Vikesh Singh, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, will assume the role of Director of Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital effective July 1, 2018.

Vikesh is currently the director of the Pancreatitis Center and the medical director of the Pancreatic Islet Autotransplantation Program. He received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics-biology from Brown University and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and a master's degree in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. He then returned to Johns Hopkins to complete a two year advanced endoscopy fellowship during which time he also served as an instructor.

Vikesh has been the medical director of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation since 2014. He has authored or co-authored over 200 original peer-reviewed manuscripts, invited reviews, consensus guidelines, book chapters, letters to the editor and case reports primarily in acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy. He has current grant support from the NIH/NIDDK, Department of Defense, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Theraly Inc. He has received several awards including a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995, Four Schools Physician Scientist Program in Internal Medicine in 1999, ASGE Endoscopic Research Award in 2014 and National Pancreas Foundation Nobility in Science Award in 2016.

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