Raj Shah, MD
Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology

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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology

Professional Titles

  • Director, Pancreas and Biliary Endoscopy

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in service and teaching within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2016)

Teaching

  • Professor of Medicine (2015)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Evaluation and therapy of benign and malignant biliary and pancreatic diseases; removal of pre-malignant polyps and lesions from the intestinal tract

Publications

  • Jonica ER, Han S, Burton JR Jr, Pomposelli JJ, Shah RJ. Choledochoduodenostomy is associated with fewer post-transplant biliary complications compared to Roux-en-Y in primary sclerosing cholangitis patients. Clin Transplant. 2022 Jan 19;:e14597. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35043996
  • Sethi A, Tyberg A, Slivka A, Adler DG, Desai AP, Sejpal DV, Pleskow DK, Bertani H, Gan SI, Shah R, Arnelo U, Tarnasky PR, Banerjee S, Itoi T, Moon JH, Kim DC, Gaidhane M, Raijman I, Peterson BT, Gress FG, Kahaleh M. Digital Single-operator Cholangioscopy (DSOC) Improves Interobserver Agreement (IOA) and Accuracy for Evaluation of Indeterminate Biliary Strictures: The Monaco Classification. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2022 Feb 1;56(2):e94-e97. PubMed PMID: 32040050
  • 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
  • Warren B, Han S, Shah RJ. Dysplastic progression of a choledochal cyst on video cholangioscopy. Endoscopy. 2021 Aug;53(8):E285-E286. PubMed PMID: 33032353
  • Kahaleh M, Raijman I, Gaidhane M, Tyberg A, Sethi A, Slivka A, Adler DG, Sejpal D, Shahid H, Sarkar A, Martins F, Boumitri C, Burton S, Bertani H, Tarnasky P, Gress F, Gan I, Ardengh JC, Kedia P, Arnelo U, Jamidar P, Shah RJ, Robles-Medranda C. Digital Cholangioscopic Interpretation: When North Meets the South. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33783691
  • Han S, Kahaleh M, Sharaiha RZ, Tarnasky PR, Kedia P, Slivka A, Chennat JS, Joshi V, Sejpal DV, Sethi A, Shah RJ. Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in the evaluation of dominant strictures in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis: results of a U.S. multicenter prospective trial. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Sep;94(3):569-576.e1. PubMed PMID: 33798541
  • 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
  • Nieto J, Mekaroonkamol P, Shah R, Khashab MA, Loren DE, Waxman I, Edmundowicz SA, Willingham FF. Electrocautery-enhanced Lumen-apposing Metal Stents in the Management of Symptomatic Pancreatic Fluid Collections: Results From the Multicenter Prospective Pivotal Trial. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2021 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33899781
  • Messallam AA, Adler DG, Shah RJ, Nieto JM, Moran R, Elmunzer BJ, Cosgrove N, Mullady D, Singh H, Cote G, Papachristou GI, Othman MO, Zhang C, Javaid H, Mercado M, Tsistrakis S, Kumta NA, Nagula S, Dimaio CJ, Birch MS, Taylor LJ, Labarre N, Han S, Hollander T, Keilin SA, Cai Q, Willingham FF. Direct Endoscopic Necrosectomy With and Without Hydrogen Peroxide for Walled-off Pancreatic Necrosis: A Multicenter Comparative Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Apr;116(4):700-709. PubMed PMID: 33982939
  • Han SY, Papachristou GI, Shah RJ, Conwell DL. Effect of pancreatic endotherapy on quality of life in chronic pancreatitis patients: A systematic review. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Aug 16;13(8):336-355. PubMed PMID: 34512881
  • Sethi A, Shah RJ. Cholangioscopy and Pancreatoscopy. In Cohen (Ed). Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2nd Edition. Blackwell Limited Publishing, 2021.
