|Sushovan Guha, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology fellowship Program
Chair, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Physician Executive Director, Banner Digestive Diseases Institute
Dr. Sushovan Guha has received national and international recognition as a physician scientist and clinical educator in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, invited reviews, book chapters and has edited two books. Dr. Guha has also received several honors and awards, including the AGA Mentors Research Award, the AGA REGAL (Research Excellence in GI and Liver) Award, the MDACC Physician Scientist Program Award, the APA R.L. Hirshberg Award in Pancreatic Cancer Research and the MDACC Cyrus Scholar Award. Dr. Guha is active in several national and international GI societies. He has memberships in the AGA Research Awards Panel, the AGA Council’s Section of GI Oncology, as well as the AGA Academy of Educators.
Dr. Guha’s clinical practice focuses on the management of GI bleeding in patients on uninterrupted anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, placement of PEG and PEG/J tubes for providing enteral nutritional access, as well as the screening and surveillance of colorectal cancer.
Dr. Guha’s research is comprised of both clinical and laboratory-based investigations. Dr. Guha’s laboratory research consists of unraveling oncogenic K-Ras mediated novel signaling pathways in pancreatic cancer. Dr. Guha was the recipient of an NIH grant (R21) to further investigate the role of a novel AKT regulator, BSTA (BSD domain-containing signal transducer and AKT interactor) in K-Ras mediated signaling pathways in pancreatic cancer. Currently, Dr. Guha is focused on translational research in pancreatic cancer with major emphasis on early detection of both solid and cystic pancreatic neoplasms in collaboration with Dr. Haiyong Han at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).