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Speaker Topics: Gastroenterology

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Ahuja, Nita, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Urology
Director of Sarcoma and Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program
Chief, Mixed Tumor Services
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Colorectal Cancer, Cytoreductive Surgery, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Cancer, Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), General Surgery, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Retroperitoneal Sarcomas, Sarcoma, Stomach Cancer, Stomach Tumors, Whipple Procedure
Research Interests: Early detection of cancers using novel biomarkers, Prognostic molecular markers in early detection and prognosis of cancers, Identification of molecular profiles for recurrence of early-stage colorectal cancers, Epigenetic therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer
 

Topics:

  • Pancreatic tumors/cancers
  • Gastric cancers: multidisciplinary perspective
  • Retro peritoneal sarcomas including use of radiation therapy
  • Gastrointestinal stromal (GIST) tumors
  • Management of gastrointestinal cancers; including rare cancers such as carcinoids, appendix cancers, small bowel cancers.
  • Genetics of cancer including stool testing for colorectal cancers, genetic profiling of cancers

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Al-Kawas, Firas H, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Barrett's Esophagus, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Cancer
 

Topics:

  • ERCP and Pancreas: A Friend or Foe?
  • Advances in GI Endoscopy
  • Colon Polyps: Big and Small
  • Pancreatitis, Current Evaluation and Management
  • Endoscopic Management of Benign Biliary Strictures
  • Endoscopic Management of Early GI Cancer
  • Advances in ERCP
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Stones, an Update
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Quality Assessment in GI Endoscopy

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Diaz, Luis Alberto, M.D. Jr

Associate Professor of Oncology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Colorectal Cancer, Medical Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer
Research Interests: pancreas cancer, colon cancer, Gastrointestinal cancers
 

Topics:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Personalized Medicine in Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Drug Development in Oncology
  • Circulating Tumor DNA

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Giardiello, Francis Michael, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pathology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Clinical Gastroenterology, Colon Cancer, Colon Polyps, Digestive Diseases, Family History of Cancer, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Rectal Bleeding
 

Topics:

  • Genetic testing for hereditary colorectal cancer
  • The importance of screening for colorectal cancer
  • GI disorders – diagnosing through genetic testing
  • Harmatomatous polyposis syndromes-Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and Juvenile polyposis
  • What you should know about colon polyps
  • Collagenous and Lymphocytic colitis
  • Dermatologic manifestations of GI disease

Eduardo Gonzalez-Velez

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Gurakar, Ahmet Omur, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Clinical Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases, Elevated Liver Tests, End Stage Liver Disease, Fatty Liver, Gastroenterology, Hepatitis, Jaundice, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Mass, Liver Test Abnormalities, Liver Transplant, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Sclerosing Cholangitis
Research Interests: Acute Liver Failure and Artificial Liver support systems
 

Topics:

  • Indications for Liver Transplant
  • Update on Hepatitis C and B
  • Pre and Post Transplant Managements of Liver Patients
  • When and How to Refer a Patient for Liver Transplantation

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Hirose, Kenzo, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Abdominal Surgery, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Surgery, Distal Pancreatectomy, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hepatocellular Cancer, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hernias, Liver Cancer, Liver Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Tumors, Pancreatitis, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Whipple Procedure
 

Topics:

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Metastatic Colorectal Cancer to the Liver
  • Minimally Invasive Liver and Pancreas Surgery
  • Pancreatitis, Acute and Chronic
  • Gastric Cancer

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Laurin, Jacqueline Marie, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver, Gastroenterology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Acute or Chronic
 

Topics:

  • Preventive Care in the Post-Transplant Patient
  • Pregnancy Related Liver Disease
  • Update on the Management of Complications of Cirrhosis
  • Evaluation of Elevated Liver Associated Enzymes

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Lee, Linda Ann, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Director, Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center
Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Abdominal Pain, Celiac Disease, Clinical Gastroenterology, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Crohn's Disease, Diarrheal Disease, Digestive Diseases, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Complications in Cancer Patients, Gastroparesis, Heartburn, Hemorrhoids, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Integrative Medicine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Neurogastroenterology, Nutrition, Ulcerative Colitis
Research Interests: Gastroparesis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Nutrition
 