  • Sethi A, Tyberg A, Slivka A, Adler DG, Desai AP, Sejpal DV, Pleskow DK, Bertani H, Gan SI, Shah R, Arnelo U, Tarnasky PR, Banerjee S, Itoi T, Moon JH, Kim DC, Gaidhane M, Raijman I, Peterson BT, Gress FG, Kahaleh M. Digital Single-operator Cholangioscopy (DSOC) Improves Interobserver Agreement (IOA) and Accuracy for Evaluation of Indeterminate Biliary Strictures: The Monaco Classification. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32040050
  • Han S, Shah RJ. Response: Emerging uses of cholangioscopy for choledocholithiasis. VideoGIE. 2020 Dec;5(12):698-699. PubMed PMID: 33319148
  • Messallam AA, Adler DG, Shah RJ, Nieto JM, Moran R, Elmunzer BJ, Cosgrove N, Mullady D, Singh H, Cote G, Papachristou GI, Othman MO, Zhang C, Javaid H, Mercado M, Tsistrakis S, Kumta NA, Nagula S, Dimaio CJ, Birch MS, Taylor LJ, Labarre N, Han S, Hollander T, Keilin SA, Cai Q, Willingham FF. Direct Endoscopic Necrosectomy With and Without Hydrogen Peroxide for Walled-off Pancreatic Necrosis: A Multicenter Comparative Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33149003
  • Warren B, Han S, Shah RJ. Dysplastic progression of a choledochal cyst on video cholangioscopy. Endoscopy. 2020 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33032353
  • Han S, Shah RJ. Cholangioscopy-guided basket retrieval of impacted stones. VideoGIE. 2020 Sep;5(9):387-388. PubMed PMID: 32954095
  • Han S, Shah RJ. Cholangiopancreatoscopy-guided laser dissection and ablation for pancreas and biliary strictures and neoplasia. Endosc Int Open. 2020 Aug;8(8):E1091-E1096. PubMed PMID: 32743063
  • Yang J, Wang J, Zhou H, Wang Y, Huang H, Jin H, Lou Q, Shah RJ, Zhang X. Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation plus a novel oral 5-fluorouracil compound versus radiofrequency ablation alone for unresectable extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Dec;92(6):1204-1212.e1. PubMed PMID: 32437711
  • 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, Shah RJ. No flare(s), no problem: treating recalcitrant pancreatic duct strictures with short fully covered metal stents. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Apr;91(4):834-836. PubMed PMID: 32204816
  • Sethi A, Tyberg A, Slivka A, Adler DG, Desai AP, Sejpal DV, Pleskow DK, Bertani H, Gan SI, Shah R, Arnelo U, Tarnasky PR, Banerjee S, Itoi T, Moon JH, Kim DC, Gaidhane M, Raijman I, Peterson BT, Gress FG, Kahaleh M. Digital Single-operator Cholangioscopy (DSOC) Improves Interobserver Agreement (IOA) and Accuracy for Evaluation of Indeterminate Biliary Strictures: The Monaco Classification. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32040050
  • Duloy A, Keswani R, Hall M, Wang AY, Cote GA, Aagaard EM, Carlin L, DiMaio CJ, Edmundowicz S, Ellert S, Han S, Komanduri S, Muthusamy R, Rastogi A, Shah RJ, Simon V, Wani S. Time Given to Trainees to Attempt Cannulation During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Varies by Training Program and Is Not Associated With Competence. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Dec;18(13):3040-3042.e1. PubMed PMID: 31589970
  • Wani S, Han S, Simon V, Hall M, Early D, Aagaard E, Abidi WM, Banerjee S, Baron TH, Bartel M, Bowman E, Brauer BC, Buscaglia JM, Carlin L, Chak A, Chatrath H, Choudhary A, Confer B, Coté GA, Das KK, DiMaio CJ, Dries AM, Edmundowicz SA, El Chafic AH, El Hajj I, Ellert S, Ferreira J, Gamboa A, Gan IS, Gangarosa L, Gannavarapu B, Gordon SR, Guda NM, Hammad HT, Harris C, Jalaj S, Jowell P, Kenshil S, Klapman J, Kochman ML, Komanduri S, Lang G, Lee LS, Loren DE, Lukens F, Mullady D, Muthusamy RV, Nett AS, Olyaee MS, Pakseresht K, Perera P, Pfau P, Piraka C, Poneros JM, Rastogi A, Razzak A, Riff B, Saligram S, Scheiman JM, Schuster I, Shah RJ, Sharma R, Spaete JP, Singh A, Sohail M, Sreenarasimhaiah J, Stevens T, Tabibian JH, Tzimas D, Uppal DS, Urayama S, Vitterbo D, Wang AY, Wassef W, Yachimski P, Zepeda-Gomez S, Zuchelli T, Keswani RN. Setting minimum standards for training in EUS and ERCP: results from a prospective multicenter study evaluating learning curves and competence among advanced endoscopy trainees. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30738985
  • Duloy A, Hammad H, Shah RJ. An adverse event of EUS-directed transgastric ERCP: stent-in-stent technique to bridge the peritoneal gap. VideoGIE. 2019 Nov;4(11):508-511. PubMed PMID: 31709344
