Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

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Overview

Dr. Van Dam specializes in treating patients with pancreatic, esophageal, gastric and colorectal cancer. He also specializes in treating patients with precancerous conditions, including pancreatic cystic neoplasms, Barrett’s esophagus, and colonic polyps. Dr. Van Dam’s clinical expertise is in diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy, advanced interventional endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS).

Awards

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Distinguished Service Award, 2015
  • American Medical Association: Inspirational Physician Award, 2014
  • The Viterbi School of Engineering and The Keck School of Medicine of USC: Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Award for Translational Research, 2013
  • Mayo Clinic: Keynote Speaker- “The Future of Endoscopy”, 2009
  • Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center: Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center: Frederick F. Paustian Visiting Professor, 2006
  • Sociedad Medica del Hospital de Clinicas Caracas: Honorary Member, 1999
  • American College of Gastroenterology: Annual Research Award in Clinical Gastroenterology, 1997
  • Sociedad Dominicana de Gastroenterologia: Honorary Member, 1997
  • American College of Gastroenterology: Annual Research Award in Clinical Gastroenterology, 1996
  • American College of Gastroenterology: Annual Research Award in Clinical Gastroenterology, 1994
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Thirteenth Annual Audio Visual Award, 1993
  • American College of Gastroenterology: Annual Research Award in Clinical Gastroenterology, 1991
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine: Upjohn Achievement Award, 1984
  • American Federation for Clinical Research: Trainee Investigator Award, 1984
  • Georgetown University Medical Center: Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Emergency Medicine, 1984
  • National Institutes of Health: Summer Research Scholarship, 1981
  • National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Training Grant Program: Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, 1978-1980

