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Leyla J Ghazi

Leyla J Ghazi M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: UMMC, Suite N3W62
Phone: (410) 706-3387
Fax: (410) 706-4330

Personal History:


1995-1999: Franklin and Marshall College, B. A., Biological Foundations of Behavior (Neuroscience)

2000-2004: George Washington University School of Medicine, M.D.

2004-2007: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency

2007-2010: University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Research Interests:

The role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and anti-TNF therapy for the treatment of perianal Crohn's disease, as well the use of MR enterography to evaluate patients with small bowel Crohn's disease are particular areas of interest.

Clinical Speciality:

Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Selected Publications

Ghazi, LJ and Cross, RK. Benefits of Enhancing Patient-Medical Professional Interface. Advanced Therapy in IBD. In press.

Ghazi, LJ and Schwartz DA. What is the role of endorectal ultrasound in patients with rectal cancer, and do all patients with rectal cancer need to have an endorectal ultrasound? Curbside Consultation in GI Cancer for the Gastroenterologist: 49 Clinical Questions. In press.

Ghazi, LJ and Schwartz DA. Perianal disease and perianal fistulizing Crohn's disease. Clinical Challenges and Complications of IBD. In press.

Ghazi L and Cross RK. Fever of unknown origin in an immunosuppressed patient with Crohn's disease: an unusual cause. Practical Gastroenterology. In press.

Yanai H, Yun L, Nguyen G, Lebwohl O, Navaneethan U, Stone C, Ghazi L, Brooks J, Bernstein CN, Moayyedi P, and Ben-Horin S. The practice of gastroenterologists in treating flaring IBD patients with C.difficile: antibiotics alone or combined antibiotics-immunomodulators?  Inflamm Bowel Dis. In press.