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Sohrab Mobarhan, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Rome
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Medical Center - Gastroenterology
  Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (Tufts University) - Gastroenterology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Hepatobiliary cancer
  • Nutrition for cancer patients
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer
Research Interests:
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Chemo prevention of cancers
  • Nutrition
  • Role of nutrients in cancer
Languages Spoken:
  • Farsi
  • Italian
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Radiographic staging practices of newly diagnosed colorectal cancer vary according to medical specialty.
    Ma K, Nayak S, Li H, Evans K, Francescatti A, Brand MI, Orkin B, Hill M, Cameron J, Mobarhan S, Favuzza J, Melson J
    Gastrointest. Endosc.
    2015 Sep
  2. Patient Non-adherence and Cancellations Are Higher for Screening Colonoscopy Compared with Surveillance Colonoscopy.
    Greenspan M, Chehl N, Shawron K, Barnes L, Li H, Avery E, Sims S, Losurdo J, Mobarhan S, Melson J
    Dig. Dis. Sci.
    2015 Oct
  3. Hepatitis B vaccination in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
    Ben Musa R, Gampa A, Basu S, Keshavarzian A, Swanson G, Brown M, Abraham R, Bruninga K, Losurdo J, DeMeo M, Mobarhan S, Shapiro D, Mutlu E
    World J. Gastroenterol.
    2014 Nov 7
  4. Commonality and differences of methylation signatures in the plasma of patients with pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer.
    Melson J, Li Y, Cassinotti E, Melnikov A, Boni L, Ai J, Greenspan M, Mobarhan S, Levenson V, Deng Y
    Int. J. Cancer
    2014 Jun 1
  5. Advanced Adenoma Detection Rate Is Independent of Nonadvanced Adenoma Detection Rate.
    Greenspan M, Rajan KB, Baig A, Beck T, Mobarhan S, Melson J.
    Am J Gastroenterol. 2013
    2013 May 28. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2013.149. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Endoscopic mis-sizing of polyps changes colorectal cancer surveillance recommendations.
    Eichenseer PJ, Dhanekula R, Jakate S, Mobarhan S, Melson JE.
    Dis Colon Rectum. 2013
    2013 Mar
    56(3):315-21. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e31826dd138.
  7. DNA methylation patterns in blood of patients with colorectal cancer and adenomatous colorectal polyps.
    Cassinotti E, Melson J, Liggett T, Melnikov A, Yi Q, Replogle C, Mobarhan S, Boni L, Segato S, Levenson V.
    Int J Cancer. 2012
    2012 Sep 1
    131(5):1153-7. doi: 10.1002/ijc.26484. Epub 2011 Nov 19.
  8. Antioxidative and apoptotic properties of polyphenolic extracts from edible part of artichoke (Cynara scolymus L. ) on cultured rat hepatocytes and on human hepatoma cells
    Miccadei S, Di Venere D, Cardinali A, Romano F, Durazzo A, Foddai MS, Fraioli R, Mobarhan S, Maiani G
    Nutr Cancer
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