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Richard Gelfand, M.D.

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Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)

Male

Expertise: Colitis, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Crohn's Disease, Gastroenterology, Hepatitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Peg Placement, Upper Endoscopy ...read more

Locations

Capital Digestive Care and Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group
Appointment Phone: 301-493-5210

10215 Fernwood Road
Suite 404
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 301-493-5210
Fax: 301-493-5479

Background

Originally from New York, Dr. Richard Gelfand, received his undergraduate degree in 1975 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He continued his education at Georgetown University Medical School, where he graduated in 1979 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

In addition to research projects and publications, Dr. Gelfand has performed Peer Review for the Maryland State Medical Society and is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee at Suburban Endoscopy Center. He is also active on the lecture circuit to both lay and professional audiences, including speaking to community groups and teaching Gastroenterology Board Review courses for other physicians. Dr. Gelfand has been recognized by his peers as a “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian magazine.

Dr. Gelfand is married with three children and enjoys spending time with his family. His other interests include tennis, basketball and coaching youth soccer.

To learn more about Dr. Richard Gelfand, visit  CapitalDigestiveCare.com.

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Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Medicine at Suburban Hospital

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1979)

Residencies

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1982)

Fellowships

  • George Washington University Hospital / Gastroenterology (1984)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology (1985)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1982)

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian magazine, 2014
  • Peer Review, Maryland State Medical Society

Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Bethesda Endoscopy Center
  • Chevy Chase Endoscopy Center
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Committee at Suburban Endoscopy Center
  • Montgomery County Medical Society
  • William Earl Clark Society (Washington Society of Gastroenterology)
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