Officers and Board of Directors

President
Kenneth Sigman, MD

Dr. Sigman practices with GastroHealth in Birmingham and specializes in advanced endoscopy at Grandview Medical Center where he serves as the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology. At Grandview,  Dr. Sigman performs Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Double Balloon Enteroscopy, and endoscopic stent placement of the GI tract.

Dr. Sigman attended Miami University for undergraduate education and obtained his medical degree from Ohio State University. He also completed his medicine residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Ohio State University.

Dr. Sigman has lived and practiced in Birmingham for 27 years. He has hosted multiple conferences in Birmingham with nationally recognized faculty in advanced endoscopy and is a frequent speaker at GI conferences and seminars as an expert in Biliary and Pancreatic endoscopy.

Dr Sigman is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Pancreatic Association.

In his spare time, Dr Sigman enjoys golf and swimming. He recently earned his private pilot’s license and enjoys flying around the Southeast.

Vice President
Travis Rutland, MD

Originally a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Dr. Rutland comes from Mobile, Alabama where he attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in Spanish. He was then accepted into the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile where he went on to do his residency in internal medicine. Specializing in gastroenterology, Dr. Rutland became a Fellow in 2006.

Dr. Rutland is certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology with the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine). He holds memberships in the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and the Alabama Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His passion for gastroenterology is evident through the numerous lectures given on issues such as Serotonin and the GI tract and Liver Disease in Pregnancy.

Secretary
Mohamad A. Eloubeidi, MD

Dr. ElouEloubeidi_2016_web-213x300beidi, of Anniston, earned his doctorate in medicine from the American University of Beirut. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is Certified in the Subspecialty of Gastroenterology.

He is president of Anniston Digestive Health, P.C., and a professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and associate chair for Clinical Affairs at the American University of Beirut.

In 2012, Dr. Eloubeidi was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical honor society and has been listed in America’s Top Doctors for multiple years.

His major area of research is gastrointestinal pre-malignant and malignant conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, colon cancer and polyps, and pancreatic cancer.  More specifically, his focus is on the role and impact of endoscopic ultrasonography in the evaluation of these conditions.  In addition, the evaluation of the role of fine needle aspiration biopsy in diagnosing these conditions as a minimally invasive technique.

Treasurer
Rajat Parikh, MD  

Dr. Parikh earned a B.S. in Neural Sciences from New York University and obtained his M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine where he graduated in the Honors Society. He completed his Internship and Residency training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) where he also served as the Chief Medical Resident. He proceeded to complete his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at UMDNJ. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Parikh joined Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates in 2011.

Dr. Parikh’s special interests include Endoscopic Ultrasound and Gastrointestinal Oncology. He played a key part in the development of the Endoscopic Ultrasonagraphy program at Brookwood Medical Center. He has presented at numerous national conferences and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Immediate Past President
Bradley S. Rice, MD

Bradley S. Rice, MD, is chief of internal medicine at Crestwood Medical Center and co-director of Crestwood Medical Center Endoscopy Center.

He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama School of Medicine in 2003, then completed an internal medicine residency program and gastroenterology/hepatology fellowship at the University of Louisville where he served as chief gastroenterology fellow.

Dr. Rice is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology. His expertise include colon cancer screening, endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreotography (ERCP), Barrett’s ablation with BARRX and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He practices at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville and Madison Surgery Center in Madison, Alabama.

Dr. Rice serves on the Board of Censors of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, the Alabama Department of Public Health Board, and on the Board of Trustees for the Madison County Medical Society.

Board Members
Rishi Agarwal, MD, Birmingham
Bennett Hooks, MD, Mobile
George Nelson, MD, Dothan
Dewayne Tooson, MD, Tuscaloosa

Emeritus Member
Tim Denton, MD, Birmingham

Serving as AGS Regional Legislative Leaders are:
Mark M. Anderson, MD, Montgomery (Central Alabama)
Cody B. Barnett, MD, Mobile (Southwest Alabama)
W. Timothy Denton, MD, Birmingham (Birmingham-Metro)
Mohamad A. Eloubeidi, MD, Anniston (East Alabama)
Bradley S. Rice, MD, Huntsville (North Alabama)
Travis J. Rutland, MD, Dothan (Southeast Alabama)
Donnie R. Smith, MD, Tuscaloosa (West Alabama)

Representative to the Maintenance of Certification Committee for the Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Travis Rutland, MD, Dothan