. Cigarette Smoking And Celiac Sprue; A Case-Control Study. Am J Gastroenterol 2001; 96:2388-2391

Abstracts

Patel AH, Freese D, Patel T, Portal Vein Agenesis; Clinical Features And Diagnosis.  Am J Gastroenterol 1998. (Abstract)

Liu C, Patel AH, Davis G, Nelson D. Differential Gene Expression Profiles Of HCV Infected Patients At The Time Of Liver Transplantation. Hepatology 2001 (Abstract)

Lui C, Patel AH, Zhu H, Davis G, Nelson D. In Vitro Studies To Identify Host Gene Pathways involved In Immune-Mediated Response To Thymosin Alfa 1 and Peginterferon. Gastroenterology 2002; 122 (4): Abstract-475

Patel AH, Nelson DR. Defining The Role Of HCV-Specific T-lymphocytes In Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplantation. Gastroenterology 2002; 122 (4): Abstract-201

Draganov P, Patel AH, Toskes P, Forsmark C. Prospective Evaluation Of The Diagnostic Accuracy Of The Intraductal Secretin Stimulation Test (IDST) And The Standard Secretin Stimulation Test (SST) In The Diagnosis Of Chronic Pancreatitis (CP). Gastroenterology 2002.  (Abstract)

Patel AH, Ibegbu E, Ferriss D, Trussel G, Lambiase L.  Short duration of time from a previous colonoscopy should not preclude a clinically indicated repeat colonoscopy. Gastroenterology 2005:  May (Abstract)

Sunil Pasricha, M.D.

Dr. Pasricha grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received his M.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1984. In 1984 he started his internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed his residency at the same hospital in 1987. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1990. Prior to joining Gastrointestinal Associates, PA he practiced for a number of years in south-western Michigan and was assistant clinical professor, Department of Medicine, at Michigan State University.

Office locations

Port Orange Office
Ormond Beach East Office

Practicing since

1990

Certifications

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, (Gastroenterology), 1991, Recertification 2001

National Provider Identifier

1396850152

Licensure

Florida, Michigan, California

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Port Orange, Florida
2002 - 2008 Gastrointestinal Associates, P.A. Port Orange, Florida
1990 - 2001 Kalamazoo Gastroenterology & Hepatology Kalamazoo, Michigan

Medical Education

Medical Education
1984 M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, Michigan

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1984 - 1985 Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, Michigan
1985 - 1987 Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, Michigan
1988 - 1990 Fellowship, Gastroenterology, William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Michigan

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1980 B.A., Magna Cum Laude Albion College, Michigan

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association

Publications

Patel AS, DeRidder PH, Alexander TJ, and Pasricha, S. Video Endoscopy in Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tube Placement. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 35(4):358, 1989.

Patel S, Pasricha SP, Jacobs RS, and Gordon SC., Epidemiology of HCV Infection in a Large Community Hospital (Abstract). The American Journal of Gastroenterology 85(9):1256, 1990.

Abstracts

Pasricha SP, Patel AS, DeRidder PH. Endoscopic Appearance and Significance of Functional Lymphangiectasia of the Duodenal Mucosa. Oral presentation at the 35th Annual Michigan Regional Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Traverse City, Michigan, September, 1989.

Jacobs R, Pasricha S, McCaughey R. The “Twisted Dish Rag” Sign. Poster presentation at the 12th Annual American College of Physicians Associates Meeting. Detroit, Michigan. May, 1990 and the 36th Annual Michigan Regional Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Traverse City, Michigan, October 1990.

Pasricha SP, Jacobs R, Gordon S. Epidemiology of HCV Infection in a Large Community Hospital. Poster presentation at the 12th Annual American College of Physicians Associates Meeting, Detroit, Michigan. May, 1990 (Winner: 1st place, Socioeconomic Award), and oral presentation at the 36th Annual Michigan Regional Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Traverse City, Michigan. October, 1990.

Jacobs R, Pasricha SP, Gordon S. Hepatitis C Virus and Idiopathic Chronic Active Hepatitis. Poster presentation at the 12th Annual American College of Physicians Associates Meeting, Detroit, Michigan. May, 1990. The 36th Annual Michigan Regional Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Traverse City, Michigan. October, 1990.

Peshka D and Pasricha S. Afferent Loop Syndrome. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual American College of Physicians Associates Meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan. May, 1991.

Moulis, H, Stella, G, Agnone L, Ricci, D, Pasricha S, and Mostellar D. Nitazoxanide for the Treatment of SIBO-Related Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Gastrointestinal Associates, PA, Port Orange, FL, and Department of Medical Science, Romark Laboratories, L.C., Tampa, FL

  • Comparison of the efficacy and tolerability of famotidine and ranitidine in the treatment of active duodenal ulcers
  • Epidemiology of HCV infection in a large community hospital
Harry Moulis, M.D.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Moulis has been living in Florida almost continually since 1978. After graduating from New College in Sarasota, he attended medical school at the University of Miami. He completed his internship and residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, and was chief resident his senior year. As a fellow in gastroenterology, he published several review articles and mastered new techniques and procedures, which he introduced to the Volusia county region. He’s been practicing here since 1992 and has continued to publish articles and give lectures on a number of topics.



Office locations

Port Orange Office
Ormond Beach East Office

National Provider Identifier

1508866526

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1997 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Port Orange, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1987 M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1992 Yale – Affiliated Gastroenterology Program Waterbury Hospital Health Center, Waterbury, CT and Hospital of St. Raphael New Haven, Connecticut
1990 Intern, Residency, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Chief Resident – Third year Orlando Regional Medical Center Orlando, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1982 New College of the University of South Florida Sarasota, Florida B.A., Chemistry/Biology

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association, 1984 - Present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, 1983 - 1986
  • American College of Physicians, 1988 - Present
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, Sub-specialty - Gastroenterology, 1993
  • Volusia County Medical Society, 1992 - Present
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 1992 - Present
  • National Speaker’s Bureau - Janssen Pharmaceutical, 1998 - Present
  • National Speaker’s Bureau - Tap Pharmaceutical, 1999 - 2007
  • National Speaker’s Bureau - Centocor Pharmaceutical, 2000 - 2007
  • National Speaker’s Bureau - AstraZeneca, 2000 - 2007

Publications

Pollack, A., Moulis, H., Block, N.L., and Irvin III, G.L. Quantitation of cell kinetic responses using flow cytometry to simultaneously measure DNA and nuclear protein. Cytometry 5:473-481, 1984.

Pollack, A., Moulis, H., Greenstein, D.B. Block, N.L., and Irvin III, G.L. Cell kinetic effects on incorporated 3H-thymidine on proliferating human lymphocytes: Flow cytometric analysis using the DNA/nuclear protein method. Cytometry 6:428-436, 1985.

Moulis, H. and Mamus, S. Isolated trochlear nerve palsy in a patient with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia: Complete recovery with combination therapy: Neurology 39: 1399, 1989.

Moulis, H., Garsten, J.J., and Marano, A.R. Tuberous sclerosis complex: Review of the gastrointestinal manifestations and report of an unusual case. American Journal of Gastroenterology 87:914-918, 1992.

Moulis, H. and Vender, R.J. Pancreatitis following endoscopic cholangiography without pancreatography. American Journal of Gastroenterology 87:1888, 1992.

Moulis, H. and Vender, R.J. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy for treatment of gas-bloat syndrome. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 39:581-583, 1993.

Moulis, H. and Vender, R.J. Antibiotic associated hemorrhagic colitis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 18: 227-231, 1994.

Moulis, H. Another inflammatory bile duct polyp. Endoscopy 28(3):330, 1996.

Moulis, H. Overtube related esophageal mucosal injury. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 46(3):286-287, 1997

Moulis, H. A case of invasive rectal adenocarcinoma in a 17-year-old girl with tuberous sclerosis complex. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 36(8):1317-1318, 2001

Moulis, H. Large duodenal lymphangiectatic cyst. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 57 (1): 97, 2003

Pollack, A., Moulis, H., Prudhomme, D.L., Block, N.L., and Irvin III, G.L. Flow cytometric analysis of cell kinetic responses using measurements of correlated DNA and nuclear protein. Proceedings of the Conference on Clinical Cytometry; M. Andreef (ed.), New York Academy of Sciences, Vo. 468:55-56, 1986.

Abstracts

Pollack, A., Moulis, H., Block, N.L., and Irvin III, G.L. Quantitation of cell kinetic responses using flow cytometric measurements of correlated nuclear DNA and protein. Engineering Foundation Conference on Clinical Cytometry, Sea Island, CA, December 7-12, 1983.

Caralis, P., Washer, J., Marcial, E., and Moulis, H. Comparison of hypertensive urgency and crisis among elderly patients. American Federation of Clinical Research, 1987

Agrawal, D., Akerman, P., Cantero, D., Zak, III, J, Moulis, H. Jamidar, P, and Zakko, S. Preliminary Comparison of Major Complication Rates with Standard Colonoscopy. 2007.

Moulis, H., Stella, G., Agnone L., Ricci, D., Pasricha S., and Mostellar D. Nitazoxanide for the Treatment of SIBO-Related Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Gastrointestinal Associates, PA, Port Orange, FL, and Department of Medical Science, Romark Laboratories, L.C., Tampa, FL

Dale Merrell, M.D.

Dr. Merrell received his medical training at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Dr. Merrell is past President, Riverside Hospital Medical Staff and Chief of Gastroenterology, Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida.  He has participated as Principal and Sub-investigator of numerous clinical trials. Dr. Merrell continues his dedication to the advancement of Gastroenterology as a lead investigator of clinical studies at the Borland Groover Clinic.

Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office

Practicing since

1991

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1983

National Provider Identifier

1871585885

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1998 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1993 – 1998 First Coast Medical Group Jacksonville, Florida
1994 – 1996 Chief of Gastroenterology, Riverside Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1991 – 1993 President, Riverside Hospital Medical Staff, Riverside Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1978 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1981 - 1983 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina
1979 - 1981 Residency, Internal Medicine Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina
1978 – 1979 Internship, Internal Medicine Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1973 Bachelor of Science Degree Rutgers University

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association,1976
  • Florida Medical Association, 1983
  • Duval County Medical Society, 1983
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat, 1979
  • American College of Physicians, 1983
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 1983
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1984
Antony Maniatis, M.D.

Dr. Maniatis completed his residency at the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco and fellowship in gastroenterology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. He has been in private practice since 1996. Dr. Maniatis has also authored numerous publications, abstracts, and poster presentations.

Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office

Practicing since

1992

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate, 1992
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Diplomate, 1995
  • Recertified by American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology November 2005

National Provider Identifier

1942292099

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1998 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1996 – 1998 First Coast Medical Group, Practicing Physician Jacksonville, Florida
1992 – 1993 Emergency Department Staff Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Medical Education

Medical Education
1985 – 1989 Doctor of Medicine University of California San Francisco, California

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1993 - 1996 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina
1990 - 1992 Residency, Internal Medicine University of California San Francisco, California
1989 - 1990 Internship, Internal Medicine University of California San Francisco, California

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1981 – 1985 B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Harvard University

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology

 

Bharat Misra, M.D.

