Saurabh Chawla, MD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Program Director, Digestive Diseases Fellowship Program
Emory University School of Medicine
Colorectal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Saurabh Chawla, MD is professor in the Division of Digestive Diseases of the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Chawla serves as director of endoscopy at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He is actively involved in medical school teaching, resident and fellow training in gastroenterology as the program director of the Digestive Diseases Fellowship Program in the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

A board certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Chawla specializes in the endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of pancreaticobiliary diseases and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Dr. Chawla is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute. He holds professional memberships with American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Georgia Gastroenterologic and Endoscopic Society.


Dr. Chawla earned his Medical Degree and completed his surgical residency at the University of Delhi in New Delhi, India. He completed his internal medicine residency and his gastroenterology fellowship training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He completed additional training in interventional endoscopy at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.


Through his research, Dr. Chawla looks to further synthesize novel genetic markers that will help diagnose and differentiate early pancreatic cancer from other pancreatic diseases.


Dr. Chawla has several original publications, including research studies, review articles, and book chapters and has presented at several national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology.

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