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Mehnaz A Shafi, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Division of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler
Unit Number: 1466
Houston, TX 77030

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1989 The Aga Khan University School of Medicine, Karachi, Pakistan, MBBS, Medicine
1982 F.G. College for Women, Islamabad, Pakistan, Higer Secondary School Certificate, Pre-Medical Science

Postgraduate Training

7/1995-6/1997 Clinical Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
7/1992-6/1994 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
7/1991-6/1992 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
12/1989-12/1990 Externship Medicine and Radiology, MH Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
11/1988-11/1989 House Officer, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Board Certifications

2002 American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
2001 Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
1997 American Board of Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Site Supervisor Texas A&M University Residents, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2009-present
Site Supervisor UTMB Galveston GI Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-2010
Site Supervisor UT Houston GI Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2007-2010

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity Committee, American College of Gastroenterology, Bethesda, MD, 7/2007-2013
Gastric Electrical Stimulation Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1/2006-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Raju G, Lum P, Ross W, Thirumurthi S, Miller E, Lynch P, Lee J, Bhutani M, Shafi M, Weston B, Pande M, Bresalier R, Rashid A, Mishra L, Davila M, Stroehlein J. Outcome of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection As an Alternative to Surgery in Patients with Complex Colon Polyps. Gastrointest Endosc. e-Pub 2/6/2016. PMID: 26859866.
2. Raju FS, Lum PJ, Slack RS, Thirumurthi S, Lynch PM, MIller E< Weston BR, Davila ML, Bhutani MS, Shafi MA, Bresalier RS, Dekovich AA, Lee JH, Guha S, Pande M, Blechacz B, Rashid A, Routbort M, Shuttlesworth G, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR, Ross WA. Natural Language Processing as an alternative to manual reporting of colonoscopy quality metrics. Gastrointest Endosc 82(3):512-9, 9/2015.
3. Ross W, Pande M, Thirumurthi S, Lynch P, Shafi MA, Lee, J, Raju G. Detection Rates of Premalignant Polyps During Screening Colonoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 81(3):567-74, 3/2015. PMID: 25583558.
4. Thosani N, Batra S, Ghouri Y, Raju G, Shafi MA, Guha S. Role of Argon Plasma Coagulation in Management of Bleeding GI Tumors: Evaluating Outcomes and Survival. The Turkish Journal Gastroenterology:38-42, 12/2014. PMID: 25910365.
5. Hameed A, Taggar M, Shafi MA. Adult Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in a Solitary Colon Polyp. JSM Clinical Case Report, 1/2014.
6. Shafi MA, Hameed A, Hofstetter W, Davila M. Recurrence of Esophageal Intestinal Metaplasia or Dysplasia Following Radiofrequency Ablation and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of Barrett's Esophagus. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology Accepted for publication, 8/2013.
7. Camilleri M, Parkman HP, Julapalli V, Shafi MA, Schwartz J, Abell TL, Gerson L. Clinical Guideline: Management of Gastroparesis. Am J Gastroenterol 10:1038, 1/2013.

Invited Articles

1. Shafi MA. Do Female Patients prefer Female Enodoscopists? AGA Perspectives, 5/2014.

Abstracts

1. Ejaz S, Slack R, Kim P, Stroehlein JR, Shafi MA,. Cardiac Safety Profiles of Patient Treated with Domperidone Using an FDA-Approved IND Protocol. AJG 110(2485):S1029, 10/2015.
2. Shafi MA, Grahm DY,. Curative Therapy of an Acid Secreting Inlet Patch Producing Chronic Sore Thoat. AJG 110(608):S269, 10/2015.
3. Shafi MA, Hameed A, Stroehlein JR, Shuttlesworth G,. Gastric Electric Stimulation Improves Severe Abdominal Pain in Patients with Diabetic and Idiopathic Gastroparesis Over a 3-Year Period. AJG 110(2305):S1035, 10/2015.
4. Ejaz S, Stroehlein J, Shuttlesworth G, Shafi M. Clinical features and outcomes of achalasia in cancer patients at a tertiary cancer center from 1999-2014. Poster Presentation: DDW, 5/2015.
5. Hameed A, Stroehlein J, Shuttlesworth G, Shafi MA. Coexisting Psychiatric Disorder Predicts Poor Outcome in Patients with Severe Gastroparesis: A 3 year review. Poster Presentation DDW 2015, 5/2015.
6. Hameed A, Shafi MA. Coexisting Psychiatric Disorder Predicts Poor Outome in Patients with Severe Gastroparesis. DDW 2015, 5/2015.
7. Miller E, Shafi MA. Five-Year Trends in Adenoma Detection Rates: A Report From a Single Academic Group Practice. DDW 2015, 5/2015.
8. Raju GS, Shafi MA. Outcome of Reeferral to an Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Center as an Alternative to Srgery in Patients with Large and Flat Colon Tumors. DDW 2015, 5/2015.
9. Raju GS, Shafi MA. Reporting Adenoma Detection Rate Confidence Intervals Provide Better Feedbackabout Endoscopists' Performanced. DDW 2015, 5/2015.
10. Menon V, Shafi MA. The Genomic Landscape of Human COlon Adenomas Reveaals Early Driver Mutations and a TGF-β-CEA regulated profile. DDW 2015, 5/2015.
11. Thirumurthi S, Shafi MA. When Patients Watch A Video, Physicians See More Adenomas: An Educational Bowel Preparation Video Improves Adenoma Detection Rates. DDW 2015, 5/2015.
12. Ejaz S, Stroehlein J, Shafi M. Achalasia in Patients with Malignancy. ACG 2014 Poster presentation 109(S2):ab804, 10/2014.
13. Coron E, Ahmed A, Al-Kawas F, Brugge WR, Caillol F, Carr-Locke DL, Etienne J, Gaddam S, Gan SI, Guaraldi da Silva S, Haluszka O, Iyer P, Joshi V, Kaul V, Kothari S, Lightdale CJ, Reveille RM, Sejpal DV, Shafi MA. Decision-making software for probe-confocal laser endomicroscopy (PCLE) in Barrett's esophagus: A pilot study. UEG Week, 10/2014.
14. Hameed A, Stroehlein J, Shafi M. Five-year sustained durability of Clinical Response after gastric electrical Stiumulation Therapy (GES) for Sever Gastropaaresis. ACG 2014 Poster presentation 109(S2):ab177, 10/2014.
15. Hameed A, Stroehlein J, Shafi M. Need for Prokinetic Medications after Gastric Electrical Stimulation in Patients with Medically Refractory Gastroparesis. ACG 2014 Poster presentation 109(S2):ab181, 10/2014.
16. Ghouri Y, Varma A, Batra S, Thosani N, Shafi M, Guha S. Overt Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Predictors of Rebleeding in Hematologic Malignances. ACG 2014 Poster presentation 109(S2):ab1991, 10/2014.
17. Hameed A, Shafi M. Prior Abdominal Surgery Does not impair clinical reponse to gastric electrical stiumulation in gastroparesis patientsfollowd for up to five years. ACG 2014 Poster presentation 109(S2):ab182, 10/2014.
18. Ejaz S, Shafi M, Stroehlein J. Small Intestine Diverticulitis. ACG 2014 Poster Presentation 109(S2):ab1108, 10/2014.
19. Thirumurthi S, Ross WA, Lum P, Miller E, Weston BR, Pande M, Lynch PM, Shafi MA, Bhutani MS, Dekovich AA, Blechacz B, Lee JH, Davila ML, Bresalier RS, Slack RS, Guha S, Rashid A, Routbort M, Shuttlesworth G, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR, Raju GS. Adenoma detection rate & sessile serrated adenoma detection rate trends with increasing age: A study using a natural language processing computer program. Poster Presentation: DDW, 5/2014.
20. Weston B, Ross WA, Lum P, Thirumurthi S, Miller E, Bhutani MS, Blechacz B, Bresalier RS, Davila ML, Dekovich AA, Guha S, Lee JH, Lynch PM, Pande M, Rashid A, Shafi MA, Shuttlesworth G, Slack RS, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR, Raju GS. Adenoma detection rate (ADR) and serrated adenoma detection rate (Sdr) during screening colonoscopy with and without a personal cancer history (Pch) in a tertiary referral cancer center. Poster Presentation: DDW, 5/2014.
