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Kenneth McQuaid, MD

VAMC 203
San Francisco, CA 94121

Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD is Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Chief of the Medical Service and Gastroenterology Division at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He has an active clinical and research interest in gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, screening and surveillance of colorectal neoplasia, and endotherapies for obesity.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship Gastroenterology 1988
Hennepin County Medical Center Chief resident Internal Medicine 1985
Hennepin County Medical Center Residency Internal Medicine 1984
University of California, San Francisco M.D. School of Medicine 1981
Stanford University B.S. Biology 1977

Awards and Honors

2016   President, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2016-2017
2008   Council of Master Clinicians, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2008
2006   Distinguished Clinician Award, American Gastroenterological Association, 2006
2003   Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2003
1996   Mervin J. Goldman, MD Housestaff Teaching Award, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 1996
1990   Medicine Housestaff Teaching Award, UCSD, 1990
1981   Alpha Omega Alpha Society, UCSF, 1981
1981   Gold-Headed Cane Society, UCSF, 1981

Recent Articles (62)

Fennerty MB, McQuaid K, Gorelick F. Presentation of the Julius M. Friedenwald Medal to Loren A. Laine. Gastroenterology. 2018 May 05.

McQuaid KR, Wright TL. Obituary: Marvin H Sleisenger MD, July 3rd 1924 - October 17th 2017. Gastroenterology. 2018 Mar 29.

Ryou M, McQuaid KR, Thompson CC, Edmundowicz S, Mergener K. ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the Role and Value of Endoscopic Therapies in Obesity Management. Obes Surg. 2018 Jan; 28(1):3-14.

Lin D, Soetikno RM, McQuaid K, Pham C, Doan G, Mou S, Shergill AK, Somsouk M, Rouse RV, Kaltenbach T. Risk factors for postpolypectomy bleeding in patients receiving anticoagulation or antiplatelet medications. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Apr; 87(4):1106-1113.

Ryou M, McQuaid KR, Thompson CC, Edmundowic S, Mergener K. ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the Role and Value of Endoscopic Therapies in Obesity Management. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Feb; 22(2):376-387.

Ryou M, McQuaid KR, Thompson CC, Edmundowicz S, Mergener K. ASGE EndoVators Summit: defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management. Surg Endosc. 2018 Jan; 32(1):1-13.

ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 11; 86(5):757-767.

Wani S, Sedlack R, Dewitt J, McQuaid K, Woods KL. Response. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 10; 86(4):754-756.

Ryou M, McQuaid KR, Thompson CC, Edmundowicz S, Mergener K, Dayyeh BA, Apovian C, Burke C, Chand B, Chandraker A, Deas T, Dietz W, Dunkin B, Ernest O, Faigel D, Garber S, Hamdy O, Kaplan L, Kumar N, Kushner R, Larsen MC, Lerner H, Littenberg G, Mantzoros C, Mattar S, Moore R, Rinella M, Rothstein R, Schillinger D, Spring B, Sullivan S, Tice J, Vargo J, Wilson E, Woods K, Zundel N. ASGE EndoVators Summit: Defining the role and value of endoscopic therapies in obesity management. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 11; 13(11):1805-1816.

Lu Y, Jones DJ, Sharara N, Kaltenbach T, Laine L, McQuaid K, Soetikno R, Subramanian V, Barkun A. Transparency ethics in practice: Revisiting financial conflicts of interest disclosure forms in clinical practice guidelines. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0182856.

Kaltenbach TR, Soetikno RM, DeVivo R, Laine LA, Barkun A, McQuaid KR. Optimizing the quality of endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease: focus on surveillance and management of colorectal dysplasia using interactive image- and video-based teaching. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Dec; 86(6):1107-1117.e1.

Kaltenbach T, McQuaid KR, Soetikno R. Response. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 12; 84(6):1079-1080.

Kaltenbach T, McQuaid KR, Soetikno R, Laine L. Improving detection of colorectal dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease surveillance. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 May; 83(5):1013-4.

