LEWISTON – Oswaldo Bisbal, M.D., a gastroenterologist, has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center medical staff. He is practicing in association with Central Maine Gastroenterology, a clinical department of the hospital.

Before he began his work in the Lewiston-Auburn area, Bisbal practiced for three years at Salem Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem, Va. He also served as an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

A graduate of Alexander von Humboldt Schule in Lima, Peru, he earned his medical degree at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Medicine, also in Lima, Peru. He served an internship and residency in internal medicine and a gastroenterology fellowship at State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He has worked as a medical researcher in Peru and the United States, and has published scholarly articles.

He is certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has special interest in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diseases of the biliary tract.

Bisbal is fluent in English, Spanish and German.

Central Maine Gastroenterology, at 77 Bates St., Lewiston, is also comprised of doctors Mark T. Branda, John F. Lewandowski, Philip J. O’Connor and Michael R. Sivulich. The practice may be reached at 784-5784.

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