Our GI Team

Ronald D. Szjkowski
Ronald D. Szyjkowski, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Philip G Holtzapple, MD
Philip G Holtzapple, MD
315 464-1600

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1970, Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1968, Gastroenterology
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1966, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Pennsylvania State University, 1963

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Gastroenterology; AVM - GI Vessel; Abdominal Pain; Achalasia; Acute Pancreatitis; Alcoholic Fatty Liver; more

Associations/Memberships

  • Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  • American Federation for Clinical Research
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
  • Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Savio John, MD
Savio John, MD
315 464-1616

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital/Havard Medical School, 2012, Transplant Hepatology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Gastroenterology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • MD: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University, India, 2004

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Alcoholic Fatty Liver; Ascites, Malignant; Chronic Hepatitis; Esophageal Varices; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Uma Murthy, MD
Uma Murthy, MD
315 464-5440

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1985
  • Residency: Coney Island Hospital, 1981
  • MD: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University, India, 1975

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Gastroenterology; AVM - GI Vessel; Abdominal Pain; Achalasia; Acute Pancreatitis; Alcoholic Fatty Liver; more

Clinical Interests

  • Clinical and Laboratory Studies of Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis; Barretts Esophagus; Long-Term Histological Changes

Sekou R Rawlins, MD
Sekou R Rawlins, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Additional Training: Jersey City Medical Center, 2005, Internal Medicine, Chief Resident
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, 2004, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Howard University College of Medicine, 2001

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases; Anorectal Manometry; Colonoscopy; Conscious Sedation; more

Research Interests

  • Fatty Liver Disease, and its progression to liver cirrhosis

Education Interests

  • General Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

  • General Gastroenterology

    Basic and accessory endoscopy

    Bariatric Medicine

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Member
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
  • American Gastroenterological Association, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Society
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Member
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Member

Ronald D Szyjkowski, MD
Ronald D Szyjkowski, MD
315 464-5804

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1997, Adult Gastroenterology
  • Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 1993, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Internship: William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 1990, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • MD: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL, 1989

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Gastroenterology; AVM - GI Vessel; Abdominal Pain; Achalasia; more

Research Interests

  • Barrett's esophagus and endoluminal therapy of Barrett's esophagus, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Diagnostic and therapeutic.

Education Interests

  • Development and teaching of endoscopic ultrasound techniques and advanced endoscopy techniques

Clinical Interests

  • Barrett's esophagus and endoluminal therapy of Barrett's esophagus, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Diagnostic and therapeutic.

Associations/Memberships

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Nasser HajarNasser Hajar, MBChB, 3rd Year Fellow graduated from Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at United Health Services, Johnson City, NY. Dr. Hajar is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and Medical Society of the State of New York.
Divey ManochaDivey Manocha, MBBS, 2nd Year Fellow, graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. He completed his Internship @ Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India and Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
Osman ArifOsman Arif, MBBS, 2nd Year Fellow, graduated from Aga Khan Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. Dr. Arif is a member of American College of Gastroenterology.
Jad Bou-Abdallah, MDRaja Vadlamudi, MBBS, MPH, FACP, 1st Year Fellow, graduated from Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, India. Dr. Vadlamudi completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State university, Johnson City, TN.
Elizabeth Dillon Elizabeth Dillon, RN, has worked as an RN for the Endoscopic Division of University Hospital for the past 15 years. During this time she functioned as a Endoscopy staff nurse and clinical manager. She is currently working as Endoscopy Clinical Manager.
Shioban Reilley Shioban Reilley, RN worked as a RN for the Gastroenterology Division at University Hospital for 6 years. Shioban graduated from Onondaga Community College in 2000 and worked as an ICU/ER nurse. Shioban is currently working as a Nurse Administrator for University Gastroenterology at the Philip G. Holtzapple Endoscopy Center, newly certified in August 2012 as an Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Kathleen Hill Kathleen Hill, RN is a graduate of Crouse Hospital School of Nursing. Kathleen worked in geriatrics for over 23 years, most recently as an Assistant Director of Nursing. She is currently the Nurse Administrator at University Gastroenterology Outpatient Practice. She is dedicated to providing the best quality service to all of the patients we see.