Dr. Badiga earned his medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India in 1981. He began his training in the U.S. in 1985 after a 3 year postgraduate experience in Jamaica, West Indies. He was an intern in Radiology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY in 1985 and a research associate in gastroenterology at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, NY in 1986. He completed his residency training in internal medicine (1987-1990) and fellowship training in gastroenterology and clinical nutrition (1990-1993) at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center/ NY Medical College. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic ERCP at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Dr. Badiga is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has authored or coauthored several publications including a book chapter on pancreatitis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association and member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Badiga has received many accolades in his 21 years of practice in the Rio Grande Valley and served in various leadership positions at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System, including chief of endoscopy, chief of medicine, chief of staff and member of the board of managers. Dr. Badiga has extensive interventional gastroenterology endoscopy experience and he is passionate about offering his patients state-of-the-art minimally invasive endoscopic alternatives to surgery. Dr. Badiga is an avid reader and writer. He enjoys traveling with his family, studying current affairs, politics, and economy.