Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
Dr. Yuliya Rekhtman has recently been promoted to Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in the Pediatrics Division at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Rekhtman will continue to serve as an associate professor of pediatrics and gastroenterology at Georgetown University, and she will continue to practice pediatric gastroenterology in MedStar facilities.
Dr. Rekhtman will continue to see patients from her private practice during and after her transition to Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Rekhtman believes that her promotion will provide only improved opportunity for her patients to receive the highest quality of care.
Current and prospective patients may schedule an appointment with Dr. Rekhtman at her new office located at the following Georgetown University Hospital address:
4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Fourth Floor - Clinic
Washington, DC 20016
“I will always see patients, including the patients I saw in my private practice. I will make every effort to accommodate them. My philosophy supports access to care and my goal is to be able to see patients within 2-3 weeks from their appointment request. GI issues are usually chronic and do not need to be seen on an urgent basis, but I also do not want parents to wait anxiously by the phone and worry that nobody can help them,” says Dr. Rekhtman.
Dr. Rekhtman is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist. She received her board certification and in pediatrics in 2002 and in pediatric gastroenterology in 2007. Dr. Rekhtman graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse with an MD in 1998, and did her fellowship at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Hospital in New York, NY, her residency at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY and at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and her internship at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Rekhtman has been recognized for her exceptional capacity to treat the digestive issues in children and young adults.. Dr. Rekhtman has also demonstrated her commitment to candid, effective treatment for children’s’ GI issues in both the operating room and classroom. Dr. Rekhtman was recognized in 2009 with the Georgetown University “teacher of the year honors for displaying outstanding subject mastery and highly effective teaching.” Her extensive experiences prepare her to address the complex challenges that professionals at MedStar hospitals encounter every day. Because of her previous experiences at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Rekhtman will assume her new responsibilities as chief of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition with constructive ideas for how to improve the division and propel it in a future.
“My priority right now is to establish a feeding clinic. There is a significant need and community for a comprehensive outpatient feeding clinic,” Dr. Rekhtman said. “Once this is in place, we can start thinking about other programs.”
Under Dr. Rekhtman, the department will focus on exploring three major areas: inflammatory bowel diseases, allergy-related gastrointestinal disorders, and feeding issues in all age groups. Dr. Rekhtman will also work with the other pediatric gastroenterologists to encourage clear communication, individualized care, and straightforward treatment.
The educational opportunity is also very exciting. “I will be able to teach more. There are always residents and medical students in the hospital and outpatient clinics. There are plenty of interesting cases to learn from. I like case-based learning, and I think we can certainly accomplish more teaching with me spending more time in Georgetown,” Dr. Rekhtman said.