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.
Following completion of his fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and the NIH in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Hussain joined Middlesex Gastroenterology Associates in August 2005.
Dr. Hussain was born in Washington D.C. He graduated from the Scholars program at Penn State University with a BS degree. He received his MD from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1994.
He completed a surgical internship in the Wright State Surgical Program in Dayton, Ohio. Following this he spent several years in the US Air Force and has provided medical care to members and veterans of the military in Ohio, Texas, and Washington DC. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, prior to entering GI fellowship training at Georgetown University.
He is currently a member of the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Asssociation, Connecticut State Medical Society, and the Middlesex County Medical Society. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.
Dr. Hussain has published several articles in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and rare genetic GI and Liver disorders. Along with general gastroenterology and hepatology and nutrition, his areas of special interest are in obesity, liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, endosonography & GI cancer staging, nutrition and bone disorders, fecal microbiota transplantation, medicolegal issues in GI & hepatology, and small bowel capsule endoscopy.
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.