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Dr. Chadha is a board-certified gastroenterologist and has additional expertise in Interventional and Therapeutic Endoscopy. He serves as the Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at Banner Estrella Medical Centre and also holds a faculty position at University of Arizona. With his experience and expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures, Dr Chadha provides comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative endoscopic interventions in the management of benign and malignant diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, biliary tree and pancreas. He is board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Chadha is an active member and holds the designation of Fellow of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE). Born and raised in India, he completed his undergraduate training at MAMC, University of Delhi, India. He completed his Internal medicine and Gastroenterology fellowship training at State University of New York in Buffalo. He trained in advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, one of the Nation’s best Therapeutic endoscopy Programs. He has done several publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations in National meetings. He has been nominated as TopDoc for gastroenterology in Phoenix in 2019 and 2020 by his peers. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. He enjoys reading, traveling and riding his peloton.
Dr. Ananya Das graduated from Silchar Medical College in 1987, he furthered his medical education at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research as well as Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences of India. He completed fellowships in Gastroenterology with the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, and the University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he went on to complete an additional fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy. He has held academic appointments including former Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale as well as Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, with leadership roles as the Medical Director of EUS at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center’s Virginia Piper Cancer Center and Former Director of Endoscopy at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale. Dr. Das has participated in over 300 research original publications, abstracts, and presentations in the area of advanced endoscopy, EUS and cancer outcomes with research including health disparities. His clinical expertise includes pancreatobiliary disorders, gastrointestinal cancer, esophageal disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer screening and healthcare outcomes. He performs procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), Complex Polypectomy, stent placement, enteroscopy, EGD, and colonoscopy. His wife is also a physician, and his son, who was born in Cleveland, is the “best ever” fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His interests include Tele-Medicine, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, reading books and traveling.
Dr. Rizwan Jafri joins us from Chicago with a background in chemistry & finance. He completed his undergraduate degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then completed his graduate degree in Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, from there he found his interest in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology; where he completed training at Franciscan St. James Health. During his training, he was named intern and resident teacher of the year as well as serving as chief fellow of his class. He has completed an additional fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy with Arizona Centers for Digestive Health. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and maintains memberships in AGA, ASGE, and ACG. His Clinical interests include general GI conditions, pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and hepatology. His Procedural skill set include routine and complex EGD/Colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), luminal stenting, and single balloon enteroscopy. Dr. Jafri believes in quality and compassionate care and takes time to understand the individual needs of his patients. He enjoys watching and playing sports, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Mansur Khan has strived to provide the highest level of medical care to his patients throughout his 35 years of clinical experience in internal medicine and gastroenterology at various institutions. During his 8 years of service with the United States Air Force, Dr. Khan served as Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Scott Air Force Base Medical Center in Belleville, Illinois. During active duty, Major Khan received the National Defense Service Medal for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Upon graduating medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency in internal medicine at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and his clinical fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Connecticut Medical Center. Dr. Khan is board certified in gastroenterology with extensive experience in routine diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including biliary endoscopy. He remains knowledgeable of the most current options in gastrointestinal and hepatology care as a member and fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Khan is a husband of 28 years and a proud father of 3 daughters. He is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.
Dr. Farhoud Khosravi graduated from Nova Southern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa. He completed his residency and fellowship at Midwestern University where he received the awards of Resident, Fellow and Teacher of the year. He went on to complete an additional fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy with Arizona Center for Digestive Health. His clinical interests include pancreatic and biliary disorders, esophageal disease, inflammatory bowel disease and general gastroenterology. With his advanced skill set, he performs procedures including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), Complex Polypectomy, stent placement, enteroscopy, as well as EGD and colonoscopy. He played tennis in college and in his spare time enjoys fitness and mixed martial arts.
Dr. Kim received his undergraduate and medical school degree from Creighton University, and the Creighton University School of Medicine where he went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine. Furthering his education and training, Dr. Kim received his Masters in Clinical Research and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He pursued clinical research at Mayo Clinic Rochester and Scottsdale where he also trained fellows and residents in Gastroenterology, Surgery and Internal Medicine. He has been published in many major GI journals such as Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gut, and Neurogastroenterology & Motility. Dr. Kim joined Arizona Center for Digestive Health after being on staff with both Mayo Clinic Rochester and Scottsdale. His clinical expertise includes the treatment and care of GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal motility as well as colon cancer prevention. With proficiency, he performs procedures such as EGD, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), cryoablation, enteroscopy, therapeutic EGD, video capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. Outside of the office, Dr. Kim enjoys sports such as basketball and tennis and likes to travel with his wife and two kids.
