Faculty

UConn Health

Roopjeet Bath, M.B.B.S.

Roopjeet Bath, M.B.B.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine, is a graduate of Monash University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Legacy Emanuel Hospital and gastroenterology fellowship training at the UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Bath is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise are women’s health, nutrition and liver disease.

John W. Birk, M.D., FACG

John W. Birk, M.D., FACG, Program Director and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, is a graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Birk is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. His area of expertise is advanced endoscopy, and his research includes clinical outcome studies and new endoscopy techniques. Dr. Birk has been involved with endoscope design and endoscopy reporting software design for many years.

Joel Levine, M.D.

Joel Levine, M.D., Founding Director, Colon Cancer Prevention Program, is a graduate of the State University of New York Downstate. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Levine is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Houman Rezaizadeh, M.D.

Houman Rezaizadeh, M.D., Site Director and Director of UConn’s Esophageal Disease Center, is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and gastroenterology fellowship training at the UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Rezaizadeh is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. His areas of expertise are Barrett’s esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Haleh Vaziri, M.D.

Haleh Vaziri, M.D., Associate Program Director and Director of UConn’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, is a graduate of Tehran University School of Medicine. She completed residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and gastroenterology fellowship training at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Vaziri is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Her area of expertise is health maintenance in IBD.

George Y. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

George Y. Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research and Director of Hepatology, is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed residency training at Harlem Hospital Center and gastroenterology fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Wu is board-certified in internal medicine and is an expert in the treatment and study of viral hepatitis.