Pankaj Jay Pasricha, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Dr. Pasricha received his M.D. degree from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1982. Subsequently, he trained in internal medicine and pulmonology at Georgetown University-DC General Hospital and Tufts-New England Medical Center, respectively, and in gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then stayed on faculty at Johns Hopkins University. In 1997, Dr. Pasricha assumed leadership of the GI Division at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he was the Bassel and Frances Blanton Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine. In August 2007, Dr. Pasricha was appointed as Chief of Gastroenterology at Stanford University of Medicine, where he served as Professor of Medicine and of Surgery until assuming his current position back at Johns Hopkins in July 2012.

Dr. Pasricha is currently the Vice Chair of Medicine for innovation and commercialization at Johns Hopkins. He is also the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology as well as the newly created Food, Body and Mind Center. In addition, he holds appointments as Professor in the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine and at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

His research interests include endoscopic, clinical and bench research. His laboratory is interested in molecular mechanisms of visceral pain and gastrointestinal motility and restoration of enteric neural function with novel strategies including neural stem cell transplants. His clinical interests include GI motility disorders and abdominal pain as well as the development of novel endoscopic procedures and devices.

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