Our GI Team

Ronald D. Szjkowski
Ronald D. Szyjkowski, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Savio John, MD

Savio John, MD
Appointed 08/13/12
Women's Health Network
206 Hill Medical Center
1000 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-1616

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Gastroenterology
  • Women's Health Network: Gastroenterology

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital/Havard Medical School, 2012, Transplant Hepatology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Gastroenterology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • MD: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University, India, 2004

Previous Appointments

  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Havard Medical School, 2011–2012

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Alcoholic Fatty Liver
  • Ascites, Malignant
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Esophageal Varices
  • GI Bleed
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatoma, Malignant
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Transplant
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Post Liver Transplant

Treats

  • Adults

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Malayalam
  • Kannada
Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/johns
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/johns
Arundeep Kahlon
Arundeep Singh Kahlon, MBBS, 3rd Year Fellow, graduated from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, India. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Jad Bou-Abdallah, MD
Pramod Pantangi, MBBS, 3rd Year Fellow, graduated from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India.  He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine; and a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Natalie Pavelock
Natalie Pavelock, MD, 2nd Year Fellow, graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education in English, Poland. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Ganesh Aswath
Ganesh Aswath, MBBS, 2nd Year Fellow, graduated from St. John's Medical College, India.  He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
Dhruv Lowe 
Dhruv Lowe, MBBS, 1st Year Fellow, graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, India.  He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Natalya Iorio 
Natalya Iorio, MD, 1st Year Fellow, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, US.  She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
DFarenga Debra Farenga, NP, is a 1995 graduate of Syracuse University with a Masters of Science as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health and continued a post-masters in Family NP. She has an extensive background in critical care nursing and education prior to advanced practice. Before joining the University Gastroenterology practice, Debra has practiced in both primary care and internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and most recently in Emergency Medicine. She is board certified by the ANCC in Adult Health and is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of NYS.
Andrea Hone

Andrea Hone, RN has worked as an RN for Upstate University Hospital for the past 14 years.  She worked both in the Pediatric ICU and Surgical ICU.  Andrea was the Patient Service Supervisor for the 5e Pre & Post Care unit for 5+ years and is now currently working as the Endoscopy Nursing Unit Director.

Kathleen HillShioban Reilley
Shioban Reilley, RN worked as a RN for the Gastroenterology Division at University Hospital for 6 years. Shioban graduated from Onondaga Community College in 2000 and worked as an ICU/ER nurse. Shioban is currently working as a Nurse Administrator for University Gastroenterology at the Philip G. Holtzapple Endoscopy Center, newly certified in August 2012 as an Ambulatory Surgery Center.