Phoenix, Arizona Clinical Profile


The research interests of Suryakanth R. Gurudu, M.D., include colon polyp prevention, complex polypectomy techniques — to avoid surgical resection of colon — and hereditary colon cancer syndromes.

Focus areas

  • Research studies. Dr. Gurudu is involved in several studies to improve the quality of colon preparation and polyp detection. The studies also look at ways to enhance the overall effectiveness of colonoscopy in preventing colon cancer.
  • Endoscopy and enteroscopy. Other research interests include establishing the role of small bowel capsule endoscopy and balloon-assisted enteroscopy in the management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and other small bowel pathology.

Significance to patient care

Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Unlike other cancers, colon cancer usually develops from precancerous polyps, which can be detected and generally removed during colonoscopy. Dr. Gurudu's research directly supports early detection and prevention of colon cancer by improving colonoscopy quality and effectiveness.

Professional highlights

  • Governors' Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, American College of Gastroenterology, 2010.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Gastroenterology and Hepatology University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  2. Internship/Residency - Internal Medicine Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  3. Resident - General Medicine Osmania General Hospital
  4. Rotating Internship - Medicine, Surgery, OB&GYN University General Hospital, Vijayawada, India
  5. MB BS University of Health Sciences, Siddhartha Medical College & Research Institute
  6. Intermediate Education - Biology, Chemistry and Physics College of Arts and Sciences, Osmania University

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