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    Wahid Y Wassef BA, MPH, MD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-2381
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
      DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing

        Overview 
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        Background

        Education

        BA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, BOSTON, MA

        MD, BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL, BOSTON, MA

        Postgraduate Training

        VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA, RICHMOND, VA
        Enrolled in Program of Master of Clinical
        Biostatistics and Epidemiology 9/1997- 6/1999

        RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL, PROVIDENCE, RI
        (an affiliate of Brown University School of Medicine)
        Biliary Fellow 7/1992-6/1993

        RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL, PROVIDENCE, RI
        (an affiliate of Brown University School of Medicine)
        Gastroenterology Fellowship 7/1990-6/1992

        ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, WATERBURY, CT
        (an affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine)
        Medical Residency 7/1987-6/1990

        NEW BRITAIN GENERAL HOSPITAL, NEW BRITAIN, CT
        (an affiliate of University of Connecticut School of Medicine)
        Surgical Residency 7/1985-6/1987

        ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, WATERBURY, CT
        (an affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine)
        Surgical Residency 7/1984-6/1985

        Current Research Studies

        1. Acute pancreatitis: the role of jejunal enteric feeding vs TPN.
        2. The role of genetic screening in families with familial colorectal cancers. Cost-effectiveness.
        3. The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Staging Pancreatic, Esophageal, and Rectal Cancers. A Collaborative Study Done in Conjunction with the Divisions of Hematology-Oncology, Radiation Therapy, and Surgical Oncology.
        4. The Safety of Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasonography in Palliating Esophageal Cancer.
        5. The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Evaluating Gastric Varices.
        6. The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Evaluating Benign Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders.
        7. Submucosal Tumors: Differentiating Benign from Malignant Disease Based on Endoscopic Ultrasound Criteria. A Multi-Center Study done in Conjunction with Duke University, University of Florida, University of Indiana.
        8. The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Evaluating Mediastinal Masses, and its Cost-Effectiveness. A Collaborative Study done in Conjunction with the Divisions of Pulmonary Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, and Thoracic Surgery at MCV.
        9. The impact of Clinical pathways on the management of mild acute pancreatitis.
        10. EUS in celiac ganglion blockade for chronic pancreatitis.
        11. EUS in pancreatic pseudocyst drainage.
        12. EUS guided pancreatic core biopsy for diagnostic evaluation of abdominal pain of unknown etiology.



