Craig Munroe, MD

Title(s)Assoc Prof of Clinical, Medicine
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    Georgetown University , Washington, DCMD07/2005Medicine
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAResidency07/2008Internal Medicine
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CAFellowship 07/2011Gastroenterology
    University of California, San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CAFellowship07/2012Interventional Endoscopy

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    Craig A. Munroe, MD is an Associate Professor at UCSF, and the Associate Chief for Clinical Innovation for the UCSF Health GI Division. He is a member of the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI).
    Dr. Munroe earned his medical degree from Georgetown University in 2005. Dr. Munroe completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, gastroenterology fellowship at Stanford University and advanced training in interventional endoscopy at the University of California, San Diego in 2012. Dr. Munroe then joined the faculty at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, where he served as Chief of Gastroenterology from 2017-2020. Dr Munroe was active in teaching and mentoring housestaff while on campus at Kaiser, was a member of the San Francisco Academy of Medical Educators, faculty for the Introduction to Integrated Health Program and a preceptor for the UCSF- Kaiser Permanente Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (KLIC) program.

    Dr Munroe’s primary research interests include telemedicine in specialty care, and interventional endoscopy with a focus on advanced tissue resection. Additional interests include diversity and inclusion in medicine, novel medical device design and technique implementation, and physician entrepreneurship. Dr. Munroe is active in the American Gastroenterological Association, and currently serves on the Equity Project Advisory Board, Center for GI Innovation and Technology (CGIT) and Diversity committees.

    In addition to his work at UCSF, Dr Munroe is past president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Gastroenterology and has founded a GI endoscopy medical mission to Jamaica, WI.

