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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

Bending the cost curve: time series analysis of a value transformation programme at an academic medical centre

Chatfield, Steven C; Volpicelli, Frank M; Adler, Nicole M; Kim, Kunhee Lucy; Jones, Simon A; Francois, Fritz; Shah, Paresh C; Press, Robert A; Horwitz, Leora I

BMJ quality & safety. 2019 Jun ; 28:449-458

Setting minimum standards for training in EUS and ERCP: results from a prospective multicenter study evaluating learning curves and competence among advanced endoscopy trainees

Wani, Sachin; Han, Samuel; Simon, Violette; Hall, Matthew; Early, Dayna; Aagaard, Eva; Abidi, Wasif M; Banerjee, Subhas; Baron, Todd H; Bartel, Michael; Bowman, Erik; Brauer, Brian C; Buscaglia, Jonathan M; Carlin, Linda; Chak, Amitabh; Chatrath, Hemant; Choudhary, Abhishek; Confer, Bradley; Coté, Gregory A; Das, Koushik K; DiMaio, Christopher J; Dries, Andrew M; Edmundowicz, Steven A; El Chafic, Abdul Hamid; El Hajj, Ihab; Ellert, Swan; Ferreira, Jason; Gamboa, Anthony; Gan, Ian S; Gangarosa, Lisa; Gannavarapu, Bhargava; Gordon, Stuart R; Guda, Nalini M; Hammad, Hazem T; Harris, Cynthia; Jalaj, Sujai; Jowell, Paul; Kenshil, Sana; Klapman, Jason; Kochman, Michael L; Komanduri, Sri; Lang, Gabriel; Lee, Linda S; Loren, David E; Lukens, Frank J; Mullady, Daniel; Muthusamy, Raman V; Nett, Andrew S; Olyaee, Mojtaba S; Pakseresht, Kavous; Perera, Pranith; Pfau, Patrick; Piraka, Cyrus; Poneros, John M; Rastogi, Amit; Razzak, Anthony; Riff, Brian; Saligram, Shreyas; Scheiman, James M; Schuster, Isaiah; Shah, Raj J; Sharma, Rishi; Spaete, Joshua P; Singh, Ajaypal; Sohail, Muhammad; Sreenarasimhaiah, Jayaprakash; Stevens, Tyler; Tabibian, James H; Tzimas, Demetrios; Uppal, Dushant S; Urayama, Shiro; Vitterbo, Domenico; Wang, Andrew Y; Wassef, Wahid; Yachimski, Patrick; Zepeda-Gomez, Sergio; Zuchelli, Tobias; Keswani, Rajesh N

Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2019 Jun ; 89:1160-1168.e9

Systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence and risk factors for Barrett's esophagus

Qumseya, Bashar J; Bukannan, Aymen; Gendy, Sherif; Ahemd, Yahya; Sultan, Shahnaz; Bain, Paul; Gross, Seth A; Iyer, Prasad; Wani, Sachin

Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2019 May 29;

Preparing trainees for telemedicine: a virtual OSCE pilot

Sartori, Daniel J; Olsen, Sonja; Weinshel, Elizabeth; Zabar, Sondra R

Medical education. 2019 May ; 53:517-518

Not Achieving Sustained Viral Eradication of Hepatitis C Virus After Treatment Leads to Worsening of Patient-Reported Outcomes

Younossi, Zobair M; Stepanova, Maria; Jacobson, Ira; Muir, Andrew J; Pol, Stanislas; Zeuzem, Stefan; Younes, Ziad; Herring, Robert; Lawitz, Eric; Younossi, Issah; Racila, Andrei

Clinical infectious diseases. 2019 Apr 05;

Elbasvir/Grazoprevir in People With Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Infection and Child-Pugh Class B Cirrhosis: The C-SALT Study

Jacobson, Ira M; Poordad, Fred; Firpi-Morell, Roberto; Everson, Gregory T; Verna, Elizabeth C; Bhanja, Sanhita; Hwang, Peggy; Caro, Luzelena; Robertson, Michael; Charles, Edgar D; Platt, Heather

Clinical & translational gastroenterology. 2019 Apr ; 10:e00007

Sustained virologic response in patients with cirrhosis from chronic hepatitis C leads to sustained and long-term improvement of health-related quality of life, fatigue, and work productivity [Meeting Abstract]

Younossi, Z; Stepanova, M; Racilla, A; Jacobson, I; Muir, A; Zeuzem, S; Lawitz, E; Pol, S; Gaggar, A; Myers, R; Younossi, I; Nader, F

Journal of hepatology. 2019 April; e54-e55

Escalation of Immunosuppressive Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Not Associated With Adverse Outcomes After Infection With Clostridium difficile

Lukin, Dana J; Lawlor, Garrett; Hudesman, David P; Durbin, Laura; Axelrad, Jordan E; Passi, Monica; Cavaliere, Kimberly; Coburn, Elliot; Loftus, Michelle; Jen, Henry; Feathers, Alexandra; Rosen, Melissa H; Malter, Lisa B; Swaminath, Arun

Inflammatory bowel diseases. 2019 Mar 14; 25:775-781