Dr. Arthi Kumaravel
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
We are driven by certain passions in life. My passion is science. This passion drove me to an interest in the human body and then into the field of medicine. I was drawn to medicine by the challenges of treating a variety of complex illnesses. Of all the fields in medicine, Gastroenterology appealed to me because of the numerous challenging diagnosis and wide array of therapeutic options. There are constant cutting edge innovations in endoscopic therapies. This is a field which provides ample opportunity for cancer screening and prevention which is a cause close to my heart.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
Colon cancer screening and prevention, treatment of Barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of various GI cancers, ERCP for bile duct stones and biliary strictures, acute and chronic pancreatitis.
Where did you study?
Internal Medicine Residency, Gastroenterology Fellowship and Advanced Endoscopy fellowship: Cleveland Clinic.
What certifications do you hold?
I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
Tennis, Swimming, Cooking, listening to music, traveling.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
ACG AstraZeneca Fellow award at ACG 2013 conference, ACG fellowship2leadership grant, Excellence in Teaching award, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Graduated from medical school ranked 6th in the graduating class of 100 students with honors in anatomy and pharmacology.
Do you speak any other languages?
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Texas Medical Association.