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    1. Declining Colectomy Rates for Nonmalignant Colorectal Polyps in a Large, Ethnically Diverse, Community-Based Population. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2022 05 01; 13(5):e00477. Alam A, Ma C, Jiang SF, Jensen CD, Webb KH, Boparai ES, Jue TL, Munroe CA, Gupta S, Fox J, Hamerski CM, Velayos FS, Corley DA, Lee JK. PMID: 35347095; PMCID: PMC9132519.
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    2. Systematic review with meta-analysis: one-year outcomes of gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy for refractory gastroparesis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 01; 55(2):168-177. Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Jowhar D, Farooq U, Aziz M, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Howden CW, Munroe CA. PMID: 34854102.
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    3. Efficacy of empiric esophageal dilation in patients with non-obstructive dysphagia: systematic review and meta-analysis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2021 Dec; 56(12):1490-1495. Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Jowhar D, Farooq U, Acharya A, Kouanda A, Imam Z, Ahmed N, Henry C, Saleem N, Munroe C, Howden CW. PMID: 34477033.
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    4. Influence of Telemedicine-first Intervention on Patient Visit Choice, Postvisit Care, and Patient Satisfaction in Gastroenterology. Gastroenterology. 2021 02; 160(3):929-931.e2. Munroe CA, Lin TY, Rouillard S, Fox J, Lee JK, Corley DA. PMID: 33075348; PMCID: PMC7566667.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Efficacy of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Superficial Gastric Neoplasia in a Large Cohort in North America. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 08; 19(8):1611-1619.e1. Ngamruengphong S, Ferri L, Aihara H, Draganov PV, Yang DJ, Perbtani YB, Jue TL, Munroe CA, Boparai ES, Mehta NA, Bhatt A, Kumta NA, Othman MO, Mercado M, Javaid H, Aadam AA, Siegel A, James TW, Grimm IS, DeWitt JM, Novikov A, Schlachterman A, Kowalski T, Samarasena J, Hashimoto R, Chehade NEH, Lee J, Chang K, Su B, Ujiki MB, Mehta A, Sharaiha RZ, Carr-Locke DL, Chen A, Chen M, Chen YI, Pourmousavi Khoshknab M, Wang R, Kerdsirichairat T, Tomizawa Y, von Renteln D, Kumbhari V, Khashab MA, Bechara R, Karasik M, Patel NJ, Fukami N, Nishimura M, Hanada Y, Wong Kee Song LM, Laszkowska M, Wang AY, Hwang JH, Friedland S, Sethi A, Kalloo AN. PMID: 32565290.
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    6. Combined Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Extended Laparoscopic Appendectomy for the Treatment of Periappendiceal, Cecal, and Appendiceal Adenomas. J Surg Res. 2020 08; 252:89-95. Huang ES, Chumfong IT, Alkoraishi AS, Munroe CA. PMID: 32278221.
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    7. Elevating the Technique: Resecting Complex Dysplastic Lesions of the Colon in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 01; 65(1):78-81. Boparai ES, Velayos FS, Roy A, Li C, Alkoraishi AS, Munroe CA. PMID: 31705343.
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    8. Morbidity and Mortality After Surgery for Nonmalignant Colorectal Polyps: A 10-Year Nationwide Analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 11; 114(11):1802-1810. Ma C, Teriaky A, Sheh S, Forbes N, Heitman SJ, Jue TL, Munroe CA, Jairath V, Corley DA, Lee JK. PMID: 31634261; PMCID: PMC6830963.
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    9. Don't Mess With the Pancreas (Wherever It May Be): Acute Pancreatic Rest"itis" Presenting as a Submucosal Mass With Gastric Outlet Obstruction. Gastroenterology. 2018 08; 155(2):e1-e2. Munroe CA, Ross E, Bolinger B. PMID: 29409828.
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    10. Acute Obstructive Suppurative Pancreatic Ductitis. ACG Case Rep J. 2016 Aug; 3(4):e136. Tollivoro T, Palakodeti S, Munroe C. PMID: 27807588; PMCID: PMC5062672.
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    11. Perirectal Burkitt lymphoma presenting as an uncommon cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr; 12(4):A23-4. Palakodeti S, Hoda K, Munroe CA. PMID: 24135467.
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    12. Rectal cancer developing in the setting of a cavernous hemangioma of the rectosigmoid colon. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Oct; 78(4):575. Pola S, McLemore E, Munroe C, Lin GY, Santillan C, Savides T, Fehmi SA. PMID: 23953403.
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    13. Endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Expert Opin Med Diagn. 2013 Jan; 7(1):25-35. Munroe CA, Fehmi SM, Savides TJ. PMID: 23530842.
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    14. A tandem colonoscopy study of adenoma miss rates during endoscopic training: a venture into uncharted territory. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Mar; 75(3):561-7. Munroe CA, Lee P, Copland A, Wu KK, Kaltenbach T, Soetikno RM, Friedland S. PMID: 22341103.
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    15. The optimal lipid formulation in enteral feeding in critical illness: clinical update and review of the literature. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011 Aug; 13(4):368-75. Munroe C, Frantz D, Martindale RG, McClave SA. PMID: 21604042.
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    16. Current perception of nutrition education in U.S. medical schools. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011 Aug; 13(4):376-9. Frantz DJ, Munroe C, McClave SA, Martindale R. PMID: 21597916.
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    17. Integrating urgent multidetector CT scanning in the diagnostic algorithm of active lower GI bleeding. Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Aug; 72(2):402-5. Copland A, Munroe CA, Friedland S, Triadafilopoulos G. PMID: 20674629.
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    18. Endoscopic management of a spontaneous gallbladder perforation and bile leak. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Oct; 55(10):2767-9. Munroe C, Padilla-Thornton AE, Triadafilopoulos G, Van Dam J, Lutchman G. PMID: 20632104.
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    19. Meckel's diverticulum with gastrointestinal bleeding: role of computed tomography in diagnosis. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Feb; 55(2):242-4. Munroe CA, Copland A, Pai R, Friedland S, Triadafilopoulos G. PMID: 19888654.
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    20. Suppurative (phlegmonous) gastritis presenting as a gastric mass. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Jan; 55(1):11-3. Munroe CA, Chen A. PMID: 19757050.
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    21. Hepatitis C virus infection and its clearance alter circulating lipids: implications for long-term follow-up. Hepatology. 2009 Oct; 50(4):1030-7. Corey KE, Kane E, Munroe C, Barlow LL, Zheng H, Chung RT. PMID: 19787818; PMCID: PMC4330996.
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    22. End-of-life decision making in 42 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Respir Care. 2007 Aug; 52(8):996-9. Munroe CA, Sirdofsky MD, Kuru T, Anderson ED. PMID: 17650354.
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    23. Mechanical heart valve prostheses: identification and evaluation (erratum). Cardiovasc Pathol. 2003 Nov-Dec; 12(6):322-44. Butany J, Ahluwalia MS, Munroe C, Fayet C, Ahn C, Blit P, Kepron C, Cusimano RJ, Leask RL. PMID: 14630298.
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    24. Biological replacement heart valves. Identification and evaluation. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2003 May-Jun; 12(3):119-39. Butany J, Fayet C, Ahluwalia MS, Blit P, Ahn C, Munroe C, Israel N, Cusimano RJ, Leask RL. PMID: 12763552.
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    25. Mechanical heart valve prostheses: identification and evaluation. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2003 Jan-Feb; 12(1):1-22. Butany J, Ahluwalia MS, Munroe C, Fayet C, Ahn C, Blit P, Kepron C, Cusimano RJ, Leask RL. PMID: 12598013.
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    26. Hufnagel valve: the first prosthetic mechanical valve. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2002 Nov-Dec; 11(6):351-3. Butany J, Ahluwalia MS, Fayet C, Munroe C, Blit P, Ahn C. PMID: 12459437.
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