MAYWOOD, Ill. – Nikhil Shastri, MD, has joined Loyola University Health System as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Shastri is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of Gastroenterology at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Shastri comes to Loyola most recently from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Shastri received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica. He completed his internal medicine residency training and gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He completed further training through a fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.
Dr. Shastri’s clinical interests lie in therapeutic endoscopy, diagnosing and managing pancreatobiliary disorders and endoscopy for detecting and treating early GI malignancies. Dr. Shastri’s academic interests are in quality improvement in endoscopy and patient care along with education of medical students, residents and fellows. In addition Dr. Shastri serves as the medical director for the GI lab at Loyola University Medical Center.
The gastroenterology and nutrition group at Loyola University Medical Center provides comprehensive, high-quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines and liver. The team is composed of physicians, registered nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and research staff. Approximately 8,500 procedures are performed and 13,000 outpatient and inpatient visits occur each year.