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Salih Samo, M.D., MSci

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Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Motility

Member-Ambulatory Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee, Member, Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics

Professional Background

My expertise and clinical interest are in esophageal and foregut disorders including esophageal motility disorders (e.g., achalasia), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus (BE), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and other esophageal/swallowing disorders. Additionally, I perform advanced foregut procedures including peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia, gastric POEM (G-POEM) for gastroparesis, transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for reflux, and ablation of Barrett's esophagus.

Education and Training
  • MD, Medicine, University of Aleppo-Syria, Aleppo, Syria



The main focus of my clinical research is in esophageal motility disorders such as achalasia and esophageal spasm, physiologic motility testing including esophageal manometry, functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP), and reflux testing. My current ongoing research is to understand the underlying potential mechanism for achalasia development post COVID-19. Additionally, assessing the outcome of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia and transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for reflux is an active focus of my research.