Biography

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Dr. Ramzan completed four years of gastroenterology training from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, which included one year of formal training in the field of gastrointestinal motility. Thereafter, he completed one year of dedicated training in Advanced/Interventional Endoscopy at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago. Current research interests include evaluating predictors of early mortality in GI tumors and exploring utility of novel endoscopic and therapeutic options in these patients. 

Research Interest

  • Advanced endoscopy (EUS, ERCP, etc.)
  • Diseases of the esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Pancreatic and biliary diseases

Publications

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Serum Albumin at Diagnosis is an Independent Predictor of Early Mortality in Veteran Patients with Esophageal Cancer.
Nassri A, Zhu H, Wang DH, Ramzan Z Nutr Cancer 2018 Sep 1-8
Epidemiology and Survival of Esophageal Cancer Patients in an American Cohort.
Nassri A, Zhu H, Muftah M, Ramzan Z Cureus 2018 Apr 10 4 e2507
An unusual presentation of a benign pancreatic lesion containing amyloid.
Kim D, Crook T, Ramzan Z BMJ Case Rep 2017 Jul 2017
Lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio can predict mortality in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Singh G, Nassri A, Kim D, Zhu H, Ramzan Z World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther 2017 Feb 8 1 60-66
Survival Analysis of Veteran Patients with Pancreatic Cancer.
Kim DD, Zhu H, Nassri AB, Mokdad A, Kukreja S, Polanco P, Huerta S, Ramzan Z J Dig Dis 2016 May
Robotic cystogastrostomy and debridement of walled-off pancreatic necrosis.
Nassour I, Ramzan Z, Kukreja S J Robot Surg 2016 Apr
Pharmacotherapy for the management of achalasia: Current status, challenges and future directions.
Nassri A, Ramzan Z World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther 2015 Nov 6 4 145-55
Diagnosis and Management of an Esophagogastric Fistula as a Rare Complication of Nissen Fundoplication.
Naveed M, Rossen JL, Dunbar K, Ramzan Z, Kukreja S ACG Case Rep J 2015 Jan 2 2 68-9
Genotypic characteristics of resistant tumors to pre-operative ionizing radiation in rectal cancer.
Ramzan Z, Nassri AB, Huerta S World J Gastrointest Oncol 2014 Jul 6 7 194-210
The use of imaging and biomarkers in diagnosing Barrett's esophagus and predicting the risk of neoplastic progression.
Ramzan Z, Nassri AB, Huerta S Expert Rev. Mol. Diagn. 2014 Jun 14 5 575-91

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Honors & Awards

  • ACG Fellowship2Leadership Gastroenterology/Hepatology Award
    (2010)
  • Delaware Valley Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (DVSGE), 1st Prize
    Annual Research Competition (2010)
  • Komarov Competition, 2nd Prize
    Oral presentation at basic science and clinical research competition, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
  • Sol Sherry Award for Excellence in Research, 1st Prize
    Oral presentation at "Fellows and Residents Research Forum", Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
  • Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, 1st Prize
    Annual Poster Presentation Competition (2009)
  • Annual Research Symposium, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA, 1st Prize
    Oral Presentation (2006)
  • Dixon Award
    Most Outstanding Research, Abington Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (2006)
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1st Prize
    Annual Poster Presentation Competition (2005)
  • American College of Physicians, 2nd Prize
    Annual Poster Presentation Competition (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) (2007)
  • Fellow of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE) (2007)
  • Member of American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) (2007)
  • Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP) (2006)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (2005)