Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE – Taskforce Co-Chair

Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE – Taskforce Chair

I am passionate about education. Working with distinguished colleagues on the ASGE Educational Products Committee, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy CME Section, Committees for GESAP V, VI, an VII production, and Editorial Board of the DAVE Project, I took an active role in the development of the ASGE On-Line Learning Center, GIE CME Program, GESAP V, VI, and VII and several video based educational products. I hope you enjoyed learning from these products in the past and continue to do so with the GESAP VIII as well.


James L. Buxbaum, MD

James L. Buxbaum, MD, FASGE

Dr James Buxbaum is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California and Chief of Endoscopy at Los Angeles County Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He is an interventional endoscopist focused on complex biliary disease and the management of pancreatitis. He is a member of the ASGE Educational Products Committee and this is his first time collaborating on the GESAP product. He enjoys hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains and long distance running.Anchor

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Gerard A. Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE

 David L. Jaffe, MD

David L. Jaffe, MD, FASGE

Marsha H. Kay, MD, FASGE

Marsha H. Kay, MD, FASGE

Dr. Marsha Kay received her M.D. degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College and Medicine and completed her internship at the Chicago Medical School and Pediatric residency and Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

She is currently Chair of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic and Director of Pediatric Endoscopy.

She is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American College of Gastroenterology, and member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

She has written numerous articles and chapters on various subjects in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology and has a number of presentations at national scientific meetings in the areas of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology and Pediatrics. She is leading the task-force to develop guidelines for pediatric endoscopy training in the United States and Canada. She has directed the "hands on" endoscopy symposia for the NASPGHAN since their inception in 2008. She is the Associate editor of the textbook Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease the 4th edition of which was recently published.

Her special interests are therapeutic endoscopy, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal endoscopy, foreign body ingestions, caustic ingestions, celiac disease and viral hepatitis.

Rajesh N Keswani, MD

Rajesh N. Keswani, MD

Dr. Keswani is an interventional gastroenterologist who focuses on minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. His clinical interests are varied including: use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in tumor diagnosis and staging; palliation of gastrointestinal malignancy; pancreaticobiliary endoscopy (ERCP); endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for early gastrointestinal malignancy (including large colon polyps); difficult colonoscopy; and, small bowel endoscopy including single balloon enteroscopy. His research interests focus on healthcare quality with respect to interventional endoscopy procedures (EUS and ERCP) and general endoscopy (colonoscopy and colon cancer screening). He has also published extensively regarding clinical outcomes of new and established treatment modalities in interventional endoscopy.


Sri Komanduri, MD

Sri Komanduri, MD, FASGE

Srinadh Komanduri, MD, is an Interventional Gastroenterologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where he is a part of a multidisciplinary team in gastrointestinal oncology. Dr. Komanduri’s interests include Barrett's esophagus, biliary tract disease, endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for benign and malignant disease, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic ultrasound, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatitis, and radiofrequency ablation. His research interests include gastrointestinal cancers, ERCP for evaluation of malignant and benign strictures, outcomes of endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s esophagus, cost effectiveness of strategies for management of pancreatitis, and investigation of novel endoscopic techniques. Dr. Komanduri is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association.

He earned his MD at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Komanduri completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he eventually became Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Patrick R. Pfau, MD

David R. Lichtenstein, MD, FASGE

Dr. Lichtenstein is the Director of Endoscopy at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.  He served as the past President of the New England Endoscopy Society and is currently a Fellow of the ASGE, ACG, and AGA.  He is the Chair of the ASGE Assessment and Certification Task Force, former Chair of the ERCP Section of the Annual Scientific Program Committee for DDW, and prior member of the ASGE Research, Standards of Practice, International, Web Education, and GESAP IV committees.  His most rewarding accomplishments reflect the time spent with his wife and two sons.

Patrick R. Pfau, MD

Patrick R. Pfau, MD

Dr. Patrick Pfau is an associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of Clinical Gastroenterology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His interests include pancreatobiliary endoscopy, gastrointestinal oncology, and colorectal cancer screening.


 Shou Jiang Tang, MD

Shou-jiang Tang, MD, FASGE

Dr. Shou-jiang Tang is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Advanced Endoscopy and Endoscopic Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.  His interest is in therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic innovations. Dr. Tang earned the M.D. from the West China University of Medical Sciences, completed the medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles, and advanced endoscopy fellowship at the St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is currently serving on the ASGE Educational Products Committee and ASGE GESAP VIII Taskforce.

Field  Willingham, M.D.

Field F. Willingham, MD, MPH

Dr. Willingham is a core member of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and serves as Director of Endoscopy in Emory University’s Division of Digestive Disease.  He began practicing with Emory Healthcare in 2009 and is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. His practice often involves endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), radio frequency ablation (RFA), cryoablation, and minimally-invasive, hybrid endoscopic surgery.  His group manages, diagnoses, stages and, in specialized cases, treats a wide variety of gastrointestinal malignancies.  He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastrointestinal Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.