Dr. Vivian Asamoah is board certified in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. She completed her fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Post fellowship, she earned her certification in functional medicine through The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
She is CEO of Houston Gastro Institute, a private practice serving the west Houston community in Houston, Texas, for over a decade. She is an international speaker, educator, and patient advocate. She has run continuing medical education for healthcare professionals in conventional gastroenterology as well as the non-allopathic fields of naturopathic medicine, chiropractic care, and dietetics. She is an educator at The Institute for Functional Medicine and a presenter at the GI APM module.
She lectures extensively on gastrointestinal disorders, including microbiome imbalance, food intolerance/sensitivities, and gut-brain axis disorders ranging from functional dyspepsia to the different subtypes of irritable bowel syndrome. Her practice is currently involved in several clinical trials assessing the efficacy of peptides on cirrhosis, new therapies for the management of GERD, and novel biomarkers for the early detection of colon cancer.
Dr. V, as she is affectionately called by her patients, is well-known for her private Facebook community and YouTube channel “Natural Gut Relief,” where she shares educational information on the impact of diet and lifestyle on the gut. She hosts the live weekly show “Back to Basics” on Facebook with prominent guest interviews.