Endoscopy Research

Research is an integral component to the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship program at Mount Sinai and trainees are required to participate in research activities.  Our group participates in and leads a number of multicenter studies and trials covering a broad range of disease states and endoscopic interventions and innovations. Recent and ongoing studies include:

  • Long-term outcomes of EUS-guided gallbladder drainage with lumen apposing metal stents in patients with acute cholecystitis
  • Use of needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy and microforceps biopsy has major impact on diagnostic yield and clinical management in patients with pancreatic cystic lesions
  • Comparative outcomes of novel EUS core biopsy needles compared to standard FNA
  • Role of transpapillary pancreatic duct stenting in patients undergoing transmural drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts
  • Role of endoscopic mucosal dissection (ESD) in management of dysplastic lesions in IBD
  • Use of a full-thickness resection device in the management of difficult colonic lesions
  • Outcomes related to endoscopic management of GI luminal perforations/leaks/fistulae
  • Efficacy of digital single operator peroral cholangioscopy and pancreatiscopy in the management of pancreatic/biliary diseases
  • Comparative outcomes of lumen apposing metal stents vs plastic stents in management of pancreatic fluid collections
  • Prospective study evaluating impact of adenoma recurrence rates when using APC or snare tip soft coagulation ablation of the EMR resection site

In addition, the fellow will have an opportunity to work in the Mount Sinai Lab for Innovation and Developmental Endoscopy (SLIDE) which is a dedicated animal lab allowing for the development and testing of novel endoscopic techniques and devices.

Research Coordinator
Rebekah Dixon 

Fellowship Publications

Please click here for a partial list of our fellows’ most recent publications and presentations.