GI Specialists at RGAL

At Regional Gastroenterology Associates of Lancaster, our board certified GI specialists are dedicated to the practice of gastroenterology, and to your health.

Everyone on our staff is caring, highly skilled in gastroenterology, and available to meet your needs.

Prevention and education is at the forefront of everything we do at RGAL. Watch gastroenterology specialist Dr. Daniel Connell in this informative video discussing the importance of colon cancer screenings.

This video was created by Facing Cancer Together, a non-profit working to raise awareness of cancer while connecting the stories and lives of people touched by cancer.

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Richard S. Altman, Jr. M.D.

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Richard S. Altman, Jr. M.D.

MD
George Washington University

Internship
George Washington University

Residency
George Washington University and Washington VA Hospital

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
GERD, Hepatology, IBD

Founding Partner, 1995 

Sadiya Cheshty M.D.

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Sadiya Cheshty M.D.

MD
State University of New York, Downstate School of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Residency
North Shore University Hospital- NYU School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Loyola University Medical Center- Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
Women’s Health, Hepatitis, Nutrition, EUS

CLICK HERE for more information on the Women’s Digestive Health Center.

Press & Multimedia

1. GI Disorders More Common in Women | BusinessWoman
2. Women in Business: Success Stories 2013 | BusinessWoman
3. Dr. Cheshty on the Women’s Digestive Health Center | Click here to watch
4. Dr. Cheshty on Behind The Lines | Click here to watch
5. Women at Higher Risk of Gallstones and UTIs | Business Woman

Joined RGAL in 2011

Carl G. Colton M.D.

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Carl G. Colton M.D.

MD
State University of New York at Buffalo College of Medicine

Residency
Case Western Reserve University, University Hospital of Cleveland.

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University, University Hospital of Cleveland.

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
GERD, IBD

Press

1. Why Undergo a Screening Colonoscopy? | 50 Plus Senior News
2. Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives | Lancaster County Woman
3. Screenings Saves Lives | Hempfield Life, March 2014 Issue

Joined RGAL in 2002

Daniel C. Connell, Jr. M.D

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Daniel C. Connell, Jr. M.D

MD
Jefferson Medical School of Thomas Jefferson University

Internship
Barnes Hospital, MO

Residency
Barnes Hospital, MO

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Barnes Hospital, MO

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, GERD, IBD, IBS

Press & Multimedia

1. Dr. Daniel C. Connell on the benefits of CO2 | Click here to watch
2. Preventing Colon Cancer: Know your risks and options | LGH Cancer Institute Blog | Click here to read

Joined RGAL in 1999

Interview with a Doctor | Dr. Connell

Richard J. Elkin D.O.

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Richard J. Elkin D.O.

Internship
Metropolitan Hospital, Central Division, PA

Residency
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Visiting Fellow
Graduate Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Clinical and Research Fellowship
JFK Memorial Hospital

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, GERD, IBD, IBS

Founding Partner, 1995 

Interview with a Doctor | Dr. Elkin 

T. Raymond Foley M.D., A.G.A.F.

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T. Raymond Foley M.D., A.G.A.F.

MD
New York Medical College

Internship
Medical University of South Carolina

Residency
Medical University of South Carolina

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Pennsylvania State University, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, GERD, IBD

Founding Partner, 1995

Alexandra L. Gibas M.D., F.A.C.P.

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Alexandra L. Gibas M.D., F.A.C.P.

MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Internship
The New York Hospital

Residency
Cornell University Medical College

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Areas of Interest
Hepatology

Press 

1. Women in Business: Success Stories 2012 | BussinessWoman
2. 25 Years of Hepatitis C: Updated Concepts & Treatment | The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital

Joined RGAL in 1996

Ketan G. Kulkarni M.D.

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Ketan G. Kulkarni M.D.

MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Internship
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY.

Residency
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY.

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY.

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, EUS, GERD

Press & Multimedia

1. Endoscopic Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract | The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital
2. Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s Esophagus | The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital
3. Colon Cleansing: Medical Breakthrough or Myth? | The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital

Joined RGAL in 2009

Interview with a Doctor | Dr. Kulkarni

Mehul J. Lalani M.D.

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Mehul J. Lalani M.D.

MD
Drexel School of Medicine

Internship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Clinical and Research Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, GERD, Hepatology, IBD

Press & Multimedia

1.Dr. Lalani on Health Watch discussing IBS | Click here to watch 

Interview with a Doctor | Dr. Lalani

Joined RGAL in 2005

Ben G. Lazarus D.O.

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Ben G. Lazarus D.O.

Internship
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, NJ

Residency
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Visiting Fellow
Graduate Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Clinical and Research Fellowship
JFK Memorial Hospital

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, GERD, IBD, IBS

Press & Multimedia

1. Make the call that could save your life | b magazine
2. Dr. Lazarus on Behind the Lines | click here to watch

Joined RGAL in 1995

Clifford T. Lomboy M.D.

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Clifford T. Lomboy M.D.

MD
Temple University School of Medicine

Internship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Residency
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
GERD, IBD, Video Capsule Endoscopy

Press & Multimedia
1. RGAL’s Dr. Clifford T. Lomboy had the pleasure of speaking with wlch FM 91.3 about Colon Cancer Screenings. Click HERE to watch the three part video series in English & Spanish.

Founding Partner, 1995 

Dale J. Rosenberg M.D.

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Dale J. Rosenberg M.D.

MD
Jefferson Medical College

Internship
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA

Residency
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PA

Clinical and Research Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, GERD, IBD

Press & Multimedia

1. Colon Screening Saves Lives  | Lancaster County Woman
2. Fecal Transplants being done to treat problem stemming from antibiotic overuse | Lancaster Newspaper
3. Patient Safety is Synonymous with RGAL | Lancaster County Woman 2014

Founding Partner, 1995 

Christopher E. Shih M.D., F.A.C.G.

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Christopher E. Shih M.D., F.A.C.G.

MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Internship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Board Certification
Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
IBS,IBD

Fluent in Mandarin

Press & Multimedia

The Gut Flora | Written by Christoper Shih, M.D.
Tummy troubles too common with the baby Boomer generation | b magazine
Dr. Christopher Shih, world renowned pianist, accomplished physician | LGH Progress Notes

Joined RGAL in 2012

David M. Smith M.D.

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David M. Smith M.D.

MD
East Carolina University

Internship
Christiana Care Health Services Program, DE

Residency
Christiana Care Health Services Program, DE

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Lankenau Hospital Program, PA

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
GERD, IBS, IBD

Fluent in American Sign Language.

Press & Multimedia
1. Colon Cancer – Highly treatable if caught early | b magazine
2. Gluten Free: A Mandate, Not An Option | Lancaster Physician

Joined RGAL in 2005

Dale Whitebloom D.O.

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Dale Whitebloom D.O.

DO
University of Health Sciences College Osteopathic Medicine

Internship
Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center

Residency
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. JFK Memorial Hospital

Clinical and Research Fellowship
Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center

Board Certification
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
ERCP, GERD, IBD

Founding Partner, 1995 

Interview with a Doctor | Dale Whitebloom

Julie L. Hinton MSN, CRNP

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Julie L. Hinton MSN, CRNP

BSN
Immaculata College

MSN & CRNP
Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Nursing Diploma
Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing

20 years experience in GI endoscopy, outpatient surgery and radiology.

Joined RGAL in 2004

Dolores K. Rigano MSN, CRNP

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Dolores K. Rigano MSN, CRNP

BSN
Widener University

MSN & CRNP
Millersville University

30 years experience in acute (hospital), cardiac and GI care

Joined RGAL in 2012