About David H. Balaban, MD, AGAF, FACG

Dr. David H. Balaban joined our team in 1997. In 1990, he graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Balaban then completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Virginia in 1993. While in residency, he received the W. Leroy Dunn Award from the Department of Internal Medicine and a Resident Teaching Award from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After a year in the practice of internal medicine, Dr. Balaban completed a three-year fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Virginia, where he was the recipient of national and international scientific research awards.

He has authored numerous abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters in the field of clinical gastroenterology. He holds board certification in gastroenterology. He has served as Chief of Medicine at Martha Jefferson Hospital and is currently Director of Medical Nutrition Support Services. He is a member of the Albemarle County Medical Society and the Medical Society of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association and is Past-President of the Virginia Gastroenterological Society.

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff)
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastritis
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • H. Pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Disease & Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam)
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Bravo)
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Breath Test)

Office Locations

Primary Location

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1139 E. High St.
Suite 203
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-817-8484
Fax: 434-817-8490

Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.



University of Maryland School of Medicine


University of Virginia


University of Virginia

Professional Highlights


Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2015-19: Best Bedside Manner Award, 1st Place Gastroenterology OurHealth Magazine, Charlottesville/Shenandoah
  • 2008: Presidential Award, Virginia Gastroenterological Society
  • 2007: Fellow American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2004: Fellow American College of Gastroenterology
  • 1998: Young Investigator Award  16th Annual Meeting of the International Gastrointestinal Motility Society Perth, Australia
  • 1997: Glaxo Wellcome Institute of Digestive Health Clinical Research Award
  • 1997: Best Oral Presentation  ASGE/Astra Merck Young Investigator’s  Conference  San Antonio, TX
  • 1997: Best Oral Presentation  University of Virginia Department of Medicine Research Day, Charlottesville, VA
  • 1996: ACG/Astra Merck Senior Fellow Award, Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology  Seattle, WA
  • 1995: Winner, ACP Associates’ Clinical Vignette Competition Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians  Atlanta, GA
  • 1993: W. Leroy Dunn Award  University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • 1993: School of Medicine Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  • 1990: Louis, Ida, and Samuel Cohen Award  University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1989: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society University of Maryland School of Medicine (Junior Year) 
  • 1985: Phi Beta Kappa University of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Virginia Gastroenterological Society
  • Albemarle County Medical Society