Dr. Misra was the class valedictorian in his High School and in College got the highest marks in Chemistry and Biology. He obtained his MBBS degree from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He graduated First Class in all 13 subjects. Inspired by his elder brother he came to the US and completed his Internship, Residency in Internal Medicine and then a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Nassau University Medical Center, State University of New York at StonyBrook. He was Chief Resident for a year and was voted “Fellow of the Year” on graduation. After two years practicing in upstate New York, Dr. Misra joined the Borland Groover Clinic in 1997.

Dr. Misra enjoys the consultative aspects of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His practice includes the full spectrum of Endoscopy both inpatient and outpatient, diagnostic and therapeutic. He is interested in new and cutting edge treatments like Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) for C Difficile Colitis.

Dr. Misra has a special interest in obesity, and the care of patients who have had Bariatric surgery. He works closely with many surgeons to take care of patients with complications.

Office locations

Memorial Medical Office

Practicing since

1995

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1995
  • Recertified in Gastroenterology, 2005
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2010

National Provider Identifier

1194717116

Licensure

Florida

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Medical Education

Medical Education
1981 - 1986 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University Hyderabad, India

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1993 – 1995 Fellowship, Gastroenterology State University of New York, Stonybrook, Nassau County Medical Center East Meadow, New York
1992 – 1993 Chief Residency, Department of Medicine Nassau County Medical Center East Meadow, New York
1990 – 1992 Residency, Internal Medicine Nassau County Medical Center East Meadow, New York
1989 Resident Physician, Internal Medicine Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences Hyderabad, India
1987 – 1988 Rotating Internship Gandhi Hospital and affiliated hospitals Hyderabad, India

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • Duval County Medical Society (DCMS)

Publications

Author of Chapter on Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Manual of Critical Care Medicine, a multi author textbook published by the American College of Physicians (ACP)

Abstracts

Bharat K. Misra, M.D. Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to inferior venacava thrombosis in the setting of HIV Disease and Protein C deficiency: Winning poster at the ACP meeting in NYC.

H. Yasrebi, B.K. Misra.Endoscopic treatment of Symptomatic Intraluminal migrated Marlex mesh in banded Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass. Poster presentation at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariartric Surgery (ASMBS) meeting in Washington D.C. June 15-20 2009.

Evaluation of health related quality of life in patients treated with RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) for recurrent C. difficile infection.
Bharat K. Misra, M.D., Mayur S. Ramesh, MD, Mary Kay Sobcinski, RN, MHA.
Borland Groover Clinic, Jacksonville Fl; Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI; Rebiotix Inc, Roseville MN.
Abstract presented at the ACG meeting in Philadelphia, PA in Oct 2014

RBX2660 (microbiota suspension) for recurrent C difficile infection: 60 day interim analysis of the PUNCH CD phase 2 safety study
Mayur S Ramesh, MD, Bharat Misra, MD, Arnab Ray, MD, Robert Smith, MD, Mary Kay Sobcinski, RN,MHA
Henry Ford Hospital System, Detroit, MI; Borland Groover Clinic, Jacksonville Fl; Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, LA; Rebiotix Inc, Roseville MN.
Abstract presented at the ACG meeting in Philadelphia, PA in Oct 2014

 

 

 

Dinesh Madhok, M.D.

Dr. Madhok completed his residency and fellowship in gastroenterology from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and a rotating Internship at St. Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi, India. While in medical school, Dr. Madhok was an honor student in Internal Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and ranked second in a class of 128 students.
Dr. Madhok is the Medical Director at Fleming Island Surgery Center, Vice President at Borland-Groover Clinic and Chief of Gastroenterology at Orange Park Medical Center. He has been with the Borland Groover Clinic since 2000.



Office locations

Orange Park Office
St. Vincent’s Clay County Office

Practicing since

1993

Certifications

  • Diplomate of ABIM - Internal Medicine, 1990, recertified 2001
  • Diplomate of ABIM - Gastroenterology, 1993, recertified 2003, 2013

National Provider Identifier

1366434409

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1997 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1993 – 1997 Gastroenterology Associate of Orange Park Orange Park, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2010 - Present Medical Director Fleming Island Surgery Center Fleming Island, Florida
2005 – Present Vice President Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2000 – Present Chief of Gastroenterology Orange Park Medical Center Orange Park, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1980 – 1984 Armed Forces Medical College Pune, India

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1990 – 1993 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan
1987 – 1990 Residency, Internal Medicine Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan
1984 – 1986 Rotating Internship St. Stephen’s Hospital Delhi, India
Murry Langfitt, M.D.

Dr. Langfitt completed his residency and fellowship in gastroenterology from University Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida. He has been in private practice since 1984.

Office locations

Baptist Beaches Office

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Gastroenterology, 1983
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
  • State Board of Medical Examiners, 1979

National Provider Identifier

1558363937

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1984 - 1994 Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida
1983 – 1984 Attending Physician, University Hospital of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1978 Doctor of Medicine University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1981 – 1983 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1978 – 1981 Residency, Internal Medicine University Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1974 Bachelor of Science University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

Professional Associations

  • Duval County Medical Society
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Florida Gastroenterological Society
Stephen Kuehn, M.D.

Dr. Kuehn served his residency from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: and completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Kuehn also completed a post doctoral fellowship program in Physician Investigator Training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Before entering private practice, Dr. Kuehn was on the faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology. In 2006, he was appointed Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville.

Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office
Macclenny Office

Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, 1984
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate, 1987
  • American Board of Gastroenterology, Diplomate, 1991

National Provider Identifier

1124020508

Licensure

Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1998 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2002 – 2009 Chief of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1993 – 1998 First Coast Medical Group / Riverside Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
1991 – 1993 Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medical Education

Medical Education
1980 – 1984 Medical College of Virginia Richmond, Virginia

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1988 - 1991 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan
1987 – 1988 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Physician Investigator Training Program University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1984 – 1987 Internship/Residency, Internal Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1975 - 1979 Bachelor of Arts Degree Amherst College

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1993
  • Florida Gastroenterology Society, 1993
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 1993
  • American Medical Association, 1993
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 1992
  • American College of Physicians, 1990

Publications

Bonetta L, Kuehn SE, Huang A, Law DJ, Klalikin LM, Koi M, Reeve AE, Brownstein BH, Yeger H, Williams BRG, Feinberg AP. Wilms tumor locus on 11p13 defined by multiple CpG island-associated transcripts. Science 250:994-997, 1990.

Tadataka Yamada et al, Study Guide, Textbook of Gastroenterology, J.B. Lippincott Co., Contributor, First Edition, 1991

James Kimberly, M.D.

Dr Kimberly joins Borland-Groover Clinic in 2008, and practices in the Orange Park Florida location. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he also completed his gastroenterology fellowship training as well. Dr Kimberly is a member of the AGA, ASGE, and serves as Program Chair of the ACP/ASIM Scientific Meeting that began in 2003. He is an Executive Council Member of the American College of Physicians.

Office locations

Orange Park Office
St. Vincent’s Clay County Office

Certifications

  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine, 1998
  • Gastroenterology

National Provider Identifier

1528240199

Licensure

Florida, North Carolina

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2000 - 2005 Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine
1998 - 2000 Instructor Department of Internal Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Medical Education

Medical Education
1991 - 1995 Doctor of Medicine Medical College of Georgia Augusta, Georgia

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2005 - 2008 Gastroenterology Fellowship Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1995 - 1998 Internal Medicine Residency Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1987 - 1991 BS Biology, BA English, Bell Honors Program Scholar, Georgia Scholar Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Georgia

Professional Associations

  • Member, AGA, 2005 - Present
  • Member, ASGE, 2005 - Present
  • Executive Council Member, American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine North Carolina Chapter, 2002 - 2005
  • Program Chair, NC ACP/ASIM Scientific Meeting, 2003 - Present
  • Member, American College of Physicians, 1998 - Present
  • Member, American Medical Association, 1995 - Present

Publications

Kimberly JR, Bloomfeld R, et al. Extracolonic Findings at Virtual Colonoscopy: An Important Consideration in Asymptomatic Colorectal Cancer Screening. Journal of General Internal Medicine, in publication.

Shores NJ, Kimberly JR. Seronegative Hepatitis C- related fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis after renal transplant : a case and report and review of the literature. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, April 2008.

Ballie J, Kimberly JR, Commentary on: Prospective comparison of seccretin-stimulated MRCP with manometry in the diagnosis of Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction Types II and III. Invited review, GUT.  June 2007.

Kimberly JR, Ballie J, Upper GI Endoscopy: A Training Manual.  Invited book review, Gastroenterology, November 2006.

Kimberly JR, Bloomfield R, Pineau B et al.  Evaluation of Extra-Colonic Findings from Virtual Colonoscopy Will Add Considerable Cost: An Important Consideration in Asymptomatic Colorectal Cancer Screening. American Journal of Gastroenterology Supplement, September 2006.

Miller DP, Kimberly JR, Using a Computer to Teach Patients about Fecal Occult Blood Screening: A Randomized Trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine; August 2005.

Kimberly JR, Wofford JL, Stephenson R, Currin DL, Lichstein P. Using Student Narratives to Assess a Palliative Care Educational Experience. (Manuscript submitted)

Watkins RS, Kimberly JR. Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions: What Resident’s Don’t Know. Academic Medicine; May 2004

Wofford JL, Kimberly JR Ambulatory Quality Assurance JGIM; May 2003

Watkins RS, Sinclair C, Kimberly JR, Zorn M, Wilson MC.  What Do Resident’s Need to Know About “Free Lunches”? JGIM 2002; Volume 17: Supplement 1: April 2002

Kimberly JR, Kendrick SB. Development of a palliative care consult service in an academic medical center. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2001; Volume 4, Issue 1.

Kendrick SB, Kimberly JR. Initiatives in improving palliative care education in an academic medical center. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2001; Volume 4, Issue 1.

Abstracts

Charbel S, Kimberly JR, Conway J, Gilliam J, Baillie J, Mishra G. Same day combined EUS/ERCP to investigate biliary and pancreatic disorders: better together. Poster presentation at 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, October 6, 2008.  (Recipient of 2008 Presidential Poster Award )

Healy JS, Kimberly JR, Baillie J, et al. Evaluation of a new mechanical ERCP simulator. Poster presentation at Digestive Disease Week, May 2008, San Diego, CA.

Kimberly JR, Bloomfield R, Pineau B et al. Evaluation of Extra-Colonic Findings from Virtual Colonoscopy Will Add Considerable Cost: An important Consideration in Asymptomatic Colorectal Cancer Screening.  Accepted for oral presentation at Plenary Session I - Outcomes/CRC Prevention/IBD American College of Gastroenterology 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 25, 2006.

Kimberly JR. Using Student Narratives to Assess a Palliative Care Educational Experience. Society of General Medicine Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.  May 2002. 

Kimberly JR. Your Blood’s No Good Here: A Less Common Cause for Rejecting a Blood Donor. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC.  May 2003.

Colglazier L, Kimberly JR. Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia NC ACP Annual Scientific Meeting. Durham, NC. February 2004.

Daniel Kohm, M.D.

Dr. Kohm joins Borland-Groover Clinic from St. Louis, Missouri, where he was an Assistant Clinic Professor at the St. Louis University School of Medicine and a consultant in gastroenterology at St. Louis Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C. Dr. Kohm graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science, and followed with a doctorate from St. Louis School of Medicine where he also graduated cum laude. He completed his Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, The National Institiute of Health with additional training at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Liver Disease) and University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville (Shands). Dr. Kohm has also served as Director of Endoscopy at St. Antony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and Physician Investigator at St. Louis Center for Clinical Research, also in St. Louis, Missouri.



