Dr. Murali Pathikonda
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
Understanding the physiology of gastrointestinal tract appeals to me as I believe in enjoying a healthy meal for healthy living. Disorders of upper and lower GI tract, influenced by functions of gall bladder, liver and pancreas offer unique challenges while they might present similarly. Each patient’s needs &responses to treatment are unique and I enjoy investigating these while making them feel better. Prevention of GI cancers has been better than ever and I love to make that possible. I also enjoy treating reflux and ulcer disorders, colon cancer prevention, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer screening and prevention.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
With a dedicated year of training in gastrointestinal motility, I specialize in functional and motility disorders of the GI tract which include esophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon functionality.
Where did you study?
Internal Medicine - York Hospital residence program, Pennsylvania.
Gastroenterology fellowship - Temple University Hospital; Motility fellowship – Temple University Hospital;
Hepatology - Temple University Hospital. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
What certifications do you hold?
Certified by American board of Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
I relish the time with my wife and kids while traveling, swimming, and bicycling.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
Voted 'Best doctor for attitude' -2015 and 'Best doctor for attention to details' - 2016
Published multiple key articles that have set standards in gastroenterology. Presented discussions at multiple international and national conferences.
Ranked first in residency acceptance exams for the state with around 5000 doctors.
Do you fluently speak any other languages in addition to English?
Telugu, Hindi, Kannada
Please list your professional affiliations.
American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, The Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Texas Medical Association, and Tarrant County Medical Society.