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Lalitha Sitaraman

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Lalitha Sitaraman is a board-certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist who primarily focuses on neurogastroenterology and motility disorders, which are conditions of a disordered connection between the nervous system and digestive tract, or conditions of disordered muscle control and movement. Sitaraman specializes in diagnosing and treating gut-brain and motility disorders, specifically of the lower gastrointestinal tract and pelvic floor, including chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, and irritable bowel syndrome. She also provides care in general gastroenterology, including performing colonoscopy for colon cancer screening.

Her research has been published in Gastroenterology, Clinical Endoscopy, and Rare Tumors.

Sitaraman earned a BA in art history from Northwestern University and a medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed an internship in internal medicine at University Hospitals–Case Western Reserve University and residency in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center.

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