Dr. Nisa Kubiliun, M.D., is an Associate Professor in UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Kubiliun serves as the Clinical Chief of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases as well as the Medical Director of Endoscopy Services at UT Southwestern. She also directs the multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Prevention Program at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Kubiliun earned her undergraduate degree in nutritional studies from the University of Florida and her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern in 2006 and was selected to serve as Chief Medical Resident. After a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Miami, Dr. Kubiliun pursued an interventional endoscopy fellowship at the University of Michigan.

With three years of general gastrointestinal training and an additional year of interventional training, Dr. Kubiliun is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive care for gastrointestinal disorders and cancer.

Dr. Kubiliun was honored by UT Southwestern with the Lyman Bilhartz Gastroenterology Teaching Award. She also was selected to be a part of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) program.

Dr. Kubiliun serves on the UT Southwestern Peer Review Committee, the Fellowship Evaluation Committee, and the Fellowship Selection and Retention Committee. Nationally, she is on the Training Committee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy journal.

Dr. Kubiliun is a member of the American Gastrointestinal Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Gastroenterology.

She has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list every year since 2015.


Medical School
University of Miami - School of Medicine (2003)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007), Internal Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2010), Gastroenterology

Research Interest

  • Pancreatic Cancer Prevention


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Endoscopic approaches to enteral feeding and nutrition core curriculum.
Enestvedt BK, Jorgensen J, Sedlack RE, Coyle WJ, Obstein KL, Al-Haddad MA, Christie JA, Davila RE, Mullady DK, Kubiliun N, Kwon RS, Law R, Qureshi WA Gastrointest. Endosc. 2014 Apr
Video of the month: Multimodality endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in Billroth II anatomy.
Kubiliun N, Elmunzer BJ Am. J. Gastroenterol. 2014 Jan 109 1 21
Preventing pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Kubiliun NM, Elmunzer BJ Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am. 2013 Oct 23 4 769-86
Comparison of medical costs among patients using adalimumab and infliximab: a retrospective study (COMPAIRS).
Sussman DA, Kubiliun N, Mulani PM, Chao J, Gillis CA, Yang M, Lu M, T Abreu M Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2012 Nov 18 11 2043-55
EUS-FNA with rescue fluorescence in situ hybridization for the diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma in patients with inconclusive on-site cytopathology results.
Kubiliun N, Ribeiro A, Fan YS, Rocha-Lima CM, Sleeman D, Merchan J, Barkin J, Levi J Gastrointest. Endosc. 2011 Sep 74 3 541-7
Variceal bleeding and long-acting octreotide: a new addition to the armamentarium?
Sanchez GA, Kubiliun N, Barkin JS Dig. Dis. Sci. 2008 Nov 53 11 3046-7

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors -- Dallas D Magazine