Dr. Epstein has over 30 years of experience in the field of Gastroenterology with extensive medical training as a practicing clinician, including treating patients with a range of gastroenterological conditions, such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hepatology and Liver diseases.
Dr. Epstein is also the founder and principle physician at Digestive Disorders Associates and is the president of the Maryland Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endo Center, both in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a staff gastroenterologist at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, and the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. He is also president of Investigative Clinical Research, where he leads clinical investigations for the treatment of IBD, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease and Hepatitis. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a sub-specialty in Gastroenterology.
He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and the American College of Gastroenterology, and a member of the Society of Gastrointestinal Surgeons.
Previously, Dr. Epstein served as president of the medical staff of Anne Arundel Medical Center, and as chair of the Institutional Review Board. He is the founder and former president of the Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Association.
As principle and senior investigator in more than 150 clinical trials, he has authored more than a dozen publications, abstracts and poster sessions. He has published research articles and review articles in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Maryland Medical Journal, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Society of Air Force Journal and Gastroenterology, among others.
He has consulted with many pharmaceutical and medical device companies primarily, but not exclusively, in the fields of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He continues to perform his own research and has filed and received patents for medical devices. Additionally, he has served on advisory boards to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
He served in the U.S. Air Force at Andrews Air Base near Washington, D.C., and served extensively overseas in South America and South East Asia. For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
Dr. Epstein received his B.A. with distinction in Molecular Biology and Cellular Development from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduated from the Robert Wood Johnson (UMDNJ) School of Medicine, Newark, New Jersey. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University Hospital and School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from the Veterans Administration Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital.