Dr. Garud holds a combined bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree from the Government Medical College and Hospital at Nagpur University in Nagpur, India, where he graduated first in his class. While there, he served as a representative for the student council, as well as a member of the editorial board for the “Spandan” – an annual magazine published by the University’s medical college.
After moving to the United States, Dr. Garud received a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Mass., where he also received a Presidential Scholarship award. He then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School in Boston. After completing a fellowship in gastroenterology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Garud returned to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to complete a second fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy.
Dr. Garud has received various academic honors, including the 2008 Presidential Poster Award at the American College of Gastroenterology’s annual international conference and the 2010 American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Video Editing Scholarship Award. He has been widely published and has contributed to several book chapters on a variety of GI topics, including ulcerative colitis, Barrett’s esophagus, chronic pancreatitis and acute diarrhea. Dr. Garud is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
In addition to general gastroenterology, he has a special interest in Barrett’s esophagus, pancreato-biliary diseases, bariatrics and gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Garud also has expertise in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), radiofrequency ablation, as well as single- and double-balloon enteroscopy, and will perform procedures at the Advanced Center for GI Therapeutics.
He joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2013.
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