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Luis Roberto Pena, MD, FACG, AGAF


Specialty: Gastroenterology
Program: Gastrointestinal Oncology

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Overview

Dr. Peña earned his MD degree at Francisco Marroquin University School of Medicine in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Peña joins us from the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. He also served as the Medical Director, Digestive Health Program Clinic. Dr. Peña’s Clinical and research interests’ include the treatment for Barrett’s esophagus using endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for bilary and pancreatic disorders and cancer, enteral stenting and wireless capsule endoscopy for small bowel evaluation. Additional research interests include Endoscopic outcomes, capsule endoscopy and Barrett’s esophagus.  

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Gastroenterology

Fellowship:

  • University of Kentucky - Gastroenterology

Residency:

  • University of Kentucky - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Francisco Marrouquin University - MD
Participating Trials

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Publications

  • Davis-Yadley AH, Neill KG, Malafa MP, Pena LR. Advances in the Endoscopic Diagnosis of Barrett Esophagus. Cancer Control. 2016 Jan;23(1):67-77. Pubmedid: 27009460.
  • Sundar Alagusundaramoorthy S, Vilchez V, Zanni A, Sourianarayanane A, Maynard E, Shah M, Daily MF, Pena LR, Gedaly R. Role of transplantation in the treatment of benign solid tumors of the liver: a review of the United Network of Organ Sharing data set. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr;150(4):337-342. Pubmedid: 25714928.
  • Peña LR, Horn TL, Cross CB. Acute pancreatitis secondary to hemobilia after percutaneous liver biopsy. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2009 May;2(3):165-168. Pubmedid: 21180542. Pmcid: PMC3002516.
  • Horn TL, Reynolds J, de Villiers W, Peña LR. Hepatitis C virus and inflammatory bowel disease. Digest Dis Sci. 2009 Jun;54(6):1171-1177. Pubmedid: 18975088.
  • Pena LR, Cox T, Koch AG, Bosch A. Study comparing oesophageal capsule endoscopy versus EGD in the detection of varices. Dig Liver Dis. 2008 Mar;40(3):216-223. Pubmedid: 18082473.
  • Knopp TC, Mardini HE, Peña LR. Wireless capsule endoscopy indication as a predictor of study quality. Digest Dis Sci. 2008 Jul;53(7):1898-1901. Pubmedid: 18034326.
  • Peña LR, Mardini H, Nickl N. An instrument to predict endoscopy tolerance: a prospective randomized study. Digest Dis Sci. 2007 Oct;52(10):2888-2891. Pubmedid: 17394063.
  • Sifford M, Koch A, Lee E, Peña LR. Abnormal liver tests as an initial presentation of celiac disease. Digest Dis Sci. 2007 Nov;52(11):3016-3018. Pubmedid: 17530403.
  • Bosch A, Peña LR. The sphincter of oddi. Digest Dis Sci. 2007 May;52(5):1211-1218. Pubmedid: 17356921.
  • Peña LR, Mardini HE, Nickl NJ. Development of an instrument to assess and predict satisfaction and poor tolerance among patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. Digest Dis Sci. 2005 Oct;50(10):1860-1871. Pubmedid: 16187188.
  • Horn TL, Peña LR. Subcapsular hepatic hematoma after ERCP: case report and review. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Apr;59(4):594-596. Pubmedid: 15044910.
  • Peña LR, Nand S, De Maria N, Van Thiel DH. Hepatitis C virus infection and lymphoproliferative disorders. Digest Dis Sci. 2000 Sep;45(9):1854-1860. Pubmedid: 11052331.
  • Pena LR, Hill DB, McClain CJ. Treatment with glutathione precursor decreases cytokine activity. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 1999 Jan;23(1):1-6. Pubmedid: 9888410.
  • Marsano LS, Peña LR. The interaction of alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis C. Hepatogastroenterology. 1998 Mar;45(20):331-339. Pubmedid: 9638402.