Dr. James Taterka was born in New York City and has committed his professional career to the practice of Gastroenterology. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, after which he attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine were completed at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, and his fellowship in Gastroenterology was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Taterka became an attending physician in 1991. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Taterka is the Medical Director of the Springfield Ambulatory Surgery Center. He treats all gastrointestinal diseases, and has a special interest in colon cancer screening, diseases of the liver and biliary tree, and therapeutic endoscopy. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and his dog Ruby, cooking, gardening and skiing.