Pooja Singhal, M.D., St. Anthony Gastroenterologist, was recently awarded with the American College of Gastroenterology 2017 Scopy Award.
The Scopy award is a service award for colorectal cancer outreach, prevention and year-round excellence. It recognizes the achievements of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) members, in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention.
Dr. Singhal won for best original event concept and community engagement. She was honored during the ACG Scopy Award Ceremony and Workshop at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG in Orlando, Florida. She won the award for her Colon Cancer Awareness Month event which took place last March. St. Anthony Physicians Gastroenterology and Whole Foods Market partnered together for a fun and educational event for the community.
Dr. Singhal has a great passion to educate her community, as Oklahomans have one of the lowest colorectal cancer screening rates in the country. “Colorectal cancer can be prevented through screening but is still the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States,” said Dr. Singhal. “It’s important that we do our part to educate and help create a future free of colon cancer.”
Dr. Singhal will also be participating in a campaign effort started by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), as they have set a new goal of 80 percent colorectal screenings for the United States by 2018.
St. Anthony Physicians Gastroenterology is located at 608 NW 9th St., suite 3206, in Oklahoma City. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Singhal please call 405-772-4338.