  • Duloy A, Keswani R, Hall M, Wang AY, Cote GA, Aagaard EM, Carlin L, DiMaio CJ, Edmundowicz S, Ellert S, Han S, Komanduri S, Muthusamy R, Rastogi A, Shah RJ, Simon V, Wani S. Time Given to Trainees to Attempt Cannulation During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Varies by Training Program and Is Not Associated With Competence. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31589970
  • Han S, Shah RJ. Laser dissection for recalcitrant pancreaticojejunostomy anastomotic stricture. VideoGIE. 2019 Sep;4(9):428-430. PubMed PMID: 31517171
  • Brewer Gutierrez OI, Raijman I, Shah RJ, Elmunzer BJ, Webster GJM, Pleskow D, Sherman S, Sturgess RP, Sejpal DV, Ko C, Maurano A, Adler DG, Mullady DK, Strand DS, DiMaio CJ, Piraka C, Sharahia R, Dbouk MH, Han S, Spiceland CM, Bekkali NLH, Gabr M, Bick B, Dwyer LK, Han D, Buxbaum J, Zulli C, Cosgrove N, Wang AY, Carr-Locke D, Kerdsirichairat T, Aridi HD, Moran R, Shah S, Yang J, Sanaei O, Parsa N, Kumbhari V, Singh VK, Khashab MA. Safety and efficacy of digital single-operator pancreatoscopy for obstructing pancreatic ductal stones. Endosc Int Open. 2019 Jul;7(7):E896-E903. PubMed PMID: 31281875
  • Hammad H, Brauer BC, Smolkin M, Ryu R, Obuch J, Shah RJ. Treating Biliary-Enteric Anastomotic Strictures with Enteroscopy-ERCP Requires Fewer Procedures than Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drains. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Sep;64(9):2638-2644. PubMed PMID: 31129875
  • Han S, Shah RJ, Brauer BC, Edmundowicz SA, Hammad HT, Wagh MS, Wani S, Attwell AR. A Comparison of Endoscopic Retrograde Pancreatography With or Without Pancreatoscopy for Removal of Pancreatic Duct Stones. Pancreas. 2019 May Jun;48(5):690-697. PubMed PMID: 31091217
  • Machicado JD, Obuch JC, Goodman KA, Schefter TE, Frakes J, Hoffe S, Latifi K, Simon VC, Santangelo T, Ezekwe E, Edmundowicz SA, Brauer BC, Shah RJ, Hammad HT, Wagh MS, Attwell A, Han S, Klapman J, Wani S. Endoscopic Ultrasound Placement of Preloaded Fiducial Markers Shortens Procedure Time Compared to Back-Loaded Markers. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Dec;17(13):2749-2758.e2. PubMed PMID: 31042578
  • Han S, Shah RJ. ERCP with Digital Pancreatoscopy-Guided Stone Fragmentation: Breaking Up Is Easy to Do. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 May;64(5):1059-1061. PubMed PMID: 30788682
  • Wani S, Han S, Simon V, Hall M, Early D, Aagaard E, Abidi WM, Banerjee S, Baron TH, Bartel M, Bowman E, Brauer BC, Buscaglia JM, Carlin L, Chak A, Chatrath H, Choudhary A, Confer B, Coté GA, Das KK, DiMaio CJ, Dries AM, Edmundowicz SA, El Chafic AH, El Hajj I, Ellert S, Ferreira J, Gamboa A, Gan IS, Gangarosa L, Gannavarapu B, Gordon SR, Guda NM, Hammad HT, Harris C, Jalaj S, Jowell P, Kenshil S, Klapman J, Kochman ML, Komanduri S, Lang G, Lee LS, Loren DE, Lukens FJ, Mullady D, Muthusamy RV, Nett AS, Olyaee MS, Pakseresht K, Perera P, Pfau P, Piraka C, Poneros JM, Rastogi A, Razzak A, Riff B, Saligram S, Scheiman JM, Schuster I, Shah RJ, Sharma R, Spaete JP, Singh A, Sohail M, Sreenarasimhaiah J, Stevens T, Tabibian JH, Tzimas D, Uppal DS, Urayama S, Vitterbo D, Wang AY, Wassef W, Yachimski P, Zepeda-Gomez S, Zuchelli T, Keswani RN. Setting minimum standards for training in EUS and ERCP: results from a prospective multicenter study evaluating learning curves and competence among advanced endoscopy trainees. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Jun;89(6):1160-1168.e9. PubMed PMID: 30738985
  • Mittal C, Shah RJ. Pancreatoscopy-guided laser dissection and ablation for treatment of benign and neoplastic pancreatic disorders: an initial report (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Feb;89(2):384-389. PubMed PMID: 30176224
  • Mittal C, Obuch JC, Hammad H, Edmundowicz SA, Wani S, Shah RJ, Brauer BC, Attwell AR, Kaplan JB, Wagh MS. Technical feasibility, diagnostic yield, and safety of microforceps biopsies during EUS evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29309781
  • Dubow M, Tatman PD, Shah RJ. Individual probe based confocal laser endomicroscopy criteria in the analysis of indeterminate biliary strictures. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2018 Oct - Nov;53(10-11):1358-1363. PubMed PMID: 30394137
