Dr. Sezen Altug
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I was attracted to Gastroenterology because of the diversity in this field. There are multiple organs involved, which allows me to deal with various disorders, diagnostic testing and treatments, all in the course of a day. I also enjoy both the personal aspect and the technical component of the field. It is very rewarding to get to know my patients, not just based on their symptoms, but also personally, and then working together to find the best solution to their problem. Performing procedures is not only enjoyable but allows me better insight into my patient’s problem and management.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
I enjoy all aspects of gastroenterology.
Where did you study?
Undergraduate: Washington University and University of Missouri, Columbia
Medical School: University of Health Sciences – Chicago Medical School
Residency and Fellowship: University of Texas Medical Branch
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified Gastroenterology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy travel, outdoor activities (especially tennis and bike riding), and spending time with my children and the rest of my family and friends.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
Outstanding Third Year Resident in Internal Medicine - UTMB
Chief Gastroenterology Fellow – UTMB
Past service on Medical Executive Committee, Medicine Case Review Committee and Internal Medicine Section Chief – St. John Hospital
Please list your professional affiliations.
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American College of Physicians
Texas Medical Association
Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Harris County Medical Society