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Our GI Team

Savio John, MD, FACG
Savio John, MD, AGAF, FACG
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
John Burns, PA
John Burns, PA
315 464-1600

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: City University of New York, 2010, Physician Assistant Studies, cum laude
  • BS: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2000

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases; Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Savio John, MD, AGAF, FACG
Savio John, MD, AGAF, FACG
315 464-1600

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, 2003

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Transplant Hepatology; Alcoholic Fatty Liver; Ascites, Malignant; Chronic Hepatitis; more

Young Lee, MD
Young Lee, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan, NYC, 2005, Interventional Endoscopy
  • Fellowship: New York Medical College, 2004, Gastroenterology
  • MD: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 1998
  • BA: New York University, 1991

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases; Pancreas Disorders; EGD (Upper Endoscopy); Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); more

Andrew T Pellecchia, MD
Andrew T Pellecchia, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, 2008, Gastroenterology
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2005, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002
  • BA: University of Pennsylvania, 1998, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases; EGD (Upper Endoscopy); Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); more

Christina Stewart, PA
Christina Stewart, PA
315 464-1600

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY, 2015, Physician Assistant Studies, summa cum laude
  • BS: SUNY Buffalo, 2013, Biological Sciences

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Gastroenterology; Family Medicine; Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Ronald D Szyjkowski, MD
Ronald D Szyjkowski, MD
315 464-1600

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.


Suzette M Trovato, NP
Suzette M Trovato, NP
315 464-1600

Education & Fellowships

  • Post Graduate Training: Community General Hospital Nurse Practitioner Program, 2007, Legal Nurse Consultant Diploma
  • PA: Community General Hospital Nurse Practitioner Program, 1988
  • NP: Community General Hospital Nurse Practitioner Program, 1982
  • RN: Methodist Hospital, 1970

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Gastroenterology; Abdominal Pain; Achalasia; Acute Pancreatitis; Adenomatous Polyp of the Colon and Rectum; Anal Cancer; more

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Anand Gupta, MD

315-425-4400

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University, New York, 2013, Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin & Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2012, Motility
  • Residency: University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, 2010, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India, 2005, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India, 2006, Internal Medicine
  • MD: B.J. Medical College, Pune, India, 2000

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

  • Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Motility

Clinical Interest

  • Motility

Sapkota

Bishnu Sapkota, MD, FACG
315-425-4400

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: American College of Gastroenterology, 2019
  • Fellowship: New York Methodist Hospital, 2011, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Residency: Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • MBBS: Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu University, 2003

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

  • Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Bile Duct Stricture; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases; Pancreatic Disease; more

Clinical Interests

  • Biliary and pancreatic disease, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection

Murthy

Uma Murthy, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1985, Gastroenterology
  • Residency: Coney Island Hospital, 1981, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Barnabas Medical Center, 1978, Pathology
  • Internship: Methodist Hospital, 1977, Pathology
  • MD: John's Medical College, Bangalore University, India, 1975

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

  • Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; AVM - GI Vessel; Abdominal Pain; Achalasia; Acute Pancreatitis; more

Research Interests

  • Barrett’s esophagus; GERD; Appraisal of the utility of clinical guidelines

Clinical Interests

  • Hepatology

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Ajoy Roy, MD

315-464-1600

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Yale University, 1982, Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 1981, Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
  • Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 1980
  • Internship: Patna Medical College, India, 1974
  • MD: Patna Medical College, India, 1973

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

  • Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

  • Biliary and pancreatic disease, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection 

SostreSantiago
Vanessa Sostre Santiago, MD, 3rd Year Fellow, graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina in Mexico. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in New Jersey.
Bhutta
Abdul Qadir Bhutta, MD, 3rd Year Fellow, graduated from Nishtar Medical College & Hospita in Pakistan. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Kent Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Rhode Island.
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Amrendra Mandal, MD, 2nd Year Fellow, graduated from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. 
Badrinma
Madhuri Badrinath, MBBS, 2nd Year Fellow, graduated from S.D.M. Medical College, India. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. 
Vishnu
Vishnu Kumar, MBBS, 1st Year Fellow, graduated from S.R.M Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in India. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
Pujitha
Pujitha Kudaravalli, 1st Year Fellow, graduated from Kasturba Medical College in India. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
Andrea Hone
Andrea Hone, RN has worked as an RN for Upstate University Hospital for the past 14 years. She worked both in the Pediatric ICU and Surgical ICU. Andrea was the Patient Service Supervisor for the 5e Pre & Post Care unit for 5+ years and is now currently working as the Endoscopy Nursing Unit Director.
Lorraine
Lorraine Brissenden, Practice Administrator, has worked for the Department of Medicine for the past 30 years. She has been the Practice Administrator of the Division of Gastroenterology since 2004. While with the Department of Medicine she has held the role of Manager of Special Projects, Manager of the Satellite Practices, and Manager of an outpatient Gastroenterology practice.

She also spent time managing a multispecialty clinic at University Hospital which included Gastroenterology and has experience working in both an Internal Medicine practice and in the Educational Programs office at University Hospital. She is currently working as the Practice Administrator for the entire Division of Gastroenterology.

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Maria Buser, RN, BSN graduated from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in critical care, ER, and home infusion environments, where she began as a Clinical Coordinator and became a Clinical Supervisor. She has spent the last 22 years combined as a Nurse Manager, Nursing Director, Administrator and Branch Manager in Home Infusion. She is also a certified Infusion Nurse (CRNI) and member of the Infusion Nurses Society. Maria is currently the Nurse Manager in our University Gastroenterology Endoscopy Suite.
SherriLalonde
Sherri Lalonde, RN, has worked for Upstate Medical University since 2003 and has worked in the Endoscopy Suite at the Hill Medical Center since 2005 as an LPN. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 2017 with an Associates Degree in Nursing and accepted the position of RN/Clerical Supervisor/Nurse Educator and Assistant to the Nurse Manager in our University Gastroenterology Endoscopy Suite. Sherri is currently serving as the Nurse Manager in our University Gastroenterology outpatient clinic at the Hill Medical Center.
Nikkole Bladholm
Nikkole Bladholm, Fellowship Coordinator & Division Assistant, has worked for the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology for 4 years. She has worked in educational environments for the past 8 years.
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