Practice Management Course

Welcome Remarks and Announcements

Friday, October 5
7:30 AM - 7:40 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom 4 (level 400)

Ralph D. McKibbin

Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development
Blair Gastroenterology Associates
Altoona, PA

Dr. Ralph McKibbin is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. He received his MD from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, and went on to complete his residency (he was chief resident) and fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital Dr. McKibbin received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


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Jay N. Yepuri

Partner; Digestive Health Associates of Texas, P.A.; Medical Director
Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital GI Lab
Bedford, TX, US

Jay N. Yepuri, MD, MS, FACG, is a partner with Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), one of the largest gastroenterology group practices in the U.S. He practices general gastroenterology and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. Dr. Yepuri is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Digestive and Liver Diseases at Parkland Hospital/The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Therapeutic Endoscopy with Midwest Gastroenterology Associates in Louisville, developing expertise in ERCP, EUS and other advanced endoscopic procedures. Dr. Yepuri is a member of DHAT's Executive Committee. He serves as Medical Director of the GI Lab at Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital in Bedford, TX. He is President of the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (TSGE) and is a Past-President of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. He serves on the ACG's Practice Management Committee and also serves as a Surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). He is a past Board Member of the AAAHC as well. In his free time, Dr. Yepuri enjoys personal fitness, spending time with friends and family, and watching basketball, soccer, football, and tennis.


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