University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UNC. Dr. Shaheen is a recognized expert in esophageal diseases. His research and clinical interests center on gastroesophageal reflux disease, and pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the esophagus. He has authored greater than 200 publications in these areas. Dr. Shaheen is an author of the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Guideline for the treatment of GERD, as well as the AGA Guideline for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus. He is currently senior associate editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and has served previously on the editorial boards of both Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Shaheen has extensive experience in multi-center studies of both clinical and translational research. He is also a founding member of the Familial Barrett’s Esophagus Consortium (FBEC), as well as the EDRN-funded consortium of GI SPORE centers studying Barrett’s esophagus and the NCI’s Barrett’s Esophageal and Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON). Dr. Shaheen receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health, multiple societies, and private and public foundations.