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Andrew Ofosu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • MD: University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency: Medstar Harbor Hospital
  • Master's of Public Health: University of Massachusetts
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship: The Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) (Certification Date: 20201105)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 20140820)

Specialties

Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology

Peer Reviewed Publications

Chierici, A.; Ofosu, A.; Cincione, I.; Sacco, R.; Cotsoglou, C.; Facciorusso, A. 2021. Transarterial chemoembolization as adjuvant treatment after surgery: The cure of huge hepatocellular carcinoma? Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int, 20 3 , 205-206

Facciorusso, A.; Chierici, A.; Cincione, I.; Sacco, R.; Ramai, D.; Mohan, B. P.; Chandan, S.; Ofosu, A.; Cotsoglou, C. 2021. Stereotactic body radiotherapy vs radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis Expert Rev Anticancer Ther, 21 6 , 681-688

Facciorusso, A.; Mohan, B. P.; Crinò, S. F.; Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Lisotti, A.; Chandan, S.; Fusaroli, P. 2021. Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration versus standard fine-needle aspiration in pancreatic masses: a meta-analysis Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol, 21 6 , 1-8

Ofosu, A. 2021. Author Spotlight: Andrew Ofosu Dig Dis Sci, 66 7 , 2183

Ofosu, A.; Higgins, J.; Frye, J. S.; Kumari, R.; Barakat, M. T. 2021. Strongyloides Superinfection After Liver Transplantion Dig Dis Sci, 66 7 , 2178-2182

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; John, F.; Mohan, B. P.; Dhindsa, B.; Antoine, G.; Hajiyeva, G.; Alatevi, E. M.; Ofori, E.; Dhaliwal, A. S.; Gaduputi, V.; Gurram, K. C.; Reddy, M.; McDonough, S.; Adler, D. G. 2021. The Efficacy and Safety of Hemospray for the Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Clin Gastroenterol, 55 5 , e37-e45

Ramai, D.; Lanke, G.; Lai, J.; Barakat, M.; Chandan, S.; Ofosu, A.; Dhaliwal, A.; Adler, D. G. 2021. Early- and late-onset pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A population-based comparative study Pancreatology, 21 1 , 124-129

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Lai, J. K.; Gao, Z. H.; Adler, D. G. 2021. Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Population-Based Observational Study Dig Dis Sci, 66 1 , 308-314

Ramai, D.; Zakhia, K.; Fields, P. J.; Ofosu, A.; Patel, G.; Shahnazarian, V.; Lai, J. K.; Dhaliwal, A.; Reddy, M.; Chang, S. 2021. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) with Colonoscopy Is Superior to Enema and Nasogastric Tube While Comparable to Capsule for the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Dig Dis Sci, 66 2 , 369-380

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Solanki, V.; Lai, J. K.; Barakat, M.; Dhaliwal, A.; Aamar, A.; Aloreidi, K.; Mohan, B. P.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. 2021. Incidence Rates, Treatment, and Survival of Rectal Cancer Among Young Patients: A Nationwide Cohort Study J Clin Gastroenterol, 55 6 , 534-541

Ramai, D.; Barakat, M.; Dhaliwal, A.; Dhindsa, B.; Chandan, S.; Ofosu, A.; Facciorusso, A.; Etienne, D.; Reddy, M. 2021. Gender and racial disparities in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: a national cancer registry study Int J Colorectal Dis, 6 1 , 238-239

Adejumo, A. C.; Adejumo, K. L.; Adegbala, O. M.; Enwerem, N.; Ofosu, A.; Akanbi, O.; Fijabi, D. O.; Ogundipe, O. A.; Pani, L.; Adeboye, A. 2020. Inferior Outcomes of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction and Comorbid Protein-Energy Malnutrition JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 44 3 , 454-462

Chandan, S.; Mohan, B. P.; Khan, S. R.; Kassab, L. L.; Ponnada, S.; Ofosu, A.; Bhat, I.; Singh, S.; Adler, D. G. 2020. Efficacy and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct drainage (EUS-PDD): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 714 patients Endosc Int Open, 8 11 , E1664-e1672

Chandan, S.; Mohan, B. P.; Khan, S. R.; Ofosu, A.; Dhaliwal, A. S.; Shah, A. R.; Bhogal, N.; Mashiana, H. S.; Mashiana, S. S.; Kassab, L. L.; Ponnada, S.; Facciorusso, A.; Bhat, I.; Singh, S.; Witt, B. L.; Adler, D. G. 2020. Comparison of EUS-guided conventional smear and liquid-based cytology in pancreatic lesions: A systematic review and meta-analysis Endosc Int Open, 8 11 , E1611-e1622

Etienne, D.; Ofosu, A.; Ona, M. A.; Reddy, M. 2020. Microcarcinoid and Ulcerative Colitis: Case Report and Literature Review Cureus, 12 6 , e8803

