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Posted: 8/2/2012

<span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif">Dr. Somashekar Krishna</span>​, MDDr. Somashekar Krishna​, MD
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Somashekar Krishna, who recently completed training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition.

Krishna specializes in endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography and luminal stent placement, particularly in cancer patients.

Krishna, a native of India, received his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College. His master’s degree in public health specializing in epidemiology is from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology in the department of internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and John L. McClellan Veteran’s Hospital.

His research interests include solid and cystic pancreatic lesions, biliary obstruction, colon and esophageal cancer. He is focusing on the role of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic lesions, and is published on chemotherapy related gastrointestinal complications, specifically lower alimentary tract mucositis.

Krishna is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American Board of Internal Medicine.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition provides clinical service to patients around Columbus and the Midwest region.

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Click here for a high-res photo of Dr. Somashekar Krishna, MD.

Contact: Gina Bericchia, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs & Media Relations, Gina.Bericchia@osumc.edu or 614-293-3737

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