Richard Benya, MD

Medicine

Gastroenterology
Professor

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

  • GERD
  • Heartburn

About Dr. Benya

Biography

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.

Interests
Architectural History, Cooking

Medical Education

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

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
American Board of

Research

My clinical research focuses on 1), designing approaches to better diagnose early colon cancers; and 2), the effect of race and income disparities on colon cancer formation.

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