  • Wani S, Keswani RN, Han S, Aagaard EM, Hall M, Simon V, Abidi WM, Banerjee S, Baron TH, Bartel M, Bowman E, Brauer BC, Buscaglia JM, Carlin L, Chak A, Chatrath H, Choudhary A, Confer B, Coté GA, Das KK, DiMaio CJ, Dries AM, Edmundowicz SA, El Chafic AH, El Hajj I, Ellert S, Ferreira J, Gamboa A, Gan IS, Gangarosa LM, Gannavarapu B, Gordon SR, Guda NM, Hammad HT, Harris C, Jalaj S, Jowell PS, Kenshil S, Klapman J, Kochman ML, Komanduri S, Lang G, Lee LS, Loren DE, Lukens FJ, Mullady D, Muthusamy VR, Nett AS, Olyaee MS, Pakseresht K, Perera P, Pfau P, Piraka C, Poneros JM, Rastogi A, Razzak A, Riff B, Saligram S, Scheiman JM, Schuster I, Shah RJ, Sharma R, Spaete JP, Singh A, Sohail M, Sreenarasimhaiah J, Stevens T, Tabibian JH, Tzimas D, Uppal DS, Urayama S, Vitterbo D, Wang AY, Wassef W, Yachimski P, Zepeda-Gomez S, Zuchelli T, Early D. Competence in Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, From Training Through Independent Practice. Gastroenterology. 2018 Nov;155(5):1483-1494.e7. PubMed PMID: 30056094
  • Shah RJ, Neuhaus H, Parsi M, Reddy DN, Pleskow DK. Randomized study of digital single-operator cholangioscope compared to fiberoptic single-operator cholangioscope in a novel cholangioscopy bench model. Endosc Int Open. 2018 Jul;6(7):E851-E856. PubMed PMID: 29978005
  • Desilets DJ, Hwang JH, Kyanam Kabir Baig KR, Leung FW, Maranki JL, Mishra G, Shah RJ, Swanstrom LL, Chak A. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2017. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Jul;88(1):1-8. PubMed PMID: 29779609
  • Brown NG, Camilo J, Nordstrom E, Yen RD, Fukami N, Brauer BC, Wani S, Amateau SK, Attwell AR, Shah RJ. Advanced ERCP techniques for the extraction of complex biliary stones: a single referral center's 12-year experience. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2018 May;53(5):626-631. PubMed PMID: 29644909
  • Brimhall B, Han S, Tatman PD, Clark TJ, Wani S, Brauer B, Edmundowicz S, Wagh MS, Attwell A, Hammad H, Shah RJ. Increased Incidence of Pseudoaneurysm Bleeding With Lumen-Apposing Metal Stents Compared to Double-Pigtail Plastic Stents in Patients With Peripancreatic Fluid Collections. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Sep;16(9):1521-1528. PubMed PMID: 29474970
  • Mittal C, Obuch JC, Hammad H, Edmundowicz SA, Wani S, Shah RJ, Brauer BC, Attwell AR, Kaplan JB, Wagh MS. Technical feasibility, diagnostic yield, and safety of microforceps biopsies during EUS evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 May;87(5):1263-1269. PubMed PMID: 29309781
  • Brewer Gutierrez OI, Bekkali NLH, Raijman I, Sturgess R, Sejpal DV, Aridi HD, Sherman S, Shah RJ, Kwon RS, Buxbaum JL, Zulli C, Wassef W, Adler DG, Kushnir V, Wang AY, Krishnan K, Kaul V, Tzimas D, DiMaio CJ, Ho S, Petersen B, Moon JH, Elmunzer BJ, Webster GJM, Chen YI, Dwyer LK, Inamdar S, Patrick VB, Attwell A, Hosmer A, Ko C, Maurano A, Sarkar A, Taylor LJ, Gregory MH, Strand DS, Raza A, Kothari S, Harris JP, Kumta NA, Manvar A, Topazian MD, Lee YN, Spiceland CM, Trindade AJ, Bukhari MA, Sanaei O, Ngamruengphong S, Khashab MA. Efficacy and Safety of Digital Single-Operator Cholangioscopy for Difficult Biliary Stones. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jun;16(6):918-926.e1. PubMed PMID: 29074446
  • Brown NG, Howell DA, Brauer BC, Walker J, Wani S, Shah RJ. Minor papilla endotherapy in patients with ventral duct obstruction: identification and management. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Feb;85(2):365-370. PubMed PMID: 27530069
  • Brown NG, Howell DA, Brauer BC, Walker J, Wani S, Shah RJ. Minor papilla endotherapy in patients with ventral duct obstruction: identification and management. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Feb;85(2):365-370. PubMed PMID: 27530069
  • Brewer Gutierrez OI, Bekkali NLH, Raijman I, Sturgess R, Sejpal DV, Aridi HD, Sherman S, Shah RJ, Kwon RS, Buxbaum JL, Zulli C, Wassef W, Adler DG, Kushnir V, Wang AY, Krishnan K, Kaul V, Tzimas D, DiMaio CJ, Ho S, Petersen B, Moon JH, Elmunzer BJ, Webster GJM, Chen YI, Dwyer LK, Inamdar S, Patrick VB, Attwell A, Hosmer A, Ko C, Maurano A, Sarkar A, Taylor LJ, Gregory MH, Strand DS, Raza A, Kothari S, Harris JP, Kumta NA, Manvar A, Topazian MD, Lee YN, Spiceland CM, Bukhari MA, Sanaei O, Ngamruengphong S, Khashab MA. Efficacy and Safety of Digital Single-Operator Cholangioscopy for Difficult Biliary Stones. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29074446
  • Perez-Miranda M, Tyberg A, Poletto D, Toscano E, Gaidhane M, Desai AP, Kumta NA, Fayad L, Nieto J, Barthet M, Shah R, Brauer BC, Sharaiha RZ, Kahaleh M. EUS-guided Gastrojejunostomy Versus Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy: An International Collaborative Study. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Nov Dec;51(10):896-899. PubMed PMID: 28697151
  • Wani S, Keswani R, Hall M, Han S, Ali MA, Brauer B, Carlin L, Chak A, Collins D, Cote GA, Diehl DL, DiMaio CJ, Dries A, El-Hajj I, Ellert S, Fairley K, Faulx A, Fujii-Lau L, Gaddam S, Gan SI, Gaspar JP, Gautamy C, Gordon S, Harris C, Hyder S, Jones R, Kim S, Komanduri S, Law R, Lee L, Mounzer R, Mullady D, Muthusamy VR, Olyaee M, Pfau P, Saligram S, Piraka C, Rastogi A, Rosenkranz L, Rzouq F, Saxena A, Shah RJ, Simon VC, Small A, Sreenarasimhaiah J, Walker A, Wang AY, Watson RR, Wilson RH, Yachimski P, Yang D, Edmundowicz S, Early DS. A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Learning Curves and Competence in Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Among Advanced Endoscopy Trainees: The Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Nov;15(11):1758-1767.e11. PubMed PMID: 28625816
  • Shah RJ, Raijman I, Brauer B, Gumustop B, Pleskow DK. Performance of a fully disposable, digital, single-operator cholangiopancreatoscope. Endoscopy. 2017 Jul;49(7):651-658. PubMed PMID: 28511237
  • Mohamadnejad M, Mullady D, Early DS, Collins B, Marshall C, Sams S, Yen R, Rizeq M, Romanas M, Nawaz S, Ulusarac O, Hollander T, Wilson RH, Simon VC, Kushnir V, Amateau SK, Brauer BC, Gaddam S, Azar RR, Komanduri S, Shah R, Das A, Edmundowicz S, Muthusamy VR, Rastogi A, Wani S. Increasing Number of Passes Beyond 4 Does Not Increase Sensitivity of Detection of Pancreatic Malignancy by Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul;15(7):1071-1078.e2. PubMed PMID: 28025154
  • Mounzer R, Austin GL, Wani S, Brauer BC, Fukami N, Shah RJ. Per-oral video cholangiopancreatoscopy with narrow-band imaging for the evaluation of indeterminate pancreaticobiliary disease. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Mar;85(3):509-517. PubMed PMID: 27894928
  • El Hajj II, Brauer BC, Wani S, Fukami N, Attwell AR, Shah RJ. Role of per-oral pancreatoscopy in the evaluation of suspected pancreatic duct neoplasia: a 13-year U.S. single-center experience. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Apr;85(4):737-745. PubMed PMID: 27473181
  • Tang SJ, Vilmann AS, Saftoiu A, Wang W, Streba C, Fink PP, Griswold M, Wu R, Dietrich CF, Jenssen C, Hocke M, Kantowski M, Pohl J, Fockens P, Annema JT, van der Heijden EH, Havre RF, Pham KD, Kunda R, Deprez PH, Mariana J, Vazquez-Sequeiros E, Larghi A, Buscarini E, Fusaroli P, Lahav M, Puri R, Garg PK, Sharma M, Maluf-Filho F, Sahai A, Brugge WR, Lee LS, Aslanian HR, Wang AY, Shami VM, Markowitz A, Siddiqui AA, Mishra G, Scheiman JM, Isenberg G, Siddiqui UD, Shah RJ, Buxbaum J, Watson RR, Willingham FF, Bhutani MS, Levy MJ, Harris C, Wallace MB, Nolsøe CP, Lorentzen T, Bang N, Sørensen SM, Gilja OH, D'Onofrio M, Piscaglia F, Gritzmann N, Radzina M, Sparchez ZA, Sidhu PS, Freeman S, McCowan TC, de Araujo CR Jr, Patel A, Ali MA, Campbell G, Chen E, Vilmann P. EUS needle identification comparison and evaluation (NICE) study (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26873530
  • Samuelson A, Zeligman B, Russ P, Austin GL, Yen R, Shah RJ. Pancreatic Duct Changes in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis Treated With Polyethylene and Sof-Flex Material Stents: A Blinded Comparison. Pancreas. 2016 Feb;45(2):281-5. PubMed PMID: 26752255
  • Ge PS, Gaddam S, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Watson RR, Amateau SK, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter MD, Gajdos C, Attwell AR, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S. Predictors for Surgical Referral in Patients With Pancreatic Cystic Lesions Undergoing Endoscopic Ultrasound: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study. Pancreas. 2016 Jan;45(1):51-7. PubMed PMID: 26262589
  • Mounzer R, Austin GL, Wani S, Brauer BC, Fukami N, Shah RJ. Per-oral video cholangiopancreatoscopy with narrow-band imaging for the evaluation of indeterminate pancreaticobiliary disease. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27894928
