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Dr. Robert Christopher Harmon Joins Augusta Health Gastroenterology

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dr. Robert Christopher Harmon, a gastroenterologist, has joined Augusta Health Gastroenterology in Fishersville.

Dr. Harmon is experienced in both Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatograpy (ERCP), exciting new technologies for the diagnosis and management of pancreas and biliary diseases.

"This minimally invasive tool also helps evaluate and manage diseases of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver and rectum," says Dr. Harmon. "Generally, these tools are limited to major academic centers, so I am excited about bringing these cutting edge technologies here to Augusta Health."

Augusta Health Gastroenterology is located at 70 Medical Center Circle, Suite 302, in Fishersville. The office phone number is 540.245.7350.

After graduating from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Toxicology, Dr. Harmon received his Doctor of Medicine from the Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at the University of Virginia. He also completed an advanced fellowship in Advanced GI Endoscopy at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Dr. Harmon is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Prior to coming to Augusta Health, Dr. Harmon practiced in Roanoke, Virginia.

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Thomson Reuters in both 2011 and 2012, Augusta Health has also been nationally recognized by HealthGrades for clinical excellence and patient safety. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at 540.245.7329 or 540.221.7329, or visit our website, www.augustahealth.com.

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