Satish Rao

J Harold Harrison MD Dist Univ Chr in Gastro

Satish Rao

J Harold Harrison MD Dist Univ Chr in Gastro


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Gastroenterology


Dr. Rao came to Augusta University in September 2011 as Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and the new founding Director of the Digestive Health Center.

  • (706) 721-2242
  • (706) 723-0382
  • AD 2238


  • MD, Medicine Osmania University, 1979


  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) 166577 University of Iowa, 1998

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Int. Med) 166577 University of Iowa, 1996

  • PhD (sheffield), University of Sheffield, (UK) United Kingdom, 1987

  • MRCP (UK), Royal college of Physicians, London, (UK) United Kingdom, 1982

  • LRCP, MRCS; Conjoint Board, London, UK United Kingdom, 1979

  • PHY State of Georgia, 2011

  • Georgia Physician License 66739 Augusta University, 2011

Awards & Honors

  • ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professor ACG Institute, University of Miami, Florida, 2017

  • ACG Presidential Poster Award to Dr. M. Pimentel and Dr. S. Rao ACG Institute, 2017

  • ACG Presidential Poster Award to Dr. Satish SC Rao ACG Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2017

  • James C. Respess Distinguished Visiting Professor & Lectureship University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2017

  • Rome Foundation Visiting Professor University of California, San Francisco, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RGAS 5000

    Gastroenterology Hepatology

Teaching Interests

Provide leadership as Program Director.
Host motility workshops & serve as visiting professor.
Advanced teaching/training techniques for education & video conferencing.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Development and Validation of the Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Adults., 2016
  • Functional Anorectal disorders., 2016
  • Mixed Soluble/Insoluble Fibre vs. Psyllium for Chronic Constipation., 2016
  • Repeated Treatment with Rifaximin for Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 2016
  • Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and classification of fecal incontinence: State of the Science Summary for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) workshop, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Neuromodulation Therapy for Fecal Incontinence.
Biofeedback Therapy for Dyssynergic Defecation.
Complete 10-Plus on-going research projects.