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Daniel C. Buckles, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Motility

Professional Background

Dr. Daniel Buckles is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Buckles received his medical degree from The University of Kansas Medical Center and then completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He then completed a Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Buckles practices General Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. He has special interests in GERD and Barrett's esophagus and GI cancer prevention. He spends much of his professional time performing diagnostic and therapeutic general GI endoscopic procedures, as well as seeing patients in clinic and in the hospital.

Dr. Buckles is heavily involved in medical education and currently serves as the Gastroenterology Associate Fellowship Program Director. He also performs several administrative functions for the GI Division.

Dr. Buckles is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and The American College of Gastroenterology.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biology , Texas Christian University , Fort Worth , TX
  • MD, Medicine , Univ. of Kansas-Medical Ctr., Kansas City, KS
  • Residency, Internal Medicine , Mayo Clinic , Rochester , MN
  • Clinical Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Kansas University Medical Center , Kansas City, KS Kansas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Gastroenterology , American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical License, Kansas Department of Health
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Gastroenterology, Member, 2002 - Present
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Member, 2002 - Present



Dr. Buckles has research interests in the field of GI cancer prevention. He has collaborated and published research involving Barrett's esophagus, colon cancer screening and prevention and advanced imaging techniques used in GI endoscopy.

  • Reddymasu, S., C, Oropeza-Vail, M, Pakseresht, K, Moloney, B, Esfandyari, T, Grisolano, S, Buckles, D, Olyaee, M. 2012. Are endoscopic ultrasonography imaging characteristics reliable for the diagnosis of small upper gastrointestinal subepithelial lesions?. Journal of clinical gastroenterology, 46 (1), 42-5
  • Gupta, N, Nayak, R, Grisolano, S., W, Buckles, D., C, Tadros, P., N. 2010. Defining patients at high risk for gastrointestinal hemorrhage after drug-eluting stent placement: a cost utility analysis.. Journal of interventional cardiology, 23 (2), 179-87
  • Buckles, D., C, Sarosiek, I, McMillin, C, McCallum, R., W. 2004. Delayed gastric emptying in gastroesophageal reflux disease: reassessment with new methods and symptomatic correlations.. The American journal of the medical sciences, 327 (1), 1-4
  • Brown, J, Alsop, B, Gupta, N, Buckles, D., C, Olyaee, M., S, Vennalaganti, P, Kanakadandi, V., N, Saligram, S, Sharma, P. 2016. Effectiveness of focal vs. balloon radiofrequency ablation devices in the treatment of Barrett's esophagus.. United European gastroenterology journal, 4 (2), 236-41
  • Wani, S, Abdulkarim, A., B, Buckles, D. 2008. Gastric variceal hemorrhage secondary to torsion of wandering spleen.. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, 6 (12), A24
  • Rastogi, A, Rao, D., S, Gupta, N, Grisolano, S., W, Buckles, D., C, Sidorenko, E, Bonino, J, Matsuda, T, Dekker, E, Kaltenbach, T, Singh, R, Wani, S, Sharma, P, Olyaee, M., S, Bansal, A, East, J., E. 2014. Impact of a computer-based teaching module on characterization of diminutive colon polyps by using narrow-band imaging by non-experts in academic and community practice: a video-based study.. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 79 (3), 390-8
  • Greiner, K., A, Daley, C., M, Epp, A, James, A, Yeh, H., W, Geana, M, Born, W, Engelman, K., K, Shellhorn, J, Hester, C., M, LeMaster, J, Buckles, D., C, Ellerbeck, E., F. 2014. Implementation intentions and colorectal screening: a randomized trial in safety-net clinics.. American journal of preventive medicine, 47 (6), 703-14
  • Buckles, D., C, Lindor, K., D, Larusso, N., F, Petrovic, L., M, Gores, G., J. 2002. In primary sclerosing cholangitis, gallbladder polyps are frequently malignant.. The American journal of gastroenterology, 97 (5), 1138-42
  • Harrigan , J, Davis, C, Chauhan , M, Hejazi, R, Buckles , Daniel ., C , Saeed, A, Kennedy, K, Madan, R, Bansal, A. 2020. Preoperative screening of colorectal cancers is as accurate as postoperative screening for detection of Lynch Syndrome . Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sept 18 (10) , 2020 , 2372-2374
  • Bridges, K., M, Diaz, F., J, Wang, Z, Ahmed, I, Sullivan, D., K, Umar, S, Buckles, D., C, Greiner, K., A, Hester, C., M. 2018. Relating Stool Microbial Metabolite Levels, Inflammatory Markers and Dietary Behaviors to Screening Colonoscopy Findings in a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Patient Population.. Genes, 9 (3)