Jordan Karlitz, MD
Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology

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Medical School:
  • MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA)
Internship:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (2001)
Residency:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Internal Medicine (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program, Gastroenterology (2006)
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology

Professional Titles

  • GI Division Chief, Denver Health Medical Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Presidential Abstract Award, American College of Gastroenterology (2016)
    Pedigree Analysis Supports a Genotypic-phenotypic Correlation Between an AXIN2 Variant of Unknown Significance and Polyposis/Colorectal Cancer).
  • Governors' Award for Excellent in Clinical Research, American College of Gastroenterology (2014)
    Population-based Microsatellite Instability Testing in Young Colorectal Cancer Patients. Award given to the top 5 research submissions at the ACG annual meeting (selected by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee and Board of Governors)
  • DDW Poster of Distinction Award, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) (2013)
    Colon cancer in the Acadian Parishes of Louisiana

Teaching

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (2021)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Early-onset colorectal cancer, hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes (including Lynch syndrome and polyposis syndromes) and cancer epidemiology.

Publications

  • • Montminy EM, Zhou M, Maniscalco L, Heda R, Kim MK, Patel SG, Wu XC, Itzkowitz SH, Karlitz JJ. Shifts in the Proportion of Distant Stage Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in the United States CANCER EPIDEMIOL BIOMARKERS PREV. 2022 Jan 26 doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.
  • • Patel SG, Karlitz JJ, Yen T, Lieu CH, Boland CR. The rising tide of early-onset colorectal cancer: a comprehensive review of epidemiology, clinical features, biology, risk factors, prevention, and early detection LANCET GASTROENTEROL. HEPATOL. 2022 Jan 25:S2468-1253(21)00426. Online ahead of print.
  • • Yen T, Scolaro J, Montminy E, Karlitz JJ, Wani S, Patel S; University of Colorado Gastroenterology Outcomes Research Group Spectrum of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia and Anticipated Yield of Average-Risk Screening in Veterans Under Age 50 CLIN GASTROENTEROL HEPATOL. 2021 Nov 18:S1542-3565(21)01229-5. Online ahead of print
  • • Parekh A, Hochheimer CJ, Espinoza JM, Karlitz JJ, Lewis CL, Wani S, Patel SG. Primary Care Provider Knowledge and Practice in Risk Assessment for Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer: Opportunities for Improvement. J CANCER PREV 2021 Dec 30;26(4):298-303.
  • Karlitz JJ, Montminy EM, Itzkowitz S Adenocarcinomas, as opposed to carcinoids, are primarily driving increases in early-onset colorectal cancer rates. Gastroenterology. 2021 Mar 19:S0016-5085(21)00532-1. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2021.03.024. Online ahead of print
  • Montminy EM, Zhou M, Maniscalco L, Kim MK, Sigel RL, Itzkowitz SH, Karlitz JJ. Contributions of Adenocarcinoma and Carcinoid Tumors to Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Feb;174(2):157-166
  • • Montminy E, Zhou M, Maniscalco L, Penrose H, Yen T, Patel SG, Wu XC, Karlitz JJ Trends in Incidence of Early-Onset Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Among Black and White US Residents Aged 40-49 Years, 2000-2017 JAMA NETWORK OPEN. 2021 Nov 1;4(11):e2130433.
  • • Karlitz JJ, Fendrick M, Bhatt J, Coronado GD, Jeyakumar S, Smith N, Plescia M, Brooks D, Limburg P, Lieberman D Cost-effectiveness of outreach strategies for stool-based colorectal cancer screening in a Medicaid population POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT. 2021 Dec 24.doi 10.1089/pop.2021.0185. Online ahead of print
  • • Zhou M, Thompson TD, Hui-Yi L, Chen VW, Karlitz JJ, Fontham ETH, Theall KP, Zhang L, Hsieh M, Pollack LA, Wu XC. Impact of Relative Dose Intensity of FOLFOX Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Risk of Death Among Stage III Colon Cancer Patients CLINICAL COLORECTAL CANCER. 2021 Oct 1:S1533-0028(21)00094-3. Online ahead of print.
