Dr. Shariq A. Afridi




Former President of the Medical Staff-RWJUH Hamilton

Specialty Interests :
Gastroenterology & Liver Disease

Board Certification :

Degree :
Dow Medical College with Honors

Advanced Training:
Fellowship at the Yale Affiliated Gastroenterology Program at Bridgeport Hospital.

Memberships :
A member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterology Association.

Professional Highlights :
President of the Medical Staff, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton


Dr. Afridi is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has been in clinical practice since 1995. He was the President of the Medical Staff at RWJ Barnabas Health in Hamilton, NJ for two terms. All gastrointestinal procedures performed by Dr. Afridi are done at Hamilton Endoscopy & Surgery Center of which Hamilton Gastroenterology Group is a part owner, and at RWJ Barnabas University Hospital at Hamilton.

He is a recipient of numerous honors and rewards for his work including Physician of the Year at the RWJ Barnabas Health at Hamilton, the Teaching Attending of the Year award at St. Francis Medical Center. For over a decade he has been nominated every year as the Top Doc in New Jersey. Dr. Afridi is an active member of  The American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, and The New Jersey Medical Society.

Prior to starting private practice at Hamilton Gastroenterology, Dr. Afridi was in academic medicine as an Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology at the University of Missouri Medical School where he trained physicians to be experts in the field of gastroenterology and completed numerous research publications. Dr. Afridi also served as Director of Endoscopy at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital in Columbia, MO.

When Dr. Afridi is not practicing, researching, or teaching about Gastroenterology, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing or watching cricket, football, and karate.

Care Philosophy

Over the last few years, unfortunately, I have seen severe life-threatening illness in my immediate family. I have seen the patient and family member’s suffering very closely. My empathy for the patients has therefore increased exponentially. In nearly every patient’s face, I now see my sick immediate family member’s face and in the patient’s care giver’s faces, I see the rest of my family’s faces.  This has changed me as a physician and as a human being. My goal now is to try my best not only to diagnose and treat the disease well but also to take care of the human being who has the disease.