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James Buxbaum, MD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentMedicine
AddressGNH B4f 101 1200 N. State Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
Phone+1 323 409 5371
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    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy2014Fellow
    Pasadena Magazine2011Top Doctor
    UCSF2004Molecular Medicine Fellow
    Stanford University1999Phi Beta Kappa & Presidential Scholar

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    Dr. Buxbaum brings a clinical and research interest in advanced endoscopic topics to the University of Southern California. His research interests include the development of biomarkers for and the endoscopic management of pancreatic neoplasms. He also has a special interest in complex biliary problems including recurrent pyogenic cholangitis and post liver transplant strictures.

    Dr. Buxbaum earned his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco, then went on to complete two fellowships also at UCSF, one in gastroenterology and the other in advanced endoscopy.


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    1. Chong B, Buxbaum J. Validity of PASS in Tertiary Referral and Community Medical Centers. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jul 27. PMID: 30050133.
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    2. Cortessis VK, Azadian M, Buxbaum J, Sanogo F, Song AY, Sriprasert I, Wei PC, Yu J, Chung K, Siegmund KD. Comprehensive meta-analysis reveals association between multiple imprinting disorders and conception by assisted reproductive technology. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Apr 25. PMID: 29696471.
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    3. Buxbaum J, Quezada M, Chong B, Gupta N, Yu CY, Lane C, Da B, Leung K, Shulman I, Pandol S, Wu B. The Pancreatitis Activity Scoring System predicts clinical outcomes in acute pancreatitis: findings from a prospective cohort study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Mar 15. PMID: 29545634.
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    4. Al-Kawas F, Aslanian H, Baillie J, Banovac F, Buscaglia JM, Buxbaum J, Chak A, Chong B, Coté GA, Draganov PV, Dua K, Durkalski V, Elmunzer BJ, Foster LD, Gardner TB, Geller BS, Jamidar P, Jamil LH, Keswani RN, Khashab MA, Lang GD, Law R, Lichtenstein D, Lo SK, McCarthy S, Melo S, Mullady D, Nieto J, Bayne Selby J, Singh VK, Spitzer RL, Strife B, Tarnaksy P, Taylor JR, Tokar J, Wang AY, Williams A, Willingham F, Yachimski P. Percutaneous transhepatic vs. endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage for suspected malignant hilar obstruction: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Feb 14; 19(1):108. PMID: 29444707.
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    5. Figueiredo JC, Haiman C, Porcel J, Buxbaum J, Stram D, Tambe N, Cozen W, Wilkens L, Le Marchand L, Setiawan VW. Sex and ethnic/racial-specific risk factors for gallbladder disease. BMC Gastroenterol. 2017 Dec 08; 17(1):153. PMID: 29221432.
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    6. Buxbaum J, Yu CY. Indomethacin and lactated Ringer's hydration to prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis: right combination but wrong volume. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 11; 86(5):925-926. PMID: 29061261.
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    7. Brewer Gutierrez OI, Bekkali NLH, Raijman I, Sturgess R, Sejpal DV, Aridi HD, Sherman S, Shah RJ, Kwon RS, Buxbaum J, Zulli C, Wassef W, Adler DG, Kushnir V, Wang AY, Krishnan K, Kaul V, Tzimas D, DiMaio CJ, Ho S, Petersen B, Moon JH, Elmunzer BJ, Webster GJM, Chen YI, Dwyer LK, Inamdar S, Patrick VB, Attwell A, Hosmer A, Ko C, Maurano A, Sarkar A, Taylor LJ, Gregory MH, Strand DS, Raza A, Kothari S, Harris JP, Kumta NA, Manvar A, Topazian MD, Lee YN, Spiceland CM, Trindade AJ, Bukhari MA, Sanaei O, Ngamruengphong S, Khashab MA. Efficacy and Safety of Digital Single-Operator Cholangioscopy for Difficult Biliary Stones. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Oct 24. PMID: 29074446.
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    8. Buxbaum J, Lin A. Response to de-Madaria et al. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Oct; 112(10):1618-1619. PMID: 28978960.
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    9. Pimentel-Nunes P, Buxbaum J. Internet based e-learning systems: a tool for the future in endoscopy. Endoscopy. 2017 Oct; 49(10):936-937. PMID: 28954314.
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    10. Buxbaum J, Sahakian A, Ko C, Jayaram P, Lane C, Yu CY, Kankotia R, Laine L. Randomized trial of cholangioscopy-guided laser lithotripsy versus conventional therapy for large bile duct stones (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Apr; 87(4):1050-1060. PMID: 28866457.
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    11. Buxbaum J, Ko C. Response to Thompson. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep; 112(9):1477. PMID: 28874861.
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    12. Yu CY, Patel S, Buxbaum J. Direct visualization of IgG4-related cholangiopathy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 02; 87(2):614-615. PMID: 28842167.
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    13. Sahakian AB, Jayaram P, Marx MV, Matsushima K, Park C, Buxbaum J. Metallic coil and N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate for closure of pancreatic duct leak (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Apr; 87(4):1122-1125. PMID: 28843585.
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    14. Hou LA, Laine L, Motamedi N, Sahakian A, Lane C, Buxbaum J. Optimal Timing of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Acute Cholangitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul; 51(6):534-538. PMID: 27875357.
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    15. Saberi B, Park S, Buxbaum J. An Unusual Case of Iron Deficiency and Cardiac Murmur. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jun; 152(8):e1-e2. PMID: 28478140.
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    16. Wu BU, Batech M, Quezada M, Lew D, Fujikawa K, Kung J, Jamil LH, Chen W, Afghani E, Reicher S, Buxbaum J, Pandol SJ. Dynamic Measurement of Disease Activity in Acute Pancreatitis: The Pancreatitis Activity Scoring System. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul; 112(7):1144-1152. PMID: 28462914.
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    17. Roth N, Jayaram P, Buxbaum J. Response to AlAmeel and Bseiso. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Apr; 112(4):650-651. PMID: 28381840.
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    18. Buxbaum J, Hormozdi D, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Lane C, Dias-Silva D, Sahakian A, Jayaram P, Pimentel-Nunes P, Shue D, Pepper M, Cho D, Laine L. Narrow-band imaging versus white light versus mapping biopsy for gastric intestinal metaplasia: a prospective blinded trial. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Nov; 86(5):857-865. PMID: 28366441.
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    19. Jayaram P, Shindel A, Buxbaum J. Duodenal Gastrinoma Discovered on Evaluation for Incidental Gastric Carcinoid. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Oct; 15(10):e154-e155. PMID: 28300688.
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    20. Buxbaum J, Quezada M, Da B, Jani N, Lane C, Mwengela D, Kelly T, Jhun P, Dhanireddy K, Laine L. Early Aggressive Hydration Hastens Clinical Improvement in Mild Acute Pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 May; 112(5):797-803. PMID: 28266591.
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    21. Kulkarni SS, Hotta M, Sher L, Selby RR, Parekh D, Buxbaum J, Stapfer M. Complicated gallstone disease: diagnosis and management of Mirizzi syndrome. Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2215-2222. PMID: 27585469.
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    22. Buxbaum J, Roth N, Motamedi N, Lee T, Leonor P, Salem M, Gibbs D, Vargo J. Anesthetist-Directed Sedation Favors Success of Advanced Endoscopic Procedures. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb; 112(2):290-296. PMID: 27402501.
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    23. Buxbaum J, Leonor P, Tung J, Lane C, Sahakian A, Laine L. Randomized Trial of Endoscopist-Controlled vs. Assistant-Controlled Wire-Guided Cannulation of the Bile Duct. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Dec; 111(12):1841-1847. PMID: 27377519.
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    24. Da B, Buxbaum J. Training and Competency in Sedation Practice in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Jul; 26(3):443-62. PMID: 27372769.
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    25. Da BL, Shulman IA, Joy Lane C, Buxbaum J. Origin, Presentation, and Clinical Course of Nonpancreatic Hyperlipasemia. Pancreas. 2016 07; 45(6):846-9. PMID: 26646268.
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    26. Pimentel-Nunes P, Libânio D, Lage J, Abrantes D, Coimbra M, Esposito G, Hormozdi D, Pepper M, Drasovean S, White JR, Dobru D, Buxbaum J, Ragunath K, Annibale B, Dinis-Ribeiro M. A multicenter prospective study of the real-time use of narrow-band imaging in the diagnosis of premalignant gastric conditions and lesions. Endoscopy. 2016 Aug; 48(8):723-30. PMID: 27280384.
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    27. Sheibani S, Khemichian S, Kim JJ, Hou L, Yan AW, Buxbaum J, Dara L, Laine L. Randomized trial of 1-week versus 2-week intervals for endoscopic ligation in the treatment of patients with esophageal variceal bleeding. Hepatology. 2016 08; 64(2):549-55. PMID: 27082942; PMCID: PMC4956532 [Available on 08/01/17].
    28. Tang SJ, Vilmann AS, Saftoiu A, Wang W, Streba CT, Fink PP, Griswold M, Wu R, Dietrich CF, Jenssen C, Hocke M, Kantowski M, Pohl J, Fockens P, Annema JT, van der Heijden EH, Havre RF, Pham KD, Kunda R, Deprez PH, Mariana J, Vazquez-Sequeiros E, Larghi A, Buscarini E, Fusaroli P, Lahav M, Puri R, Garg PK, Sharma M, Maluf-Filho F, Sahai A, Brugge WR, Lee LS, Aslanian HR, Wang AY, Shami VM, Markowitz A, Siddiqui AA, Mishra G, Scheiman JM, Isenberg G, Siddiqui UD, Shah RJ, Buxbaum J, Watson RR, Willingham FF, Bhutani MS, Levy MJ, Harris C, Wallace MB, Nolsøe CP, Lorentzen T, Bang N, Sørensen SM, Gilja OH, D'Onofrio M, Piscaglia F, Gritzmann N, Radzina M, Sparchez ZA, Sidhu PS, Freeman S, McCowan TC, de Araujo CR, Patel A, Ali MA, Campbell G, Chen E, Vilmann P. EUS Needle Identification Comparison and Evaluation study (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Sep; 84(3):424-433.e2. PMID: 26873530.
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    29. Rochefort H, Matsuoka L, Chouliaras K, Mwengela D, Buxbaum J, Alexopoulos SP. Multiple Preoperative Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Large Common Bile Duct Diameter Predict the Need for Complex Surgery. Am Surg. 2016 Feb; 82(2):122-7. PMID: 26874133.
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    30. Jani N, Buxbaum J. Autoimmune pancreatitis and cholangitis. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Nov 06; 6(4):199-206. PMID: 26558153; PMCID: PMC4635159.
    31. Yan A, Shindel A, Buxbaum J. Massive obscure bleeding from a jejunal diverticulum (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 May; 81(5):1289-90; discussion 1290. PMID: 25746983.
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    32. Kelly T, Buxbaum J. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jul; 60(7):1903-13. PMID: 25648641.
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    33. Buxbaum J, Nguyen N, Kulkarni S, Palmer S, Rao A, Selby R. Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis-Related Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis (CF-RPC). Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jun; 60(6):1801-4. PMID: 25630419.
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    34. Sahakian AB, Buxbaum J, Van Dam J. Prevention and management of post-ERCP pancreatitis. JOP. 2014 Nov 28; 15(6):544-51. PMID: 25435569.
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    35. Beshoy Y, Nneji J, Buxbaum J. A case of the hiccups in the setting of colonic ulcers. Gastroenterology. 2015 Jan; 148(1):e8-9. PMID: 25450078.
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    36. Yung EE, Lee CM, Boys J, Grabo DJ, Buxbaum J, Chandrasoma PT. Strongyloidiasis hyperinfection in a patient with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Oct; 91(4):806-9. PMID: 25092815; PMCID: PMC4183409.
    37. Kulkarni S, Bogart A, Buxbaum J, Matsuoka L, Selby R, Parekh D. Surgical transgastric debridement of walled off pancreatic necrosis: an option for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis. Surg Endosc. 2015 Mar; 29(3):575-82. PMID: 25055889.
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    38. Kim JJ, Sheibani S, Park S, Buxbaum J, Laine L. Causes of bleeding and outcomes in patients hospitalized with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Feb; 48(2):113-8. PMID: 23685847.
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    39. Mwengela D, Buxbaum J. Dilation-assisted stone extraction: does one balloon fit all? Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Apr; 59(4):708-9. PMID: 24414477.
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    40. Romero M, Buxbaum J, Palmer SL. Magnetic resonance imaging of the gut: a primer for the luminal gastroenterologist. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Apr; 109(4):497-509; quiz 510. PMID: 24394750.
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    41. Buxbaum J, Schneider E. Perspectives: should older patients be screened for colorectal cancer? Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Dec; 58(12):3643-5. PMID: 24129641.
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    42. Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA. Endoscopic ultrasound, the one-stop shop for abdominal pain? United European Gastroenterol J. 2013 Oct; 1(5):326-8. PMID: 24917979; PMCID: PMC4040775.
    43. Buxbaum J, Yan A, Yeh K, Lane C, Nguyen N, Laine L. Aggressive hydration with lactated Ringer's solution reduces pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Feb; 12(2):303-7.e1. PMID: 23920031; PMCID: PMC3879172.
    44. Eloubeidi MA, Luz LP, Tamhane A, Khan M, Buxbaum J. Ratio of pancreatic duct caliber to width of pancreatic gland by endosonography is predictive of pancreatic cancer. Pancreas. 2013 May; 42(4):670-9. PMID: 23271395.
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    45. Buxbaum J, Papademetriou M, Klipfel N, Selby R, Fong TL, Sharma O. Biliary sarcoidosis: early diagnosis minimizes the need for surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 01; 187(5):556-9. PMID: 23457369.
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    46. Buxbaum J, Ross W, Tang SJ, Weston B, Raju GS, Eisen GM. Surveillance colonoscopy in patients with a serrated polyp. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Mar; 77(3):491.e1; 491.e3-4. PMID: 23536929.
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    47. Buxbaum J, Ross W, Tang SJ, Weston B, Raju GS, Eisen GM. Management for patients with tubular adenoma. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Mar; 77(3):491.e1; 491.e3. PMID: 23536928.
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    48. Buxbaum J, Ross W, Tang SJ, Weston B, Raju GS, Eisen GM. Is there a difference in adenoma recurrence by race-ethnicity? Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Mar; 77(3):491.e2; 491.e4-5. PMID: 23536931.
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    49. Buxbaum J, Ross W, Tang SJ, Weston B, Raju GS, Eisen GM. Are clips useful in the prevention of delayed bleeding after endoscopic mucosal resection? Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Mar; 77(3):491.e2; 491.e4. PMID: 23536930.
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    50. Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA. Biliary findings and the neoplastic potential of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 May; 11(5):555-7. PMID: 23395700.
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    51. Buxbaum J. Modern management of common bile duct stones. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2013 Apr; 23(2):251-75. PMID: 23540960.
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    52. Puli SR, Bechtold ML, Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA. How good is endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in diagnosing the correct etiology for a solid pancreatic mass?: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Pancreas. 2013 Jan; 42(1):20-6. PMID: 23254913.
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    53. Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA. Recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Sep; 6(5):525-7. PMID: 23061701.
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    54. Buxbaum J, Kline M, Selby R. Prospective study of therapeutic spiral enteroscopy in patients with surgically altered anatomy. Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb; 27(2):671-8. PMID: 22926888.
