Suburban Gastroenterology
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Midwest Endoscopy Center cares for your well-being. We have highly skilled gastroenterology physicians inNaperville and Plainfield, Illinois. To learn more about our team members please click on their names below.

 

Dinesh Jain, MD
Scott Berger, MD
Sushama Gundlapalli, MD
Darren Kastin, MD
Ravi Nadimpalli, MD
Gonzalo Pandolfi, MD
Shivani Kiriluk, DO
Caren Corrigan, APN, CNP
Sandee Bernklau FNP-BC
Rina Thakkar FNP-BC

 Dinesh Jain, MD

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Dinesh Jain, MD - Naperville, Plainfield, IL“As a physician, I have always enjoyed caring for patients, but what drew me to gastroenterology was the interaction of preventive and ongoing care. While I understand that a problem may show itself as a specific disease, I know that treating it often requires more than performing a great procedure. Educating my patients about preoperative and postoperative care and explaining disease processes is an essential part of my everyday practice.

“With more than 20 years’ experience, I’ve found that strong communication is the basis for earning your trust. I also believe it helps you heal more quickly in addition to helping me become a better physician.”

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine, Cabrini Medical Center, New York Medical College, New York, NY
Internship: Cabrini Medical Center, New York Medical College, New York, NY
MD: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Member: American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Medical Association
Co-founder: Suburban Gastroenterology, Ltd.; Midwest Endoscopy Center
Founder: Dinesh Jain Foundation for cancer research & children’s education

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 Scott Berger, MD

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Scott Berger, MD - Naperville, Plainfield, IL“I have always felt that medicine was a noble profession. What interested me particularly in gastroenterology was its diversity. I liked that it combines consultative care, medical management and procedural medicine. Yet, while I still enjoy these aspects of what I do, what motivates me is compassion. I care about people, and I believe that compassion and commitment are essential to providing the excellent care that each and every person wants and deserves.
“Through experience, I’ve gained an understanding of the psychosocial aspects of gastrointestinal disorders. They present differently, and they affect people differently.
So my patients’ best care depends on me understanding who they are and being invested in their health. I listen. I sit down and talk with them and their families, and I don’t rush them. Ultimately, I treat them with the focus, consideration and compassion that I would want for my own family.”

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Internship: University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, MD
MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
BA: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Member: American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Co-founder: Suburban Gastroenterology, Ltd.; Midwest Endoscopy Center
Leadership Positions: President of the Medical Staff, Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL; Board of Directors, Edward Foundation, Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL

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 Sushama Gundlapalli, MD

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Sushama Gundlapalli, MD - Naperville, Plainfield, IL “My father, a physician, played a large role in my initial interest in the field of medicine. His struggle with a gastrointestinal illness and my close personal involvement with his care later led me to my focus in gastroenterology.

“Through experience, I’ve learned that relationships are the key to excellent care. I evaluate patients’ symptoms by taking into account the person as a whole rather than treating a specific complaint. My objective is to provide excellent healthcare to each and every one of my patients and to help educate them about their illness through open communication.”

Fellowship: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Internship: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
MD: Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
MS: Applied Physiology, Rosalind Franklin University/ The Chicago Medical School
BA: Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Member: American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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 Darren Kastin, MD

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Darren Kastin, MD - Naperville, Plainfield, IL “I chose a career in medicine for the simple reason that I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. When it came time to choose a specialty, I found gastroenterology attractive because it embodied, for me, a combination of what medicine is all about. As a physician, my objective is to heal the sick wherever and whenever possible, improving the quality of life for people with very real problems. In digestive medicine, achieving this objective requires a broad knowledge base and diagnostic skill while combining direct therapeutic intervention as well as medical management.

“I believe that being a physician and a specialist means making a daily commitment to doing what’s best and most appropriate for each individual I see. From experience, I know that patients just want to get better, and that’s why I’m here. It’s why I never limit or restrict my availability and always give them the time and attention they need. Ultimately, excellent medical care is all about caring, and I never forget that. It’s what motivates me to do my best for every patient.”

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Internship: Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
BA: History, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Member: American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology

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 Ravi Nadimpalli, MD

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Ravi Nadimpalli, MD - Naperville, Plainfield, IL“As a physician and gastroenterology specialist, my goal is to help people prevent illness and live healthy, productive and fulfilling lives. At the same time, it’s a fact that problems do arise, which is why I also aim to provide the highest standard of care for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. This is why I strive to understand you — your needs, your lifestyle and the things that are important to you. I enjoy this level of personal interaction, but what matters most is that it is a necessary part of resolving your health concern.

