Dr. Ranjit Mathew came to Athens from the University of Iowa Hospitals, where he held a faculty position in Gastroenterology. His Internal Medicine residency was at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He continued there as a faculty member in the Gastroenterology Division before relocating to Athens. Dr. Mathew went to Medical School at Christian Medical College, Vellore, a top ranked medical institution in India.
After medical school, Dr. Mathew pursued further studies in London, England where he obtained a PhD in Immunology under Professor John L. Turk, a world renowned immunologist at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Dr. Mathew's special focus in research was in chronic inflammation. T-cells and its various cytokines were investigated and published in major journals. These findings had a major role in the development of the now commonly used biological modifiers such as Enbrel, Remicade and Humira. He has published several papers and abstracts. He has also written a chapter in a text book dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Mathew is involved in clinical, invasive and non-invasive gastroenterology practice. Naturally flowing from his research, he has a special interest in inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. He sees a variety of patients with gastrointestinal and liver problems.
In 2009, Dr. Mathew was elected as an AGA Fellow (AGAF), which is awarded to a select number in recognition of exceptional work in the field of gastroenterology by the American Gastroenterological Association, the premier gastroenterology professional organization in the USA and the world.
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