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Aamir  Dam

Aamir Dam, MD

4.9 (49)

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Program: Gastrointestinal Oncology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    Pancreatic Cancer

    Dr. Dam received his MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University Medical Center. Following his residency he completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Albany Medical Center, New York, and an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Dam’s clinical interests include endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), luminal stenting, management of pancreatic-biliary disorders and screening for colorectal cancer. His clinical focus involves the use of advanced endoscopic techniques including endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies.

    Education & Training

    Board Certification:

    • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology


    • Albany Medical Center - Gastroenterology
    • Carolinas Medical Center - Advanced Endoscopy


    • Boston University School of Medicine - Internal Medicine

    Medical School:

    • Boston University School of Medicine - MD
  • Publications

    • Jeong D, Morse B, Polk SL, Chen DT, Li J, Hodul P, Centeno BA, Costello J, Jiang K, Machado S, El Naqa I, Farah PT, Huynh T, Raghunand N, Mok S, Dam A, Malafa M, Qayyum A, Fleming JB, Permuth JB. Pancreatic Cyst Size Measurement on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compared to Pathology. Cancers (Basel). 2024 Jan.16(1). Pubmedid: 38201633. Pmcid: PMC10778543.
    • Nikiforova MN, Wald AI, Spagnolo DM, Melan MA, Grupillo M, Lai YT, Brand RE, O'Broin-Lennon AM, McGrath K, Park WG, Pfau PR, Polanco PM, Kubiliun N, DeWitt J, Easler JJ, Dam A, Mok SR, Wallace MB, Kumbhari V, Boone BA, Marsh W, Thakkar S, Fairley KJ, Afghani E, Bhat Y, Ramrakhiani S, Nasr J, Skef W, Thiruvengadam NR, Khalid A, Fasanella K, Chennat J, Das R, Singh H, Sarkaria S, Slivka A, Gabbert C, Sawas T, Tielleman T, Vanderveldt HD, Tavakkoli A, Smith LM, Smith K, Bell PD, Hruban RH, Paniccia A, Zureikat A, Lee KK, Ongchin M, Zeh H, Minter R, He J, Nikiforov YE, Singhi AD. A Combined DNA/RNA-based Next-Generation Sequencing Platform to Improve the Classification of Pancreatic Cysts and Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Arising From Pancreatic Cysts. Ann Surg. 2023 Oct.278(4):e789-e797. Pubmedid: 37212422. Pmcid: PMC10481930.
    • Mehta R, Sinnamon A, Dam A, Walko C, Palm R, Barton L, Lauwers G, Pimiento JM. Locally advanced mismatch repair-deficient gastroesophageal junction cancer: Diagnosis, treatment modifications, and monitoring. CA-Cancer J Clin. 2023 Mar.74(2):123-131. Pubmedid: 37849051.
    • Park MA, Zaw T, Yoder SJ, Gomez M, Genilo-Delgado M, Basinski T, Katende E, Dam A, Mok SRS, Monteiro A, Mohammadi A, Jeong DK, Jiang K, Centeno BA, Hodul P, Malafa M, Fleming J, Chen DT, Mo Q, Teer JK, Permuth JB. A pilot study to evaluate tissue- and plasma-based DNA driver mutations in a cohort of patients with pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. G3 (Bethesda). 2023 Feb.13(2). Pubmedid: 36454217. Pmcid: PMC9911050.
    • Naffouje SA, Allenson K, Hodul P, Malafa M, Pimiento JM, Anaya DA, Dam A, Klapman J, Fleming JB, Denbo JW. Prophylactic Perioperative Antibiotics in Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy: When Less Is More and When It Is Not. A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Propensity-Matched Analysis. J Surg Res. 2022 Nov.279:722-732. Pubmedid: 35933790.
    • Zakaria A, Al-Share B, Klapman JB, Dam A. The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis and Staging of Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Mar.14(6). Pubmedid: 35326524. Pmcid: PMC8946253.
