Dr. Gerstenberger has practiced at Digestive Health since 1985. He specializes in gastrointestinal endoscopy and in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of problems of the intestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon), biliary tree (gallbladder and bile ducts) and pancreas.
After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with high honors and distinction in general scholarship, Dr. Gerstenberger attended the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Gerstenberger is a former President of the Medical Staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center and a former Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He has served on the governing boards of Mercy Regional Medical Center, the Clinical Outcomes Research Initiative (CORI) and the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. He has also served on the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's Risk Management Committee and is a past chair of the American College of Gastroenterology's Practice Management Subcommittee. Recently he served on the AGA-ASGE-ACG-AASLD's Joint Sedation Standards Workgroup. He has lectured and published research papers, reviews and book chapters addressing legal risk management issues in gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic sedation.
Dr. Gerstenberger is currently a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's Practice Management Committee, the American College of Gastroenterology's Professional Issues (Ethics) Committee, and the American Gastroenterological Association's Public Affairs & Advocacy Committee. He is a consultant to the Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Medical Devices Advisory Committee.
Dr. Gerstenberger enjoys cycling, stand up paddle boarding, whitewater kayaking, and Nordic skate skiing. He designed, built and maintains this website.
Dr. Gerstenberger's publications
Patrick D. Gerstenberger, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF
Fellow, American College of Physicians - 1988
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology - 1988
Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - 2008
Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association - 2009
Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Medical Association
Colorado Medical Society
La Plata Medical Society
Licensed in Colorado and New Mexico
Listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012