Dr. Schatz is originally from Florida and graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in psychology. Prior to starting medical school, he completed a year of clinical research at the University of Florida under the auspices of Dr. Phillip Toskes, a former president of the American Gastroenterological Association and international expert on pancreatic and malabsorptive diseases. Dr. Schatz then received his MD with honors in research from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Schatz has a clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and was selected as a Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation National Visiting Fellow to further his expertise in the field at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, one of the nation’s premier IBD centers. He has published multiple articles and book chapters and has presented his research at national and international meetings.
Dr. Schatz is not the only member of his family with a passion for medicine, with his father a pediatric endocrinologist and two sisters also in the medical field. When he’s not on the clock, this diehard college sports fan can be found cheering on his favorite teams – or enjoying a post-game slice as a proud member of a local pizza club, It’s Dough Time! Dr. Schatz also enjoys playing golf and any activity that allows him to spend time on the water.