Doumit BouHaidar, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 06/02/2021



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BouHaidar, Doumit


Associate Professor of Medicine

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EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, include postdoctoral training and residency training if applicable.)



(if applicable)



Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine




Virginia Commonwealth University






(PGY IV and V)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Advanced Fellowship



Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (PGY VI)









A. Personal Statement

I have been a Principal Investigator/Medical Investigator on Phase I, II, and III trials in the area of gastroenterology, and have also conducted investigator-initiated studies.

B. Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

2011-Present                            Director, Therapeutic Endoscopy Section at VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA

2010-Present              Associate Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University(VCU), Richmond, VA


2008-Present              Program Director, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Program, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Richmond, VA

2003-Present              Attending Physician, VCU Medical Center


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

2010-Present                            Member, Virginia Gastroenterological Society

1999-Present                            Member, American Board of Gastroenterology

1997-Present                            Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

1996-Present                            Member, American Gastroenterological Association

1996-Present                            Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology



2012                                           VCU-SOM (VCU School of Medicine) “Best Teacher” Award

2011                                          VCU-SOM (VCU School of Medicine) “Outstanding Teacher” Award

2010                                          VCU-SOM (VCU School of Medicine) “Outstanding Teacher” Award

2009                                          VCU-SOM (VCU School of Medicine) “Best Teacher” Award

2008                                          President Plenary Session, ACG Annual Meeting 2008

2007              American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Presidential Abstract Award, ACG Annual Meeting 2007

1996                                          Best Teaching Resident Award


C. Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

Most relevant to the current application

  1. BouHaidar DS, Strife BJ.( 2013).Transcatheter intervention for non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding: what have we learned in 45 years? Dig Dis Sci. 58(7):1819-21. doi: 10.1007/s10620-013-2724-8
  2. Sandhu B, Vitazka P, Ferreira-Gonzalez A, Pandya A, Vachhani R, BouHaidar D, Zfass A, Sanyal A.. (2011). Presence of SPINK-1 variant alters the course of chronic pancreatitis. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 26(6):965-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2011.06713.x.
  3. Vachhani R, BouHaidar D, Zfass A, Sandhu B, Nawras A. (2010). Critical appraisal of a fixed combination of esomeprazole and low dose aspirin in risk reduction.  Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2010 Jun 24;6:287-92.

Additional recent publications of importance to the field (in chronological order)


  1. Kiev J, Amendola M, BouHaidar D, Sandhu BS, Zhao X, Maher J. (2007 Jul). Management Algorithm For Esophageal Perforation, Am J Surg,194(1):103-6. 2.             
  2. Sandhu BS, BouHaidar D, Zfass AM, Sanyal AJ. (2005). The long-term natural history of pancreatitis: Pancreatic duct morphology does not predict development of  pancreatic failure. Am J Gastro;100(7):S89.
  3. Sandhu BS, Hackworth WA, Stevens S, BouHaidar DS, Zfass AM, Sanyal AJ.(2007 Sep). Recurrent flares of pancreatitis predict development of exocrine insufficiency in chronic pancreatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 5(9):1085-91.
  4. Gerson LB, Tokar J, Chiorean M, Lo S, Decker A, Cave D, BouHaidar D, Mishkin D, Dye C, Haluszka O,  Leghton J, Zfass A, Semrad C. (2009 Nov). Complications Associated With Double Balloon Enteroscopy at 9 U.S. Centers. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol.7(11):1177-82, 1182.e1-3. Epub 2009 Sep 16.
  5. Vachhani R, BouHaidar D, Zfass A, Sandhu B, Nawras A. (2010). Critical appraisal of a fixed combination of esomeprazole and low dose aspirin in risk reduction.  Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2010 Jun 24;6:287-92.


D. Research Support

Completed Research Support


BIOCANCELL-BC-07-05:               Roberts(PI)                                                                                    08/20/2009-01/11/2010

Phase 1/2a, Dose-Escalation, Safety, Pharmacokinetic, and Preliminary Efficacy Study of Intratumoral Administration of DTA-H19 in Patients with Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer.

Role: Sub-Investigator

UAB-Pancreatic-Stent:              BouHaidar(PI)                                                                                    10/04/2011-05/22/2012

Multicenter Randomized Trial Comparing Covered Metal and Plastic Stents for Preoperative Biliary Decompression in Pancreatic Cancer.

Role: PI


Genvec-GV-001-005:                            Chung(PI)                                                                                    10/24/2002-02/15/2005

Phase II, Multi-Center, Single Arm Evaluation of Preoperative Chemoradiation Plus TNFerade® Biologic (ADGVEGR.TNF.11D) Prior to Esophagectomy for Locally Advanced Resectable Esophageal Cancer. 

Role: Sub-Investigator