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Amar R. Deshpande, M.D.

General Information

Amar R. Deshpande, M.D.



  • English
  • Spanish


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Gastroenterology


  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology - Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Competency Assessment
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
  • Vice Chair for Education, Division of Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & colitis)

Research Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & colitis)

Medical Education


2002 MD
University of Miami



Dr. Amar R. Deshpande is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  He completed his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine and then stayed at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital for his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship. 

Dr. Deshpande sees patients and does research at the University of Miami Crohn's and Colitis Center.  He is co-director of the Advanced IBD fellowship and Vice Chief for Education in the Division of Gastroenterology.  He has authored many articles, book chapters, and reviews in prestigious gastroenterology and internal medicine journals with multiple presentations at national and international meetings; he is a reviewer for multiple gastroenterology journals and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis as well as other IBD-related advisory boards. 

He has been the program director of the GI fellowship and has also directed the Internal Medicine clerkship for 3rd year medical students and pathophysiolology modules for 2nd year medical students, roles for which he won numerous teaching awards.  More recently, he has been appointed Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Competency Assessment.  He is also transitioning into the role of faculty medical director of the student-run Department of Community Service at UM, a group that has won national awards for its commitment to caring for thousands of the underserved in South Florida through health fairs, free clinics, and other events.

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