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B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD, MSc
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B. Joseph Elmunzer is an advanced therapeutic endoscopist and the Peter Cotton Professor of Medicine and Endoscopic Innovation in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

After attending medical school at the University of Miami, he completed a residency program in internal medicine at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center and a fellowship program in gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy at the University of Michigan. He also completed a special training program in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) research at Case Western Reserve University and earned a Master’s Degree in healthcare research through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He served on faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan for six years until 2014 when he moved to the Medical University of South Carolina as the Peter B. Cotton Endowed Chair in Endoscopic Innovation. In 2022, he was appointed as a Distinguished University Professor at MUSC.

Dr. Elmunzer has a busy clinical practice that focuses on advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including ERCP, EUS (including interventional endosonography), endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation, luminal stenting and recanalization, endoluminal suturing, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).

In parallel, Dr. Elmunzer is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigator whose research interests include clinical trials in gastrointestinal endoscopy and improving the safety of ERCP. He spearheaded a large-scale multicenter randomized trial demonstrating that indomethacin is effective for preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis. The results of this study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have meaningfully impacted clinical practice worldwide. He is engaged in a series of research initiatives that aim to continue bringing important scientific discoveries to the forefront of clinical practice. He currently serves as the Chair of the ASGE Quality in Endoscopy Committee as well as the lead on several guideline and quality indicator documents.
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