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Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship,
University of Pittsburgh Physicians,
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Dr. Fasanella is an Assistant Professor whose research focuses include surveillance and risk stratification of pancreatic cystic lesions; biomarkers of risk in Barrett's esophagus; outcomes of endoscopic treatment of high risk Barrett's esophagus and Barrett's related neoplasia; appropriate surveillance intervals of gastric stromal tumors; and educational research in endoscopic feedback tools.
Dr. Fasanella specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of upper gastrointestinal disorders, including GERD, dysphagia, Barrett's esophagus and associated early esophageal cancer. He is very experienced in the use of endoscopic ultrasound in diagnosis and staging of malignancies, including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, and rectal cancers, and the evaluation and surveillance of pancreatic cystic lesions and submucosal lesions of the GI tract.
He is experienced in the use of deep (balloon-assisted) enteroscopy for the evaluation and treatment of obscure GI bleeding. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the clinical treatment of the gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic sclerosis.