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Richard Benya, MD

Richard Benya, MD


Clinical Professor

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid

About Dr. Benya


After fellowship training in gastroenterology (GI) I spent 4 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Digestive Diseases Branch, specializing on GI cancers and hormones. I have always had a strong interest in performing endoscopic procedures, and have been involved in the design of a number of novel techniques for the identification of early cancers in the colon including aberrant crypt foci.

Architectural History, Cooking

Medical Education

Medical School
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center - Internal Medicine: General
  • Georgetown University Medical Center - Gastroenterology

Board Certification

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


My clinical research focuses on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders affecting the medical community, and patients with functional disorders.

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