Mihir Wagh, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology

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Fellowships:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Gastroenterology
  • University of Chicago Program, Interventional Endoscopy - EUS
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Interventional Endoscopy - ERCP
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology

Professional Titles

  • Head, Endoscopic Surgery and Tissue Apposition

Research Interests

Dr. Wagh has written numerous scientific papers, reviews, editorials and book chapters. His recently published book “Gastrointestinal Interventional Endoscopy-Advanced Techniques” highlights newer cutting-edge endoscopic procedures in gastroenterology. He has been invited to perform interventional endoscopy at multiple national and international live endoscopy conferences and hands-on courses.

Publications

  • Qayed E, Sheth SG, Wagh MS. Response. Gastrointest Endosc. 2022 Jan;95(1):200. PubMed PMID: 34895618
  • Dacha S, Aihara H, Anand GS, Byrne KR, Chahal P, James T, Kowalski TE, Qayed E, Repaka A, Saadi M, Sheth SG, Taylor JR, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33422284
  • Wagh MS, Draganov PV. How to Approach a Patient with a Zenker's Diverticulum. Gastroenterology. 2021 Jan;160(1):10-14. PubMed PMID: 33220254
  • Jonica ER, Wagh MS. Length of esophageal myotomy during peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia: It’s okay to take the shortcut. Gastrointest Endosc 2020. In Press
  • Lee MH, Doran J, Bang TJ, Hohsfield R, Hountras P, Boddie G, Wagh MS, Badesch D, Bull TM. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas: A Novel Association?. Chest. 2021 Dec;160(6):2260-2265. PubMed PMID: 34284002
  • Han S, Attwell AR, Tatman P, Edmundowicz SA, Hammad HT, Wagh MS, Wani S, Shah RJ. Adverse Events Associated With Therapeutic Endoscopic Retrograde Pancreatography. Pancreas. 2021 Mar 1;50(3):378-385. PubMed PMID: 33835969
  • Qayed E, Sheth SG, Aihara H, Anand GS, Byrne KR, Chahal P, Dacha S, James T, Kowalski TE, Repaka A, Saadi M, Taylor JR, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Advanced endoscopy fellowship training in the United States: recent trends in American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy advanced endoscopy fellowship match, trainee experience, and postfellowship employment. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jun;93(6):1207-1214.e2. PubMed PMID: 33832739
  • Aihara H, Dacha S, Anand GS, Byrne KR, Chahal P, James T, Kowalski TE, Repaka A, Saadi M, Sheth SG, Taylor JR, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jun;93(6):1215-1221. PubMed PMID: 33820649
  • Walsh CM, Qayed E, Aihara H, Anand GS, Byrne K, Chahal P, Dacha S, James TW, Kowalski TE, Repaka A, Saadi M, Sheth SG, Taylor JR, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for ergonomics in endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jun;93(6):1222-1227. PubMed PMID: 33820648
  • Mittal C, Wagh MS. Reply to Dr. Mandavdhare. Endoscopy. 2021 Apr;53(4):456. PubMed PMID: 33780984
  • Swei E, Wagh MS. Endoscopic submucosal dissection in the pharynx: Let's start at the very beginning!. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Apr;93(4):828-830. PubMed PMID: 33741087
  • Jonica ER, Wagh MS. Length of esophageal myotomy during peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia: it's okay to take the shortcut. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jun;93(6):1313-1315. PubMed PMID: 33691980
  • Swei E, Wagh MS. Preoperative predictors of poor response to peroral endoscopic myotomy: Have we found the crystal ball?. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Feb;93(2):406-408. PubMed PMID: 33478663
  • Dacha S, Aihara H, Anand GS, Byrne KR, Chahal P, James T, Kowalski TE, Qayed E, Repaka A, Saadi M, Sheth SG, Taylor JR, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Mar;93(3):539-543. PubMed PMID: 33422284
  • Wagh MS, Draganov PV. How to Approach a Patient with a Zenker's Diverticulum. Gastroenterology. 2021 Jan;160(1):10-14. PubMed PMID: 33220254
  • Walsh CM, Umar SB, Ghassemi S, Aihara H, Anand GS, Cassani L, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Kushnir V, Qayed E, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Vela SAF, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Colonoscopy core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Feb;93(2):297-304. PubMed PMID: 32854938
  • Aihara H, Kushnir V, Anand GS, Cassani L, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Ghassemi S, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Qayed E, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Umar SB, Vela SAF, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for endoscopic ablative techniques. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Feb;93(2):305-308. PubMed PMID: 32854937
  • Aihara H, Kushnir V, Anand GS, Cassani L, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Ghassemi S, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Qayed E, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Umar SB, Vela SAF, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for endoscopic mucosal resection. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Feb;93(2):293-296. PubMed PMID: 32843191
  • Mittal C, Diehl DL, Draganov PV, Jamil LH, Khalid A, Khara HS, Khullar V, Law R, Lo SK, Mathew A, Mirakhor E, Sedarat A, Sharma N, Sharzehi S, Tavakkoli A, Thaker A, Thosani N, Yang D, Zelt C, Wagh MS. Practice patterns, techniques, and outcomes of flexible endoscopic myotomy for Zenker's diverticulum: a retrospective multicenter study. Endoscopy. 2021 Apr;53(4):346-353. PubMed PMID: 32663877
  • Han S, Wagh MS, Wani S. The rare finding of a Dieulafoy's lesion at the major papilla. Endoscopy. 2021 Feb;53(2):E44-E45. PubMed PMID: 32503071
  • Han S, Tatman P, Mehrotra S, Wani S, Attwell AR, Edmundowicz SA, Brauer BC, Wagh MS, Hammad HT, Shah RJ. Combination of ERCP-Based Modalities Increases Diagnostic Yield for Biliary Strictures. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Apr;66(4):1276-1284. PubMed PMID: 32430658
