Priya Kathpalia, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1701 Divisadero
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-502-4444
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-9231-6851 Additional info
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    UCSF2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    UCSF2017Gastroenterology Fellowship
    Loyola University Medical Center2014Internal Medicine Chief Residency
    Loyola University Medical Center2013Internal Medicine Residency
    Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine2010MD
    Northwestern University2006BA
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    UCSFHaile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Member
    UCSFUCSF Division of Gastroenterology Inaugural Teaching Award
    American College of GastroenterologyAztraZeneca Senior Fellow Award
    Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of MedicineMargaret Raiford Hano Memorial Scholarship Award
    Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of MedicineHonors in Bioethics
    Northwestern UniversityCum Laude
    Northwestern UniversityPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society

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    Dr. Priya Kathpalia is a gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Motility at UCSF Health where she specializes in the diagnosis and management of various esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and eosinophilic esophagitis. In addition to performing upper endoscopies and colonoscopies, she has specialized training in esophageal manometry, Bravo, pH-impedance, PillCam, SmartPill, and EndoFLIP studies.

    After earning her medical degree at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Kathpalia completed a residency in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. Kathpalia then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF, where she trained with international experts in esophagology.

    Kathpalia belongs to the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, where she serves on the Training Committee. She also serves on the editorial board for Gastroenterology. Her passion - in addition to esophageal disorders - lies in medical education related to curricular development and motility, and she serves as Associate Program Director for UCSF's GI fellowship program.

