Sushovan Guha, MD, PhD
- Professor of Medicine, McGovern Medical School Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Depart of Internal Medicine
- Co-Director, Center for Interventional Gastroenterology at UTHealth (iGUT)
Dr. Sushovan Guha obtained his MD from University of Madras, India and subsequently graduated with MA in Microbiology and Immunology from the Columbia University, New York. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Dr. Guha then joined the prestigious Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles where he also received his PhD from the Molecular Biology Institute under the astute tutelage of Professor Enrique Rozengurt. Dr. Guha joined the University of Texas (UT) MD Anderson Cancer Center as Assistant Professor in Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and later was recruited to McGovern Medical School and UT Health Science center in Houston as Associate Professor and Associate Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He then joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix as inaugural Chief of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Guha finally came back to Houston and is currently a board-certified clinical gastroenterologist at the McGovern Medical School and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas-part of UTHealth, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Guha has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts with h-index of 55 and i-10 index of 99. Dr. Guha is active in several committees of American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) including Center for GI Innovation and Technology (CGIT), Coverage and Reimbursement subcommittee, and Government Affairs committee and on e-Learning committee of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
Dr. Guha believes in providing a personalized comprehensive gastrointestinal care to his patients with special emphasis on initial management of specific acute clinical symptoms. He has the uncanny ability of explaining the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal issues and their subsequent management in simplest possible terms to his patients. Dr. Guha will also provide timely care by performing necessary procedures and coordinate multidisciplinary care if necessary. He is well versed with all the latest clinical advancements in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology and strives to apply that knowledge to treat his patients accordingly. Dr. Guha consults on patients 18 years and older and speaks Bengali and Hindi.
Dr. Guha and his wife reside in Missouri City and are parents of an adult son and an adult daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, eating out, reading, and watching various sports.
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science
- JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research), University of Madras, India
- Master Degree
- Columbia University, New York, New York
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
- David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
- Doctor of Philosophy Degree
- Molecular Biology Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Areas of Interest
Dr. Guha’s clinical practice focuses on the entire spectrum of general gastroenterology and hepatology with special emphasis on management of acute and chronic pancreatitis, providing various accesses for administration of enteral nutrition, evaluation of hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes, and gastrointestinal oncology. Dr. Guha performs all general gastroenterology procedures including upper endoscopy, enteroscopy, colonoscopy, various hemostasis techniques and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). In addition, Dr. Guha performs endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for large and flat polyps in stomach, colon and rectum.
Dr. Guha’s research comprises of both clinical and laboratory-based investigations. He has significant expertise in clinical outcomes research including meta-analysis and systematic reviews. Dr. Guha’s laboratory research consists of unraveling novel signaling pathways in pancreatic cancer. Specifically, his current research focus is to dissect the role of a novel AKT regulator called BSTA that mediates oncogenic Ki-Ras signaling in pancreatic cancer. In addition, with collaborators at University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix, Dr. Guha is investigating role of RON kinase receptor and hypoxia inducible factor- 1α axis in pancreatic cancer. Currently, his research focuses on applications of artificial intelligence and deep machine learning technologies in various aspects of clinical gastroenterology including automated classifier program for calculation of colonoscopy quality metrics, computer-aided diagnosis and detection of colorectal polyps and development of early colorectal cancer predictive tool based on basic laboratory results.
- Internal medicine