About Sarah E. Shannahan, MD

Dr. Sarah Shannahan comes to Gastro Health after completing her fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she also trained in internal medicine and served as chief medical resident. A native of the MetroWest area, Dr. Shannahan is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Interested in medical education and clinical research, Dr. Shannahan has received several prestigious awards from BIDMC and Harvard Medical School for teaching excellence and humanism in medicine. Published in the fields of fecal transplantation, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease, she helps lead our teams growing clinical research programs.

Trained in all major GI procedures, including capsule endoscopy and chromoendoscopy, Dr. Shannahan has a clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy. Dr. Shannahan is accepting new patients with a broad array of gastrointestinal conditions.

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Biliary Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Disease & Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam)
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Office Locations

Primary Location

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475 Franklin St.
Suite 110
Framingham, MA 01702

Phone: 508-620-9200
Fax: 508-620-6483

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 Massachusetts Medical School


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Professional Highlights

Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine


Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Board Certified, Internal Medicine

Awards & Recognitions

  • Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Gary D. Winzelberg, MD ’74 Memorial Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • The James Tullis Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Massachusetts Gastroenterology Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society

In the News

Dr. Shannahan was featured in Parade online on Got a Growling Stomach? GI Docs Explain What Might Be Going On