Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH

Division of Gastroenterology
and Hepatology

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Mary Kay and Eugene Bozymski and Linda and William Heizer Distinguished Professor


Clinical Contact
Cristina Garcia-Kimber, RN
P: 919-843-1002

Administrative Contact
Amanda Horton
P: 919-966-7047 

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Clinical Interests: Barrett’s Esophagus, Esophageal Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Motility Disorders.

Academic Interests:  Dr. Shaheen performs extensive clinical and translational research in diseases of the esophagus, with a special emphasis on pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions.  He is interested in developing improved methods of detecting people who have these conditions before they present with symptoms.  He is Director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing at UNC, and has authored more than 200 papers on these diseases.

Education and Training

Degree Institution Area
AB Harvard University Biology
MD University of Chicago Medicine
MPH University of North Carolina Epidemiology
Residency University of Chicago Medicine
Fellowship University of North Carolina Gastroenterology