Person Gastroenterology

Our Team


Suresh G. Jayatilaka, M.D.

Dr. Jayatilaka is a board-certified Gastroenterologist and half of the Person Gastroenterology team. He is the Director Of Student Medical Education and Assistant Professor of Medicine for VCOM, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Lynchburg University School of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM). He is also Co-Director of Endoscopy at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. Dr. Jayatilaka treats all GI disorders but has a particular interest in treatment and management of inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux disease, and colon cancer prevention.

Education

Medical School: St. George's University School Of Medicine, Grenada, WI
Residency: St. Michael's Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ
Chief Residency: St. Michael's Medical Center/Seton Hall University, NJ
Fellowship: St. Michael's Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ

Bakul Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel is a general Gastroenterologist and native of Roxboro. He practices general gastroenterology right here in his hometown of Roxboro where he proudly serves his community. Dr. Patel's special interests are in therapeutic endoscopy and advanced liver disease, nutrition, and weight loss.

Education

Medical School: St. George's University School Of Medicine,  Grenada, WI
Residency: St. Michael's Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ
Chief Residency: St. Michael's Medical Center/Seton Hall  University, NJ
Fellowship: St. Michael's Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