Andrew Ofosu

Andrew Ofosu , MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Medical Sciences Building

COM IM Digestive Diseases Division - 0595

Education

MD: University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry 2008

Residency: Medstar Harbor Hospital 2014 (Internal Medicine )

Master's of Public Health: University of Massachusetts 2016

Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 2017 (Transplant Hepatology)

Fellowship: The Brooklyn Hospital Center 2020 (Gastroenterology and Hepatology )

Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital 2021 (Advanced Endoscopy )

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) (Certification Date: 11-05-2020 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-20-2014 )

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology

Specialities

Internal Medicine

Gastroenterology

Positions and Work Experience

07-2020 -07-2021 Clinical Instructor , Medicine, Stanford University Hospital,

07-2016 -07-2017 Clinical Instructor , Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Ofosu, A.; Gurakar, A. (2015. ) Current Concepts in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Transplantation: A Review and 2014 Update .Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol, , 5 (1 ) ,19-25

Ofosu, A.; Durand, C. M.; Saberi, B.; Alqahtani, S.; Ucbilek, E.; Belden, M.; Cameron, A. M.; Gurakar, A. (2015. ) Implications of Treating Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Patients Awaiting Cadaveric Liver Transplant: A Single-Center Experience .Exp Clin Transplant, , 13 Suppl 3 (7 ) ,7-10

Ofosu, A. (2016. ) Clostridium difficile infection: a review of current and emerging therapies .Ann Gastroenterol, , 29 (2 ) ,147-54

Siddiqui, A. A.; Kowalski, T. E.; Loren, D. E.; Khalid, A.; Soomro, A.; Mazhar, S. M.; Isby, L.; Kahaleh, M.; Karia, K.; Yoo, J.; Ofosu, A.; Ng, B.; Sharaiha, R. Z. (2017. ) Fully covered self-expanding metal stents versus lumen-apposing fully covered self-expanding metal stent versus plastic stents for endoscopic drainage of pancreatic walled-off necrosis: clinical outcomes and success .Gastrointest Endosc, , 85 (4 ) ,758-765

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Reddy, M. (2017. ) Overtube-Assisted Foreign Body Removal: A Review of Endoscopic Management and Case Illustration .Cureus, , 9 (9 ) ,e1730

Sunkara, T.; Sharma, S. R.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V.; Reddy, M.; Shahzad, G. (2018. ) A Case of Concurrent Gastric and Pancreatic Plasmacytomas in a Patient With Multiple Myeloma: An Extremely Rare Entity .J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep, , 6 (3 ) ,2324709618777003

Sunkara, T.; Rawla, P.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2018. ) Fecal microbiota transplant - a new frontier in inflammatory bowel disease .J Inflamm Res, , 11 (4 ) ,321-328

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Reddy, M. (2018. ) Gastric Diverticula: A Review and Report of Two Cases .Gastroenterology Res, , 11 (1 ) ,68-70

Ofosu, A.; Zabolotsky, A.; Rufail, M.; Spataro, J.; Civan, J. (2018. ) Graft-versus-host disease, a rare complication after orthotopic liver transplantation .Clin Case Rep, , 6 (1 ) ,238-239

Then, E. O.; Ofosu, A.; Rawla, P.; Sunkara, T.; Gaduputi, V. (2018. ) Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, a Rare Cause of Hematochezia .Gastroenterology Res, , 11 (6 ) ,426-429

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Reddy, M. (2018. ) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: controlling an emerging epidemic, challenges, and future directions .Ann Gastroenterol, , 31 (3 ) ,288-295

Rawla, P.; Sunkara, T.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2018. ) Potassium-competitive acid blockers - are they the next generation of proton pump inhibitors? .World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther, , 9 (7 ) ,63-68

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Sunkara, T.; Adler, D. G. (2018. ) The emerging role of non-radiation endoscopic management of biliary tract disorders .Ann Gastroenterol, , 31 (5 ) ,561-565

