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Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Ho plays an active role in the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Educational Affairs committee, where she chairs several abstract committees, directs regional post-graduate courses, regularly reviews physician course content, and develops CME content for the American Journal of Gastroenterology. She also serves as a guideline author for the American Gastroenterological Association on endoscopic therapies for weight loss and the medical management of luminal and perianal Crohn's disease. These guidelines shed new knowledge and set new standards of care for clinical practice here and abroad.
Dr. Ho’s research interests include investigating screening practices prior to initiating immunosuppressive therapy, and non-traditional therapies for inflammatory bowel disease.
Instructor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am currently applying bioinformatic transcriptomic analysis and fourier-transform infrared spectromicroscopy to better understand the consequences of redox stress in cells derived from control patients, and patients with inherited mitochondrial dysfunctions.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEpidemiology
Epidemiology of gastric cancer
Racial and ethnic disparities in gastric cancer
Gastric intestinal metaplasia and other precancerous lesions
Molecular marker development
Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and, by courtesy, of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSpecialize in early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, bile duct & colon cancers. I have both a clinical & research interest in improving the early detection of gastric cancer in particular. I am the PI of the Gastric Precancerous conditions Study, a prospective study of patients with gastric intestinal metaplasia & other precancerous conditions which combines comprehensive clinical & endoscopic data with a large bio-specimen repository.