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Thomas B. Hargrave III, M.D.

thomashargraveDr. Hargrave was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He has lived in many states, and spent a year in Europe as an American Field Service student, but ultimately settled in California after attending UCLA Medical School. Although he finds all of gastroenterology interesting, he has a special interest in liver disease. He enjoys teaching and lectures regularly to the medical residents at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and gives annual state-of-the-art updates in gastroenterology to the medical staff at Alta Bates Summit Hospital. The same skills required to lecture prove useful in patient care. He believes there is no medical subject so complicated that it cannot, with a little patience, be explained to any patient.

Areas of Interest: Full range of general gastroenterology with expertise in liver disease, and diagnostic/therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopy.

  • College: Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Medical School: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency:University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Address

300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 450
Oakland CA 94612

Telephone

(510) 444-3297

neilstollmanDr. Stollman is originally from NYC and attended Wesleyan University and NYU School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and then a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Miami, where he then became Chief of Gastroenterology at the Miami VA Medical Center. In 2000, he was recruited to become Chief of Gastroenterology at San Francisco General Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. He happily exchanged his Bay Bridge commute for family mornings when he joined our practice in 2005. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, and the Governor for Northern California for the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Stollman has authored many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on diverticular disease, C. difficile infection, H. pylori, GERD, and Barrett’s esophagus. He is the Director of our Research Center, and teaches frequently at UCSF, ACMC (Highland) and Samuel Merritt University.

He lives in Oakland with his wife, two children, a near-genius Golden Retriever, and a decidedly less smart but equally lovable Bernese Mountain Dog.

  • College: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Fellowship:Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami FL
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Address

300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 450
Oakland CA 94612

Telephone

(510) 444-3297

emichaeldarbyDr. Darby was born and raised in New York and Connecticut, and came to the Bay Area in 1973 for medical school and subsequent training. He has been practicing gastroenterology since 1983, and enjoys all aspects of the field. He is particularly interested in colon cancer screening and liver disease.

He lives in Berkeley with his wife, a physician and writer. They have three adult children and enjoy traveling, music, drama and cooking. He is also an avid sports fan and has been involved in many non-profit organizations, such as KQED and the Aurora Theatre.

Areas of Interest: Full range of general gastroenterology with expertise in diagnostic/therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy and endoscopy.

  • College: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Medical School: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Address

300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 450
Oakland CA 94612

Telephone

(510) 444-3297

paulchardDr. Chard is originally from the South-West of England but came to the United States more than twenty-five years ago. After completing his PhD at the University of Chicago, he headed West to Stanford University for Medical School and, thereafter, up the coast to UCSF for his Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship. He joined East Bay Center for Digestive Health (EBCDH) in 2004 and has been delighted ever since with this dynamic group’s commitment to excellence and continuity of patient care. He became President of EBCDH in 2011.

He lives in Rockridge with his wife, two daughters and their dog. Both he and his daughters are avid soccer players and, as such, his weekends are generally filled with either playing matches or supporting and transporting his girls to their games. The remainder of their family time is spent exploring the sights, sounds and flavors of the East Bay or taking a relaxing stroll with their dog around the neighborhood.

Areas of Interest: Full range of general gastroenterology with expertise in diagnostic/therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, wireless capsule endoscopy, BRAVO pH studies and hemorrhoid banding.

  • College: Liverpool Polytechnic, Liverpool, U.K.
  • PhD Program: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Address

300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 450
Oakland CA 94612

Telephone

(510) 444-3297

dannywuDr. Wu was raised and educated in New York. He moved to the bay area for his medical residency and stayed because of the amazing quality of life here. He and his family love the weather, beautiful landscape and diversity of cultures in Northern California.

Professionally, he enjoys all aspects of patient care. He enjoys teaching students and residents and has been recognized for his ability to explain complicated medical problems in understandable terms to his patients. He has a strong interest and expertise in therapeutic endoscopic interventions, including complex colonoscopy, difficult polypectomies, endoscopic control of massive intestinal bleeding, biliary endoscopy and balloon assisted deep small bowel enteroscopy.

He also has extensive experience and expertise in the management of chronic hepatitis B, which disproportionately affects the Bay Area’s large Asian population.

Areas of Interest: Full range of general gastroenterology with expertise in liver disea, and diagnostic/therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, small intestinal endoscopy, and endoscopy.

  • College: Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Residency:University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Fellowship in Advanced Biliary Endoscopy: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Languages

Cantonese

Address

300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 450
Oakland CA 94612

Telephone

(510) 444-3297

lianavesgaDr. Vesga is a native New Yorker and has completed most of her education in the Northeast. However, after falling in love with San Francisco following a trip she took in high school, she made her way to the Bay Area for her gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. Despite loving New York, not only did the Bay Area’s natural beauty and great lifestyle win her over, she met her husband here and decided to settle in the area and join East Bay Center for Digestive Health. She enjoys treating all aspects of gastroenterology and focused her training on inflammatory bowel disease which she maintains a special interest in. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and education to all her patients. She also enjoys the opportunity to teach medical students and residents at Highland General Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center.

When not practicing medicine, she enjoys exploring the Bay Area sites with her husband by biking and hiking as well as starting a new family and practicing her parenting skills with their feisty cat and new young rescued German Shepherd.

Areas of Interest:Inflammatory bowel disease and the full range of general gastroenterology with expertise in diagnostic/therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopy.

 

  • College: Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship:University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Languages

Spanish

Address

300 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 450
Oakland CA 94612

Telephone

(510) 444-3297

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