Punitha Shivaprasad, DO

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Punitha Shivaprasad, DO

Punitha Shivaprasad, DO, is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist and is the founder of Premier Gastroenterology of Princeton. Her office is located in the Princeton Medical Arts Pavilion and she is affiliated with Penn Medicine at Princeton Medical Center. She is committed to developing her practice as your destination to advanced digestive health.

Dr. Shivaprasad obtained her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine with Honors. She completed her Residency at Cooper University Hospital and went on to finish her 3 year Gastroenterology Fellowship at the same institution. She completed an additional year of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship at the prestigious Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C. In addition to upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, she received expert training in the treatment of biliary tract disease including bile duct stones and bile duct cancers. She is passionate about the early detection of pancreatic, esophageal and stomach cancers using her expertise in an innovative technique called Endoscopic Ultrasound. 

Dr. Shivaprasad was named the first Director of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at RWJ Barnabas at Hamilton, where she pioneered their first Endoscopic Ultrasound Program. She was recognized by the staff of this department for her passion and excellence in teaching. As a result, she was invited to give many talks including the state level conference for the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses Association. 

Dr. Shivaprasad’s knowledge and professionalism has earned her the respect of her colleagues. She is adored by her patients and their families alike for her warmth, kindness, friendly demeanor and genuinely compassionate care. 

Clinical Expertise: Colon cancer screening, GERD, Peptic ulcer, GI bleed, Celiac disease, Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, IBS, Women’s digestive health, Diverticular disease, Gallstones, Hepatitis, Liver function abnormalities, early detection of esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cysts and cancer.

To schedule a procedure with Dr. Shivaprasad, please call (609) 981-4964.