“A vital part of my approach to your health is communication. Healthcare in general can be a frightening prospect all on its own. But with the discomfort, embarrassment and anxiety that are often associated with gastrointestinal problems, that fear can be made worse. So I see my role not only as a caregiver but also as trusted guide and partner.”

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Residency: Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Internship: Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
MD: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
BS: Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Member: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Gonzalo Pandolfi, MD

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Pandolfi"Although Gastroenterology is a very "high tech" speciality, the "human touch" of compassion and caring that I maintain with my patients and their families is equally vital to their well-being.

"While providing the highest standards of care, treatment must also be tailored to the specific needs of the patient and family. I strongly believe in taking the time to clearly explain and educate my patients, and their families, on the treatment plans and goals, encouraging their input, and addressing all their questions and concerns, so they have a better understanding of what's going on (in their bodies) and what to expect.

"Communication is key in establishing a trusting relationship with my patients, as well as helping to ease any fear, discomfort, or embarrassment. Foremost, I believe in protecting their human dignity through respect. As a skilled practitioner, I provide experienced, compassionate, and advanced technological care for my patients, so they can get back to enjoying an active healthy life with their families".

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital,Chicago, IL
Internship: Cook Couny Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Member: American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology
Last Appointment: Chief of Endoscopic Ultrasound, John H. Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, Academic Affiliate of Rush University Medical Center and Rush Medical College

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 Shivani Kiriluk, DO

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Dr. Kiriluk's passion and enthusiasm for internal medicine and gastroenterology are evident in the extensive studies and research she has conducted or been part of during her career. She has given several oral and poster presentations and participated in a number of research studies on a variety of topics, such as the implications of Epstein Barr virus on Hodgkin’s disease. As a result of this dedication, Dr. Kiriluk has been the recipient of several honors and recognitions from various medical organizations.

Fellowship: Loyola University in Illinois
Residency: Loyola University in Illinois
DO: Midwestern University, Chicago Colleger of Osteopathic Medicine
BA: Psychology, Northwestern University
Member: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; American Gastroenterological Association

 Caren Corrigan, APN, CNP

Certified: Adult Nurse Practitioner
Caren Corrigan, APN, CNP - Naperville, Plainfield, IL “I chose a career in healthcare because it allows me to be a lifelong learner and teacher. I was drawn to the specialty of gastroenterology because it includes preventive patient care as well as medical management of multiple systems and enables me to improve quality of life for my patients.

“I treat every patient as an individual, not a set of symptoms, and believe that listening carefully with genuine concern and being upfront and honest with patients is the best way to gain their trust and confidence.”

MSN: Master of Science, Nursing, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
BSN: Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Member: American Gastroenterological Association

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 Sandee Bernklau, FNP-BC

Certified: Nurse Practitioner
Sandee Bernklau FNP-BC - Naperville, Plainfield, ILSandra Bernklau, known as "Sandee," is a family nurse practitioner with extensive expertise in the evaluation, management and treatment of patients with digestive illness. Her treasury of clinical experience is complemented by a desire to help patients enjoy optimal health and wellbeing. She has honed her clinical and interpersonal skills in both private health care and academic clinics, including Edward Hospital Naperville, University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago, Suburban Gastroenterology Naperville and Christ Hospital Oak Lawn.

MSN: Master of Science, Nursing, Lewis University in Romeoville, IL
BSN: Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Lewis University in Romeoville, IL
PostGraduate: family nurse practitioner training at DePaul University Chicago
Internship: Orland Park Family Practices
Member: American Gastroenterological Association
She is a licensed family nurse practitioner by the State of IL and a certified gastroenterology registered nurse. Her published articles and lectures have contributed to the field of nursing.

 She has served on the Clinical Research Committee and Research Task Force for SGNA. Since 2009, she has served on the Clinical Practice Committee for AGA, along with co-chairing the National NP/PA course for the AGA. She has recently completed four education modules for the joint venture between the AGA and Takeda for GI nurse education, in addition to multiple regional and guest lectures.

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 Rina Thakkar FNP-BC

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1243 Rickert Drive, Naperville, IL 60540
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