Michael Battaglino, MD
Dr. Battaglino was born in upstate New York and remained in the Empire State for the majority of his education. After receiving his medical degree at New York Medical College, he completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NY. Following his residency, Dr. Battaglino relocated to North Carolina to complete his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Duke University. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.
He joined Raleigh Medical Group in July of 2000 and has since been an invaluable member of our Gastroenterology Team. He treats a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases, but has a more focused interest in inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Battaglino lives in Raleigh with his wife Tracy. He spends most of his free time enjoying activities involving his four children. His other joys in life include traveling, working out at the gym, keeping up with the Carolina Hurricanes and his rabid obsession with his precious Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Sanjay Jagannath, MD
Dr. Jagannath grew up in Baltimore, MD. After receiving his medical degree from The University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Following his residency, he completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Throughout his career, Dr. Jagannath spent many years on the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has authored numerous publications and has lectured throughout the United States and abroad. He founded the Johns Hopkins Pancreatitis Center and joins us after being the Director of the Pancreas Center at Mercy Medical Center. Some of his clinical interests include pancreatic and biliary disorders, pancreatic cancer, infectious colitis, and all types of GI cancers. Dr. Jagannath specializes in Endoscopic Ultrasound.
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Kerry Whitt, MD
Dr. Whitt is a Virginia native. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Tennessee, and hepatology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Transplant Hepatology.
He joined our group in 2012. His clinical interests include the study of liver diseases and therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP.
He and his wife live in Raleigh with their three children. In his free time, Dr. Whitt enjoys running and spending time with his family.
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Angela Hutzenbuhler, MD
Dr. Hutzenbuhler earned a B.A. in Chemistry, in 1985, and a medical degree, in 1989, from the University of Kansas. She then left the Midwest and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University in 1992. Dr. Hutzenbuhler (Dr. H) moved west to attend the UCLA Integrated Program in Digestive Diseases, where she successfully completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology in 1994. Being anxious to return to North Carolina after surviving two years in Los Angeles, she joined the GI division of Raleigh Medical Group in 1994. Dr. H was the first female gastroenterologist in the Raleigh area. She was a founding member of Digestive Healthcare in 2000. In 2010, she went out on her own, and started and maintained a very successful solo GI practice for a number of years. This was quite challenging, but rewarding as she taught herself all the aspects of running a medical practice. Due to upcoming major changes in the future of medicine, in 2012, Dr. H was most fortunate and thankful to be able to re-align with RMG Gastroenterology. She just celebrated her 21st anniversary of practicing in the Raleigh area. She is a Fellow in the American College of Gastroenterology and enjoys attending their national meeting annually. She recently re-certified her GI Boards in the Spring of 2015.
Dr. Hutzenbuhler has been married for thirty years to her husband, David, who is a CPA and local business owner. She has a twenty-one year old daughter and an eighteen year old son. Megan is a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, and will hopefully follow in her mother’s footsteps and pursue a career in medicine. Matthew is a rising sophomore at Peace University, studying game art and design. Dr. H is slowly, but surely, adjusting to her recent “empty nest”. She is proud of her ability to juggle her career and family. The Hutzenbuhlers enjoy traveling, especially cruising, scuba diving, and visiting National Parks. More recently, they have broadened their travel internationally and greatly enjoyed a trip to Africa two years ago, and Greece and Italy last summer. They are looking forward to visiting South America this summer. They have visited all fifty states. They are avid sports fans; especially fond of the Wolfpack, Panthers, Hurricanes, Jayhawks, and the Royals. Dr. Hutzenbuhler also enjoys crossword puzzles, following professional golf, reading, going to rock concerts, and Broadway shows/musicals.
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Subhash Gumber, MD
Dr. Gumber completed his PhD in Biochemistry at Washington State University in Pullman. He then relocated to Boston where he pursued his medical education, earning his MD from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, and completing his residency training in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Gumber completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gumber has published multiple research papers in major peer reviewed journals. His clinical interests include high-risk colo-rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreatico-biliary diseases. Dr. Gumber served as Director of Gastroenterology Fellowship Program while on the faculty at East Carolina School of Medicine. He then joined the practice in 1998, and presently serves as the Medical Director for the Gastroenterology Division.
