Virginia Gastroenterology Institute is led by Pramod Malik, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, CPI. He was the first Certified Principal Investigator in Hampton Roads and one of the few in the country at that time in 2008 who was certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). He has conducted scores of multi-center trials as a Principal Investigator since 2002. Dr. Malik is active in the local, regional, and national societies such as American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterology Association. Dr. Malik has also served on the Research Committee of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is the immediate Past President of Virginia Gastroenterological Society.
Dr. Rajiv Nanavaty is a Board-Certified Neurologist who leads the neurology trials. He has been involved in various Neurology related clinical trials including Multiple Sclerosis, CVA, Migraines, and Epilepsy since his residency in 1998. He is a member of American Academy of Neurology and Virginia Neurological Society.
We are proud that we meet and often exceed, the expectations of the sponsors in enrolling subjects, providing clean and timely trial data. We have never been audited or sanctioned by a regulatory agency and are known for competence and integrity.
Our Principal Investigators are known for their high caliber work, research experience, community reputations, and significant patient database that ensures timely and easily met enrollment goals and successfully completed clinical trials. We have successfully enrolled and completed clinical trials on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastroparesis, bleeding peptic ulcer, Hepatitis C, Colonoscopy Preparation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Camera pill or capsule colonoscopy, as well as multi-center trials on quality improvement projects in colonoscopy.
The physicians draw referrals from the Hampton Roads/Tidewater Area. This population base of greater than 2 million includes Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News. Patients are also referred to our sites from North Carolina. This area encompasses 10 hospitals and a nationally renowned academic center at the Eastern Virginia Medical School/Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine.
Testimonials from Patients and Colleagues
Dr. Malik is a brilliant, caring physician who really listens to me before advising, recommending and prescribing. He keeps up with the latest developments in his area of expertise and is always learning how to best treat his patients. His attitude and demeanor clearly exemplify his warmth and dedication.
Dr. Malik has been my gastro dr. for 10 years. I trust him 100% with my gastro health. He cares about his patients and make sure they get the best care available. He also took care of my husband when he was sick until his passing. I would recommend Dr. Malik to anyone who needed a caring and wonderful doctor. I’m hoping his practice gets an office closer to our area, Portsmouth or Suffolk.
Having been under Dr. Malik’s care at his previous practice, I knew no matter where he relocated, I wanted to be there. His knowledge and expertise is excellent. His attention to detail is very thorough and his interest in all your questions and your answers is truly genuine. He will find the best and most beneficial treatment option for you. No matter what procedure you may need, or any health concerns you may have, you can be assured you will get the great care you expect and deserve.
David H. Balaban M.D., FACG
Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates
I have had the privilege of working closely with Pramod on a variety of projects over the last several years, including initiatives benefiting gastroenterologists in Virginia, clinical research studies, and expert panels. In each task, Pramod has distinguished himself as an astute, savvy, and erudite clinician-scientist who embodies the ideals of professionalism set forth by the [American College of Gastroenterology].
Heather Carter, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Leader
Endoscopy & Pain Management
Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA
Many times I have heard staff comment on your knowledge and teaching skills. You have a positive demeanor and always offered to help other physicians and nursing staff when available. Your punctuality daily was greatly appreciated as well. You made the patients and family feel confident in the care that you provided them.
Eileen Rose Babb, BSN, RN, CGRN, CFER
Clinical Coordinator, Endoscopy Department
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Pramod Malik for the majority of my specialized gastroenterology nursing career. He is a superb gastroenterologist who expects the same standard of excellence from those who serve alongside him. To his patients, Dr. Malik is a genuine and compassionate health care provider who will go “above and beyond” in his relentless pursuit to deliver the best care to his patients. To the varied stakeholders he is associated with, he is held in high regard as a collaborative team player who ensures top-notch patient care delivery process based on best practices and quality measures.
Vicky Goff, RN
Clinical Leader Endoscopy
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
I have been employed at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center for 33 years and associated with hundreds of doctors during my tenure. In that time I have met many very capable physicians, but only a few that have gained the respect that Dr. Malik has throughout the hospital staff. ….. as Clinical Leader in the Endoscopy Unit I have observed and learned why he has garnered such respect from the medical community. Dr. Malik is an exceptional physician. He treats all staff members with respect and kindness. His demeanor communicates confidence, which translates into exceptional care and inspires the staff to do and be their best. His positive and encouraging attitude brings a higher level of professionalism to our work environment at the hospital.
Russell Brown, MD
Professor of Medicine
Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
I have known Dr. Malik since he began his Gastroenterology fellowship at UIC in 1995. I served as an attending faculty member and endoscopy mentor for him throughout his fellowship. Since then, I have kept close contact with him and see him regularly at yearly meetings such at DDW. His work as a GI fellow was exemplary, and I still consider him the finest clinical fellow we have had at UIC since I began in 1994. His knowledge base, work ethic, and dedication to his patients were outstanding, and his endoscopic skills were excellent.
I have been seen by Dr. Malik for the past 15 years, since I was 15 years old. I have had several doctors before him at Children's Hospital of Kings Daughter, VCU Health ( MCV), and John Hopkins.Out of all the doctors that I have had for the past 20 years, he is by far the best! Dr. Malik helped me transition from a pediatric patient to an adult patient by asking me what I thought and what I wanted. I had never been treated with such the upmost respect and as if my opinion mattered.