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    55. Buxbaum J, Siddiqi I. Unexpected small bowel polyposis in a man with a choledochal cyst, more than a difficult cannulation. Gastroenterology. 2012 Oct; 143(4):893, 1120. PMID: 22906397.
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    56. Lyo V, Cattaruzza F, Kim TN, Walker AW, Paulick M, Cox D, Cloyd J, Buxbaum J, Ostroff J, Bogyo M, Grady EF, Bunnett NW, Kirkwood KS. Active cathepsins B, L, and S in murine and human pancreatitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Oct 15; 303(8):G894-903. PMID: 22899821; PMCID: PMC3469694.
    57. Visrodia K, Buxbaum J. A treacherous impediment to duodenoscopy in a woman with pancreatic cancer. Gastroenterology. 2012 Sep; 143(3):543-874. PMID: 22824038.
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    58. Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA, Lane CJ, Varadarajulu S, Linder A, Crowe AE, Jhala D, Jhala NC, Crowe DR, Eltoum IA. Dynamic telecytology compares favorably to rapid onsite evaluation of endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspirates. Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Dec; 57(12):3092-7. PMID: 22729624; PMCID: PMC3640867.
    59. Keyashian K, Buxbaum J. Pleural effusion caused by a pancreatic pleural fistula. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Aug; 76(2):422-4. PMID: 22658391.
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    60. Buxbaum J, Jhala NC, Christein JD, Eloubeidi MA. Oncocytic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with carcinomatous degeneration. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Apr; 75(4):898-9; discussion 898-9. PMID: 22440204; PMCID: PMC4144676.
    61. Buxbaum J. The role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with pancreatic disease. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2012 Mar; 41(1):23-45. PMID: 22341248.
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    62. Eloubeidi MA, Tamhane AR, Buxbaum J. Unusual, metastatic, or neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas: a diagnosis with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and immunohistochemistry. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 18(2):99-105. PMID: 22421714; PMCID: PMC3326984.
    63. Eloubeidi MA, Buxbaum J. Improving endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration specimens in the absence of rapid onsite evaluation: does cytotechnologist training provide the solution? Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Apr; 44(4):273-4. PMID: 22321619.
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    64. Buxbaum J, Biggins SW, Bagatelos KC, Inadomi JM, Ostroff JW. Inoperable pancreatic cancer patients who have prolonged survival exhibit an increased risk of cholangitis. JOP. 2011 Jul 08; 12(4):377-83. PMID: 21737900; PMCID: PMC3371335.
    65. Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA, Varadarajulu S. Utility of EUS-guided FNA in the management of children with idiopathic fibrosing pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Apr; 52(4):482-4. PMID: 21407109.
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    66. Buxbaum J, Biggins SW, Bagatelos KC, Ostroff JW. Predictors of endoscopic treatment outcomes in the management of biliary problems after liver transplantation at a high-volume academic center. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jan; 73(1):37-44. PMID: 21074761.
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    67. Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA. Molecular and clinical markers of pancreas cancer. JOP. 2010 Nov 09; 11(6):536-44. PMID: 21068484.
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    68. Buxbaum J, Eloubeidi MA. A unique perspective: endoscopic sonogram of a porcelain gallbladder. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Feb; 73(2):361-2. PMID: 20870223.
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    69. Buxbaum J, Qian P, Allen PM, Peters MG. Hepatitis resulting from liver-specific expression and recognition of self-antigen. J Autoimmun. 2008 Nov; 31(3):208-15. PMID: 18513923; PMCID: PMC2635013.
    70. Buxbaum J, Qian P, Khuu C, Shneider BL, Daikh DI, Gershwin ME, Allen PM, Peters MG. Novel model of antigen-specific induction of bile duct injury. Gastroenterology. 2006 Dec; 131(6):1899-906. PMID: 17087941; PMCID: PMC4113411.
    71. Oghalai JS, Buxbaum J, Jackler RK, McDermott MW. Skull base chondrosarcoma originating from the petroclival junction. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Sep; 26(5):1052-60. PMID: 16151358.
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