Soetikno R, Kaltenbach T, McQuaid KR, Subramanian V, Kumar R, Barkun AN, Laine L. Paradigm Shift in the Surveillance and Management of Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (West). Dig Endosc. 2016 Apr; 28(3):266-73.

Laine L, Kaltenbach T, Barkun A, McQuaid KR, Subramanian V, Soetikno R. Response to Editorial of Peter D.R. Higgins (July 2015). Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec; 110(12):1734-5.

Sanduleanu S, Kaltenbach T, Barkun A, McCabe RP, Velayos F, Picco MF, Laine L, Soetikno R, McQuaid KR. A roadmap to the implementation of chromoendoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease colonoscopy surveillance practice. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Jan; 83(1):213-22.

Shergill AK, Conners EE, McQuaid KR, Epstein S, Ryan JC, Shah JN, Inadomi J, Somsouk M. Protective association of colonoscopy against proximal and distal colon cancer and patterns in interval cancer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Sep; 82(3):529-37.e1.

Yukl SA, Shergill AK, Girling V, Li Q, Killian M, Epling L, Li P, Kaiser P, Haase A, Havlir DV, McQuaid K, Sinclair E, Wong JK. Site-specific differences in T cell frequencies and phenotypes in the blood and gut of HIV-uninfected and ART-treated HIV+ adults. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0121290.

Laine L, Kaltenbach T, Barkun A, McQuaid KR, Subramanian V, Soetikno R. SCENIC international consensus statement on surveillance and management of dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. 2015 Mar; 148(3):639-651.e28.

Laine L, Kaltenbach T, Barkun A, McQuaid KR, Subramanian V, Soetikno R. SCENIC international consensus statement on surveillance and management of dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Mar; 81(3):489-501.e26.

Kaltenbach T, Rastogi A, Rouse RV, McQuaid KR, Sato T, Bansal A, Kosek JC, Soetikno R. Real-time optical diagnosis for diminutive colorectal polyps using narrow-band imaging: the VALID randomised clinical trial. Gut. 2015 Oct; 64(10):1569-77.

McGill SK, Soetikno R, Rastogi A, Rouse RV, Sato T, Bansal A, McQuaid K, Kaltenbach T. Endoscopists can sustain high performance for the optical diagnosis of colorectal polyps following standardized and continued training. Endoscopy. 2015 Mar; 47(3):200-6.

Nett A, Velayos F, McQuaid K. Quality bowel preparation for surveillance colonoscopy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease is a must. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2014 Jul; 24(3):379-92.

Yukl SA, Shergill AK, Ho T, Killian M, Girling V, Epling L, Li P, Wong LK, Crouch P, Deeks SG, Havlir DV, McQuaid K, Sinclair E, Wong JK. The distribution of HIV DNA and RNA in cell subsets differs in gut and blood of HIV-positive patients on ART: implications for viral persistence. J Infect Dis. 2013 Oct 15; 208(8):1212-20.

Soetikno R, Subramanian V, Kaltenbach T, Rouse RV, Sanduleanu S, Suzuki N, Tanaka S, McQuaid K. The detection of nonpolypoid (flat and depressed) colorectal neoplasms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. 2013 Jun; 144(7):1349-52, 1352.e1-6.

Fennerty MB, McQuaid K. Our new president--Loren A. Laine, MD. Gastroenterology. 2012 May; 142(5):1240-4.

Shergill AK, McQuaid KR, Deleon A, McAnanama M, Shah JN. Randomized trial of standard versus magnetic endoscope imaging colonoscopes for unsedated colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 May; 75(5):1031-1036.e1.

Krier M, Kaltenbach T, McQuaid K, Soetikno R. Potential use of telemedicine to provide outpatient care for inflammatory bowel disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Dec; 106(12):2063-7.

Kaltenbach T, Watson R, Shah J, Friedland S, Sato T, Shergill A, McQuaid K, Soetikno R. Colonoscopy with clipping is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of diverticular bleeding. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Feb; 10(2):131-7.

