Board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, Annie J. Kruger, MD, PhD, is a gastroenterologist specializing in a range of metabolic, infectious, and autoimmune liver diseases. In both her clinical and research work, she has a particular interest in understanding, managing, and developing new therapeutics for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and resulting conditions.
Dr. Kruger received her combined MD/PhD from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, following which she completed her Internal Medicine residency, Gastroenterology fellowship, and research post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to medical school, she had received an MSPH in Immunology and Infectious Disease from Harvard University and worked as a consultant for the pharmaceutical and managed care industries for several years.
A committed researcher and the recipient of several foundation and NIH grants to date, Dr. Kruger’s work has appeared in Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology Communications and the Journal of Infectious Diseases, among other peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
In her practice, Dr. Kruger believes in providing personalized care for each patient with a comprehensive approach to improving their health. Her approach involves effectively utilizing diagnostic tests to arrive at an accurate diagnosis, prescribing optimal medical treatments for each unique GI disease, and addressing patients' nutritional and psychosocial needs to arrive at the best clinical outcome for her patients. In addition to English, Dr. Kruger speaks conversational Spanish and Portuguese.
- Internship/Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2013)
- Medical School: University of Massachusetts (2011)
- Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
- Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
- MedStar Georgetown University Hospital