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Koushik K. Das, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Specialty Areas

Gastroenterology
Interventional Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Pancreatic Cancer

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic disorders, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts, barrett’s esophagus, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS),  enteral stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-362-3685

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

12634 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314-362-3685

Education

Education

Fellowship, Advanced Endoscopy: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2016
Fellowship, Gastroenterology: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2015
Residency, Internal Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2012
Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY 2009
BA, Biological Sciences and Economics: Columbia University, New York, NY 2005

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Cross Validation of the Monoclonal Antibody Das-1 in Identification of High-Risk Mucinous Pancreatic Cystic Lesions.
Das KK, Geng X, Brown JW, Morales-Oyarvide V, Huynh T, Pergolini I, Pitman MB, Ferrone C, Al Efishat M, Haviland D, Thompson E, Wolfgang C, Lennon AM, Allen P, Lillemoe KD, Fields RC, Hawkins WG, Liu J, Castillo CF, Das KM, Mino-Kenudson M
Gastroenterology. 2019 Jun 5; pii: S0016-5085(19)40895-0. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.05.014.

PMID:
    31175863
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Outcomes of endoscopic treatment of leaks and fistulae after sleeve gastrectomy: results from a large multicenter U.S. cohort.
Smith ZL, Park KH, Llano EM, Donboli K, Fayad L, Han S, Kang L, Simril RT 2nd, Patel R, Hollander T, Rogers MC, Elmunzer BJ, Siddiqui UD, Aadam AA, Mullady DK, Lang GD, Das KK, Jamil LH, Lo SK, Gaddam S, Chapman CG, Keswani RN, Wani S, Cote GA, Kumbhari V, Kushnir VM
Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Jun; 15(6)850-855. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.04.009.

PMID:
    31122826
    [PubMed - in process]
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Anesthesia-administered sedation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: monitored anesthesia care or general endotracheal anesthesia?
Smith ZL, Das KK, Kushnir VM
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Aug; 32(4)531-537. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000741.

PMID:
    30994476
    [PubMed - in process]
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Management of Bouveret's syndrome.
Abdallah MA, Atiq M, Kushnir V, Das KK, Doyle MB, Chapman WC, Khan AS
J Dig Dis. 2019 Apr; 20(4)215-219. doi: 10.1111/1751-2980.12713.

PMID:
    30756478
    [PubMed - in process]
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Setting minimum standards for training in EUS and ERCP: results from a prospective multicenter study evaluating learning curves and competence among advanced endoscopy trainees.
Wani S, Han S, Simon V, Hall M, Early D, Aagaard E, Abidi WM, Banerjee S, Baron TH, Bartel M, Bowman E, Brauer BC, Buscaglia JM, Carlin L, Chak A, Chatrath H, Choudhary A, Confer B, Coté GA, Das KK, DiMaio CJ, Dries AM, Edmundowicz SA, El Chafic AH, El Hajj I, Ellert S, Ferreira J, Gamboa A, Gan IS, Gangarosa L, Gannavarapu B, Gordon SR, Guda NM, Hammad HT, Harris C, Jalaj S, Jowell P, Kenshil S, Klapman J, Kochman ML, Komanduri S, Lang G, Lee LS, Loren DE, Lukens FJ, Mullady D, Muthusamy RV, Nett AS, Olyaee MS, Pakseresht K, Perera P, Pfau P, Piraka C, Poneros JM, Rastogi A, Razzak A, Riff B, Saligram S, Scheiman JM, Schuster I, Shah RJ, Sharma R, Spaete JP, Singh A, Sohail M, Sreenarasimhaiah J, Stevens T, Tabibian JH, Tzimas D, Uppal DS, Urayama S, Vitterbo D, Wang AY, Wassef W, Yachimski P, Zepeda-Gomez S, Zuchelli T, Keswani RN
Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Jun; 89(6)1160-1168.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.01.030.

PMID:
    30738985
    [PubMed - in process]
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Effect of Long-Term Mesalamine Therapy on Cancer-Associated Gene Expression in Colonic Mucosa of Patients with Ulcerative Colitis.
Bajpai M, Seril DN, Van Gurp J, Geng X, Alvarez J, Minacapelli CD, Gorin S, Das KK, Poplin E, Cheng J, Amenta PS, Das KM
Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Mar; 64(3)740-750. doi: 10.1007/s10620-018-5378-8.

PMID:
    30478770
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound tissue acquisition methods for genomic analysis of pancreatic cancer.
Elhanafi S, Mahmud N, Vergara N, Kochman ML, Das KK, Ginsberg GG, Rajala M, Chandrasekhara V
J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 May; 34(5)907-913. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14540.

PMID:
    30422342
    [PubMed - in process]
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A randomized controlled trial evaluating general endotracheal anesthesia versus monitored anesthesia care and the incidence of sedation-related adverse events during ERCP in high-risk patients.
Smith ZL, Mullady DK, Lang GD, Das KK, Hovis RM, Patel RS, Hollander TG, Elsner J, Ifune C, Kushnir VM
Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Apr; 89(4)855-862. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.09.001.

