Dr. R. Martin Bashir Elected DC Governor of the ACG

Capital Digestive Care's R. Martin Bashir, MD, FACP, FACG has been elected DC governor of the American College of Gastroenterology for Washington, DC. In this position he will play a role in acting on important issues facing gastroenterologists at local and national levels, as well as communicating ACG's viewpoints to policymakers and members. Dr. Bashir's term will officially begin after the ACG's annual meeting in October when freshman governor orientation takes place.

Dr. Bashir previously served as ACG governor of Washington, DC from 2006 to 2009. He has been a fellow of the ACG since 2003 and a member since 1996. In the last three years he has been recognized by his peers as a "Top Doctor" in Washingtonian magazine. In the past he has also been named a "Top Doctor" by Checkbook magazine and a "Super Doctor" in the Washington Post.

As a digestive disease specialist at Capital Digestive Care, Dr. Bashir is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. His professional interests include colon cancer screening, ERCP, EUS (with FNA), pancreatic and biliary disease, Cryospray ablation therapy of Barrett's esophagus, therapeutic endoscopy, and nutrition.

The American College of Gastroenterology represents more than 13,000 specialists in digestive diseases. Currently, there are 77 ACG governors across seven different regions in the U.S. and abroad. The Board of Governors acts as a conduit between ACG leadership and the membership, helping the ACG meet the evolving needs of its members. Governors meet twice per year and are elected to three-year terms.