Pankaj Jay PasrichaDivision of Gastroenterology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA F1000 Section Head (since 16 November 2005)
Pankaj J Pasricha is the chair of NIDDK Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium and a professor (by courtesy) of surgery at Stanford University School Medicine. He is also a member of Bio-X at Stanford. His previous appointments at Stanford include: member of the National Commission on Digestive Diseases and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
• Bassel and Frances Blanton Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
• Professor of Anatomy & Neurosciences and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Medical Branch
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Dr Pasricha received his MD degree from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1982. Subsequently he trained in internal medicine and pulmonology at Georgetown University, Washington DC General Hospital and Tufts-New England Medical Center, respectively. Thereafter he trained in Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then stayed on faculty at Johns Hopkins University, as Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Associate Director of the Marvin Schuster Center for Gastrointestinal Motility.
Dr Pasricha currently serves as chair of the NIH Special Emphasis Panel on Endoscopic Clinical Research in Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases. He has authored more than a 100 manuscripts and book chapters including contributions to Cecil Textbook of Medicine, Yamada Textbook of Gastroenterology and Goodman and Gilman Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.
Dr Pasricha's laboratory is interested in molecular mechanisms of visceral pain and restoration of enteric neural function with novel strategies including neural stem cell transplants. His clinical interests include GI motility disorders and abdominal pain as well as the development of novel endoscopic procedures and devices.
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