Hemanth K. Gavini, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery
  • Medical Director, GI Endoscopy Services

Dr. Gavini joined the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as an assistant professor and hospitalist in the Division of Inpatient Medicine in July 2006, and again in July 2014 following completion of his Gastroenterology Fellowship here. He has served as assistant program director of the UA Gastroenterology Fellowship (2015-16), program director of the Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship (2016-17), and associate medical director of GI endoscopy services at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson (2016-18). He is currently medical director of GI endoscopy services.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Gavini is currently conducting research on identifying methylation markers in the blood for pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancer. He is also evaluating pancreatic cysts with confocal imaging and micro biopsy forceps and performing studies in third space endoscopy.

Faculty Type: 
Core Faculty
Degrees
  • MPH: University of Alabama - Birmingham School of Public Health, 2003
  • MD: Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad, India, 2001
Residency
  • Internal Medicine: St. Francis Hospital/University of Illinois College of Medicine, Evanston, IL., 2003-06
Internship
  • Internal Medicine: St. Francis Hospital/University of Illinois College of Medicine, Evanston, IL., 2003-06
Fellowship
  • Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas - Houston, 2013-14
  • Gastroenterology: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, 2010-13
Board Certifications
  • ABIM - Gastroenterology, 2013
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006