  • Wani S, Shah RJ. EUS-guided tissue acquisition: Do we need to shoot for a "core" to score?. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Dec;84(6):1047-1049. PubMed PMID: 27855792
  • El Hajj II, Shah RJ. Digital single-operator cholangioscopy: fully disposable yet valuable. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Oct;84(4):656-8. PubMed PMID: 27633359
  • El Hajj II, Brauer BC, Wani S, Fukami N, Attwell AR, Shah RJ. Role of per-oral pancreatoscopy in the evaluation of suspected pancreatic duct neoplasia: a 13-year U.S. single-center experience. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27473181
  • Attwell A, Shah RJ. Response. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Jun;83(6):1301-2. PubMed PMID: 27206593
  • Brown NG, Camilo J, McCarter M, Shah RJ. Refractory Jaundice From Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Treated With Cholangioscopy-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation. ACG Case Rep J. 2016 Apr 15;3(3):202-4. PubMed PMID: 27144205
  • Tang SJ, Vilmann AS, Saftoiu A, Wang W, Streba CT, Fink PP, Griswold M, Wu R, Dietrich CF, Jenssen C, Hocke M, Kantowski M, Pohl J, Fockens P, Annema JT, van der Heijden EH, Havre RF, Pham KD, Kunda R, Deprez PH, Mariana J, Vazquez-Sequeiros E, Larghi A, Buscarini E, Fusaroli P, Lahav M, Puri R, Garg PK, Sharma M, Maluf-Filho F, Sahai A, Brugge WR, Lee LS, Aslanian HR, Wang AY, Shami VM, Markowitz A, Siddiqui AA, Mishra G, Scheiman JM, Isenberg G, Siddiqui UD, Shah RJ, Buxbaum J, Watson RR, Willingham FF, Bhutani MS, Levy MJ, Harris C, Wallace MB, Nolsøe CP, Lorentzen T, Bang N, Sørensen SM, Gilja OH, D'Onofrio M, Piscaglia F, Gritzmann N, Radzina M, Sparchez ZA, Sidhu PS, Freeman S, McCowan TC, de Araujo CR Jr, Patel A, Ali MA, Campbell G, Chen E, Vilmann P. EUS Needle Identification Comparison and Evaluation study (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Sep;84(3):424-433.e2. PubMed PMID: 26873530
  • Samuelson A, Zeligman B, Russ P, Austin GL, Yen R, Shah RJ. Pancreatic Duct Changes in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis Treated With Polyethylene and Sof-Flex Material Stents: A Blinded Comparison. Pancreas. 2016 Feb;45(2):281-5. PubMed PMID: 26752255
  • Wani S, Hall M, Wang AY, DiMaio CJ, Muthusamy VR, Keswani RN, Brauer BC, Easler JJ, Yen RD, El Hajj I, Fukami N, Ghassemi KF, Gonzalez S, Hosford L, Hollander TG, Wilson R, Kushnir VM, Ahmad J, Murad F, Prabhu A, Watson RR, Strand DS, Amateau SK, Attwell A, Shah RJ, Early D, Edmundowicz SA, Mullady D. Variation in learning curves and competence for ERCP among advanced endoscopy trainees by using cumulative sum analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Apr;83(4):711-9.e11. PubMed PMID: 26515957
  • Ge PS, Gaddam S, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Watson RR, Amateau SK, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter MD, Gajdos C, Attwell AR, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S. Predictors for Surgical Referral in Patients With Pancreatic Cystic Lesions Undergoing Endoscopic Ultrasound: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study. Pancreas. 2016 Jan;45(1):51-7. PubMed PMID: 26262589
  • Khashab MA, Van der Merwe S, Kunda R, El Zein MH, Teoh AY, Marson FP, Fabbri C, Tarantino I, Varadarajulu S, Modayil RJ, Stavropoulos SN, Peñas I, Ngamruengphong S, Kumbhari V, Romagnuolo J, Shah R, Kalloo AN, Perez-Miranda M, Artifon EL. Prospective international multicenter study on endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage for patients with malignant distal biliary obstruction after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Endosc Int Open. 2016 Apr;4(4):E487-96. PubMed PMID: 27092334
  • Mounzer R, Yen R, Marshall C, Sams S, Mehrotra S, Said MS, Obuch JC, Brauer B, Attwell A, Fukami N, Shah R, Amateau S, Hall M, Hosford L, Wilson R, Rastogi A, Wani S. Interobserver agreement among cytopathologists in the evaluation of pancreatic endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology specimens. Endosc Int Open. 2016 Jul;4(7):E812-9. PubMed PMID: 27556103
