Sumona Bhattacharya, MD, is an inflammatory bowel disease specialist, gastroenterologist, and assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a major in anthropology and a minor in biology. She then earned her medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Bhattacharya then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine/National Institutes of Health Clinical Scholars Program in Baltimore/Bethesda, MD. Here, her research focused on rare diseases including inflammatory bowel disease caused by chronic granulomatous disease.
To gain additional expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, she completed a second fellowship in advanced inflammatory bowel diseases at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine in New York, NY. There she also continued her focus on clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease on topics such as dysplasia risk factors and outcomes, venous thromboembolism risk, radiographic imaging, obesity, and surgical outcomes in elderly patients. Overall, Dr. Bhattacharya has published numerous medical articles in nationally-recognized journals, presented research at international and national conferences, as well as, authored editorials, reviews, and book chapters on inflammatory bowel disease and gastroenterology.
Dr. Bhattacharya's clinical focus is in inflammatory bowel disease, comprising of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as general gastroenterology and hepatology. She believes every patient deserves individualized and compassionate care that is up to date with the latest guidelines and research. She is a member of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.