J Harold Harrison MD Dist Univ Chr in Gastro
Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Gastroenterology
Dr. Rao came to Augusta University in September 2011 as Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and the new founding Director of the Digestive Health Center.
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North Carolina Physician License
North Carolina Medical Board, 2022
American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) 166577
University of Iowa, 1998
American Board of Internal Medicine (Int. Med) 166577
University of Iowa, 1996
PhD (sheffield), University of Sheffield, (UK)
United Kingdom, 1987
MRCP (UK), Royal college of Physicians, London, (UK)
United Kingdom, 1982
LRCP, MRCS; Conjoint Board, London, UK
United Kingdom, 1979
State of Georgia, 2011
Georgia Physician License 66739
Augusta University, 2011
Awards & Honors
Josephine & Michael Camilleri, MD Distinguished Lecture in Neurogastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association, 2022
Distinguished Mentor & Educator Award
American College of Gastroenterology, 2021
Ray Clouse, MD, and Washington University Distinguished Visiting Professor
Washington University, 2021
Medical College of Georgia Mentoring Excellence Award
Augusta University Medical Center, 2021
ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professor
ACG Institute, University of Miami, Florida, 2017
Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year
Provide leadership as Program Director.
Host motility workshops & serve as visiting professor.
Advanced teaching/training techniques for education & video conferencing.
Selected Recent Publications
- A Modest solution for Pediatric Constipation, 2022
- A Single Fasting Exhaled Methane Level Correlates with Fecal Methanogen Load, Clinical Symptoms and Accurately Detects Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth, 2022
- Bacterial Overgrowth and Lactose Intolerance: How To Best Assess, 2022
- Constipation in the Older Adult: Update, 2022
- Constipation, Hemorrhoids and Anorectal Disorders in Pregnancy, 2022
Neuromodulation Therapy for Fecal Incontinence.
Biofeedback Therapy for Dyssynergic Defecation.
Complete 10-Plus on-going research projects.