Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

(330) 869-0124

Hudson Akron Digestive Disease Consultants

330) 869-0124

Staff

All of our professionals at Akron Digestive Disease Consultants maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

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    Edward J. Esber M.D., FACG, FASGE, AGAF

    APPOINTMENTS

    • Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Chair, Gastroenterology Section, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

    • Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
    • Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
    • Internal Medicine Residency, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
    • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Gastroenterology Fellowship, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
    • ERCP Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Board Certified in Gastroenterology


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Fellow
    • Ohio Gastroenterology Society


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    Costas H. Kefalas M.D., M.M.M., FACG, FASGE, AGAF

    APPOINTMENTS

    • Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio


    PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

    • Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • B.S., University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    • M.D., Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
    • M.M.M. (Master of Medical Management) Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Internal Medicine Residency, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio
    • Gastroenterology Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
    • Board-Certified in Gastroenterology


    CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    • Treasurer of the American College of Gastroenterology
    • Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
    • Finance and Budget Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
    • President and Board of Directors, GI Quality Improvement Consortium


    PAST PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    • Secretary of the American College of Gastroenterology
    • Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Gastroenterology
    • President, Digestive Disease National Coalition
    • Governor for Northern Ohio, American College of Gastroenterology
    • Co-Founder and Founding President, Ohio Gastroenterology Society


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
    • American College of Gastroenterology
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
    • Ohio State Medical Association


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    William F. Shaheen M.D.

    APPOINTMENTS

    • Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

    • Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • Malone College, Canton, Ohio
    • Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • Board Certified in Gastroenterology


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American College of Gastroenterology
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
    • Ohio State Medical Association


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    Ganesh R. Veerappan M.D., FACG, AGAF

    APPOINTMENTS

    • Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
    • Teaching Staff, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

    • Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • Medical School - Case Western University School of Medicine
    • Internal Medicine Residency - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
    • Gastroenterology Fellowship - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
    • Board-Certified in Gastroenterology


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American College of Physicians, Fellow
    • American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
    • American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow
    • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
    • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
    • Ohio State Medical Association


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    David Mossad M.D.

    APPOINTMENTS

    • Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio


    PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

    • Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
    • Internal Medicine Residency, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
    • Gastroenterology Fellowship, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
    • Board-Certified in Gastroenterology


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American College of Gastroenterology
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Ohio Gastroenterology Society
    • Ohio State Medical Association


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    Nicole King APRN-CNP

    PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

    • Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • B.S. in Nursing, Kent State University College of Nursing
    • M.S. in Nursing, Kent State University College of Nursing
    • Ohio Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Nurse 
    • Nationally Certified Nurse Practitioner – AANP 


    PREVIOUS  NP EXPERIENCE

    • Inpatient Medical Services
    • Optum/United HealthCare House Calls Practitioner 


    PREVIOUS  GI EXPERIENCE

    • Worked as a RN in Endoscopy for 12 years, 3 years as Center Director of an independent outpatient endoscopy center


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American Association Nurse Practitioners
    • Ohio Association Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Gastroenterology & Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers


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    Jennifer Anthony AGACNP-BC, APRN-CNP

    PRIMARY HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

    • Summa Health, Akron, Ohio


    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • A.S. in Nursing, Herzing University College of Nursing
    • B.S. in Nursing, Western Governors University College of Nursing
    • M.S. in Nursing, Kent State University College of Nursing
    • Ohio Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Nurse
    • Nationally Certified Nurse Practitioner – ANCC 


    PREVIOUS  GI EXPERIENCE

    • Began GI career as an MA in 1999 working for a large GI practice; joined ADDC January 2003
    • Has worked alongside Dr. Esber for 19 years in the gastroenterology clinic; as an RN for 14 year
    • Experience in Outpatient Endoscopy areas including pre-op and recovery room


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American Association Nurse Practitioners
    • Ohio Association Advanced Practice Nurses
    • Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
    • Gastroenterology & Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers
    • American College of Gastroenterology
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society


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