Greater Houston Gastroenterology-Houston
4100 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I was most attracted to Gastroenterology for two main reasons: one to take care of healthy and sick patients and two the combination of endoscopy to allow a very different perspective in the approach to both health and disease. I was also attracted by the large variety the gastrointestinal tract offers. That is, the multitude of organs that can be studied. Gastroenterology also offers the opportunity of immediate healing, chronic management of disease or health maintenance and the possibility of helping through nutrition and not only pharmacology.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
My approach is patient-centered, with application of best-practice medicine integrated with knowledge and skills acquired over many years of clinical practice. I offer less invasive treatments through the most advanced endoscopic and medical interventions. My goal is to provide compassionate care, comprehensive diagnosis and management within an atmosphere of comfort and trust for my patients.
I specialize in: Upper Endoscopy & Colonoscopy, Endoscopic removal of large and complicated polyps, ERCP: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Cholangioscopy (Spyglass), Pancreatoscopy (Spyglass), Endoscopic management of complex gastrointestinal disorders, Endoscopic management of complex pancreatobiliary disorders, EUS: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic management of Obesity, Endoscopic management of bariatric complications, Endoscopic management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Endoscopic management of cancer complications, Endoscopic management of Barrett’s esophagus, and Endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticulum.
Where did you study?
Medical School at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Internship in Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, University of Wisconsin
Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, University of Wisconsin
Fellowship at Department of Gastroenterology, University of Texas at Houston, and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, The Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Canada
What certifications do you hold?
Board certified in Gastroenterology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am an artistic painter, something I have done since my early teens. I like to exercise both indoors and outdoors, and I like to travel. In addition, I enjoy gardening, am an avid book reader and like everything about wines, from making to drinking.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Texas in Houston
Honors and Awards:
Senior Resident Award for Excellence in Clinical
Education, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1987
Outstanding Senior Assistant Resident
Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1986-1987
Best Medical Student of the Year 1980-1982
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Best Doctors in America 1996-2014
Who is Who, International 1997-2017
Who is Who in America 1996-2017
Who is Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2000-2017
Who is Who in Sciences and Engineering 1996-2017
Who is Who in the South West 1997-2017
Leading Physicians of the world Award, 2012-2014
Top 10 Doctor Award, 2013-2017
Excellence in Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2010
Do you fluently speak any other languages in addition to English?
Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish
Please list your professional affiliations.
International Association of Pancreatology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Gastroenterological Association
Houston Gastroenterological Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Internal Medicine
Texas Society of Internal Medicine
Harris County Medical Society
Texas Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Southern Medical Association
American Society for the Advances of Sciences
Asociacion Mexicana de Endoscopia
Asociacion Venezolana de Endoscopia Gastrointestinal
Asociacion Venezolana de Gastroenterologia