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Patrick I. Okolo, III, M.D., MPH
Patrick I. Okolo, III, M.D., MPH
Scientific Advisor
bullet Chief of Endoscopy and Director of the Pancreatitis Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
bullet Jefe de Endoscopía y Director del Centro de Pancreatitis en la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad Johns Hopkins.
Bio

Curriculum Vitae

Published Works Additional Reading  
Curriculum Vitae
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Current Appointments
July 2001 to present
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology
1830 East Monument Street, Suite 422
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Office: 410-502-6761 Fax: 410-502-6761

July 2006 to present Chief of Endoscopy
Division of Gastroenterology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Education and Training
Sept 1982 – Nov. 1988
Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.). with distinction
College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, NIGERIA

July 1996 – June 1997
Master of Public Health
Bloomberg School of Public
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Baltimore, MD

Aug 2006 – June 2007
Graduate Certificate
Business of Medicine
Carey School of Business
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

July 1997 – June 1998
Advanced Fellow
Interventional Endoscopy
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
1830 East Monument Street
Baltimore, Maryland

July 1994 – June 1997
Fellow in Gastroenterology/Hepatology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
1830 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, Maryland

June 1991 – June 1994
Residency in Internal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
545 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 1990 – June 1991
Post Doctoral Fellow
Medical Genetics and Dysmorphology
Indiana University School of Medicine
545 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana
Professional Experience
July 1998 – Aug. 1999
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy
Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine
Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Sept. 1999 – July 2001
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Chicago, Illinois

July 2001- June 2006
Director of Interventional Endoscopy
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

Sept. 2001 – June 2006
Assistant Professor of Medicine (part time)
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, Maryland

July 2006 – present
Chief of Endoscopy
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, Maryland
Professional Experience
July 1998 – Aug. 1999
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy
Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine
Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Research Activities

Publications:

Peer-reviewed scientific articles:

J. M. Buscaglia; K. B. Dunbar; P. I. Okolo; J. Judah; J. Pangtay; P. V. Draganov. Safe and Rapid Intubation of the Distal Small Bowel Using the Discovery SB™ Overtube Device during Small Bowel Enteroscopy: Results of the Spiral Enteroscopy Training Initiative. Endoscopy (In Press.)

K.B. Dunbar, E.A. Montgomery, P. Okolo, M.Canto.,Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Barrett's Esophagus and Associated Neoplasia: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (In Press)

Buscaglia JM, Kapoor S, Jagannath SB, Krishnamurty DM, Shin EJ, Okolo P., Disparities in Demographics among Patients with Pancreatitis-related Mortality. Journal of the Pancreas (In Press)

JM. Buscaglia, SA. Giday, SV. Kantsevoy, SB. Jagannath, P. Magno, CL. Wolfgang, JA. Daniels MI. Canto, P.I. Okolo, III..Patient-related and Cyst-related Factors for Improved Prediction of Malignancy within Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas. Pancretology (In Press)

M. Schweitzer, K. Steele ,M. Mitchell, P. Okolo. Transoral endoscopic closure of a gastric fistula . Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (In Press)

Arora,M., and Okolo P. Use of Powder PEG-3350 as a Sole Bowel Preparation: Clinical Case Series of 245 Patients. Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2008; 4 (7): 489-92.

Lyn-Sue J., Steel K., Schweitzer M, Magnuson T, idor A, Gupta A and Okolo P. Temporary Covered Stents For the Treatment of Anastomotic Leaks Following Gastric Bypass Surgery, 2008:4:25-30

Ziessman H., Okolo P., Mullin and Chander A. The added diagnostic value of liquid gastric emptying when solid emptying is normal. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology (in Press)

Buscaglia J.M., Parashette KR, Okolo PI, Treatment of hemobilia-induced biliary obstruction by transpapillary gallbladder and common bile duct drainage using three biliary winged stents. Endoscopy : DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-967060

Buscaglia J.M., Parashette KR, Giday SA, Okolo P, Gastric recurrence of an ocular mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ? April 2008 (Vol. 67, Issue 4, Pages 748-751

Arora M., Okolo P. Polyflex stent for relief of obstruction in a patient with a benign anastomotic colonic stricture and description of non-fluoroscopic technique. Gastroen¬terol Hepatol.2006;2(10):766-768.

