Guru Trikudanathan, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Guru Trikudanathan

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant Name
Kelsey Kuno

Administrative Phone
612-624-9684

Administrative Email
Kunox005@umn.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition


Gastroenterologist; Therapeutic Endoscopist


MD, Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Summary

My overarching research interests lie in strategies towards the optimal management of acute pancreatitis and its complications, the most common cause for hospitalization among gastrointestinal diseases. My other main focus has been on exploring modalities for early diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, a debilitating condition that pose a major detriment to the quality of life of these patients. Other keen interests include pancreatic endo-therapy through endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography for management of complex pancreatic and biliary conditions. I have nearly 50 peer reviewed publications and serve at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy' sTechnology committee.

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellowship Leadership Award (2015)
  • American Pancreas Association Young Investigator Award (2015)
  • American Pancreas Association Young Investigator Award (2014)
  • American Pancreas Association Young Investigator award (2013)
  • Dr. Vadamalayan Endowment award (2008)
  • Association of Surgeons of India medal (2007)
  • Dr. M. Srinivasan Medal for best clinical research paper (2003)

Professional Associations

  • American Pancreas Association 
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 
  • American College of Gastroenterology

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Management of necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Early diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Endotherapy
  • Diagnostic and interventional EUS

Publications

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications 

  • Trikudanathan G, Vega-Peralta J, Malli A et al. Diagnostic performance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for non-calcific chronic pancreatitis based on histopathology. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Apr;111(4):568-74 
  • Trikudanathan G, Freeman ML Electrohydraulic lithotripsy of large pancreatic duct stones by using digital pancreatoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. Jun;83(6):1285- 
  • Trikudanathan G, Walker S, Munigala S et al. Diagnostic performance of contrast enhanced MRI with secretin- stimulated MRCP (sMRCP) for non- calcific chronic pancreatitis (NCCP) - a comparison with histopathology. Am J Gastroenterol Nov; 110(11): 1598-606. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Shaukat A, Bakman Y. Proliferating pilar tumor of scalp metastasizing to pancreas- Diagnosis with Endoscopic Ultrasound guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA). Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015 Nov; 13(11): e164-5. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Vege SS. Current concepts of the role of abdominal compartment syndrome in acute pancreatitis - an opportunity or merely an epiphenomenon. Pancreatology. 2014 Jul-Aug; 14(4): 238-43. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Attam R, Arain M, Mallery M, Freeman ML. Endoscopic interventions for necrotizing pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jul; 109(7): 969-81. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Attam R, Arain M, Mallery S, Freeman ML. Advances in the Endoscopic Management of Common Bile Duct Stones. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Sep; 11(9): 535-44. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Arain M, Mallery S, Freeman ML, Attam R. Endoscopic necrosectomy in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Aug; 59(2): 270-3. 
  • Attam R, Trikudanathan G, Nemato Y, et al. Endoscopic transluminal drainage and necrosectomy utilizing a novel, though the scope fully covered large bore esophageal metallic stent: a preliminary experience in 10 patients. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Aug; 80(2): 312-8. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Njei B, Attam R, Arain M, Shaukat A. Staging accuracy of ampullary tumors by endoscopic ultrasound: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Dig Endosc. 2014 Sep; 26(5): 617-26. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Navaneethan U, Njei B, Vargo J, Parsi M. Diagnostic yield of bile duct brushings in cholangiocarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc 2014 May; 79(5): 783-9. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Arain M, Attam R, Freeman ML. A rare extra-pancreatic manifestation of acute pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol 2013 Nov; 108 (11): 1694. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Arain M, Attam R, Freeman ML. Interventions in necrotizing pancreatitis. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jul; 7(5): 463-75. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Navaneethan U, Parsi M. Endoscopic management of difficult common bile duct stones. World J Gastroenterol 2013 Jan 14; 19(2): 165-73. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Navaneethan U, Vege S. Current controversies in fluid resuscitation in acute pancreatitis. Pancreas 2012 Aug; 41(6): 827-34.
  • Trikudanathan G, Navaneethan U, Vege SS. Modern treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2012 Mar; 41(1): 63-76. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Navaneethan U, Vege SS. Intra-abdominal fungal infections complicating acute pancreatitis – a review. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jul; 106(7): 1188-92. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Philip A, Dasanu C, Baker WL. Association between Helicobacter pylori Infection and Pancreatic Cancer. A Cumulative Meta-Analysis. JOP. 2011 Jan 5; 12(1): 26-31.
  • Trikudanathan G, Navaneethan U. Association of Pancreatitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan; 45(1): 83.
  • Trikudanathan G, Myers M, Karasik M, Weiser J. Successful obliteration of bleeding duodenal varices using band ligation. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jan; 26(1): 209. 

Book Chapters

  • Freeman ML, Trikudanathan G, et al Multidisciplinary Management of Symptomatic or Infected Necrosis –In: Forsmark, Gardner, eds. Severe Acute Pancreatitis . Springer 2014. Oral Presentations 
  • Trikudanathan G, Abby E, Attam R et al. Multidisciplinary approach to disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome (DPDS) in acute pancreatitis (AP)- a single tertiary center experience at American Pancreas Association (APA) meeting 2015, San Diego.
  • Trikudanathan G, Walker S, Munigala S, et al. Diagnostic performance of contrast enhanced MRI with secretin- stimulated MRCP (sMRCP) for Non- Calcific Chronic Pancreatitis (NCCP) - a comparison with histopathology at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) 2014, Chicago. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Malli A, Munigala S, et al. Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and contrast enhanced MRI/ secretin stimulated (sMRCP) for the diagnosis of non-calcific chronic pancreatitis (NCCP) – A comparative study based on surgical histopathology at DDW 2014, Chicago. 
  • Trikudanathan G, Munigala S, Barlass U et al. Evaluation of Rosemont criteria for non-calcific chronic pancreatitis (NCCP) based on histopathology- a retrospective study at (APA) meeting 2014, Big Island, Hawaii.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Pancreatalogy; Therapeutic Endoscopy

Clinical

Clinics

Pancreas and Biliary Clinic

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic and multidisciplinary management of complex pancreatic and biliary diseases; Acute and recurrent pancreatitis; Chronic pancreatitis; Necrotizing Pancreatitis; Pancreatic and billiary cancer; Benign bile duct strictures and injuries.

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview