Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group welcomes new gastroenterologist

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group in Montclair said it recently added Dr. Elizabeth John, gastroenterologist, to its practice.

A fellowship trained gastroenterologist, John is passionate about her specialty. She is experienced in research and has been published in over 25 academic journals and presented at over 60 academic meetings.

John has received number of awards and distinctions from the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association, including the “Top 25 GI Fellows to Know” distinction, the “Early Career Investigator” distinction, the “Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award” and the “Presidential Award.”

“I have always loved gastroenterology, as our digestive system really does affect so much of what we do outside of how we digest our food,” John said. “The mind-body-gut axis is crucial to understand as our gastrointestinal symptoms can affect our psyche, and alternatively be affected by our psyche. Additionally, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract can have serious implications if not diagnosed early, and, as such, I am passionate about teasing out important details of my patients’ symptoms to diagnose, treat and prevent early.”

John received her medical degree from University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey before completing her gastroenterology training at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. John to Mountainside Medical Group,” Tim O’Brien, CEO, stated. “Our commitment is to the community and, by expanding our physician network, we are better equipped to provide the highest level of quality care to area residents.”