Harshit S. Khara



Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy – Geisinger Medical Center
Director of Endoscopic and Translational Research
Associate Director, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship Program
Research Director and Core Faculty, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
System Director of Quality
System Chair, Clinical Use Evaluation (VAC) Committee
Director, National Pancreas Foundation Center at Geisinger
Associate, Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA – 17822 USA

Harshit S. Khara, MD, FACG, FASGE; is an Interventional Gastroenterologist based at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, USA.

Dr. Khara is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of Endoscopy; Director of Endoscopic and Translational Research; Director of the Clinical Use Evaluation Committee; System Director of Quality; Research Director and Core Faculty for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program; and Associate Director for the Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship Program at the Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at Geisinger, participating in the training and mentoring of Advanced Endoscopy and General Gastroenterology fellows. He is also the Director of the National Pancreas Foundation Center at Geisinger.

He is involved in multi-center clinical research and quality improvement projects. His clinical and research interests are in the field of interventional endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, Barrett’s esophagus, third space endoscopy, endoscopic treatments for GERD, Interventional EndoHepatology, and Bariatric endoscopy. Dr Khara is certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a committee member for the World Gastroenterology Organization, American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, representing Geisinger at various national and international platforms.

Dr. Khara earned his Medical Degree from Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital in India. He moved to the United States to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at Drexel University College of Medicine-Saint Peter’s University Hospital. He completed a Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine-Norwalk Hospital. He completed another Fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at Geisinger Medical Center.