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Meet our staff

At the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center’s Center for Digestive Health, our specialized physicians and knowledgeable staff are committed to providing quality patient care. Our multidisciplinary approach means that our team of experts is prepared to assist you with a comprehensive approach — from diagnosis and treatment to nutrition and education.

Stephen J. Bickston, M.D., AGAF

Stephen J. Bickston, M.D., AGAF
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Associate Chair, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Professor of Internal Medicine

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John F. Kuemmerle, M.D., AGAF

John F. Kuemmerle, M.D., AGAF
Associate Chair of Gastroenterology for Research
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics

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William Michael Pandak Jr., M.D.

William Michael Pandak Jr., M.D.
Professor of Medicine

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Puneet Puri, M.D.

Puneet Puri, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Deepa Taggarshe, M.D., MRCS, M Phil

Deepa Taggarshe, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

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