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Swathi Eluri, MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Swathi Eluri MD, MSCR grew up in Chapel Hill and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her doctor of medicine and completed residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She then completed her gastroenterology fellowship at the University of North Carolina Hospital and masters in clinical research at the Gillings Global School of Public Health. She also completed an advanced fellowship specializing in esophageal diseases at the University of North Carolina Hospital, where she is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Clinical Focus: Dr. Eluri specializes in taking care of patients with Esophageal Diseases, particularly Barrett’s esophagus. She is trained in the endoscopic treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and early stage esophageal cancer. She is also experienced in the medical and endoscopic management of various other esophageal diseases including eosinophilic esophagitis, esophageal dysmotility, swallowing disorders, and gastroesophageal reflux.

Academic Interests: Dr. Eluri’s research interests include improving screening and surveillance practices in Barrett’s esophagus, use of non-endoscopic screening modalities, treatment outcomes in eosinophilic esophagitis and swallowing disorders. Dr. Eluri has contributed to multiple articles and reviews to medical journals in the area of esophageal diseases.


Selected Bibliography

  • Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jun;110(6):828-34. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.152. Epub 2015 May 26. The Presence of Genetic Mutations at Key Loci Predicts Progression to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Barrett’s Esophagus.
  • Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Jun;83(6):1142-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.11.019. Epub 2015 Dec 1. The extremely narrow-caliber esophagus is a treatment-resistant subphenotype of eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 May;85(5):889-903. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.01.007. Epub 2017 Jan 18. Barrett’s esophagus: diagnosis and management.
  • Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2017 Jun 15;8(6):e97. doi: 10.1038/ctg.2017.27. Diminishing Effectiveness of Long-Term Maintenance Topical Steroid Therapy in PPI Non-Responsive Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
  • Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Feb;111(2):206-13. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.399. Epub 2016 Jan 12. Outcomes of Esophageal Dilation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Safety, Efficacy, and Persistence of the Fibrostenotic Phenotype.

Education and Training

Degree Institution Area
BS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biology and Religious Studies
MD John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine Medicine
Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital Internal Medicine
Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gastroenterology