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Somashekar Krishna, M.B.B.S.,MPH

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  • Advanced endoscopy training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2012
  • Director of Clinical Research, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department, 2013

I specialize in:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal


I practice in gastroenterology, specializing in the treatment of pancreaticobiliary diseases. This includes performing advanced endoscopic procedures, such endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Treatment may include removing stones and relieving bile duct obstruction, or fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic tumors, evaluation of pancreatic cysts, nerve block for cancer-related pain and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large polyps or small tumors. It's very satisfying to know that I can make a difference by conducting clinical research in addition to providing procedural expertise. My research focus is on diagnosis (including advanced imaging techniques) and management of pancreatic cystic lesions among other gastrointestinal diseases. I am passionate about providing scientific-based, targeted treatment for all of my patients. These targeted treatments allow for fewer side effects and better outcomes. My colleagues and the team of experts I work with are among the many things I enjoy about practicing medicine at Ohio State. I consider it a privilege to be part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as being a member of the excellent Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department. In my free time, I take time to relax with family, enjoy the outdoors or take in a movie. I also enjoy playing tennis.

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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)


University Hospital of Arkansas
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011

Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy & GI Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


Internal Medicine
University Hospital of Arkansas
12/1/2001 - 11/30/2003

Medical Degree

Bangalore Medical College

My Department

Internal Medicine