Physicians

Arlin, Scott W., MD

Physician

Dr. Scott Arlin joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2008. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Columbus area since 2005. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowshio training at Ohio State. Dr. Arlin has a special interest in double balloon enteroscopy and ERCP procedures.

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Bakhru, Mihir R., MD

Physician

Dr. Mihir Bakhru joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2012 after completion of an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bakhru earned his medical degree from St. George’s University. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where he received the prestigious ACG Governor’s Auxiliary Award. He subsequently completed his fellowship at the University of Virginia, where he received the Houston award for Distinguished Fellow of Excellence and Distinguished Clinical Educator. He was selected to be a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) in 2016. Dr. Bakhru has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Bhatia, Ruchi MD

Physician

Dr. Ruchi Bhatia joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in September 2018 after completing her Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2011 and then completed her residency and fellowship at Saint Louis University Hospital. She has received multiple awards from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) and remains an active member. Dr. Bhatia has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of liver diseases and liver transplantation.

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Bidari, Kiran T., MD

Physician

Dr. Kiran Bidari joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in August 2016 after completing an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State in 2009. He subsequently completed his residency and fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Bidari has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Biyani, Prachi S., MD

Physician

Dr. Prachi Biyani joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group 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 her residency and fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Biyani has a special interest in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal disorders.

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Botkins, Jennifer M., MD

Physician

Dr. Jennifer Botkins joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in August 2016. She earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Ohio State and her fellowship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Botkins has a special interest 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 2008. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Columbus area since 1986. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State in 1978. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. He subsequently completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Brogan has received numerous honors and awards including being listed in The Best Doctors in America in 1996, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

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Castor, John M., MD

Physician

Dr. John Castor joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2011. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency and fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Castor has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal disorders. He is the group’s principal investigator for several research studies related to esophageal disorders.

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Edison, James A., MD

Physician

Dr. James Edison began practicing gastroenterology in 1995. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He subsequently completed his residency and fellowship 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.

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Gaible, Ryan B., MD

Physician

Dr. Ryan Gaible joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2011. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency at the University of Florida. He then went on to complete his fellowship at Ohio State. Dr. Gaible is the principal investigator for several research studies for the group.

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Govani
Govani, Shail, MD

Physician

Dr. Shail Govani joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2019. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 2014. He earned his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He subsequently completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Govani has a special interest in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Hennessy, Bruce L., MD

Physician

Dr. Bruce Hennessy joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2008. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Columbus area since 2005. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowship training at Ohio State. He is the Section Chair of Gastroenterology and Director of Endoscopy at Riverside Methodist Hospital. On a national level, he is on the Board of Directors for the Digestive Health Network and on the ASGE Health and Public Policy Committee. Dr. Hennessy has a special interest in double balloon enteroscopy procedures.

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Hoffman, Seth D., MD

Physician

Dr. Seth Hoffman joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2008 after practicing in Chicago for three years. He earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. He subsequently completed his fellowship at Loyola University in Maywood, IL. He is the Director of Endoscopy at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.

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Holinga, Julie A., MD

Physician

Dr. Julie Holinga joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2011. She earned her medical degree at Ohio State. She completed her residency at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She subsequently completed her fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Holinga has a special interest in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal disorders.

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Isler, Brian M., MD

Physician

Dr. Brian Isler joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2002. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Isler has a special interest in double balloon enteroscopy procedures.

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Jochem, Victor J., MD

Physician

Dr. Victor Jochem has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 1992. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinatti. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed his fellowship at Ohio State. Dr. Jochem was a part of the 1996 merger, consisting of three Columbus area gastroenterology practices, which became Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. He currently serves as President for the Ohio Gastroenterology Society. Dr. Jochem has a special interest in fecal microbiota transplantation.

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Lo, David Y., MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF

Physician

Dr. David Lo joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2011 after completing an advanced endoscopy fellowship training program at Maine Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He then completed his residency at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lo was selected by his peers to be a Fellow of the ACG in 2016, Fellow of the ASGE in 2017, and Fellow of the AGA in 2018. He has lectured and performed endoscopic demonstrations nationally and internationally. He has published several scientific abstracts and articles and is a peer reviewer for the Annals of Gastroenterology and American College of Gastroenterology Case Reports Journal. Dr. Lo serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the principal investigator for research studies related to gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Lo has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Makkar, Rohit, MD

Physician

Dr. Rohit Makkar joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in June 2014 after completing an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He then completed his residency and fellowship training at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Makkar has a special interest in double balloon enteroscopy and ERCP procedures.

