Dr. Kochar provides comprehensive care in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. This includes high-quality colon cancer screening and state-of-the-art treatment for GERD/Barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease and pancreatobiliary disease. His special interest lies in the field of advanced endoscopy and pancreatobiliary endoscopy. He routinely performs advanced endoscopic procedures such as radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and fine needle aspiration (FNA), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large gastric, duodenal and colonic polyps. He is the director of the Center for Advanced Endoscopy (CAE) at Springfield Clinic (www.springfieldclinic.com/ERCP).

Education & Professional Certifications


University of Delhi-Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India


Internal Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


Gastroenterology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX

Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Board Certified

  • Gastroenterology


Springfield Clinic Main Campus West , (2nd Floor)

1025 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL


Hospital & Facility Affiliations

  • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
  • Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
  • Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center, Springfield, IL

Professional Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Sangamon County Medical Society