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Saowanee Ngamruengphong, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Thai

Expertise: Colon Polyps, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastroenterology, Pancreatic and Biliary Disease

Research Interests: Gastric cancer; Colon polyps; Endoscopic mucosal resection/endoscopic submucosal dissection; Interventional EUS; Enteral stents

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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4940 Eastern Avenue
A Building, 5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

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Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
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Background

Dr. Saowanee Ngamruengphong is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in the endoscopic diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal malignancies, premalignant and malignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., early gastric cancer), esophageal cancer, colon polyps, and pancreatic and biliary disease. 

She received her M.D. from Chulalongkorn University and completed her residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She performed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and a fellowship in therapeutic endoscopy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Dr. Ngamruengphong was recognized with an ASGE Cook Medical Don Wilson Award in 2016. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Thai Medical Council, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Chulalongkorn University (2005)

Residencies

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center / Internal Medicine (2011)

Fellowships

  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education / Gastroenterology (2014)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Chen YI, Levy MJ, Moreels TG, Hajijeva G, Will U, Artifon EL, Hara K, Kitano M, Topazian M, Abu Dayyeh B, Reichel A, Vilela T, Ngamruengphong S, Haito-Chavez Y, Bukhari M, Okolo P 3rd, Kumbhari V, Ismail A, Khashab MA. "An international multicenter study comparing EUS-guided pancreatic duct drainage with enteroscopy-assisted endoscopic retrograde pancreatography after Whipple surgery." Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jan;85(1):170-177. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.07.031. PMID: 27460390

Haito Chavez Y, Ngamruengphong S, Bukhari M, Chen YI, Aguila G, Khashab MA. "Transoral incisionless endoscopic fundoplication guided by impedance planimetry to treat severe GERD symptoms after per-oral endoscopic myotomy." Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jan;85(1):254-255. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.07.033. PMID: 27460388

Haito-Chavez Y, Ngamruengphong S, Chen YI, Bukhari M, Aguila G, Khashab MA. "Novel hybrid technique for closure of refractory gastrocutaneous fistula: Endoscopically guided percutaneous suturing." Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jan;85(1):252-253. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.07.022. PMID: 27443968

Kumbhari V, Peñas I, Tieu AH, De la Serna-Higuera C, Juneja M, Maufa F, Ngamruengphong S, El-Zein MH, Haddad N, Krishnan S, Gonzalez S, Renny PV, Saxena P, Howard L, DiMaio CJ, Buscaglia JM, Perez-Miranda M, Khashab MA. "Interventional EUS using a flexible 19-gauge needle: An international multicenter experience in 162 patients." Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Dec;61(12):3552-3559. PMID: 27714511

Ngamruengphong S, Canto MI. "Screening for pancreatic cancer." Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Dec;96(6):1223-1233. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2016.07.016. PMID: 27865274

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Poster of Distinction, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), 2016
  • Fellow Abstract Award, American Gastroenterological Association-Gastroenterology Research Group (AGA-GRG), 2016
  • ASGE Cook Medical Don Wilson Award, International training at National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan, 2016
  • World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) Research Awards, Asian Pacific Digestive Week. Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
  • Travel Bursary, United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week 2015,, Barcelona, Spain, 2015
  • American Gastroenterology Association, Poster of Distinction, Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL, 2015
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, 23rd annual North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows (NACGF) of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Orlando, FL, 2013
  • Best Senior Resident Award of Academic Year 2010-2011, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX, 2011
  • Winner of Research Competition, American Federation for Medical Research Regional Meeting, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX, 2011
  • Poster of Distinction, American Gastroenterology Association, Digestive Diseases Week. New Orleans, LA, 2010
  • Best Intern Resident Award of Academic Year 2008-2009, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX., 2009
  • Award for the excellent performance (externship in Pediatrics), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2004
  • Scholarship, (Highest comprehensive score in Surgery), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2004
  • Scholarship, (Highest comprehensive score in Forensic medicine), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2002
  • Prasarn Booranasiri scholarship, (MSIII, highest overall score), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2001
  • Associate Professor Varunee Wongwichein Scholarship, (Highest comprehensive score in Parasitology), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2001
  • Scholarship, (Highest comprehensive score in Biochemistry), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2000
  • Scholarship, (Highest the first score in Anatomy), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2000
  • Scholarship, (Highest comprehensive score in Human growth and development), Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2000

Memberships

  • Thai Medical Council - Member
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

The Cutting Edge of Endoscopic Resection, Inside Tract (Spring, 2017)

Stomach Cancer: Know Your Risks & Treatment Options, Johns Hopkins Surgery (4/26/2017)

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