Ben Bradenham Jr., MD

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Dr. Bradenham Jr. is a native Richmond, and second-generation gastroenterologist. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Washington and Lee University in 2006. He subsequently attended and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2010. Residency training then brought Dr. Bradenham Jr. and his physician wife, Courtney Bradenham, to Saint Louis, Missouri. After completing three years of Internal Medicine residency training at Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital, he spent the next three years in the Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship at Saint Louis University.

After six years in Saint Louis, in 2016 he returned home to Richmond, Virginia and joined GSI. Dr. Bradenham Jr. cares for patients suffering from all gastrointestinal diseases; however, he has specific interests in the evaluation and management of pre-cancerous and malignant disease throughout the GI tract, liver disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders and the future of endoscopic weight loss solutions.

Ofer Feder, MD

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  • Primary location: Memorial Regional Medical Building

  • Primary Hospital: Memorial Regional Medical Center

  • Outpatient services: Virginia Endoscopy Group (Northside, Staples Mill Road), Memorial Regional Medical Center, Memorial ASC

  • Areas of interest in Gastroenterology: Pancreatic and Biliary Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Functional GI Disorders, General Gastroenterology, Colon Cancer Screening

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 2003

Dr. Ofer Feder earned his B.A. at the University of Virginia in 1992 and his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in 1997, in the course of which he was awarded an A.D. Williams Research Fellowship in Immunology. He completed his internal medicine residency in 2000 at the University of Pittsburgh Hospitals, and he did his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, finishing in 2003.

In 2003, GSI was pleased to welcome Dr. Feder into our practice. He is a busy practitioner known for his expertise in ERCP and EUS. His practice philosophy involves providing compassionate care that is always at the forefront of new therapies and technologies. Dr. Feder is determined to deliver the best care available while treating each patient as he would his own family member.

Dr. Feder lives in Richmond with his wife, Stefanie, and two children. He maintains an active role in community life and enjoys reading, skiing, tennis and cooking with his family.

Henry M. Ellett, MD

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  • Primary Location: Wadsworth-Midlothian Center

  • Primary hospitals: Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals

  • Outpatient services: Virginia Endoscopy Group (Southside, Midlothian Plaza), Johnston-Willis Hospital, Johnston-Willis outpatient, Chippenham Hospital, Chippenham outpatient

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 1993; recertified 2004

Dr. Henry Ellett, a Charlottesville, Va., native, received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1982 and went on to attain his M.D. at the Medical College of Virginia. He also did his internship, residency and fellowship in Gastroenterology at MCV before beginning private practice in 1993.

Dr. Ellett practiced Gastroenterology for nine years in the Metropolitan area before joining Gastrointestinal Specialists in 2002. He enjoys a very busy practice on the Southside of Richmond. His drive and enthusiasm set the fast pace for his practice.

Michael T. Farrell, MD

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Dr. Michael Farrell was born in Cleveland Ohio and grew up in McLean, VA. He spent eight years in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia where he earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees (BA with distinction in Economics and Doctor of Medicine). His internship and residency in Internal Medicine were both done at The University of Connecticut, finishing in 1988.  Dr. Farrell then returned to Virginia and completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Medical College of Virginia/VCU in 1990.

After fellowship he stayed in Richmond and went in to practice with Dr. Ben Bradenham where together they formed Henrico Gastrointestinal Specialists. In 1994 the two of them joined forces with GSI and have been an integral part of our group ever since.

Dr. Farrell has a special clinical interest in advanced biliary endoscopy and  ERCP for the treatment of pancreatic, biliary and liver diseases. He is also interested in inflammatory bowel diseases and general gastroenterology.

He holds an academic appointment at The Medical College of Virginia and has served as the chair of medicine/family practice at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.  He served as staff representative of the medical staff section of national American Medical Association meetings for many years.  For 9 years Dr. Farrell supervised the Gastroenterology rotation for Hanover /VCU  family practice residency program. He is committed to continuing medical education and has received  the AMA physician recognition award for this.

A “lifelong student,” Dr. Farrell has an interest in international health issues. He has traveled with cultural exchange GI programs in Africa and Russia.

When he is not working, he spends time as a “frustrated golfer,” “Dad”, “Grandpa” and “hopeless UVA and Redskin fan”. He is enjoying following his new favorite college basketball team – the VCU Rams.

For more information, visit Dr. Farrell’s personal website.

P. Frederick Duckworth, Jr., MD

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  • Primary location: Memorial Regional Medical Building

  • Primary hospital: Memorial Regional Medical Center

  • Outpatient services: Virginia Endoscopy Group Northside (Staples Mill Road), Memorial Regional Medical Center, Memorial ASC

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 1991; recertified 2001

Dr. Fred Duckworth is a native Virginian, hailing from Lynchburg. As a John Motley Morehead Scholar, he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980. He returned to Virginia and was awarded his M.D. in 1984 from the University of Virginia.

While at UVA, Dr. Duckworth was named as a finalist for the Bowman Scholarship for outstanding achievement in the clinical years. He was given the Outstanding Intern award while completing his Internship at The Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his Residency in 1987.

He then served as a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine in 1988. Dr. Duckworth stayed at the Medical College of Virginia completing his Fellowship in Gastroenterology in 1990. He served as Chief Fellow in Gastroenterology in 1991 and then stayed on the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine for a year before joining Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc in July 1992.

Dr. Duckworth has served as the Chief of Endoscopy at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center from 1994 to the present. He has also done committee work with the hospital – laser, clinical practice, and physicians advisory. In addition, Dr. Duckworth has been very active in the Virginia Gastroenterology Society serving as the annual Course Co-Director in 2002, Secretary 2003-2005, Treasurer 2005-2007, President 2007-2009, Past President 2009-2011 and still serves on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Duckworth and his wife Kathy have three children. Kathy and Dr. Duckworth are very active in community life at their church, Christ Church Episcopal and he has previously served as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 747 at Gayton Baptist Church. He enjoys fishing and woodworking in his spare time.