Zilla H. Hussain, MD


Zilla H. Hussain, MD, is a gastroenterologist with Lifespan Physician Group. She sees patients at Lifespan Physician Group Gastroenterology in East Providence, and at the Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Medicine in Providence. She received a medical degree from State University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in New York, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Boston University Medical Center.

Dr. Hussain completed her fellowship in gastroenterology and an advanced fellowship in esophageal diseases at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Hussain is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Prior to joining Lifespan, Dr. Hussain was an instructor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Hussain has participated in several clinical trials. Her clinical and research interests include gastrointestinal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders, Barrett’s esophagus, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and achalasia. She is fluent in English and Hindi/Urdu. Her area of expertise is in motility disorders.



146 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904


  • Medical School:  State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Residency:  Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship:  Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH