Gastroenterologist Staff

All professionals at Digestive Disease Consultants  maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

David B. Sutherland, M.D., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Dr. Sutherland joined Digestive Diseases Consultants of Kankakee in 1993. He attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois where he received a Doctor of Medicine. After medical school, he completed his post graduate training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He finished his medical training with the completion of a fellowship at the same facility.

Dr. Sutherland is board certified in gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, Illinois State Medical Society and Kankakee Medical Society.

His professional appointments are as follows: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL. – 2010 to present and Director of Endoscopy Procedure Lab at Riverside Medical Center, 1996 - 2009.

His current hospital affiliations are with: AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, Iroquois Memorial Hospital, and Silver Cross Hospital.


Edward J Jurkovic, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., A.G.A.F., F.A.C.G., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Dr Jurkovic joined Digestive Diseases Consultants of Kankakee in 1996. He attended Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois where he earned his Doctor of Osteopath Medical Degree. After medical school he completed his post graduate training at the same institute. He completed his medical education and training with a fellowship in Gastroenterology.

Dr. Jurkovic is board certified in Gastroenterology. He holds fellowships in F.A.C.O.I., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Illinois Academy of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Internists, Illinois State Medical Society and Kankakee County Medical Society.

His professional appointments are as follows: Director of Riverside Medical Center Gastroenterology Fellowship Program - 2010 to present, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University – 2010 to present, Downers Grove, IL, Chairman of Endoscopy at Silver Cross Hospital 2017 to present, Chairman of Medical Quality Committee at Silver Cross Hospital 2016 to present,  Treasurer/Secretary Medical Staff Presence St. Mary’s - 2006 to 2008, Chief Internal Medicine Department Riverside Medical Center - 2004 to 2006 and Director of Presence St. Mary’s Hospital Special Procedure Center - 2000 to 2001.

His current hospital affiliations are with:  AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital


Thomas L. O’Connor, M.D., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Dr. O’Connor joined Digestive Diseases Consultants of Kankakee in 1998. He attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois where he received a Doctor of Medicine. After medical school, he completed his post graduate training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa . He finished his medical training with the completion of a fellowship at the same facility.   Dr. O’Connor is board certified in Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, Illinois State Medical Society and Kankakee Medical Society.   His professional appointments are as follows: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL - 2010 - Present, National Board of Examiners, Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) - 2005, and Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine - 2003.

His current hospital affiliations are with: AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, Iroquois Memorial Hospital, andSilver Cross Hospital.


Daniel Errampalli, M.D., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Dr. Errampalli joined Digestive Diseases Consultants of Kankakee in 2003. He attended Kurnool Medical College in Kurnool, A.P., India where he received his Doctor of Medicine. After medical school, he completed his post graduate training at Kurnool Medical College. He finished his medical training with the completion of a fellowship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Errampalli is board certified in Gastroenterology. He is a member of American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, Illinois State Medical Society and Kankakee Medical Society.   His Professional Appointments include: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL. - 2010 - Present, American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) - 2003, Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine - 2000.

His current hospital affiliations are with:  AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital.


Brian C. Sasso, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., A.G.A.F., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Dr. Sasso joined Digestive Diseases Consultants of Kankakee in 2008. He attended Des Moines University, where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. After medical school, he continued his post-graduate education with a residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then completed his medical training with a fellowship in Gastroenterology from Midwestern University.

Dr. Sasso is board certified in Gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI) and a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF).

His professional memberships include the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Illinois State Medical Society and Kankakee County Medical Society.
Dr. Sasso enjoys training future physicians through his appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

His current hospital affiliations are with:  AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital


Nikhil Bhargava, D.O., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F., F.A.S.G.E., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Dr. Bhargava joined Digestive Disease Consultants in 2009. He attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, IL. He then completed internal medicine residency at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He finished his medical training with the completion of gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin/Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Campus. He is dually board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

His professional appointments include Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL and Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Riverside Medical Center. He is actively involved in clinical research and trains medical students, residents and fellows. 

He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is also a Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Illinois Academy of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Illinois State Medical Society and Kankakee County Medical Society. He is board certified in Gastroenterology 2018 and board certified in Internal Medicine 2015. 

He has received several accolades including Silver Cross' "Top Docs" honor and the Distinguished Gastroenterology Faculty of the Year award. 

His current hospital affiliations are with:  AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital.


Matthew Kaplan, D.O., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Matthew Kaplan, D.O. joined Digestive Diseases Consultants in July of 2015. He attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medical Degree. After medical school, he completed his post graduate training with a Traditional Rotating Internship year at BroMenn Regional Medical Center followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Swedish Convent Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kaplan finished his medical training with the completion of a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. Dr. Kaplan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of several medical societies including the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Kaplan is a member of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. He has specific interest in gastrointestinal motility and interprets and performs motility studies including: High Resolution Esophageal Manometry with Impedance, EndoFLIP, and Anorectal Manometry.

His professional appointments are as follows: Board Certification in Gastroenterology – 2015, Board Certification in Internal Medicine – 2012, His current hospital affiliations are with:  AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital.




Ashish Shah, M.D., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Ashish Shah, M.D. joined Digestive Diseases Consultants in August of 2015. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicinewhere he received his medical degree. After medical school, he completed his post graduate internal medicine training at University of Michigan and gastroenterology fellowship in University of California San Diego. He finished his medical training with the completion of an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Columbia University in New York City where he was assistant attending/clinical lecturer at Columbia University.

Dr. Shah is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterology Association.

His interests include a wide range of GI illnesses some of which include irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, treatment and diagnosis of gastro-esophageal reflux disease and Barretts esophagus, colon cancer surveillance and diseases of the pancreatico-biliary tract including pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic cancer. He also spends part time teaching current residents and fellows.

