Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
Dr. Peter J. Kahrilas reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Kahrilas is a specialist in esophageal disease. He is involved in research on the mechanics of swallowing, the motor activity of the upper esophagus, and the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). He is a Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University's Medical School.
Dr. Kahrilas has served on the editorial board of the journals Gastroenterology, Gut, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Dysphagia, and is an ad hoc reviewer for many other medical journals.
- American Board of Internal Medicine—1982
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Gastroenterology—1987
Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Colon Polyps
- M.D.: University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1979
- Residency in Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1979–1982
- Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1982–1984
- Research Fellow, GI Motility, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1984–1986
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago:
- Staff Physician, 1986
- Medical Director, Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Laboratory, 1989–1999
- Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, 1999–2006
- Northwestern University, Dept. of Medicine:
- Assistant Professor, 1986–1990
- Associate Professor, 1990–1992
- Associate Professor (with tenure), 1992–1995
- Professor, 1995–1999
- Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, 1999-2006
- Gilbert Marquardt Professor of Medicine, 1999–present
- Northwestern University, Dept. of
Communication Sciences and Disorders:
- Assistant Professor, 1988–1990
- Associate Professor, 1990–1992
- Professor, 1995–present
- VA Lakeside Medical Center, Chicago:
- Staff Physician, Dept. of Medicine, 1986–1990
- Consultant Physician, 1991–2006
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American Gastroenterological Association
- American Society for Clinical Investigation
- Kahrilas PJ. (2008). Clinical Practice. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. New England Journal of Medicine, 359:1700--7.
- Kahrilas PJ, Shaheen NJ, Vaezi M, in collaboration with the AGAI Medical Position Panel on GERD management. AGAI medical position statement: management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. (2008).Gastrointerology, 135:1383-1391.
- Kahrilas PJ, Shaheen NJ, Vaezi M. (2008) AGAI technical review: management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroenterology, 135;135:1392-1413.
- Kahrilas PJ (2003). Clinical vignette: Refractory heartburn. Gastroenterology, 124(7): 1941–1945.
- Pandolfino JE, Kahrilas PJ (2005). The second American Gastroenterological Association technical review on the clinical use of esophageal manometry. Gastroenterology, 128(1): 207–208.
- Pandolfino JE, Schreiner MA, Lee TJ, Zhang Q, Boniquit C, Kahrilas PJ (2005). Comparison of the Bravo™ wireless and Digitrapper™ catheter pH monitoring systems for measuring esophageal acid exposure. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 100(7): 1466–1476.
- Pandolfino JE, Zhang Q, Schreiner MA, Lee TJ, Roth MP, Kahrilas PJ (2005). Acid reflux detection using the Bravo™ wireless vs the Slimline™ catheter pH systems: Why are the numbers so different? Gut, 54(12): 1687–1692.
- Pandolfino JE, El-Serag H, Zhang Q, Shah N, Ghosh S, Kahrilas PJ (2006). Obesity: A challenge to esophagogastric junction integrity. Gastroenterology, 130(3): 639–649.
- Kahrilas PJ, Howden CW (2002). Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Dyspepsia and GERD. Newtown, PA: Handbooks in Health Care Company.
Last Updated: January 27, 2010