Digestive Health Associates

Southwest Endoscopy Center

Patrick D. Gerstenberger, MD

Dr. Gerstenberger has practiced at Digestive Health since 1985.   He specializes in gastrointestinal endoscopy and in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of problems of the intestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon), biliary tree (gallbladder and bile ducts) and pancreas.

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with high honors and distinction in general scholarship, Dr. Gerstenberger attended the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Gerstenberger is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is a former President of the Medical Staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center, where he has also served on the governing board. He has served on the governing boards of the Clinical Outcomes Research Initiative (CORI) and the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  He has also served on the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's Risk Management and Practice Management Committees, the AGA-ASGE-ACG-AASLD's Joint Sedation Standards Workgroupthe American Gastroenterological Association's Government Affairs Committee, the American College of Gastroenterology's Professional Issues (Ethics) Committee, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's Unit Quality Task Force and the Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Medical Devices Advisory Committee.

Dr. Gerstenberger enjoys cycling, stand up paddle boarding, whitewater kayaking, and Nordic skate skiing.  He designed, built and maintains this website.

Dr. Gerstenberger's publications

Patrick Gerstenberger, MD

Patrick D. Gerstenberger, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF

Fellow, American College of Physicians - 1988
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology - 1988
Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - 2008
Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association - 2009
Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology


American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Colorado Medical Society

La Plata Medical Society

Licensed in Colorado and New Mexico

Listed in 
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2018

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