Kenneth J. Vega, MD, FACP, AGAF


Kenneth J. Vega, MD, FACP, AGAF

Internal Medicine
Digestive Health

Kenneth J. Vega, MD, FACP, AGAF

Kenneth J. Vega, MD, FACP, AGAF Dr. Vega was born and raised in The Bronx, NY. He graduated from Drew University in 1984 with a major in Zoology and Cornell University Medical College in 1988. Upon graduation, Dr. Vega completed internship/residency in Internal Medicine at the Boston City Hospital in 1991 and fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Temple University in 1995. After fellowship, Dr. Vega has been on the Gastroenterology faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, University of New Mexico, the University of Florida/Jacksonville, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and National Jewish Health prior to his arrival at Augusta University-Medical College of Georgia in 2018. Presently, he is Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Augusta University-Medical College of Georgia. In addition, Dr. Vega retired, in 2013, from the US Army National Guard at the rank of Colonel following 3 overseas deployments providing medical support for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He is the author of more than 60 original articles, reviews and book chapters as well as presented original research at local, regional, national and international scientific meetings.

  • Clinical Interests

    Reflux, Barrett's esophagus

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Vega's research focuses on gastrointestinal reflux disease, Barretts esophagus, esophageal stem cells, esophageal motility, and epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers along with ethnic/gender disparities in gastrointestinal diseases, treatment and outcome.

  • Other Info

    Castle Connolly Top Doctor

  • Specialties

    Internal Medicine


    Digestive Health

  • Language(s)



Division Chief, Co-Director - DHC



American Board of Internal Medicine - Certified

American Board of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology - Certified

Education and Training

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY - 1988

Internship: Intern - Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA

Residency: Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA - Junior & Senior Resident

Fellowship: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA - 1995

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Dr. Vega’s Reviews

May 19, 2023


May 19, 2023

Dr.Vega was very pleasant n formative I truly enjoyed the visit n the information he gave me.

March 29, 2023

Dr Vega and his associates are excellent wirh my health care concerns.

March 2, 2023

Dr. Vega explained that we would be making all decisions jointly as we move forward

February 24, 2023

Very professional. I had to wait for awhile but Doctor explained he ran into unexpected issue that slowed him from seeing me. Totally understandable.

February 5, 2023

Again, Dr. Vega and his staff were excellent. I can't praise them enough.

October 21, 2022

The provider was very respectful and understanding and answered every question I asked him in a way that I could understand thank you

October 12, 2022

Dr. Vega is very friendly and professional. I always feel comfortable and confident during my medical visits with him. My visits with him are interactive. He always solicits my feedback on matters about my health condition. He always looks up my chart on the computer, which enables him to better discuss my medical condition. In addition to being a good listener, he always discusses my list of current medications.

September 27, 2022

Dr. Vega takes time to listen to his patients concerns & address them.

August 27, 2022

Everything was very good

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