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Welcome from the Division Director Dr. Ronnie Fass

The division of gastroenterology and hepatology at MetroHealth Medical center has a very long tradition of being at the cutting edge of many areas in gastroenterology and heapatology. Our mission is to deliver a compassionate, outstanding and up-to-date care to our patients. Our dedicated faculty thrives to provide the highest quality of health care to all those who need our help. The division has a very strong group of endoscopists who are proficient in all types of GI procedures, including ERCP and EUS. Furthermore, our faculty has interest in a wide range of GI disorders with dedicated clinics to Liver diseases, esophageal and swallowing disorders and nutrition. In addition to endoscopic procedures, the division also provides other unique tests, such as capsule endoscopy, Helicobacter Pylori testing, Breath test, a variety of motility tests, liver biopsy and others. Our liver program has been at the forefront of treatment and research of liver diseases for many years. Our GI motility unit and clinic and their focus on esophageal and swallowing disorders is unique to the Cleveland area.

MetroHealth Medical center is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and thus all our faculty hold academic positions in the medical school. Consequently, we are dedicated to the teaching of medical students and residents as well as training of the next generation of gastroenterologists. Moreover, research of liver and GI disorders has been and remained one of the pillars of our division.
In the near future, the division will continue to grow in the number of faculty members, unique procedures and therapeutic modalities that it provides specialized clinics (including inflammatory bowel disease and functional bowel disorders) and research interest and funding. It is a very exciting time for our division as it continues to expand in all aspects of GI and liver diseases. However, patient satisfaction will always remain our number one goal.


Ronnie Fass MD
Director Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Head of Esophageal and Swallowing Center
MetroHealth Medical Center

2014 MetroHealth Gastroenterology Staff