Dr. Protano graduated with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College, CT.
She then went on to receive her medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. In her final year, she was named Chief Gastroenterology fellow and was given the Eric Lemmer MD, PhD Memorial award. She joined Mercer Gastroenterology in July 2015. Dr. Protano is member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Protano has delivered numerous presentations on various gastrointestinal issues at major conferences which resulted in several distinguished awarded. She also has authored multiple publications in book chapters and medical journals dedicated to research in the field of gastroenterology, including an international, multi-center trial for esophageal squamous cell cancer, in addition to publications in inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, and liver disease.
Dr. Protano specializes in the care of colon cancer screening and detection, diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopies, complex inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy, management of chronic liver diseases, women’s health and fecal microbial transplant.