Kanwar Gill, MD

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Dr. Kanwar Gill is working as a staff gastroenterologist at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek California. He finished his gastroenterology training at Mayo Clinic and has been involved with clinical research and has over 30 publications in peer review journals. He also has been involved with the CME section for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and also been a reviewer for many other Gastroenterology Journals.

He has worked as the Chair of the gastroenterology department at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto California. He is currently serving as a national advisory committee for EPIC the most commonly used EMR system. He has been working on advancing telemedicine in this era of COVID 19 to encourage patient safety.


Professional Highlights

  • Staff Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Modesto, CA.
  • Instructor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Chair, Department of Gastroenterology, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, CA
  • Member, Gastroenterology Specialty Steering Board EPIC (12 members national advisory board for EPIC)



  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology



  • Specialist of the Year, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek (2017)
  • Star Award, Commitment to Excellence, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (2010)



  • Clinical Research Award from the American College of Gastroenterology for the research project entitled “Minimally Invasive Detection of Lymphatic Micrometastasis in Pancreatic Cancer



  • Jamil LH, Kashani A, Scimeca D, Ghabril M, Gross SA, Gill KR, Hasan MK, Woodward TA, Wallace MB, Raimondo Can Endoscopic Ultrasound Distinguish Between Mediastinal Benign Lymph Nodes and Those Involved by Sarcoidosis, Lymphoma, or Metastasis? M. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 May 7.
  • Patel NC, Palmer WC, Gill KR, Wallace MB. A case of mesenteric ischemia secondary to Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) with a positive outcome after intervention. J Interventional Gastroenterol. 2012 Oct; 2(4):199-201. Epub 2012 Oct.
  • Patel NC, Palmer WC, Gill KR, Cangemi D, Diehl N, Stark ME. Changes in efficiency and resource utilization after increasing experience with double-balloon enteroscopy. World J Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2013 Mar 16; 5(3):89-94. DOI: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i3.89.
  • Jamil LH, Chindris AM, Gill KR, Scimeca D, Stauffer JA, Heckman MG, Meek SE, Nguyen JH, Asbun HJ, Raimondo M, Woodward TA, Wallace MB. Glycemic control after total pancreatectomy for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: an exploratory study. HPB Surg. 2012; 2012:381328. doi: 10.1155/2012/381328. Epub 2012 Aug 26.
  • Patel NC, Palmer WC, Gill KR, Chen EF, Stauffer JA, Wallace MB, Lewis MD. Association of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) with extra-pancreatic cystic lesions: is there a systemic cystic disorder? Am J Gastroenterology. 2012 Aug; 107(8):1265-6. DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2012.146.
  • Buchner AM, Shahid MW, Heckman MG, Diehl NN, McNeil RB, Cleveland P, Gill KR, Schore A, Ghabril M, Raimondo M, Gross SA, Wallace MB. Trainee participation is associated with increased small adenoma detection. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011 Jun; 73(6):1223-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2011.01.060. Epub 2011 Apr 8.
  • Buchner AM, Gomez V, Heckman MG, Shahid MW, Achem S, Gill KR, Jamil LH, Kahaleh M, Lo SK, Picco M, Riegert-Johnson D, Raimondo M, Sciemeca D, Wolfsen H, Woodward T, Wallace MB. The learning curve of in vivo probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for prediction of colorectal neoplasia. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011 Mar; 73(3):556-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2011.01.002. Erratum in: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011 Jun; 73(6):1333.
  • Cleveland P, Gill KR, Coe SG, Woodward TA, Raimondo M, Jamil L, Gross SA, Heckman MG, Crook JE, Wallace MB. An evaluation of risk factors for inadequate cytology in EUS-guided FNA of pancreatic tumors and lymph nodes. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2011 Feb;73(2):349-52.
  • Gill KR, Ghabril MS, Jamil LH, Gross SA, Raimondo M, Woodward TA, Hoffman B, Hawes R, Romagnuolo J, Wallace MB. Endosonographic Morphological Features for the Identification of Mediastinal Lymph Node Metastasis in Lung Cancer. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010 Jun; 71(7):1194-9.
  • Gill KR, Ghabril MS, Jamil LH, Al-Haddad M, Gross SA, Achem SR, Woodward TA, Wallace MB, Raimondo M, Hemminger LL, Wolfsen HC. Variation in Barrett’s esophageal wall thickness: is it associated with histology or segment length? J Clinical Gastroenterology 2010 Jul;44(6):411-5.
  • Greenwald BD, Dumot JA, Abrams JA, Lightdale CJ, David DS, Nishioka NS, Yachimski P, Johnston MH, Shaheen NJ, Zfass AM, Smith JO, Gill KR, Burdick JS, Mallat D, Wolfsen HC. Endoscopic spray cryotherapy for esophageal cancer: safety and efficacy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010 Apr; 71(4):686-93.
  • Al-Haddad M, Gill KR, Raimondo M, Woodward TA, Krishna M, Crook JE, Skarvinko LN, Jamil LH, Hasan M, Wallace MB. Safety and efficacy of cytology HYPERLINK “” brushings versus standard fine-needle aspiration in evaluating cystic pancreatic lesions: a controlled study. 2010 Feb; 42(2):127-32. Epub 2009 Dec 7.
  • Buchner AM, Shahid MW, Heckman MG, McNeil RB, Cleveland P, Gill KR, Schore A, Ghabril M, Raimondo M, Gross SA, Wallace MB. High-definition colonoscopy detects colorectal polyps at a higher rate than standard white-light colonoscopy. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2010 Apr; 8(4):364-70. Epub 2009 Nov 22.


Book Chapters

  • Gill KR, Woodward TA. Esophageal Cancer: Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound. For the book ‘Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis. Published December 2008.
  • Stone RL, Gill KR, Scolapio JS. Unintentional weight loss. For the book Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Volume Two



  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology from Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Residency in Internal Medicine from California Pacific Medical, San Francisco, CA
  • Internship in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical, San Francisco, CA
  • Research Scholar, Department of Neuroradiology at University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Internship in General Internal medicine and Surgery, Medical College Amritsar, Amritsar, India
  • B.B.S/M.D (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery) from Medical College Amritsar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Punjab, India
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education, Biology Branch, Khalsa College Amritsar, Amritsar, India
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