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Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Research

We conduct research to better care for current and future patients with gastrointestinal and liver conditions.

Our research goals at NYU Langone’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are to provide access to the latest treatments in the pipeline to our patients and to advance knowledge of gastroenterology and hepatology through innovative basic science, translational research, and clinical trials. We aim to foster a spirit of scientific inquiry and innovation among faculty, fellows, and students.

Our researchers study the biology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases. Among our current areas of research are the following:

  • role of the gut microbiome in health and the pathogenesis of disease such as colorectal cancer, liver cancer, and fatty liver and other diseases
  • role of GI infection and gut microbial dysbiosis in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease
  • colorectal cancer prevention, including evaluation of sociodemographic and geographic disparities in colorectal cancer screening and outcomes, the comparative effectiveness of different screening strategies, and novel methods to increase screening adherence
  • quality and innovations in enhanced technologies for colon cancer screening
  • bariatric endoscopy outcomes in obesity and fatty liver disease
  • clinical trials in all areas of liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening and prevention, and other GI conditions
  • cirrhosis and hepatitis C infection

Select Faculty Publications

Oropharyngeal dysphagia

Nyabanga, C; Khan, Abraham; Knotts, RM

[S.l.] : Springer, 2021. 2nd ed.. p.1-17. (4306212)

Volumetric multicomponent T1ρ relaxation mapping of the human liver under free breathing at 3T

Sharafi, Azadeh; Baboli, Rahman; Zibetti, Marcelo; Shanbhogue, Krishna; Olsen, Sonja; Block, Tobias; Chandarana, Hersh; Regatte, Ravinder

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2020 Jun ; 83:2042-2050

Ustekinumab Does Not Increase Risk of Adverse Events: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Rolston, Vineet S; Kimmel, Jessica; Popov, Violeta; Bosworth, Brian P; Hudesman, David; Malter, Lisa B; Hong, Simon; Chang, Shannon

Digestive diseases & sciences. 2020 May 22;

Factors associated with hospital admission and critical illness among 5279 people with coronavirus disease 2019 in New York City: prospective cohort study

Petrilli, Christopher M; Jones, Simon A; Yang, Jie; Rajagopalan, Harish; O'Donnell, Luke; Chernyak, Yelena; Tobin, Katie A; Cerfolio, Robert J; Francois, Fritz; Horwitz, Leora I

British medical journal. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2020 May 22; 369:m1966

Outcomes with Treatment with Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir Following Heart Transplantation Utilizing Hepatitis C Viremic Donors

Reyentovich, Alex; Gidea, Claudia G; Smith, Deane; Lonze, Bonnie; Kon, Zachary; Fargnoli, Anthony; Pavone, Jennifer; Rao, Shaline; Saraon, Tajinderpal; Lewis, Tyler; Qian, Yingzhi; Jacobson, Ira; Moazami, Nader

Clinical transplantation. 2020 May 22; e13989

SARS2-CoV-2 and Stroke in a New York Healthcare System

Yaghi, Shadi; Ishida, Koto; Torres, Jose; Mac Grory, Brian; Raz, Eytan; Humbert, Kelley; Henninger, Nils; Trivedi, Tushar; Lillemoe, Kaitlyn; Alam, Shazia; Sanger, Matthew; Kim, Sun; Scher, Erica; Dehkharghani, Seena; Wachs, Michael; Tanweer, Omar; Volpicelli, Frank; Bosworth, Brian; Lord, Aaron; Frontera, Jennifer

Stroke. 2020 May 20; STROKEAHA120030335

Preparation in the Big Apple: New York City, a New Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gross, Seth A; Robbins, David H; Greenwald, David A; Schnoll-Sussman, Felice H; Pochapin, Mark B

American journal of gastroenterology. 2020 May 13;

Management of Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis in a Pregnant Woman With COVID-19 Infection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Rosen, Melissa H; Axelrad, Jordan; Hudesman, David; Rubin, David T; Chang, Shannon

Inflammatory bowel diseases. 2020 May 12;