Melmed GY, Ippoliti AF, Vasiliauskas EA, McGovern DP, Dubinsky M, Simpson P, Targan SR, Spiegel BM. A Single-Item Numeric Rating Scale Shows Excellent Correlation with Measures of Crohn's Disease Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life. Digestive Diseases Week 2009 Poster 1173.
Ibanez PA, Simpson PW, Melmed GY, Mehdizadeh S, Sadda M, Lo SK. Capsule endoscopy re-assessment in a high volume center identifies significant misinterpretations of the community gastroenterologists that may impact clinical care. Digestive Diseases Week 2008 Poster 545.
Melmed GY, Frenck RW, Agarwal N, Ippoliti AF, Ibanez P, Papadakis KA, Simpson PW, Barolet-Garcia C, Ward J, Targan SR, Vasiliauskas EA. Immunosuppression Impairs Response to Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology
Simpson PW, Melmed GY, Dubinsky M. The impact of Medical Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Pregnancy Outcome. American Journal of Gastroenterology (letter) 2008;103: 805-6.
Lo SK, Simpson PW. Pancreatitis Associated with Double Balloon Enteroscopy: How Common Is It? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2007;66(6):1139-41
Simpson PW. Dilation of Benign Esophageal Strictures: Do Published Articles Follow the Rule of Three? Poster presentation ACG meeting October 2005
Siersema PD, Yu S, Sahbaie P, Steyerberg EW, Simpson PW, Kuipers EJ, Triadafilopoulos G. Colorectal Neoplasia in Veterans is Associated with Barrett's Esophagus but not with Proton-Pump Inhibitor or Aspirin/NSAID use. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Apr;63(4):581-6
Simpson PW, Nguyen MH, Lim JK, Soetikno RM. Use of endoclips in the treatment of massive colonic diverticular bleeding. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Mar;59(3):433-7
Simpson ND, Ahmed AM, Simpson PW, Parkar JA, Keeffe EB, Ahmed A. Living donor liver transplantation in a patient with hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;37(4):349-50
Simpson ND, Simpson PW, Ahmed AM, Nguyen MH, Garcia G, Keeffe EB, Ahmed A. Prophylaxis against chemotherapy-induced reactivation of hepatitis B virus infection with Lamivudine. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Jul;37(1):68-71.
Nguyen MH, Garcia RT, Simpson PW, Wright TL, Keeffe EB. Racial differences in effectiveness of alpha-fetoprotein for diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C virus cirrhosis. Hepatology. 2002 Aug;36(2):410-7
I am comfortable with a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions and enjoy having a diverse practice. My current interest and attempt at personal growth revolves around hereditary colon cancer. Nationally, people at increased risk of colon cancer due to genetic factors are commonly not identified in a timely manner. This leads to higher rates of subsequent cancers and death in both the patients and their family members. With proactive identification, patients and their family members can be appropriately risk stratified, with attentive surveillance and risk reduction offered to those at highest risk, thereby reducing the chance of premature death and disability.