Dr. Jose Mari Deguia Parungao, MD

Dr. Jose Mari Deguia Parungao, MD

Dr. Jose Mari Deguia Parungao, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 443-777-2475
Fax: 443-777-6362

Contact this Provider:

  • Gastroenterology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal bloating
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal amylase blood test
  • abnormal bowel movement
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Procedures I Perform
  • bravo ph test
  • colon polypectomy
  • colonoscopy
  • endoscopic mucosal resection of large colon polyps
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
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About the Provider

Jose Parungao, MD, is a gastroenterologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of digestive disorders, applying the latest medical approaches and technologies to optimize outcomes for his patients. He holds special interest in colorectal cancer screening and hepatobiliary disorders, and received specialized training in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), during his medical training.

Prior to joining MedStar Health, Dr. Parungao worked as a staff gastroenterologist at United Medical Center in Washington D.C. In addition to his clinical practice, he has devoted time to medical research in his field, publishing articles in numerous industry publications and presenting abstracts at several national conferences, with focus on the progression and continued advancement of care for patients with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.

Dr. Parungao is certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Additionally, he is fluent in both English and Filipino/Tagalog.

“I love being able to participate in my patients’ health improvement and well-being as a lifelong partner. Gastroenterology allows me to facilitate and innovate the endoscopic skills and techniques I learned during my training, and practice them to help my patients reach their goals.“—Dr. Jose Parungao

  • Fellowship Program: Ascension Providence Hospital (2016)
  • Residency Program: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013)
  • Medical School: University of The Philippines (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Parungao JM, Reyes C, Jackson N, Roizen N, Piper M. Factors Influencing the Adequacy of Bowel Preparation in Patients With Developmental Disabilities. Gastroenterology Res. 2018 Dec;11(6):416-421.

Haidar A, Kaur S, Jackson N, Parungao JM, Piper M, Cutler A. Medical Treatment for Microscopic Colitis: A Community Hospital’s Experience. Gastroenterology Res. 2017 Dec;10(6):329-333. 

Parungao JM, Hanouneh IA, John B, Alkhouri N, Zein N. Genetics and hepatitis C: It’s good to be ‘CC’. Cleve Clin J Med.  2015 Feb;82(2):97-104.

Kochhar G, Navaneethan U, Hartman J, Parungao JM, Gupta R, Lopez R, Kapoor B, Mehta P, Sanaka M. Comparative Effectiveness Study of Endoscopy vs. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt in the Management of Gastric Variceal Bleeding. Gastroenterol. Rep. (2015) 3 (1): 75-82 

Kochhar G, Navaneethan U, Parungao JM, Hartman J, Gupta R, Lopez R, McCullough AJ, Kapoor B, Shen B. Impact of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt on Postcolectomy Complications in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2014 Dec 16. 

Arora Z, Parungao JM, Lopez R, Heinlein C, Santisi J, Birgisson S. Clinical Utility of Wireless Motility Capsule in Patients with Suspected Multiregional Gastrointestinal Dysmotility. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Nov 16.

Kochhar G, Parungao JM, Hanouneh IA, Parsi MA. Biliary complications following liver transplantation. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 May 21;19(19):2841-6.

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  • John Benjamin Nichols Award - Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC), 2019