New faculty spotlight: Anita Sivaraman, MD

January 27, 2021

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Anita Sivaraman, MD

Anita Sivaraman, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Anita Sivaraman, MD
  • Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research/professional interests:

  • Gastrointestinal care
  • Chronic constipation and hemorrhoid management
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Obesity and weight management
  • Colon cancer screening and prevention
  • Gastrojejunostomy placement for enteral dopamine administration (Duopa®)
  • Medical education
  • Quality improvement and outcomes research
  • Women's health

How I fell in love with gastroenterology: I was fascinated by the complex functions of the GI tract and the liver. Through endoscopy, I developed an admiration for the beauty of the lining of the GI tract that allows for the intricate functions of digestion and absorption of nutrients. As a gastroenterologist, I enjoy getting to know my patients but also the ability to visualize the esophagus, stomach, colon and parts of the small intestine endoscopically to diagnose and treat GI diseases.


  • BA in biology and psychology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  • Residency in internal medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.


  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I did my residency training at the hospital where I was born.
  • I am a professional classical Indian dancer and teacher.
  • I love roller coasters and traveling.

Clinic location:

  • Durham Outpatient Center
  • Village Pointe Multidisciplinary Clinic


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Kusum Kharbanda
January 27, 2021 at 10:20 PM

Welcome Anita! Hope we can meet in person in the near future. We share the love of roller coasters!

Marlene Novotny
January 27, 2021 at 8:55 AM

Welcome! If you've never been to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, it's a must for roller coaster lovers! My family highly recommends it!