ECHO Clinics

Quarterly Clinics - check schedule for upcoming • 8–9 a.m.

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at clinic please complete the form below, and fax to (775) 327-5112 by noon on the day prior to the clinic. This form is a fillable PDF, but you may print and fill it in by hand as well.

Gastroenterology Case Presentation Template

This clinic provides an opportunity to interact with subspecialists from GI Consultants and Digestive Health Associates. Present and discuss your patients with digestive or liver abnormalities.

This ECHO is led by physicians from:

  • Gastroenterology Consultants (GIC) offers the full spectrum of digestive and liver care to both adult and pediatric patients. With twenty physicians and four locations, GIC is the largest and most experienced gastroenterology practice in Northern Nevada.
  • Digestive Health Associates is a gastroenterology and liver disease practice with offices in Reno and Sparks. This group offers some of the broadest and most comprehensive gastrointestinal care in the state of Nevada. The mission of Digestive Health Associates is to provide diagnosis, treatment, and education to patients who are referred to the practice from the communities of northern Nevada and eastern California.

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Previous Gastroenterology

August 2017

  • • No Clinic

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

  • Guest presenter: Dr. George Vagujhelyi

April 2017

March 2017

  • Guest Presenter: Dr. Dennis T. Yamamoto
    Topic: Fatty Liver Disease

February 2017

  • Guest presenter: Dr. Eric Osgard
    Topic: Common Anorectal Disorders

January 2017

  • Guest Presenter: Alex Lapasaran - DNP, APRN-C
    Topic: Hepatitis C. Treatment

December 2016

  • Topic: Open Forum/Q&A Session

    This will be an opportunity to ask any GI related questions you might have, and case presentations are more than welcome as well.

November 2016

  • Topic: Hepatitis C and Fatty Liver

October 2016

  • Topic: Colorectal Cancer Screening

September 2016

  • Topic: Barrett’s Esophagus

August 2016

  • Topic: Approach to Abdominal Pain in Children

July 2016

  • Topic: Manometry

June 2016

  • Topic: Gallbladder and Gallstone Issues

May 2016

  • Topic: Management of Acute Pancreatitis

April 2016

  • Topic: Update on Hepatitis C treatment options

March 2016

  • Topic: Esophageal Disorders

    Esophageal Disorders presented by Dr. Vaguijheli from Digestive Health Associates in Reno

February 2016

  • Topic: Chronic Diarrhea

January 2016

  • Topic: TBD

December 2015

  • Topic: TBD

November 2015

  • Topic: Pancreatic Cancer

October 2015

  • Topic: Clostridium Difficile (C. diff)

    Dr. John Gray from GI Consultants in Reno will be presenting on C. diff for our ECHO participants. Please have cases submitted by Wednesday, October 7th. For questions regarding this clinic, or any other Project ECHO Nevada clinics, please contact Chris Marchand at (775) 684-8476 or

September 2015

  • Topic: G.I. Bleeding

    William Pfau, M.D. From Digestive Health Associates in Reno will be presenting on the topic of G.I. Bleeding. Dr. Pfau works with all types of G.I. patients, but specializes in inflammatory bowel disease as well as the various causes of G.I. bleeding.

August 2015

  • Topic: Pediatric Gastroenterology Issues

July 2015

  • Topic: Abnormal Liver Enzymes

June 2015

  • Topic: Cirrhosis

April 2015

  • Topic: Diverticulosis and Diverticular Disease

March 2015

  • Topic: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

February 2015

  • Topic: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

December 2014

  • Open Forum/Q&A Session with Dr. Craig Sande from G.I. Consultants in Reno, NV
    Topic: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

November 2014

  • Topic: Celiac

October 2014

  • Presented by Christi Matteoni, M.D., GI Consultants, Reno
    Topic: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

August 2014

  • Presented by James Nachiondo, M.D., GI Consultants, Reno
    Topic: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder & Barrett's Esophagus

June 2014

  • Presented by Clark Harrison, M.D., GI Consultants, Reno
    Topic: Colon Cancer Screening

May 2014

  • Presented by Sam Nourani, M.D., Digestive Health Associates, Reno
    Topic: Clostridium difficile: Ancient Weapons Against a Resilient Enemy