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photo Elyse Ryding Johnston, MD



Phone: 412-647-2183

Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
UPMC Presbyterian, M2, C Wing-200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-2183
Fax: 412-864-1204
Administrative Assistant:
Daniel Simms
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - IBD Center
200 Lothrop St. - UPMC Presbyterian, G-314
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-2183
Fax: 412-864-1204
Education and Training
BS, Schreyer Honors College, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Internal Medicine Residency, Northwestern University, 2015
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2018
Research Interest
Dr. Johnston's research investigates enhanced methodology for quality healthcare performance and patient safety.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Johnston sees Inflammatory Bowel Disease and general gastroenterology patients. Her practice concentrates on advanced treatments for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients.
Selected Publications:
Yadlapati R, Johnston ER, Gluskin AB, Cyrus R, Werth L, Ciolino JD, Grande DP, Prinz J, Keswani RN. An Automated Inpatient Split Dose Preparation System Improves Colonoscopy Quality and Reduces Repeat Procedures. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017.
Yadlapati R, Johnston ER, Gregory DL, Ciolino JD, Cooper A, Keswani RN. Predictors of Inadequate Inpatient Colonoscopy Preparation and its Association with Hospital Length of Stay and Costs. Dig Dis Sci. 2015; 60(11): 3482-90.
Cho, Y.K, Lipowska, A.M., Nicodeme, F., Teitelbaum, E. N., Hungness, E. S., Johnston, E. R., Gawron, A., Kahrilas, P. J., Pandolfino, J. E. Assessing Bolus Retention in Achalasia using High Resolution Manometry with Impedance: A Comparator Study with Timed Barium Esophagram. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2014; 109: 829-835.
Sauder, K. A., Johnston, E. J., Skulas-Ray, A. C., Campbell, T. S., West, S. G. Effect of meal content on heart rate variability and cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress. Psychophysiology. 2012; 49: 470-477.
Notable Achievements
Clinical Lead, GI Value Metric Project - Clinical Leadership Council, 2018-Present
Member, Leadership in Education and Patient Safety, 2016-present
Member, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 2016-present
Member, American College of Gastroenterology, 2015-present
Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2015-present
Peer Reviewer, ACG Case Reports, 2016-2018
ASGE Diversity Award (DDW 2016), 2016
Goldberg Family Charitable Trust Research Award, 2014-2015
American College of Gastroenterology Presidential Poster Award, 2014