Pasricha P.J., Hill S., Wadwa K.S., Gislason G.T., Okolo P. I. 3rd, Magee C.A., Canto M.I., Kuo W.H., Baust J.G., Kalloo A.N. Endoscopic cryotherapy: experimental results and first clinical use. Gastrointest Endosc 1999 May;49(5):627-631

Kalloo A.N., Canto M.I., Wadwa K.S., Smith C.L.,Gislason, G.T., Okolo III,P.I.,Pasricha P.J. Clinical usefulness of 3% hydrogen peroxide in acute upper GI bleeding: a pilot study. Gastrointest endosc, 1(49) Apr 1999
Okolo PI, Pasricha P.J., Kalloo A.N. What are the long-term results of endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy? Gastrointest Endosc 2000;52:15-9
Moore C.A., Ayangade G., Okolo P., Bull M.J., Whyte M.P., Bixler D. 1992 Cleidocranial dysplasia: a natural history study including evaluation of a five generation family. Proc Greenwood Genetic Center 11:91

Okolo P., Primary Liver Cancer- A Review of its epidemiology, pathology and prevention. Meddika 1989; 4:18-20

Educational Activities

Teaching (Formal Classroom)
2008 Lecturer at Human Pathophysiology Course: Gastroenterology Session. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2008 Firm Attending,
Loncope Firm
Johns Hopkins Housestaff Teaching Program

2007 Lecturer at Human Pathophysiology Course: Gastroenterology Session. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2002-2006 Lecturer: Common Medical Emergency Series: Gastroenterology Session. Sinai Hospital/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program in Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1999-2001 Lecturer: Medical Decision Making (MDMI and II). Clinical Epidemiology Course for Medical Students
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2001-2002 Lecturer at Human Pathophysiology Course: Gastroenterology Session. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Editorial Activities:

2009 Reviewer, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
2008 Reviewer for Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
2008 Reviewer, Digestive Disease and Sciences
2007 Reviewer for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
2000 Reviewer American Journal of Gastroenterology
1999 Reviewer American Journal of Gastroenterology
1998 Reviewer for Gastroenterology

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES
Certification:
1994 -2009 The Maryland State Board of Physician
Quality Assurance D0046334
1994 American Board of Internal Medicine
1994 Board Certified in Internal Medicine Recertified in 2004
1997 Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Recertified in 2008
1991 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical
Graduates. Certificate

ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Professional Societies:
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

RECOGNITION

Appointments: ASGE Membership Committee September 2006 – 2008
ASGE Practice Management Committee May 2008- Present
Alternate CPT Advisor to the ASGE August 2008
Chair, ASGE Diversity Committee May 2008 - Present
Member, ACG Research Committee May 2007 – Date

Prizes/Awards/Distinctions

Consumer Council of America, America's Top Doctors
2004, 2005, 2006

Faculty Teaching Prize – Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Program in Internal Medicine- June 2003

Walter Daly Prize - For the Outstanding Resident in Internal Medicine
June 1994. Indiana University School of Medicine.

University of Nigeria Faculty Prize - Best graduating student of the Faculty of Medical Sciences & Dentistry. University Convocation Ceremonies, December 1988.

Dr Samuel Imoke Prize - Best all round graduating medical student
University Convocation Ceremonies, December 1988.

University of Nigeria Departmental Prize - Best graduating student in Internal medicine.
5th M.B.B.S. Professional examinations, December 1988.

Dr. V.O. Uzodike Prize - Best student in Internal Medicine in the 5th M.B.B.S. qualifying examinations. December 1988.

