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Gastroenterology

Bianca Afonso, MD

Bianca
Afonso

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-3992
Interests: 

The educational and research aspects of women's health in gastroenterology.

Residency: 
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Practice Site Address: 

Gastroenterology
UAMC - South Campus
3950 S. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ  85714
PO Box:  245028
Fax:  (520) 874-7105

Academic Information: 

Dr. Bianca Afonso obtained her medical degree from the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil followed by Internal Medicine training at Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida and then served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona - South Campus. In 2012, she completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Arizona and joined the faculty.

Additional Information: 

Dr. Afonso practices all aspects of general gastroenterology, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anorectal disorders, colorectal cancer screening, celiac disease, esophageal reflux and inflammatory bowel disease. She has a special interest in women’s health issues in gastroenterology, including pelvic floor dysfunction, fecal incontinence, constipation and GI disorders related to pregnancy.

Board Certificates: 

Dr. Afonso is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology.

Bhaskar Banerjee, MD

Bhaskar
Banerjee

Professor of Medicine, Optical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-3992

Gastroenterology
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724-5030
Fax: (520) 626-0826
Pager: 9805
PO Box: 245028

Room Number: 
6402
Additional Title: 

Chief, Section of Gastroenterology
Program Director of Gastroenterology Fellowship

Interests: 

Research Interests:
Development of new imaging techniques, lable free formulaic spectroscopy of tissues and cells, photon scattering, confocal microscopy, targeted micro and nanco bubbles for theranostic applications

Residency: 
Internal Medicine: University of Connecticut
Academic Information: 

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of Connecticut
M.D., University of London, 1983

Additional Information: 

Alternate Practice Site:
2800 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713
 

Board Certificates: 

Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology

Thomas D. Boyer, MD

Thomas
Boyer

Professor of Medicine
Director, Liver Research Institute

 

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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6349
Interests: 

Hepatitis treatment; Treatment of complication of cirrhosis; Diagnosis and management of all forms of liver diseases; Mechanisms of liver cell injury; Treatment of viral hepatitis

Residency: 
University of Southern California Medical Center (Internal Medicine) 1971,
Practice Site Address: 

Administration & Gastroenterology
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85724
Fax:  (520) 626-2919
PO Box:  245035 

Academic Information: 

University of Southern California, 1969

Additional Information: 

Director, Liver Research Institute; Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program.

Affiliations:   American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; American Digestive Health Foundation; American College of Gastroenterology; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; American Society for Clinical Investigation

Board Certificates: 

American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

John Cunningham, MD

John
Cunningham
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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-8659
Interests: 

Pancreatic cancer, mucin producing tumors of the pancreas; Special Procedures: Therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound

Residency: 
Medical University of South Carolina (Internal Medicine) 1975
Practice Site Address: 

Gastroenterology
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 626-0826
Pager:  4610
PO Box:  4610

Academic Information: 
Medical College of Virginia, 1970
Additional Information: 

Voted in "Best Doctors in America 2009-2010"
Member, American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterology Association, American Soceity for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, American Physicians Artists Association

Principal investigator for many trials to advance GI medicine; authored over 60 research articles and multiple textbook chapters; international expert on pancreatic disease.
 

Board Certificates: 
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Blanca Galaz

Blanca
Galaz

Medical Assistant

Phone Number: 
(520) 626-4797

Gastroenterology
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 874-7133

Steve Goldschmid, MD

Steve
Goldschmid

Dean, College of Medicine

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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6119
Interests: 

Inflammatory bowel disease, GI malignancy; Special Procedures: advanced/high-risk endoscopic procedures

Residency: 
University of South Florida College of Medicine (Internal Medicine) 1983,
Practice Site Address: 

Administration & Gastroenterology
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 874-7133
Pager:  4652
PO Box:  245017

Academic Information: 

Wayne State University, 1980

Additional Information: 

Voted in "Best Doctors in America 2009-2010"
Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. Member, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterology Association.
 

Board Certificates: 

American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medici

Shahid Habib, MD

Shahid
Habib
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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-3400

Hepatology
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Pager:  446-0255
 

Residency: 
Western General Inffirmary (Medicine) 1997; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
Academic Information: 
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Pakistan
Board Certificates: 
American Board of Internal Medicine

Laurie Judge, RN

Laurie
Judge
Research Nurse, Sr.
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-3735

Liver Research Institute
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 626-3735
Pager:  5024
PO Box:  245136
 

Peter Lance, MD

Peter
Lance
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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-4492
Interests: 

Gastrointestinal oncology; colon cancer treatment and prevention

Residency: 
Kingston-upon-Hull Hospitals England (Internal Medicine) 1974
Practice Site Address: 

Gastroenterology
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 626-5348
Pager:  5337
PO Box:  245024

Academic Information: 
University of Cambridge, 1972
Additional Information: 

Voted in "Best Doctors in America 2009-2010"
Senior Editor, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention; senior editor for cancer screening and early detection

Important research contributions on early staging colon cancer; authored over 70 research articles and textbook chapters. He serves as the principal investigator for several National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials.

Member, American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Federation for Clinical Research, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, British Society for Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, Medical Research Society of Great Britain.

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of London
 

Board Certificates: 
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
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Mark Lin, MD

Mark
Lin
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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-0195

Gastroenterology
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 874-7133
Pager:  9804
PO Box:  245028

Room Number: 
AHSC 6402
Residency: 
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Academic Information: 

Rush University Medical Center

Board Certificates: 

American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM Subspecialty of Gastroenterology (Board Eligible)