PMID:
    30217726
    [PubMed - in process]
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Health-related quality of life and long-term outcomes after endoscopic therapy for walled-off pancreatic necrosis.
Smith ZL, Gregory MH, Elsner J, Alajlan BA, Kodali D, Hollander T, Sayuk GS, Lang GD, Das KK, Mullady DK, Early DS, Kushnir VM
Dig Endosc. 2019 Jan; 31(1)77-85. doi: 10.1111/den.13264.

PMID:
    30152143
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Competence in Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, From Training Through Independent Practice.
Wani S, Keswani RN, Han S, Aagaard EM, Hall M, Simon V, Abidi WM, Banerjee S, Baron TH, Bartel M, Bowman E, Brauer BC, Buscaglia JM, Carlin L, Chak A, Chatrath H, Choudhary A, Confer B, Coté GA, Das KK, DiMaio CJ, Dries AM, Edmundowicz SA, El Chafic AH, El Hajj I, Ellert S, Ferreira J, Gamboa A, Gan IS, Gangarosa LM, Gannavarapu B, Gordon SR, Guda NM, Hammad HT, Harris C, Jalaj S, Jowell PS, Kenshil S, Klapman J, Kochman ML, Komanduri S, Lang G, Lee LS, Loren DE, Lukens FJ, Mullady D, Muthusamy VR, Nett AS, Olyaee MS, Pakseresht K, Perera P, Pfau P, Piraka C, Poneros JM, Rastogi A, Razzak A, Riff B, Saligram S, Scheiman JM, Schuster I, Shah RJ, Sharma R, Spaete JP, Singh A, Sohail M, Sreenarasimhaiah J, Stevens T, Tabibian JH, Tzimas D, Uppal DS, Urayama S, Vitterbo D, Wang AY, Wassef W, Yachimski P, Zepeda-Gomez S, Zuchelli T, Early D
Gastroenterology. 2018 Nov; 155(5)1483-1494.e7. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.07.024.

PMID:
    30056094
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Growth in Branch Duct IPMN Undergoing Surveillance: Unsafe at Any Speed?
Das KK, Mullady DK
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Sep; 16(9)1401-1403. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.05.007.

PMID:
    29775796
    [PubMed - in process]
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ETV5 regulates ductal morphogenesis with Sox9 and is critical for regeneration from pancreatitis.
Das KK, Heeg S, Pitarresi JR, Reichert M, Bakir B, Takano S, Kopp JL, Wahl-Feuerstein A, Hicks P, Sander M, Rustgi AK
Dev Dyn. 2018 Jun; 247(6)854-866. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24626.

PMID:
    29532564
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term outcomes for cryotherapy in Barrett's esophagus with high-grade dysplasia: just cracking the ice.
Das KK, Falk GW
Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Oct; 86(4)633-635. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.03.1540.

PMID:
    28917343
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pancreatic Cancer Screening.
Das KK, Early D
Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2017 Dec; 15(4)562-575. doi: 10.1007/s11938-017-0149-8.

PMID:
    28879469
    [PubMed]
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EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections with lumen-apposing metal stents and plastic double-pigtail stents: comparison of efficacy and adverse event rates.
Lang GD, Fritz C, Bhat T, Das KK, Murad FM, Early DS, Edmundowicz SA, Kushnir VM, Mullady DK
Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Jan; 87(1)150-157. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.06.029.

PMID:
    28713067
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ETS-Transcription Factor ETV1 Regulates Stromal Expansion and Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer.
Heeg S, Das KK, Reichert M, Bakir B, Takano S, Caspers J, Aiello NM, Wu K, Neesse A, Maitra A, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Hicks P, Rustgi AK
Gastroenterology. 2016 Sep; 151(3)540-553.e14. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.06.005.

PMID:
    27318148
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Endoscopic overtube-guided deployment of a video capsule endoscope.
Das KK, Ginsberg GG
Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Sep; 84(3)534-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.03.1474.

PMID:
    27020894
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prrx1 isoform switching regulates pancreatic cancer invasion and metastatic colonization.
Takano S, Reichert M, Bakir B, Das KK, Nishida T, Miyazaki M, Heeg S, Collins MA, Marchand B, Hicks PD, Maitra A, Rustgi AK
Genes Dev. 2016 Jan 15; 30(2)233-47. doi: 10.1101/gad.263327.115.

PMID:
    26773005
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An unusual case of nausea and vomiting.
Das KK, Clayton EF, Kochman ML
Gastroenterology. 2015 Mar; 148(3)515-6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.11.034.

PMID:
    25622789
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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mAb Das-1 is specific for high-risk and malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN).
Das KK, Xiao H, Geng X, Fernandez-Del-Castillo C, Morales-Oyarvide V, Daglilar E, Forcione DG, Bounds BC, Brugge WR, Pitman MB, Mino-Kenudson M, Das KM
Gut. 2014 Oct; 63(10)1626-34. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2013-306219.

PMID:
    24277729
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Molecular diagnostics and biomarker development in cancerous and precancerous conditions of the pancreas.