Dr. Patrick Lam is Board Certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Gastroenterology. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Lam achieved a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lam then completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Following his Residency, Dr. Lam completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. He is trained in diagnostic and therapeutic gastroenterology procedures such as colonoscopy and upper endoscopy, as well as advanced procedures such as enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography). Dr. Lam recognizes the importance of staying current on the latest advancements in gastroenterology and internal medicine and as such, he maintains memberships in The American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Besides English, Dr. Lam speaks Vietnamese.
Dr. Nelson H. Lim graduated with Honors in Internal Medicine from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2002. During his residency at LLUMC in Southern California, he earned the prestigious “resident of the year” award. After his residency, he was appointed as the Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. As a clinical instructor, he supervised numerous resident physicians, interns, and medical students. It was through this challenging experience that Dr. Lim garnered his leadership and clinical skills. He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at LLUMC. As a trainee at LLUMC, he authored a research screening protocol for hepatitis B in Asian-American communities in Southern California which raised one of the largest industry supported research grants at that time. He was also appointed as chief gastroenterology fellow during his training. Dr. Lim has served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at LLU School of Medicine and is currently a clinical supervisor for A.T. Still University. He has multiple publications in national medical journals such as the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and has presented at major national gastroenterology conferences and served on national encephalopathy panels. His clinical expertise encompasses standard endoscopic procedures, video capsule endoscopy, GI bleeds, Hepatitis B, and various gastroenterological and liver diseases. He performs procedures such as EGD, single-balloon enteroscopy, therapeutic ERCP, spyglass cholangioscopy, video capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. He is the first gastroenterologist to be honored with ‘The Golden Thread Award’ at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, which recognizes physicians who provide ‘radical loving care’ and dedication to patients. Outside of the office, Dr. Lim enjoys basketball, volleyball, and snowboarding with his wife and four beautiful children.
Dr. Mellen grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. The son of a physician, he is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of internal medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology. He obtained a bachelor of science in the biological basis of behavior from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as a medical doctor from the State University of New York, he completed an internal medicine residency and Chief Residency at the Unive sity of California. then, He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical / Good Samaritan University Medical Center. his main area interests include colon cancer screening and prevention, inflammatory bowel disease and liver / biliary disorders. Dr. Mellen is married with two kids. In his spare time, Jon enjoys basketball (and is the most fervent Phoenix Suns fan), exercising and hanging out with his loving wife and children.
Dr. Mustafa Nawaz graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012 after earning his undergraduate at Loyola University and master’s degree from RUSH University. Dr. Nawaz completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Franciscan St. James Health. During his training, he was awarded Mentor of the Year and served as Chief Fellow of his class. He has completed an additional fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy with the Arizona Center for Digestive Health. Dr. Nawaz is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is a member of the AGA, ASGE, and ACG. His clinical interests include pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology and general GI conditions. His procedural skill set includes routine and complex EGD and colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), luminal stenting and single balloon enteroscopy. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Kandarp Patel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Gastroenterology. Dr. Patel has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics, a Master of Physiology and Biophysics, and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed an internal medicine residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. To further his knowledge, he accepted a Fellowship in Gastroenterology with Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. Dr. Patel, like his partners, believes in the same founding principles of commitment to quality and compassionate care. To stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in gastroenterology and internal medicine, he maintains memberships in many professional organizations, such as the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterology Association, and Arizona Gastroenterology Society. Dr. Patel is trained in gastrointestinal endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound and capsule endoscopy. He speaks English and Gujarati. He looks forward to providing each patient quality care.
Dr. Hector Rodriguez-Luna is committed to providing his patients with the best gastrointestinal care. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine and American Board of Gastroenterology. Following medical school, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in Louisiana, and fellowship training in gastroenterology, liver diseases and liver transplantation at the VA/Good Samaritan Medical Center and Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Rodriguez-Luna is certified in general gastroenterology procedures, such as colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.as well as advanced procedures such as enteroscopy, capsule endoscopies, Endoluminal Fundoplication™, and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography). He also has special training in liver transplantation, liver diseases, and pancreatobiliary disorders. To stay knowledgeable of the latest treatment options available in the field, he maintains professional membership with the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. A published author, Dr. Rodriguez’s articles have appeared in multiple peer-review journal publications and book chapters of international prestige on liver diseases and gastroenterology. Some journals where he has published are Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Clinics in Liver Diseases, and Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica (Italy). His research has been focused on: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, State of the art imaging techniques and capsule endoscopy, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Diseases, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver Transplantation and Portal and splenic vein thrombosis. In addition to medicine, on a pivot, Dr. Rodriguez-Luna is an amateur computer programmer and with his physician precision and entrepreneurial spirit, he has co-founded a blockchain based technology company that was recently featured at “The Shark Tank”. He is married and a happy dad with two little doggies. In his spare time, he volunteers in local, not-for-profits, dog rescues and travels the world. He is fluent is English, Spanish and Italian.
Dr. Mankanwal Singh Sachdev graduated with his undergraduate and medical school degree from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Punjab, India. He completed a fellowship in hepatology and liver transplant at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, followed by his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Tennessee. He then went on to complete an additional year of training at Northwestern University, Chicago in therapeutic and advanced endoscopy as well as hepatology, completing his training in 2010. He held academic positions as an assistant professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee, and an instructor of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago. Currently, he is an assistant professor of Medicine at both Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Arizona. Dr. Sachdev is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, offering consultative expertise in all general GI, liver and pancreatobiliary disorders. He is a leading provider of complex and basic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), stent placement, complex polypectomy, EGD, and colonoscopy. Dr. Sachdev is married with two kids, and in his spare time enjoys basketball, football, swimming, and reading.
Dr. Ashesh H. Sanghvi graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India with distinction in 1990. Before starting his subspecialty training in Gastroenterology, he worked as a Clinical Associate at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. From there he went on to complete his Gastroenterology fellowship at Rush University Medical School/Cook County Hospital in Chicago, with further advanced therapeutic endoscopy training at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Sanghvi joined Arizona Center for Digestive Health after working with Yuma Gastroenterology for over 16 years. He has extensive experience in managing patients with chronic conditions like Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and inflammatory bowel disease, and his highly proficient in basic and advanced therapeutic endoscopy procedures including therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), complex stricture dilations, complex polypectomy, stent placement, EGD, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy. Over the years, Dr. Sanghvi has served as Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Yuma Regional Medical Center, and later as a member of their Quality committee. He has also held academic positions teaching PA students at A.T. Still University in Mesa, and residents of Internal Medicine at Maricopa County Hospital. He is married with 2 children and enjoys hiking, mountain biking and reading in his spare time.
Dr. Michael Shapiro has been practicing in Scottsdale, AZ since 1990. He is a board-certified gastroenterologist and graduate of NYU Medical School. He completed his fellowship with the Harvard Medical School Brigham & Women’s Hospital and from there began his career at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale where he served as an assistant professor of medicine and the director of the GI motility laboratory. He is a member of the American Gastrointestinal Association, the American College of Gastroenterologists and the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. His clinical expertise and passion are in the diagnosis and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He was the first physician in Arizona to receive recognition by the American Gastrointestinal Association as a Bridges to Excellence provider by demonstrating a commitment to quality care to patients with Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor of America many times over the years including 2020. Dr. Shapiro performs Colonoscopy and EGD procedures and provides comprehensive care in the areas of gastrointestinal cancer, esophageal disease, colon cancer screening and inflammatory bowel disease. Michael S. Shapiro, MD has been practicing in Scottsdale, AZ since 1990. The practice provides comprehensive medical services within the field of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease to the Phoenix Metropolitan, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Peoria and surrounding communities.
Dr. Virender K. Sharma graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He completed his subspecialty training in gastroenterology and hepatology, completing his fellowship at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. He completed course work for a Master of Public Health Degree at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Prior to founding AZCDH, Dr. Sharma was a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Medical School and consultant in the division of gastroenterology. Dr. Sharma founded and was the past director of the multidisciplinary Esophageal Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He served as vice-chair of gastroenterology research at the Mayo Clinic. Prior to joining the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sharma was an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. Dr. Sharma has performed extensive research in the areas of acid-peptic diseases, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer, performing procedures including EGD, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), photodynamic therapy (PDT), endoscopic mucosal resections (EMR), complex stricture dilations, small bowel enteroscopy, therapeutic ERCP and enteral stent placement and colonoscopy. Dr. Sharma has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, research abstracts, and presentations. He is co-author on use of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Upper GI Bleeding National Institute for Health Research’s Health Technology Assessment report. He has a keen interest in medical education and is a regular speaker at regional, national, and international educational symposia and hands-on training workshops.
Dr. Soloman was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She graduated suma cum laude with B.S. in Pharmacy from St. John’s University (2000), and obtained her Doctor of Osteopathy with honors from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2004). Upon completing her internal medicine training at Case Western Reserve University at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland (2007), she pursued an additional year with the distinguished honor of Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor for the department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve/Metrohealth. At that point she was recognized with an award of excellence in teaching. She then completed her Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship training (2011) also at Case Western Reserve/Metrohealth, and was distinguished as “Fellow of the year” upon graduation. During her fellowship training she was actively involved in research, clinical trials, and was published in distinguished gastroenterology journals. Dr. Soloman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as The American Board of Gastroenterology. She is a member of the AOA, AGA, ASGE, and ACG. She enjoys biking, theater, orchestra, and vacationing with her husband and two girls. With great enthusiasm for community service, Dr. Soloman spends time serving the youth at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church, volunteering at Great Hearts Academy, speaking to communities raising awareness for colorectal cancer screening and supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Soloman also prides herself in her fluency in the Arabic language, her enthusiasm to teach, and her great compassion for patient care. With a vast knowledge in the general principles of gastroenterology/hepatology, she expresses a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, capsule endoscopy, and GERD.
Wendy Beltran, FNP is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with the specialty in Gastroenterology since 2008. She is a native of Texas and has been residing in Arizona since 1998. After graduating from Arizona State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she worked as a registered nurse in perioperative services (Preoperative & PACU) and medical-surgical department. She then studied at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona obtaining a Masters in Nursing with emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2008. Upon graduation, she received certification from American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to joining our practice, Wendy worked for 3 years as an inpatient gastrointestinal Nurse Practitioner at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center. In the fall of 2011, she joined Gastrointestinal & Liver Disease Center. As a nurse practitioner, she works in collaboration with the physicians to care for adults with a variety of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. She has had extensive training in gastroenterology by her collaborating gastroenterologists. She also has experience in family practice in the outpatient urgent care setting. Wendy’s expertise involves diagnosing, treating and managing digestive disorders. She has experience in managing inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic/biliary disease, Celiac disease, GERD, liver disease, to include management and treatment of hepatitis C, steatohepatitis, and cirrhosis. She sees patients in the outpatient clinic. She is currently a member in good standing of American Gastroenterology Association. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Robert is an NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant who originates from the great state of Montana. Robert completed his Physician Assistant Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees through the United States Air Force Interservice Physician Assistant Program which is accredited by University of Nebraska Medical College. Robert is a retired Major from the United States Air Force after completing 26 years of service. While he was in the Air Force he served as a Special Operational Medic, serving multiple deployments and humanitarian missions. In September 2007 he completed his Physician Assistant training, after which Robert deployed multiple times and provided humanitarian assistance in several locations in Central America. As a Physician Assistant at Luke Air Force Base Arizona, Robert served as a practitioner in Family and Flight Medicine. Since moving on from the United States Air Force in Oct 2015 Robert joined Phoenix GI Consultants and brings with him many skills and a passion for excellence in medicine. Robert is an honest, compassionate and very caring provider and will continue to provide the best care for the patients in our GI practice.
Ms. Harrel joined Arizona Center for Digestive Health in 2015. Raised in Arizona, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University and returned to Arizona to complete her Master’s Degree in Medical Science from Midwestern University. She is NCCPA Certified and has a clinical interest in IBD. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, reading books and spending time with her two labs.
