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Granite Peaks Gastroenterology - Utah Hemorrhoid Ctr
Christopher Cutler, MDDr. Cutler received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI in 1984. In 1988 he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident.
He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship in 1995 at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Cutler has been practicing gastroenterology in Utah since 1995 and is highly experienced in all aspects of gastroenterology, digestive diseases, and digestive health. He is active on the staff of Alta View Hospital and is a participating physician on all insurance panels in Utah.
He is married with three children, and together they enjoy all of the outdoor activities Utah has to offer.
Steven Desautels, MDDr. Steven Desautels received his B.S. degree in microbiology at the University of Florida in 1986. In 1990, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Utah where he was awarded the Intern and Resident of the Year. He also was the recipient of the ACP Merck National Research Award.
He completed his Fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh where he was awarded the ASGE Wilson Cook National Advanced Endoscopy Award for research and an ACG National Research Grant.
Dr. Desautels is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has been participating in GI research, as well as, the inpatient and outpatient practice of gastroenterology in Utah since 1997. He is highly experienced in all aspects of gastroenterology and liver disease.
He is active on the staff of Alta View Hospital and is a participating physician on all insurance panels in Utah.
He is married with five children and resides in Sandy, Utah.
Andrew Heiner, MDDr. Heiner attended UCLA and BYU, receiving a B.S. in Zoology in 1983. In 1987 he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He then completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Utah and stayed there to complete a Gastroenterology Fellowship in 1992.
He is board certified in Gastroenterology and has been practicing gastroenterology in Salt Lake City since 1992.
Dr. Heiner is experienced in treating patients with digestive health issues. He has particular interest in Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's disease, swallowing difficulties, and cancer screening.
He performs colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and advanced biliary endoscopy. He is an active member of Jordan Valley Hospital and Alta View Hospital staff. He accepts all all insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid.
He is married with five fabulous children and enjoys going to work when he is not busy spending time with his family.
J. David Schmidt, MDDr. Schmidt received his B.A. in Biology from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT in 1996. In 2000, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
He completed his Internship and Residency at the Lankenau Hospital in 2004 in Wynnewood, PA, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship in 2008 from the Lankeau Hospital as well.
Dr. Schmidt is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is currently Board Eligible in Gastroenterology. He is active on the medical staff at Alta View Hopsital.
He and his wife enjoy hiking and exploring the Utah outdoors.
R. Kyle Barnett, MDDr. Barnett attended Texas Tech University for his undergraduate studies and was accepted to Texas Tech University School of Medicine after three years, where he received his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1987. He completed his internship and residency with Board Certification in the field of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1990.
He returned to Texas and completed his Gastroenterology fellowship with Board Certification at Scott and White Clinic and Hospital/Texas A&M School of Medicine in Temple, Texas in 1994.
Following completion of his fellowship he joined a gastroenterology practice in Shreveport, Louisiana where he practiced from 1994-2008. He is involved in GI research as well as the inpatient and outpatient practice of gastroenterology including gastrointestinal, biliary, liver and pancreatic disorders.
He is on the Active Staff at Alta View and St. Mark's hospitals and is on all insurance panels in Utah.
Dr. Barnett is married to a native Utah girl and he and his wife have three children. They are excited to be back in Utah and enjoy the outdoor opportunities and wonderful community that the Salt Lake valley offers.
May Marschner, PA-CDelivering the best possible care at Granite Peaks Gastro, while working with her team of doctors and medical staff, is May Marschner’s goal as a PA-C at Granite Peaks. May believes that taking a step back to look at the big picture is important whenever she sees a patient – as there is often an overlap between gastrointestinal health and other areas of ones health. As a fully trained advanced practitioner in an ever-evolving field, May is sure to keep up on the latest research – making sure her patients at Granite Peaks Gastro know every available option. She sees her own patients in clinic daily and evaluates, treats, and sets up testing /procedures if necessary, while still working closely with Dr. Heiner and Dr. Schmidt and taking care of their patients. She creates individualized treatment plans for each patient and strives to ensure that each patient feels as comfortable as possible while dealing with an “uncomfortable situation.”
Undergraduate Study: BA, Art (Painting/Digital Video), Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Post-Bacc. Study: University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Graduate Study: Masters, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
James M. Stewart, M.D“I enjoy gastroenterology because of the chance it give me to make a difference in my patient’s lives. I enjoy all aspects of gastroenterology from curing hepatitis C, to managing Crohns disease and Ulcerative colitis and to diagnosing and preventing colon cancer. Gastroenterology encompasses a wide spectrum of diseases and symptoms which encourages me to stay on the forefront of knowledge as new discoveries are made every month. From a personal standpoint, my grandfather died of colorectal cancer that was diagnosed too late. If found at early stages it is curable but he did not undergo a colonoscopy until it was too late when he had symptoms. His life would have been dramatically different had the cancer been found at an earlier stage.
I grew up in Utah having attended high school, university, and medical school all here in Salt Lake City. It is a wonderful place to live, flourish, and grow. My job is to help my patients maximize their gastrointestinal health so that they can flourish in our beautiful state. Through careful one-on-one discussion and appropriate use of lab testing, radiology, and endoscopy, I will try my best to find the cause of whatever is concerning my patients. Our office is dedicated to promptly answering our patients’ concerns and questions.”