Christine Pocha, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver Care

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  • Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic (Fargo)
  • Gastroenterology - Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic (Fargo)
    701-364-8900
  • Liver Care - Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic (Fargo)
    701-364-8900

Languages

  • English

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Bio

Dr. Christine Pocha, MD, PhD, MPH, and FAASLD has been providing outreach care for liver patients at Essentia Health for several years.  Dr. Pocha ensures her patients will receive a leading-edge transplantation and hepatology care while maintaining a hometown setting.

As a medical educator, Dr. Pocha shares clinical expertise with medical students, residents, and fellows on academic faculty at institutions worldwide. She held academic and clinical appointments in the U.S., Germany and Switzerland and currently does so in England at King’s College Hospital.

Beyond the exam rooms of Essentia Health and Avera Transplant Institute, Dr. Pocha led numerous large research programs on hepatitis C and liver cancer and contributes to medicine as author of numerous medical journal publications. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and an engaged member of a professional society focused on liver-related conditions. She earned master’s degree in public health as well as medical and doctoral degrees. Dr. Pocha is a board-certified internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology physician. Her ongoing research focuses on liver disease and related complications.

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Biography

Dr. Christine Pocha, MD, PhD, MPH, and FAASLD has been providing outreach care for liver patients at Essentia Health for several years.  Dr. Pocha ensures her patients will receive a leading-edge transplantation and hepatology care while maintaining a hometown setting.

As a medical educator, Dr. Pocha shares clinical expertise with medical students, residents, and fellows on academic faculty at institutions worldwide. She held academic and clinical appointments in the U.S., Germany and Switzerland and currently does so in England at King’s College Hospital.

Beyond the exam rooms of Essentia Health and Avera Transplant Institute, Dr. Pocha led numerous large research programs on hepatitis C and liver cancer and contributes to medicine as author of numerous medical journal publications. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and an engaged member of a professional society focused on liver-related conditions. She earned master’s degree in public health as well as medical and doctoral degrees. Dr. Pocha is a board-certified internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology physician. Her ongoing research focuses on liver disease and related complications.

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal disorders
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Billary disorders
  • Celiac disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive problems
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • GERD
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver defects
  • Liver disease
  • Liver failure
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Stomach diseases
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vomiting

Education & Certifications

Education

Medical Degree, Friedrich Schiller Universitat

Residency

Friedrich Schiller Universitat - Internal Med & Gastroenterology
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY - Internal Medicine

Fellowship

Friedrich Schiller Universitat - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

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