Georgios Papachristou, MD, PhD, is the Dr. Samuel and Lois Mercer Endowed Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He specializes in pancreaticobiliary diseases, practices state-of-the-art ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and is the director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. He also serves as the medical director for Ambulatory Endoscopy Centers in the Ohio State University Health System.
Board-certified in gastroenterology, Dr. Papachristou received his medical degree from the University of Patras School of Medicine in Greece, graduating first in his class (summa cum lade). He completed training in gastroenterology at University of Pittsburgh and therapeutic endoscopy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
As a researcher, Dr. Papachristou is in charge of a number of institutional studies and multicenter collaborations. He directs a translational research laboratory focusing on the immunology and therapy of acute pancreatitis. He receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense and industry. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is currently the vice chair of translational research in the Department of Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Papachristou is a fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He is an active member and serves in scientific committees in all major gastrointestinal professional organizations.
- President, Collaborative Alliance for Pancreas Education & Research (CAPER), 2016-2018
- Chairman, American College of Gastroenterology Abstract Review Committee, Pancreatobiliary Section, 2013
Additional Languages I Speak
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Pancreatic Diseases
- Biliary Tract Diseases
Education and Training
University of Patras, Patras,
9/1/1990 - 7/1/1996
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2002
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2005
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
7/2/2005 - 6/30/2006
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Papachristou has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.