About Geetanjali A. Akerkar, MD

Dr. Akerkar majored in Genetics at Cornell University and subsequently earned her MD at Cornell University Medical College. She completed her Internship and Residency at Beth Israel Hospital and then finished her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California San Francisco. She stayed on faculty at UCSF developing expertise in Virtual Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Liver Disease including Liver Transplantation. Dr. Akerkar is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has been named a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association. She enjoys spending time with her family and playing tennis.

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Pain
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Office Locations

Primary Location

Picture of the Chelmsford Office


4 Meeting House Rd.
Suite 6-8
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Phone: 978-454-9811
Fax: 978-221-6245

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.



Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine


University of California


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Professional Highlights


Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Awards & Recognitions

  • Boston Magazine, Top Doctor
  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine Recipient 2023

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn’s Colitis Foundation Member
  • Middlesex Society Community Clinician Award


Patient Care

Bill’s Family History of Cancer Changed his Future

Cancer loomed large in Bill’s life. His father passed away from kidney cancer at age 56. His mother battled colon cancer twice, once in her mid-fifties and again at age 86. Although he was only 49 and had no symptoms, his family’s history with cancer was what motivated him to seek a colonoscopy.