He has continued to be involved in medical education, frequently speaking on gastroenterology related subjects in his local community. Dr. Gumber lives in Cary with his wife and two kids. Some of his personal interests include music, golf, and traveling with his family.
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Indira Reddy, MD
Dr. Reddy earned her medical degree from Sri Venkateswara Medical College in Tirupati, India. She completed her internal medicine residency and her gastroenterology fellowship at the State University of New York in Stonybrook, NY. Dr. Reddy is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.
She joined the Raleigh Medical Group/Wake Endoscopy in January of 2008. Some of her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, high-risk colo-rectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux.
She lives in Cary with her husband and two sons. A majority of her free time is spent managing the kids activities including sports. Dr. Reddy also likes to travel with her family as well as gardening and simple cooking.
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Neeraj Sachdeva, MD
Dr. Sachdeva grew-up in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated with honors from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, a magnet school of math and science. He pursued his medical training mainly in New York, completing his medical degree and internal medicine residency training at New York Medical College. He served on the medical faculty, before relocating to Chapel Hill. He completed his training with a fellowship in gastroenterology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is board certified in both gastroenterology and hepatology.
He joined the practice in 2002. The majority of his practice is concentrated in the North Raleigh and Wake Forest area. Some of his clinical intersts include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, high-risk colo-rectal cancer, and hepatology. He presently serves as the Director of Endoscopy at Wake Endoscopy Center.
He lives in Raleigh with his wife and two daughters. On his free time, he is very active in managing "dads-N-daughter" activities. Some of his personal interests including biking, rafting and traveling with his family.
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Ronald Schwarz, MD
Dr. Ronald Schwarz was born in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University in 1977. Dr. Schwarz then moved to Chapel Hill to complete his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.
He joined the group in 1985 and over the years has served on many committees dedicated to improving patient care. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP, and hospital based gastrointestinal consultations.
He and his wife have one son and have recently become grandparents. He enjoys biking and traveling, as well as refereeing for local soccer games.
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Christopher Schwarz, MD
Dr. Christopher Schwarz is a Michigan native. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit with a medical degree, and completed graduate studies in Protein Biochemistry also earning a PhD. He completed his internal medicine residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago before relocating to the Southeast to do his fellowship in gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Schwarz is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
He joined the group in 1998. Some of his clinical interests include biliary and pancreatic diseases, therapeutic endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and endoscopic ultrasound. Dr. Schwarz has been involved with fundraising for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation, and the Cancer Hospital at Rex Healthcare.
He lives in North Raleigh with his wife and has four children. He enjoys traveling and water sports with his family, as well as drawing and sculpture. Dr. Schwarz is also proficient in Spanish. He and his family attend Open Door Baptist Church.
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Dr. Farah Hussain will be joining our team from September 1, 2021,
Farah Hussain, MD
Dr. Hussain was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Baghdad, Iraq. She received her medical degree from the University of Sulaimani School of Medicine in Sulaimani, Iraq. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and gastroenterology fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She did an additional year of advanced endoscopy fellowship at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Hussain is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
In addition to managing various general gastrointestinal conditions, her clinical interest and particular focus are on complex esophageal diseases and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She has expertise in managing complex esophageal diseases medically and endoscopically. Her research experience during training was centered on understanding the molecular basis of different GI diseases, in particular Barrett’s Esophagus. This research experience has provided her with in-depth understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease.
Dr. Hussain has enormous pride in the quality of care she provides for her patients and she tailors the care to their specific needs, whether that will be listening and reassurance or performing an elaborate procedure. She aspires every time a patient leaves her office, he/she has a clear understanding of the disease process and the plan to manage it.
In her free time, Dr. Hussain enjoys spending time with her family, running, playing tennis, and watching sports.
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