URMC Specialist Earns National Gastroenterology Award

December 03, 2007

Ashok N. Shah, M.D., professor of Medicine in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been awarded a prestigious Mastership by the American College of Gastroenterology. 

Mastership is rare honor conferred upon physicians who have demonstrated distinguished service to the College and to the field of clinical gastroenterology, patient care and education. Shah was one of four to be honored this year and is the only recipient from Western New York. The College has awarded only 103 Masterships in its 75-year history.

Shah has  more than  30 years experience in gastroenterology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, with special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopic procedures, celiac disease and diseases of the liver and pancreas. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

The American College of Gastroenterology was founded in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical practice of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education and is guided by its commitment to meeting the individual and collective needs of clinical gastrointestinal practitioners.

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