Dr. Grace Vanesko
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I chose Gastroenterology because I was fortunate enough to do my internal medicine residency in a program that had a strong GI department. My mentors were to be passionate, well rounded people and made their field seem particularly interesting. The Chief of Medicine at the VAMC at the time, was one of the thought leaders in our field.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
I really enjoy patients with inflammatory bowel disease. There are so many treatment options these days and we have a chance to really make an impact in the lives of these patients.
Where did you study?
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins, Medical School, Internship and Residency: University of Texas Southwestern, Fellowship: Baylor University.
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Gastroenterology.
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
My family and I are avid travelers. My children have traveled since they were small. We have traveled all over from the Galapagos to the Sahara Desert. We enjoy learning about other cultures, trying new foods and learning the history of other places.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
Listed in D magazine as among the "Best Doctors" in Dallas and Collin County over the years. Former Chief of GI at Presbyterian of Plano.
Please list your professional affiliations.
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association.