Gastro Consultants of Atlanta, P.C.

Address: 5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road • Saint Joseph's Doctors Center • Suite 270 • Suite 270 • Atlanta, GA 30342
Telephone: 404-255-1000
Secure Fax to Email: 404-795-5549

Dr. Fixelle CV / Resume


Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C.
5669 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Suite 270
Atlanta, GA 30342

Personal Information

Work Phone Number: 404.255.1000
FAX Number: 404.847.0416
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Country of Citizenship: United States


Columbia College, Columbia University, New York               A.B.  1975
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois                 M.S.  1976
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York                    M.D. 1980

Professional Training/Post-Graduate Training

November 2019 to present:
Gastro Consultants of Atlanta, P.C.
5669 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 270
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

1985 to October 2019:
Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C.
(formerly Drs. Cohen & Fixelle, P.C.)
5669 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 270
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

1983 to 1985:
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Fellowship – Specialty Training in Digestive Diseases

1980 to 1983:
New York Medical College
Westchester County Medical Center
Valhalla, New York
Internship/Residency - Internal Medicine

Licenses and Board Certifications

Georgia Medical License # 024675
American Board of Internal Medicine: September 1983
American Board of Internal Medicine:Subspecialty in Gastroenterology - November 1985
Certifications current in BLS/ACLS

Academic Teaching Experience

1985 - present   
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

2007 - ~2010
Preceptor for specialty elective rotation for Emory Family Practice residents

Staff Positions/Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Privileges

1985 to 2006
Emory-Dunwoody Medical Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Status: Active staff until hospital closed 12.2006
Chief of Gastroenterology/Director-GIDU
Chairman, Patient Education Committee 2001- 2006
Chairman, Department of Medicine 1995-96
Secretary, Medical Staff 1998-99
Chief of Staff-Elect 1999-2000
Chief of Staff 2000-2001

1985 to present
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
Status: Active staff
Member/Physician Champion - Clinical Systems Physicians Advisory/CPOE Implementation Committee 2012-2013

1985 to present
Northside Hospital - Atlanta Main Campus
Status: Active staff
Operative and Surgical Procedures Committee 2006 - present
Section Chief, Division of Gastroenterology 2010 - 2012

1985 to 2001
Promina-Gwinnett Health System Hospitals
Gwinnett County, Georgia
Status: resigned due to inactivity

1985 to ~2000
Grady Health System 
Atlanta, Georgia
Status: resigned due to inactivity
(Teaching purposes only)

1999 - 2014
Emory Adventist Hospital
Smyrna, Georgia
Status: Courtesy staff until hospital closed 2014

2003 - present
Endoscopy Consultants, LLC (ASC)
5669 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 290
Atlanta, GA 30342
Status: Medical Director, Staff gastroenterologist/endoscopist

2007- present
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Johns Creek, Georgia
Status: Honorary staff

2007- present
Northside Hospital - Forsyth Campus
Cumming, Georgia
Status: Active Staff (based on Northside Hospital –Atlanta)
Section Chief, Division of Gastroenterology 2010 - 2013  

2011- present
Georgia Endoscopy Center. LLC (ASC)
3330 Preston Ridge Road, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Status: Staff gastroenterologist/endoscopist                                   

Society Memberships

  • American College of Physicians/ASIM
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Georgia Society of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy
  • Atlanta Gut Club (now defunct)
  • American Liver Foundation
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    New York Medical College
    Valhalla, New York
  • Recipient of 1st Annual Sam Schatten Life Saver Award, Atlanta, GA – 2007
  • Top Doctor, U.S. News & World Report – October 2011
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors – 2011-2017
  • Top MD, Consumers’ Checkbook
  • Atlanta Magazine 2016 Top Doctors
  • Atlanta Magazine 2017 Top Doctors
  • Atlanta Magazine 2018 Top Doctors
  • Atlanta Magazine 2019 Top Doctors
  • Atlanta Magazine 2020 Top Doctors
  • Atlanta Jewish Times – Best Gastroenterologists in Atlanta 2019

Clinical Specialty and Interests

  • Gastroenterology: Biliary Tract Disease, Gastrointestinal Functional & Motility Disorders, Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Delivery of Health Care; Gastroenterology; Endoscopy; Hepatitis; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Colonic Neoplasms; Esophageal Motility Disorders

Clinical Trial Experience

  • Bard Gastric Balloon Prototype: Placement of intra-gastric balloon- placebo controlled study in obese human subjects, ca. 1984 - Emory University School of Medicine
  • Multi-center Study in Use of Asacol in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, ca. 1990
  • Compassionate Use of Interferon plus Ribavirin in human patients with HCV (pre-release)
  • IFN/ribavirin treatment with high dose daily induction therapy followed by daily reduced dose therapy (Lawitz)
  • PEG-Intron/ribavirin therapy in patients who relapsed with HCV (Lawitz)
  • Weight-based dosing PEG-Intron/ribavirin in patients with HCV (Jacobson)
  • Comparison of Two Doses of PEG-Interferon alfa-2b in Combination with Ribavirin for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients (Lee)
  • Multicenter Hepatitis C study (PEG-Intron/Rebetol) (Jacobson)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome studies- various subgroups with alosetron
  • GERD therapy studies - various therapeutic agents and indications- clinical and endoscopic studies
  • Chronic constipation study- colonoscopy evaluation pre-treatment
  • Celiac disease marker study 2019

Public Speaking Credentials

  • Served as local and national consultant/speaker for numerous pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly, Schering, TAP, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, and Ironwood/Forest, Allergan.
  • Grand Rounds, Board Review topics and CME lectures at hospital-based educational programs- variety of subjects in the field of gastroenterology and liver disease.
  • Didactic lectures delivered to Emory Physician Assistant program and Emory Family Practice residents.
  • Preceptor/subspecialty rotation advisor to Emory Family Practice residents

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