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Centra SCH Welcomes Dr. Bal

Dr. Bikram S. Bal is the newest addition to the Centra Southside Community Hospital family. Dr. Bal will open our new Centra Southside Center for Gastrointestinal & Liver Diseases office, located on the hospital campus.

Dr. Bikram S. Bal graduated from the Christian Medical College and Brown Memorial Hospital in India. He did his post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center. He also completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology there as well.

Dr. Bal is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and is board eligible in Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterology Association. He is the author of many medical publications and abstracts, as well as co-author on a book chapter in Nutritional Requirements of the Critically Ill Obese Patient.

“We are so fortunate that we found Dr. Bal. His accomplishments are very impressive, including a fellowship at Yale. His work will provide positive outcomes for the health of our community,” says E.W. Tibbs, CEO of CSCH.

Dr. Bal's interests include golf, wine-tasting, and skeet shooting. He is also a member of the Farmville Rotary Club, as his father was a longtime Rotarian. He is married and has one son, and has just built a house in the area. Please welcome the Bal family to the community. To make an appointment with Dr. Bal, call 315-2860. His practice opens August 1, but his office is now taking appointments.