Dr. Suarez is originally from Miami, FL and received his initial medical training at the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Columbia University and his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Florida. He then completed a year of advanced endoscopy training at UT Southwestern. Dr. Suarez brings to UTSW a strong background in therapeutic gastroenterology. He currently specializes in pancreaticobilliary diseases including bile duct strictures, liver and pancreatic masses, gallstone disease, and acute and chronic pancreatitis complications. He also specializes in luminal stenting, endoscopic mucosal resections, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, and RFA. 


Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine (2012)
Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (2015), Internal Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine (2018), Gastroenterology/hepatology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Advanced Endoscopy

Research Interest

  • Endoscopic Treatment of Gastric Varices
  • ERCP
  • Overstitch
  • Therapeutic EUS


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Life after per-oral endoscopic myotomy: long-term outcomes of quality of life and their association with Eckardt scores.
Perbtani YB, Mramba LK, Yang D, Suarez J, Draganov PV Gastrointest. Endosc. 2018 Jun 87 6 1415-1420.e1
Diagnostic Yield of Isolated Deamidated Gliadin Peptide Antibody Elevation for Celiac Disease.
Hoerter NA, Shannahan SE, Suarez J, Lewis SK, Green PHR, Leffler DA, Lebwohl B Dig. Dis. Sci. 2017 05 62 5 1272-1276
Gastrointestinal Symptoms from Left-Ventricular Assist Device External Compression of the Gastric Lumen.
Suarez J, Yang D ACG Case Rep J 2016 Aug 3 4 e180