Irving Waxman, MD
Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Irving Waxman is a leading authority on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His work focuses on state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures for esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, lung and rectal tumors.
He is also director of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT). This center focuses on new imaging modalities for the detection of early gastrointestinal cancer; minimally invasive endoscopic resection of superficial gastrointestinal malignancies; and combined endo-surgical minimally invasive interventions.
Current areas of clinical research include the therapeutic applications of endoscopic ultrasound. He is also conducting ongoing research on endoscopic minimally invasive therapy for esophageal and colonic cancers and in per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), a minimally invasive endoscopic treatment for achalasia.
Center for Care and Discovery
Year Started Practice
Universidad de Nacional Autonoma
New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Georgetown University, Washington DC
American College of Gastroenterology
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More About Dr. Waxman
View a video interview of Dr. Waxman talking about pancreatic cancer and recent advances in the detection and treatment of the disease.
View a short video about the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology--featuring Dr. Waxman.
Dr. Waxman is a key team member of the Center for Esophageal Diseases.
Dr. Waxman identified two tumors at treatable stages while closely monitoring one man's esophageal condition (Barrett's esophagus).
When Laura Moreno was diagnosed with a low-lying mass in her rectum, she turned to Irving Waxman, MD, who performed an advanced endoscopic procedure that completely removed the tumor without the potentially dangerous complications of surgery.
Read how Dr. Waxman used endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to fix a man's blocked pancreatic duct.
Read how Dr. Waxman used endoscopic mucosal resection to help a man avoid losing his esophagus to cancer.
Read Advances in Gastrointestinal Interventional Endoscopy (PDF), an article Dr. Waxman wrote for physicians.
View a partial list of Dr. Waxman's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.