Marcelo F. Vela, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English
  • GERD
  • Dysphagia
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Achalasia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Reflux monitoring
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Esophageal
  1. 2006
    Clinical Scholar - NIH K30 ScholarMedical University of South Carolina
  2. 2006
    MS - Clinical ResearchMedical University of South Carolina
  3. 2004
    Fellow - GastroenterologyCleveland Clinic Foundation
  4. 2001
    Clinical Research FellowshipMCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Drexel University
  5. 2000
    Resident - Internal MedicineMCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Drexel University
  6. 1997
    MDUniversidad Francisco Marroquin
  7. 1991
    BSc - Medical SciencesUniversidad Francisco Marroquin

Certifications

  1. 2004
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    FellowAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2017
    Honorary MemberEcuadorian Gastroenterology Association
  3. 2015
    Top Faculty Member 2015Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development in Arizona
  4. 2011
    Mentoring AwardBaylor College of Medicine
  5. 2011
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors
  6. 2010
    Honorary MemberGuatemalan Gastroenterology Association
  7. 2010
    Honorary MemberColombian Gastroenterology Association
  8. 2008
    Distinguished VisitorCity of Veracruz, Mexico (recommended by Mexican GI Association)
  9. 2007
    Emerging GI LeadersAstra-Zeneca
  10. 2007
    FellowAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  11. 2006
    Faculty Excellence AwardMedical University of South Carolina
  12. 2005
    REGAL AwardResearch Excellence in GI and Liver
  13. 2004
    Clinical Research Scholar Recipient (NIH K30 Award)National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
  14. 2002
    Clinical Scholar AwardWorld Congress of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association
  15. 2001
    Senior Fellow AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology Astra-Zeneca

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    FellowAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  3. 2016 - present
    MemberEducational Affairs Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberFunctional Lumen Imaging Probe Working Group
  5. 2015 - present
    DirectorEsophageal Interest Group, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2015 - present
    MemberAchalasia US Consortium
  7. 2014
    MentorYouth Investigator Forum, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  8. 2013 - present
    ChairInternational Relations Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  9. 2013 - present
    MemberInternational GERD Consensus
  10. 2013 - present
    Chair/MemberEsophagus Section, GI Training Exam Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  11. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Consensus on Anti-Reflux Surgery (ICARUS Group)
  12. 2011 - 2015
    MentorMentoring and Advisor Program, American Gastroenterological Association
  13. 2011 - present
    MemberHigh Resolution Esophageal Manometry International Work Group
  14. 2010 - present
    MemberInternational Relations Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  15. 2009 - 2015
    MemberClinical Research Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  16. 2009 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  17. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  18. 2008 - 2011
    MemberEducation and Training Committee (CME Subcommittee), American Gastroenterological Association
  19. 2007 - present
    MemberFaculty Research and Fellowship Support Committee, Baylor College of Medicine
  20. 2007 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  21. 2006 - 2012
    MemberPractice Parameters Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  22. 2004 - 2006
    RepresentativeAGA Physician's Electronic Health Record Coalition (PEHRC), American Gastroenterological Association
  23. 2004 - 2005
    MemberClinical Practice and Economics Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  24. 2002 - 2004
    MemberYoung Gastroenterologist and Trainee Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  25. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  26. 2000 - present
    MemberGastroenterology Research Group
  27. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
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