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Marty M. Meyer MD
Marty M. Meyer MD

Physician

Dr. Marty Meyer joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2018. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Columbus area since 2009. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowshio training at Ohio State. He was selected by his peers to become a Fellow of the AGA in 2017 and a Fellow of the ACG in 2018. Dr. Meyer has a special interest in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.

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

Physician

Dr. Scott Miller has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 1991. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowship training at Ohio State. Dr. Miller was a part of the 1996 merger, consisting of three Columbus area gastroenterology practices, which became Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc.

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Ransbottom, Thomas C., MD

Physician

Dr. Thomas Ransbottom has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 1984. He was part of the 1996 merger, consisting of three Columbus area gastroenterology practices, which became Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowship training at Ohio State.

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Reddy, Raghuram P., MD

Physician

Dr. Raghuram Reddy joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2007 after completing his Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his residency at Michigan State. He has served in various leadership positions including Section Chair of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Director at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Dr. Reddy has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Rogers, Melinda MD

Physician

Dr. Melinda Rogers joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2018 after completing an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the UCLA. She earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. She went on to complete her residency and fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Rogers has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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

Physician

Dr. Priya Roy joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2011. She earned her medical degree at Ohio State. She completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess / Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She subsequently completed her fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roy has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal disorders.

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

Physician

Dr. David Sabol joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2004. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, OH. He then completed his residency and fellowship training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

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Scherer, John R., MD

Physician

Dr. John Scherer joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2014 after completing an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Sheets, Richard T., DO

Physician

Dr. Richard Sheets has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Columbus area since 1995. He was part of the 1996 merger, consisting of three Columbus area gastroenterology practices, which became Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. He earned his medical degree from Ohio University. He completed his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He then completed his fellowship at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. He currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Sklaw, Brett C., MD

Physician

Dr. Brett Sklaw joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2017. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 2015. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He completed his residency and fellowship at Ohio State. Dr. Sklaw has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal disorders.

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Sleesman, Brett W., DO

Physician

Dr. Brett Sleesman joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2016. He earned his medical degree from Ohio University. He went on to complete his residency and fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the Education Chair for the Ohio Gastroenterology Society. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal and anorectal disorders.

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Stechschulte, Mark, MD

Physician

Dr. Mark Stechschulte joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 1998 after being in solo practice in Columbus for two years. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowship training at Ohio State. Dr. Stechschulte has served in several leadership positions including President of the Columbus Medical Association, Chairman of the Board for Mount Carmel Health Partners and in various capacities with the Ohio State Medical Association.

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Tarigopula, Leena, MD

Physician

Dr. Leena Tarigopula joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2003 after completing an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at The University of Montreal. She completed her residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She then completed her fellowship at the University of Louisville. She has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Thomas, Joseph D., MD

Physician

Dr. Joseph Thomas joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2014. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He then completed his residency and fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

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Turner, Brian G., MD

Physician

Dr. Brian Turner joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2014. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 2011. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He subsequently completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He then went on to complete an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, MA. He has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Jon Walker
Walker, Jon, MD, MS

Physician

Dr. Jon Walker joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2019. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Columbus area since 2008. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and subsequently completed his residency and fellowship at Ohio State. He went on to complete an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Walker has a special interest in complex endoscopy procedures and the management of pancreas and biliary tract disorders.

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Ward, John J., MD

Physician

Dr. John Ward joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2000. He has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 1998. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowship training at Ohio State. He is currently the Director of Endoscopy at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. Dr. Ward has a special interest in double balloon enteroscopy procedures.

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Wenzke, David J., MD

Physician

Dr. David Wenzke joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2008. after completing his fellowship training at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He completed his medical school, residency and fellowship training at Ohio State. Dr. Wenzke has a special interest in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Young, Scott. D., MD

Physician

Dr. Scott Young joined Ohio Gastroenterology Group in 2010. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State. He then completed his residency at the University of Michigan and returned to Ohio to complete his fellowship at Ohio State. Dr. Young is the Director of Endoscopy at Mt. Carmel Grove City. He has a special interest in ERCP procedures.

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