Dr. Shervin Shafa, MD

Dr. Shervin Shafa, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (877) 303-1462

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Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal bloating
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal liver function
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Procedures I Perform
  • bravo ph test
  • colon polypectomy
  • colonoscopy
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • gastrointestinal cancer screening
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About the Provider

A board-certified gastroenterologist, Shervin Shafa, MD, joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in 2015 as part of its growing multidisciplinary esophageal center.  Concurrently, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology for the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Shafa completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital followed by an advanced fellowship in esophageal disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also trained in advanced therapeutics for malignant and benign lesions of the esophagus. 

Dr. Shafa's research interests include endoscopic techniques and non-invasive methods for diagnosis and management of esophageal conditions.

Dr. Shafa also performs cryoablative therapy for treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancers.

Philosophy of Care

I believe that a multidisciplinary approach is key for the highest quality care and best patient outcomes. In addition to collaborating with other specialists, I also partner with my patients, involving them in decisions on the most appropriate treatments for their unique condition and situation. Lastly, I use the most innovative techniques for the least invasive treatment and fastest recovery for the patients in my care.

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: University of North Carolina Hospitals (2015)
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2014)
  • Internship/Residency: George Washington University Hospital (2011)
  • Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (2007)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Main Building Room 2210
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-8541
    Fax: (877) 303-1462

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital