Dr. Josh George
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I chose Gastroenterology due to its diverse challenges and organ systems. As each patient is unique and there are a variety of diseases in Gastroenterology, I am constantly intrigued by the human body and how it functions. From the UGI tract, to the liver, pancreas and lower intestines, each day offers new and interesting cases which constantly challenges and excites the mind. It offers the opportunity to develop close relationships with patients in taking care of chronic conditions, but also has several procedures which can alleviate pain and discomfort in the acute setting as well. I pursued advanced endoscopic procedures such as Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection to also be able to help in the care and treatment of patients with cancer.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
Having done an advanced endoscopy year while at Duke University, I specialize in pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders. In addition, I perform advanced procedures such as Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, ERCP with SpyGlass as well as ERCP with laser lithotripsy. I also perform advanced stenting cases of the esophagus, colon, pancreas and bile duct system. I also enjoy doing general Gastroenterology such as colon cancer screening, Barrett's treatment and IBD.
Where did you study?
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
Medical School: Medical College of Ohio - Toledo, OH
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital - Dallas, TX
Gastroenterology and Advanced GI Fellowship: Duke University - Durham, NC
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Gastroenterology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, my family and I enjoy travelling in the United States and around the world. I enjoy playing tennis and basketball with my son as well as swimming and skiing with my family.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
I have had the opportunity to present research studies at various conferences and give talks to local DFW organizations.
Please list your professional affiliations.
The American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, The Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Texas Medical Association, and Tarrant County Medical Society.