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 Faulx, Ashley L.                        Assistant Professor of
                                         Medicine

            EDUCATION/TRAINING

          INSTITUTION AND LOCATION                     DEGREE            YEAR(s)         FIELD OF STUDY
                                                    (if applicable)

 Swarthmore College                      BA                                1984-       Art History
                                                                              88
 University of Pennsylvania                                                1991-       Pre-medical
                                                                              92
 Temple University School of             MD                                1993-       Medicine
 Medicine                                                                     97
 University Hospitals of Cleveland                                         1997-       Internal Medicine
                                                                            2000
 University Hospitals of Cleveland                                         2000-       Gastroenterology
                                                                            2005

Positions
      1997-2000       Medical residency, Internal medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland
      2000-2001       Research Fellow, Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Cleveland
      2001-2005       Clinical Fellow, Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of Cleveland
      2005– present   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
                      Director, Endoscopy Unit, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Awards and Honors
     GI Young Investigator, 9th Annual ASGE, AGA, AASLD Young Investigators’ Conference, April
     2004. Poster presentation of “A changing landscape of practice patterns regarding unsedated
     endoscopy and propofol use: A national survey”

        Astra Zeneca Research award, 2003- Project title: “Physician attitudes towards unsedated
        endoscopy and screening for Barrett’s esophagus”

        Chief fellow, gastroenterology, 2003-04.
        TAP GI Fellows Scholarship Award, May 2003.
        GI Young Investigator, 7th Annual ASGE, AGA, AASLD Young Investigators’ Conference, May
        2002. Poster presentation of ”Tolerance and Acceptance of Unsedated Screening
        Esophagoscopy (USE) vs. Screening Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.”
        Wyeth-Ayerst Resident Reporters Program, May 2000.

Publications

   1. Faulx AL, Catanzaro A, Zyzanski S, Cooper GS, Pfau PR, Isenberg G, Wong RCK, Sivak MV,
      Chak A. Patient tolerance and acceptance of unsedated ultrathin esophagoscopy. Gastrointest
      Endosc 2002;55:620-3.
2. Catanzaro A, Faulx A, Pfau PR, Isenberg G, Wong RCK, Sivak MV, Chak A. Accuracy of a
    narrow diameter battery powered endoscope in sedated and unsedated patients. Gastrointest
    Endosc 2002;55:484-7.
3. Pfau P, Faulx A, Esber E, Ciaccia D, Chak A. Acute pancreatitis secondary to a non-functional
    islet cell tumor detected and localized by endoscopic ultrasound. Gastrointest Endosc (Case
    Report). 2002;55:119-21.
4. Chak A, Lee T, Kinnard MF, Brock W, Faulx A, Willis J, Cooper GS, Sivak MV, Goddard KAB.
    Familial aggregation of Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, and
    esophagogastric junctional adenocarcinoma in Caucasian adults. Gut 2002;51(3):323-8.
5. Catanzaro A, Faulx A, Isenberg G, Wong RCK, Cooper G, Sivak MV, Chak A. Prospective
    evaluation of 4 mm diameter endoscopes for esophagoscopy in sedated and unsedated
    patients. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57(3):300-4.
6. Chak A, Faulx AL, Davessar N, Willis J. Eosinophilic enteritis. Gastrointest Endosc
    2004;60(4):601-2.
7. Chak A, Faulx AL, Kinnard M, Wiesner G, Willis JE, Brock W, Parrado T, Goddard K.
    Identification of Barrett’s esophagus in relatives by endoscopic screening. Am J Gastro
    2004;99:2107-14.
8. Faulx AL, Vela S, Das A, Cooper G, Sivak MV, Isenberg G, Chak A. A changing landscape of
    practice patterns regarding unsedated endoscopy and propofol use: A national survey.
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005;62:9-15.
9. Faulx AL, Chak A. Complications of EUS-FNA. Techniques GI Endoscopy 2005;7(4):198-9.
10. Boolchand V, Faulx AL, Das A, Zyzanski S, Sivak MV, Cooper G, Isenberg G, Chak A.
    Primary care physician attitudes towards endoscopic screening for GERD symptoms and
    unsedated esophagoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006;63: 228-33.
11. McGee MF, Rosen MJ, Marks J, Onders RP, Chak A, Faulx A, Chen VK, Ponsky J. A primer
    on natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: building a new paradigm. Surg Innov. 2006
    Jun;13(2):86-93.
12. Chak A, Faulx A, Eng C, Grady W, Kinnard M, Ochs-Balcom H, Falk G. Gastroesophageal
    reflux symptoms in patients with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or cardia.
    Cancer. 2006 Nov 1;107(9):2160-6.
13. Onders R, McGee MF, Marks J, Chak A, Schilz R, Rosen MJ, Ignagni A, Faulx A, Elmo MJ,
    Schomisch S, Ponsky J. Diaphragm pacing with natural orifice transluminal endoscopic
    surgery: potential for difficult-to-wean intensive care unit patients.
    Surg Endosc. 2006 Dec 20.
14. Kucera S, Isenberg G, Wong RCK, Chak A, Faulx A, Sivak MV. Post-procedure radiologist's
    interpretation of ERCP x-ray films: a prospective outcomes study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
    2007;66:79-83.
15. Onders RP, McGee MF, Marks J, Chak A, Rosen MJ, Ignagni A, Faulx A, Schomisch S,
    Ponsky J. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) as a diagnostic tool in the
    intensive care unit. Surg Endosc. 2007 Apr;21(4):681-3.
16. McGee MF, Rosen MJ, Marks J, Chak A, Onders R, Faulx A, Ignagni A, Schomisch S, Ponsky
    J.A reliable method for monitoring intraabdominal pressure during natural orifice translumenal
    endoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc. 2007 Apr;21(4):672-6.
17. Kumon RE, Olowe K, Farooq FT, Chen VK, Zhou Y, Faulx AL, Isenberg G, Sivak MV, Chak
    A, Deng C. Endoscopic Ultrasound Spectrum Analysis for In Vivo Tissue Characterization in
    the Pancreas and Intra-abdominal and Mediastinal Lymph Nodes: A Pilot Study.
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 66:1096-106.
   18. Atkinson M, Das A, Faulx A, Kinnard M, Falck-Ytter Y, Chak A. Ultrathin Esophagoscopy in
       Screening for Barrett's Esophagus at a Veterans Administration Hospital: Easy Access Does
       Not Lead to Referrals. Am J Gastroenterol. August 2007.



