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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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photo Kevin McGrath, MD


Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound

Director, GI Endoscopy Lab


Phone: 412-864-7079

Office: Div. of Gastro., Hepatology & Nutrition
PUH, M2, C Wing - 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-7079
Fax: 412-647-6038
Administrative Assistant:
Christina Carlucci
Address: Div. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
PUH, M@ C Wing - 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-7081
Fax: 412-864-6038
Administrative Assistant:
Fran Vietmeier
Address: Div. of Gastro., Hepatology & Nutrition
PUH, M2, C Wing - 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-7079
Fax: 412-864-6038
Education and Training
BS, Lafayette College, 1988
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1992
Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Medical Center, 1995
Gastroenterology Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, 1998
Research Interest
A Professor of Medicine, Dr. McGrath's research focuses on endotherapy for the management of Barrett's esophagus and superficial esophageal cancer, evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions and cyst aspirate analysis, and EUS-guided tissue acquisition.
Clinical Interest
Therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for the diagnosis and staging of GI malignancies, pancreatic cystic neoplasms, management of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus and superficial adenocarcinoma via endoscopic therapy (radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy and endoscopic mucosal resection), esophageal stricture management, eosinophilic esophagitis and GERD.
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Selected Publications:
Singhi, A. D., Zeh, H. J., Brand, R. E., Nikiforova, N. M., Chennat, J. S., Fasanella, K. E., Khalid, A., Papachristou, G. I., Slivka, A., Hogg, M., Lee, K. K., Tsung, A., Zureikat, A. H., McGrath, K. American Gastroenterological Association guidelines are inaccurate in detecting pancreatic cysts with advanced neoplasia: a clinicopathologic study of 225 patients with supporting molecular data. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2016; 83: 1107-1117.
Chang, J., Fasanella, K., Chennat, J., Davison, J., McGrath, K. Prevalence of esophageal neoplasia in short-segment versus long-segment Barrett’s esophagus. Esophagus. 2016; 13: 151-155.
Saligram, S., McGrath, K. The safety of a strict wire-guided dilation protocol for eosinophilic esophagitis. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2014; 26: 699-703.
Saligram, S., Chennat, J., Hu, H., Davison, J. M., Fasanella, K. E., McGrath, K. Endotherapy for superficial adenocarcinoma of the esophagus: an American experience. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2013; 77: 872-876.
Holinga, J., Khalid, A., Fasanella, K., Sanders, M., Davison, J., McGrath, K. Metastatic risk of diminutive rectal carcinoid tumors: a need for surveillance rectal ultrasound?. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2012; 75: 913-916.
Sanders, M. K., Moser, A. J., Khalid, A., Fasanella, K. E., Zeh, H. J., Burton, S., McGrath, K. EUS-guided fiducial placement for stereotactic body radiotherapy in locally advanced and recurrent pancreatic cancer. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010; 71: 1178-1184.
Khalid, A., Zahid, M., Finkelstein, S. D., Leblanc, J. K., Kaushik, N., Ahmad, N., Brugge, W. R., Edmundowicz, S. A., Hawes, R. H., McGrath, K. M. Pancreatic cyst fluid DNA analysis in evaluating pancreatic cysts: a report of the PANDA study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2009; 69: 1095-1102.
Jani, N., Khalid, A., Kaushik, N., Brody, D., Bauer, K., Schoedel, K., Ohori, N. P., Moser, A. J., Lee, K., McGrath, K. M. EUS-guided FNA diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine tumors: New trends identified. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2008; 67: 44-50.
Kaushik, N., Khalid, A., Brody, D., McGrath, K. EUS-guided paracentesis for the diagnosis of malignant ascites. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2006; 64: 908-913.
Micames, C., Jowell, P. S., White, R., Paulson, E., Nelson, R., Morse, M., Hurwitz, H., Pappas, T., Tyler, D., McGrath, K. Lower frequency of peritoneal carcinomatosis in patients with pancreatic cancer diagnosed by EUS-guided FNA vs. percutaneous FNA. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2003; 58: 690-695.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Validation of Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis and risk Prediction of Pancreatic Neoplasms
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Grant Number: U01 CA200466
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Notable Achievements
Best Doctors in America, 2013-2018
Outstanding Reviewer, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018
Pittsburgh Best Doctors 2021-22 (Pittsburgh Magazine & Castle Connolly), 2021