Abhinav Sankineni, MD, MPH
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (249 reviews)

Specialities: Gastroenterology

Languages: Telugu, Hindi, English

(443) 777-6362

About me

Abhinav Sankineni, MD, MPH, is board certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Sankineni attended Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and his fellowships in advanced endoscopy, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal motility at Temple University Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Sankineni holds a master's degree in public health from West Virginia University.

Dr. Sankineni specializes in interventional gastroenterology including endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, esophageal, duodenal, colonic stenting, esophageal pH testing and esophageal motility studies.

Dr. Sankineni discussed esophageal motility testing for people who have swallowing issues during a segment with Health Professional Radio. Click here to listen. 

Learn more from Dr. Sankineni about diagnosing esophageal problems featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Discover Magazine.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Vomiting
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Ampullary Adenoma
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Biliary
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Biliary Tract Malformation
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Mass
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohns Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dilated Bile Duct
  • Dilated Pancreatic Duct
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Duodenal Adenoma
  • Duodenal Stricture
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Enterocolitis
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Hypersensitivity
  • Esophageal Inlet Patch
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ring
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Fatty Liver
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Inlet Patch
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Submucosal Tumors
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Mass
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypercontractile Esophagus
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Epithelial Dysplasia Ied
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Mass
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm
  • Pancreatic Duct Leak
  • Pancreatic Duct Stricture
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic Rest
  • Pancreatic Trauma
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Mass
  • Rectal Pain
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Bowel Fistula
  • Small Bowel Ulcer
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomach Polyps
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tubular Adenoma
  • Ulceration Of Intestine
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Pancolitis
  • Ulcerative Proctitis
  • Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease Veoibd
  • Vomiting
  • Walled-Off Pancreatic Necrosis
  • Whipples Disease
  • Wilsons Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Bariatric Endoscopy
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Bravo Ph Test
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Hemostasis
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Egd
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Egd With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Egd With Dilation
  • Extended Ph Monitoring
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Gastrointestinal Gi Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • High Resolution Manometry
  • Manometry
  • Peg Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Peg Tube Evaluation
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barretts Esophagus
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-2475

Fax 443-777-6362

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program: Temple University Hospital (2016)

Fellowship Program: Temple University Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: Abington Memoiral Hospital (2011)

Graduate Education: West Virginia University (2008)

Medical School: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences (2006)

News and publications

Heckert, J., Sankineni, A., Hughes, W. B., Harbison, S., & Parkman, H. (2015). Gastric electric stimulation for refractory gastroparesis: A prospective analysis of 151 patients at a single center. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3837-z [doi]

Malik, Z., Sankineni, A., & Parkman, H. P. (2015). Assessing pyloric sphincter pathophysiology using EndoFLIP in patients with gastroparesis. Neurogastroenterology and Motility : The Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, doi:10.1111/nmo.12522 [doi]

Maranki, J. L., Sankineni, A., Smith, M. S., Klebanov, N., Friedenberg, F. K., Haluszka, O., . . . Parkman, H. P. (2014). Tu1982 practice patterns in the treatment of achalasia: Results of a nationwide survey. Gastroenterology, 146(5), S-889.

Shin, G. H., Sankineni, A., & Parkman, H. P. (2014). Bolus retention in hiatal hernia identified by high-resolution esophageal manometry with impedance. Neurogastroenterology and Motility : The Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 26(5), 679-684. doi:10.1111/nmo.12312 [doi]

Keller, D. S., Parkman, H. P., Boucek, D. O., Sankineni, A., Meilahn, J. E., Gaughan, J. P., & Harbison, S. (2013). Surgical outcomes after gastric electric stimulator placement for refractory gastroparesis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, , 1-7.

Sankineni, A., Salieb, L., Harrison, M., Fisher, R. S., & Parkman, H. P. (2013). Slow esophageal propagation velocity: Association with dysphagia for solids. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 25(1), e44-e51.

George, N. S., Sankineni, A., & Parkman, H. P. (2012). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in gastroparesis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, , 1-8.

Friedenberg, F. K., Dadabhai, A., Palit, A., & Sankineni, A. (2012). The impact of functional constipation on quality of life of middle-aged black americans: A prospective caseΓÇôcontrol study. Quality of Life Research, 21(10), 1713-1717.

Friedenberg, F. K., Singh, M., George, N. S., Sankineni, A., & Shah, S. (2012). Prevalence and distribution of adenomas in black americans undergoing colorectal cancer screening. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 57(2), 489-495.

Sachdeva, P., Pathikonda, M., Sankineni, A., Cassilly, D., Harrison, M. J., & Parkman, H. P. (2012). Sa1388 symptom recurrence after stopping proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients undergoing esophageal pH monitoring:ΓÇ£the reverse therapeutic PPI trialΓÇ¥. Gastroenterology, 142(5), S-290.

Sankineni, A., George, N., Harrison, M., & Parkman, H. (2012). Multiple rapid swallows using high resolution esophageal manometry for motor disorders of the esophagus. Paper presented at the , 24 160-160.

Sankineni, A., & Friedenberg, F. K. (2010). M1528: Colorectal cancer screening in african americans 45-49 years old. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 71(5), AB245-AB246.

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.6
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.6
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.3
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.5
  • Provider showed respect

    4.6
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Aug 5, 2021

    Love Dr Sankineni

  • Jun 14, 2021

    I received great care from my physician.

  • Jun 3, 2021

    Dr. Sankineni is a wonderful dr. I would recommend him to anybody!