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Pinnacle GI Partners congratulates Dr. Albert Ross, a founding partner of Michigan Gastroenterology Institute and Digestive Health Institute

Posted Mar 23, 2021

Rochester Hills, MI. March 9, 2021-

Pinnacle GI Partners congratulates Dr. Albert Ross, a founding partner of Michigan Gastroenterology Institute and Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Ross was featured in the Sparrow Hospital Hall of Fame for Black History Month, which recognized Dr. Ross as an African American trailblazer and leader in the healthcare field. Dr. Ross has practiced gastroenterology for 26 years and has served as a teacher and mentor for many students, residents, and fellows. He also has served in many governance roles at Sparrow Hospital, including serving as a board member of Sparrow Physicians Health Plan, and has helped to create Sparrow Care Network. Currently, he is a member of the SCN Quality Advisory Committee. With March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we are focused on raising awareness, especially among African Americans.  According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer disproportionately affects the Black community, where the rates are the highest of any racial/ethnic group in the US. African Americans are about 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40% more likely to die from it than most other groups.  We are thankful for physicians like Dr. Ross for their dedication to the fight against colon cancer. With Dr. Ross’ leadership and clinical experience, we are sure to help many patients prevent Colorectal Cancer. Thank you, Dr. Ross.