OKLAHOMA CITY – As a gastroenterologist, Dr. Sanjay Sikka has learned a lot about grace, courage and perseverance from his patients.
“I think that medicine offers a unique opportunity to dedicate oneself to caring for and helping others using a mix of science and humanity,” said Sikka. “I feel very fortunate to do what I do for a living; it is a true privilege.”
Sikka grew up in Oklahoma and recently moved back to the area from New Orleans to join Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology in Oklahoma City. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and is fellowship trained in advanced therapeutic (interventional) endoscopy. In New Orleans, he was a faculty member and the director of endoscopy at Tulane University School of Medicine.
“I believe in a collaborative model of care where patients are part of the team,” he said. “I consider myself a patient advocate. My job is to not only provide care based on the latest evidence and using the latest technologies and techniques, but also to educate and empower patients to be active participants in their care.”
Sikka received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and fellowships in advanced endoscopy from the University of Chicago Hospitals and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
In his spare time, Sikka enjoys reading, traveling and listening to music.
To make an appointment with Sikka at Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology-Mercy Tower, located at 4200 W. Memorial Road, Suite 901, in Oklahoma City, call 405-749-4247.