LEWISTON — Dr. Sean McGarr, a gastroenterologist who is considered a leading provider in Maine and has been honored for his advanced endoscopic therapy, has joined Central Maine Healthcare as a medical director.

McGarr recently practiced at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. He will join CMH next month as medical director for gastroenterology and endoscopy.

McGarr is an advanced therapeutic endoscopist who held fellowships in internal medicine and gastroenterology through the National Institutes for Health/Virginia Commonwealth University and Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed his medical internship and residency. His specialty is GI oncology and he is one of a few gastroenterologists in Maine to complete a year of quality-monitored advanced training preceded by a three-year gastro fellowship.

He is a previous member of the Commission on Cance, and an active clinical professor of the University of New England.

McGarr grew up in Orrington and graduated from the University of Maine, then attending Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He lives in Hallowell and has been the director of GI oncology at MaineGeneral Medical Center and the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta.

Sean McGarr