Keedy AW, Yee J, Aslam R, Weinstein S, Landeras LA, Shah JN, McQuaid KR, Yeh BM. Reduced cathartic bowel preparation for CT colonography: prospective comparison of 2-L polyethylene glycol and magnesium citrate. Radiology. 2011 Oct; 261(1):156-64.

McQuaid KR, Laine L, Fennerty MB, Souza R, Spechler SJ. Systematic review: the role of bile acids in the pathogenesis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and related neoplasia. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Jul; 34(2):146-65.

Yukl SA, Shergill AK, McQuaid K, Gianella S, Lampiris H, Hare CB, Pandori M, Sinclair E, G√ľnthard HF, Fischer M, Wong JK, Havlir DV. Effect of raltegravir-containing intensification on HIV burden and T-cell activation in multiple gut sites of HIV-positive adults on suppressive antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2010 Oct 23; 24(16):2451-60.

Yukl SA, Gianella S, Sinclair E, Epling L, Li Q, Duan L, Choi AL, Girling V, Ho T, Li P, Fujimoto K, Lampiris H, Hare CB, Pandori M, Haase AT, G√ľnthard HF, Fischer M, Shergill AK, McQuaid K, Havlir DV, Wong JK. Differences in HIV burden and immune activation within the gut of HIV-positive patients receiving suppressive antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis. 2010 Nov 15; 202(10):1553-61.

Terdiman JP, McQuaid KR. Surveillance guidelines should be updated to recognize the importance of serrated polyps. Gastroenterology. 2010 Nov; 139(5):1444-7.

Kanwal F, Kramer J, Asch SM, El-Serag H, Spiegel BM, Edmundowicz S, Sanyal AJ, Dominitz JA, McQuaid KR, Martin P, Keeffe EB, Friedman LS, Ho SB, Durazo F, Bacon BR. An explicit quality indicator set for measurement of quality of care in patients with cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Aug; 8(8):709-17.

Terdiman JP, Johnson LK, Kim YS, Sleisenger MH, Gum JR, Hayes A, Weinberg VK, McQuaid KR. Chemoprevention of colonic polyps with balsalazide: an exploratory, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Nov; 54(11):2488-96.

Shergill AK, McQuaid KR, Rempel D. Ergonomics and GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Jul; 70(1):145-53.

Shergill AK, Asundi KR, Barr A, Shah JN, Ryan JC, McQuaid KR, Rempel D. Pinch force and forearm-muscle load during routine colonoscopy: a pilot study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Jan; 69(1):142-6.

Wang TC, Cominelli F, Fleischer DE, Gordon JM, Glickman RM, Limsui D, McQuaid KR, Montrose M, Pasricha PJ, Powell DW, Rowe WA, Sandborn WJ, Todisco A. AGA Institute Future Trends Committee report: the future of gastroenterology training programs in the United States. Gastroenterology. 2008 Nov; 135(5):1764-89.e2.

Laine L, McQuaid KR. Endoscopic therapy for bleeding ulcers: an evidence-based approach based on meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Jan; 7(1):33-47; quiz 1-2.

McQuaid KR, Laine L. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials of moderate sedation for routine endoscopic procedures. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 May; 67(6):910-23.

Yen EF, Ladabaum U, Muthusamy VR, Cello JP, McQuaid KR, Shah JN. Colonoscopic treatment of acute diverticular hemorrhage using endoclips. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Sep; 53(9):2480-5.

Wang TC, Fleischer DE, Kaufman PN, Malagelada JR, McDonald WJ, McQuaid KR, Montrose M, Pasricha PJ, Powell DW, Rose S, Rowe WA, Todisco A. The best of times and the worst of times: sustaining the future of academic gastroenterology in the United States--Report of a Consensus Conference Conducted by the AGA Institute Future Trends Committee. Gastroenterology. 2008 Feb; 134(2):597-616.

Ghassemi KF, Rodriguez HJ, Vesga L, Stewart L, McQuaid KR, Shah JN. Endoscopic treatment of Boerhaave syndrome using a removable self-expandable plastic stent. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2007 Oct; 41(9):863-4.

