Jason Samarasena

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Divison of Gastroenterology
School of Medicine

M.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 2005

Phone: (714) 456-6745
Fax: (714) 456-7753
Email: jsamaras@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
300 City Blvd West, Ste. 400
Orange, CA 92868

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Advanced Endoscopic Imaging, Imaging and Characterization of Pancreatic Cysts, Confocal Laser endomicroscopy, Bowel preparation before Colonoscopy, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Ultrasound
Publications Huang JY, Samarasena JB, Tsujino T, Chang KJ . EUS-guided portal pressure gradient measurement with a novel 25-gauge needle device versus the standard transjugular approach: a comparison animal study.. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Mar 2
  Samarasena J, Tarnawski A, Ahluwalia A, Shinoura S, Choi K, Lee, J, Chang K. EUS guided in-vivo imaging of the porcine esophageal enteric nervous system using needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy. Accepted for publication in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015
  Samarasena J. Ahluwalia A, Shinoura S, Choi KD, Lee J, Chang KJ, Tarnawski A. In-vivo imaging of the porcine gastric enteric nervous system using confocal laser endomicroscopy and molecular neuronal probe. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Oct 20. doi: 10.1111/jgh.13194
  Samarasena JB, Muthusamy VR, Jamal MM. Split-Dosed MiraLAX/Gatorade Is an Effective, Safe, and Tolerable Option for Bowel Preparation in Low-Risk Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jul;107(7):1036-42
  Samarasena JB, Nakai Y, Chang KJ. Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic cystic lesions: a practical approach to diagnosis and management. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2012 Apr;22(2):169-85
  Chang KJ, Samarasena JB, Iwashita T, Nakai Y, Lee JG. Endo-hepatology: a new paradigm.
Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2012 Apr;22(2):379-85
  Samarasena JB, Hu KQ. Hepatobiliary manifestations of gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. Clin Liver Dis. 2011 Feb;15(1):89-110. Review
  Nakai Y, Samarasena JB, Iwashita T, Park DH, Lee JG, Hu KQ, Chang KJ. Autoimmune hepatitis diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided liver biopsy using a new 19-gauge histology needle.Endoscopy. 2012 Apr;44 Suppl 2 UCTN:E67-8
  Jamal MM, Samarasena JB, Hashemzadeh M, Vega KJ. Declining hospitalization rate of esophageal variceal bleeding in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Jun;6(6):689-95
  Jamal MM, Samarasena JB, Hashemzadeh M. Decreasing in-hospital mortality for oesophageal variceal hemorrhage in the USA. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Oct;20(10):947-55
Grants AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH GRANT #IRG – 98-279-10 2/2016 – 2/2017 Importin a is a novel biomarker of Barrett’s esophagus (BE)-related dysplasia & cancer and promotes growth of BE-derived cancer cells by inducing aberrant VEGF expression Role: Principal Investigator
UC Irvine Exceptional Patient Experience Improvement Grant 3/2016 – 3/2017 The Patient-Centric iPad Initiative in CDDC Role: Principal Investigator
American Gastroenterological Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
President - Orange County Gastroenterology Society
American College of Physicians
Graduate Programs Internal Medicine

Gastroenterology (IM)

Research Center H. H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, Orange, CA
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Last updated 06/26/2016