Dr. John Rabine
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is a great combination of medical and surgical approaches to common problems. It requires cognitive and procedural skills for both chronic and acute problems, and unlike some specialties in medicine, it encompasses so many organs - the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver and pancreas. There is never a dull moment with so many diseases to defeat.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
I am a general gastroenterologist willing to tackle anything, but most of my focus is on esophageal disorders (such as acid reflux and swallowing disorders) and advanced endoscopic procedures (like ERCP, ablation of Barrett's esophagus and balloon enteroscopy).
Where did you study?
Undergrad: University of Detroit, Medical School: Michigan State University. Air Force active duty: Internal Medicine residency at Wright-Patterson AFB. Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship: University of Michigan.
What certifications do you hold?
I am board-certified in Gastroenterology.
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
Since we are new to Texas, we enjoy exploring and learning our new state. Growing up in Michigan and living in Maryland, I enjoy hockey and lacrosse. Travel and keeping up with our children (with lacrosse, basketball, piano and dance) keeps us busy.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
Fellow - American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow - American Gastroenterological Association, America's Top Physicians - Consumers Research Council of America (multiple years), Contributing author for several editions of Yamada's Textbook of Gastroenterology.
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.