Glaxo Prize - Best qualifying student in Internal Medicine. December 1988.

Distinction in Internal medicine, 5th M.B.B.S. Professional examinations. December 1988.

Best student in Pediatrics, 4th M.B.B.S. Professional examinations. May 1988

Distinction in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 4th M.B.B.S. Professional examinations. May 1988.

University of Nigeria Departmental Prize - Best graduating student in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 4th M.B.B.S. Professional examinations. May 1988.

Best all round student in Pathology, 3rd M.B.B.S. Professional examinations. October 1986.

Professor G. Onuaguluchi Lange book prize - Distinguished Performance in Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 3rd M.B.B.S. Professional examinations, October 1986.

Nnoruka Prize for Academic Excellence. October 1986.

Victor Lodurum Award, Anambra State Finals - Schools ChallengeJune 1982.

Anambra State Governor's Exchange Scholar, July 1977.

Distinction, First School Leaving Certificate, July 1977.

Invited Lectures:

Oct 2008 "Management of difficult Bile Duct Stones", "Single Balloon Enteroscopy" and "Endoscopic closure of GI fistulae and perforations"
VIII SEMANA BRASILEIRA DO APARELHO DIGESTIVO
Brasilia, Brazil

Oct 2008 Course faculty, Live Course in Endoscopy
International Workshop on Endoscopy
Sociedade Brasiliera Endoscopia digestiva
VIII SEMANA BRASILEIRA DO APARELHO DIGESTIVO
Brasilia, Brazil

Sept. 2008 La nueva tecnología endoscópica ayuda a tomar decisions" XXIX Venezuelan Congress of Gastroenterology 2008. Sociedade Venuezalano Gastroenteroogica. Polarmar, Margarita Isla. Venezuela

Sept. 2008 "Evolving Role of Endoscopy in Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding". XXIX Venezuelan Congress of Gastroenterology Sociedade Venuezalano Gastroenteroogica. Polarmar,
Margarita Isla. Venezuela

Sept. 2008 Course Faculty, International Live Course in Advanced Endoscopy, Mexican Association of Gastroenterology (AMEG)
Hospital Especialides, Mexico City, Mexico

Sept. 2008 Solo Balon, Annual Meeting of the Mexican Association of Gatroenterology (AMEG)
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Sept. 2008 Nuevas perspectivas en imagen intraductal
Annual Meeting, Mexican Association of Gastroenterology
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Aug. 2008 Course Faculty
The Winning Concepts in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The View of International Experts
Shanghai, China. Course Directors: Jingyuang Fang, ShuDong Xiao and Anthony Kalloo

June 2008 Course Faculty: "5th Beijing International Digestive Disease Forum", Beijing, China– Course Director: Professor Shu-Tian Zhang.

June 2008 Course Faculty: "Seventh Annual Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques in Endoscopy: Symposium For GI Nurses and Associates" – Course Directors Dr. Sanjay Jaganath, Lori Wrobleski

May, 2008 Invited Speaker Single Bowel Thought Leaders Forum, Minneapolis, MN; Lecture: Small Bowel Enteroscopy

May 2008 Course Faculty, Sociedade Brasiliera Endoscopia digestiva
Sao Paulo, Brasil: simposio Internacional De Endoscopia Digestiva

March 2008 Invited Speaker, ASGE Enteroscopy in the 21st Century; Lecture: Balloon Enteroscopy – Course Director: Dr. Simon Lo

 

March 2008 Course Faculty: Fourth Annual Viva La Vida Gastroenterology: Topics in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease for the Primary Care Physician – Course Director: Dr. Anthony N. Kalloo; Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

February 2008 Invited speaker: Georgetown University Conference on Small Bowel Diseases/Failure, Washington, DC; Lecture: Endosc0pic Management of Gastrointestinal Fistulae

January 2008 Grand Rounds in Medicine: Harbor Hospital of Baltimore. Baltimore, MD. "Therapeutic Endoscopy: State of the Art"

Nov. 2007 Course Faculty, Primer Curso Internacional de Intestino Delgado.
Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterología, Bogota, Colombia – Course Director: María Teresa Galiano de Sánchez

October 2007 Invited Speaker, Sociedade Brasiliera Endoscopia digestiva
Maceio, Brasil: lecture: Single Balloon Enteroscopy,
indications, technique, result: The JHH experience

July 2007 Course Faculty: "Latin American Uodate in Gastroenterology" Panama City, Panama– Course Director: Roluardo Bissot, MD

July 2007 Guest Faculty, Forum Gastroenterologie
Congress, Zentrum Mainz, Germany

June 2007 Visiting Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University
Mainz, Germany.

 

May 2007 Invited Speaker, Simposio de Actualización Médica,Panama City, Panama.
Barrett's oesophagus-Resect, Ablate or Eundoplicate
Endoscopic Management of periampullary tumors

March 2007 Course Faculty: Seventh Annual Viva La Vida Gastroenterology: Topics in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease for the Primary Care Physician – Course Directors: Dr. Anthony N. Kalloo; Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.

Sept. 2006 Grand Rounds in Medicine, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
"Applications of ERCP in pancreatic and biliary disease"

Sept. 2006 Grand Rounds in Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
"Stents in Gastrointestinal Disease"

Oct 2005 Grand Rounds in Medicine, Doctors Hospital, Lanham, MD
"Irritable Bowel Syndrome: New Insights"

Oct. 2004 Grand Rounds in Gastroenterology, Northshore University, Long Island, New York
"Self Expanding Metal Stents-their role in the treatment of gastrointestinal disease"

Oct. 2003 Grand Rounds in Medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. "Therapeutic Endoscopy: State of the Art"

Abstracts Presented

J. M. Buscaglia; K. B. Dunbar; P. I. Okolo; J. Judah; J. Pangtay; P. V. Draganov. Safe and Rapid Intubation of the Distal Small Bowel Using the Discovery SB™ Overtube Device during Small Bowel Enteroscopy: Results of the Spiral Enteroscopy Training Initiative. AJG – Vol. 103, No. S1, 2008 AB 1279

D. Mukkai Krishnamurty; S. Kapoor; P. I. Okolo; F. Eckhauser; A. N. Kalloo; S. Jagannath. Management of post- ERCP perforation: experience from over 4100 ERCPs. AJG – Vol. 103, No. S1, 2008, AB 1301

H. A. Ziessman; P. I. Okolo; G. E. Mullin; C. Ankit.The Addition of Liquid Gastric Emptying to a Solid Gastric Emptying Study Increases Detection of Gastroparesis. AJG – Vol. 103, No. S1, 2008, AB 100

 

 

Sumit Kapoor, Devi Mukkai Krishnamurty, Frederick Eckhauser, Anthony N. Kalloo, Patrick Okolo, Sanjay B. Jagannath. ERCP-Related Perforations: Analysis of Patient-Outcome After ERCP in Over 2700 Patients .. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy .April 2008 (Vol. 67, Issue 5, Page AB238).

Kerry B. Dunbar, Elizabeth a. Montgomery, Patrick Okolo, Marcia I. Canto. Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Barrett's Esophagus and Associated Neoplasia: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial . Gastrointestinal Endoscopy .April 2008 (Vol. 67, Issue 5, Pages AB97-AB98).

Buscaglia JM, Kapoor S, Jagannath SB, Krishnamurty DM, Shin EJ, Okolo P. Factors Associated with Hospital Death in Patients Admitted with Pancreatitis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2008 (Vol 67, Issue 5)

Ziessman H, Okolo P, Mullin and Chander A. The added diagnostic value of liquid gastric emptying when solid emptying is normal. J Nucl Med. 2008; 49 (Supplement 1):39P

Patrick I. Okolo, Nadia Lauder. Single Balloon Augmented Enteroscopy (SBAE): Initial Experience At a Single Institution. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy .April 2007 (Vol. 65, Issue 5, Page AB341).

