Dr. Ayub completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Ayub is considered an expert in the field of endoscopic ultrasound, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, and advcanced endoscopy/ERCP. He has published numerous articles, abstracts and has spoken extensively at national and international meetings. Dr. Ayub has described new techniques of endoscopic ultrasound guided nerve blocks, and written a book chapter on this topic. He held an NIH Grant on Barrett’s Esophagus from 2002 to 2008 and specializes in the management of High Grade Dysplasia. Dr. Ayub has served as Chief of Endoscopic Ultrasound at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and has served as the Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He values the importance of educating others on these topics and was awarded a teaching scholarship by the University of Washington from 2002-2003.
Dr. Ayub has a special interest in additional areas, including Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, gastrointestinal oncology, pancreato-biliary disease, chronic abdominal pain, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided nerve blocks for patients with chronic pain.
• Held an NIH Grant on Barrett’s Esophagus from 2002 to 2008
• Awarded American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Award, 1999
• Won Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Research Award in 1998 and again in 2000
• Awarded University of Washington Teaching Scholarship 2002-2003
• Has numerous publications including journal articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters
• Speaks extensively at national and international meetings
• First described EUS guided core biopsy of the liver
• Described EUS guided botox injection for refractory anal fissure
• Described new techniques of endoscopic ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
• Served as Chief of Endoscopic Ultrasound at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
• Served as the Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington
• Teaching Scholarship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002-2003
• Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1998-1999
• Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1996- 1998
• Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MD, 1995-1996
• Residency: Internal Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, MD, 1993- 1995
• Medical School: Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1983
MEET OUR VICE PRESIDENT - LEAH ALLES PA-C
Leah Alles is a certified Physician Assistant who graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Francis earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Masters of Medical Science degree from Midwestern University, where she was presented with an award for outstanding capstone presentation on her research of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatments.
Her main interests include diseases of the esophagus, bile duct, and pancreas, digestive cancers, and IBS. She is involved in research studies on Barrett’s Esophagus, reflux disease, and diseases of the biliary tract and pancreas.
Leah is the study coordinator for advanced endoscopy research and is currently working with Dr. Ayub as the first research team in the Midwest to investigate single-use duodenoscopes in non-emergent ERCP procedures. She is currently the Vice President of the Illinois Endoscopy Society.
MEET OUR SECRETARY- NAVKIRAN RANDHAWA, DO
Navkiran Randhawa is currently the chief internal medicine resident at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. She earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. She is passionate about educating the community about preventative gastrointestinal cancers including colon cancer. Her main interest include pancreatic, bile duct, esophagus and digestive diseases. She is interested in advanced endoscopy.