    • Dhaliwal A, Saghir SM, Mashiana HS, Braseth A, Dhindsa BS, Ramai D, Taunk P, Gomez-Esquivel R, Dam A, Klapman J, Adler DG. Endoscopic cryotherapy: Indications, techniques, and outcomes involving the gastrointestinal tract. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2022 Jan.14(1):17-28. Pubmedid: 35116096. Pmcid: PMC8788170.
    • Zhang Y, Dam A, Nakanishi Y. A Case of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastasized to the Colonic Anastomotic Site of Right Hemicolectomy. ACG Case Rep J. 2022 Jan.9(1):e00733. Pubmedid: 35083362. Pmcid: PMC8785934.
    • Naffouje SA, Lauwers G, Klapman J, Dam A, Pena L, Friedman M, Sanchez J, Dessureault S, Felder S. Malignant colon polyps: predicting lymph node metastasis following endoscopic excision. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2022 Feb.37(2):393-402. Pubmedid: 35001147.
    • Dhaliwal A, Dhindsa BS, Saghir SM, Ramai D, Chandan S, Mashiana H, Bhogal N, Sayles H, Bhat I, Singh S, Dam A, Taunk P, Esquivel RG, Klapman J, McDonough S, Adler DG. Choice of sedation in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: is monitored anesthesia care as safe as general anesthesia? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Gastroenterol. 2021 Nov.34(6):879-887. Pubmedid: 34815655. Pmcid: PMC8596211.
    • Permuth JB, Dezsi KB, Vyas S, Ali KN, Basinski TL, Utuama OA, Denbo JW, Klapman J, Dam A, Carballido E, Kim DW, Pimiento JM, Powers BD, Otto AK, Choi JW, Chen DT, Teer JK, Beato F, Ward A, Cortizas EM, Whisner SY, Williams IE, Riner AN, Tardif K, Velanovich V, Karachristos A, Douglas WG, Legaspi A, Allan BJ, Meredith K, Molina-Vega MA, Bao P, St Julien J, Huguet KL, Green L, Odedina FT, Kumar NB, Simmons VN, George TJ, Vadaparampil ST, Hodul PJ, Arnoletti JP, Awad ZT, Bose D, Jiang K, Centeno BA, Gwede CK, Malafa M, Judge SM, Judge AR, Jeong D, Bloomston M, Merchant NB, Fleming JB, Trevino JG. The Florida Pancreas Collaborative Next-Generation Biobank: Infrastructure to Reduce Disparities and Improve Survival for a Diverse Cohort of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Feb.13(4). Pubmedid: 33671939. Pmcid: PMC7919015.
    • Dam AN, Klapman J. A narrative review of Barrett's esophagus in 2020, molecular and clinical update. Ann Transl Med. 2020 Sep.8(17):1107. Pubmedid: 33145326. Pmcid: PMC7575938.
    • Saeed SM, Fontaine JP, Dam AN, Hoffe SE, Cameron M, Frakes J, Mehta R, Gurd E, Pimiento JM. Is Preoperative G-Tube Use Safe for Esophageal Cancer Patients?. J Am Coll Nutr. 2019 Aug.39(4):301-306. Pubmedid: 31397638.
    • Dam AN, Lauwers GY. A new step for volumetric laser endomicroscopy: entering the therapeutic realm of endoscopic mucosal resection. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 04.89(4):709-711. Pubmedid: 30902199.
    • Kim M, Dam A, Green J. Common GI Drug Interactions in the Elderly. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2014 Sep.12(3):292-309. Pubmedid: 25031070.
    • Dam AN, Berg AM, Farraye FA. Environmental influences on the onset and clinical course of Crohn's disease-part 1: an overview of external risk factors. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2013 Nov.9(11):711-717. Pubmedid: 24764788. Pmcid: PMC3995193.
    • Berg AM, Dam AN, Farraye FA. Environmental influences on the onset and clinical course of Crohn's disease-part 2: infections and medication use. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2013 Dec.9(12):803-810. Pubmedid: 24772046. Pmcid: PMC3999994.
    • Leopold JA, Dam A, Maron BA, Scribner AW, Liao R, Handy DE, Stanton RC, Pitt B, Loscalzo J. Aldosterone impairs vascular reactivity by decreasing glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity. Nat Med. 2007 Feb.13(2):189-197. Pubmedid: 17273168. Pmcid: PMC3648863.
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