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Theodore N. Pappas, M.D. (Recent publications.pdf)
Dr. Pappas's primarily research interest include pancreatic cancer, eating
behavior, gut peptides, gut motility, pancreatic physiology; pancreatitis.
His clinical expertises include
esophagus, stomach, small Intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, ampulla
of Vater, duodenum, bile duct surgery; advanced laparoscopic
surgery;inguinal, ventral, hiatal hernia repair; GERD; peptic ulcer surgery;
pancreatitis; pancreatic pseudocysts; cancer of esophagus, stomach,
pancreas, bile duct.
Christopher R. Mantyh, M.D.
Dr. Mantyh is board
certified in general and colorectal surgery and has clinical interests in
inflammatory bowel disease, benign anal rectal surgery, colorectal cancer
and sphincter-saving procedures for rectal cancer, fecal incontinence
surgery, rectal prolapse repair, familial polyposis surgery and laparoscopic
colon surgery. His research interests include pathophysiology of intestinal
inflammation, vanilloid receptors, neuropeptides and their receptors,
colonic motility, and mechanisms of post-operative ileus.
Toku Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Takahashi has devoted his time to the understanding of the brain-gut axis
and nerve-gut interaction in gastrointestinal motility in conscious rats and
dogs. Specifically, his research interests include effects of nitric oxide
on gut motility, effects of hyperglycemia on gastric motility, effects of
acupuncture on GI motility, stress-induced GI motility disorders and
mechanism of post-operative ileus, etc.
Kirk Ludwig, M.D.