  • Mohamadnejad M, Mullady D, Early DS, Collins B, Marshall C, Sams S, Yen R, Rizeq M, Romanas M, Nawaz S, Ulusarac O, Hollander T, Wilson RH, Simon VC, Kushnir V, Amateau SK, Brauer BC, Gaddam S, Azar RR, Komanduri S, Shah R, Das A, Edmundowicz S, Muthusamy VR, Rastogi A, Wani S. Increasing Number of Passes Beyond 4 Does not Increase Sensitivity of Detection of Pancreatic Malignancy by Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28025154
  • Sharaiha RZ, Sethi A, Weaver KR, Gonda TA, Shah RJ, Fukami N, Kedia P, Kumta NA, Clavo CM, Saunders MD, Cerecedo-Rodriguez J, Barojas PF, Widmer JL, Gaidhane M, Brugge WR, Kahaleh M. Impact of Radiofrequency Ablation on Malignant Biliary Strictures: Results of a Collaborative Registry. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25701319
  • Wani S, Hall M, Wang AY, DiMaio CJ, Muthusamy VR, Keswani RN, Brauer BC, Easler JJ, Yen RD, El Hajj I, Fukami N, Ghassemi KF, Gonzalez S, Hosford L, Hollander TG, Wilson R, Kushnir VM, Ahmad J, Murad F, Prabhu A, Watson RR, Strand DS, Amateau SK, Attwell A, Shah RJ, Early D, Edmundowicz SA, Mullady D. Variation in learning curves and competence for ERCP among advanced endoscopy trainees by using cumulative sum analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26515957
  • Shah RJ. Innovations in Intraductal Endoscopy: Cholangioscopy and Pancreatoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2015 Oct;25(4):779-92. PubMed PMID: 26431604
  • Wani S, Mullady D, Early DS, Rastogi A, Collins B, Wang JF, Marshall C, Sams SB, Yen R, Rizeq M, Romanas M, Ulusarac O, Brauer B, Attwell A, Gaddam S, Hollander TG, Hosford L, Johnson S, Kushnir V, Amateau SK, Kohlmeier C, Azar RR, Vargo J, Fukami N, Shah RJ, Das A, Edmundowicz SA. The clinical impact of immediate on-site cytopathology evaluation during endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of pancreatic masses: a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Oct;110(10):1429-39. PubMed PMID: 26346868
  • Wang KK, Carr-Locke DL, Singh SK, Neumann H, Bertani H, Galmiche JP, Arsenescu RI, Caillol F, Chang KJ, Chaussade S, Coron E, Costamagna G, Dlugosz A, Ian Gan S, Giovannini M, Gress FG, Haluszka O, Ho KY, Kahaleh M, Konda VJ, Prat F, Shah RJ, Sharma P, Slivka A, Wolfsen HC, Zfass A. Use of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) in gastrointestinal applications. A consensus report based on clinical evidence. United European Gastroenterol J. 2015 Jun;3(3):230-54. PubMed PMID: 26137298
  • Gaddam S, Ge PS, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Watson RR, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Komanduri S, Jaiyeola DM, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Amateau SK, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter M, Gajdos C, Attwell A, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S. Suboptimal accuracy of carcinoembryonic antigen in differentiation of mucinous and nonmucinous pancreatic cysts: results of a large multicenter study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Dec;82(6):1060-9. PubMed PMID: 26077458
  • Shah RJ. Endoscopic Gallbladder Drainage in Medically Inoperable Patients with Symptomatic Cholelithiasis: A Tube to Avoid "Going Down the Tubes"?. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Aug;60(8):2228-9. PubMed PMID: 26022704
  • Attwell AR, Patel S, Kahaleh M, Raijman IL, Yen R, Shah RJ. ERCP with per-oral pancreatoscopy-guided laser lithotripsy for calcific chronic pancreatitis: a multicenter U.S. experience. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Aug;82(2):311-8. PubMed PMID: 25841585
  • Sharaiha RZ, Sethi A, Weaver KR, Gonda TA, Shah RJ, Fukami N, Kedia P, Kumta NA, Clavo CM, Saunders MD, Cerecedo-Rodriguez J, Barojas PF, Widmer JL, Gaidhane M, Brugge WR, Kahaleh M. Impact of Radiofrequency Ablation on Malignant Biliary Strictures: Results of a Collaborative Registry. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jul;60(7):2164-9. PubMed PMID: 25701319
  • Shah RJ, Shah JN, Waxman I, Kowalski TE, Sanchez-Yague A, Nieto J, Brauer BC, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M. Safety and efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections with lumen-apposing covered self-expanding metal stents. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Apr;13(4):747-52. PubMed PMID: 25290534
  • Attwell AR, Brauer BC, Chen YK, Yen RD, Fukami N, Shah RJ. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with per oral pancreatoscopy for calcific chronic pancreatitis using endoscope and catheter-based pancreatoscopes: a 10-year single-center experience. Pancreas. 2014 Mar;43(2):268-74. PubMed PMID: 24518507