Josh Hesson, PA, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with specialization in Gastroenterology. An Arizona native from Gilbert, Arizona, Josh attended Arizona State University where he earned a BS in Kinesiology and Psychology. Josh then attended A.T. Still University for his MPAS in Physician Assistant Studies. Following his Masters training, Josh worked with a family medicine practice in central California before joining Arizona Centers for Digestive Health in 2018. In his spare time Josh enjoys hiking, traveling, obstacle races, volleyball, and time with family and friends.
Lina Kay PA-C has been working with Dr. Shapiro since 2011. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from ASU and completed her Physician Assistant program at College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA. She has 10 years of experience in primary care with a particular interest in the management and treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, preventative medicine, and nutrition. Ms. Kay has specialized in Gastroenterology and has developed expertise in the care of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease patients. She also treats small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease (GERD), dyspepsia, candida and eosinophilic esophagitis.
Anne joined Arizona Centers for Digestive Health in August 2018. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the AANP. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona 2009 and later received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2013. Prior to joining AZCDH she worked as a Registered Nurse on the Liver and Kidney Specialty Care and Transplant Units (PCU and Medical Surgical) at Banner-University Medical Center-Phoenix where she received numerous Daisy Award nominations and won The Daisy Award March 2017. During her time as an acute care nurse she was also featured on Catalyst, an Arizona PBS prime-time series exploring cutting-edge research, in an episode focused on nursing burnout. She then obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Grand Canyon University in 2018. While away from patient care Anne loves to garden outside and spend time with her family, husband and fluffy golden retriever.
Ms. Salcedo joined Arizona Center for Digestive Health in May of 2017. She graduated from Wichita State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in both Cardiac and Medical Intensive Care Unit for seven years. She then obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona with a focus in adult-geriatric acute care in 2016. Upon graduation, she received certification from American Nurses Credentialing Center. Rachel is the proud mother of twins, in her spare time enjoys traveling, fitness, and spending time with family.
Matthew Shannon, PA, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with specialization in Gastroenterology. An Arizona native from Tempe, Arizona, Matt attended Arizona State University where he earned a BS in Biological Sciences. While at ASU he worked as a CNA specializing in caregiving for adults with Alzheimers and other types of dementia. He then attended Northern Arizona University where he earned his MPAS in Physician Assistant Studies. Matt joined the Arizona Centers for Digestive Health in 2017. In his spare time Matt enjoys traveling, hiking, and backpacking with family and friends.
Brooke Wilson, AGACNP-BC is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with a special focus on treating the adult population into advanced age. After graduating from Mesa Community College with an Associate of Science in Nursing, Brooke went on to earn both her Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Nursing from Grand Canyon University with a focus in adult-geriatric acute care. She is an Arizona native who was born and raised in Payson, then moved to the Phoenix area in 2009. Brooke began her nursing career as an registered nurse specializing in intensive care. She joined Arizona Centers for Digestive Health in 2018. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Ethan was born & raised in Mesa, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University where he received his Undergraduate Degree, he then went on to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona where he received his BA in Biomedical Sciences with a Minor in Chemistry. Ethan then completed his educational studies at A.T. Still University back in Mesa, Arizona where he obtained his Master's as a Certified Physician Assistant. Ethan began his career in Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, assisting in various therapeutic and minimally invasive Orthopedic procedures. Ethan joined Arizona Centers for Digestive Health in the early year of 2020 with a strong interest in Digestive Diseases, Advanced Therapeutic Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine. In his free time, Ethan enjoys playing multiple sports with friends, walking his dog Kona, and spending quality time with his girlfriend Paige. A few of his favorites are boating on Lake Powell in the hot Arizona summer & snowboarding in Pinetop during the Winter.
Jennifer La France is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. After graduating from Mesa/Boswell Community College with her Associate Degree in Nursing, she then went on to graduate with high honors from Grand Canyon University with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Nursing. As a registered nurse, Jennifer has over 10 years of experience practicing in progressive care and intensive care units. Jennifer joined Arizona Centers for Digestive Health in 2020. She is an Arizona native, born and raised in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. When she is away from the office she enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her 5 children and husband.