Office locations

Southside Office

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology, 1989

National Provider Identifier

1649233172

Licensure

Florida, Missouri

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2006 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1989 - 2006 Consultant in Gastroenterology, St. Louis Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C. St. Louis, Missouri
1989 - 2001 Physician Investigator, St. Louis Center for Clinical Research St. Louis, Missouri
1999 - 2003 Director of Endoscopy, St. Anthony’s Medical Center St. Louis, Missouri

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
1988 - 1989 Clinic Instructor, Internal Medicine University of Florida, Health Sciences Center Jacksonville, Florida
1989 - 2006 Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Internal Medicine St. Louis, Missouri

Medical Education

Medical Education
1983 Doctor of Medicine, cum laude St. Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1983 - 1986 Internship/Residency Internal Medicine Georgetown University Hospital Washington, D.C.
1986 - 1988 Gastroenterology/Hepatology Veterans Administration Medical Center, National Institute of Health, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Georgetown University Hospital Washington, D.C.
1988 - 1989 Fellow, Advanced Endoscopy (ERCP) University of Florida, Health Sciences Center Jacksonville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1978 Bachelor of Science, cum laude Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Robert Kanner, M.D. - Retired

Dr. Kanner recently retired - please contact us at 904-398-7205 so that we can help you find an excellent physician. Dr. Kanner completed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.  Outside of his love of medicine, Dr. Kanner is a recognized accomplished photographer, with numerous works of his included in books, magazines and art gallery hangings. Some of his work can be seen on his personal photography web site.



Office locations

Southside Office

Certifications

  • Diplomate, National board of Medical Examiners, 1973
  • Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976
  • Certified, Gastroenterology, 1979

National Provider Identifier

1053313700

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Retired Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1978 - 1995 Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1973 Doctor of Medicine Creighton University, School of Medicine Omaha, Nebraska

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1977 - 1979 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Miami, School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1976 – 1977 Junior Fellow in Gastroenterology University of Miami, School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1973 – 1976 Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, Kansas

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1969 Bachelor of Science Degree, Liberal Arts (Zoology) Ohio University Athens, Ohio

Publications

Kanner R., Tedesco F., Kalser M.:  Azulfidine – Induced Hepatitis. American Digestive Diseases, 1978.

Kanner, Tedesco, Seinfeld: Hepatic Abscess Plain Film Findings as Aid to Early Diagnosis. American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Kanner, Morris, Chiprut, Schiff: Disulfiram Hepatitis. Gastroenterology, July 1978.

Bradford Joseph, M.D.

Dr. Joseph completed his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville, Florida.  He has been in private practice since 1991.  Dr. Joseph has a special interest in new endoscopic techniques in the management of esophageal reflux disease, and is actively developing the new Endocinch program at Baptist Medical Center.

Office locations

Baptist South Office

Practicing since

1991

Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners: Part I, 1984, Part II, 1986, Part III, 1987
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty-Gastroenterology, 1991

National Provider Identifier

1831191337

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1991 – 1995 Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1982 - 1986 Degree: M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago, Illinois

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1989 - 1991 Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
1986 - 1989 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1980 - 1982 Teaching Assistantship, Department of Physiology, Graduate Student Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois
1976 - 1980 Major: Biology; Minor: Chemistry, Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Jeffrey Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Hoffman completed his medical training and obtained a Ph.D. in experimental pathology at the University of Washington. Dr. Hoffman was an active basic science researcher and published extensively in basic research. Dr. Hoffman remains active in clinical research as a member of the Borland Groover Research Foundation.  He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He has been in private practice for 14 years.

Office locations

Baptist Beaches Office

Practicing since

1993

Certifications

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1990
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1993

National Provider Identifier

1104826122

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1993 - 1995 Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1983 - 1987 M.D., University of Washington Seattle, Washington
1977 - 1983 Ph.D., University of Washington Seattle, Washington

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1990 - 1993 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
1987 - 1990 Residency, Internal Medicine University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1971 - 1975 B.A., Bucknell University Lewisberg, Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association

Publications

Hoffman, J.S. and Benditt, E.P. Changes in high density lipoprotein content following endotoxin administration in the mouse. Formation of serum amyloid protein-rich subfractions. J. Biol. Chem. 257:10510, 1982.

Hoffman, J.S. and Benditt, E.P. Secretion of serum amyloid protein and assembly of serum amyloid protein-rich high density lipoproteins in primary mouse hepatocyte culture. J. Biol. Chem. 257:10518, 1982.

Benditt, E.P., Hoffman, J.S., Eriksen, N., Parmalee, D.C. and Walsh, K.A. SAA, an apoprotein of HDL: Its structure and function. Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 389:183, 1982.

Hoffman, J.S. and Benditt, E.P. Plasma clearance kinetics of the amyloid-related high density lipoprotein apoprotein, serum amyloid protein (apo SAA) in the mouse. Evidence for rapid apo SAA clearance. J. Clin. Invest. 71:926, 1983.

Hoffman, J.S., Ericsson, L.H., Eriksen, N., Walsh, K.A. and Benditt, E.P. Murine tissue amyloid protein AA. NH2-terminal sequence identity with only one serum amyloid protein (apo SAA) gene product. J. Exp. Med. 159:641,1984.

Meek, R.L. Hoffman, J.S. and Benditt, E.P.  Amyloidogenesis. One serum amyloid A isotype is selectively removed from the circulation. J. Exp. Med. 163:449, 1986.

Abrecht, JH, Hoffman, JS, Kren, BT, Steer, CJ. Cyclin and Cyclin-depentent kinase/Mrna expression in models of regenerating liver and human liver disease. Am. J. of Physiol. 1993.  265: G857-64

Albrecht, JH, Hoffman, JS, Kren, BT, Steer, CJ. Changes in cell cycle-associated gene expression in a model of impaired liver regeneration. FEBS lett. 1994.  347; 157-62.

Steven Harvey, M.D.

Dr Harvey completed his fellowship training at the University of Illinois, where he completed an additional year of training in ERCP, and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. Before joining the Borland-Groover Clinic in 2009, he practiced as a solo gastroenterologist in the Sarasota Florida area for over 13 years before moving to the Fernandina Beach community.

Office locations

Fernandina Beach Office

Practicing since

1996

Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

National Provider Identifier

1730107103

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2009 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1991 - 1994 Westside Medical Associates Internal Medicine Group Practice Jacksonville, Florida
1996 - 2009 Steven S. Harvey MD PA Gastroenterology Solo Practice Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1984 - 1988 Doctor of Medicine Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1988 - 1991 Internal Medicine Residency Mercy Catholic Medical Center
1994 - 1995 Gastroenterology Fellowship Mercy Catholic Medical Center
1995 - 1996 Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Illinois, Chicago

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1980 - 1984 B.S., Natural Sciences Penn State University

Professional Associations

  • ASGE
  • ACG
  • ABIM
Vikram Gopal, M.D., A.G.A.F.

Dr. Gopal is a rare Jacksonville native. He was born and raised on Jacksonville’s Westside. After graduating from Stanton College Preparatory School, Dr. Gopal attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for his Bachelors of Science in Biology. In summer of 1996, Dr. Gopal was one of four inductees into the Emory University College Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed upon an Emory graduate. He continued on to Emory University’s School of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Gopal was selected for the 2000 Evangeline T. Papageorge Award for outstanding service to his class. He served as President of his medical school class for the third and fourth years.

From Emory, he moved down to Gainesville, Florida where he completed his internship and residency at the Internal Medicine Department at the University of Florida. While in Gainesville, Dr. Gopal earned two Outstanding Resident Teaching Awards. He later joined Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina for his sub-specialty fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In his final year of a three year fellowship program, Dr. Gopal was appointed Chief Fellow for the 2005-2006 term.

Dr. Gopal returned home after fourteen years in July of 2006 to start practice at the Borland-Groover Clinic. Dr. Gopal is interested in all aspects of Gastroenterology and Hepatology but has special interests in Hepatobiliary work, treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus and prevention of Colorectal Cancer. Dr. Gopal’s clinic is located in our Southside office. His hospital practice is primarily based at the Baptist Medical Center’s Downtown campus.

He has served on the board of The American Cancer Society and The American Heart Association. Dr. Gopal is a trustee of the Baptist Health Foundation.

Dr. Gopal is the two time Baptist Downtown Magnet Spirit award for Physician of the Year winner for 2012 and 2014. Dr. Gopal was the second runner up for the beaches fine arts series 2016 First Coast Dancing with the Stars Competition. He raised over $14,000 for the arts program for local children.

View his video on the colon cancer screening process.

See Dr. Gopal’s lecture “Heartburn Can Lead to Heartache: The Prevention of Esophageal Cancer.” View Dr. Gopal’s interview on First Coast Living about Heartburn.

Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

2006

Certifications

  • USMLE Part 1, 1998
  • USMLE Part 2, 1999
  • USMLE Part 3, 2001
  • Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
  • Board Certified: Gastroenterology, 2006, 2016

National Provider Identifier

1720041247

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2006 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1996 - 2000 M.D., Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2003 - 2006 Fellowship, Gastroenterology Wake Forest University Winston Salem, North Carolina
2001 - 2003 Resident, Internal Medicine University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
2000 - 2001 Internship, Internal Medicine University of Florida Gainesville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1992 - 1996 B.S. Biology, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia
Lawrence Goldberg, M.D.

After completing his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Goldberg has held the positions of Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of the Fellowship Program and Director of the Endoscopy Laboratory at University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the past Chairman of the division of Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s/MAYO Hospital., Jacksonville. Dr. Goldberg remains active in the advancements in gastroenterology, serving as a principle investigator in several on going clinical research studies at the Borland Groover Clinic.



Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

1978

Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1974
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976
  • Subspecialty Certification in Gastroenterology, 1979

National Provider Identifier

1699772483

Licensure

Florida, New York

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1983 - 1995 Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida
1995 - 1997 Executive, Medical Staff, St. Luke’s Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1994 - 2005 Credentials Committee, St. Luke’s Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1993 - 2002 Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, St. Luke’s Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1990 - 2000 Credentials Committee, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1990 - 1991 Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1980 - 1983 Member of Internal Medicine Advisory Committee, University Hospital of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
1978 - 1983 Director of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Laboratory, University Hospital of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
1978 - 1983 Directory of Gastroenterology, Fellowship Program, University Hospital of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
1978 - 1995 Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Florida/JHEP Jacksonville, Florida
1978 - 1983 Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1969 - 1973 M.D., New York University School of Medicine New York, New York

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1976 - 1978 Fellow in Gastroenterology Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center Bronx, New York
1973 - 1976 Internship in Internal Medicine Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York
1973 - 1976 Junior Assistant Resident in Internal Medicine Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York
1973 - 1976 Senior Assistant Resident in Internal Medicine Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1965 - 1969 B.A., Cum Laude, Psychology University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Duval County Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American Gastrointestinal Association

Publications

Brand L.J., Goldberg L.S., Bernstein L., & Greenberg G., “The effect of Bacterially Produced Vitamin B-12 Analogues (Cobamides) on the In-Vitro Abbsorptionof Cyanocobalamin”. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 32:1832 September 1979.

Brand L.J., Boley S.J., Goldberg L.S., Mitsudo S.M., Berman A.J., “Colitis in the Elderly:  A Reappraisal”, The American Journal of Gastroenterology 76:239 September 1981.

Sands,B E, Kozarek, R. Spainhook J., Barish, C., Becker, S., Goldberg, L., Katz, S., Goldblum, R., Harrigon, R. MPH, Hilton, D. Ms., Hanaver, S., “Safety and Tolerability of Concurrent Natalzumab Treatment for Patients with Crohn’s Disease not in Remission while receiving Infliximab.” Inflammatory Bowel Disease 13:2, January 2007.

Targan, S.,  Feagan, B., Fedorak, R., Lashner, B., Panaccione, R., Volfoua, M., Wolf, D., Hernandez, C., Bornstein, G., Sandborn, W., * ENCORE Trial Group: “Natalizumab for the Treatment of Active Crohn’s Disease: Results of the ENCORE Trial.” Gastroenterology 132: 1672 May 2007.
* Lawrence Goldberg, MD. And Borland-Groover Clinic included in ENCORE Trial Group.

“Primary Care Update:  Home Study Course; Digestive Disease Disorders Section” for Georgia Academy of Family Practice Education Foundation 1981.

Abstracts

Review of Gastroenterology, MKSAP V Review Course Sponsored by Jacksonville Health Education Programs, 1980.

  • Ascend III - 2006444, Moderately active Ulcerative Colitis. Sub Investigator, 2007
  • Abbott UC - M06-827, Ulcerative Colitis. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Shire UC - SPD476-404, Ulcerative Colitis. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Shire - SPD476-313, Study evaluating the safety and efficacy of SPD476 vs. placebo over 104 weeks in prevention of recurrence of diverticulitis. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Shire UC - SPD476-313, Study to assess clinical recurrence related to compliance w/ treatment w/ mmx mesaliamine 2.4g/day given once daily for the maintenance of quiescent Ulcerative Colitis. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Celltech - BZUC 3003, Moderate to severe Crohns disease. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Pharmos - VPI-TOFP-203, Study of 100, 200, and 300 mg BID Dextofisopam in Female Outpatients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Sub Investigator, 2007
  • Roche - NV18210, Study evaluating the efficacy and safety of 16 week vs. 24 week treatment w/ Pegasys in combination w/ copegus in Interferon-naive patients w/ Chronic Hepatitis C genotype 2/3 virus infection. Sub Investigator, 2007
  • Cospar 1 - C87059, A Phase IIIb multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to examine the corticosteroid-sparing effect of certolizumab pegol in patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. Sub Investigator, 2007
  • Cospar 2 - C87065 (COSPAR 2 rollover):  An open-label, multi-center trial to examine the long term safety, efficacy, and corticosteroid-sparing effect of certolizumab pegol in patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease who have failed tapering of corticosteroids, needed corticosteroids after completion of tapering, or have successfully completed the trial. Sub Investigator, 2007
  • Abbott - M04-690, Moderate to Severe Crohns Disease. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Centecor - C0168T67, Crohns Disease ( Infusion). Sub Investigator, 2007
  • Centecor - C0379T07, Crohns Disease. Sub Investigator, 2007
  • ELN100226 - CD351, Crohns Disease for patients that have recently participated in Angeren studies. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Abbott - M06-808, Moderate to Severe Crohns Disease. Primary Investigator, 2007
  • Abbott - M04-691, Moderate to Severe Crohns Disease. Primary Investigator, 2006
  • Novartis - CDNK333B2202, study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DNK333 25mg B.i.d. given orally for 4 weeks in female patients with Diarrhea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D). Sub Investigator, 2006
  • Sonic - C0168T67, Trial Comparing REMICADE (infliximab) and REMICADE plus Azathioprine to Azathioprine in the Treatment of Patients with Crohn’s Disease to both Immunomodulators and Biologic TherapyStudy of Biologic and Immunomodulator Patients in Crohn’s Disease. Sub Investigator, 2006
  • Inflabloc - SB-767905/014, Treatment of Opiod induced IBD in adults w/ opiod therapy for Persistent non-cancer pain. Sub Investigator, 2006
  • Abbott - M06-827, Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis. Primary Investigator, 2006
  • MGI - 3000-0522, Study To Assess The Efficacy And Safety Of Aquavan (Fospropofol Disodium) Injection For Minimal-To Moderate Sedation In Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy. Sub Investigator, 2006
  • MGI - 3000-0523, 3000-0523:  Single arm study to assess the saftey of Aquavan injection for minimal to moderate sedation in patients undergoing minor surgical procedures, 2006
  • Otsuka - 197-02-218,  Study, of the Efficacy and Safety of OPC-6535 Tabletsin the Treatment of Subjects with Active Ulcerative Colitis. Sub Investigator, 2006
  • Salix - MPUC3003, Placebo- controlled trial to evaluate the use of mesalamine pellet formulation 1.56 QD to mild remission from mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis. Sub Investigator, 2006
  • Salix - RFIB2001, Study to assess the efficacy and safety of three different doses (275, 550 and 1100) of Rifaximin administered bid for either two of four weeks I the treatment of patients w/ Diarrhea associated IBS. Sub Investigator, 2006
  • Salix - MPUC 3005, Treatment extension trial to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of mesalimine pellet formulation. Sub investigator, 2006
  • Roche - MV17150, Study examining the effects of duration of treatment and of a high induction dose of Pegasys in combination w. daily copegus in patients w/ Chronic Hepatitis C who did not respond to previous Peg interferon alfa-2b/ Ribavirin. Sub Investigator, 2006
  • Roche - NV17317, Study evaluating the efficacy and safety of 16-week vs. 24 week treatment w. Pegasys in combination w/ copegus in interferon-naïve patients w/ Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 2 or 3 virus infection. Sub Investigator, 2005
  • Berlex - 308180, Saragramaostim (Leukine) retreatment for Active Crohns disease patients. Primary Investigator, 2005
  • SB-767905/014, Treatment of Opiod induced IBD in adults w/ opiod therapy for Persistent non-cancer pain. Sub Investigator, 2005
  • Luitpold - 1VIT05006, Cross-Over Study to Investigate the Safety of Intravenous VIT-45 in Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia. Sub Investigator, 2005
  • Maintenance Ulcerative Colitis Otsuka - 197-02-220, Comparison Study of the Efficacy and Safety of 25mg QD and 50mg QD of OPC-6535 Oral Tablets and 800mg BID of Asacol® in the Maintenance of Remission in Subjects with Ulcerative Colitis. Sub Investigator, 2005
  • Elan - ELN100226 - CD351, Crohns Disease. Primary Investigator, 2005
  • CL003 - 282 , Moderate to severe Crohns Disease. Sub Investigator, 2005
  • Elan - ELN100226 - C0307, Patient with moderate to severe Crohns Disease w/ C reactive Protein. Primary Investigator, 2004
  • Novartis - CHTF91962203, study to assess the effect of tegaserod 2 mg t.i.d. and 6 mg t.i.d., on dyspeptic symptoms in diabetic patients with symptoms of diabetic gastropathy. Sub Investigator, 2004
  • Inkline - INKP-102-04-01, Colon Cleansing efficacy and safety of a new microcrystalline cellulose-free formulation of sodium phosphate tablets compared to visicol. Sub Investigator, 2004
  • Glaxo - S3B30048, Female Subjects with Severe Diarrhea-Predominant IBS Who’ve Failed Conventional Therapy. Sub Investigator, 2004
  • Astra Zeneca - D9612L00062, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. Sub Investigator, 2003
  • AN100226 - CD303, Crohn’s Disease Remission. Primary Investigator, 2003
  • AN100226 - CD301, Moderate to Severe Crohn’s. Primary Investigator, 2003
  • Axcan - ITOFD04 - 01, Functional Dyspepsia. Sub Investigator, 2003
  • Dac - 1008, Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis. Sub Investigator, 2003
  • Elan - ELN100226 - CD306, Crohns Disease - Remicade, Primary Investigator, 2003
  • S3B30048 - Female Subjects with Severe Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Who Have Failed Conventional Therapy. Sub Investigator, 2003
  • Isis - 2302-CS20, Antisense Inhibitor of ICAM-1, for the Treatment of Patients with Active Crohn’s Disease. Sub Investigator, 2002
  • RAB - USA - 18, GERD in patients w/ acute erosive Esophagitis. Sub Investigator, 2002
Mark Fleisher, M.D.

Dr. Fleisher came to the Borland-Groover Clinic in 1998. Dr. Fleisher completed his medical training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Fleisher has published and presented at national meetings on new treatments in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. He is presently studying new treatment agents in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, and is an active speaker nationally in IBD. In addition, he started the first annual meeting for patients in the Jacksonville area suffering with IBD. Dr. Fleisher is the Director of the Borland-Groover Clinic Infusion Center.

Office locations

Baptist Downtown Office

Practicing since

1998

National Provider Identifier

1134125891

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1998 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2006 – Present Director of Infusion Therapy Clinic, Borland-Groover Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
2006 – Present Director of IMID (Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases) Clinic, Borland – Groover Clinic Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1986 – 1990 Doctor of Medicine Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1994 - 1996 Gastroenterology Fellowship Lenox Hill Hospital New York, New York
1990 - 1994 Residency, Internal Medicine Lenox Hill Hospital New York, New York

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1978 - 1982 Bachelor of Arts School of Arts and Sciences, New York University New York, New York

Professional Associations

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Publications

Sandborn WJ, Feagan BG, Fedorak RN, Scherl E, Fleisher MR, Katz S, Johanns J, Blank M, Rutgeerts P Ustekinumab Crohn’s Disease Study Group. A randomized trial of Ustekinumab, a human interleukin-12/23 monoclonal antibody, in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease. Gastroenterology. 2008 Oct;135(4):1130-41

Warman JI, Korelitz BI, Fleisher MR, Janardhanam R. Cumulative experience with short- and long-term toxicity to 6-mercaptopurine in the treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Sep;37(3):220-5.

Regueiro M, Valentine J, Plevy S, Fleisher MR, Lichtenstein GR. Infliximab for treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Aug;98(8):1821-6.

Fleisher MR, Rubin SD, Levine AE. The Myriad Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease Responsive to Infliximab. Therapeutic Options for Crohn’s and Colitis: A Case-Based Approach. 2001 November

Fleisher MR, Hopkins, K. Infliximab in the Treatment of Crohn’s Disease Complicated by Granuloma Annulare. Therapeutic Options for Crohn’s and Colitis: A Case-Based Approach. 2001 September

Korelitz BI, Mirsky FJ, Fleisher MR, Warman JI, Wisch N, Gleim GW. Malignant neoplasms subsequent to treatment of inflammatory bowel disease with 6-mercaptopurine. Am J Gastroenterol. 1999 Nov;94(11):3248-53.

Zlatanic J, Fleisher M, Sasson M, Kim P, Korelitz BI. Crohn’s disease and acute leukocytoclastic vasculitis of skin. Am J Gastroenterol. 1996 Nov;91(11):2410-3. Review.

Fleisher MR. Lending a hand. Nursing. 1994 Jul;24(7):32T

Fleisher MR. A piece of my mind. Hands on. JAMA. 1994 Mar 2;271(9):642.