Topic:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: New Perspectives on the Brain-Gut Connection

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Li, Zhiping, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Hepatology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bile Duct Injury, Biliary Disease, Elevated Liver Tests, Fatty Liver, Gallstones, Gastroenterology, Hepatitis, Hepatology, Jaundice, Liver Biopsies, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Mass, Liver Test Abnormalities, Liver Transplant, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Sclerosing Cholangitis, Therapeutic Endoscopy
Research Interests: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), Liver Immunology, Fatter Liver Diseases
 

Topic:

  • Hepatitis B – what every practitioner needs to know

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Mullin, Gerard E, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, JHH Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program
Director, Celiac Disease Clinic
Director, JHH Integrative GI Nutrition Services
Director, JHH Capsule Endoscopy Program
Chair, JHH Nutrition Advisory Committee
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Clinical Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Integrative Medicine, Malabsorption, Neurogastroenterology, Nutrition, Weight Loss
Research Interests: Elimination Diets in Gastrointestinal Disease, Nutrition, Gut Microbiome, Probiotics, Integrative Medicine, Celiac Disease, Spectrum of Gluten Intolerance, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
 

Topics:

  • Probiotics for GI disorders: hype or help?
  • Capsule Endoscopy in 2007 - what’s new and on the horizon?
  • Nutrition and the gut
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – the role nutrition plays in effective management
  • Nutrition in a hospital setting
  • The Role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in GI disease
  • Does complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) work for IBD?
  • An evidence-based approach to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in GI disease

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Okolo, Patrick Ikemefuna, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief of Endoscopy; Director, Pancreatitis Centre
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Clinical Gastroenterology, Colon Polyps, Digestive Diseases, Endoluminal Interventions in Children, Gallbladder Disorders, Gallstones, Gastroenterology, Innovative Endoscopy, Pancreatic and Biliary Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Small Bowel Disease, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction Surgery, Stomach Ulcer
Research Interests: Fistula and Wall Closure, Small Bowel Augmented Enteroscopy, Economic and Quality Issues in Endoscopy
 

Topics:

  • Outcomes and decision analyses in gastroenterology - what every physician should know
  • The future of endoscopy: interventional and innovative strategies
  • An overview of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches with Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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Pawlik, Timothy Michael, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Oncology
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
John L. Cameron M.D. Professor of Alimentary Tract Diseases
Director, The Johns Hopkins Medicine Liver Tumor Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Alimentary Tract Diseases, Benign Liver Lesions, Bile Duct Cancer, Bile Duct Disease, Carcinoid Syndrome, Carcinoid Tumors, Cholangiocarcinoma, Colorectal Metastases to the Liver, Gallbladder Cancer, General Surgery, Hemangiomas, Hepatobiliary Conditions, Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Hepatocellular Cancer, Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Klatskin Tumors, Liver Cancer, Liver Cysts, Liver Disease, Liver Tumors, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic and Biliary Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Tumors, Surgical Oncology, Whipple Procedure
Research Interests: Experimental therapeutics of hepatic malignancies, Clinical trials in gastrointestinal malignancies, Clinical ethics
 

Topics:

  • Liver tumors/cancers
  • Gallbladder and bile duct tumors/cancers
  • Pancreas tumors/cancers
  • Gastrointestinal tumors/cancer including stomach, intestines, colon
  • Experimental therapeutics of hepatic malignancies
  • Clinical trials in gastrointestinal malignancies

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Parian, Alyssa Maria, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Clostridium Difficile, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Microscopic colitis, Proctitis, Ulcerative Colitis
Research Interests: inflammatory bowel disease associated cancers, IBD clinical trials, IBD extra intestinal manifestations
 

Topics:

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Emerging Mediations to Treat IBD
  • Complications of IBD

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Shetty, Kirti, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Hepatology, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gastroenterology, Liver Cancer, Liver Transplant, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Acute or Chronic
 

Topics:

  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Selection and Outcomes of Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Surveillance and Management
  • Complication of Cirrhosis

Ellen Stein

  • Esophageal Motility Disorders