Esophageal Diseases Center – Faculty

Team Leads

Kerry Dunbar, M.D., Ph.D.
Team Lead, Advanced Endoscopic Imaging and Esophageal Motility/Reflux Testing
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Chunfa Jie, Ph.D.
Team Lead, Biostatistics
Associate Professor, Des Moines University

Shelby Melton, M.D.
Team Lead, Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology

Jason Park, M.D., Ph.D.
Team Lead, Genomics
Associate Professor of Pathology

Thai H. Pham, M.D.
Team Lead, Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery

David H. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Team Lead, Oncology
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Affiliated Faculty

Todd Aguilera, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Nonyelum Ebigbo, M.D.
Instructor of Pediatrics
Divsion of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Benjamin Elsbernd, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Sravanya Gavini, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Markus Goldschmiedt, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Aakash Goyal, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Kemp Kernstine, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery
Robert Tucker Hayes Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Nisa Kubiliun, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Rozina Mithani, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Scott Reznik, M.D.
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Nina Saford, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Chief of Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology Service

Rinarani Sanghavi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Aravind Sanjeevaiah, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Hematology-Oncology

Tarek Sawas, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Shawn Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Anna Tavakkoli, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Roopa Vemulapalli, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Hendrikus "Dutch" Vanderveldt, M.D.
Assistent Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Disease

John Waters, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery