Medical Director, Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cell Transplant Program

LaraLuisAssociate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

395 W. 12th Ave., Room 226
Columbus, OH 43210
Luis.Lara@osumc.edu


Research Interests:
  • Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Pancreas islet auto-transplantation                                      

  • Pancreatic cancer detection

  • Acute pancreatitis therapy

  • Pancreas function testing

  • Pancreas cysts

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Small bowel RFA

  • Small bowel endoscopy

  • Therapeutic/Interventional endoscopy

Current Research:

  • Advancing treatment for pancreatitis: A Prospective Observational Study of TPIAT (POST Study).
  • Healthcare Resource Utilization and Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Total Pancreatectomy with  Islet Autotransplantation in the United States.
  • Comparison of healthcare resource utilization and outcomes in patients undergoing total pancreatectomy with or without autologous islet transplantation in the United States.
  • The relationship between endocrine pancreas function and pre and post islet auto-transplantation endocrine function.
  • Comparison of 24 hours versus 72 hours of octreotide infusion along with endoscopic therapy in preventing early rebleed from esophageal varices: a randomized clinical study.
  • A combined flexible endoscopic and surgical approach to Zenker′s diverticulum. Rationale and results.

Active Funding:

  • Site PI-Advancing Treatment for Pancreatitis: A Prospective Observational Study of TPIAT (POST Study) NIH-UO1.

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Education:

  • Medical Degree: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)/Escuela de Medicina “Ignacio A. Santos” (EMIS)
  • Internship: Transitional Year, Aultman Hospital-NEOUCOM, Canton, OH
  • Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, Ohio
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Advanced Fellowship: Pancreatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Academic Appointments:

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Medical Director of the Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cell Transplant Program
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    The Ohio State University
  • Clinical Associate Professor
    Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
    Florida International University
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor
    Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
    Medical Director, Clinical Center for Pancreatic Disease
    Associate Fellowship Program Director
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • Chief Resident
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals at Canton

 Honors/Awards:

  • Presidential Poster Award ACG 2014. Zenker’s diverticulotomy after surgical diverticulotomy in patients with persistent dysphagia.
  • Poster of Distinction DDW 2014. Autologous islet transplantation following total pancreatectomy for refractory chronic pancreatitis: seven-year single center experience at Baylor University Medical Center.
  • ACG Travel Award to attend WGO Train the Trainer Workshop in Bogota, Colombia 2013.
  • National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship Award 2004.
  • Certificate of Merit, Original Research Presentation, A comparison of one-day therapy versus seven day therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, American College of Physicians national meeting, Atlanta, GA 2000.
  • First Place, Original Research Presentation, A comparison of one-day therapy versus seven day therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, preliminary report, Tenth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio 2000.
  • First Place, Clinical Vignette Presentation, A subtherapeutic INR despite escalating doses of warfarin: Could it be selective warfarin malabsorption?, Ninth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio 2000.
  • Certificate of Merit, Clinical Vignette, Poster, A subtherapeutic INR despite escalating doses of warfarin: Could it be selective warfarin malabsorption? American College of Physicians National Meeting, New Orleans, LA 1999.
  • First Place, Clinical Vignette, Poster, Warfarin Resistance: a rare etiology for a static INR despite increasing doses of oral Coumadin, American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter Meeting, 1998
  • First Place, Clinical Vignette Presentation, Myeloproliferative syndromes in an era of cytogenetics: new paradigms for diagnosis, Eighth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio 1998.

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