Your Middlesex Hospital Gastroenterology Team
The Gastroenterology team at Middlesex Hospital includes award-winning doctors, specialized nurses and a dedicated support staff, along with seamless coordination and communication with other departments, ensuring each patient of the best care possible.
Our doctors are board-certified and have expertise in most every digestive disorder. They work closely with the radiology staff and other key departments within the team to prescribe a treatment plan that is best for your needs.
Edmund Y. Chung, M.D.
Dr. Chung is a member of Middlesex Gastroenterology Associates. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Gastroenterology. Dr. Chung graduated from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine.
Lucian F. Gorgan, M.D.
Dr. Gorgan is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with additional certification in Gastroenterology. After graduating from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures, Romania, Dr. Gorgan completed his residency at Metro West Medical Center.
Prakash V. Huded, M.D.
Dr. Huded is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in the ABIM subspecialty of Gastroenterology. He received his medical degree from Karnatak Medical College in India, and completed a rotating internship at St. John Hospital. He went on to complete both his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training at Jewish Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Huded has a special interest in liver diseases, colon polyps and cancer.
Nadeem Hussain, M.D.
Dr. Nadeem Hussain practices gastroenterology and has a special interest in C difficile infection, obesity and nutrition, cysts and tumors within the pancreas, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and advanced imaging and sampling of tumors, lymph nodes, and organs surrounding the GI tract using ultrasound technology. He also evaluates the entire upper, lower, and middle GI tract using endoscopy, colonoscopy, and video capsule endoscopy to assess conditions such as Crohns disease, celiac sprue, and other conditions that affect the intestinal tract. His medical school training was at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He developed his specialty skills at Georgetown University in Washington DC and at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland. His initial clinical experience was within the US Air Force and he’s been practicing at Middlesex Gastroenterology Associates since 2005. He has been the Chief of the GI Section at Middlesex Hospital and the Director of Quality at the Middlesex Endoscopy Center since 2016. He’s published articles in several peer reviewed journals and local newsletters.
Gregor J. Koobatian, M.D.
Dr. Koobatian, a Senior Attending physician at Middlesex Hospital, graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at George Washington University Medical Center, and his Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellowship at University of California Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Koobatian is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Gastroenterology.
Maurizio D. Nichele, M.D.
Dr. Nichele earned his medical degree at New York Medical College. He completed his residency at Waterbury Hospital, and a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. He has a special interest in endoscopy services.
Stanislaus Opalacz, M.D.
Dr. Opalacz earned his medical degree at St. George’s School of Medicine in Bay Shore, NY. He completed his residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT. He completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at a Yale-Affiliated Gastroenterology Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology.
Mario Q. Ricci, M.D.
Dr. Ricci is a member of the Senior Attending Medical Staff and is currently the Vice-President of the Medical Staff. He earned his medical degree at St. George’s University Medical School in Grenada, West Indies. Dr. Ricci completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY, and a Gastroenterology fellowship at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Gastroenterology.