Dr. Joseph G. Shami, MD

Dr. Joseph G. Shami, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 63 years old

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In Gastroenterology as in Medicine in general, the most important way to take proper care of the patient is to listen first and perform a good examination. After that, the appropriate tests may be ordered. I have a particular interest in problems of swallowing, chronic reflux and heartburn. My other significant interest is the different forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (colitis, Crohn's)Read more

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Dr. Joseph G. Shami is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ). He is dual board certified in...Read more

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in Clifton, NJ |
He doesn't rush you out. Answers all your questions. A very patient man. His nurses Luda and Duri were very pleasant and made you feel relaxed.
in Mt. Arlington New Jersey |
Dr. Shami is an excellent gastroenterologist. He was recommended by my personal Physian and I am very satisfied with him.
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Dr. Shami says...

Dr. Joseph G. Shami is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ). He is dual board certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In addition to his position at GANJ, Dr. Shami is a trustee at IPA of North Jersey at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ as well as Director of the Esophageal Motility Lab. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

During some of his time with GANJ, Dr. Shami was also Emeritus Chief for the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, totaling 14 years overall in the position.

Dr. Shami completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. He also received his medical degree from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy and a Bachelor of Science in biology from St. Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ.

Dr. Shami holds several memberships including:

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Passaic County Medical Society

Dr. Shami is also multilingual, with fluency in English and Italian and the ability to speak fully in Spanish and Arabic.

Dr. Shami's Care Philosophy

In Gastroenterology as in Medicine in general, the most important way to take proper care of the patient is to listen first and perform a good examination. After that, the appropriate tests may be ordered. I have a particular interest in problems of swallowing, chronic reflux and heartburn. My other significant interest is the different forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (colitis, Crohn's)

Dr. Shami says...

I have a special interest in Esophageal Diseases, especially Reflux and Motility disorders. I have been performing Esophageal Manometry and prolonged pH monitoring for over 30 years.

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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Catholic University of Sacro Cuore / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    St Josephs Med Ctr

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    St Joseph's Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Josephs Med Ctr

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    St Peter U

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Puncture Aspiration

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