Meet our Physicians

Our team of experienced medical professionals are highly trusted, respected & accomplished in the field of gastroenterology.


Jesse Eisenman, M.D. obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware in 1980. He then went on to pursue his Medical Degree at Jefferson Medical College in 1984. Post graduation, Dr. Eisenman completed his residency in Internal Medicine, at St. Louis University Hospital. During his time in St. Louis, Dr. Eisenman was an active member of the American Medical Association. In 1989, Dr. Jesse Eisenman completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville Florida. During his fellowship, Dr. Eisenman performed clinical and pharmaceutical research in the area of Chronic Esophagitis and Type II Histamine Blockade. Upon his fellowship completion, Dr. Jesse Eisenman relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida to become the founding partner of Eisenman & Eisenman, MD in 1989. Dr. Eisenman’s interests include the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Hepatopathology. Apart from the practice of Gastroenterology, Dr. Jesse Eisenman enjoys playing his tenor saxophone, participates in county and state amateur golf championships and is a classic car enthusiast.




Richard Eisenman, M.D. received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Delaware, Magna Cum Laude. During his university days he also excelled in sports as a member of the Varsity Soccer Team. Upon graduation, he went on to Jefferson Medical College to pursue his medical degree and graduated in 1987. Dr. Eisenman then went to University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both his internship and residency. During his residency, Dr. Eisenman was very active in endoscopic research, specifically Pneumatic Dilation in Achalasia. In 1990, he continued with a fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago where he focused on Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopic Techniques. He further sub-specialized in Biliary techniques from 1992 to 1993 at Northwestern University. Dr. Eisenman completed investigational studies and case reports in the areas of Biliary Manometry, Porcine Bile Stability, Biliary Ascarias, and an In-vitro Biliary Stent Occlusion Model. In 1993 after completing his fellowship Dr. Eisenman joined his brother in practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. Now as a practicing gastroenterologist, Dr. Richard Eisenman’s interests have remained in the area of advanced endoscopic procedures. Outside of medicine, his interests include traveling, reading, wine appreciation and yoga.



Cathia Rene, MD joined Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants in January of 2010. She received her Medical Degree from Brown University Providence, Rhode Island in 2001. Upon graduation, Dr. Rene went to Boston University Medical Center where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine in 2004. She then spent a year as an Attending Physician practicing in Internal Medicine at Brockton Hospital Massachusetts. In July 2005, Dr. Rene went to the University of Florida to begin a fellowship in Gastroenterology/Hepatology and completed her training in June 2008. During her fellowship she completed the Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation as well as served as the Chief Fellow in GI. Prior to her arrival in Palm Beach County she served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. During her tenure at the University of Florida she helped to found the Pelvic Floor Program , a multi-disciplinary program of surgeons, gastroenterologists and therapists, focused on diagnosing and treating pelvic floor pathology.  Her areas of focus in Gastroenterology have been Motility and Pelvic Floor Pathology. Dr. Cathia Rene enjoys her time outside the office traveling internationally, reading and running.



Y. Joseph Usta, M.D. received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon in 2008 before completing a year of pancreatic cell transplant research at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then went on to a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2009 – 2012. Dr. Usta stayed on for an additional year to become Chief Resident at which time the American College of Physicians presented him with the “Rising Star” award. He continued to rise in the field while completing a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Arizona in 2013 – 2016. In his final year as a fellow, he was elected “Chief Fellow,” and completed advanced GI training in ERCP procedures. Dr. Usta is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona and at the Creighton Medical School. He is extensively trained in all general GI procedures and has specific interest in esophageal disorders. Dr. Usta has numerous respected works published in the gastroenterology field, including research on the links between Agent Orange and Esophageal Cancer. Dr. Usta joined the gastroenterology practice of Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants in 2017. He is fluent in Arabic and his additional interests include fishing, kayaking, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.

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