Dr. Nandini Nagaraj
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
Initially, managing patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease is what drew me to this specialty. But then, this specialty also involves managing disorders of multiple organs like liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach and intestines, and I like the variety it offered. Also, it is a good blend of clinical and hands-on skills (procedures including endoscopy and colonoscopy) which is what I relish. Performing preventative screening colonoscopies to prevent colon cancer gives me great job satisfaction.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
I am interested in managing patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and preventing colon cancer.
Where did you study?
Internship: Drexel University College of Medicine, Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, Fellowship in gastroenterology: University of Texas Medical Branch.
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy traveling and music, and just spending time with my family.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
I have published several articles in multiple medical journals and presented my research at several national meetings, including ASGE and ACG. I was selected for a Visiting IBD fellowship program by the Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America. I have also written a text book chapter on Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Bailey's textbook of Surgery.
Do you fluently speak any other languages in addition to English?
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.