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Richard Benya
M.D.
  • Professor
  • Medical Director, GI Labs
  • Gastroenterology
Specialties
General Gastroenterology, Diarrheal Illnesses, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Obesity
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Research Summary

My clinical research focuses on 1), designing approaches to better diagnose early colon cancers; and 2), the effect of race and income disparities on colon cancer formation.

Education
Medical School
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Residency
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Internal Medicine: General
Fellowship
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Gastroenterology
Biography

After fellowship training in gastroenterology (GI) I spent 4 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Digestive Diseases Branch, specializing on GI cancers and hormones. I have always had a strong interest in performing endoscopic procedures, and have been involved in the design of a number of novel techniques for the identification of early cancers in the colon including aberrant crypt foci.

Interests
  • Architectural History
  • Cooking