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        1. Baptista V, Singh A, Wassef W. Early gastric cancer: an update on endoscopic management. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2012 Nov; 28(6):629-35.
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        2. Paull PE, Hyatt BJ, Wassef W, Fischer AH. Confocal laser endomicroscopy: a primer for pathologists. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011 Oct; 135(10):1343-8.
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        3. Retana A, Silverstein T, Wassef W. An update in endoscopic management of gastric cancer. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct; 27(6):576-82.
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        4. Levitzky BE, Wassef WY. Endoscopic management in the bariatric surgical patient. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov; 26(6):632-9.
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        5. Marshall CA, Hyatt BJ, Wassef W. Endoscopic removal of small gastrointestinal stromal tumors: can we GIST-ify the risk? Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Jul; 55(7):1815-7.
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        6. Hyatt BJ, Paull PE, Wassef W. Gastric oncology: an update. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2009 Nov; 25(6):570-8.
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        7. Eckardt AJ, Swales C, Bhattacharya K, Wassef WY, Leung K, Levey JM. Does trainee participation during colonoscopy affect adenoma detection rates? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Jul; 52(7):1337-44.
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        8. Finkelberg DL, Wassef W. Natural orifice translumenal surgery: from scales to symphonies. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2008 Nov; 24(6):674-81.
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        9. Eckardt AJ, Swales C, Bhattacharya K, Wassef WY, Phelan NP, Zubair S, Martins N, Patel S, Moquin B, Anwar N, Leung K, Levey JM. Open access colonoscopy in the training setting: which factors affect patient satisfaction and pain? Endoscopy. 2008 Feb; 40(2):98-105.
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        10. Lee CW, Kelly JJ, Wassef WY. Complications of bariatric surgery. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2007 Nov; 23(6):636-43.
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        11. Wassef W, Syed I. Designer stents: are we there yet? Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Oct; 66(4):804-8.
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        12. Martins NB, Wassef W. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2006 Nov; 22(6):612-9.
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        13. Jessup TP, Wassef WY, Yantiss RK, Bhattacharya K. Metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma diagnosed by EUS-guided FNA of a rapidly progressive peripancreatic mass. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Mar; 63(3):527-9.
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        14. Wassef W, Rullan R. Interventional endoscopy. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2005 Nov; 21(6):644-52.
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        15. Eckardt AJ, Wassef W. Diagnosis of subepithelial tumors in the GI tract. Endoscopy, EUS, and histology: bronze, silver, and gold standard? Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Aug; 62(2):209-12.
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        16. Wassef W. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2004 Nov; 20(6):538-45.
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        17. Wassef W, Canto M, Birk J. Toward more user-friendly electronic endoscopy information systems: role of accessories. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2004 Oct; 14(4):755-62, x-xi.
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        18. Wassef W. Interventional endoscopy. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2003 Nov; 19(6):546-56.
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        19. Wassef W. Interventional endoscopy. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2002 Nov; 18(6):669-77.
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        20. tenBerge J, Hoffman BJ, Hawes RH, Van Enckevort C, Giovannini M, Erickson RA, Catalano MF, Fogel R, Mallery S, Faigel DO, Ferrari AP, Waxman I, Palazzo L, Ben-Menachem T, Jowell PS, McGrath KM, Kowalski TE, Nguyen CC, Wassef WY, Yamao K, Chak A, Greenwald BD, Woodward TA, Vilmann P, Sabbagh L, Wallace MB. EUS-guided fine needle aspiration of the liver: indications, yield, and safety based on an international survey of 167 cases. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Jun; 55(7):859-62.
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        21. Catalano MF, Nayar R, Gress F, Scheiman J, Wassef W, Rosenblatt ML, Kochman M. EUS-guided fine needle aspiration in mediastinal lymphadenopathy of unknown etiology. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Jun; 55(7):863-9.
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        22. Wassef W, Nompleggi D. Interventional endoscopy. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2001 Nov; 17(6):523-32.
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        23. DeWitt J, Lippman HR, Wassef W. Solitary cerebellar metastasis as a presentation for colon cancer: a case report and review of the literature. Dig Dis Sci. 2001 Jun; 46(6):1163-6.
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        24. Nelson DB, Block KP, Bosco JJ, Burdick JS, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Greenwald DA, Kelsey PB, Rajan E, Slivka A, Smith P, VanDam J, Wassef W, Wang KK. Medical device evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gastrointest Endosc. 2001 Jun; 53(7):880-4.
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        25. Gress F, Schmitt C, Savides T, Faigel DO, Catalano M, Wassef W, Roubein L, Nickl N, Ciaccia D, Bhutani M, Hoffman B, Affronti J. Interobserver agreement for EUS in the evaluation and diagnosis of submucosal masses. Gastrointest Endosc. 2001 Jan; 53(1):71-6.
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        26. Wassef W, O'keefe S. Interventional procedures. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2000 Nov; 16(6):508-15.
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        27. Nelson DB, Block KP, Bosco JJ, Burdick JS, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Greenwald DA, Kelsey PB, Rajan E, Slivka A, Smith P, Wassef W, VanDam J, Wang KK. Technology status evaluation report: ultrathin endoscopes esophagogastroduodenoscopy: March 2000. Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Jun; 51(6):786-9.
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        28. Nelson DB, Bosco JJ, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Kelsey PB, Leung JW, Mills MR, Smith P, Tarnasky PR, VanDam J, Wang KK, Wassef WY. Technology status evaluation report: endoscopy simulators: May 1999. Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Jun; 51(6):790-2.
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        29. Nelson DB, Block KP, Bosco JJ, Burdick JS, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Greenwald DA, Kelsey PB, Rajan E, Slivka A, Smith P, Wassef W, VanDam J, Wang KK, Barthel J, Affronti JP, Aliperti G, Etemad B, Kocab MA, Kozam ML, Rosen AM, Silverstein BD, Vakil N. Technology status evaluation report: computerized endoscopic medical record systems: November 1999. Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Jun; 51(6):793-6.
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        30. Nelson DB, Bosco JJ, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Kelsey PB, Leung JW, Mills MR, Smith P, Tarnasky PR, VanDam J, Wassef WY. ASGE technology status evaluation report. Endoscopic retrieval devices. February 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):932-4.
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        31. Nelson DB, Bosco JJ, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Kelsey PB, Laing K, Leung JW, Mills MR, Smith P, Tarnasky PR, VanDam J, Wassef WY. ASGE Technology status evaluation report. Automatic endoscope reprocessors. February 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):925-7.
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        32. Nelson DB, Bosco JJ, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Kelsey PB, Leung JW, Mills MR, Smith P, Tarnasky PR, VanDam J, Wang KK, Wassef WY. ASGE technology status evaluation report. Biliary stents. Update May 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):938-42.
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        33. Nelson DB, Bosco JJ, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Kelsey PB, Leung JW, Mills MR, Smith P, Tarnasky PR, VanDam J, Wang KK, Wassef WY. ASGE technology evaluation report. Endoscopy simulators. May 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):935-7.
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        34. Nelson DB, Bosco JJ, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Kelsey PB, Leung JW, Mills MR, Smith P, Tarnasky PR, VanDam J, Wassef WY. ASGE technology status evaluation report. Injection needles. February 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):928-31.
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        35. Nelson DB, Bosco JJ, Curtis WD, Faigel DO, Kelsey PB, Leung JW, Mills MR, Smith P, Tarnasky PR, VanDam J, Wassef WY. Technology status evaluation: sheathed endoscopes: November 1998. From the ASGE. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Jun; 49(6):862-4.
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        36. Wassef W, Zfass A. Endoscopic ultrasound. Gastroenterologist. 1997 Jun; 5(2):165-72.
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        37. Wassef W, Zfass AM. Gallstone pancreatitis: an update. Gastroenterologist. 1996 Mar; 4(1):70-5.
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        38. Monette FC, Wassef WY. Thymocyte involvement in spleen colony formation by subpopulations of hematopoietic stem cells. Exp Hematol. 1981 Nov; 9(10):1011-9.
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