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    1. Racial Disparities in Endoscopy Cancellations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dig Dis Sci. 2022 Jun 22. Wang CW, Mclean I R, Cheng YW, Kim S, Terdiman J, Kathpalia P, Beck KR. PMID: 35732970; PMCID: PMC9216287.
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    2. S602 Underutilization of Digital Rectal Exam by Trainee Physicians in the Evaluation of Patients with Gastrointestinal Bleed in the Inpatient Setting. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2021 Oct 1; 116:s273-s273. Ko KM, Kathpalia KP. .
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    3. S368 Clinical Characteristics of Patients With Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2021 Oct 1; 116:s160-s160. Hornung HB, Nagle ND, Bayudan BA, Ko KM, Nett NA, Kathpalia KP. .
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    4. Recurrent Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding due to a Cholecystocolonic Fistula. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 09 01; 116(9):1825. Kraft C, Kim RG, Kathpalia P. PMID: 33606381.
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    5. Su197 QUALITY GAPS IN ACHALASIA CARE DELIVERY. Gastroenterology. 2021 May 1; 160(6):s-644-s-645. Romanoff RE, Zhuo ZJ, Huang HA, Amador AD, Kamal KA, Otaki OF, Kathpalia KP, Leiman LD. .
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    6. Development of quality indicators for the diagnosis and management of achalasia. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021 10; 33(10):e14118. Kamal AN, Kathpalia P, Otaki F, Bredenoord AJ, Castell DO, Clarke JO, Falk GW, Fass R, Prakash Gyawali C, Kahrilas PJ, Katz PO, Katzka DA, Pandolfino JE, Penagini R, Richter JE, Roman S, Savarino E, Triadafilopoulos G, Vaezi MF, Vela MF, Leiman DA. PMID: 33720448.
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    7. Virtual Interviews at Graduate Medical Education Training Programs: Determining Evidence-Based Best Practices. Acad Med. 2020 Dec 08. Huppert LA, Hsiao EC, Cho KC, Marquez C, Chaudhry RI, Frank J, Goglin SE, Hsu G, Kathpalia P, Khanna R, Kompala T, Rao MN, Bower BA, Trafas V, Santhosh L, Schwartz BS, Babik JM. PMID: 33298691.
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    8. GERD for the nongastroenterologist: successful evaluation, management, and lifestyle-based symptom control. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2020 12; 1482(1):106-112. Stein E, Sloan J, Sonu I, Kathpalia P, Jodorkovsky D. PMID: 32944973.
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    9. Sa1038 DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITY INDICATORS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF ACHALASIA. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 1; 158(6):s-253. Kamal KA, Kathpalia KP, Bredenoord BA, Castell CD, Clarke CJ, Falk FG, Fass FR, Gyawali GC, Kahrilas KP, Katz KP, Katzka KD, Pandolfino PJ, Penagini PR, Richter RJ, Roman RS, Savarino SE, Triadafilopoulos TG, Vaezi VM, Vela VM, Otaki OF, Leiman LD. .
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    10. Epiphrenic diverticula: An added source of complexity in achalasia management. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2020 03; 32(3). Holmes I, Ko MS, Kouanda A, Singh A, Nett A, Kathpalia P. PMID: 31777144.
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    11. Effect of individualized feedback on learning curves in EGD and colonoscopy: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 04; 91(4):882-893.e4. Han S, Obuch JC, Keswani RN, Hall M, Patel SG, Menard-Katcher P, Simon V, Ezekwe E, Aagaard E, Ahmad A, Alghamdi S, Austin K, Brimhall B, Broy C, Carlin L, Cooley M, Di Palma JA, Duloy AM, Early DS, Ellert S, Gaumnitz EA, Goyal J, Kathpalia P, Day L, El-Nachef N, Kerman D, Lee RH, Lunsford T, Mittal M, Morigeau K, Pietrak S, Piper M, Shah AS, Shapiro AB, Shergill A, Sonnier W, Sorrell C, Vignesh S, Wani S. PMID: 31715173.
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    12. Esophageal Food Bolus Impactions: Predictors of Persistent Impaction at Endoscopy and Strategies for Disimpaction. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 Oct 1; 114(Supplement):s251-s252. Keyes KE, Kouanda KA, Kathpalia KP. .
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    13. Epiphrenic Diverticula: An Added Source of Complexity in Achalasia Management. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 Oct 1; 114(Supplement):s1662. Holmes HI, Ko KM, Kouanda KA, Singh SA, Kathpalia KP. .
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    14. 1794 Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in a Patient With Inclusion Body Myositis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 Oct 1; 114(1):s1006-s1006. Hornung HB, Kathpalia KP. .
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    15. Mo1057 THE EFFICACY OF INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK ON LEARNING CURVES IN EGD AND COLONOSCOPY AMONG GASTROENTEROLOGY TRAINEES IN THE ERA OF THE NEXT ACCREDITATION SYSTEM (NAS) - THE ENCOMPAS STUDY: A CLUSTER RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (RCT). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2019 Jun 1; 89(6):ab427-ab428. Han HS, Obuch OJ, Keswani KR, Patel PS, Ezekwe EE, Simon SV, Hall HM, Carlin CL, Ellert ES, Ahmad AA, Pietrak PS, Lunsford LT, Morigeau MK, Duloy DA, Piper PM, Cooley CD, Kerman KD, Goyal GJ, Shergill SA, Kathpalia KP, Lee LR, Mittal MM, Di Palma DJ, Sonnier SW, Early ED, Alghamdi AS, Vignesh VS, Shapiro SA, Broy BC, Gaumnitz GE, Austin AK, Shah SA, Menard-Katcher MP, Wani WS. .
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    16. Tu1137 SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE WITH ESOPHAGEAL FOOD BOLUS IMPACTIONS: CLINICAL PREDICTORS OF COMPLETE IMPACTION AND STRATEGIES FOR DISIMPACTION. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2019 Jun 1; 89(6):ab574-ab575. Kouanda KA, Keyes KE, Kathpalia KP. .
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    17. How to Incorporate Esophageal Manometry Teaching in Your Fellowship Program. Gastroenterology. 2019 06; 156(8):2120-2123. Kraft C, Kathpalia P, Baumgardner JM, Pandolfino JE, Sewell JL. PMID: 31028777.
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    18. The relationship between esophageal acid exposure and the esophageal response to volumetric distention. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2018 03; 30(3). Carlson DA, Kathpalia P, Craft J, Tye M, Lin Z, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE. PMID: 29098750; PMCID: PMC5823728.
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    19. Provider, Patient, and Practice Factors Shape Hepatitis B Prevention and Management by Primary Care Providers. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Aug; 51(7):626-631. Mukhtar NA, Kathpalia P, Hilton JF, Lau G, Yu A, Grumbach K, Nguyen TT, Chan D, Khalili M. PMID: 27811627; PMCID: PMC5413438.
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    20. Sa1835 Role of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Results from the Piano Registry. Gastroenterology. 2017 Apr 1; 152(5):s364. Kathpalia KP, Martin MC, Saha SS, Isaacs IK, Abraham AB, Friedman FS, Mahadevan MU. .
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    21. Changing Paradigms in Detection of Dysplasia and Management of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is Colectomy Still Necessary? Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb; 152(2):440-450.e1. Velayos F, Kathpalia P, Finlayson E. PMID: 27765687.
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    22. Underutilization of palliative care services in the liver transplant population. World J Transplant. 2016 Sep 24; 6(3):594-8. Kathpalia P, Smith A, Lai JC. PMID: 27683638; PMCID: PMC5036129.
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    23. Detectable Drug Levels in Infants Exposed to Biologics: So What? Gastroenterology. 2016 07; 151(1):25-6. Kathpalia P, Kane S, Mahadevan U. PMID: 27215654.
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    24. Indwelling peritoneal catheters in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. Intern Med J. 2015 Oct; 45(10):1026-31. Kathpalia P, Bhatia A, Robertazzi S, Ahn J, Cohen SM, Sontag S, Luke A, Durazo-Arvizu R, Pillai AA. PMID: 26122531.
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    25. Assessment of jaundice in the hospitalized patient. Clin Liver Dis. 2015 Feb; 19(1):155-70. Kathpalia P, Ahn J. PMID: 25454302.
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    26. Sa1161 Late-Onset IBD: Is Frequent Colonoscopy Surveillance Really Necessary to Detect Colorectal Cancer?. Gastroenterology. 2013 May 1; 144(5):s-217-s-218. Kathpalia KP, Hoffman HS, Sontag SS. .
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