Clinton, MD – MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) is proud to announce that we have added another gastroenterology (GI) physician, Dr. Freaw Dejenie, to our team.

Dr. Dejenie will perform colonoscopies and endoscopies, and will treat esophageal disorders, stomach and intestine issues, colon problems, and liver disease.

“In this specialty, we treat patients not at one point of contact, but with continuity of care over a period of healing,” said Dr. Dejenie. “If we do a colonoscopy, for instance, and discover polyps or cancer, we can change someone’s life, and we can decrease mortality.”

Dr. Dejenie attended medical school at Addis Ababa University in his native Ethiopia and then came to the United States to complete his internship, residency, and fellowship. All three took place at Howard University Hospital, where he fell in love with the Washington, DC-area and with the GI specialty, which is in high demand in this area and across the country.

He joins Dr. Walid Chalhoub, who has been with MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center for more than two years. 

“There is a need for good GI physicians across the country,” said MSMHC President Christine Wray. “We are excited this practice is growing at our hospital, and we are proud to welcome Dr. Dejenie to partner with Dr. Chalhoub in this thriving specialty.  Both physicians, along with Nurse Practitioner Kayleigh Lambert, provide excellent care and help bring healing and relief to patients suffering from gastrointestinal issues.”

To make an appointment with either of MSMHC’s two GI specialists, call 301-877-4599.