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Kaveh Sharzehi, MD, Named Medical Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Temple University Hospital

Kaveh Sharzehi, MD, has been appointed Medical Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Sharzehi has been an attending physician at Temple since 2013 and is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM).

Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Sharzehi's clinical interests are in the evaluation and treatment of pancreatico-biliary disorders, endoscopic ultrasound for the evaluation of gastrointestinal (GI) lesions and staging of GI malignancies, the evaluation and treatment of pancreatic cystic lesions, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and a multidisciplinary approach for the evaluation and management of GI oncologic disorders.

"I am pleased to announce Dr. Sharzehi's new leadership appointment," says Benjamin Krevsky, MD, MPH, Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at LKSOM. "Kaveh’s talent as a therapeutic endoscopist, as well as his professionalism, energy, and commitment to teaching and patient care are all traits that will make him a great Medical Director."

Dr. Sharzehi earned his medical degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, a Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Miami in Miami, FL, a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA, and an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

"I am honored to have been appointed to this position," says Dr. Sharzehi. "I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues in the gastroenterology division and other departments. I strive to keep advancing our endoscopy unit as a cutting edge and dynamic, yet efficient center."

Dr. Sharzehi is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Date Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016