Dr. Kongara is a graduate of the accelerated combined six-year Bachelors and Medical degree program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where she served as president of the American Medical Student Association. She completed her internship and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY. During her fellowship in gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, Dr. Kongara trained with nationally recognized experts in GERD, IBS, and colorectal diseases. She also served as an instructor in the Department of Medicine.
In 1999, she was appointed Associate Professor for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and joined the medical staff at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. At Winthrop Hospital, she was named Director of the Women’s Support Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders and served on the Women’s Task Force Committee for the hospital. In 2006, she was named Associate Chief and Director of Clinical Operations for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition. Most recently, Dr. Kongara was named Medical Director of Motility at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.Read More
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Fellowship in Gastroenterology, 1996 - 1999
University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1994 - 1996
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1993 - 1994
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Mo.
Doctor of Medicine, 1997
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
B.A., Biology, 1989
I love to travel, cook, hike and spend time with family and friends.
There were few women in the field when I entered it 20 plus years ago. It allowed for patient relationships as well as intervention. The procedures for many areas in the GI system lead to many conditions we might help with.