Advanced Endoscopy is an ever-growing subspecialty within Gastroenterology. It is where endoscopy meets surgery. With an increasing demand for less invasive procedures, this field stands to expand indefinitely. With that being said, it is important to provide quality education and training opportunities for those interested in the advancement of gastroenterology. The mission of Illinois Endoscopy Society is to educate healthcare providers and community members about the field of Advanced Endoscopy and its utilization in an evolving medical field.
Meet Our President!
Dr. Kamran Ayub, MD, MRCP
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