Dr. H. Chami Amaratunge
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I chose gastroenterology because it is a diverse and complex field that allows me to focus on patient care and procedures.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
Screening and surveillance of gastrointestinal cancer (Colonoscopy)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Diagnosis and management of motility disorders of the upper digestive tract (24-hour pH, Impedance and Esophageal Manometry and Bravo)
Where did you study?
Undergrad: Houston Baptist University
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Residency training in Internal Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship training in Gastroenterology: Baylor College of Medicine
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
Motion picture enthusiast
Reading fictional novels
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
HONORS and AWARDS
2005 Marcel Patterson Prize in Gastroenterology;
University of Texas Medical Branch
2001 Summa Cuma Laude; Houston Baptist University
2001 Chemistry student of the year; Houston Baptist University
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American College of Physicians
American Medical Student Association