Sunkara, T.; Sharma, S. R.; Ofosu, A. (2018. ) Trichuris trichiura-An Unwelcome Surprise during Colonoscopy .Am J Trop Med Hyg, , 99 (3 ) ,555-556

Then, E. O.; John, F.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2019. ) Anterior Hepatic Herniation: An Unusual Presentation of Abdominal Incisional Hernia .Cureus, , 11 (2 ) ,e4066

Ramai, D.; Bivona, A.; Latson, W.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. (2019. ) Authors' reply .Ann Gastroenterol, , 32 (1 ) ,112

Then, E. O.; Ofosu, A.; Rawla, P.; Sunkara, T.; Dadana, S.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2019. ) Burkitt's Lymphoma of the Gastrohepatic Omentum: A Malignant Presentation of Pseudoachalasia .Case Rep Gastrointest Med, , 2019 (3 ) ,1803036

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Lai, J. K.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. (2019. ) Combined Hepatocellular Cholangiocarcinoma: A Population-Based Retrospective Study .Am J Gastroenterol, , 114 (9 ) ,1496-1501

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Singh, J.; John, F.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. (2019. ) Demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, and clinical outcomes of patients with ampullary cancer: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cohort study .Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol, , 65 (2 ) ,85-90

Then, E. O.; Are, V. S.; Lopez-Luciano, M.; Bijjam, R.; Ofosu, A.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2019. ) Elevated International Normalized Ratio: A Risk Factor for Portal Vein Thrombosis in Cirrhotic Patients .Gastroenterology Res, , 12 (3 ) ,135-140

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Latson, W.; Adler, D. G. (2019. ) Endoscopic management of bleeding gastrointestinal tumors .Ann Gastroenterol, , 32 (4 ) ,346-351

Ramai, D.; Bivona, A.; Latson, W.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. (2019. ) Endoscopic management of tracheoesophageal fistulas .Ann Gastroenterol, , 32 (1 ) ,24-29

Barakat, M.; Seif, M.; Abdelfatah, M. M.; Ofosu, A.; Carr-Locke, D. L.; Othman, M. O. (2019. ) Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early neoplastic lesions in the surgically altered stomach: a systematic review and meta-analysis .Surg Endosc, , 33 (8 ) ,2381-2395

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Adler, D. G. (2019. ) Endoscopic ultrasound-guided ablation of pancreatic cystic neoplasms: ready for prime time? .Ann Gastroenterol, , 32 (1 ) ,39-45

Ramai, D.; Zakhia, K.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M. (2019. ) Fecal microbiota transplantation: donor relation, fresh or frozen, delivery methods, cost-effectiveness .Ann Gastroenterol, , 32 (1 ) ,30-38

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Kurtz, L. E.; Genuth, L.; Reddy, M. (2019. ) Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma into the Transverse Colon .J Gastrointest Cancer, , 50 (3 ) ,644-646

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; John, F.; Barakat, M.; Sunkara, T.; Sharma, S.; Gaduputi, V.; Adler, D. G.; Reddy, M. (2019. ) Over-the-scope-clips as primary and rescue therapy for non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis .Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol, , 65 (1 ) ,70-76

Ramai, D.; Noorani, A.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M.; Gasperino, J. (2019. ) Practice measures for controlling and preventing hospital associated Clostridium difficile infections .Hosp Pract (1995), , 47 (3 ) ,123-129

Then, E. O.; Bijjam, R.; Ofosu, A.; Rawla, P.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2019. ) Rectal Dieulafoy's Lesion: A Rare Etiology of Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage .Case Rep Gastroenterol, , 13 (1 ) ,73-77

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; John, F.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. (2019. ) Signet ring cancer of the gall bladder: a SEER database analysis .Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol, , 65 (2 ) ,166-167

Lopez Luciano, M. J.; Then, E. O.; Brana, C. J.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2019. ) Spontaneous Gastrojejunal Fistulization after Roux-en-Y Bypass Surgery: A Case Report and Review of Literature .Cureus, , 11 (6 ) ,e5035

Then, E. O.; Nutakki, S.; Ofosu, A.; Saleem, S.; Gayam, V.; Sunkara, T.; Gaduputi, V. (2020. ) An Unlikely Culprit: Gastric Metastasis from Primary Prostatic Adenocarcinoma .J Gastrointest Cancer, , 51 (3 ) ,1081-1083

Mohan, B. P.; Ofosu, A.; Chandan, S.; Ramai, D.; Khan, S. R.; Ponnada, S.; Adler, D. G. (2020. ) Anterior versus posterior approach in peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM): a systematic review and meta-analysis .Endoscopy, , 52 (4 ) ,251-258

Ramai, D.; Dang-Ho, K. P.; Lewis, C.; Fields, P. J.; Ofosu, A.; Barakat, M.; Aamar, A.; Ofori, E.; Lai, J.; Lanke, G.; Dhaliwal, A.; Reddy, M.; Gasperino, J. (2020. ) Clostridioides difficile infection in US hospitals: a national inpatient sample study .Int J Colorectal Dis, , 35 (10 ) ,1929-1935

Chandan, S.; Mohan, B. P.; Khan, S. R.; Ofosu, A.; Dhaliwal, A. S.; Shah, A. R.; Bhogal, N.; Mashiana, H. S.; Mashiana, S. S.; Kassab, L. L.; Ponnada, S.; Facciorusso, A.; Bhat, I.; Singh, S.; Witt, B. L.; Adler, D. G. (2020. ) Comparison of EUS-guided conventional smear and liquid-based cytology in pancreatic lesions: A systematic review and meta-analysis .Endosc Int Open, , 8 (11 ) ,E1611-e1622

Chandan, S.; Mohan, B. P.; Khan, S. R.; Kassab, L. L.; Ponnada, S.; Ofosu, A.; Bhat, I.; Singh, S.; Adler, D. G. (2020. ) Efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct drainage (EUS-PDD): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 714 patients .Endosc Int Open, , 8 (11 ) ,E1664-e1672

Kolli, S.; Ofosu, A.; Gurram, H.; Weissman, S.; Dang-Ho, P. K.; Mehta, T. I.; Gill, H.; Gurram, K. C. (2020. ) Hidden dangers and updated labels on gastric balloons .Clin Case Rep, , 8 (11 ) ,2116-2120

Then, E. O.; Brana, C.; Dadana, S.; Maddika, S.; Ofosu, A.; Brana, S.; Wexler, T.; Sunkara, T.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. (2020. ) Implementing visual cues to improve the efficacy of screening colonoscopy: exploiting the Hawthorne effect .Ann Gastroenterol, , 33 (4 ) ,374-378

Adejumo, A. C.; Adejumo, K. L.; Adegbala, O. M.; Enwerem, N.; Ofosu, A.; Akanbi, O.; Fijabi, D. O.; Ogundipe, O. A.; Pani, L.; Adeboye, A. (2020. ) Inferior Outcomes of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction and Comorbid Protein-Energy Malnutrition .JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, , 44 (3 ) ,454-462

Ramai, D.; Singh, J.; Mohan, B. P.; Madedor, O.; Brooks, O. W.; Barakat, M.; Ofosu, A.; Khan, S. R.; Chandan, S.; Dhindsa, B.; Dhaliwal, A.; Facciorusso, A.; McDonough, S.; Adler, D. G. (2020. ) Influence of the Elipse Intragastric Balloon on Obesity and Metabolic Profile: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis .J Clin Gastroenterol, , Publish Ahead of Print (6 ) ,534-541

Etienne, D.; Ofosu, A.; Ona, M. A.; Reddy, M. (2020. ) Microcarcinoid and Ulcerative Colitis: Case Report and Literature Review .Cureus, , 12 (6 ) ,e8803

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Novikov, A.; Sushma, V. (2020. ) Portal Vein Thrombosis in a Patient With COVID-19 .Am J Gastroenterol, , 115 (9 ) ,1545-1546

