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Digestive Disease Specialist Joins Wheeling Hospital

May 29, 2020

WHEELING, WV – Dr. John Nasr, who specializes in gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy, has joined Wheeling Hospital. Nasr is a nationwide leader in ERCP and interventional EUS, and is widely known and published both nationally and internationally. He also is involved in several cutting edge projects related to endoscopic advancement and device development.

Douglass Harrison, Wheeling Hospital CEO, said, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Nasr join us here at Wheeling Hospital. He is a great example of the level of physician talent that we are now recruiting. Patients come from multiple states, including West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, just to see him and will now be coming to Wheeling for their care.

“As we have stated over and over, the goal is to not have patients travel long distances for care. With Dr. Nasr joining us, patients no longer have to travel for advanced endoscopic procedures.”

Nasr also specializes in pancreatic and bilary disorders. Referring physicians are welcome to call at any time for information or transfer of patients with:
• Bile leak or biliary injury.
• Cholangitis.
• Choledocholithiasis.
• Biliary strictures and obstruction.
• Acute, chronic and recurrent pancreatitis.
• Biliary diseases.
• Pancreatic diseases.
• Requirement for ERCPS, EUS, spyglass, single balloon enteroscope.
• Any general GI diseases.

The doctor also performs EDGE procedures, EMR and ESD, and endoscopic suturing. He is available for any round-trip advanced procedures 24/7.

He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut, and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed additional training in therapeutic endoscopy and ultrasonography or the gastrointestinal system. Nasr is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Before coming to Wheeling Hospital, Nasr was director of Therapeutic Endoscopy and executive director of Endoscopic Services at WVU Medicine, Nasr also was an associate professor at WVU Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases. He served as a member of the Gastroenterology Operations Committee, Surgical Services Committee and Relevant Quality Committee.

At WVU, Nasr provided leadership in gastroenterology suite planning, operations, equipment evaluation, and quality of care projects. He also served as liaison between the WVU Section of Gastroenterology and external entities to facilitate and coordinate gastroenterology endoscopic services.

Nasr will begin seeing patients July 1 in Tower 4, Suite 404.For more information, call 304-243-7928.

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