Zilla Hussain, MD

Zilla Hussain, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone: 401-793-5700  

Email: [email protected]


Academic Interests

My clinical and research interests include gastrointestinal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders, Barrett’s esophagus, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and achalasia.  I have also participated in several clinical trials.  My area of expertise is in motility disorders.

Selected Publications

Lymphocytic Esophagitis in Nonachalasia Primary Esophageal Motility Disorders: Improved Criteria, Prevalence, Strength of Association, and Natural History. Putra J, Muller KE, Hussain ZH, Parker S, Gabbard S, Brickley EB, Lacy BE, Rothstein R, Lisovsky M. Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Dec;40(12):1679-1685. PMID: 27526295

The Proton Pump Inhibitor Non-Responder: A Clinical Conundrum. Hussain ZH, Henderson EE, Maradey-Romerao C, George N, Fass R, Lacy BE. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2015 Aug 13;6:e106. doi: 10.1038/ctg.2015.32.PMID: 26270485

Treatment of Chronic Constipation: Prescription Medications and Surgical Therapies. Hussain ZH, Everhart K, Lacy BE. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2015 Feb;11(2):104-14. PMID: 27099579

SpyBite-assisted biliary cannulation for intradiverticular papilla during ERCP. Levenick JM, Gardner TB, Hussain ZH, Gordon SR. Endoscopy. 2014;46 Suppl 1 UCTN:E514. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1377365. Epub 2014 Nov 19. No abstract available. PMID: 25409044