Geetanjali A. AkerkarM.D. Request An Appointment
- Liver disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Dr. Geetanjali A. Akerkar was recognized as the Middlesex North District Medical Society’s 2021 Community Clinician of the Year.
Dr. Geetanjali A. Akerkar has been practicing for over 15 years at Gastro Health (Formerly Digestive Health Specialists) – a practice that has been providing GI care in the Merrimack Valley for 39 years. She majored in Genetics at Cornell University and subsequently earned her MD at Cornell University Medical College. She completed her Internship and Residency at Beth Israel Hospital and the finished her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California San Francisco.
She stayed on faculty at UCSF developing expertise in Virtual Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Liver Disease, including Liver Transplantation. Dr. Akerkar is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has been named a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association.
“Gastroenterology disorders can affect multiple organ systems,” said Akerkar in an interview for Boston Magazine. “Patients may present with diarrhea but have a thyroid problem. It is important to consider the entire body when evaluating a patient. Gastroenterology also allows me to manage a diversity of conditions; infections such as viral hepatitis, autoimmune disease such as Crohn’s or Celiac disease, and precancerous lesions such as Barrett’s or adenomatous polyps of the colon.”
Professional Memberships/ Affiliations
- Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association
Awards and Recognitions
- Top Doctors Award, Boston Magazine 2023
- Top Doctors Award, Boston Magazine 2022
- Top Doctors Award, Boston Magazine 2021
- Top Doctors Award, Boston Magazine 2020
- Top Doctors Award, Boston Magazine 2019
- Top Doctors Award, Boston Magazine 2018
- Top Doctors Award, Boston Magazine 2017
- Women in Medicine Recognition 2019
- Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine 2023
- Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
Dr. Akerkar’s ratings are among the best for Lowell Gastroenterologists, receiving an average of 4.3 stars on Vitals, Healthgrades and Google My Business. Among her highest ratings is her bedside manner, accurate diagnosis and time spent with patient. Among her five-star reviews, she has received, one says:
“I have been a patient of Dr. Akerkar for the past 13 years. I couldn’t ask for a more caring and professional doctor. My twin brother passed away in 2005 with colon cancer, and since then, I have been seeing Dr. Akerkar every two years. Her and her staff make the procedures that I need to prevent cancer so simple and so easy!! I highly recommend Dr. Akerkar and her staff to anyone that appreciates a great doctor and wonderful staff.”