  • Brauer BC, Shah RJ. Cholangioscopy in liver disease. Clin Liver Dis. 2014 Nov;18(4):927-44. PubMed PMID: 25438292
  • Sethi A, Doukides T, Sejpal DV, Pleskow DK, Slivka A, Adler DG, Shah RJ, Edmundowicz SA, Itoi T, Petersen BT, Gress FG, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M. Interobserver agreement for single operator choledochoscopy imaging: can we do better?. Diagn Ther Endosc. 2014;2014:730731. PubMed PMID: 25400494
  • Shah RJ, Shah JN, Waxman I, Kowalski TE, Sanchez-Yague A, Nieto J, Brauer BC, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M. Safety and Efficacy of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections With Lumen-Apposing Covered Self-Expanding Metal Stents. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25290534
  • Shah RJ. Cholangiocarcionoma and primary sclerosing cholangitis: the answer lies within. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 May;79(5):780-2. PubMed PMID: 24721627
  • Attwell AR, Brauer BC, Chen YK, Yen RD, Fukami N, Shah RJ. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with per oral pancreatoscopy for calcific chronic pancreatitis using endoscope and catheter-based pancreatoscopes: a 10-year single-center experience. Pancreas. 2014 Mar;43(2):268-74. PubMed PMID: 24518507
  • Brauer BC, Chen YK, Ringold DA, Shah RJ. Peroral pancreatoscopy via the minor papilla for diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic diseases. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Sep;78(3):545-9. PubMed PMID: 23769144
  • Petersen BT, Kahaleh M, Kozarek RA, Loren D, Gupta K, Kowalski T, Freeman M, Chen YK, Branch MS, Edmundowicz S, Gluck M, Binmoeller K, Baron TH, Shah RJ, Kinney T, Ross W, Jowell P, Carr-Locke D. A multicenter, prospective study of a new fully covered expandable metal biliary stent for the palliative treatment of malignant bile duct obstruction. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2013;2013:642428. PubMed PMID: 23606835
  • Wani S, Shah RJ. Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for the diagnosis of indeterminate biliary strictures. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2013 May;29(3):319-23. PubMed PMID: 23507916
  • Heif M, Yen RD, Shah RJ. ERCP with probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy for the evaluation of dominant biliary stenoses in primary sclerosing cholangitis patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Jul;58(7):2068-74. PubMed PMID: 23475187
  • Herman JM, Wild AT, Wang H, Tran PT, Chang KJ, Taylor GE, Donehower RC, Pawlik TM, Ziegler MA, Cai H, Savage DT, Canto MI, Klapman J, Reid T, Shah RJ, Hoffe SE, Rosemurgy A, Wolfgang CL, Laheru DA. Randomized phase III multi-institutional study of TNFerade biologic with fluorouracil and radiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer: final results. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Mar 1;31(7):886-94. PubMed PMID: 23341531
  • Shah RJ, Smolkin M, Yen R, Ross A, Kozarek RA, Howell DA, Bakis G, Jonnalagadda SS, Al-Lehibi AA, Hardy A, Morgan DR, Sethi A, Stevens PD, Akerman PA, Thakkar SJ, Brauer BC. A multicenter, U.S. experience of single-balloon, double-balloon, and rotational overtube-assisted enteroscopy ERCP in patients with surgically altered pancreaticobiliary anatomy (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Apr;77(4):593-600. PubMed PMID: 23290720
  • Khan AH, Austin GL, Fukami N, Sethi A, Brauer BC, Shah RJ. Cholangiopancreatoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound for indeterminate pancreaticobiliary pathology. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Apr;58(4):1110-5. PubMed PMID: 23161267
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  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Fellow
  • American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow
  • American College of Gastroenerology, Fellow

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  • University of Colorado Hospital

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Specialties
  • Gastroenterology, Board Certification (2020)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
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