John Affronti, MD

John Affronti, MD, MS

Gastroenterology Augusta, GA

Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia

Office Address

  • 1120 15th Street
    Augusta, GA 30912
    Phone: (706) 721-2238
    Fax: (706) 721-0331

John Affronti, MD, MS

Gastroenterology Augusta, GA

Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia


  • Dr. John Affronti was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Atlanta as well as Springfield Va. a suburb of Wash. D.C.

    While assisting with research at the NIH he obtained his B.A. Degree from The George Washington Univ. and a M.S. Degree in Pharmacology from the Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sci..

    Dr. Affronti then returned to G.W.U. for his M.D. and residency where he volunteered in free clinics as well as assisted with the care of numerous dignitaries in the D.C. area.

    He did his GI fellowship at Duke where he conducted shockwave lithotripsy research. He developed his expertise in treating biliary and pancreatic disorders under the supervision of Dr. Cotton and Dr. Baillie who are world renowned in this field. His training included an apprenticeship under Dr. Leung at the Prince of Whales Hospital in Hong Kong.

    Dr. Affronti continued at Duke as an Assistant Professor where he started/directed the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) program. He also traveled to Saudi Arabia as a consultant in the liver transplant program at the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh.

    He was then recruited to become Director of Endoscopy at The Univ. of Fla. Jacksonville Campus. While there, he was asked to be acting chief of gastroenterology and set up their first EUS program. In addition he started an off-campus GI outpatient clinic for the Univ.

    Dr. Affronti then became Director of Endoscopy at Emory Univ. Hosp. where he was promoted to Assoc. Prof. He also initiated and was the director of the Biliary/Pancreatic Health Service there.

    In 2007 he was promoted to Professor of Medicine and The Director of Advanced Endoscopy at Loyola Univ. of Chicago.

    He was invited to join the Medical College of Ga. in 2013 to develop the Advanced Endoscopy Program in the new Digestive Health Center being built there. As Director of the Advanced Endoscopy & Gastro-intestinal Services (A.E.G.I.S.) Group he also started the Multidisciplinary Pancreas and Bile Duct Group.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Advanced Endoscopic Interventional, Biliary Tract Disease, Pancreas Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Pancreas; Biliary Tract Diseases; Endoscopy

Education & Training

  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • George Washington UniversityGeorge Washington University
  • George Washington University School of MedicineGeorge Washington University School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License2007 - 2014
  • GA State Medical LicenseGA State Medical License1998 - 2016
  • American Board of Internal MedicineGastroenterology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • FellowAmerican Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Fellow (FACG)American College of Gastroenterology

    Publications & Presentations


    Books/Book Chapters

    • Gastroenterology Clinics in Primary care Chapter: Chronic pancreatitis and exocrine insufficiency Page 515 - 537
      Affronti, J
      Editors: Michelfelder A Winger J.


    • Endoscopy the 4th Dimension Digestive Disease Division Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, - 5/17/2014
    • Common Bile Duct Stones- A Complication of Gallstone Disease Medical College of Georgia Primary Care & Family Medicine Symposium Marriot Conference Center - 3/30/2014

    Professional Memberships

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
    • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
    • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Great West PPO
    • HealthLink PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • MVP Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

    Medical Groups

    • Medical College of Georgia (at Georgia Health Scie


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