Philosophy of Care
I believe in patient-centered, evidence-based, and collaborative care and strive to incorporate the benefits of these into gastrointestinal endoscopy and indeed the practice of medicine. My goal is to provide compassionate and effective care to help preserve quality of life and ensure that all patients have an optimal healthcare experience.
Dr. Tabibian is specially trained in advanced therapeutic endoscopy, including specialized procedures such as ERCP, EUS, EMR, RFA, luminal stenting, and balloon enteroscopy. He also has expertise in the management of bile duct disorders (i.e. "cholangiopathies"), in particular primary sclerosing cholangitis and other stricturing conditions. Dr. Tabibian's clinical interests encompass these areas of focus as well as training the next generation of academic gastroenterologists.
Dr. Tabibian's research interests include: Advanced endoscopy, Bile duct disorders, in particular primary sclerosing cholangitis, Clinical trials, Clinical outcomes research, Mentoring gastroenterology fellows, residents, and medical students, and Promoting diversity in medicine.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
M.D., Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2008
Ph.D., Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Graduate School, Rochester MN 2014
B.A., UC Davis, Davis CA 2004
Internship: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2008-2009
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD 2009-2010
Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN 2010-2015
Advanced Endoscopy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 2015-2016
American Board of Internal Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology,
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterlogical Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Honors and Awards
Targeting Liver Diseases 2nd World Conference Abstract Presentation Award, 2015
Rocky Mountain Interventional Endoscopy Educational Grant, 2015
AASLD Presidential Poster of Distinction, 2014
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Abstract Award, AASLD Presidential Plenary Session Presentation, 2013
Select Recent Publications
Hilscher M, Enders FB, Carey EJ, Lindor KD, Tabibian JH. Normalization of Serum Alkaline Phosphatase is a Biomarker of Improved Survival in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Ann Hepatol. 2016 Mar-Apr 2016;15(2):246-253.
Tabibian JH, Abu Dayyeh BK, Gores GJ, Levy MJ. A novel, minimally-invasive technique for management of peristomal varices. Hepatology. 2016 Apr;63(4):1398-400.
Tabibian JH, Varghese C, LaRusso NF, O'Hara SP. The Enteric Microbiome in Hepatobiliary Health and Disease. Liver Int. 2016 Apr;36(4):480-7.
Tabibian JH, Yang J, Baron TH, Kane SV, Enders FB, Gostout CJ. Weekend Admission for Acute Cholangitis Does Not Adversely Impact Endoscopic or Clinical Outcomes. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Jan;61(1):53-61.
Tabibian JH, O'Hara SP, Trussoni CE, Tietz PS, Splinter PL, Mounajjed T, Hagey LR, Larusso NF. Absence of the intestinal microbiota exacerbates hepatobiliary disease in a murine model of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Hepatology. 2016 Jan;63(1):185-96.
Tabibian JH, Visrodia KH, Levy MJ, Gostout CJ. Advanced endoscopic imaging of indeterminate biliary strictures. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Dec 10;7(18):1268-78.
Tabibian JH, O'Hara SP, Splinter PL, Trussoni CE, Larusso NF. Cholangiocyte senescence via N-Ras activation is a characteristic of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Hepatology. 2014 Jun;59(6):2263-75.
Tabibian JH, Macura SI, O'Hara SP, Fidler JL, Glockner JF, Takahashi N, Lowe VJ, Kemp BJ, Mishra PK, Tietz PS, Splinter PL, Trussoni CE, Larusso NF. Micro-computed tomography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging for noninvasive, live-mouse cholangiography. Lab Invest. 2013 Jun;93(6):733-43.
Tabibian JH, Weeding E, Jorgensen RA, Petz JA, Keach JC, Talwalkar JA, Lindor KD. Randomised clinical trial: vancomycin or metronidazole in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis - a pilot study. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2013 Mar;37(6):604-12.
Tabibian JH, Asham EH, Han S, Saab S, Tong MJ, Goldstein L, Busuttil RW, Durazo FA. Endoscopic Treatment of Post-Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Anastomotic Biliary Strictures with Maximal Stent Therapy (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Mar;71(3):505-12.
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