• My procedural expertise is in the area of general endoscopy and advanced endoscopy including: diagnostic and therapeutic endosonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography, drainage of pseudocyst, necrosis, and abscess, and endoscopic removal or large polyps, early cancer, and therapy of Barrett's esophagus and cancer

    I am the Director of Endoscopy at UAB and have overseen an increase in the number and kind of procedures performed. I improved the efficiency, throughput, safety and quality in the endoscopy unit.

    I am the director of advanced endoscopy at the VA Hospital. I initiated advanced endoscopy services and steadily increased the volume of such procedures performed at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 A Stubborn Fistula: Successful Closure of a Colopancreatic Fistula With a Flexible Endoscope Over-the-Scope ClipAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology.  117:1561. 2022
    2022 Peutz-Jeghers polypectomy in the small bowel using ligate-and-let-go techniqueEndoscopy.  54:E558-E559. 2022
    2022 Small bowel melanoma: A double balloon enteroscopy case seriesEndoscopy2022
    2021 GIE Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2020Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  94:441-451. 2021
    2021 Endoscopic ultrasound-guided ductal access and drainage - Thus far and much furtherEndoscopy.  53:700-701. 2021
    2020 Endoscopic therapy for bleeding small-bowel venous malformationsVideogie.  5:492-493. 2020
    2020 GIE Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2019Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  92:241-251. 2020
    2020 Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Barrett's Esophagus, Dysplasia, and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Differ Similarly Compared With Healthy ControlsClinical and Translational Gastroenterology.  11:e00199. 2020
    2019 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2018Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  90:35-43. 2019
    2019 Neoadjuvant modified FOLFIRINOX or gemcitabine-nab paclitaxel followed by stereotactic body radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancerAnnals of Oncology.  30:iv67. 2019
    2019 Stereotactic body radiotherapy in locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A single institution experienceAnnals of Oncology.  30:iv89. 2019
    2018 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2017Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  88:1-8. 2018
    2018 Bleeding at Roux-en-Y jejunojejunal anastomosis after orthotopic liver transplantationVideogie.  3:179-180. 2018
    2018 Over-the-scope clip to close bleeding pancreaticoduodenal fistulaVideogie.  3:183-184. 2018
    2018 Oxidized cellulose as hemostatic agent to prevent bleeding after high-risk endoscopic resection of rectal laterally spreading tumor overlying hemorrhoidsEndoscopy.  50:E95-E96. 2018
    2018 Flexible endoscopic management of Zenker's diverticulumVideogie.  3:43-44. 2018
    2018 Case series on multimodal endoscopic therapy for gastric antral vascular ectasia, a tertiary center experience.World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  10:30-36. 2018
    2017 Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with an altered gastric microbiota in childrenMucosal Immunology.  10:1169-1177. 2017
    2016 Translational and clinical perspectives on sphincter of Oddi dysfunctionClinical and Experimental Gastroenterology.  9:191-195. 2016
    2016 Endoscopic "rescue" treatment for gastrointestinal perforations, anastomotic dehiscence and fistulaClinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology.  40:28-40. 2016
    2015 Emerging role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnostic evaluation of idiopathic pancreatitisAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  350:229-234. 2015
    2015 New method of direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy tube placement using balloon-assisted enteroscopy with fluoroscopyDigestive Endoscopy.  27:317-322. 2015
    2015 Overtube and over-the-wire, through-the-scope balloon-assisted ERCP in a patient with complex hypopharyngeal stenosis after neck surgeryEndoscopy.  47:E542-E543. 2015
    2014 Anchoring of self-expanding metal stents using the over-the-scope clip, and a technique for subsequent removalEndoscopy.  46:1106-1109. 2014
    2014 Over-the-scope clip-assisted method for resection of full-thickness submucosal lesions of the gastrointestinal tractEndoscopy.  46:758-761. 2014
    2013 Novel treatment of a gastric Dieulafoy lesion with an over-the-scope clipEndoscopy.  45. 2013
    2012 Jaundice and abdominal pain in a patient with hemobilia secondary to a right hepatic artery subsegmental arteriovenous malformation.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  76:452-454. 2012
    2010 African-American inflammatory bowel disease in a Southern U.S. health center.BMC Gastroenterology.  10:104. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Outcomes in acute pancreatitis
    Outcomes of endoscopic/endosonographic drainage of pseudocysts, pancreas necrosis, and abdominal abscesses
    Pancreas cancer: diagnosis, staging, and therapy
    Esophageal cancer and Barrett's therapy
    Innovation in endoscopy
    Minimally invasive access using the gastrointestinal tract
    Therapeutic endosonography (endoscopic ultrasound, EUS)
    Therapeutic ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography)
    Therapeutic luminal endoscopy
    Microbiome in gastrointestinal malignancy
    Microbiome in pancreatic and biliary disease
  • Education And Training

  • LSU Medical Center, Internship
  • LSU Medical Center, Residency
  • LSU Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), Osmania University 2001
  • Full Name

  • Kondal Kyanam Kabir Baig