• 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

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2018 2019
    2018 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2017 2018
    2018 Bleeding at Roux-en-Y jejunojejunal anastomosis after orthotopic liver transplantation 2018
    2018 Over-the-scope clip to close bleeding pancreaticoduodenal fistula 2018
    2018 Flexible endoscopic management of Zenker's diverticulum 2018
    2018 Case series on multimodal endoscopic therapy for gastric antral vascular ectasia, a tertiary center experience. 2018
    2017 Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with an altered gastric microbiota in children 2017
    2016 Translational and clinical perspectives on sphincter of Oddi dysfunction 2016
    2016 Endoscopic "rescue" treatment for gastrointestinal perforations, anastomotic dehiscence and fistula 2016
    2015 Emerging role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnostic evaluation of idiopathic pancreatitis 2015
    2015 New method of direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy tube placement using balloon-assisted enteroscopy with fluoroscopy 2015
    2015 Overtube and over-the-wire, through-the-scope balloon-assisted ERCP in a patient with complex hypopharyngeal stenosis after neck surgery 2015
    2014 Anchoring of self-expanding metal stents using the over-the-scope clip, and a technique for subsequent removal 2014
    2014 Over-the-scope clip-assisted method for resection of full-thickness submucosal lesions of the gastrointestinal tract 2014
    2013 Novel treatment of a gastric Dieulafoy lesion with an over-the-scope clip 2013

    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
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by DELPHI GENOMICS, LLC 2017 - 2018
  • Education And Training

  • LSU Medical Center, Internship 2005
  • LSU Medical Center, Residency 2007
  • Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013
  • LSU Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011
  • Full Name

  • Kondal Kyanam Kabir Baig