Harinath Sheela, MD, a Gastroenterologist with Digestive and Liver Center of Florida

Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. Harinath Sheela, who serves patients in Orlando, Florida.

A dedicated gastroenterologist, Dr. Sheela works with patients at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida. His interests include inflammatory bowel Diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, metabolic and other liver disorders.

The Digestive and Liver Center of Florida was founded to deliver the very best medical care in an environment that supports and comforts patients. The Orlando gastroenterologists, Dr. Seela, Dr. Sheela, Dr. Atiq, Dr. Kola, Dr. Narváez-Lugo, Dr. Rosa-Cruz and Dr. Weissman are recognized authorities in the field of gastroenterology and colorectal, conducting research and teaching other physicians. They offer a wide range of services and treat the entire range of liver and gastrointestinal conditions, as well as perform most diagnostic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy and more advanced tests.

In addition to being an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine, Dr. Sheela is a teaching attending physician at both the Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency and Family Practice Residency (MD and DO) programs. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology at Florida Hospital.

Licensed to practice medicine in Florida, he is affiliated with AdventHealth Orlando and Orlando Regional Medical Center.

With a broad educational background, Dr. Sheela earned his medical degree from the Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and finished his fellowship in gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine, one of the finest programs in the country. During his training, he spent a significant amount of time in basic and clinical research and has published articles in Gastroenterology literature.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, the doctor is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Sheela is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Crohn’s Colitis Foundation (CCF).

Remaining an active member of the Orange County Medical Society and sitting on the Board of Directors, he is a contributing writer for Orlando Medical News, Insight Magazine, Spanish Magazine Tu Revista Mujer, and the Healthy Advice session from Orlando Sentinel.

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

As a testament to his dedication towards his patients, Dr. Sheela has been the recipient of various awards and honors, including Patients’ Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020), and On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018, 2020).

On a more personal note, he speaks English, Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu.

Learn More about Dr. Harinath Sheela:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1590235-Harinath-Sheela-Gastroenterologist or through Digestive and Liver Center of Florida, https://www.dlcfl.com/harinath-sheela-md 

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