  • • Fendrick AM, Fisher DA, Saoud L, Ozbay AB, Karlitz JJ, Limburg PJ Impact of patient adherence to stool-based colorectal cancer screening and colonoscopy following a positive test on clinical outcomes CANCER PREV RES (Phila). 2021 Sep;14(9):845-850. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-21-0075.
  • • Karlitz JJ, Phillips-Savoy A, Sorrels K, Rao S. Genetic Analysis of Archived Tumor Specimens for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes in the Cajuns of Louisiana, a U.S. Founder Population CLIN TRANSL GASTROENTEROL. 2021 Sep 21;12(9):e00392. doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000392
  • • Fisher DA, Karlitz JJ, Jeyakumar S, Smith N, Limburg P, Lieberman D, Fendrick AM. Real-world cost-effectiveness of stool-based colorectal cancer screening in a Medicare population. J MED ECON. 2021 Jan-Dec;24(1):654-664
  • • Adviento B, Conner M, Sarkisian A, Walano N, Andersson H, Karlitz JJ Feasibility of utilizing PREMM score for Lynch syndrome identification in an urban, minority patient population. J PRIM CARE COMMUNITY HEALTH. 2021 Jan-Dec;12:21501327211020973. doi: 10.1177/21501327211020973.
  • • Karlitz JJ, Montminy EM, Itzkowitz S Adenocarcinomas, as opposed to carcinoids, are primarily driving increases in early-onset colorectal cancer rates GASTROENTEROLOGY 2021 Nov;161(5):1723-1724.
  • • Montminy EM, Zhou M, Maniscalco L, Kim MK, Sigel RL, Itzkowitz SH, Karlitz JJ. Contributions of Adenocarcinoma and Carcinoid Tumors to Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates in the United States ANNALS INTERN MED. 2021 Feb;174(2):157-166
  • Abualkhair W, Zhou M, Ochoa CO, Lacayo L, Murphy C, Wu X, Karlitz JJ. Geographic and Intra-Racial Disparities in Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in the SEER 18 Registries of the United States. Cancer Med. 2020 Oct 22. Doi: 10.1002/cam4.3488.
  • Shah E, Amman S, Karlitz JJ The time is now: A guide to sustainable telemedicine during COVID-19 and beyond. Am J of Gastroenterol. 2020 Sep;115(9):1371-1375
  • Abualkhair W, Zhou M, Ahnen D, Yu Q, Wu XC, Karlitz JJ. Trends in Incidence of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in the United States Among Those Approaching Screening Age. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1): e1920407.
  • Molmenti C, Kolb J, Karlitz JJ. Advanced Colorectal Polyps on Colonoscopy: A Trigger For Earlier Screening of Family Members. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Mar;115(3):311-314. doi: 10.14309
  • Noll A, Parekh P, Zhou M, Weber TK, Ahen D, Wu XC, Karlitz JJ. Barriers to Lynch Syndrome Testing and Preoperative Result Availability in Early-onset Colorectal Cancer: A National Physician Survey Study. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep 20;9(9): 185.
  • Karlitz JJ, Oliphant A, Greenwald D, Pochapin M. The American College of Gastroenterology and the 80% by 2018 Colorectal Cancer Initiative: a Multifaceted Approach to Maximize Screening Rates. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep;112(9):1360-1362.
  • Karlitz JJ, Hsieh M, Liu Y, Blanton C, Schmidt B, Jessup JM, Wu X, Chen VW. Population-based Lynch Syndrome Screening by Microsatellite Instability in Patients = 50: Prevalence, Testing Determinants, and Result Availability Prior to Colon Surgery. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jul;110(7):948-55.
  • Chen VW, Hsieh M, Charlton ME, Ruiz BA, Karlitz JJ, Altekruse S, Ries L, Milburn Jessup JM. Analysis of Stage and Clinical/Prognostic Factors for Colon and Rectal Cancer from SEER Registries: AJCC and Collaborative Stage Data Collection System. Cancer. 2014 Dec 1;120 suppl 23:3793-806. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29056.
  • Karlitz JJ, Blanton C, Andrews P, Wu X, Chen VW, Wu X, Fontham E. Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates in the Louisiana Acadian Parishes Demonstrated to be Amongst the Highest in the United States. Clin Transl Gastroenerol. 2014 Oct 2;5:e60. doi: 10.1038/ctg.2014.10.
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Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology, Board Certification (2006, 2016)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA) (0001)
Internships:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Internal Medicine (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program, Gastroenterology (2006)
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology
Contact Us
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Fitzsimons Building

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

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