Program Members

Clinical Program Leader

Hochster, Howard S

Clinical Interests:gastrointestinal cancer; colon cancer; pancreatic cancer; gastric cancer; biliary cancer

  • Appt:(203) 200-4422

Clinical Research Program Leader

Hochster, Howard S

Clinical Interests:gastrointestinal cancer; colon cancer; pancreatic cancer; gastric cancer; biliary cancer

  • Appt:(203) 200-4422

Digestive Diseases

Aslanian, Harry Robert

Clinical Interests:Pancreatic and biliary disease; Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), including fine needle aspiration (FNA); Intestinal submucosal lesions; Endoscopic diagnosis, staging and therapy of gastrointestinal malignancy including Esophageal, pancreatic and rectal cancer, EUS-guided celiac plexus block and neurolysis; Evaluation of pancreatic cysts; Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Therapeutic and interventional endoscopy; Esophageal, duodenal and biliary stent placement; Gastrointestinal bleeding including treatment of GAVE; Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), Colonoscopy and polypectomy; Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia

  • Appt:(203) 200-5083

Farrell, James J

Clinical Interests:ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES:Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) including fine needle aspiration, fine needle core biopsy, fine needle tatooing and EUS-guided celiac plexus block and neurolysis. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) including stone removal and stent placement, and cholangioscopy/pancreatoscopy. Therapeutic and Interventional endoscopy including esophageal, duodenal colon and biliary stent placement; Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), Complex Colonoscopy and polypectomy; Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia Endoscopic ampullectomy and pancreatic pseudocyst drainage Endoscopic diagnosis, staging and therapy of gastrointestinal malignancy including esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, ampullary, and rectal cancer Gastrointestinal bleeding including treatment of GAVE (Watermelon Stomach) DISEASES:Pancreatic Diseases including pancreatic cysts ( including pancreatic cystic neoplasms and pseudocysts), pancreatic cancer, pancreatic endocrine neoplasms, and pancreatitis (acute, chronic, autoimmune, hereditary) Biliary Tract Disease including bile duct stones, biliary stricture, and malignant biliary obstruction. Intestinal submucosal lesions including leiomyoma and GIST; Esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, bile duct, colon, and rectal cancer. High Risk Family Cancer Screening: Hereditary Gastric Cancer, Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer, Hereditary Colon Cancer. Barrett's Esophagus including dysplasia and early mucosal cancer.

  • Office:(203) 785-6228
  • Lab:(203) 200-5083
  • Appt:(203) 200-5083

Jamidar, Priya Arvind

Clinical Interests:Gallstone disease; pancreatitis; bile-duct cancers; pancreatic cancer; unexplained upper abdominal pain (sphincter of Oddi dysfunction); treatment of giant common bile duct stones; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); endoscopic sphincterotomies (including minor papilla, precut and pancreatic duct); biliary and pancreatic stent insertions; stricture dilations and common bile duct stone extractions; therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy and sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOMS); mother-daughter endoscopy

  • Appt:(203) 200-5083

Taddei, Tamar Hamosh

Clinical Interests:Liver cancer; benign and malignant neoplasms of the liver, cirrhosis and its complications; transplant hepatology

  • Appt:(203) 200-4422


Strazzabosco, Mario

Clinical Interests:liver transplantation; liver cancer; liver cirrhosis; biliary tract diseases and cholestasis; primary biliary cirrhosis; primary sclerosing cholangitis

  • Office:(203) 737-6060
  • Appt:(203) 785-4138

Medical Oncology

Hochster, Howard S

Clinical Interests:gastrointestinal cancer; colon cancer; pancreatic cancer; gastric cancer; biliary cancer

  • Appt:(203) 200-4422

Kim, Joseph W

Clinical Interests:Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, immunotherapy, early drug development

  • Appt:(203) 200-4822

Lacy, Jill

Clinical Interests:Colorectal cancer; pancreatic cancer; esophageal cancer; gastric cancer; gall bladder cancer; anal cancer; biliary cancer; liver cancer; neuroendocrine tumors; brain tumors; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL); Hodgkin's disease; Kaposi's sarcoma

  • Appt:(203) 200-4422

Llor, Xavier

Clinical Interests:Colorectal Cancer; GI Cancer Genetics; Hereditary Colorectal Cancer; Colorectal Cancer Disparities