Abstracts

A Multicenter, Randomized Phase 2a Study of Human Monoclonal Antibody to IL-12/23p40 (CNTO 1275) in Patients With Moderately to Severe Active Crohn’s Disease. Plenary Session, DDW 2007

Safety of Infliximab with Previously Treated Neoplasms. Poster Presentation, DDW 2003

Steroids Versus Infliximab: Efficacy and Swiftness of Induction to Remission. Poster Presentation, DDW 2003

Infliximab: Is it a 5-ASA and Antibiotics Sparing Drug in Crohn’s Disease? Poster Presentation, DDW 2003

Infliximab in the Treatment of IBD-Associated Psoriasis and Psoriasis-Associated IBD. Poster Presentation, ACG 2002

Collagenous Colitis: Experiences of a Large Community-Based Practice. Poster Presentation, ACG 2002

Successful Treatment of IBD-Associated Pyoderma Gangrenosum with Infliximab. Poster Presentation, DDW 2002

Antinuclear Antibody and Rheumatoid Factor Expression in IBD Patients During Severe Presentations. Poster Presentation, DDW 2002

Infliximab in the Treatment of Steroid Refractory Erythema Nodosum of IBD. Poster Presentation, DDW 2002

A Continuum of the Aspiration Technique in Biliary Type 3 Sphincter of Oddi Manometry Patients and the Incidence of Pancreatitis. Poster Presentation, DDW 2002

Infliximab in the Treatment of Crohn’s Disease Complicated by Granuloma Annulare. Poster Presentation, AAD National Conference 2001

REMICADEÒ (Infliximab) in the Management of Pyoderma Gangrenosum. Poster Presentation, AAD National Conference 2001

Infliximab in the Treatment of Steroid-Naïve Ulcerative Colitis. Poster Presentation, ACG National Conference 2001

Infliximab in the Treatment of Crohn’s Disease: Is It a Steroid Sparing Agent or a Steroid Replacing Agent? Poster Presentation, ACG National Conference 2001

A Case Report: Infliximab in the Treatment of Bechet’s Syndrome. Poster Presentation, ACG National Conference 2001

Remicade in the Treatment of Refractory Extraintestinal Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease. Poster Presentation, DDW 2001

Malignant Neoplasms Subsequent to Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with 6 – Mercaptopurine. Plenary Session Presentation ACG National Conference 1996

Intravenous ACTH versus Hydrocortisone in the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients with Crohn’s Disease. Plenary Session Presentation ACG National Conference 1995

Hypokalemia Due to Intravenous Hydrocortisone versus ACTH in the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients with Crohn’s Disease. Poster Presentation ACG National Conference 1995

David Ferriss, M.D.

Dr. Ferriss is a multi-talented individual. In addition to graduating as one of North Carolina State University’s Valedictorians, Dr. Ferriss sang in an a capella singing group. In fact, he has managed to find a singing group everywhere he goes, including the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, which he sang with during his Fellowship at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Ferriss has also volunteered as a physician during the wildfires in 1998 while he was at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, and as a volunteer instructor for atherosclerosis and AIDS education programs while he was at Wake Forest.

Office locations

Memorial Medical Office

Practicing since

2000

Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 2006

National Provider Identifier

1235182080

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2006 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2000 - 2003 Malcolm Randal VA Medical Center Gainesville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1993 – 1997 M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2003 – 2006 Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, Florida
1997 – 2000 Internal Medicine Residency University of Florida / Shands Hospital Gainesville, Florida

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1992 B.S., North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
Kyle Etzkorn, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.I.

After completing his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Etzkorn completed an advanced fellowship in Hepato-Biliary medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital where he trained in advanced therapeutic procedures and the management of liver transplant patients. After completion of his training, he remained on the faculty at the University of Illinois in Chicago as acting director of the GI endoscopy lab, where he was involved in the training of fellows in advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and diagnostic laparoscopy. In addition he was active in biomedical research, having initiated and completed several clinical studies in the advancement of endoscopic surgery techniques. Dr. Etzkorn joined the Borland-Groover Clinic in 1996, having a special interest in the advancement of therapeutic endoscopy and the management of liver diseases.

Recently, Dr. Etzkorn developed the Double Balloon Endoscopy program at Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Etzkorn has participated in a broad range of drug and device trials. He has authored numerous publications, abstracts,book chapters and poster presentations, and is a review board member of the medical journal: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the official scientific publication of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Etzkorn remains active in clinical research and medical education, and is an active principle investigator in numerous ongoing clinical studies at the Borland-Groover Clinic, and serves as director of the Borland-Groover Clinical Research Foundation at the Clinic. He recently was certified as a Clinical Physician Investigator by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Dr. Etzkorn is chairman of the Baptist Medical Health System Continuing Medical Education Committee and is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee at Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Etzkorn is the Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology at Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Etzkorn’s most recent interest has been the development of virtual colonoscopy, and is working with a team at the Borland-Groover Clinic providing virtual colonoscopy.

 



Office locations

Southside Office

Certifications

  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomat, Subspecialty of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cross Fit Level One Trainer

 

National Provider Identifier

1598761439

Licensure

Florida, Illinois

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
Present CEO, Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2007 - Present Vice President, Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
1996 – 2007 Attending Physician, Borland-Groover Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
2000 - Present Director, Clinical Research, Borland-Groover Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
1994 – 1996 Attending Gastroenterologist, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois
1990 – 1991 Staff Physician, VA Lakeside Medical Center Chicago, Illinois

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
1996 - Present Staff Physician Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1996 – Present Staff Physician St. Luke's/Mayo Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1996 – Present Staff Physician Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1993 – 1996 Staff Physician University of Illinois Hospital Chicago, Illinois
1993 – 1996 Staff Physician Westside VA Medical Center Chicago, Illinois
1995 - 1996 Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois
1994 – 1995 Instructor of Medicine University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois
1991 – 1993 ER Staff Physician VA Houston Medical Center Houston, Texas
1990 – 1991 Staff Physician VA Lakeside Medical Center Chicago, Illinois
1990 – 1991 Clinical Instructor in Medicine Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois

Medical Education

Medical Education
1987 Combined BA/MD Program University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri
1987 Combined BA/MD Program - BA Biology University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1993 - 1994 Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship University of Illinois Hospital Chicago, Illinois
1991 – 1993 Fellowship in Gastroenterology University of Texas Health Science Center/MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas
1988 - 1990 Residency in Internal Medicine University of Illinois Hospital Chicago, Illinois
1987 – 1988 Internship in Psychiatry University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Army Flight Surgeons Society
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Publications

Etzkorn KP, Diab F, Rashid A, Dodda S, Brown RD, Venu RP. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography under general anesthesia; Indications and results. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 47(5)363-367,1998

Etzkorn KP, Vitello J, McGuire DE, Resruck D, Venu RP, Watkins JL. A new technique for jejunal tube placement: A marriage of enteroscope and laparoscope. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 43(6): 610-614, 1996.

Etzkorn KP, Venu RP, Brown RD, McGuire DE, Abu-Hammour A. Saline injection needle knife sphincterotomy: A preliminary report. Endoscopy 28:360-364, 1996.

Glaws WR, Etzkorn KP, Wenig BL, Zulfiqar H, Wiley TE, Watkins JL. Comparison of rigid and flexible esophagoscopy in the diagnosis of esophageal disease: Diagnostic accuracy, complications, and cost. Annals of Otology Rhinology Laryngology 105:262-265, 1996

Watkins JL, Etzkorn KP, Wiley TE, DeGuzman LJ, Harig JM. Assessment of technical competence during ERCP training. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 44(4) 411-415. 1996.

McGuire DE, Venu RP, Brown, RD, Etzkorn, KP, Glaws RW, Abu-Hammour A. Brush cytology for pancreatic carcinoma: An analysis of factors influencing results. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 44(3) 300-304, 1996.

Abu-Hammour A, Venu RP, Etzkorn KP, Shawel JL, Zaytsev PM, Brown RD. Common bile duct obstruction caused by multiple myeloma of the pancreas. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 44(5) 606-608, 1996.

Etzkorn KP, Brown RD, Mihalov M, Bavishi D. Acute colitis as complications of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of renal calculi. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (letter) 44(4) 511-512, 1996.

Etzkorn, KP, DeGuzman LD, Holderman WH, Abu-Hammour A, Schlesinger PK, Harig JM, Watkins JL. Endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts: Patient selection and evaluation of outcome by endoscopic ultrasonography. Endoscopy 27:329-33, 1995

Holderman WH, Etzkorn KP, Harig JM, Watkins JL. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and stent placement via gastrostomy: Technical aspects and clinical application. Endoscopy 27(1) 135-137, 1995.

Holderman, WH, Etzkorn KP, Patel SA, Harig JM, Watkins JL. Endoscopic findings and complications associated with esophageal variceal ligation. Journal Clinical Gastroenterology 21(2) 91-94, 1995.

Etzkorn KP, McGuire DE, Brown RD, Venu RP. Retrograde migration of PEG tubes. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Letter) 42(3) 279-280, 1995.

Venu RP, Abu-Hammour A, Etzkorn KP, Loguidice JA. Sphincter of Oddi in health and disease. Revista De Gastrenterolgia De Mexico 59(2) 157-164, 1994.

Abu-Hammour A, Venu RP, Etzkorn KP, McGuire DE, Brown RD, Watkins JL. Bile-alkaline phosphatase activity in cholestatic disorders. Gastroenterology (Submitted).

Abstracts

Etzkorn KP, Petterson JM. Double Balloon Enteroscopy in the Private Sector. Poster Presentation American College of Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting 2006. The American Journal of Gastroenterology A1290, S498. 101(9) 2006

Etzkorn KP, Joglekar S, Kovacevic I, Fleisher M, Maniatis A, Sack T. Collagenous Colitis in a large community based GI pratice: Frequency, Workup, Treatment and Cost. Poster Presentation American College of Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting 2002

Etzkorn KP, Kovacevic I, Joglekar S, Joseph B, Hoffman J, Carter M, Fleisher M. A Continuum of the aspiration technique in biliary type 3 sphincter of oddi manometry patients and the incidence of pancreatitis. Poster Presentation DDW 2002

Fleisher M, Rubin SD, Levine AE, Burnes A, Etzkorn KP, Turner R, Hopkins K. Infliximab in the treatment of steroid-naïve ulcerative colitis. Poster Presentation 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Gastroenterology, 2001. The American Journal of Gastroenterology A925, AJG 2001.

Fleisher M, Rubin SD, Levine AE, Burnes A, Etzkorn KP, Turner R, Hopkins K. Infliximab in the treatment of Crohn’s disease: Is it a steroid sparing agent or a steroid replacing agent?. Poster Presentation Presentation 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Gastroenterology, 2001. The American Journal of Gastroenterology A924, AJG 2001

Fleisher MR, Rubin SD, Sasson M, Zlatanic J, Burns A, Etzkorn KP. Remicade in the treatment of Refractory Extraintestinal Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease. Poster Presentation DDW American Gastroenterology Assocoiation 2001. Gastroenterology 3147, 2001

Diab FH, Hibbeln KP, Etzkorn KP, Brown RD, Venu RP. Correlation of bile duct measurements by simultaneous ultrasound and cholangiogram. Poster Presentation at the American Gastroenterological Association, DDW 1997. Gastroenterology A503, 1997.

Etzkorn KP, Watkins JL, Glaws WR, Halline AG, Bartolone CJ, Tripuraneni J, Wiley TEE, Pursell K. Evaluations of a non-endoscopic cytology balloon in the diagnosis of infectious esophageal disease in AIDS patients. Poster presentation at the American Gastroenterological Association, 1996. Gastroenterology A904, 1996

Etzkorn KP, Diab FH, McGuire DE, Brown RD, Bedford R, Yotseff P, Venu RP. ERCP under general anesthesia: Indications and results. Poster presentation, ASGE 1996. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A84, 1996.

Li SD, Etzkorn KP, Goldsein JL, Sawhney M, Licke K, Magdaroag TV. Disposable endoscopic gowns: Do they add value? Poster presentation at the ASGE, DDW 1996. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A106, 1996.

Brown RD, Venu RP, Etzkorn KP, McGuire DE, Diab FH. Yield of endopancreatic cytology for pancreatic carcinoma varies widely by anatomic region of the pancreatic duct. Poster presentation at the ASGE, DDW 1996.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A451, 1996.

Barolone CJ, Venu RP, Brown RD, Etzkorn KP, Barboi A, Carr-Locke D. Defiant pancreatic calculi: A simplified therapeutic approach. Poster presentation at the ASGE, DDW 1996. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A448, 1996.

Etzkorn KP, Venu RP, Brown RD, McGuire DE, Abu-Hammour A. Cutting the papilla closer and safer: A new technique of needle knife sphincterotomy. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, DDW May 1995.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A4103, 1995.

Etzkorn KP, Resnick D, Vitello J, Watkins JL, McGuire DE. A new technique for jejunal feeding tube placement: A marriage of enteroscope and laparoscope. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, DDW May 1995.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A543, 1995.

Watkins JL, Etzkorn KP, Alam I, Block KP, Goldstein JL. Incomplete colonoscopy: Incidence, causes, and further evaluation. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, DDW May 1995.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A364, 1995.

Abu-Hammour A, Etzkorn KP, Venu RP, Brown RD, McGuire DE, Watkins JL. New criteria for ERCP prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy in-patients with non-severe acute gallstone pancreatitis. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, DDW, May 1995. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A367, 1995.

McGuire DE, Etzkorn KP, Hibbeln J, Aizzenstein R, Wiley TE, Owens C, Warner D, Layden TJ. A non-invasive method of determining portal hypertension: Correlation of hepatic arterial Doppler resistance values with hepatic wedge pressures and portal flow patterns in the cirrhotic liver. Poster presentation at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, DDW May 1995. Gastroenterology A1120, 1995.

Abu-Hammour A, Venu RP, Etzkorn KP, McGuire DE, Brown RD, Alam I, Watkins JL. Bile alkaline phosphate activity in cholestatic disorders. Poster presentation American Gastroenterological Association, DDW 1995.  Gastroenterology A403, 1995.

Cass OW, Freeman ML, Cohen J, Zuckerman G, Fennerty M, Randall G, Jensen D, Nord J, Cerulli M, Etzkorn KP, Edmundowicz S, Lyche K, Watkins JL, Diehl LD, Cave D, Alkawas F, Locke GR, 14 fellowship ACES study group.  Acquisition of competency in endoscopic skills (ACES) during training: Early results of a multicenter study. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, DDW May 1995. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A88, 1995.

McGuire DE, Brown RD, Venu RP, Etzkorn KP, Abu-Hammour A. Intraductal gentamicin during ERCP: Does it prevent cholangitis? Poster presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, DDW May 19995.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A444, 1995.

McGuire DE, Venu RP, Brown RD, Etzkorn KP, Abu-Hammour A, Glaws VR, Neal ER. Dual brush cytology: A technique to enhance tissue diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Poster presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, DDW May 1995.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A522, 1995.

Bartolone C, DeGuzman LJ, Glaws WR, Etzkorn KP, Watkins JL. GI bleeding from lung cancer metastatic to the small intestine. Poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology October 1994.  American Journal of Gastroenterology A84, 1994.

Etzkorn KP, Abu-Hammour A, DeGuzman LJ, Watkins JL. Amebic liver abscess complicated by biliary leak. Poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology October 1994. American Journal of Gastroenterology A454, 1994.

Etzkorn KP, DeGuzman LJ, Abu-Hammour A, Harig JM, Holderman WH, Watkins JL. Endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts: Patient selection and evaluation of outcome by endoscopic Doppler ultrasonography. Poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology October 1994. American Journal of Gastroenterology A150, 1994.

Glaws WR, Etzkorn KP, Weinig B, Zulfigas B, Wiley TE, Watkins JL. Comparison of rigid and flexible esophagoscopy in the diagnosis of esophageal disease: Diagnostic accuracy, complications, and costs. Poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology October 1994. American Journal of Gastroenterology A17, 1994.

DeGuzman LJ, Etzkorn KP, Watkins JL. Hemangiopericytoma: An unusual cause of obstructive jaundice. Poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology October 1994. American Journal of Gastroenterology A442, 1994.

Glaws WR, Etzkorn KP, Watkins JL, Venu RP. “Santorinicele” occurring in a patient with pancreas divisum presenting with chronic pancreatitis. Poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology October 1994. American Journal of Gastroenterology A460, 1994.

Etzkorn KP, Venu RP, Reedy S, Sawhney M, Brown RD, Yotseff P, Bedford R. Does general anesthesia protect against ERCP induced severe pancreatitis? Gastroenterology A388, 1996.

Harvey S, Michalov M, Etzkorn KP, Sawhney M, Brown RD, Resnick D, Vitello J, Venu RP. Endoscopic cystogastrostomy and bleeding: Is there histologic evidence for a predisposition to bleed? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A469, 1996.

DeGuzman LJ, Etzkorn KP, Watkins JL. Endoscopic ultrasonography: A universal Computer database modified from the endoscopy database (formerly ASGE Database). Poster presentation, DDW May 1994.  Gastroenterology A9, 1994.

Abu-Hammour A, Etzkorn KP, Venu RP, Wiley TE, DeGuzman, LP, Harig JM, Watkins JL. Acute gallstone pancreatitis: New guidelines from ERCP prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Poster presentation World Congress of Gastroenterology October 1994.

Watkins JL, DeGuzman LJ, Wiley TE, Etzkorn KP, Harig JM. ERCP training:  Assessment of procedural competence.  Gastroenterology A7, 1994.

Kazi S, Silas D, McGuire DE, Etzkorn KP, Venu RP. Discordance between interpretation of ERCP films by radiologists and gastroenterologists.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy A430, 1995.

  • OP-2000 Incara Pharmaceutical, LMH Ulcerative Colitis Study. PI, Borland Groover Completed 2002
  • S-2413011 Solvay Pharmaceutical, Diarrhea-IBS predominant Study. PI, Borland-Groover Clinic. Active 2002
  • Rebetol (Ribavirin) Hepatitis C treatment protocol in conjunction with the California Pacific Medical Center. Schering Pharmaceuticals, PI. Borland-Groover Clinic Completed 1999
  • Alpha-interferon therapy for C.A.H. and incidents of psychiatric phenomenon and attempts to prevent discontinuation of therapy with psychotherapeutic intervention. Funding from Schering Pharmaceuticals. University of Illinois, Principal Investigator. Completed 1994
  • New Direct PEJ Placement System. Funding Corpac. Principal Investigator University of Illinois. Completed 1994
  • M94-177 Abbott Laboratories - Duodenal Ulcer Study. Principal Investigator. University of Illinois. Completed 1995
  • M95-282 TAP Holdings, Inc., H.Pylori/Lansoprazole. Sub-PI. University of Illinois. Completed 1995
  • A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Alosetron (GR68755) in Female Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Glaxo Welcome, Inc. 2004
  • A 12-Week, Dose-Ranging, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Alosetron (GR68755) in Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2004
  • A Phase lll, Internationally,  Multicenter, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Safety Efficacy and Tolerability of Intravenous Andregen TM (Natalizumab) in Subjects with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease 2004
  • A Phase lll, Double Masked, Placebo-Controlled Study of Alicaforsen (Isis 2302, an Antisene Inhibitor of ICAM-1, for the Treatment of Patients with Active Crohn’s Disease 2004
  • A Phase lll, Internationally,  Multicenter, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Safety Efficacy and Tolerability of Intravenous Andregen TM (Natalizumab)(300mg monthly) in Maintaining Clinical Response and Remission in Subjects with Crohn’s Disease 2004
  • A Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Two Dosage Levels of OP2000 (75mg and 125mg) Administered Once Daily by Subcutaneous Infection for the Treatment of Active Ulcerative Colitis. 2004
Nassim El Hajj, M.D.

Dr Elhajj received his Internal Medicine degree from Staten Island University Hospital, in Staten Island New York, and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. Dr Elhajj joined our practice in 2008.

Office locations

Memorial Medical Office

Practicing since

2008

Certifications

  • USMLE Step I, 1999
  • USMLE Step II, 2000
  • USMLE Step III, 2001
  • Permanent ECFMG Certificate, 2000

National Provider Identifier

1073719688

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1994 - 2000 Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University
2000 Medical Diploma, Lebanese University

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2005 - 2008 Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, New York
2004 - 2005 Chief Medical Resident, Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, New York
2001 - 2004 Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, New York

Publications

Pegylated interferon-induced immune-mediated hepatitis post-liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation Volume 12, Issue 5, Date: May 2006, Pages: 827-830

The development of DE NOVO autoimmune hepatitis (immune-mediated hepatitis) and its effect on outcome in patients with HCV post liver transplantation. Hepatology, Volume 44, Issue S1 (p 414A), Abstract # 606

Abstracts

The development of DE NOVO autoimmune hepatitis (immune-mediated hepatitis) and its effect on outcome in patients with HCV post liver transplantation. Poster presentation - AASLD meeting - Boston October 2006

The Risk of Acute Rejection in Patients Treated with Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin for Recurrent Hepatitis C Post Liver Transplantation. Poster presentation - Digestive Disease Week - New Orleans May 2004

Improved Efficacy and Tolerability in Treating Post-Transplant HCV Utilizing an Escalating Regimen of Pegylated Interferon a-2a and Ribavirin with Hematopoietic Growth Factors: A Prospective Study. Oral presentation - Digestive Disease Week - New Orleans May 2004

Switching from Peg-Interferon a-2b to an escalating Peg-Interferon a-2a Regimen for recurrent Hepatitis C Post Liver Transplantation may Improve Virological Response and Tolerability. Poster presentation - Digestive Disease Week - New Orleans May 2004

Sherry Ellis, M.D.

Dr Ellis joined Borland-Groover Clinic in 2008 and is located at our Delray Beach Florida office. Dr Ellis completed her medical training at the New York College of Medicine in Valhalla, New York. She received her Gastroenterology Board certification in 1990, after completing her fellowship training in the specialty at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Ellis is a medical doctor, a gastroenterologist and a specialist in hepatology. Dr. Ellis provides band ligation for internal hemorrhoids with a high percentage of success. She has found this procedure alleviates many issues for patients that need band ligation.