Abstracts
  1. Catanzaro AT, Faulx AL, Cooper GS, Isenberg GA, Wong RCK, Sivak M, Chak A. Narrow
      diameter esophagoscopy: 3 mm or 4 mm? Fiberoptic or video? Gastrointest Endosc
      2002;55:AB93.
  2. Faulx AL, Brock WE, Veri L, Willis JE, Jakubowicz M, Kinnard MF, Isenberg GA, Chak A.
      Unsedated Esophagoscopy Screening for Barrett's Esophagus (BE) in Asymptomatic First
      Degree Relatives. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55:AB201.
  3. Faulx AL, Catanzaro AT, Cooper GS, Isenberg GA, Wong RCK, Sivak M, Chak A. Tolerance
      and Acceptance of Unsedated Screening Esophagoscopy (USE) vs. Screening Flexible
      Sigmoidoscopy (SFS). Gastrointest Endosc 2002;55:AB184.
  4. Das A, Nonevski I, Faulx AL, Cooper GS, Sivak MV, Isenberg G, Wong RCK, Chak A.
      Unsedated screening esophagoscopy (USE) of asymptomatic adults for Barrett’s
      esophagus(BE) is cost-effective. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57:AB111.
  5. Faulx AL, Hansen GT, Das A, Cooper GS, Sivak MV, Isenberg G, Wong RCK, Chak A.
      Unsedated screening esophagoscopy (USE) does not impact on primary care physician (PCP)
      screening practices. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57:AB137.
  6. Chak A, Kinnard M, Brock W, Jakubowicz M, Faulx A, Wiesner G, Willis JE, Sivak MV, Das A,
      Goddard K. Familial Barrett’s esophagus versus sporadic disease – endoscopic screening of
      relatives. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57:AB135.
  7. Faulx AL, Grady W, Eng C, Falk G, Kinnard M, Chak A. The prevalence of GERD in patients
      with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and esophagogastric junctional adenocarcinoma
      (EGJAC). Poster presentation, DDW Chicago, 2005.
  8. Olowe K, Kumon R, Farooq FT, Zhou Y, Chen V, Faulx A, Isenberg GA, Sivak MV, Chak A,
      Deng C. Differentiation of benign and malignant lymph nodes by endoscopic ultrasound
      spectrum analysis. (Accepted for poster presentation, DDW, May 2007)
  9. Olowe K, Kumon R, Farooq FT, Zhou Y, Chen V, Faulx A, Isenberg GA, Sivak MV, Chak A,
      Deng C. Pancreatic tissue characterization by endoscopic ultrasound spectrum analysis.
      (Accepted for poster presentation, DDW, May 2007)


Invited Presentations

“Is there a role for unsedated endoscopy with an ultrathin endoscope?” presented at the 7th World
OESO Disciplinary Congress, Paris, September 2003.

“Peptic ulcer disease” presented at the weekly surgical conference, Case Western Reserve
University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, October 2004.

“Medical management of severe IBD” presented at weekly morbidity and mortality conference, Louis
Stokes VAMC, November 2005.

“Acute cholecystitis” presented at weekly morbidity and mortality conference, Louis Stokes VAMC,
December 2005.
“Abnormal liver function tests” presented at weekly morbidity and mortality conference, Louis Stokes
VAMC, September 2005.

“EUS for the primary care physician” presented to the VAMC primary care physicians conference,
March 2006.

“NOTES from a GI perspective” presented at NOTES course, Case Medical Center, December 2006.

“NOTES and EUS” presented at NOTES course, Case Medical Center, December 2006.

“EUS for pancreas cancer” presented at Update on Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Ireland Cancer
Center, Case Medical Center, April 2007.

“EUS and NOTES” and “EUS for staging of malignancies” presented at Advances in Minimally
Invasive Surgery conference, January 31- February 3 2008, Marco Island, FL.

				
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