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Ellen Meredith Stein, M.D.

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Achalasia, Barrett's Esophagus, Burping Belching, Chest Pain, Clinical Gastroenterology, Colon Polyps, Constipation, Digestive Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastroenterology, Gastroparesis, Heartburn, Hiccups, Hoarseness, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, Neurogastroenterology, Rectal Problem, Reflux and Burning, Stomach Ulcer, Swallowing Disorders, Vomiting more

Research Interests

Clinical Applications of Informatics; Dysphagia; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Esophageal Motility; Eosinophilic Esophagitis; Gastroparesis; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Constipation; Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders more

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Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
GI Clinic, A Building, 5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0790


Ellen M. Stein, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Stein is also the current division director for informatics and the lead Epic physician champion. She is board certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Stein has gastroenterology expertise in numerous areas, such as achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, chest pain, colon polyps, constipation, digestive diseases, eosinophilic esophagitis, gastroparesis, heartburn, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, neurogastroenterology, rectal problems, reflux and burning, stomach ulcers and swallowing disorders. 

Dr. Stein earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Dr. Stein is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the Society of Hospital Medicine. 

Dr. Stein's research interests include clinical applications of informatics, dysphagia (swallowing disorders), gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility, eosinophilic esophagitis, gastroparesis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), constipation and other gastrointestinal motility disorders. In addition, Dr. Stein worked in the motility laboratory at Albert Einstein Medical Center with the esteemed Dr. Philip Katz, pursuing advanced training in esophageal motility. Dr. Stein is currently a member of the Center for Neurogastroenterology on the Bayview Campus of Johns Hopkins, where she conducts specific research focusing on post-operative recovery of motility function. She also works intensively with the TPIAT (total pancreatectomy and autoislet cell transplant) program to provide motility support to the patients after their surgery. more

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; The George Washington University School of Medicine (2004)


  • Internal Medicine; The Mount Sinai Hospital (2007)


  • Gastroenterology; Albert Einstein Medical Center (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) (2010)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Stein is currently a member of the Center for Neurogastroenterology on the Bayview Campus of Johns Hopkins, where she conducts specific research focusing on post-operative recovery of motility function.

Selected Publications

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Pasricha PJ, Yates KP, Sarosiek I, McCallum RW, Abell TL, Koch KL, Nguyen LAB, Snape WJ, Hasler WL, Clarke JO, Dhalla S, Stein EM, Lee LA, Miriel LA, Van Natta ML, Grover M, Farrugia G, Tonascia J, Hamilton FA, Parkman HP; NIDDK Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium (GpCRC). "Aprepitant Has Mixed Effects on Nausea and Reduces Other Symptoms in Patients With Gastroparesis and Related Disorders." Gastroenterology. 2018 Jan;154(1):65-76.e11. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.08.033. Epub 2017 Oct 28.

Moran RA, Klapheke R, John GK, Devlin S, Warren D, Desai N, Sun Z, Walsh C, Kalyani RR, Hall E, Stein EM, Kalloo AN, Zaheer A, Hirose K, Makary MA, Singh VK. "Prevalence and predictors of pain and opioid analgesic use following total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation for pancreatitis." Pancreatology. 2017 Sep - Oct;17(5):732-737. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2017.07.005. Epub 2017 Jul 12.

Khashab MA, Kumbhari V, Tieu AH, El Zein MH, Ismail A, Ngamruengphong S, Singh VK, Kalloo AN, Clarke JO, Stein EM. "Peroral endoscopic myotomy achieves similar clinical response but incurs lesser charges compared to robotic heller myotomy." Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2017 Mar-Apr;23(2):91-96. doi: 10.4103/1319-3767.203360.

Raja S, Okeke FC, Stein EM, Dhalla S, Nandwani M, Lynch KL, Gyawali CP, Clarke JO. "Three-Dimensional Anorectal Manometry Enhances Diagnostic Gain by Detecting Sphincter Defects and Puborectalis Pressure." Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Dec;62(12):3536-3541. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4466-5. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

John GK, Singh VK, Moran RA, Warren D, Sun Z, Desai N, Walsh C, Kalyani RR, Hall E, Hirose K, Makary MA, Stein EM. "Chronic Gastrointestinal Dysmotility and Pain Following Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis." J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Apr;21(4):622-627. doi: 10.1007/s11605-016-3348-z. Epub 2017 Jan 12.

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Physicians


  • American College of Gastroenterology


  • American Gastroenterological Association


  • Society of Hospital Medicine


Videos & Media

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Heartburn - A Q&A with Dr. Ellen Stein

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

"Fecal Incontinence: Helping Patients Regain Control." Inside Tract. (Winter 2017)

"Why You Get Gas and Diarrhea When You Have Your Period." Vitals. (12/15/2017)

"Food, Body, Mind." Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine. (Winter 2014)

"Expel Common Myths About Gastroparesis." ACP Hospitalist. (08/01/2013)

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