Gastroenterology and Barrett’s Esophagus
Welcome again to the Johns Hopkins Barrett’s esophagus blog! I’m Kerry Dunbar, MD and will also be posting new information about Barrett’s esophagus on the blog. I’m a gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins and have a clinical and research interest in Barrett’s esophagus and Barrett’s-associated dysplasia.
I graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2000 and have been at Johns Hopkins ever since. I completed my internal medicine residency in 2003 and spent a year as an assistant chief of service for the medicine residency program, which was a great opportunity to teach residents and medical students. Next came gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, which included specialized training in clinical research and endoscopic techniques like confocal endomicroscopy, narrow band imaging, chromoendoscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, cryotherapy, and endoscopic ultrasound. I joined the faculty in July and in addition to seeing patients with Barrett’s esophagus, also take care of patients with GERD, eosinophilic esophagitis, and other esophageal disorders.
There are two other faculty members at Hopkins who have a special interest in Barrett’s esophagus – Marcia Canto, MD, MHS and Jean Wang, MD. If you’re interested in finding out more about the gastroenterology division at Johns Hopkins, you can go here for more information: www.hopkins-gi.org.