Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

1/29/09: Current and Emerging Modalities for Detection of GI Neoplasia

Current and Emerging Modalities for Detection of GI Neoplasia

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 29, 2009

8:00 AM
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein
Location change: Third Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center


Michael Kochman, MD
Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine
Endoscopy Training Director
Co-Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Michael Kochman is a graduate of Northwestern University (1982) and the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago (1986). He served his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was Chief Resident at West Side VA under Dr. Clifford Pilz from 1989-90. Subsequently Dr. Kochman completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Clinics in Ann Arbor in 1993 under the direction of Drs. Chung Owyang and Tadataka Yamada. During that time Dr. Kochman also underwent training in interventional endoscopy and had specialized training in endoscopic ultrasound at Indiana University under the auspices of Drs. Robert Hawes and Maurits Wiersema. Subsequently he was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania by Dr. Peter Traber, were he has risen through the ranks from Assistant Professor.

While at the University of Pennsylvania he has served on various committees including the Committee of Appointments and Promotions (COAP), the Physicians Billing Oversight Committee and Departmental Review and Search Committees. Within the GI Division he has served as Fellowship Chairman and has received a number of teaching awards including the Sid Cohen, MD award for the education of fellows.

Dr. Kochman has served many local and national societies in a variety of positions. He is a past president of the Delaware Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and was the Program Chairman for the Pennsylvania State Gastroenterology Society. His major national commitments are to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and to Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and research (NOSCAR). He has served the AGA on the Education Committee, the Program Committee and the Clinical Practice and Economics Committee. For the ASGE Dr. Kochman has served on the Post-Graduate Education Committee, the EUS SIG, the Research Committee, the Program Committees, and directed numerous post-graduate courses. Currently Dr. Kochman serves as Chair of the Editorial Board and is the treasurer for the ASGE Foundation.

Dr. Kochman regularly speaks for various local GI societies and at SGNA meetings. He is a frequently a faculty member at national and international meetings as a lecturer, moderator and at Meet the Professor sessions on various topics including management of neoplasia, maintenance of luminal patency, EMR, EUS, and ERCP. He also serves as faculty for hands-on training courses held both nationally and internationally for EUS, ERCP, endoprosthetics, and hemostasis.

Dr. Kochman is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and is also Editor for Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Year Book of Gastroenterology. He also serves on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for a number of journals including Annals of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Kochman has published over 120 articles and chapters and a number of videos. He has edited 7 published books: among them, the Clinicians Guide to Gastrointestinal Oncology (ed Kochman), Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (eds Ginsberg, Gostout, Kochman and Norton), and Endoscopic Oncology: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Cancer Management (eds Faigel and Kochman).

Medical Grand Rounds this week is sponsored by the Division of Gastroenterology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the rationale for enhanced endoscopic imaging
  2. Understand the limitations of imaging
  3. Apply enhanced imaging techniques in neoplastic diseases of the GI tract


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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