Panot Yimcharoen, Allen R. Blosser, Michael D. Brown, Robert A. Ganz, Patrick Okolo, Doug Pleskow, Isaac Raijman, Glen A. Lehman.Efficacy of Enteryx® in Post Fundoplication Patients . Gastrointestinal Endoscopy .April 2005 (Vol. 61, Issue 5, Page AB135).

S. Yoselevitz, P. Okolo. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD): An Overlooked Predictor of in Hospital Mortality and Resource Utilization in Patients with Variceal Bleeding. American Journal of gastroenterology, Volume

Manish Arora, Patrick I. Okolo.Use of Powder PEG-3350 As a Sole Bowel Preparation. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy .April 2007 (Vol. 65, Issue 5, Page AB327).

Patrick Okolo, Willis G. Parsons, Colin W. Howden .Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing plastic and metal stents for palliation of malignant obstructive jaundice. Gastroenterology .April 2001 (Vol. 120, Issue 5, Page A387

Karen Rozenberg-Ben-dror, Howard Chang, Patrick Okolo, Colin W. Howden, David H. Barch.Cost savings following intervention with a "test-and-treat" strategy for H. pylori infection in veterans on chronic antisecretory therapy. Gastroenterology.April 2001 (Vol. 120, Issue 5, Page A730

Seth Hoffman, Grigoris I. Leontiadis, Patrick Okolo, Colin W. Howden Meta-analysis analysis of medical therapies for chronic anal fissure..Gastroenterology .April 2001 (Vol. 120, Issue 5, Page A408

Okolo P., Yang SQ, Yin M, Lin HZ, Diehl A.M., Ethanol-Induced Activation of Mebrane Intiated cAMP Signalling Fails to Up-regulate PEPCK Expression by the Regenerating Liver. (AGA-DDW 1996 Abstract)

Okolo P I III, Hill S, Wadwa K, et al. Immediate reduction of pancreatic sphincter of Oddi pressure after endoscopic injection of botulinum toxin: Implications for prevention of post ERCP pancreatitis. Poster Presentation, Annual Scientific meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, New Orleans, Louisana,, 1998

Okolo P III, Gislason GT, Giardiello FM et al. Does a hands-on training course impact flexible sigmoidoscopy practice: A comparison of participants and non-participants. Gastrointest endosc, 47(4) 130A Apr 1998.

G.T. Gislason, B. Emu, P. Okolo, P.J. Pasricha, A.N. Kalloo.Where have all the Helicobacter gone? etiologic factors in patients with duodenal ulcers (DU) presenting to a University hospital. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.April 1997 (Vol. 45, Issue 4, Page AB90

P. Okolo, HP Lehmann, AN Kalloo, DM Cromwell, PJ Pasricha. Biliary manometry, scintigraphy or empiric sphincterotomy for suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: A decision analysis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.April 1997 (Vol. 45, Issue 4, Page AB141

P. Okolo, P.J. Pasricha, A.N. Kalloo.Efficacy of endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy: A long-term follow up study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.April 1997 (Vol. 45, Issue 4, Page AB163

Okolo P, Sherman S, Lehman G, Lovett E. Psychometric profiles of patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD). Gastrointest Endosc 1994;40:119A

Non-Print Media

Okolo P, Parsons W, Yoselevitz S. 2006. Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis. Emedicine. February 6. http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic2666.htm

Video: Transoral endoscopic closure of a gastric fistula.
Michael Schweitzer, Kimberley E. Steele, Patrick Okolo, Mack Mitchell, Jerome Lyn-Sue. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases .May 2008 (Vol. 4, Issue 3, Page 359.