Ramai, D.; Barakat, M.; Ofosu, A.; Dhaliwal, A.; Adler, D. G. (2020. ) Quality assessment in gastroenterological research: publication rates of meta-analyses .Ann Gastroenterol, , 33 (4 ) ,439-440

Mohan, B. P.; Chandan, S.; Khan, S. R.; Kotagiri, R.; Kassab, L. L.; Olaiya, B.; Ponnada, S.; Ofosu, A.; Adler, D. G. (2020. ) Self-expanding metal stents versus TIPS in treatment of refractory bleeding esophageal varices: a systematic review and meta-analysis .Endosc Int Open, , 8 (3 ) ,E291-e300

Ofosu, A. (2021. ) Author Spotlight: Andrew Ofosu .Dig Dis Sci, , 66 (7 ) ,2183

Facciorusso, A.; Mohan, B. P.; Crinò, S. F.; Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Lisotti, A.; Chandan, S.; Fusaroli, P. (2021. ) Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration versus standard fine-needle aspiration in pancreatic masses: a meta-analysis .Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol, , 21 (6 ) ,1-8

Ramai, D.; Lanke, G.; Lai, J.; Barakat, M.; Chandan, S.; Ofosu, A.; Dhaliwal, A.; Adler, D. G. (2021. ) Early- and late-onset pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A population-based comparative study .Pancreatology, , 21 (1 ) ,124-129

Ramai, D.; Zakhia, K.; Fields, P. J.; Ofosu, A.; Patel, G.; Shahnazarian, V.; Lai, J. K.; Dhaliwal, A.; Reddy, M.; Chang, S. (2021. ) Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) with Colonoscopy Is Superior to Enema and Nasogastric Tube While Comparable to Capsule for the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis .Dig Dis Sci, , 66 (2 ) ,369-380

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Lai, J. K.; Gao, Z. H.; Adler, D. G. (2021. ) Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Population-Based Observational Study .Dig Dis Sci, , 66 (1 ) ,308-314

Ramai, D.; Barakat, M.; Dhaliwal, A.; Dhindsa, B.; Chandan, S.; Ofosu, A.; Facciorusso, A.; Etienne, D.; Reddy, M. (2021. ) Gender and racial disparities in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: a national cancer registry study .Int J Colorectal Dis, , 6 (1 ) ,238-239

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Solanki, V.; Lai, J. K.; Barakat, M.; Dhaliwal, A.; Aamar, A.; Aloreidi, K.; Mohan, B. P.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. (2021. ) Incidence Rates, Treatment, and Survival of Rectal Cancer Among Young Patients: A Nationwide Cohort Study .J Clin Gastroenterol, , 55 (6 ) ,534-541

Facciorusso, A.; Chierici, A.; Cincione, I.; Sacco, R.; Ramai, D.; Mohan, B. P.; Chandan, S.; Ofosu, A.; Cotsoglou, C. (2021. ) Stereotactic body radiotherapy vs radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis .Expert Rev Anticancer Ther, , 21 (6 ) ,681-688

Ofosu, A.; Higgins, J.; Frye, J. S.; Kumari, R.; Barakat, M. T. (2021. ) Strongyloides Superinfection After Liver Transplantion .Dig Dis Sci, , 66 (7 ) ,2178-2182

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; John, F.; Mohan, B. P.; Dhindsa, B.; Antoine, G.; Hajiyeva, G.; Alatevi, E. M.; Ofori, E.; Dhaliwal, A. S.; Gaduputi, V.; Gurram, K. C.; Reddy, M.; McDonough, S.; Adler, D. G. (2021. ) The Efficacy and Safety of Hemospray for the Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis .J Clin Gastroenterol, , 55 (5 ) ,e37-e45

Chierici, A.; Ofosu, A.; Cincione, I.; Sacco, R.; Cotsoglou, C.; Facciorusso, A. (2021. ) Transarterial chemoembolization as adjuvant treatment after surgery: The cure of huge hepatocellular carcinoma? .Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int, , 20 (3 ) ,205-206