Liver Disease and Advanced Endoscopy Topics for DOM Research Seminar Lectures, May 11

Illustration of digestive systemTwo faculty members from the UA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will be presenters at the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on Thursday, May 11, noon-1 p.m., in the Room 5403 auditorium of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Drs. Archita Desai and Bhaskar BanerjeeArchita Desai, MD, UA Liver Research Institute research associate and assistant professor, will speak on “Can Patient Reported Outcomes Inform Healthcare Utilization?” and Bhaskar Banerjee, MD, who has dual appointments as a professor of medicine, optical sciences and biomedical engineering, will discuss “Optical and Engineering Solutions for Clinical Needs in Gastroenterology.”

Image of flyer for May 11, 2017, DOM Research SeminarA light lunch will be served in the style of grand rounds.

You can view Dr. Desai’s and Banerjee’s presentations live by clicking this link. For a photo gallery from their presentation, PDF iconclick here [PDF]. To view, download, post and share the flyer, click here [PDF].

Image of photo gallery for April 13, 2017, DOM Research SeminarIf you missed the last lecture provided April 13 by Ankit Desai, MD, and Liz Connick, MD, click here to view the archived video. For a photo gallery from their presentations, click here [PDF].

Dr. Archita Desai

Dr. Desai completed her medical school degree at the University of California at San Francisco and her post-graduate training at the University of Chicago, where she was a fellow in both gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. She joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in August 2014. Her research interests focus on improving outcomes in patients with liver disease. In 2015, she was one of seven junior faculty to win a UA Health Sciences Career Development Award for her work on improving quality in the hospitalist-based health-care delivery model for cirrhosis.

Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee

Dr. Banerjee grew up in London and received his medical education from the University of London, England. This was followed by his residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Connecticut, where he was introduced to the diagnostic capabilities of light by an optical scientist from Tucson.  Prior to joining the University of Arizona in 2008, he was a member of the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University in St. Louis for almost a decade and was promoted to professor of medicine.  Dr. Banerjee’s research is multi-disciplinary and strives to discover and create new methods and instruments to solve clinical problems in gastroenterology. 

The DOM Research Seminar Series

The DOM Research Seminar Series began in September 2016 and occurs on the second Thursday of the month during the academic year, typically pairing a junior and senior investigator from our faculty who are with different divisions to ensure a variety of topics of broad interest are covered. There is only one more seminars in the 2016-17 inaugural season for this lecture series.

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Drs. Elizabeth Juneman and Andrew KraftOn June 8, the Seminar speakers will be: Elizabeth Juneman, MD —associate professor of medicine, UA Division of Cardiology; member, UA Sarver Heart Center; UA Reynolds Scholar in Applied Geriatrics, and director of outpatient cardiology services at Banner – UMC Tucson and South; and  Andrew Kraft, MD —professor of medicine, UA Division of Hematology and Oncology, the Sydney E. Salmon Endowed Chair and director, UA Cancer Center; senior associate dean for translational research, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and associate vice president, oncology programs, UA Health Sciences.

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Release Date: 
04/21/2017 - 6:00pm