John B. Kisiel, M.D.
The overall career goal of John B. Kisiel, M.D., is to improve the clinical outcomes of patients with gastrointestinal illness by providing excellent bedside care and conducting clinical and translational research. His primary research focus is the prevention and early diagnosis of cancers and pre-cancers in high-risk patients, including those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Significance to patient care
Stool DNA testing, which has been validated in the general population for detecting colon cancers and polyps, shows promise for detecting cancers throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Kisiel and his colleagues are working to develop this technology to noninvasively screen for cancers that are difficult to detect by currently available tools; with this effort, they hope to reduce patient discomfort, improve patient care and lower costs of care.
Chief Medical Resident
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