Oleh Haluszka, MD, joined the faculty at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in August 2016 as a professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. In January 2019, he became associate chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the UA Department of Medicine.
Before coming to Tucson, Dr. Haluszka was a professor of medicine and gastroenterology chief at Temple University Health System (2011-16) and gastrointestinal endocscopy director at the Temple's Fox Chase Cancer Center (2002-11), in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore (1995-2002), as well as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit in Washington, DC. He served in the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, Calif., from 1983-95, finishing as a naval commander and endoscopy director in the Division of Gastroenterology and continuing afterward as a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 2005.
Dr. Haluszka has served as a site principlal investigator on multiple studies involving various GI procedures, including use of a short double-balloon enteroscope to perform pancreatico-biliary interventions in patients with surgically altered anatomy, single-operator cholangioscopy in patients requiring bile duct disease evaluation or therapy for bile duct stones, spiral enteroscopy in patients with small bowel disorders, and proteomic analyses of pancreatic cyst fluid. He currently has research pending related to comparison of confocal laser endomicroscopy, EUS-guided microbiopsy and EUS-guided FNA fluid analysis in evaluation of pancreatic cysts. He is currently P.I. for research at the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute.