Clinical Focus


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Gastroenterology (2022) CA
  • Board Certification: American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2019)
  • Residency: Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Pediatrics Residency (2019) FL
  • Medical Education: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2016) DC

All Publications


  • Stemming the Tide of Gastrointestinal Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Digestive diseases and sciences Cagil, Y., Tong, E., Guimaraes, C., Andrews, J., Abu El Haija, M., Triadafilopoulos, G., Yeh, A. M., Shah, A. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10620-022-07492-x

    View details for PubMedID 35397696

  • Landscape of Pediatric Endoscopic Ultrasound in a United States Tertiary Care Medical Center. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition Barakat, M. T., Cagil, Y., Gugig, R. 2022

    Abstract

    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a commonly used radiation-sparing procedure in adult patients for diagnostic sampling of gastrointestinal lesions and fluid collections, gastric variceal hemostasis, biliary/pancreatic duct drainage, and endo-surgical interventions. Integration of EUS in pediatrics is still in its infancy with limited data regarding its use. The present study analyzes utilization, diagnostic and therapeutic roles of pediatric EUS and evolution in these parameters over time.Records of patients 18 years or younger from 2009 to 2020 at our tertiary pediatric care center were retrospectively identified. Patient demographics, symptoms, laboratory studies, EUS indications and interventions, and clinical outcomes of the procedures were analyzed. Statistical analysis was performed using Student's T-test, Pearson chi-square and Fisher's exact tests.306 EUS procedures were performed during the study period, for 279 pediatric patients. These included 287 (93.8%) upper EUS and 19 (6.2%) lower EUS. 229 procedures were diagnostic (74.8%) and 77 were therapeutic (25.2%). EUS indications included evaluation and therapy of the pancreaticobiliary region (231, 75.5%), subepithelial or regional lesion (54, 17.8%), celiac plexus block (19, 6.2%) and hemostasis (14, 4.5%). Diagnostic sampling was performed in 52 of these EUS procedures, with a 96.2% diagnostic yield. 98.7% of therapeutic procedures were technically successful and there were no associated adverse events.The diagnostic and therapeutic role for EUS in adults has expanded dramatically, however the role of EUS in pediatrics is not well-defined. In this, the largest pediatric EUS study to date, our data support the safety and utility of diagnostic and therapeutic EUS in pediatrics.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/MPG.0000000000003403

    View details for PubMedID 35149652

  • THE IMPACT OF SARS-COV2 INFECTION IN CHILDREN WITH LIVER DISEASE: AN INTERNATIONAL OBSERVATIONAL REGISTRY STUDY Kehar, M., Ebel, N. H., Ng, V., Sehgal, A., Slowik, V., Leung, D. H., Shah, A. A., Ovchinsky, N., Kogan-Liberman, D., Arnon, R., Vitola, B., Waheed, N., Lebel, S., Mohammad, S., Squires, J. E., Shteyer, E., Miloh, T. A., Sanchez, M., Hildreth, A., Yerushalmi, B. Y., Chu, C., Kader, H., Book, L., Alrabadi, L., Zheng, M., Namjoshi, S. S., Cagil, Y., Fuchs, Y., Lobritto, S. J., Martinez, M. WILEY. 2021: 1180A-1181A
  • Ingested Foreign Bodies and Toxic Materials: Who Needs to be Scoped and When? Pediatrics in review Cagil, Y., Diaz, J., Iskowitz, S., Muniz Crim, A. J. 2021; 42 (6): 290-301

    View details for DOI 10.1542/pir.2018-0327

    View details for PubMedID 34074716

  • Initial Presentation of a Pediatric Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Episode After SARS-CoV-2 Virus (COVID-19) Infection. JPGN reports Herdes, R. E., Cagil, Y., Namjoshi, S., Hassan, M. 2021; 2 (2): e059

    View details for DOI 10.1097/PG9.0000000000000059

    View details for PubMedID 34192292

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC8043327

  • Initial Presentation of a Pediatric Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Episode After SARS-CoV-2 Virus (COVID-19) Infection JPGN Reports Herdes, R., Cagil, Y., Namjoshi, S. S., Hassan, M. 2021