Wake Forest

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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Christopher Schwarz, MD, PhD

Dr. Christopher Schwarz

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 Ph.D. 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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H. Richard Allen, MD

Dr. Allen attended medical school at UNC and performed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia where he also served as Chief Fellow and completed a sub fellowship in Pancreatobiliary Medicine.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.  He originally joined Raleigh Medical Group in 1991.  He and his wife, Dr. Jill Allen, who are both from very rural areas, moved to the country in Southern Virginia to slow down some, raise a family along the shores of Kerr Lake, and devote themselves to the practice of their specialties in very underserved areas.  Dr. Allen closed his practice after 21 years of service and has rejoined his friends, both old and new, on a part-time basis at Raleigh Medical Group.  And he admits, he is having a blast!

Dr. Allen has won the Clinician of the Year Awards from both UNC and Duke University Medical Center.  He won the President's Award from the Virginia GI Society for his work in converting the ACG Williamsburg Conference from a local speakers’ conference to the third-largest academic GI conference in America.  He very much enjoys teaching at both the medical student and community levels.

In his free time, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his family and church.  He and his wife are active members of Clarksville Presbyterian Church.

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Exciting Announcement:

Dr. Farah Hussain will be joining our team from September 1, 2021, Onwards.

Farah Hussain, MD

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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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