Dr. Caren S. Palese, MD

Dr. Caren S. Palese, MD

Dr. Caren S. Palese, MD

Languages: English, German, Spanish
Fax: (877) 303-1462

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Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal bloating
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal liver function
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Procedures I Perform
  • bravo ph test
  • colon polypectomy
  • colonoscopy
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • gastrointestinal cancer screening
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About the Provider

Caren Palese, MD, is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is
board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Palese completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University and received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a three-year Gastroenterology fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Since 2014, she has been consistently chosen by her peers to be a Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doc.
She has been awarded the annual distinction of Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2016. In addition, she has received the Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine Award. She was selected by the Washington Post Magazine to be a Rising Star in 2013.

Dr. Palese uses progressive techniques to diagnose and treat many esophageal disorders, such as GERD, eosinophilic esophagitis and Barrett’s esophagus. She is an expert in diseases of swallowing.

For the most effective care and optimal outcomes for her patients, Dr. Palese takes a multidisciplinary approach and often works closely with a team of specialists. In addition to her expertise in swallowing disorders, Barrett’s esophagus and gastrointestinal motility disorders, Dr. Palese performs precise screening colonoscopies for detecting colon cancer and flat polyps.

Beyond her passion for her work, Dr. Palese enjoys speaking German and Spanish, running and skiing.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2007)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2003)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2001)
  • Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2000)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital