Contact Info

Premier Medical Group
243 North Road
Suite 304
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

969 Main Street
Suite 5
Fishkill, NY 12524

(845) 471-9410

(845) 471-7943


Zana Nikolla, M.D.

Gastroenterologist, Poughkeepsie, Fishkill


Dr. Zana Nikolla is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. She studied Medicine at the University of Tirana, Albania and finished a fellowship in Gastroenterology, practicing gastroenterology in Albania before moving to the United States.

Dr. Nikolla completed the Internal Medicine Residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY and was chosen to serve as Chief Resident. Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven School of Medicine. During her fellowship, Dr. Nikolla presented at several gastroenterology meetings and has published in prestigious journals.

Dr. Nikolla has a special interest in GI Motility which led her to pursue further training in the field. She was granted a Motility fellowship from the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, which she successfully completed at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Nikolla is interested in general gastroenterology and specifically in motility disorders of the esophagus and the gut. She strives to offer excellent care to her patients focusing on their well-being and creating wonderful relationships with them. Dr. Nikolla is fluent in several languages including Albanian, Italian and Spanish which helps her communicating directly to her patients.

area of expertise

  • General Gastroenterology
  • Upper and Lower endoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Motility disorders of the esophagus including pH monitoring
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Hospital Affiliations

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

board certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Gastroenterology
Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Medical Societies

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society


GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven School of Medicine
Bridgeport, CT

Jacobi Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY