Sumyra Kachru, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist with the Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute. She specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating digestive tract, liver and pancreatic disorders and has a special interest in advancing the field of gastroenterology through a commitment to patient care, women's health, innovation, and continuous improvement.
Common and chronic conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and biliary system require experienced gastroenterological care from a physician such as Dr. Kachru. The GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), while the biliary system is comprised of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.
Dr. Kachru often treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, colorectal cancer, and diseases of the pancreas and liver. Following is a brief look at some of these more common disorders.
Dr. Kachru’s Training
Dr. Kachru began her medical education and training in India, first by earning her medical degree from Al-Ameen Medical College, then completion of her internship in internal medicine at Government Medical College Srinagar, Kashmir and a year of post-graduate studies in anesthesiology at the Achariya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences and Hospital in Jammu.
These experiences were followed by time spent at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville as a volunteer researcher and as part of a clinical observership in internal medicine. She continued her postdoctoral studies at Vidant Medical Center at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, with a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology.
About Dr. Kachru
Before joining Orlando Health, Dr. Kachru worked at Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in South Carolina. In addition to working in a busy large tertiary care hospital and establishing a successful outpatient gastroenterology practice, Dr. Kachru was also faculty at the University of South Carolina (USC), where she was appointed as the gastroenterology program education director. During her time there, Dr. Kachru worked closely with graduate medical education, the USC School of Medicine, and the internal medical residency program providing gastroenterology education and training to medical students, residents and advanced practice providers. As a leader and a dedicated educator, Dr. Kachru was recognized for her teaching by students, residents and faculty alike.
Dr. Kachru is certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is also active in her profession as a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and American Gastroenterological Association.
She is a frequent presenter at medical events and a dedicated volunteer. Dr. Kachru has spent extensive time providing healthcare and health education to disadvantaged communities. She continues to have a special interest in global health to improve healthcare, reduce disease and gain healthcare equity for underserved populations worldwide.