About Apsara Prasad, MD

Dr. Apsara Prasad began practicing at Digestive Health Specialists in the fall of 2015 coming from practice in Maryland. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Prasad join us with her outstanding expertise in Gastroenterology!

She received her Doctorate of Medicine and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center. She then completed her Residency and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. There she was awarded Resident of the Year and was a Keynote speaker at Residency Graduation.

Dr. Prasad is a strong advocate for colon cancer prevention. Her skills are far-reaching and her clinical interests include treatment of IBS, Celiac disease, Pancreatitis, and Peptic Ulcer disease.

Click HERE for an interview from a news show in Salisbury, MD with Dr. Prasad

See Dr. Prasad’s profile on Healthgrades.


Doctor of Medicine 2004, Cum Laude
University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center, Hungary


Gastroenterology Fellowship
Nassau University Medical Center, NY

Internal Medicine Chief Resident
Nassau University Medical Center, NY

Internal Medicine Residency
Nassau University Medical Center, NY


Board Certified in Gastroenterology 2012

Maryland Medical License 2012

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 2010

Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2008


American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

National Provider Identifier (NPI) 1427213149


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