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Gary Warren Falk, M.D., M.S.

Gary Warren Falk, M.D., M.S.

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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

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.

Gaddam Srinivas, Singh Mandeep, Balasubramanian Gokulakrishnan, Thota Prashanthi, Gupta Neil, Wani Sachin, Higbee April D, Mathur Sharad C, Horwhat John D, Rastogi Amit, Young Patrick E, Cash Brooks D, Bansal Ajay, Vargo John J, Falk Gary W, Lieberman David A, Sampliner Richard E, Sharma Prateek: Persistence of nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus identifies patients at lower risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma: results from a large multicenter cohort. Gastroenterology 145(3): 548-53.e1, Sep 2013.

Enestvedt Brintha K, Lugo Ricardo, Guarner-Argente Carlos, Shah Pari, Falk Gary W, Furth Emma, Ginsberg Gregory G: Location, location, location: does early cancer in Barrett's esophagus have a preference? Gastrointestinal endoscopy 78(3): 462-7, Sep 2013.

Noti Mario, Wojno Elia D Tait, Kim Brian S, Siracusa Mark C, Giacomin Paul R, Nair Meera G, Benitez Alain J, Ruymann Kathryn R, Muir Amanda B, Hill David A, Chikwava Kudakwashe R, Moghaddam Amin E, Sattentau Quentin J, Alex Aneesh, Zhou Chao, Yearley Jennifer H, Menard-Katcher Paul, Kubo Masato, Obata-Ninomiya Kazushige, Karasuyama Hajime, Comeau Michael R, Brown-Whitehorn Terri, de Waal Malefyt Rene, Sleiman Patrick M, Hakonarson Hakon, Cianferoni Antonella, Falk Gary W, Wang Mei-Lun, Spergel Jonathan M, Artis David: Thymic stromal lymphopoietin-elicited basophil responses promote eosinophilic esophagitis. Nature medicine 19(8): 1005-13, Aug 2013.

Gupta Milli, Iyer Prasad G, Lutzke Lori, Gorospe Emmanuel C, Abrams Julian A, Falk Gary W, Ginsberg Gregory G, Rustgi Anil K, Lightdale Charles J, Wang Timothy C, Fudman David I, Poneros John M, Wang Kenneth K: Recurrence of esophageal intestinal metaplasia after endoscopic mucosal resection and radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus: results from a US Multicenter Consortium. Gastroenterology 145(1): 79-86.e1, Jul 2013.

Guarner-Argente Carlos, Buoncristiano Thomas, Furth Emma E, Falk Gary W, Ginsberg Gregory G: Long-term outcomes of patients with Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia or early cancer treated with endoluminal therapies with intention to complete eradication. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 77(2): 190-9, Feb 2013.

Menard-Katcher P, Marks KL, Liacouras CA, Spergel JM, Yang YX, Falk GW. : The natural history of eosinophilic esophagitis in the transition from childhood to adulthood. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 37: 114-121, 2013.

McConnell Ryan A, Kim Stephen, Ahmad Nuzhat A, Falk Gary W, Forde Kimberly A, Ginsberg Gregory G, Jaffe David L, Makar George A, Long William B, Panganamamula Kashyap V, Kochman Michael L: Poor discriminatory function for endoscopic skills on a computer-based simulator. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 76(5): 993-1002, Nov 2012.

Falk Gary W, Buttar Navtej S, Foster Nathan R, Ziegler Katie L Allen, Demars Catherine J, Romero Yvonne, Marcon Norman E, Schnell Thomas, Corley Douglas A, Sharma Prateek, Cruz-Correa Marcia R, Hur Chin, Fleischer David E, Chak Amitabh, Devault Kenneth R, Weinberg David S, Della'Zanna Gary, Richmond Ellen, Smyrk Thomas C, Mandrekar Sumithra J, Limburg Paul J: A combination of esomeprazole and aspirin reduces tissue concentrations of prostaglandin E(2) in patients with Barrett's esophagus. Gastroenterology 143(4): 917-26.e1, Oct 2012.

Titi Mohammad, Overhiser Andrew, Ulusarac Ozlem, Falk Gary W, Chak Amitabh, Wang Kenneth, Sharma Prateek: Development of Sub-Squamous High-Grade Dysplasia and Adenocarcinoma after Successful Radiofrequency Ablation of Barrett's Esophagus. Gastroenterology 143(3): 564-6.e1, May 2012.

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