21. Hameed A, Stroehlein JR, Shafi MA. Effect of prokinetic medications one year after gastric electrical stimulation in patients with refractory gastroparesis. Poster presentation: DoIM Research, 5/2014.
22. Hameed A, Stroehlein JR, Qureshi W, Shafi MA. Gastric electrical stimulation and its impact on symptom reduction in gastroparesis patients with prior cholecystectomy. Poster presentation: DDW, 5/2014.
23. Lum P, Ross WA, Pande M, Lynch PM, Miller E, Bhutani MS, Weston BR, Thirumurthi S, Dekovich AA, Guha S, Shafi MA, Davila ML, Bresalier RS, Lee JH, Blechacz B, Shuttlesworth G, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR, Raju GS. Measures to improve colonoscopy quality metrics. Poster Presentation: DDW, 5/2014.
24. Raju GS, Ross WA, Lum P, Lynch PM, Slack R, Miller E, Weston BR, Davila ML, Thirumurthi S, Bhutani MS, Shafi MA, Bresalier RS, Dekovich AA, Lee JH, Guha S, Blechacz B, Rashid A, Routbort M, Shuttlesworth G, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR. Natural language processing (NLP) as an alternative to manual reporting of colonoscopy quality metrics. Poster Presentation: DDW, 5/2014.
25. Miller E, Ross WA, Lum Phillip, Thirumurthi S, Weston BR, Pande M, Bhutani MS, Blechacz B, Bresalier RS, Davila ML, Dekovich AA, Guha S, Lee JH, Lynch PM,Shafi MA, Shuttlesworth G, Slack R, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR, Raju GS. Screening colonoscopy quality metrics for males and females across ethnic groups using a natural language processing algorithm. Poster Presentation: DDW, 5/2014.
26. Biritxinage L, Jauch S, Popat U, Shafi MA, Shan N, Bashir Q, Dinh Y, Hosing C, Champlin C, Qazilbash M. Impact of hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) seropositivity on the outcome of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Auto-HCT) in multiple myeloma (MM). Oral presentation ASBMT, 2/2014.
27. Shafi MA, Hameed A, Qureshi W. Gastric Electrical Stimulation Improves Long-Term Outcomes of Patients with Gastroparesis. Oral Presentation, 78th Annual Meeting American College of Gastroenterology, 10/2013.
28. Hammed A, Shafi MA. Rare, Isolated, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in a colonic polyp. ACG, 10/2013.
29. Shafi MA, Hameed A, Shuttlesworth G, Qureshi W. Stimulation parameters in patients treated with gastric electrical stimulation for severe gastroparesis. Poster Presentation: 78th Annual Meeting College of Gastroenterology, 10/2013.
30. Ghouri Y, Thosani N, Batra S, Shafi MA, Guha S. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding in cancer patients: Colonoscopic findings. ACG, 2013.
31. Shafi MA, Hameed A, Hofstetter W, Davila M. Recurrence of esophageal intestinal metaplasia or dysplasia following radiofrequency ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection of Barrett's Esophagus. OESO, The Esophagus 12th World Conference, 2013.
32. Khanijow V, Adeyefa B, Machicado JD, Kochar R, Shafi MA. Gastropericardial Fistula: Threatening Complication after Esophagectomy. AJG 107(1):247, 10/2012.
33. Thosani N, Kumar S, Shah S, Shafi MA, Davila ML, Dekovich AA, Guha S. Capsule Endoscopy Versus Position Emission Tomography for Detection of Metastatic Small Intestinal Melanoma: A Tertiary Cancer Center Experience. DDW, 5/2012.
34. Shafi MA, Barrientos R. Frequency of Gastrointestinal Involvement and Endoscopy Findings in Refractory/Relapsed Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL). DDW, 5/2012.
35. Shafi MA, Davila ML. Safety and Efficacy of Radiofrequency Ablation in Post Esophagectomy Patients with Residual or Recurrent Barrett's. DDW, 5/2012.
36. Shafi MA, Dekovich AA, Ross WA, Davila ML. Safety and Efficacy of Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in Cancer Patients with low Neutrophil Counts and Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Case Controlled Study. DDW, 5/2012.
37. Thosani N, Kumar S, Machicado JD, Ross WA, Shafi MA, Dekovich AA, Davila ML, Guha S. Safety and Efficacy of Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in Stem Cell Transplant Patients: A Tertiary Cancer Center Experience. DDW, 5/2012.

Last updated: 2/17/2016