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GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus: What’s New?
Presenter: Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on 
GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus: What’s New?

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus: What’s New? and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
12/05/2017 -12/05/2020


1. Explain the anatomy, physiology of gastroesophageal junction and mechanism of gastroesophageal reflux diseases.            

2. Describe the patho-physiology of Barrett’s esophagus and risk factors for development of esophageal cancer.        

3. Define the work up and management of GERD and Barrett’s esophagus including new endoscopic therapies.


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•N Engl J Med 2009; 360:2277-2288

Biographical Info:

Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH

Dr. Sumant Inamdar is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He received his medical degree from Jawaharial Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India. Before his residency training, he completed a Master’s in public health from the SUNY Albany School of Public Health with an epidemiology and biostatistics emphasis. Dr. Inamdar received his internal medicine residency training from Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine Program, Department of Internal Medicine, in New Hyde Park, New York. He was a hospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and lecturer at Harvard School of Medicine, and following that, he went on to complete both gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy fellowships at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in New York.

His primary area of research is focused on clinical outcomes in pancreatico-biliary diseases and Barrett's esophagus, and clinical trials. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and serves the Committee for American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Inamdar is certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the ABIM. 

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson
Mark Jansen

Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH 

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

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