Office locations

Boynton Beach Office
Delray Beach Gastroenterologist Office

Practicing since

1990

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

National Provider Identifier

1114114311

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Delray Beach, Florida
2007 - 2008 JFK Medical Center Atlantis, Florida
2006 - 2007 Physicians Medical Review Boca Raton, Florida
1998 - 2001 Digestive Disease Associates Tamarac, Florida
1990 - 1994 Medical Specialty Group Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1981 - 1985 Doctor of Medicine New York College of Medicine Valhalla, New York

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1985 - 1988 Internship/Residency, Department of Internal Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center New York, New York
1988 - 1990 Fellowship, Department of Gastroenterology Beth Israel Medical Center New York, New York

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1977 - 1981 Bachelor of Arts State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York
Linda Ann Di Teodoro, M.D.

My name is Dr. Linda Ann Di Teodoro. I am from Staten Island, New York with a strong Italian American heritage.

After graduating from Wagner College with my Registered Nurse license, I entered medical school at St. George’s University. Following medical school, I relocated to Syracuse, Upstate New York for my Internal Medicine residency. My four years ended with the privilege of being a Chief Medical Resident for Upstate University Hospital. My love for Gastroenterology lead me to Jacksonville Florida in 2004, where I commenced a Gastroenterology Fellowship at University of Florida. I then joined Mayo Clinic in 2007 to become a Board Certified Transplant Hepatologist. After Mayo Clinic, I joined the greatest Gastroenterology practice, the Borland-Groover Clinic in 2008. I have board certifications in both Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the hospital I am assigned to. Being involved in the central hub of the Baptist Health system, I provide care to high complexity of patients. Currently I am the active Vice Chair of Medicine for the Department of Medicine. I am involved in many committees such as: voting member of the CME committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee and Women in Medicine.

Because of my family and personal plans, I travel to New York City many times per year. I am very close to my nieces and nephew. Both Jacksonville Florida and New York City are my homes. The Assumption Catholic Church is my parish and place of worship. As an avid animal lover, I support The Humane Society and ASPCA. I am the biggest Jacksonville Jaguar football fan and attend all home games!!!

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My recreational activities include cross training, running, yoga, movies and traveling. I am a very enthusiastic Gate River Run participate!! Recently my niece and I visited Abruzzo Italy, which is The Di Teodoro family birthplace.

Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

2002

Certifications

  • Transplant Hepatology, 2008
  • Gastroenterology, 2007
  • ACLS, 2007
  • Internal Medicine, 2001
  • USMLE Step 3, 2000
  • ECFMG, 1998
  • USMLE Step 2, 1997
  • USMLE Step 1, 1996

National Provider Identifier

1902965684

Licensure

Florida Medical License, New York State Medical, New York State R.N., New York State L.P.N.

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2004 – 2004 Assistant Attending/Hospitalist, Mount Sinai Hospital New York, New York
2002 – 2003 Academic Hospitalist Position, Medical Attending, Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, New York

Medical Education

Medical Education
1994 – 1998 St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies Medical Degree
1990 - 1993 Wagner College, Staten Island, New York Bachelor of Science Degree, Major: Nursing, Minor: Biology

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2007 – 2008 Fellowship, Hepatology and Liver Transplant Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
2006 – 2007 Chief Gastroenterology Fellow University of Florida Health Science-Center/Jacksonville
2004 - 2007 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Florida Health Science-Center/Jacksonville
2001 - 2002 Chief Resident of Internal Medicine SUNY Upstate Medical University
1999 – 2002 Residency in Internal Medicine SUNY Upstate Medical University
1998 – 1999 Internship in Internal Medicine SUNY Upstate Medical University

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1989 – 1990 St. John's University, Staten Island, New York Liberal Arts

Professional Associations

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Publications

Di Teodoro, L.,  McNeil, R., Dickson, R., Pungpapong, S., Aranda-Michel, J. Keaveny, A., Is Obesity Associated with An Increased Risk of Morbidity and Mortality In Patients With End Stage Liver Disease Referred for Liver Transplantation? Poster Presentation 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver 2009.

Pudhota, S., Di Teodoro, L.,Vega, K., Wludkya, P., Bullock, D., Lambiase, L., Ultrasound Marking Improves Percutaneous Liver Biopsy. Poster Presentation. American College of Gastroenterology 73rd Annual Meeting 2008.

DiTeodoro, L., Habashi, S., Lambaise, L., Ultrasound Marking Improves the Yield of Percutaneous Liver Biopsy. Platform and Poster Presentation. University of Florida HSC @ Jacksonville FL Research Day 2007 (Platform Presentation 4th Place Award)

DiTeodoro, L., Habashi, S., Lambaise, L., Ultrasound Marking Improves the Yield of Percutaneous Liver Biopsy. Platform and Poster Presentation. North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows 17th Annual Meeting 2007

DiTeodoro, L., Reddy, S., Vega, K.J., Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: Case Report. Poster Presentation. American College of Gastroenterology 71st Annual Meeting 2006

DiTeodoro, L., Reddy, S., Vega, K.J., Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: An Atypical Presentation of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Case Report. Poster Presentation. American College of -Gastroenterology 71st Annual Meeting

DiTeodoro, L., Munoz, J.C., Lambaise, L., Vega, K.J. Ethnicity and Gender are not Predictors of In Hospital Mortality For Patients with Initial Esophageal Varicael Hemorrhage. Platform And Poster Presentation. 41st Annual Meeting of the Florida Gastroenterological Society Practical Gastroenterology Update 2006

DiTeodoro, L., Munoz, J.C., Lambaise, L., Vega, K.J.: Ethnicity and Gender are not
Predictors of In Hospital Mortality For Patients with Initial Esophageal Varicael Hemorrhage.  Poster Presentation.  Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2006

DiTeodoro, L., Munoz, J.C., Lambaise, L., Vega, K.J.: Ethnicity and Gender are not
Predictors of In Hospital Mortality For Patients with Initial Esophageal
Varicael Hemorrhage.  Poster Presentation.  University of Florida HSC @ Jacksonville FL Research Day 2006 (Poster Presentation 5th Place Award)

Nandi, J., Di Teodoro, L.,Ahmed, F., Levine, R.A.: Inhibition of iNOs           Transcription Improves Indomethacin- Induced Enteropathy In Rats.  FASEB Journal 15
(Number 4, Part 1): A241, 2001

Ana Maria Corregidor, M.D.

Dr. Corregidor joins us after completing her Transplant/ Hepatology Fellowship at the MAYO Clinic in Jacksonville. In addition to her special training in Liver diseases, Ana completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Florida. She has a special interest in pre and post liver transplant evaluation and management. Dr. Corregidor is the Medical Director of Borland-Groover Clinic’s Liver Center, and is active in several clinical trials investigating new drugs in the treatment of Hepatitis C and B, and other liver diseases. In addition, Dr. Corregidor performs colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.

Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

1991

Certifications

  • Board Certified - Transplant and Hepatology, 2010
  • Board Certified - Gastroenterology, 2004
  • Board Certified - Internal Medicine, 1998
  • ECFMG, 1995
  • USMLE: (Step I, II, III), 1993 - 1997

National Provider Identifier

1306842810

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2004 - Present Director of Hepatology - Liver Clinic, Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2008 - 2014 Chief of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
2002 – 2004 Ambulatory Care Physician, Outpatient Clinics Madrid, Spain
1991 – 1992 Ambulatory Care Physician, Outpatient Clinics Madrid, Spain

Medical Education

Medical Education
1985 – 1991 Doctor of Medicine Universidad Comlutense Madrid, Spain

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2001 – 2002 Fellowship, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
2001 – 1998 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Florida, Shands Jacksonville, Florida
1998 – 1995 Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine St. Lukes Hospital, University of Columbia St. Louis, Missouri

Professional Associations

  • AASLD – American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • DCMS – Duval County Medical Society
  • Speaker Bureau for Schering Company
  • A Phase 2 Study of Telaprevir(VX-950) in Combination With Peginterferon Alfa-2a (Pegasys®), and Ribavirin (Copegus®) in Subjects with Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Who Have Not Achieved Sustained Viral Response With A Prior Course of Interferon-Based Therapy - Sub Investigator
  • A Roll Over Protcol of Telaprevir (VX-950)) In Combination With Peginterferon Alfa-2a (Pegasys®), and Ribavirin (Copegus®) in Subjects Enrolled in the Control Group (Group A) of Study VX06-950-106 Who Do Not Achieve or Maintain an Undetectable HCV RNA Level Through Sustained Viral Response. - Sub Investigator
  • A Phase III Study of 2 Dose Regimens of Telaprevir in Combination with Peginterferon Alfa 2a (Pegasys®),and Ribavirin (Copegus®) in Treatment- Naïve Subjects With Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C. - Sub Investigator
  • A Phase III, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of PROCHYMAL™ (Ex Vivo Cultured Adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells) Intravenous Infusion for The Induction of Remission In Subjects Experiencing Treatment-Refactory Moderate- to- Severe Crohn’s Disease. - Sub Investigator
  • A Phase III, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of PROCHYMAL™ (ex Vivo Cultured Adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells) Intravenous Infusion for the Induction of Remission in Subjects Experiencing Treatment – Refactory Moderate- to Severe Crohn’s Disease. - Sub Investigator
  • A Randomized, Open Label, MulticenterStudy Examining the Effects of 24 Verses 48 Weeks of Combination Therapy With PEGASYS (Peginterferon alfa-2a-40 KD) Plus COPEGUS (Ribavirin) on Sustained Virological Response in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C, Genotype 2 or 3 Who Do Not Achieve A Rapid Viral Response. - Principal Investigator
  • A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Safety,Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Activity of GS-9450 in Adults with Non- Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) - Principal Investigator
  • A Phase 3b, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Double-Dummy Study Evaluating the Antiviral Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (DF) Monotherapy Versus Emtricitabine plus Tenofovir DF Fixed-Dose Combination Therapy in Subjects with Chronic Hepatitis B who are Resistant to Lamivudine - Principal Investigator
  • Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blinded, Phase IV Study Evaluating the Eficacy (as measured by Sustained Virological Response) and Safety of 360  Induction Dosing of Pegasys® In Combination with Higher Copegus® Doses in Treatment- naïve Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype I Virus Infection of High Viral Titer and Baseline Body Weight Greater than or Equal to 85 kg. - Principal Investigator
  • An open label trial of daily Interferon induction follow by combination ribavirin and daily high dose Interferon in HCV patients, A. Corregidor, J. Li, P. Ricci, L. Cubbedge, C.G. Bruno, L.R. Lambiase UFHSC., Jacksonville, Florida
  • Effect of alcohol intake on clinical, virological and pathological aspects in patients with Hepatitis C., A. Corregidor, C. Monteiro, L.R. Lambiase, L. Cubbedge, C. Fang, J. Munoz, J. Li, UFHSC., Jacksonville, Florida
  • Association of Liver Steatosis and Chronic Heaptitis C,. J. Li, A. Corregidor, C. Monteiro, L. Cubbedge, C. Fang, J. Munoz, L.R. Lambiase FHSC., Jacksonville, Florida
Mehmet Cabi, M.D.

Dr. Cabi completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine, Norwalk Hospital.  Prior to joining the Clinic in 1997, Dr. Cabi was on staff and teaching faculty at the University of Florida, SHANDS, Jacksonville.  Dr. Cabi is an active clinical investigator at our clinic involved in research trial conducted at the Borland-Groover Research Foundation.

Dr Cabi serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Borland-Groover Clinic and is the Medical Director for the Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy.



Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office

Practicing since

1997

Certifications

  • Board Certified - Gastroenterology, 1997
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

National Provider Identifier

1578568440

Licensure

Florida


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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1997 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2006 – 2008 Secretary of Executive Committee, St. Vincent’s Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1991 The Medical College of Ohio, M.D. Toledo, Ohio
1987 The Ohio State University, B.S. Zoology, Turkish Minor Columbus, Ohio

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1994 - 1996 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, Florida
1992 – 1994 Residency, Internal Medicine Norwalk Hospital Yale University School of Medicine
1991 – 1992 Internship, Internal Medicine Norwalk Hospital Yale University School of Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American College of Gastroenterology, 1995
  • American Gastroenterology Association, 1995
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1995
  • American Medial Association, 1987
  • American College of Physicians, 1991
  • American College of Family Physicians, 1987
  • Medical Student Council, Class representative, third and fourth years
  • Student-to-Student (presentation of medical topics to elementary school students), first and second years
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (honorary pre-medicine organization), 1983-1985, Treasurer, 1994-1985
Andrew Brown, M.D.

Dr Brown attended the University of South Alabama where he earned his medical degree in 2001, and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of South Alabama in 2007. Before joining as Gastroenterologist Borland-Groover Clinic in 2009, he worked with the Birmingham VA Medical Center as the Chief of Gastroenterology, and served as the Director of Endoscopy as well.

Dr. Brown has been instrumental in the development of the clinic’s Electronic Medical Record templates, and serves on the EMR physician development committee.

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Office locations

St. Vincent’s / Dillon Building Office
Macclenny Office

Practicing since

2007

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine GI

National Provider Identifier

1194806489

Licensure

Florida, Alabama, USMLE

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2009 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2008 - 2009 Chief of Gastroenterology, Birmingham VA Medical Center Birmingham, AL
2007 - 2009 Director of Endoscopy, Birmingham VA Medical Center Birmingham, AL
2007 – 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2007 – 2009 Director of Endoscopy, Birmingham VA Medical Center Birmingham, AL

Medical Education

Medical Education
1997 – 2001 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL Doctor of Medicine

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
2004 – 2007 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL Fellow, Gastroenterology
2002 – 2004 University of Virginia Medical Center Charlottesville, VA Resident, Internal Medicine
2001 – 2002 University of Virginia Medical Center Charlottesville, VA Intern, Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1993 – 1997 Millsaps College Jackson, MS Bachelor of Science

Professional Associations

  • American Gastroenterology Association, 2007 - Present
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2007 - 2009
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2007 - Present
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2007 - 2009

Publications

Catassi C, Kryszak D, Louis-Jacques O, Duerksen DR, Hill I, Crowe SE, Brown AR, Procacini NJ, Wonderly BA, Hartley P, Moreci J, Bennett N. Horvath K, Burk M, Fasano A.  Detection of Celiac Disease in Primary Care: a Multicenter Case-Finding Study in North America.  Am J Gastroenterology 2007; 102:1454-1460

Brown AR, Di Palma JA. Bowel preperation for gastrointestinal procedures. Current Gastroenerology Reports 2004, 6:395-401.

Olden KW, Brown AR. Constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: is recurrent treatment with tegaserod efficacious and safe? Evidence-Based gastroenterology 2006, 7:44-45.

Olden KW, Brown AR. Treatment of the severe irritable bowel patient. Current treatment options in Gastroenterology 2006.

Abstracts

Brown AR, Whitfield JM. Introduction to hydrates, a general chemistry laboratory multimedia tutorial on quantitative dehydration.  Poster presentation at annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, 1996; oral Presentation at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Jackson, 1996

Brown AR, Highfill D. Scanning electron microscopy analysis of uterine cilia in thamnophis sirtalis following treatment with estrogen.  Oral presentation, Millsaps Research Conference, Jackson, 1997.

Corlew MA, Olden KW, Crowell M, Brown A. Development and validation of an instrument to measure patient attitudes toward Antidepressant (ATAD) therapy in Non-Psychiatric Settings.  Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the American College of Gastroenterology, Las Vegas, NV, 2006.

Louis Agnone, M.D.

Dr. Louis Agnone has been practicing Gastroenterology for over 20 years, and joined the Borland-Groover Clinic in 2007. He completed his Fellowship training in Gastroenterology in 1989. Dr. Agnone has been an active staff member at both Halifax Medical Center and Florida Hospital - Ormond Beach, and currently is Medical Director of the Surgery Center of Volusia and managing partner of Borland-Groover Clinic’s Port Orange office location.

Dr. Agnone received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his medical degree from University of South Florida. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine & Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and consistently receives the AMA’s Physician Recognition Award for continuing medical education.

View Dr. Agnone’s video from his perspective as a Gastroenterologist at Barrett’s Esophagus and Hepatitis C.


Office locations

Port Orange Office
Ormond Beach East Office

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 1987
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 1989
  • National Boards, Part 1-2-3

National Provider Identifier

1699775619

Licensure

Florida

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Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
2008 - Present Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Port Orange, Florida
1989 - 2008 Gastrointestinal Associates, P.A. Port Orange, Florida

Medical Education

Medical Education
1980 – 1984 University of S. Florida College of Medicine Tampa, Florida Degree in Medicine

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1987 – 1989 University of Illinois Hospital Section of Gastroenterology
1984 – 1987 University of Illinois Hospital Internship & Residency, Dept. of Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1976 – 1980 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Bachelor of Science Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Florida Gastrointestinal Society
  • Florida Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Medical Society
  • Duke University Alumni Association
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, The American Gastroenterological Assoc.
  • Member, Florida Medical Association

Publications

T.J. Layden, L.M. Agnone, L.N. Schmidt, B. Hakim, and J.L. Goldstein, Rabbit esophageal cells possess a Na+, H+ antiport. Gastroenterology 1990: 99:909-17.

Abstracts

L.M. Agnone, L.N. Schmidt, J.T. Goldstein, T.J. Layden. Regulations of rabbit esophageal cell pH by a Na+ H+ antiport. Accepted for oral presentation May 1989 AGA scientific meetings, Washington, D.C.

L.M. Agnone, L.N. Schmidt, J.L. Goldstein, T.J. Layden.Mechanisms of regulation of intracellular pH (phi) In isolated rabbit esophageal cells. Also presented as a poster at the April 1989 AFCR scientific meetings, Washington, D.C.

L.M. Agnone, L.N. Schmidt, J.L. Goldstein, T.J. Layden. Regulations of rabbit esophageal intracellular pH by a Na+, H+ antiport. Presented as oral presentation April 26, 1989, Chicago Society of Gastroenterology.

Moulis, H., Stella, G., Agnone L., Ricci, D., Pasricha S., and Mostellar D. Nitazoxanide for the Treatment of SIBO-Related Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Gastrointestinal Associates, PA, Port Orange, FL, and Department of Medical Science, Romark Laboratories, L.C., Tampa, FL

Jack Groover, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Groover is President of the Board at the Borland-Groover Clinic, Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy, and Jax Anesthesia Providers. He completed a fellowships in hepatology and gastroenterology at the University of Miami School of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Groover has been a leader in the Jacksonville medical community since 1975 when he held the position of Chief of Gastroenterology for the Jacksonville Hospitals Education Program. He founded the first GI Fellowship program in Jacksonville while serving as Chief of Gastroenterology at University Hospital.

Since that time Dr. Groover has been the Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of the G.E. Lab for St. Luke’s Hospital and was Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida from 1990 to 2004. Other positions have included Chairman of the Institutional Review Committee, Baptist Health Systems, from 1982-1993, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center, President, Medical staff at Baptist Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Florida Medical School.

Currently, Dr. Groover serves on numerous Boards of Directors including: Baptist Health System, Baptist Hospital Board of Directors, Baptist Primary Care Board of Directors, BGC, Jax Anesthesia Board, and Chairman on the Clinical Quality and Technology Committee of Baptist Health Systems. In addition, he serves on the United Healthcare Physicians Advisory Board and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Physician Advisory Board. Dr. Groover is a well-published author and frequent presenter at national meetings.

Office locations

Southside Office

Practicing since

1973

Certifications

  • Fellow American College of Physicians
  • Fellow American College of Laser Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Board Certified, Gastroenterology, 1975
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medicine Examiners, 1969

Licensure

Florida

Professional Clinical Positions

Professional Clinical Positions
1995 - Present President and CEO, Borland-Groover Clinic, P.A. Jacksonville, Florida
2005 - Present President and CEO, Jax Anesthesia Providers Jacksonville, Florida
1990 - 2004 Chief of Division of Gastroenterology Jacksonville, Florida
1978 - 1994 Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1996 - 1999 President and CEO, Baptist/St. Vincent Integrated Delivery Organization - Mission Health Jacksonville, Florida
1977 - 1994 President and CEO, Digestive Disease Associates Jacksonville, Florida
1980 - Present Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida Medical School Gainesville, Florida
1984 - 1990 Chairman, Department of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1990 - 1992 Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of G.E. Lab, St. Luke's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1975 - 1979 Assistant Professor, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
1975 - 1977 Chief of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
1975 - 1977 Jacksonville Hospitals Education Program, Chief of Gastroenterology Jacksonville, Florida
1974 - 1975 Chief, Department of Medicine, U.S. Army Hospital Fort Campbell, Kentucky
1973 - 1975 Chief, Gastroenterology, U.S. Army Hospital Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Administrative and Leadership Positions

Administrative and Leadership Positions
2006 - Present Chairman Clinical Quality and Technology, Baptist Health Systems
1996 - 1998 Board Member, Baptist St. Vincent's Health System
1993 - 1995 Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee of Board of Directors, Baptist Medical Center
1993 - Present Board Member, Baptist Health Systems, Board of Directors
1993 - 1996 Member Physician Hospital Organization Task Force
1991 - Present Board Member, Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc.
1985 - 1993 Medical Director, Task Force for Manpower Planning and Physician Recruitment, Baptist Medical Center
1986 - 1990 Board of Governors American College of Physicians Governors Advisory Committee
1993 - Present Member, Institutional Review Committee, Baptist Health Systems
1982 - 1993 Chairman, Institutional Review Committee, Baptist Health Systems
1984 - 1989 Director, Southeast Heart Institute
1984 - 1985 Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Medicine
1983 - 1984 Chairman, Nurse/Physician Liaison Committee
1983 - 1984 President, Medical Staff, Baptist Medical Center
1982 - 1983 Secretary of Medical Staff, Baptist Medical Center

Medical Education

Medical Education
1968 Doctor of Medicine University of Maryland

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education
1972 - 1973 Fellowship, Hepatology - Dr. Eugene Schiff University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1971 - 1972 Fellowship, Gastroenterology University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1969 - 1971 Resident, Internal Medicine Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida
1968 - 1969 Medical Internship Washington Hospital Center Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education
1964 Bachelor of Science Degree University of Georgia

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Laser Surgery and Medicine

Publications

Groover, J.R. and Rogers, A.I., “Immunologic Tests for the Detection of Gastrointestinal Cancers”; Status Report on Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) and Alpha Feto Protein (AFT).  Published November, 1973, Southern Medical Journal.

Groover, J.R. and Bierfeld, J.M., “Arrhythmias during Periotoneoscopy Under Local Anesthesia: The American Journal of Digestive Disease New Series, Vol. 21, No. 6, June 1976

Groover, J.R., “Alcoholic Liver Disease”;  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North American, Vol. 8, No 4, November 1990