  • Appt:(203) 200-5083

Stein, Stacey M

Clinical Interests:developing new clinical trials to provide new treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

  • Appt:(203) 200-4422

Radiation Oncology

Johung, Kimberly Lauren

Clinical Interests:Gastrointestinal cancers, including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatic, rectal, and anal cancers; lung cancer; head and neck cancer; stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for tumors of the chest and abdomen

  • Appt:(203) 200-2000

Roberts, Kenneth B

Clinical Interests:General radiation therapy; pediatric radiation therapy; hematologic malignancy; lymphoma; Hodgkin’s disease; total body irradiation; endovascular brachytherapy; oncologic brachytherapy; gynecologic cancer; cervix cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; colorectal cancer

  • Office:(203) 785-2957
  • Appt:(203) 200-2000

Surgical Oncology

Boffa, Daniel J.

Clinical Interests:Esophageal cancer; lung cancer; achalasia; gastroesophageal reflux disease; hiatal hernias; esophageal diverticulum; minimally invasive surgery; hyperhidrosis

  • Appt:(203) 200-5864

Cha, Charles H

Clinical Interests:Surgery for benign and malignant disease of the liver, bile duct and pancreas; surgery for gastric and esophageal cancer and sarcoma; minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic) for cancer

  • Appt:(203) 785-2380

Einarsdottir, Hulda

Clinical Interests:Cancer of the colon, rectum and anus; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis; Pelvic Floor Disorders; fecal incontinence, anal sphincter injury, rectal prolapse, rectocele. Benign anorectal disorders; hemorrhoids, abscess, fistula. Laparoscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery.

  • Appt:(203) 785-2616

Khan, Sajid A

Clinical Interests:Surgical oncology; malignant (cancerous) and pre-malignant diseases of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, duodenum, stomach and esophagus; gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST); colon and rectal cancers; early onset colorectal cancer; melanoma; retroperitoneal sarcoma; extremity sarcoma; minimally invasive surgery; multi-modality treatment

  • Office:(203) 337-8507
  • Appt:(203) 337-8507

Longo, Walter E

Clinical Interests:Colon and rectal cancer surgery; Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Benign and malignant anorectal diseases; Pelvic floor disorders; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Gastrointestinal surgery

  • Office:(203) 785-2616
  • Appt:(203) 785-2616

Reddy, Vikram

Clinical Interests:Anal cancer; colon cancer; rectal cancer; inflammatory bowel disease; Ulcerative Colitis (UC); Crohn' disease; motility disorders; constipation; fecal incontinence; genetic counseling & testing; colostomy; ileostomy; endoscopy; high-risk screening; j-pouch or ileoanal anastomosis; laparoscopic surgery; minimally invasive surgery; ostomy; laparoscopic colon resection; laparoscopic proctocolectomy; laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery; laparoscopic ostomy; Transanal Endoscopic Micro Surgery (TEMS); Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES); hemorrhoid; fistula; fissure

  • Office:(203) 785-2616
  • Appt:(203) 785-2616

Salem, Ronald R

Clinical Interests:Malignant and pre-malignant diseases of the pancreas; liver and biliary system; esophagus; colon and rectum; laparoscopic staging of malignancies; laparoscopic splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy; gall bladder cancer; lymphoma; melanoma; sarcoma; multimodality management of pancreas and esophageal tumors; liver tumors in pregnancy; retroperitoneal sarcomas

  • Appt:(203) 785-3577


Emre, Sukru H.

Clinical Interests:Adult and pediatric liver transplant; Split liver transplant; Living donor transplants; Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery including hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatoblastoma; Portal hypertension and shunt surgeries; Immunology and immunosuppressive management of post transplant patients; Organ allocation and donation; Acute liver failure; Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP); Biliary atresia; Hepatitis C

  • Office:(203) 785-4134
  • Appt:(203) 785-6501

Kulkarni, Sanjay

Clinical Interests:Total laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; Kidney Transplantation; Liver transplant; Pancreas transplant; Hepatobiliary surgery; immunosuppression management; Peritoneal dialysis access

  • Office:(203) 785-2556
  • Appt:(203) 785-2565