Physicians

Scott W. Arlin, MD
Arlin, Scott W., MD

Physician

Dr. Scott Arlin worked with Columbus Medical Gastroenterology from 2005 to 2008 before joining Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in April 2008. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has a special interest in small bowel endoscopy using balloon and spiral overtube techniques.

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Mihir R Bakhru, MD
Bakhru, Mihir R., MD

Physician

Dr. Mihir Bakhru joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2012 upon completing an Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Through this program he gained expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic pancreato-biliary procedures including cancer staging using ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound. The additional year also gave Dr. Bakhru special training in balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, therapy for Barrett’s esophagus including radiofrequency ablation, among other complex endoscopic procedures. Dr. Bakhru has earned numerous research and clinical awards including the ACG Governor’s Auxiliary Award, Houston award for Distinguished Fellow of Excellence and Distinguished Clinical Educator. Dr. Bakhru has many interests, which include esophageal, biliary and pancreatic disease.

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Bidari, Kiran T., MD

Physician

Dr. Kiran Bidari joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in August 2016 after completing an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2009. He went on to complete an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine as well as a Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Biyani, Prachi S., MD

Physician

Dr. Prachi Biyani joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in October 2016. She earned her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Science in 2010. She went on to complete an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency in 2013 followed by a Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in 2016. Dr. Biyanispecializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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Botkins, Jennifer M., MD

Physician

Dr. Jennifer Botkins joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in August 2016 after completing a Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2009. She went on to complete an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Botkins specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Esophageal Disorders.

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Brogan, Michael D., MD

Physician

Dr. Michael Brogan joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in the fall of 2008 and has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Columbus area since 1986. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Brogan has received numerous honors and awards including being listed in The Best Doctors in America in 1996, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013. He also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University and has published numerous articles and abstracts.

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Castor, John M., MD

Physician

Dr. John Castor was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree from Otterbein College. He joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in 2011 after completing his residency and fellowship training at Duke University. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and has earned a Masters of Health Science (MHS) degree. He serves as a Clinical Faculty Member for the Ohio State University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to general gastroenterology, Dr. Castor has a special interest in esophageal disorders including dysmotility and GERD.

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Edgin, Richard A., MD

Physician

Dr. Richard Edgin founded Columbus Gastroenterology in 1981, which merged with two other practices to form Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 1996. Dr. Edgin is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years.

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James A. Edison, MD
Edison, James A., MD

Physician

Dr. James Edison joined Gastroenterology, Inc. in 1995 after completing his fellowship training at University Hospitals in Cleveland. He was a part of the 1996 merger, consisting of three Columbus area gastroenterology practices, which became Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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Gaible, Ryan B., MD

Physician

Dr. Ryan Gaible joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2011. Dr Gaible is originally from Ohio. He graduated Cum Laude from Miami University before attending University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He then moved to Gainesville, Florida for his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. Twice he was awarded the Resident Teacher of the Year award. He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Ohio State University before returning to Florida to practice in Jacksonville. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and trained in all endoscopic procedures.

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Gibbons, Gregory D., MD

Physician

Dr. Gregory Gibbons joined Columbus Gastroenterology in 1985 upon completing his fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. He was a part of the 1996 merger, consisting of three Columbus area gastroenterology practices, which became Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. He is board certified in Gastroenterology. Dr. Gibbons has a special interest in mentoring future physicians and clinical staff. He serves as a Clinical Instructor for both Riverside Methodist Hospital and The Ohio State University as well as a Clinical Faculty member for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Hennessy, Bruce L., MD

Physician

Dr. Bruce Hennessy joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in April 2008. Prior to joining Ohio Gastroenterology, he worked with Columbus Medical Gastroenterology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has a special interest in small bowel endoscopy using Double Balloon Enteroscopy techniques.

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Hoffman, Seth D., MD

Physician

Dr. Seth Hoffman grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2008 after practicing in Chicago for three years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He currently holds memberships with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Ohio Gastroenterology Society (OGS), Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA), and Columbus Medical Association (CMA).

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Holinga, Julie A., MD

Physician

Dr. Julie Holinga joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in 2011 after completion of her fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Throughout her career, Dr. Holinga has been involved in research studies on a broad range of gastrointestinal diseases including colon cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Isler, Brian M., MD

Physician

Dr. Brian Isler joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2002 upon completion of his fellowship training at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is board certified in Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ohio Gastroenterology Society, Ohio State Medical Association, and the Columbus Medical Association.

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Jochem, Victor J., MD

Physician

Dr. Victor Jochem joined Mid-Ohio Gastroenterology in 1992 upon completion of his fellowship training at The Ohio State University Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He currently serves as the Membership Committee Chair for the Ohio Gastroenterology Society. Dr. Jochem recently performed the first Fecal Microbiota Transplant at our North endoscopy center. This new procedure is used in the treatment of Clostridium difficile.

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Lo, David Y., MD, FACG, FASGE

Physician

Dr. David Lo was born in Ohio. He joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2011 after completing an advanced endoscopy fellowship training program at Maine Medical Center. He is trained in all endoscopic procedures, including ERCP and EUS, as well as the endoscopic management of Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal cancer, and complex pancreaticobiliary disorders. Dr. Lo is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has published several scientific abstracts and articles and is a peer reviewer for the ACG Case Reports Journal and the Annals of Gastroenterology. He also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor for The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Mabee, Christopher L., MD

Physician

Dr. Christopher Mabee joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in 1999 after serving as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University. He has a special interest in liver diseases and liver transplant, which led him to complete a Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center and a Transplantation Hepatology program at Baylor University Medical Center from 1996 to 1998. He has received numerous awards, published several scientific articles, and has co-authored two chapters in textbooks. Dr. Mabee holds certification in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Rohit Makkar, MD
Makkar, Rohit, MD

Physician

Dr. Rohit Makkar joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in June 2014 after completing a Therapeutic Endoscopy program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada. He graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 2005 and went on to complete his Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship training at The Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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Scott M. Miller, MD
Miller, Scott M., MD

Physician

Dr. Scott Miller joined Gastroenterology, Inc. in 1991 upon completing his fellowship training at Ohio State University Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. During Dr. Miller’s fellowship training he researched gastrointestinal peptides with Dr. Thomas O’Dorisio, writing a textbook chapter about peptides and diarrhea. Dr. Miller specializes in the placement of gastric pacemakers.

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Patel, Viral D., MD

Physician

Dr. Viral Patel joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in October 2016 after completing a Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship program at the University of Chicago, NorthShore University HealthSystem. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2010. He went on to complete an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2013. Dr. Patel practices general gastroenterology with a research focus on colonoscopy quality improvement as well as process design and enhancement.

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Ransbottom, Thomas C., MD

Physician

Dr. Thomas Ransbottom joined Mid-Ohio Gastroenterology in 1986 after returning from Florida where he practiced at Kissimmee Medical Center. He was part of the 1996 merger, consisting of three Columbus area gastroenterology practices, which became Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. He is double-board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Ransbottom has received a number of awards for his excellence in educating medical students including Teaching Attending of the Year at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1993 and Dedicated Service in the College of Medicine Educational Programs from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1997.

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Reddy, Raghuram P., MD

Physician

Dr. Raghuram Reddy joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in January 2007. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Reddy specializes in diseases of the pancreas and is one of only four Ohio Gastroenterology physicians who perform Endoscopic Ultrasounds. He has published numerous articles and is an active member of the ACG, AGA, ASGE, OSMA and OGS.

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Priya M. Roy, MD
Roy, Priya M., MD

Physician

Dr. Priya Roy, a native of Northeast Ohio, joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in the fall of 2011 upon completion of her fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is double-board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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David A. Sabol, MD
Sabol, David A., MD

Physician

Dr. David Sabol was born and raised in northeastern Ohio. He joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2004 after completing his fellowship training at the Medical University of South Carolina where he trained under two of his mentors, Dr. Peter Cotton and Dr. Rob Hawes. He lives in the Dublin area with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

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Scherer, John R., MD

Physician

Dr. John R. Scherer joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2014 after completing an advanced endoscopy training program at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. This additional fellowship year provided him with specialized training in advanced endoscopy techniques including endoscopic ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, endoscopic mucosal resection, radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of Barrett’s esophagus, as well as training in esophageal, enteral, and colonic stenting. Dr. Scherer served as the chief fellow at UPMC and has earned numerous honors related to clinical care and research. Dr. Scherer is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is married to Dr. Karolina Zareba, a Cardiologist at The Ohio State University Medical Center, and they have a wonderful son named Christopher.

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Sheets, Richard T., DO

Physician

Dr. Richard Sheets joined Mid-Ohio Gastroenterology in 1995, which merged with two other practices to form Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 1996. He is board certified in Gastroenterology with a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and general gastroenterology. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University and a Clinical Faculty Member at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Sklaw, Brett C., MD

Physician

Dr. Brett Sklaw joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in March 2017. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, graduating with his medical degree in 2009. He went on to…

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Sleesman, Brett W., DO

Physician

Dr. Brett Sleesman joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in August 2016. He earned his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. He went on to complete an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine followed by Fellowship training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at The University of Illinois at Chicago. He is trained to perform Capsule Endoscopy and High Resolution Esophageal Manometry.

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Mark Stechschulte, MD
Stechschulte, Mark, MD

Physician

Dr. Mark Stechschulte (“Dr. Steck”) joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 1998 after being in solo practice in Columbus for two years. He is board certified in Gastroenterology. Dr. Stechschulte is actively involved with multiple professional societies and is the 2012 President-Elect for the Columbus Medical Association. Dr. Stechschulte is married to a physician, Beth Stechschulte, and has two children, Mark W. and Ben.

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Tarigopula, Leena, MD

Physician

Dr. Leena Tarigopula joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2003 after completing an advanced endoscopy training program at The University of Montreal. She is board certified in Gastroenterology and practices general gastroenterology in addition to specializing in endoscopic ultrasound.

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Thomas, Joseph D., MD

Physician

Dr. Joseph Thomas joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2014 after completing his fellowship training program at The Medical University of South Carolina. During his third year of fellowship he received advanced training in Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic mucosal resection, and therapy for Barrett’s esophagus including radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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Brian G. Turner, MD
Turner, Brian G., MD

Physician

Dr. Brian Turner joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in August 2014 following three years of academic practice at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Additionally, he is an advanced fellowship trained interventional gastroenterologist with expertise in ERCP and EUS.

Dr. Turner is a passionate physician who is committed to evidenced-based management of his patient’s and has been an active contributor to the field of gastroenterology through his research efforts.

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John J. Ward, MD
Ward, John J., MD

Physician

Dr. John Ward joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in the fall of 2000 after being in private practice for two years in the Cincinnati area. He is board certified in Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Ohio Gastroenterology Society (OGS), and the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA).

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Wenzke, David J., MD

Physician

Dr. David Wenzke joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. in 2008 after completing his fellowship training at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Wenzke received numerous awards and recognitions during his educational career and professional training. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

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Scott D. Young, MD
Young, Scott. D., MD

Physician

Dr. Scott Young was born in Akron, Ohio. He joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2010 upon completing his fellowship training at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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