Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine - Gastroenterology
Durham, NC 27710
Pancreatic, biliary tract diseases, GI malignancy, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP
The general focus of my work is related to endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of clinically important biliary and pancreatic disorders. This would include pancreatitis and pancreatic and biliary malignancies. I have recently been involved in investigation of new techniques for diagnosis and palliation of GI malignancies. Other areas of interest are in therapeutic endoscopy and its development as well as new imaging techniques for endoscopy.
I am also recognized in the area of endoscopy unit management and quality assurance.
Key words: pancreas disorders, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, bile duct disorders, bile duct malignancies, ERCP, choledochoscopy, colorectal and esophageal cancer.
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Byrne, MF; Mitchell, RM; Stiffler, H; Jowell, PS; Branch, MS; Pappas, TN; Tyler, D; Baillie, J. Extensive investigation of patients with mild elevations of serum amylase and/or lipase is 'low yield'. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2002;16:849-854. (2002) Abstract
Enns, R; Eloubeidi, MA; Mergener, K; Jowell, PS; Branch, MS; Pappas, TM; Baillie, J. ERCP-related perforations: risk factors and management. Endoscopy. 2002;34:293-298. (2002) Abstract