Kolli, S.; Ofosu, A.; Gurram, H.; Weissman, S.; Dang-Ho, P. K.; Mehta, T. I.; Gill, H.; Gurram, K. C. 2020. Hidden dangers and updated labels on gastric balloons Clin Case Rep, 8 11 , 2116-2120

Mohan, B. P.; Chandan, S.; Khan, S. R.; Kotagiri, R.; Kassab, L. L.; Olaiya, B.; Ponnada, S.; Ofosu, A.; Adler, D. G. 2020. Self-expanding metal stents versus TIPS in treatment of refractory bleeding esophageal varices: a systematic review and meta-analysis Endosc Int Open, 8 3 , E291-e300

Mohan, B. P.; Ofosu, A.; Chandan, S.; Ramai, D.; Khan, S. R.; Ponnada, S.; Adler, D. G. 2020. Anterior versus posterior approach in peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM): a systematic review and meta-analysis Endoscopy, 52 4 , 251-258

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Novikov, A.; Sushma, V. 2020. Portal Vein Thrombosis in a Patient With COVID-19 Am J Gastroenterol, 115 9 , 1545-1546

Ramai, D.; Dang-Ho, K. P.; Lewis, C.; Fields, P. J.; Ofosu, A.; Barakat, M.; Aamar, A.; Ofori, E.; Lai, J.; Lanke, G.; Dhaliwal, A.; Reddy, M.; Gasperino, J. 2020. Clostridioides difficile infection in US hospitals: a national inpatient sample study Int J Colorectal Dis, 35 10 , 1929-1935

Ramai, D.; Barakat, M.; Ofosu, A.; Dhaliwal, A.; Adler, D. G. 2020. Quality assessment in gastroenterological research: publication rates of meta-analyses Ann Gastroenterol, 33 4 , 439-440

Ramai, D.; Singh, J.; Mohan, B. P.; Madedor, O.; Brooks, O. W.; Barakat, M.; Ofosu, A.; Khan, S. R.; Chandan, S.; Dhindsa, B.; Dhaliwal, A.; Facciorusso, A.; McDonough, S.; Adler, D. G. 2020. Influence of the Elipse Intragastric Balloon on Obesity and Metabolic Profile: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Clin Gastroenterol, Publish Ahead of Print 6 , 534-541

Then, E. O.; Brana, C.; Dadana, S.; Maddika, S.; Ofosu, A.; Brana, S.; Wexler, T.; Sunkara, T.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2020. Implementing visual cues to improve the efficacy of screening colonoscopy: exploiting the Hawthorne effect Ann Gastroenterol, 33 4 , 374-378

Then, E. O.; Nutakki, S.; Ofosu, A.; Saleem, S.; Gayam, V.; Sunkara, T.; Gaduputi, V. 2020. An Unlikely Culprit: Gastric Metastasis from Primary Prostatic Adenocarcinoma J Gastrointest Cancer, 51 3 , 1081-1083

Barakat, M.; Seif, M.; Abdelfatah, M. M.; Ofosu, A.; Carr-Locke, D. L.; Othman, M. O. 2019. Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early neoplastic lesions in the surgically altered stomach: a systematic review and meta-analysis Surg Endosc, 33 8 , 2381-2395

Lopez Luciano, M. J.; Then, E. O.; Brana, C. J.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2019. Spontaneous Gastrojejunal Fistulization after Roux-en-Y Bypass Surgery: A Case Report and Review of Literature Cureus, 11 6 , e5035

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Adler, D. G. 2019. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided ablation of pancreatic cystic neoplasms: ready for prime time? Ann Gastroenterol, 32 1 , 39-45

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Latson, W.; Adler, D. G. 2019. Endoscopic management of bleeding gastrointestinal tumors Ann Gastroenterol, 32 4 , 346-351

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; John, F.; Barakat, M.; Sunkara, T.; Sharma, S.; Gaduputi, V.; Adler, D. G.; Reddy, M. 2019. Over-the-scope-clips as primary and rescue therapy for non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol, 65 1 , 70-76

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; John, F.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. 2019. Signet ring cancer of the gall bladder: a SEER database analysis Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol, 65 2 , 166-167

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Kurtz, L. E.; Genuth, L.; Reddy, M. 2019. Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma into the Transverse Colon J Gastrointest Cancer, 50 3 , 644-646

Ramai, D.; Bivona, A.; Latson, W.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. 2019. Endoscopic management of tracheoesophageal fistulas Ann Gastroenterol, 32 1 , 24-29

Ramai, D.; Zakhia, K.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M. 2019. Fecal microbiota transplantation: donor relation, fresh or frozen, delivery methods, cost-effectiveness Ann Gastroenterol, 32 1 , 30-38

Ramai, D.; Noorani, A.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M.; Gasperino, J. 2019. Practice measures for controlling and preventing hospital associated Clostridium difficile infections Hosp Pract (1995), 47 3 , 123-129