His professional appointments are as follows:

Board Certification in Internal Medicine – 2011.

Board Certification in Gastroenterology – 2014

His current hospital affiliations are with:  AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital

Prior publications:

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Shah AR, Boettcher E, Fahmy M Savides T, Horgan S, Jacobsen GR, Sandler BJ, Sedrak M, Kalmaz D; Screening Pre-Bariatric Surgery Patients for Esophageal Disease with Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy. World Journal of Gastroenterology; October 7,2013
  • Shah AR, Fehmi A, Savides T; Duodenal Obstruction Develops Frequently in Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma with Modern Medical Management. 
  • Yang D, Coman RM, Kahaleh M, Waxman I, Wang AY,SethiA, Shah AR, Draganov PV; Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Barrett’s Early Neoplasia: A MultiCenter Study in the United States. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016
  • DiMaio CJ, Kolb JM, Benias PC,ShahH,ShahS, Haluszka O, Maranki J, Sharzehi K, Lam E, Gordon SR, Hyder SM, Kaimakliotis PZ, Allaparthi SB, Gress FG,SethiA,ShahAR, Nieto J, Kaul V, Kothari S, Kothari TH, Ho S, Izzy MJ, Sharma NR, Watson RR, Muthusamy VR, Pleskow DK, Berzin TM, Sawhney M, Aljahdi E, Ryou M, Wong CK, Gupta P, Yang D, Gonzalez S, Adler DG. Initial Experience with a novel EUS-guided core biopsy needle (Sharkcore): results of a large North American multicenter study. Endosc Int Open. 2016
  • Shah A, Khanna L, Sethi A. Treatment of a afferent limb syndrome: novel approach with endoscopic ultrasound-guided creation of a gastro-jejunostomy fistula and placement of lumen-apposing stent. Endoscopy 2015
  • Shah AR, Elkhatib, I, Krinsky ML. A novel method for esophageal stent placement: retroflexed endoscopic guidance from the stomach. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015. 

 Non-Peer Reviewed Online Publications

  • Shah AR, Dimagno MJ. (2009, October 9). Evaluation on the article: Outcomes of Intra-Abdominal Fungal vs. Bacterial Infections in Severe Acute Pancreatitis. http://www.f1000medicine.com.
  • Shah AR, Dimagno MJ. (2009, July 10). Evaluation on the article: Smoking and Risk of Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis among Women and Men: A Population-Based Cohort Study. http://f1000medicine.com.

 Book Chapters

  • Clinical Ward Secrets a published book study guide for medical students. Chapter writer, reviewer and editor.

Abstracts and Presentations 

  • Repaka A, Shah AR, Singal A, Baker JR, Grove JJ, Fisher LR. Impact of Capsule Endoscopy on Clinical Management: A Single Center Experience. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Oct; 104(S3): 113.
  • Shah A, Fehmi A, and Savides, T. (2013, October) Duodenal Obstruction Develops Frequently in Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer with Modern Medical Management. Presented at: ACG San Diego, CA.
  • Shah A, Fang, D, Kemp A, Krinsky, M. (2012, May) Quality Endoscopy: Tracking Adverse Events using an Electronic Medical Record System is Superior to Voluntary Reporting System. Presented at: DDW San Diego, CA.
  • Shah, A, Zolotarevksy, E, Fisher, L. (2011, May) Diagnostic Yield of Capsule Endoscopy vs. Colonoscopy in Patients with Melena and a Negative EGD. Oral Presentation presented at: DDW Chicago, IL.
  • Repaka, A, Shah, A, Singal, A, Baker, J, Grove, J, Fisher, L. (2009, October). Impact of Capsule Endoscopy on Clinical Management: A Single Center Experience. Poster presented at: American College of Gastroenterology; San Diego, CA.
  • Shah AR, Sethi A (2015, May). Endoscopic suturing of remnant esophagus in a patient with esophageal interposition. Oral presentation presented at ASGE video plenary session at DDW Washington DC.
  • Shah AR, Jafri, M, Khanna L, Gonda T, Sethi A, Poneros J, Gress FG (2015, May) Endoscopic Ampullectomy: Recurrence Risks and Outcomes. Poster Presentation at DDW Washington, DC
  • Bhandari S, Shah K, Shah AR (2018, October). Outcomes following same day endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and laproscopic cholecystectomy at a community hospital setting. Poster Presentation at ACG Philadelphia, PA.

Nancy Reau, M.D., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Dr. Reau joined Digestive Diseases Consultants in 2004. She attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she received her doctor of medicine. After medical school she started her postgraduate training at Ohio State University and finished her medical training at The John Hopkins Medical Center.

She is the Richard B. Capps Chair of Hepatology and  Section Chief of Hepatology, Associate Director, Solid Organ Transplantation at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Reau is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is a member of the Association and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases,  European Association for the Study of the Liver,  American College of Gastroenterology and  American Gastroenterological Association. She is current Editor of Chief of Clinical Liver Disease.

Her current hospital affiliations are with Rush University Medical Center.



Krupa Shah, D.O., Gastroenterologist

New Lenox, IL

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Krupa Shah, D.O. joined Digestive Diseases Consultants in August of 2019. She attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. She went on to complete an Internal Medicine Residency a Riverside Medical Center. Dr. Shah then completed her medical training with a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL.

Dr. Shah is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Gastroenterology. She is a member of several medical societies including the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Her professional appointments are as follows: Board Certification in Internal Medicine – 2016. Her current hospital affiliations are with: AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Riverside Medical Center, and Silver Cross Hospital


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