Publications

  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in the Era of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2020 Oct; 30(4):xv-xvi. . View in PubMed
  • Rectal Optical Markers for In Vivo Risk Stratification of Premalignant Colorectal Lesions Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Oct 01; 21(19):4347-4355. . View in PubMed
  • Prevention and management of post-ERCP pancreatitis JOP. 2014 Nov 28; 15(6):544-51. . View in PubMed
  • A Raman-based endoscopic strategy for multiplexed molecular imaging Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 18; 110(25):E2288-97. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnostic accuracy of cyst fluid amphiregulin in pancreatic cysts BMC Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb 14; 12:15. . View in PubMed
  • Single-fraction stereotactic body radiation therapy and sequential gemcitabine for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Sep 01; 81(1):181-8. . View in PubMed
  • A prospective study of total gastrectomy for CDH1-positive hereditary diffuse gastric cancer Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Sep; 18(9):2594-8. . View in PubMed
  • Determination of the relationship between gastric wall thickness and body mass index with endoscopic ultrasound Obes Surg. 2011 Mar; 21(3):300-4. . View in PubMed
  • Determining scope position during colonoscopy without use of ionizing radiation or magnetic imaging: the enhanced mapping ability of the NeoGuide Endoscopy System Surg Endosc. 2011 Feb; 25(2):636-40. . View in PubMed
  • EUS-guided gold fiducial insertion for image-guided radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer: 50 successful cases without fluoroscopy Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Mar; 71(3):513-8. . View in PubMed
  • Interfractional uncertainty in the treatment of pancreatic cancer with radiation Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Feb 01; 76(2):603-7. . View in PubMed
  • Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Jun; 69(7):1262-3. . View in PubMed
  • Endoscopy is accurate, safe, and effective in the assessment and management of complications following gastric bypass surgery Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar; 104(3):575-82; quiz 583. . View in PubMed
  • EUS 2008 Working Group document: interventional EUS–a road map for the future Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb; 69(2 Suppl):S1-2. . View in PubMed
  • EUS 2008 Working Group document: evaluation of EUS-guided implantation therapy (with video) Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb; 69(2 Suppl):S49-53. . View in PubMed
  • EUS: state of the art in the USA Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb; 69(2 Suppl):S217-9. . View in PubMed
  • Preoperative endoscopic screening for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has a low yield for anatomic findings Obes Surg. 2008 Sep; 18(9):1067-73. . View in PubMed
  • Risk-reducing total gastrectomy for germline mutations in E-cadherin (CDH1): pathologic findings with clinical implications Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Jun; 32(6):799-809. . View in PubMed
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided intratumoural therapy for pancreatic cancer Can J Gastroenterol. 2008 Apr; 22(4):405-10. . View in PubMed
  • Use of flexible endoscopic scissors to cut obstructing suture material in gastric bypass patients Obes Surg. 2008 Mar; 18(3):336-9. . View in PubMed
  • Gastric pyogenic granuloma Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2007 Nov; 3(11):850-4. . View in PubMed
  • CDH1 truncating mutations in the E-cadherin gene: an indication for total gastrectomy to treat hereditary diffuse gastric cancer Ann Surg. 2007 Jun; 245(6):873-9. . View in PubMed
  • Computer-assisted colonoscopy (the NeoGuide Endoscopy System): results of the first human clinical trial (“PACE study”) Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Feb; 102(2):261-6. . View in PubMed
  • A novel retrograde-viewing auxiliary imaging device (Third Eye Retroscope) improves the detection of simulated polyps in anatomic models of the colon Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Jan; 65(1):139-44. . View in PubMed
  • Colonoscopy or CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening in 2006? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 Jun; 3(6):296-7.. View in PubMed
  • CT colonography for colon cancer screening Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Jan; 63(1):121-33. . View in PubMed
  • Computed tomography, endoscopic, laparoscopic, and intra-operative sonography for assessing resectability of pancreatic cancer Surg Oncol. 2005 Aug; 14(2):105-13. . View in PubMed
  • Technology review: the use of simulators for training in GI endoscopy Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Dec; 60(6):992-1001. . View in PubMed
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy for the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 Sep; 7(3):130-5. . View in PubMed
  • Optical biopsy: a new frontier in endoscopic detection and diagnosis Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004 Sep; 2(9):744-53. . View in PubMed
  • Acute pancreatitis after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: a pooled analysis from EUS centers in the United States Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Sep; 60(3):385-9. . View in PubMed
  • AGA future trends report: CT colonography Gastroenterology. 2004 Sep; 127(3):970-84. . View in PubMed
  • Risk factors for complications after performance of ERCP Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Nov; 56(5):652-6. . View in PubMed
  • EUS in cystic lesions of the pancreas Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Oct; 56(4 Suppl):S91-3. . View in PubMed
  • Gastrointestinal epithelial dysplasia: detection with new endoscopic techniques Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep; 18(5):581-6. . View in PubMed
  • The future of simulators in GI endoscopy: an unlikely possibility or a virtual reality? Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Apr; 55(4):608-11.. View in PubMed
  • Endoscopic evaluation of the small intestine Can J Gastroenterol. 2002 Mar; 16(3):178-85. . View in PubMed
  • NAD(P)H and collagen as in vivo quantitative fluorescent biomarkers of epithelial precancerous changes Cancer Res. 2002 Feb 01; 62(3):682-7. . View in PubMed
  • Medical device evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointest Endosc. 2001 Jun; 53(7):880-4. . View in PubMed
  • High resolution and high-magnification endoscopy: September 2000 Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Dec; 52(6 Pt 1):864-866. . View in PubMed
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection: May 2000 Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Dec; 52(6 Pt 1):860-863. . View in PubMed
  • Technology status evaluation report: computerized endoscopic medical record systems: November 1999 Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Jun; 51(6):793-6. . View in PubMed
  • Technology status evaluation report: ultrathin endoscopes esophagogastroduodenoscopy: March 2000 Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Jun; 51(6):786-9. . View in PubMed
  • Technology status evaluation report: endoscopy simulators: May 1999 Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Jun; 51(6):790-2. . View in PubMed
  • ASGE technology status evaluation reportInjection needles. February 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):928-31. . View in PubMed
  • ASGE technology status evaluation reportEndoscopic retrieval devices. February 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):932-4. . View in PubMed
  • ASGE Technology status evaluation reportAutomatic endoscope reprocessors. February 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):925-7. . View in PubMed
  • ASGE technology status evaluation reportBiliary stents. Update May 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):938-42. . View in PubMed
  • ASGE technology evaluation reportEndoscopy simulators. May 1999. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):935-7. . View in PubMed
  • Technology status evaluation: sheathed endoscopes: November 1998From the ASGE. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Jun; 49(6):862-4. . View in PubMed
  • Video echoendoscopy in the United States Endoscopy. 1998 Aug; 30 Suppl 1:A135-7. . View in PubMed
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