Texas Digestive Disease Consultants-San Antonio ALON
11503 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78231
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
In my final year of medical school, I did an elective GI rotation with a GI physician in West Houston. This was one of my most enjoyable months during medical school, in part due to the subject matter but also the way this doctor treated me and his patients. My positive perception of GI physicians continued in residency when I found the GI physicians to be an approachable, practical and fun group of people. These are the reasons I opted to pursue a career in GI medicine.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
My special interests include management of all facets of gastroenterology with additional expertise in liver disease and therapeutic endoscopy (EUS, ERCP). I previously worked as a transplant hepatologist in Houston before redirecting my career to focus on hepatobiliary disease. I have additional post fellowship specialty training in both of these fields.
Where did you study?
Undergraduate: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Medical School: University of Texas-Houston
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Gastroenterology Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified: Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also try to maintain some level of personal fitness and follow professional & college sports.
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
American Motility Society Training Program (2008)
Houstonia Top Docs (2012)
UT Health Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)
Please list your professional affiliations.
American Gastroenterology Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux, Bleeding or Blood in the Stool, Bloating, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Polyps, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Diverticulosis, Diarrhea, Dysphagia, GERD, EGD, Endoscopy, IBD, IBS, Lactose Intolerance, Peptic Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis