Professor of Medicine

phone: 401-274-4800

E-mail: [email protected]

Academic Interests:

I enjoy teaching medical students, residents, and GI fellows.  My areas of interest within Gastroenterology include interventional endoscopy/acute GI bleeding, hepatitis/liver disease, celiac sprue,pancreatic cancer, colon cancer screening and especially Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  My group is involved with several clinical trials with cytokine based therapies for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Selected Publications:

Krishnarao A1, de Leon L, Bright R, Moniz H, Law M, Leleiko N, Sands BE, Merrick M, Shapiro J, Wallenstein S, Giacalone J, Shah SA.  Testing for Clostridium difficile in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Community Setting.  Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Mar;21(3):564-9. 

Cohen BL, Zoëga H, Shah SA, Leleiko N, Lidofsky S, Bright R, Flowers N, Law M, Moniz H, Merrick M, Sands BE. Fatigue is highly associated with poor health-related quality of life, disability and depression in newly-diagnosed patients with inflammatory bowel disease, independent of disease activity. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Apr;39(8):811-22. doi: 10.1111/apt.12659. Epub 2014 Feb 20. 

Morgan XC, Tickle TL, Sokol H, Gevers D, Devaney KL, Ward DV, Reyes JA, Shah SA, LeLeiko N, Snapper SB, Bousvaros A, Korzenik J, Sands BE, Xavier RJ, Huttenhower C.   Dysfunction of the intestinal microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease and treatment.  Genome Biol. 2012 Apr 16;13(9):R79. doi: 10.1186/gb-2012-13-9-r79.

Bitton A, Peppercorn MA, Antonioli DA, Niles JL, Shah S, Bousvaros A, Ransil B, Wild G, Cohen A, Edwardes MD, Stevens AC. Clinical, biological, and histologic parameters as predictors of relapse in ulcerative colitis. Gastroenterology. 2001 Jan;120(1):13-20.