From a young age, Dr. Samuel Kallus was drawn to helping people. At 16, he became an EMT and found the work rewarding. As he progressed through college, Dr. Kallus enjoyed the intellectual challenge of medicine and the opportunity it presented to help people.
Today, Dr. Kallus continues to pursue his love of medicine as a board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. He takes a collaborative approach to patient care. His goal is to work with his patients in a collaborative approach.
He is comfortable working in all areas of gastroenterology, and he has a particular interest in the following conditions:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Disorders of the esophagus
- Disorders of the stomach
- Small bowel diseases
- Colon conditions
Dr. Kallus completed his bachelor’s degree at McGill University in Montreal and earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed residency training in internal medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, capped by a year as chief resident at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. He then pursued a fellowship in gastroenterology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, earning the position of chief gastroenterology fellow during his final year.
“I believe that as a physician, it is my role to educate my patients as best I can, so they can make an informed decision on their healthcare,” Dr. Kallus said.
Before joining Capital Digestive Care, Dr. Kallus was an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases at George Washington University. Beyond his academic and clinical practice, Dr. Kallus is interested in promoting patient-centered care through strong communication and a systems-oriented approach. He has participated in several national and regional patient safety workgroups and councils to improve care quality for everyone. Dr. Kallus has authored numerous articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national medical conferences.
Outside the office, Dr. Kallus enjoys running and playing softball, hockey, basketball, and bowling. He also loves spending time with his family including his wife, child, and dog.