Jagiella, Valerie Jeanne-Clementine – M.D.

Jagiella, Valerie Jeanne-Clementine – M.D.Gastroenterologist

Dr. Valerie Jagiella, Gastroenterologist

Practice Locations

Digestive Healthcare of Georgia, P.C.
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
95 Collier Road
Suite 4085
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.355.3200

SPECIAL INTERESTS IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Education

Notre Dame Academy (High School)
St. Petersburg, FL

 

Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL

 

St. Petersburg Junior College
St. Petersburg, FL

 

University of Montpellier Medical School
Montpellier, France
Doctor of Medicine

 

Residency, Internal Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

 

Fellowship, Gastroenterology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

 

Endoscopic Laser Therapy Training
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, D.C.

Languages

English and French

Dr. Jagiella

Dr. Valerie Jagiella was taught by her mother to make a positive impact on the world and help people live better lives. Driven by these values, she decided to become a physician.

 

When the time came to choose her specialty after medical school, Dr. Jagiella selected gastroenterology because she enjoys the detective work it affords in medicine. She was attracted by the opportunity to work directly with her patients, and prevent and treat a wide range of diseases. She also took it as a challenge that women rarely entered the field.

 

Dr. Jagiella has had many patients in her tenure at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia but one in particular left a lasting impact on her. She recalls a long-time patient who had a genetic predisposition to cancer. After fighting multiple forms of cancer with strength and grace, the patient ultimately succumbed to a non-cancerous disease. “I saw how she accepted her Damocles sword with dignity and lived life to the fullest,” Dr. Jagiella said. “She was such a positive person. She could bring sunshine into the darkest room. She will be forever missed.”

 

When Dr. Jagiella is not at the office, she enjoys the arts and “everything that is visual.” For that reason, she loves the opera and the feelings it creates. She also likes to discover new things including food, ideas, and different ways of life. She has traveled to distant locales such as Siberia, Mongolia, and Vietnam. “I enjoy experiencing the world and its people,” she said.

 

Dr. Jagiella is married to her husband of more than 30 years. Together, they reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and have three daughters.

Place of Birth

Chicago, IL

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