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Virenda JoshiVirenda Joshi, MD
Director of Endoscopy, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Tulane Cancer Center Contributing Member

Contact Information
Phone: 504-988-5763
Address: 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-35, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699

Biographical Narrative

Virendra Joshi, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Endoscopy Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also associate clinical professor of surgery and director, Pancreatobiliary Services at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Joshi received an MBBS from the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He completed a residency in radiology before going on to complete an internal medicine internship and residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals, Baltimore, Maryland, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University.

Dr. Joshi is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Gastroenterology Dr. Joshi serves as a reviewer of Digestive Disease and Sciences and the American Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Joshi is the author or co-author of more than 75 abstracts and articles in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. In addition, he is an invited speaker at professional society meetings. His most recent work is on current treatment options in idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis and application of newer endoscopic technologies in gastrointestinal cancer management. He is the principal investigator for several active research projects, including clinical trials on idiopathic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Selected Publications
Dash S, Haque S, Joshi V, Prabhu R, Hazari S, Fermin C, Garry R. HCV-Hepatocellular carcinoma, new findings and hope for effective treatment. Microscopy Research and Technique, 2005.

Curiel TJ, Morris C, Brumlik M, Landry SF, Finstad K, Nelson A, Joshi V, Hawkins C, Alarez X, Lackner A, Mohammedzadeh M. Peptides identified through phage display direct immunogenic antigen to dendritic cells. J Immunol, 172(12): 7425-31, 2004.

Lee JR, Joshi V, Griffin JW, Lasota J, Miettinen M. Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumor: immunohistochemical and molecular identity with gastrointestinal stromal tumor. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 25(8): 979-987, 2001.

Schmidt H, Lee J, Joshi V, Playford R, Poulsom R, Wright N. Goldenring J. Identification of a metaplastic cell lineage expressing spasmolytic peptide as a precursor of human gastric adenocarcinoma. Lab Investigation, 79: 439-446, 1999.


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