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A native of India, Dr. Jegadeesan received a combined Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Tirunelveli Medical College and completed his internship at the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital. After serving as a senior resident and tutor at Adhiparasakthi Hospital and Research Institute in Melmaruvathur, India, Dr. Jegadeesan served as a primary care physician at Mantralaya Outpatient Clinic in Chennai, India, and as a registrar in the department of hematology and oncology at Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital in Chennai.

After moving to the United States, Dr. Jegadeesan completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. During his residency, Dr. Jegadeesan served as a resident physician and tutor at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and received the Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American College of Gastroenterology.

He previously served as assistant professor of clinical internal medicine/division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) of Medicine in Springfield, where he received the Rising Star Faculty Award from the SIU Department of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Jegadeesan served as associate program director of the gastroenterology fellowship and director of clinical operations for SIU’s GI clinics and most recently served as director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic where he cared for patients with complicated cases of IBD. He also served on the Springfield Memorial Hospital Peer Review Committee providing input to improve the quality of care for GI patients.

Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Jegadeesan is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the American Medical Association. He has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals, including Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Endoscopy, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and has been a frequent presenter at both regional and national gastroenterology conferences.

Dr. Jegadeesan joined Digestive Care Physicians in 2024.

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2019

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Residency | Internal Medicine, 2016

Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, India
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 2009

I love watching and playing cricket, and I am learning keyboard. I enjoy running, rucking and cycling along with meditation regularly.

American College of Gastroenterology

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

I wanted a specialty which had a blend of both procedural and cognitive skills and gastroenterology offered both.