Our mission is to deliver outstanding medical care to patients and provide superb service to the referring healthcare provider. Our commitment is to people. Patients will have access to the best medical services in a caring setting. Referring healthcare providers will receive excellent and timely service. Office staff will work in a supportive environment, where growth is encouraged – in the practice, in medical knowledge, and as individuals. By doing this, we will continue our reputation for excellence.
Stephen M. Schutz, M.D.
Dr. Schutz joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2001 after 13 years in the Air Force. A native of New York, Dr. Schutz has lived in various places during his time in the military, including Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, and California. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1988 before completing his internal medicine residency at Wright Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Schutz completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, where he obtained additional training in advanced endoscopic therapy of the bile duct and pancreas. Dr. Schutz has published extensively in GI Literature, and is board-certified in gastroenterology. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology as well as a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a past President of the Ada County Medical Society and former State Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology.
In his free time, Dr. Schutz enjoys spending time with his wife and their three boys. He also mountain bikes, skis, and writes a magazine column about automobiles.
Mark A. Mallory, M.D.
Dr. Mallory was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2003. He received his undergraduate education at Amherst College, graduating with a degree in English literature. He then completed medical school at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and his internship and residency at the University of Washington-School of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Mallory completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington-School of Medicine, where he obtained training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He is board-certified in gastroenterology. Dr. Mallory has published extensively in the gastroenterology literature, and is the current director of endoscopy at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology as well as a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association.
Dr. Mallory and his wife, a family practice physician, have two daughters. In his leisure time, he enjoys piano performance, golf, and tennis.
Christopher J. Goulet, M.D.
Dr. Goulet joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2005. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate. After graduating from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 1999, he completed an Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Goulet is board-certified in gastroenterology, and is active in education of medical students and residents.
Dr. Goulet and his wife are active in the community. They have two daughters and as a family enjoy hiking, biking, youth sports, skiing, and the outdoors.
Ashley T. Evans, M.D.
Dr. Evans joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2013. She is originally from Portland, Oregon. She received her undergraduate education at Santa Clara University in California. She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then completed both Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship in Seattle at the University of Washington. She has a special interest in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and received additional training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the University of Chicago. Dr. Evans is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, The American Gastroenterological Association, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Dr. Evans is married and has three children. She enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and traveling.
Meghan T. Jankowski, M.D.
Dr. Jankowski joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2015. She grew up in Midland, Michigan, and received her undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame. She completed medical school and internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Jankowski completed gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver, where she served as a chief fellow. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Jankowski is married with two children. She enjoys jogging and hiking.
Bryan Brimhall, M.D.
Dr. Brimhall joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2019. He grew up in Provo, Utah and attended Brigham Young University as an undergraduate. After graduating from the University of Utah Medical School with honors, he completed an Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Colorado where he served as both Chief Medical Resident and Chief Fellow. Dr. Brimhall did an additional year in advanced endoscopy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which included advanced endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), stent management, complex polyp removal and other specialized procedures. Dr. Brimhall is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and is active in the education of medical students and residents. He has published extensively in the field of gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Brimhall and his wife have three children and enjoy the outdoors, fishing, camping, skiing, and traveling to new places.
Edward Krajicek, M.D.
Dr. Krajicek joined Digestive Health Clinic in 2020. He was born and raised in Lincoln, NE where the majority of his free time was spent working on the family cattle farm. He attended Hastings College on a football scholarship where he majored in Biology. He graduated medical school from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and his gastroenterology fellowship at Indiana University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr. Krajicek and his wife, a general dentist, have one daughter. He enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, and traveling with his family.
Rebecca Osterkamp, M.D.
Dr. Osterkamp joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2020. After undergraduate education at Bucknell University, she served three years in the Peace Corps in Mali. She returned to her home state of Connecticut where she attended medical school at the University of Connecticut followed by residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University. She moved to Seattle to complete her Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington, where she served as chief fellow. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. She is passionate about caring for her patients as individuals and promoting health equity. Dr. Osterkamp is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Dr. Osterkamp moved to Boise with her husband, an Idaho native. She enjoys running, hiking, rollerblading, playing tennis and gardening.
Joseph A. Cook, MD
Dr. Cook joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2020 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He is originally from Virginia, where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his medical school training and Internal Medicine residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. His gastroenterology training was at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He served in various clinical and leadership positions throughout his Air Force career and had multiple deployments in support of both combat missions and humanitarian efforts. Dr. Cook is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr. Cook is married and the father of two young children. Among his many interests are photography, culinary experiences, travel, and any outdoor activity with his family.
Jeffrey S. Bank, MD
Dr. Bank joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2021. He grew up in Cody, Wyoming and attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana for his undergraduate education. He attended the University of Washington for medical school. He completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Utah, where he served as chief fellow. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Bank is married and has two daughters. His wife is originally from Boise. He enjoys cars, skiing, photography, traveling, and spending time with family.
Victor K. Chen, MD, MSPH
Dr. Chen joined the Digestive Health Clinic in 2022 after 16 years of private practice in Reno. He introduced endoscopic ultrasound to Nevada in 2006.
He was originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He is an Eagle Scout, and was elected to the Order of the Arrow national honor society. Dr. Chen received a double-major and his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also obtained a Masters of Science in Public Health. Dr. Chen finished his advanced fellowship at Case Western Reserve University under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Sivak, who is considered one of the forefathers of therapeutic endoscopy.
Dr. Chen became interested in medicine when his family friends died of metastatic colon and lung cancers, and specialized in Gastroenterology after his grandfather died of esophageal cancer. His mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2022.
He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. Dr. Chen is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology as well as a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association. He published extensively on endoscopic ultrasound in multiple peer-reviewed journals.
Nick Ryser, PA-C, MPAS
Nicholas Ryser is a board certified PA having completed his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program through Idaho State University. Prior to receiving his master’s, Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology through Brigham Young University. In the past, Nicholas spent 2 years working as an endoscopy technician for the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah as well as 2 years in Spain and a service trip to Guatemala for which he is fluent in Spanish. In addition, Nicholas completed his didactic year in Meridian, Idaho and his clinical rotations in Twin Falls, Idaho before joining DHC in 2020.
Nicholas is originally from Holladay, Utah. He is married and has one child. He enjoys spending his time with family, playing board games, racquet sports, jogging and reading.
Joanna Dziewa, NP
Joanna is a board certified Nurse Practitioner having completed her Master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner program through Angelo State University. She grew up in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate.
After college, she worked for a non-profit organization educating children and adults with autism about outdoor recreation. Prior to receiving her master’s, Joanna received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Most recently, Joanna spent 3 years working as an operating room nurse for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and traveled as an OR nurse for the past year.
Joanna enjoys creating various sourdough recipes, fermenting vegetables and fruits, and programming her own workouts. When she isn’t involved in these activities you can find her and her husband in Boise’s foothills/wilderness backpacking, mountain biking, rafting, or snuggling their golden retriever, Charlie.
Shannon Bordes, NP
Shannon Bordes is a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) with experience in family practice and urgent care. She earned her FNP at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She grew up in Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for undergraduate and DePaul University for graduate school. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as a nurse in the emergency room, operating room, and in academia.
She is currently working towards earning her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) through Johns Hopkins University. She also serves on the executive board for the Nurse Practitioners of Idaho.
Shannon is married, the mother of twins, and has several family pets. She enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking, gardening, crafting, traveling, camping, and boating with family.