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Shailesh C. Kadakia, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.C.G., F....

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Shailesh Kadakia, M.D., has been practicing gastroenterology since 1985 when he completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. In July 2001, he retired from the U.S. Army as colonel. While in the Army, Kadakia served as the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program director at the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio and as a consultant to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army in Gastroenterology for five years. He was also the chief of the department and the director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at BAMC. Kadakia currently holds an academic appointment at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as the clinical professor of medicine.

In August 2001, Kadakia started a private practice with Gabriel A. Magraner, M.D. Currently, Kadakia is with the Institute of Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases where he treats patients with esophageal, gastric, small intestinal, colorectal, liver and pancreatic diseases. He is well experienced in many gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures such as upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP (examination and treatment of the bile duct and pancreatic duct problems) and endoscopic ultrasound. He also has expertise in esophageal manometry, esophageal acid testing, capsule endoscopy and liver biopsy. Kadakia is also board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and critical care medicine.

Kadakia has also been an active researcher for more than 17 years, with more than 60 scientific papers, book chapters and review articles being published. Kadakia is currently involved in Hepatitis C research. He also gives lectures and seminars on various topics such as acid reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Honors and Awards:

  • "Trainee's Research Award": Awarded by the William Beaumont Society, Oct 1986
  • "Best Teacher" Award: Awarded by the housestaff, Department of Medicine, Letterman - Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California, 1987
  • "Eddy Palmer Endoscopy Award". Awarded by the William Beaumont Society, Nov 1993
  • "Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award": Awarded by the medical students, University of Texas health Science Center at San Antonio, 1997
  • "Master Teacher in Gastroenterology Award". Awarded by the William Beaumont Society, November 2000


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, Gastroenterology Research Group
  • Member, American Association of Indian Gastroenterologists
  • Member, Texas Medical association
  • Member, Bexar County Medical Society

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