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Member Spotlight: Abhik Roy

April 18, 2017

Meet Dr. Roy, a previous presenter at the DDW® trainee-focused quality improvement session, and mark your calendar for the 2017 session.

Abhik Roy, MD, presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016 in San Diego as part of the trainee-focused session, Advancing Clinical Practice: GI Fellow-Directed Quality Improvement Projects, an annual event which showcases selected abstracts from GI fellows focused on quality improvement. 

Dr. Roy's abstract drew from the notion that patient navigation increases colorectal cancer screening, but it is unclear if surveillance procedures are appropriately performed after index colonoscopy. He created and conducted a study aimed to assess adherence to surveillance guidelines after advanced adenoma removal on navigated colonoscopy.

Add the 2017 session to your DDW itinerary, which will take place Sunday, May 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and view more AGA trainee and early career GI sessions.

Abstract Title:

Adherence to surveillance guidelines after removal of advanced colorectal adenomas: Experience from a patient navigator program

Can you provide a brief background about the process for developing your abstract?

We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients with advanced adenomas during the first 12 months of Columbia's navigator colonoscopy program (2008-2009). We identified which patients returned for a surveillance exam at the appropriate time interval, and we performed univariable analysis and multivariable logistic regression to determine factors that were predictive of returning for a repeat colonoscopy.

What’s something unique/interesting about your abstract that we may not know?

Starting this academic year, the GI fellowship program at Columbia University has started a mentored research endeavor in which every fellow (from each of the three years of training) is involved in meaningful research focused on quality improvement. This is the first of the abstracts that has resulted from this very exciting initiative, and it was the result of the collaboration of a first, second and third year GI fellow!

What setting are you planning to go into?

Academic practice.

Something you may not know about me is:

I am an intense floor hockey player.

In my free time I like to:

Travel to new places, eat good food and spend time with great friends.