• Dr. Sugandha is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. He completed a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at Madras University in India and then a fellowship in Internal Medicine specializing in Gastroenterology at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. Between 2000 and 2004 he was a Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Christian Medical College. In 2005 he became a Staff Gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland, until he joined the UAB in 2008.

    He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He directs the UAB complicated Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal cancer program. His clinical interests include esophageal and small bowel disorders. He performs radiofrequency ablation, deep enteroscopy, advanced endoscopic imaging, screening for colorectal cancer, endoscopic mucosal resection and therapies for GI bleeding. His research focuses on endoscopic treatment outcomes of Barrett’s esophagus and obscure GI bleeding and he collaborates with scientists and physicians in cell biology and mucosal immunology to better understand esophageal pathobiology. In addition, he oversees research projects with residents and fellows within the GI division
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Impact of Disconnected Pancreatic Duct Syndrome on the Endoscopic Management of Pancreatic Fluid CollectionsAnnals of Surgery.  267:561-568. 2018
    2018 Association of pulsatility with gastrointestinal bleeding in a cohort of HeartMate II recipientsASAIO Journal.  64:472-479. 2018
    2017 Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia and Metabolic Syndrome: Is There a Case for an Association?American Journal of Medicine.  130:e511. 2017
    2016 An Uncommon and Challenging Case of Duodenal Variceal Bleeding.ACG Case Reports Journal.  3:e138. 2016
    2016 Position Change in Colonoscopy - A Turn for the Better?American Journal of Gastroenterology.  111:1034-1035. 2016
    2016 Early implementation of video capsule enteroscopy in patients with left ventricular assist devices and obscure gastrointestinal bleedingASAIO Journal.  62:40-45. 2016
    2015 Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Amyotrophic Lateral SclerosisAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  350:95-97. 2015
    2013 Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with ventricular assist devices is highest immediately after implantationASAIO Journal.  59:480-485. 2013
    2008 In situ PCR for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in endoscopic mucosal biopsy specimens of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn diseaseAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology.  129:846-851. 2008


    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Hemostasis of acute small intestinal bleeding.  195-205. 2016
    2011 EUS in the Evaluation of Gastric Tumors.  97-114. 2011
    2010 Endoscopic therapy for peptic ulcer bleeding.  37-54. 2010

    Education And Training

  • Christian Medical College Hospital, Internship
  • Christian Medical College Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Christian Medical College Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), 1997
  • Full Name

  • Shajan Peter