About Virginia Gastroenterology

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Dr. Pramod Malik

Pramod Malik, MD

FACG, FASGE, AGAF, CPI

Although he has been in practice as a GI doctor since 1998, in January 2016, Pramod Malik, MD set out to establish Virginia Gastroenterology Institute in Suffolk, VA to be able to provide the same outstanding level of care for his patients and referring physicians that he has always strived for. While the location of his practice has changed, his philosophy of patient care has not – “the best interest of the patient is the ONLY interest to be considered.”

Education and Training

After completing high school, he immediately entered medical school at M.S. University of Baroda in India. Later, he finished a surgical residency and became a Board Certified Surgeon in India. In 1992, he moved to the United States and received residency training in Internal Medicine at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL. Following this, Dr. Malik completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Malik is also Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

Honors and Awards

His peers throughout his career have recognized Dr. Malik. He has been voted by his peers in Hampton Roads as a “Top Doc” for several years. In addition, as a mark of his professional accomplishments, he has been elected a Fellow of the three major gastroenterology professions societies: the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

He has served in various leadership positions at various hospitals he has worked at. as well as regional societies such as the President of Virginia Gastroenterological Society and of the Seaboard Medical Association.

Research

For more than 20 years after graduating from his training, Dr. Malik continues to be active in his academic pursuits. He continues to actively engage in research in the field of gastroenterology to provide the latest diagnostic and treatment options to his patients.

In 2008, he became one of the earliest physicians in the world to become a Certified Physician Investigator.

Professional and Personal Activities

In addition to caring for his patients, Dr. Malik is actively involved with organizations such as Seaboard Medical Association where he served as President and as an Executive Board Member. He continues to serve as a Board Member of the Virginia Gastroenterological Society.

In addition, he has also played an active role in multiple hospital committees including the Executive Board of the Bon Secours Digestive Health Institute and the Executive Board of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Digestive Health Institute.

Personal Interests

Dr. Malik enjoys fitness, hiking, backpacking, traveling and supporting social causes with emphasis on local charities.

Terrinda Alston

Terrinda Alston, DNP, FNP-C

Terrinda Alston is a board-certified family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Medical Careers Institute in 2007. As a registered nurse, she gained experience in a variety of areas including medical-surgical, stepdown/telemetry, dialysis, and correctional nursing. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Norfolk State University in 2012 and continued on to receive her of Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner track from Walden University in 2014.

While working full-time as a hematology/medical oncology nurse practitioner with Bon Secours Maryview Medical Oncology, she completed her Doctorate of Nursing degree at Old Dominion University in May 2018 and graduated with honors. She also worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for RN students attending Medical Careers Institute.

Terrinda is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Virginia Association of DNPs, and Advanced Practitioner Society of Hematology and Oncology; and was inducted into The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

In her spare time, Terrinda enjoys spending time with her husband and son; as well as her family and friends. Her favorite past times are traveling and reading.

Ashley Alexander

Ashley Alexander, FNP-C

Ashley Alexander is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 from East Carolina University’s College of Nursing in Greenville, NC.

As a Registered Nurse, Ashley gained experience in a variety of areas including intensive care, medical-surgical, telemetry and emergency medicine. She began working as a Registered Nurse at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC and while working full-time finished her Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner field in 2012. As a Nurse Practitioner, Ashley has gained further experience in hospital medicine as well as primary care medicine. While
working, she mentored several Nurse Practitioner students for their clinical rotations.

Ashley is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association and she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society in 2008, where she remains an active member.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as her other family members. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, traveling and exploring new places.

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