About Tina Pakala, MD

Digestive Health Specialists welcomes Dr. Pakala as one of our newest additions to our outstanding team of providers. Having trained in a diverse patient population from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, Dr. Pakala understands the importance of translating medical care in a way that is easily understood and adaptable by patients. While Dr. Pakala treats a wide variety of GI ailments, some examples of symptoms she can treat include abdominal pain, heartburn, bloating, regurgitation, constipation, diarrhea, weight loss or gain, rectal bleeding, incontinence, hemorrhoidal issues as well as anorectal problems in women.

Dr. Pakala received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine where she graduated with the highest honors. She completed her residency at the University of Connecticut School of medicine and her gastroenterology fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Queens.

Areas of clinical interest include colon cancer screening, disorders of the gallbladder, pancreas, and bile duct, liver diseases including cirrhosis, IBD, IBS, small bowel disorders, GERD, celiac disease, and women’s GI health.

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Doctor of Medicine 2014, Summa Cum Laude
Ross University School of Medicine
Miramar, FL

Bachelor of Science 2009, Magna Cum Laude
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Gastroenterology Fellowship 2017-2020
New York-Presbyterian Queens, NY

Internal Medicine Residency 2014-2017
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT


Board Eligible in Gastroenterology

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 2017

North Carolina Medical License 2020

Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2020


American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

Chronic Liver Disease Foundation

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American College of Physicians

National Provider Identifier (NPI) 1124439740


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