Meet our Expert Team
Dr. Martin's clinical, research, and medical education efforts and interests are focused in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), advanced interventional endoscopy, surgical endoscopy, hepato-biliary disorders, pancreatico-biliary diseases, transplantation surgery, natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), and the development of novel endoscopic devices for advanced therapeutic endoscopy, as well as interdisciplinary investigation of new advanced multimodal molecular imaging technologies in the laboratories of Drs. Khashayarsha Khazaie and Elias Gounaris.
Dr. Martin is also involved in interdisciplinary study, application, and validation of new simulation models and devices for use in endoscopic training and education. With Drs. Nathaniel Soper and Eric Hungness in the Department of Surgery, he is co-founder of the Northwestern NOTES Investigation Group commenced in 2006. In 2007, he initiated the third-tier, fourth year fellowship program in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at Northwestern.
Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences and of the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. He served his internship and residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University. He received his fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he concentrated in pancreatico-biliary disorders, hepatobiliary disorders, and therapeutic endoscopy.
He then undertook third-tier fellowship training in advanced interventional endoscopy under the direction of Dr. Gregory Haber and Dr. Norman Marcon at The Wellesley Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Martin was appointed to the faculty at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in July, 1997. He joined the faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2003.
Clinical Interests & Expertise
Dr. Martin’s clinical focus and expertise includes:
Dr. Komanduri is the director of interventional endoscopy, who serves as a part of the multi-disciplinary team in gastrointestinal oncology which provides comprehensive care and state of the art technology for patients.
Dr. Komanduri has a focus on staging and endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, leading the initiative in endoscopic therapy and clinical research in Barrett's Esophagus, and management of diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts.
He has extensive endoscopic experience with Endoscopic Ultrasound in cancer diagnosis and staging (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for benign and malignant disease (ERCP), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (removal of early tumors in the GI tract), and Endoscopic treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus.
Dr. Komanduri’s research interests include: Multidisciplinary approach to GI cancers, ERCP for evaluation of malignant and benign strictures, Outcomes of endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s Esophagus, Cost effectiveness of strategies for management of pancreatitis, and investigation of novel endoscopic techniques. He serves as a panel member for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for Pancreatic Cancer which publishes national guidelines for the management of these tumors.
Dr. Komanduri was recruited in June 2008 as an Interventional Gastroenterologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from Rush University Medical Center where he was Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound. Dr. Komanduri is a graduate of the University of Miami Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He subsequently completed training in Endoscopic Ultrasound/Interventional Gastroenterology at Rush and University of Illinois.
Clinical Interests & Expertise
Dr. Komanduri’s clinical interests include:
Dr. Keswani is an interventional gastroenterologist who focuses on minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. Clinical interests include the use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in tumor diagnosis and staging, palliation of gastrointestinal malignancy, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy (ERCP), endoscopic mucosal resection for early gastrointestinal malignancy, and small bowel endoscopy including single balloon enteroscopy.
He serves as a panel member for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (gastric and esophageal cancer committee) which publishes national guidelines for the management of these tumors.
Dr. Keswani’s research interests focus on clinical outcomes of interventional endoscopic procedures including EUS, ERCP, and stent placement and the use of new endoscopic modalities for complex or difficult colonoscopy.
Dr. Keswani completed his undergraduate and medical degree at Boston University followed by training in internal medicine at Stanford University. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Chicago. Following this, he underwent an additional year of advanced training in interventional endoscopy at Washington University St. Louis prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern University in 2008.