  • Kolb JM, Jonas D, Funari MP, Hammad H, Menard-Katcher P, Wagh MS. Efficacy and safety of peroral endoscopic myotomy after prior sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Dec 16;12(12):532-541. PubMed PMID: 33362906
  • Schlachterman A, Aziz A, Alajlan B, Han S, Machicado J, Wagh MS. Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) training and skills evaluation tool: a pilot study. Endosc Int Open. 2020 Dec;8(12):E1826-E1831. PubMed PMID: 33269316
  • Jonica ER, Wagh MS. Endoscopic treatment of symptomatic insulinoma with a new EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation device. VideoGIE. 2020 Oct;5(10):483-485. PubMed PMID: 33103004
  • Han S, Hammad HT, Wagh MS. High prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and injuries in third space endoscopists: an international multicenter survey. Endosc Int Open. 2020 Oct;8(10):E1481-E1486. PubMed PMID: 33043117
  • Walsh CM, Umar SB, Ghassemi S, Aihara H, Anand GS, Cassani L, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Kushnir V, Qayed E, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Vela SAF, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Colonoscopy core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32854938
  • Aihara H, Kushnir V, Anand GS, Cassani L, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Ghassemi S, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Qayed E, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Umar SB, Vela SAF, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for endoscopic ablative techniques. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32854937
  • Aihara H, Kushnir V, Anand GS, Cassani L, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Ghassemi S, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Qayed E, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Umar SB, Vela SAF, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for endoscopic mucosal resection. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32843191
  • Cassani L, Aihara H, Anand GS, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Ghassemi S, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Kushnir V, Qayed E, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Umar SB, Vela SAF, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for EUS. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Sep;92(3):469-473. PubMed PMID: 32713612
  • Qayed E, Anand GS, Aihara H, Cassani L, Chahal P, Dacha S, Duloy A, Ghassemi S, Huang C, Kowalski TE, Kushnir V, Sheth SG, Simons-Linares CR, Taylor JR, Umar SB, Vela SAF, Walsh CM, Williams RL, Wagh MS. Core curriculum for endoluminal stent placement. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Sep;92(3):463-468. PubMed PMID: 32711868
  • Mittal C, Diehl DL, Draganov PV, Jamil LH, Khalid A, Khara HS, Khullar V, Law R, Lo SK, Mathew A, Mirakhor E, Sedarat A, Sharma N, Sharzehi S, Tavakkoli A, Thaker A, Thosani N, Yang D, Zelt C, Wagh MS. Practice patterns, techniques, and outcomes of flexible endoscopic myotomy for Zenker's diverticulum: a retrospective multicenter study. Endoscopy. 2020 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32663877
  • Yang D, Wagh MS, Draganov PV. The status of training in new technologies in advanced endoscopy: from defining competence to credentialing and privileging. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Nov;92(5):1016-1025. PubMed PMID: 32504699
  • Han S, Wagh MS, Wani S. The rare finding of a Dieulafoy's lesion at the major papilla. Endoscopy. 2020 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32503071
  • Wagh MS. Large-diameter plastic biliary stents for unresectable distal malignant biliary strictures: Rehashing the same or rekindling more interest?. Endoscopy. 2020 Jun;52(6):433-434. PubMed PMID: 32460338
  • Han S, Tatman P, Mehrotra S, Wani S, Attwell AR, Edmundowicz SA, Brauer BC, Wagh MS, Hammad HT, Shah RJ. Combination of ERCP-Based Modalities Increases Diagnostic Yield for Biliary Strictures. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 May 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32430658
  • Han S, Wagh MS. Corkscrew Esophagus in Achalasia. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 30;382(18):e42. PubMed PMID: 32348647
  • Pannala R, Sharaiha RZ, Sullivan SA, Wagh MS, Cohen J, Thompson CC. Obesity core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Jun;91(6):1221-1229. PubMed PMID: 31302093
  • Swei E, Wagh MS. Preoperative predictors of poor response to POEM: Have we found the crystal ball? Gastrointest Endosc 2020. In Press
  • Swei E, Wagh MS. Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) in the Pharynx: Let's Start at the Very Beginning! Gastrointest Endosc 2020. In Press
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Training Committee, Chair
  • ASGE Education Curriculum and Competencies Council, Member
  • American College of Gastroenterology Educational Affairs Committee, Member
  • University of Colorado Hospital Credentials Committee, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Digestive Health Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2777

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy
Clinical Interests
Dr. Wagh specializes in pancreatobiliary endoscopy (ERCP and EUS) and flexible endoscopic surgery: Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia and spastic esophageal motility disorders, G-POEM for gastroparesis, endoscopic myotomy for Zenker's diverticulum, endoscopic resection (EMR/ESD), endoscopic suturing, bariatric endoscopy and endoscopic therapy for acid reflux.

General Information

Fellowships:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Gastroenterology (0001)
  • University of Chicago Program, Interventional Endoscopy - EUS (0001)
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Interventional Endoscopy - ERCP (0001)
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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