Lieberman DA, Weiss DG, Harford WV, Ahnen DJ, Provenzale D, Sontag SJ, Schnell TG, Chejfec G, Campbell DR, Kidao J, Bond JH, Nelson DB, Triadafilopoulos G, Ramirez FC, Collins JF, Johnston TK, McQuaid KR, Garewal H, Sampliner RE, Esquivel R, Robertson D. Five-year colon surveillance after screening colonoscopy. Gastroenterology. 2007 Oct; 133(4):1077-85.

Gerson LB, Twomey K, Hecht G, Lee L, McQuaid K, Pizarro TT, Street S, Yoshida C, Early D. Does gender affect career satisfaction and advancement in gastroenterology? Results of an AGA institute-sponsored survey. Gastroenterology. 2007 Apr; 132(4):1598-606.

Cotton PB, Barkun A, Ginsberg G, Hawes RH, Atkin W, Bjorkman DJ, Dykes C, Elta G, Farrell J, Fleischer D, Ganz R, Glenn T, Janowski D, Johnson D, Kochman M, Kowalski T, Megibow AJ, McQuaid K, Sasa H, Thompson CC, Vargo J, Woods K. Diagnostic endoscopy: 2020 vision. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Sep; 64(3):395-8.

Gupta S, Vittinghoff E, Bertenthal D, Corley D, Shen H, Walter LC, McQuaid K. New-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 Nov; 4(11):1366-72; quiz 1301.

Bosworth HB, Rockey DC, Paulson EK, Niedzwiecki D, Davis W, Sanders LL, Yee J, Henderson J, Hatten P, Burdick S, Sanyal A, Rubin DT, Sterling M, Akerkar G, Bhutani MS, Binmoeller K, Garvie J, Bini EJ, McQuaid K, Foster WL, Thompson WM, Dachman A, Halvorsen R. Prospective comparison of patient experience with colon imaging tests. Am J Med. 2006 Sep; 119(9):791-9.

McQuaid KR, Laine L. Systematic review and meta-analysis of adverse events of low-dose aspirin and clopidogrel in randomized controlled trials. Am J Med. 2006 Aug; 119(8):624-38.

Steinman MA, McQuaid KR, Covinsky KE. Age and rising rates of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use. Results from a national survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Mar; 21(3):245-50.

Gupta S, McQuaid K. Management of nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory, drug-associated dyspepsia. Gastroenterology. 2005 Nov; 129(5):1711-9.

Laine L, McQuaid K. Bleeding complications related to aspirin dose. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Oct 01; 96(7):1035-6.

McQuaid KR, Laine L. Early heartburn relief with proton pump inhibitors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Jun; 3(6):553-63.

Rockey DC, Koch J, Yee J, McQuaid KR, Halvorsen RA. Prospective comparison of air-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy in patients with fecal occult blood: a pilot study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Dec; 60(6):953-8.

Sharma P, McQuaid K, Dent J, Fennerty MB, Sampliner R, Spechler S, Cameron A, Corley D, Falk G, Goldblum J, Hunter J, Jankowski J, Lundell L, Reid B, Shaheen NJ, Sonnenberg A, Wang K, Weinstein W. A critical review of the diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus: the AGA Chicago Workshop. Gastroenterology. 2004 Jul; 127(1):310-30.

Garcia RT, Cello JP, Nguyen MH, Rogers SJ, Rodas A, Trinh HN, Stollman NH, Schlueck G, McQuaid KR. Unsedated ultrathin EGD is well accepted when compared with conventional sedated EGD: a multicenter randomized trial. Gastroenterology. 2003 Dec; 125(6):1606-12.

McQuaid KR. Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in nonulcer dyspepsia: how much analysis do we need? J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Apr; 36(4):291-4.

McQuaid KR. Nonendoscopic imaging: the marauders are at the gates. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Jun; 55(7 Suppl):S1.

McQuaid KR. What is PET? (an overview of principles). Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Jun; 55(7 Suppl):S51-2.

Nelson DB, McQuaid KR, Bond JH, Lieberman DA, Weiss DG, Johnston TK. Procedural success and complications of large-scale screening colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Mar; 55(3):307-14.

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