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Dr. Sushovan Guha, MD

Gastroenterologist (GI Doctor)

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Physician Biography

Dr. Sushovan Guha obtained his MD from JIPMER medical school, University of Madras, India and subsequently graduated with MA/MPhil in Microbiology and Immunology from Columbia University, New York. Next, he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.

Dr. Guha then joined the prestigious Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Fellowship program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, where he also received his Ph.D from the Molecular Biology Institute under the astute tutelage of Professor Enrique Rozengurt.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Guha was recruited to the University of Texas (UT) MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) as an Assistant Professor where he received the highly competitive Physician Scientist Program Award. Subsequently, Dr. Guha was recruited as an Associate Professor at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth where he is currently a board certified clinical gastroenterologist and a physician-scientist.

Awards and Recognition 

Dr. Guha has received national and international recognition as a physician scientist and clinical educator in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts including one that has been cited over 490 times, invited reviews, book chapters, and has edited two books.  Dr. Guha also received several honors and awards including AGA Mentors Research Award, AGA REGAL (Research Excellence in GI and Liver) Award, MDACC Physician Scientist Program Award, APA R.L. Hirshberg Award in Pancreatic Cancer Research, and MDACC Cyrus Scholar Award.

Dr. Guha is active in several national and international GI societies including membership in AGA Research Awards Panel, AGA Section of GI Oncology, and AGA Academy of Educators. He has been the Chair of Pancreatic Neoplasm: Biology, Diagnosis, and Treatment session at Digestive Disease Week since 2010.

Dr. Guha’s clinical practice focuses on the entire spectrum of general gastroenterology with special emphasis on screening and surveillance of colorectal cancer. Dr. Guha’s research comprises of both clinical and laboratory-based investigations. He has significant expertise in clinical outcomes research including meta-analysis and systematic reviews. Dr. Guha’s laboratory research consists of unraveling novel signaling pathways in pancreatic cancer (PaCa). Dr. Guha recently received a NIH grant (R21) to further investigate these signaling pathways.

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