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Dr. Edward Rydzak specializes in treating esophageal disorders, pancreatic and liver disorders, colon cancer, therapeutic endoscopy and stomach disorders. He obtained his medical degree at Albany Medical College, and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rydzak is board certified in hepatology, internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and teaches at Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Rydzak is affiliated with Memorial University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Fellowship, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, 1994

Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, N.Y.
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1990
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, 1991
Internship, 1988

Albany Medical College of Union University Albany, N.Y.
Doctor of Medicine, 1987

Boston University Boston, Mass.
Bachelor of Art, Biology (summa cum laude), 1983

Best Doctors in America, 2001-2020
Compassionate Doctor Award, 2020
Fellow American Gastroenterological Association, 2007
Patients' Choice Award, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2020
Attending Physician of the Year, 1998-1999
Alpha Omega Alpha - Medical Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa

Instructor Clinical Skills, Abdominal Exam, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, 2013-2021
Physical Diagnosis Preceptor, Mercer School of Medicine, 1992-2000 Preceptor for Family Nurse Practitioners, Georgia Southern University, 2002
South College Physicians' Assistant Faculty, 1999

I enjoy UNC basketball. You'll always find me at a farmer's market. Love food, with interest in tea and coffee from around the world.

American Gastroenterological Association, 1991
American College of Gastroenterology, 1993
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2017
American College of Physicians, 1987

It's the best field of medicine. It encompasses many organ systems of the body, making it challenging and always interesting.