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Our Physicians & Providers


Nitesh Ratnakar, M.D., FACG completed his training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Wisconsin Medical School where he also finished his training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Ratnakar completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Chicago Medical School. He graduated medical school from University of Delhi / Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. He is board certified in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.  He has been awarded fellowship of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Dr. Ratnakar is the West Virginia Governor of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and is a member of the task force of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) on innovations in endoscopy. Dr. Ratnakar consults on all aspects of digestive and liver diseases and has a special interest in therapeutic endoscopy, pancreatico-biliary endoscopy, gastro-intestinal cancers, colon cancer screening, non-surgical treatment of hemmorhoids and ablative therapy for Barrett's esophagus. Dr. Ratnakar has special training and interest in Geriatric Medicine and provides expert care to seniors with digestive and liver diseases.He is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Ratnakar has consulted on several high profile international patients including from Russia, Africa and India. Dr. Ratnakar is on the faculty at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Outside of medicine, Dr. Ratnakar's interests include tennis, travelling, flying, charitable work and spending time with his young children. 



Daniel Shats, M.D., M.B.A. was raised in Toronto, Canada where he pursued studies in economics and marketing prior to attending medical school at Ross University. Dr. Shats completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology & liver diseases at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Camden, NJ. Dr. Shats has a special interest in colonoscopy, polyp removal, advanced therapeutic ERCP and endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications. A member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Shats boasts an adenoma detection rate of 45%. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending free time with his wife and two young children. Dr. Shats is on the faculty at West Virginia School of Medicine.



GoetzGeorge Goetz, M.D., Ph.D. grew up in South Bend, IN and received his bachelor's degree in chemistry form Brown University in Providence, RI in 1981.  He moved to New York City where he received his MD degree, as well as a doctorate in molecular biology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1989.  He then completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Indiana University and Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  His fellowship in gastroenterology was completed at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Goetz was a faculty member of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock before joining a gastroenterology group in Indianapolis in 2000.  Dr. Goetz practices all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology and has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and infectious diarrhea.  He is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Gastoenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Dr. Goetz is on the faculty at West Virginia School of Medicine.



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Rosa Nardo, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree in biology at Ohio Northern University. She went on to the Marietta Physician Assistant Program to earn her master's degree. She is certified and licensed in Ohio and West Virginia. She resides in Bethesda and is a life long member of Bethesda Christian Church.  Her interests include kayaking, reading and walking her dog. 




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Renee Rennick, PA-C is a West Virginia native. She attended John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, WV and graduated from West Virginia University where she completed undergraduate studies in biology before earning her physician assistant degree from Alderson-Broaddus University in Philippi, WV. A member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Renee resides in Wheeling with her son and is a member of the Vineyard Church of Wheeling.