Our Providers

Arjun Venkat

M.D., M.P.H.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University, Karnataka, India
  • Residency, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, California
  • Masters in Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • Hepatology Fellowship, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
  • Ohio State Medical Association

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Edward J. Esber

M.D., FACG, FASGE, AGAF

APPOINTMENTS

  • Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Chair, Gastroenterology Section, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
  • Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • ERCP Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Fellow
  • Ohio Gastroenterology Society

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William F. Shaheen

M.D.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Malone College, Canton, Ohio
  • Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
  • Ohio State Medical Association

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Costas H. Kefalas

M.D., M.M.M., FACG, FASGE, AGAF

APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • B.S., University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • M.D., Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Board-Certified in Gastroenterology
  • M.M.M. (Master of Medical Management) Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Board of Trustees, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Board of Directors, GI Quality Improvement Consortium
  • Board of Directors, Digestive Disease National Coalition
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Summa Health

PAST PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Gastroenterology
  • President, Digestive Disease National Coalition
  • Governor for Northern Ohio, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Co-Founder and Founding President, Ohio Gastroenterology Society

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
  • Ohio State Medical Association

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Ganesh R. Veerappan

M.D., FACG, AGAF

APPOINTMENTS

  • Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Medical School - Case Western University School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Residency - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Board-Certified in Gastroenterology

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Physicians, Fellow
  • American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
  • American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
  • Ohio State Medical Association

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Nicole King

APRN-CNP

APPOINTMENTS

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PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Summa Health, Akron, Ohio

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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