Priya Kathpalia, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1701 Divisadero, #120
San Francisco CA 94115
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.

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

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    1. Sa1281 IDENTIFICATION OF GAPS IN THE DELIVERY OF HIGH-QUALITY CARE IN EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS. Gastroenterology. 2023 May 1; 164(6):s-350. Njie NC, Richman RC, Rebhun RJ, Achalu AS, Kamal KA, Otaki OF, Leiman LD, Kathpalia KP. .
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    2. Quality Indicators for the Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2023 06 01; 118(6):1091-1095. Leiman DA, Kamal AN, Otaki F, Bredenoord AJ, Dellon ES, Falk GW, Fernandez-Becker NQ, Gonsalves N, Hirano I, Katzka DA, Peterson K, Yadlapati R, Kathpalia P. PMID: 36599135; PMCID: PMC10392038.
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    3. Achalasia Quality Indicator Adherence. Dig Dis Sci. 2023 02; 68(2):389-395. Romanoff E, Zhuo J, Huang AC, Amador D, Otaki F, Kamal AN, Kathpalia P, Leiman DA. PMID: 36459295.
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    4. Low Use of First-Line Agents for Constipation by Primary Care Providers in Patients Referred to Gastroenterology Clinic for Chronic Constipation. Gastroenterology. 2022 Oct 1; 163(4):e29-e30. Libuit LE, Alhalel AN, Nagle ND, Wang WC, Kathpalia KP, Ko KM. .
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    5. S3665 Recurrent Invasive Lobular Breast Carcinoma to Stomach After 15 Years From Initial Diagnosis: A Case Report. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2022 Oct 1; 117(10S):e2299-e2299. Uliyar UA, Ha HN, Kathpalia KP. .
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    6. S404 Quality Indicator Development for the Approach to Ineffective Esophageal Motility: A Modified Delphi Study. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2022 Oct 1; 117(10S):e283-e284. Kamal KA, Kathpalia KP, Leiman LD, Bredenoord BA, Clarke CJ, Gyawali GC, Katzka KD, Lazarescu LA, Pandolfino PJ, Penagini PR, Roman RS, Savarino SE, Vela VM, Otaki OF. .
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    7. Racial Disparities in Endoscopy Cancellations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dig Dis Sci. 2023 03; 68(3):729-735. Wang CW, Mclean I R, Cheng YW, Kim S, Terdiman J, Kathpalia P, Beck KR. PMID: 35732970; PMCID: PMC9216287.
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    9. 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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    11. 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; PMCID: PMC9380030.
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    12. Virtual Interviews at Graduate Medical Education Training Programs: Determining Evidence-Based Best Practices. Acad Med. 2021 08 01; 96(8):1137-1145. 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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    13. 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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    14. Tu1436 IMPLEMENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF A 2-YEAR ONLINE ESOPHAGEAL MOTILITY CURRICULUM FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY FELLOWS. Gastroenterology. 2020 May 1; 158(6):s-1105-s-1106. Ko KM, Kraft KC, Sewell SJ, Kathpalia KP. .
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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 458 Implementation and Analysis of an Online Esophageal Motility Curriculum for Gastroenterology Fellows. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 Oct 1; 114(1):s268-s269. Kraft KC, Ko KM, Sewell SJ, Kathpalia KP. .
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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    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. Indwelling Peritoneal Drains Increase the Risk of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) in Cirrhotic Patients with Refractory Ascites: ACG/AstraZeneca Fellow Award. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2011 Oct 1; 106:s121. Bhatia BA, Kathpalia KP, Robertazzi RS, Lam LG, Ahn AJ, Cohen CS, Luke LA, Pillai PA. .
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    27. Post-Transplant Plasma Cell Hepatitis in a Patient with Hepatitis C. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2011 Oct 1; 106:s293. Kathpalia KP, Robertazzi RS, Bhatia BA, Ahn AJ, Cohen CS, Pillai PA. .
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