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Lai, J. K.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. 2019. Combined Hepatocellular Cholangiocarcinoma: A Population-Based Retrospective Study Am J Gastroenterol, 114 9 , 1496-1501

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Singh, J.; John, F.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. 2019. Demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, and clinical outcomes of patients with ampullary cancer: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cohort study Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol, 65 2 , 85-90

Ramai, D.; Bivona, A.; Latson, W.; Ofosu, A.; Ofori, E.; Reddy, M.; Adler, D. G. 2019. Authors' reply Ann Gastroenterol, 32 1 , 112

Then, E. O.; Are, V. S.; Lopez-Luciano, M.; Bijjam, R.; Ofosu, A.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2019. Elevated International Normalized Ratio: A Risk Factor for Portal Vein Thrombosis in Cirrhotic Patients Gastroenterology Res, 12 3 , 135-140

Then, E. O.; Bijjam, R.; Ofosu, A.; Rawla, P.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2019. Rectal Dieulafoy's Lesion: A Rare Etiology of Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Case Rep Gastroenterol, 13 1 , 73-77

Then, E. O.; John, F.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2019. Anterior Hepatic Herniation: An Unusual Presentation of Abdominal Incisional Hernia Cureus, 11 2 , e4066

Then, E. O.; Ofosu, A.; Rawla, P.; Sunkara, T.; Dadana, S.; Culliford, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2019. Burkitt's Lymphoma of the Gastrohepatic Omentum: A Malignant Presentation of Pseudoachalasia Case Rep Gastrointest Med, 2019 3 , 1803036

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Reddy, M. 2018. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: controlling an emerging epidemic, challenges, and future directions Ann Gastroenterol, 31 3 , 288-295

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Sunkara, T.; Adler, D. G. 2018. The emerging role of non-radiation endoscopic management of biliary tract disorders Ann Gastroenterol, 31 5 , 561-565

Ofosu, A.; Zabolotsky, A.; Rufail, M.; Spataro, J.; Civan, J. 2018. Graft-versus-host disease, a rare complication after orthotopic liver transplantation Clin Case Rep, 6 1 , 238-239

Ramai, D.; Ofosu, A.; Reddy, M. 2018. Gastric Diverticula: A Review and Report of Two Cases Gastroenterology Res, 11 1 , 68-70

Rawla, P.; Sunkara, T.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2018. Potassium-competitive acid blockers - are they the next generation of proton pump inhibitors? World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther, 9 7 , 63-68

Sunkara, T.; Rawla, P.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V. 2018. Fecal microbiota transplant - a new frontier in inflammatory bowel disease J Inflamm Res, 11 4 , 321-328

Sunkara, T.; Sharma, S. R.; Ofosu, A. 2018. Trichuris trichiura-An Unwelcome Surprise during Colonoscopy Am J Trop Med Hyg, 99 3 , 555-556

Sunkara, T.; Sharma, S. R.; Ofosu, A.; Gaduputi, V.; Reddy, M.; Shahzad, G. 2018. A Case of Concurrent Gastric and Pancreatic Plasmacytomas in a Patient With Multiple Myeloma: An Extremely Rare Entity J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep, 6 3 , 2324709618777003

Then, E. O.; Ofosu, A.; Rawla, P.; Sunkara, T.; Gaduputi, V. 2018. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, a Rare Cause of Hematochezia Gastroenterology Res, 11 6 , 426-429

Ofosu, A.; Ramai, D.; Reddy, M. 2017. Overtube-Assisted Foreign Body Removal: A Review of Endoscopic Management and Case Illustration Cureus, 9 9 , e1730

Siddiqui, A. A.; Kowalski, T. E.; Loren, D. E.; Khalid, A.; Soomro, A.; Mazhar, S. M.; Isby, L.; Kahaleh, M.; Karia, K.; Yoo, J.; Ofosu, A.; Ng, B.; Sharaiha, R. Z. 2017. Fully covered self-expanding metal stents versus lumen-apposing fully covered self-expanding metal stent versus plastic stents for endoscopic drainage of pancreatic walled-off necrosis: clinical outcomes and success Gastrointest Endosc, 85 4 , 758-765

Ofosu, A. 2016. Clostridium difficile infection: a review of current and emerging therapies Ann Gastroenterol, 29 2 , 147-54

Ofosu, A.; Gurakar, A. 2015. Current Concepts in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Transplantation: A Review and 2014 Update Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol, 5 1 , 19-25

Ofosu, A.; Durand, C. M.; Saberi, B.; Alqahtani, S.; Ucbilek, E.; Belden, M.; Cameron, A. M.; Gurakar, A. 2015. Implications of Treating Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Patients Awaiting Cadaveric Liver Transplant: A Single-Center Experience Exp Clin Transplant, 13 Suppl 3 7 , 7-10