University Gastroenterology Names Robert M. Najarian as Medical Director of New Pathology Center

Robert M. Najarian, M.D., has been named the medical director of University Gastroenterology’s new Pathology Center in Portsmouth, R.I. Dr. Najarian is one of the world’s leading experts in gastrointestinal and liver pathology. His distinguished experience will contribute to University Gastroenterology’s mission to provide superior patient care in their recently established Pathology Center.

Prior to joining University GI, Dr. Najarian served as a consultant in gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. He has more than 13 years of experience as a surgical pathologist with expertise in gastrointestinal and liver pathology.

“University Gastroenterology is thrilled to recruit a nationally recognized GI Pathologist from the Harvard hospital system to serve as the Director of the University Gastroenterology Pathology Center. The addition of this in-office Center gives us the unique opportunity to improve our patient care by minimizing the turnaround time needed to deliver critical diagnoses,” said Thomas Sepe, M.D., President of University Gastroenterology.

Dr. Najarian stated that his transition from Boston to University Gastroenterology was motivated by his desire to work with the best caregivers in the field. “I knew as soon as I met the University Gastroenterology team that they were compassionate, knowledgeable, and up-to-date on the latest in patient care for gastrointestinal disease,” Dr. Najarian said.

Dr. Najarian earned his Bachelor of Science from Brown University and a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine.  His postdoctoral training includes a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a specialized fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology. Dr. Najarian, a resident of Natick, Mass., served as an instructor in pathology at Harvard Medical School for eight years before joining the University Gastroenterology team.