Gary Warren Falk

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Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Internal Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9th Floor Penn Tower
One Convention Center Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-4452
Fax: 215-349-5915
Education:
HS
Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York , 1972.
B.S. (Biology-Geology. Cum laude with high distinction)
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1976.
M.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1980.
M.S. (Clinical Research)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Clinical Scholars Program, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Esophageal diseases including Barrett's esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, GERD diagnosis and treatment, achalasia, motility abnormalities, extraesophageal GERD, dysphagia, esophageal cancer

Description of Other Expertise

Consultative gastroenterology
Upper endosccopy
Endoscopic dilation
Endoscopic mucosal resection
Radiofrequency ablation
Pneumatic dilation
Colonoscopy
Polypectomy
High resolution manometry
BRAVO pH
Impedance pH
Hydrogen breath tests
Urea breath tests

Description of Research Expertise

Barrett's esophagus: chemoprevention, detection, diagnosis, cancer prevention, epidemiology, risk stratification

Eosinophilic esophagitis: epidemiology, pediatric-adult transition, fibrosis

Endoscopy: advanced imaging

Selected Publications

Chak Amitabh, Buttar Navtej S, Foster Nathan R, Seisler Drew K, Marcon Norman E, Schoen Robert, Cruz-Correa Marcia R, Falk Gary W, Sharma Prateek, Hur Chin, Katzka David A, Rodriguez Luz M, Richmond Ellen, Sharma Anamay N, Smyrk Thomas C, Mandrekar Sumithra J, Limburg Paul J: Metformin Does not Reduce Markers of Cell Proliferation in Esophageal Tissues of Patients with Barrett's Esophagus. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Sep 2014.

Muir Amanda B, Dods Kara, Noah Yuli, Toltzis Sarit, Chandramouleeswaran Prasanna Modayur, Lee Anna, Benitez Alain, Bedenbaugh Adam, Falk Gary W, Wells Rebecca G, Nakagawa Hiroshi, Wang Mei-Lun: Esophageal epithelial cells acquire functional characteristics of activated myofibroblasts after undergoing an epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Experimental cell research Aug 2014.

Fudman David I, Lightdale Charles J, Poneros John M, Ginsberg Gregory G, Falk Gary W, Demarshall Maureen, Gupta Milli, Iyer Prasad G, Lutzke Lori, Wang Kenneth K, Abrams Julian A: Positive correlation between endoscopist radiofrequency ablation volume and response rates in Barrett's esophagus. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 80(1): 71-7, Jul 2014.

Rieder Florian, Nonevski Ilche, Ma Jie, Ouyang Zhufeng, West Gail, Protheroe Cheryl, DePetris Giovanni, Schirbel Anja, Lapinski James, Goldblum John, Bonfield Tracey, Lopez Rocio, Harnett Karen, Lee James, Hirano Ikuo, Falk Gary, Biancani Piero, Fiocchi Claudio: T-helper 2 cytokines, transforming growth factor β1, and eosinophil products induce fibrogenesis and alter muscle motility in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastroenterology 146(5): 1266-77.e1-9, May 2014.

Menezes A, Tierney A, Yang Y-X, Forde K A, Bewtra M, Metz D, Ginsberg G G, Falk G W: Adherence to the 2011 American Gastroenterological Association medical position statement for the diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus. Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E May 2014.

Canto Marcia Irene, Anandasabapathy Sharmila, Brugge William, Falk Gary W, Dunbar Kerry B, Zhang Zhe, Woods Kevin, Almario Jose Antonio, Schell Ursula, Goldblum John, Maitra Anirban, Montgomery Elizabeth, Kiesslich Ralf: In vivo endomicroscopy improves detection of Barrett's esophagus-related neoplasia: a multicenter international randomized controlled trial (with video). Gastrointestinal endoscopy 79(2): 211-21, Feb 2014.

Rieder F, Nonevski I, Ma J, Ouyang Z, West G, Protheroe C, Depetris G, Schirbel A, Lapinski J, Goldblum J, Bonfield T, Lopez R, Harnett K, Lee J, Hirano I, Falk G, Biancani P, Fiocchi C. : T-helper 2 Cyotkines, Transforming Growth Factor B1, and Eosinophil Products Induce Fibrogenesis and Alter Muscle Motility in Patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis Gastroenterology January 2014 Notes: Epub ahead of print

Nieponice A, Badaloni AE, Jobe BA, Hoppo T, Pellegrini C, Velanovich V, Falk GW, Reavis K, Swanstrom L, Sharma VK, Nachman F, Ciotola FF, Caro LE, Cerisoli C, Cavadas D, FIgueroa LD, Pirchi D, Gibson M, Elizalde S, Cohen H. : Management of Early-Stage Esophageal Neoplasia (MESEN) Consensus. World J Surg 38: 96-105, 2014.

Canto MI, Anandasabapathy S, Brugge W, Falk GW, Dunbar KB, Zhang Z, Woods K, Almario JA, Schell U, Goldblum J, Maitra A, Montgomery E, Kiesslich R. : In vivo endomicroscopy improves detection of Barrett's esophagus-related neoplasia: a multicenter international randomized controlled trial (with video) Gastrointest Endosc 79: 211-21, 2014.

Anaparthy Rajeswari, Gaddam Srinivas, Kanakadandi Vijay, Alsop Benjamin R, Gupta Neil, Higbee April D, Wani Sachin B, Singh Mandeep, Rastogi Amit, Bansal Ajay, Cash Brooks D, Young Patrick E, Lieberman David A, Falk Gary W, Vargo John J, Thota Prashanti, Sampliner Richard E, Sharma Prateek: Association Between Length of Barrett's Esophagus and Risk of High-grade Dysplasia or Adenocarcinoma in Patients Without Dysplasia. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 11(11): 1430-6, Nov 2013.

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