The Hirshberg Foundation is pleased to announce that V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS will be joining us at the 17th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cysts.
Dr. V. Raman Muthusamy, Director of Endoscopy at UCLA Health and Professor of Clinical Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, last shared important information on pancreatic cysts in 2021 as part of our Patient and Family Webinar Series. Dr. Muthusamy will return to our Symposium stage to update us about pancreatic cysts.
With advances in imaging and technology, much is changing in the world of pancreatic cysts. Dr. Muthusamy will explain what pancreatic cysts are, how commonly they are found, the different kinds of cysts and the overall risk for any cyst. He will talk about the various diagnostic tests that are currently available to help determine what type of cyst a patient may have. He will also discuss the guidelines on how to manage the cysts.
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the Medical Director of Endoscopy for the UCLA Health System. His clinical research interests include endoscopic eradication techniques for Barrett’s esophagus, clinical applications of EUS and ERCP as well as endoscope reprocessing. Dr. Muthusamy has helped develop quality metrics in Barrett’s esophagus and led the initial multi-center evaluation of the first single-use duodenoscope. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of California Irvine (UCI) Medical Center, where he served as the director of the GI Fellowship Program, as well as director of Endoscopic Ultrasound at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Muthusamy completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University with distinction and went to medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he graduated with Honors. His residency was undertaken at Duke University Medical Center where he served as assistant chief resident and traveled abroad to study evidence-based medicine under Dr. David Sackett at Oxford University. He completed his GI fellowship at UCSF before undertaking his advanced endoscopy fellowship at UCI, which he completed in 2001. Dr. Muthusamy is a past-president of the Orange County GI Society and a current Councilor and a Past- President of the Southern California Society of Gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA). He recently completed two three-year terms as the ACG Governor for Southern California and is the immediate past Chair of the AGA ’s Center for GI Innovation and Technology. He is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and previously served as Co-Director of the ASGE’s Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit course.
An important and evolving topic, we are honored to have Dr. Muthusamy present Pancreatic Cysts: Diagnosing and Treatment in 2023.