Y. Joseph Usta, MD

Gastroenterology & Hepatology located in Lake Worth, FL

About Dr. Usta

Y. Joseph Usta, MD, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and raised in Aramco, on an American compound in Dhahran Saudi Arabia. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Molecular and Cellular Biology prior to graduating from medical school at the American University of Beirut. He completed a year of pancreatic cell transplant research at Emory University in Atlanta GA, before relocating to Phoenix, Arizona where he completed his Internal Medicine training at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center. He then went on to complete his Fellowship in Gastroenterolgy and Hepatology at the University of Arizona - Banner Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years, Dr. Usta served as an Assistant Professor for both the University of Arizona and Creighton Medical School.

He was recognized by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as a "Rising Star". He presented an abstract to the 2015 American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting, on his clinical research on the association between Barrett's Esophagus and Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam Veterans. He was selected as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and again selected to be Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology during his training career.

Presently, Dr. Usta gives lectures to medical students and residents at Wellington Reginal Medical Center. He plans to become more involved in the Palm Beach County Medical Society. He is currently taking online courses at Standford University on quantum physics for fun.

Dr. Usta is trained in all general GI procedures including Upper Endoscopy (EGD), Colonoscopy, and Capsule Endoscopy. He has a specific interest in esophageal disorders including, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia), and Barrett’s Esophagus. He is interested in studying Esophageal Acidity (pH) and Esophageal Pressures (Manometry). He also has extensive training in liver diseases (Hepatology) and is very comfortable taking care complex liver diseases including and not limited to hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver.

Professional & Teaching Experiences

  • Assistant Professor, University of Arizona.
  • Assistant Professor, Creighton Medical School.

Research & Publications

  • Poster 1675 Agent Orange Exposure
  • Presented an abstract to the 2015 American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG)

Hobbies

Dr. Usta has a young daughter named Lana and a fluffy white dog named Juice. He enjoys working out at Orange Theory fitness, fishing, kayaking, and any activity that includes the beach.

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Y. Joseph Usta, MD, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and raised in Aramco, on an American compound in Dhahran Saudi Arabia. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Molecular and Cellular Biology prior to graduating from medical school at the American University of Beirut. He completed a year of pancreatic cell transplant research at Emory University in Atlanta GA, before relocating to Phoenix, Arizona where he completed his Internal Medicine training at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center. He then went on to complete his Fellowship in Gastroenterolgy and Hepatology at the University of Arizona - Banner Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years, Dr. Usta served as an Assistant Professor for both the University of Arizona and Creighton Medical School.

He was recognized by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as a "Rising Star". He presented an abstract to the 2015 American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting, on his clinical research on the association between Barrett's Esophagus and Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam Veterans. He was selected as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and again selected to be Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology during his training career.

Presently, Dr. Usta gives lectures to medical students and residents at Wellington Reginal Medical Center. He plans to become more involved in the Palm Beach County Medical Society. He is currently taking online courses at Standford University on quantum physics for fun.

Dr. Usta is trained in all general GI procedures including Upper Endoscopy (EGD), Colonoscopy, and Capsule Endoscopy. He has a specific interest in esophageal disorders including, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia), and Barrett’s Esophagus. He is interested in studying Esophageal Acidity (pH) and Esophageal Pressures (Manometry). He also has extensive training in liver diseases (Hepatology) and is very comfortable taking care complex liver diseases including and not limited to hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver.

Professional & Teaching Experiences

Research & Publications

Hobbies

Dr. Usta has a young daughter named Lana and a fluffy white dog named Juice. He enjoys working out at Orange Theory fitness, fishing, kayaking, and any activity that includes the beach.


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