Krista M. Edelman, MD, is a board-certified Gastroenterologist. Dr. Edelman sees patients primarily at Richmond Gastroenterology Associates’ Bremo Road office in Richmond, Virginia, but also takes appointments at the West Creek office in Henrico, Virginia.
Dr. Edelman was born in Richmond and raised in the nearby Town of Ashland. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She went on to earn her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Dr. Edelman remained at VCU for her internal medicine residency and was selected to serve as chief resident for an additional year. Dr. Edelman served as the Women’s Health Track Director, overseeing women’s health-specific clinical rotations and teaching sessions.
Upon finishing her internal medicine residency, Dr. Edelman received the John W. Witherspoon Award for Excellence in Primary Care and the Medicine Faculty Award, given to a graduating resident who most demonstrates an intellectual and personal commitment to medicine.
After residency, Dr. Edelman moved to Durham, North Carolina, to complete a three-year Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Duke University. In 2018, Dr. Edelman returned to the Richmond area and joined the practice as a practicing gastroenterologist.
She treats patients with a variety of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel disease including chronic diarrhea and constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastrointestinal bleeding, swallowing disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction, celiac disease, and liver disease.
She has a specific interest in women’s health and performs colonoscopies, upper endoscopies, esophageal manometry, and radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus.
Dr. Edelman is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and she serves on the American College of Gastroenterology Women in GI Committee.
“I view practicing medicine as an honor, and it is a privilege to be of service to my community. I always strive to take the time to listen to my patients and engage them in the medical decision-making process. Forming a long-term relationship and partnering in health care decisions is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.”
Dr. Edelman enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She also likes to run and enjoy time outdoors along the James River.