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Benjamin Z. Root, MD

Board Certified Gastroenterologist & Internal Medicine Physician located in St. Louis, MO

About Dr. Root

Benjamin Root, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and sees patients at Specialists in Gastroenterology in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Root was born and raised in St. Louis and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his undergraduate studies. He obtained his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before completing his internal medicine residency at New York University and his gastroenterology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Dr. Root cares for adults with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, with a particular emphasis on screening and surveillance of colorectal cancer, GERD/Barrett’s esophagus, functional GI disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome and function dyspepsia), and inflammatory bowel disease (including ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and a variety of liver diseases).

He is an active member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, as well as in the American Gastroenterological Association.

After 15 years away, Dr. Root returned home to his beloved St. Louis, Missouri, to grow his GI practice. He is an avid Cardinals, Blues, and University of Michigan sports fan and continues to play ice hockey in his free time. He enjoys discovering new restaurants, attending concerts, going to the theater, and expanding his record collection.

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