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Vedapurisan Viswanathan, M.D. 1

CURRICULUM VITAE Vedapurisan Viswanathan, M.D., F.R.C.P. (London) Date:


Contact Information:

Harford Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. 510 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Suite 416 Bel Air, MD 21014 Tel 443 643 4700 Fax 443 643 4707 Email



1978 Madras University, India


1981 Madras University, India

M.R.C.P (UK)

1987 Royal College of physicians (UK)

Post Graduate Training: Fellowship:



Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.


Internal Medicine


Georgetown University Medical Service D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.


Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology


North tees General Hospital (Teaching) Stockton on tees, U.K.


Bassetlaw Hospitals (Teaching) Worksop, Notts, U.K.

Vedapurisan Viswanathan, M.D. 2


Internal Medicine


Bassetlaw Hospitals (Teaching) Worksop, Notts, U.K.


Internal Medicine


Jawaharlal Institute (Medical School) Pondicherry, India



1991 Internal Medicine-ABIM Valid through 2017


1995 Gastroenterology-ABIM Valid through 2015

Medical Licensure:

State of Maryland, active. 1990

Employment History:

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Harford Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. Bel Air, MD 21014


Consultant Gastroenterologist Georgetown University Department of Medicine D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Academic Appointments: 2009-till present

Clinical Instructor Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Clinical Instructor in Medicine Georgetown School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.


Teaching Associate in Medicine

Vedapurisan Viswanathan, M.D. 3

Georgetown School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. 1988-1989

Tutor in Medicine and Course Director- M.R.C.P. (UK) North Tees General Hospital ,Stockton on Tees, U.K.

Professional Society: Membership:

Royal College of Physicians (UK) American Society of internal Medicine


American College of Physicians American College of Gastroenterology Royal College of Physicians (London) American Gastroenterology Association

Honors and Awards:

1970 National Merit Scholarship

Govt of India

1974 Distinction in Pharmacology

Madras University

1975 Distinction in Pathology

Madras University

1975 Distinction in Microbiology

Madras University

1977 Endowment Prize in Cardiology

Jawaharlal Institute

1981 First Rank in M.D.

Jawaharlal Institute

1991 Best Resident in Medicine

Georgetown Univ.

1991 1st prize, Resident’s symposium Georgetown Univ. Clinical Activities:

Consultant medical service in GI and Hepatology in Harford County, MD Involved in 100% clinical activity and serve as QA director of the Endoscopy Center of our practice. I was able to enforce the following changes in endoscopic practice: a) withdrawal time of colonoscope from cecum to anus of 6 minutes or more, b) following ACG guidelines in adhering to recall time for patients with colon polyp and c) evaluating adenoma detection rate for each gastroenterologist in the practice which has a total of five gastroenterologists.

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Established a Gastroenterology clinic with two endoscopy centers in rural India with active cooperation of gastroenterologists in the UK and USA. The center opened in July, 2009 and consultative and endoscopic services are provided free of cost. I volunteer my time along with others annually for the project. I organized one of the first few medical relief teams to Sri Lanka, when the country was hit by Tsunami and organized medical camps in make shift dispensaries in tsunami affected areas during Feb, 2005. The project won the admiration of Sri Lankan Govt. Administrative Service: Institutional Service 1994-1995

Chairman, Curriculum Committee Georgetown University Medical Service D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.


Member of CME committee, Medical House Staff selection and Faculty advisor committee

Georgetown University Medical Service D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C. National Service 2011 Contributor Self Assessment Test, ACG 2011 2011 Chair, clinical vignette abstract selection Committee ACG National Convention 2011 2010 Chair, Clinical vignette abstract selection committee ACG National Convention 2010 2010 Contributor and Editor Self Assessment Test, ACG 2010

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Member, Educational Affairs Committee

American College of Gastroenterology 2004-2009

Member, Credentials Committee

American College of Gastroenterology 1998 Contributor to the Question Bank ABIM-Gastroenterology Teaching Service 1994-1995

Attending Gastroenterologist


Clerkship tutoring, once a week-2 students

Resident teaching 窶電aily morning rounds 20 residents Publications: Peer Reviewed Journal: J.E. McDonagh, V.V. Nathan, I.C. Bonavia, G.R. Moyle, A.R. Tanner. CafI.C. Bonavia, G.R. Moyle, A.R. Tanner. Caffeine clearance by Enzyme multiplied Immunoassay technique, a simple, inexpensive and useful indicator of liver function, GUT 1991; 32:681-684 V. Viswanathan, D. Fleischer. Esophageal cancer: Diagnosis and treatment. The gastroenterologist 1995, 3:3-13 Proffered Communications: 1994 Gastrointestinal findings in Persian Gulf war veterans: A preliminary reportPoster presentation in ACG meeting at San Francisco, CA 1991 Dialysis related amyloidosis presenting as small intestinal perforation- oral presentation at ACP meeting, Washington, DC 1986 Reversible obstructive uropathy in Systemic Weber Christian Disease- oral presentation at East Midlands Society of Physicians meeting, Sheffield, UK 1981 Dissertation on Gastric function in Diabetes mellitus- submitted to Madras University, India