Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases

Dr. Joann A. Kwah, M.D.

Joann A. Kwah, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)

Professional Interests

Joann Kwah, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.  She joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology on the Weiler campus in 2013 after completing her fellowship at the Boston University Medical Center in Boston, MA from 2010-2013.  She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Medical Residency at the Boston University Medical Center as well.  She received her Medical Degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in in Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Art History.  Her clinical and research interest are many and include general gastroenterology, reflux, functional disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, women's GI health and colon cancer.

Selected Publications


Kwah J, Blanton WP. 2011 “Bowel Obstruction and Pseudo-Obstruction.” In Lowe R, Farraye FA, eds. GI Emergencies: A Quick Reference Guide, SLACK Inc., Thorofane, NJ, pp. 73-90.


Kwah J, Schroy PC, Jacobson BC, Calderwood AH. “Whites and Blacks have similar risk of metachronous advanced colorectal neoplasia.” Dig Dis Sci Sep 2014;59(2):2264-71. doi:10.1007/s10620-014-3132-4. PMID: 24700155.

Kwah J, Farraye FA. “Current and future status for evaluation of dysplasia and carcinoma in IBD.” Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol Mar 2014;12(1):90-102. doi: 10.1007/s11938-013—0006-3. PMID: 24477467.

Roseman DA, Kabbani D, Kwah J, Bird D, Ingalls R, Gautum A, Nuhn M, Francis JM. “Strongyloides stercolaris transmission by kidney transplantation in two recipients from a common donor.” Am J Transplant Sep 2013;13(9):2483-6. doi: 10.111/ajt.12390. PMID: 23919410.

Kwah J, Ditelberg JS, Farraye FA. “Gender and Location of CRC in IBD: Implications for surveillance protocols.” Inflamm Bowel Dis Mar 2013;19(3):E44-6. doi: 10.1002/ibd.22984.  PMID: 22508327.

Kwah, J. “Dueling HCV Screening Recommendations’ MedPage Today. http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/Hepatitis/36632.html (27 Dec 2012).

Kwah, J. “Syncope-Related Risk of Death Linked to Age” MedPage Today.  http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/36463.html (14 Dec 2012).

Monfardini C, Canziana G, Plugariu C, Kieber-Emmons T, Godillot AP, Kwah J, Bajgier J, Chaiken I, Williams WV.  “Structure-based design of mimetics for granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF).”  Current Pharmaceutical Design 2002;8(24):2185-99. PMID: 12369862.


Delneo M, Kwah J, Yang J. An Unusual Case of Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma. Poster Presentation. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.

Kwah J, Schroy PC, Jacobson BJ, Calderwood AH.Are Current Post-polypectomy Surveillance Guidelines Appropriate for Blacks? Poster Presentation. Digestive Disease Week Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, IL, May 2014.

Kwah J, Vaidya KK, Calderwood AH. Provider Attitudes Towards Race-Specific Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines. Poster Presentation. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, October 2012.

Kwah J, Wasan SK. An Unusual Case of Small Bowel Obstruction. Poster Presentation. Evans Research Days 2011 sponsored by the Department of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, November 2011; Digestive Disease Week Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA, May 2012.

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