Physician Profile: Dr. Joseph Romagnuolo
Guest: Dr. Joseph Romagnuolo – Gastroenterology-Hepatology
Dr. Joseph Romagnuolo: My name is Dr. Joseph Romagnuolo. I have been at the medical university for just over three years now having moved from the University of Calgary in Canada. I am the Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. My areas of clinical and research interests are pancreatic and biliary diseases and the staging and imaging of GI cancers.
My specific areas of interest, in terms of clinical interests in gastroenterology, are endoscopy and advanced endoscopy. I perform a procedure called ECRP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) and I perform endoscopic ultrasounds, or EUS. We are also doing some very innovative research in NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) where we are doing surgery through the stomach or the intestine as an alternative to abdominal surgery with scars.
I am also interested in designing and implementing clinical trials and clinical research, especially those that involve diagnostic test accuracy imaging and therapy related to those diseases that I am particularly interested in. We have over 70 IRB (Institutional Review Board) approved clinical research projects going on almost at any given time. They range from trials in inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and colitis to liver disease, hepatitis, transplant, pancreas and biliary disease as well as protection and treatment of GI malignancy.
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