Sheryl A Pfeil

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Colonic lipomas are benign adipose tumors which are usually submucosal. With the increase in the number of endoscopic procedures being performed, these tumors are often detected incidentally at colonoscopy. Although the risks of removing these tumors have been recognized, numerous reports have documented safe removal by snare electrocautery. We have(More)
In summary, the endoscopy report is the permanent documentation and communication of the endoscopic procedure. The computerized endoscopy report system has, of necessity, improved our standardization of terminology and report content. Computerization of the endoscopy report has opened the door to easier auditing and quality review, as well as easier(More)
As the ophthalmology accreditation system undergoes major changes, training programs must evaluate residents in the 6 core competencies, including appropriately communicating bad news. Although the literature is replete with recommendations for breaking bad news across various non-ophthalmology specialties, no formal training programs exist for(More)
Academies of medical educators have become prevalent in medical schools over the last decade. These academies create an environment that supports educators, promotes teaching excellence and curricular innovation, stimulates educationscientists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, as well as other international locations. The purpose of this article is to(More)
PROBLEM Faculty coaching is recognized as an essential element for effective use of portfolios in undergraduate medical education, yet best practices for training these coaches are uncertain. INTERVENTION New portfolio coaches participated in a multifaceted training program that included orienting modules, a 7.5-hr training workshop featuring analysis of(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease involves 2 major disorders, ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease, both of which are due to inflammatory dysregulation in the gastrointestinal tract. Although these disorders have many overlapping features in pathophysiology and management, our current understanding of inflammatory bowel disease has illuminated several(More)
We have noticed calcium deposits (gastric mucosal calcinosis, or GMC) in the superficial gastric mucosa of 28 organ transplant patients (OTPs) (11 liver, seven bone marrow, four kidney, three kidney/pancreas, two heart, and one each of liver and kidney transplant) who underwent endoscopic biopsies. The deposits were tinctorially similar to cytomegalovirus(More)
A 65-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer and a history of Schatzki ring presented with 2 months of progressive dysphagia. Imaging with x-ray fluoroscopy revealed an irregularly short segment stricture at the mid to distal esophagus. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) showed a benign-appearing stenosis with a single 7-mm nodule at the gastroesophageal(More)
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Academic Affairs and Education and Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Farmington, Connecticut; Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Medicine/ Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology and Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, New York,(More)
INTRODUCTION Physician burnout has reached epidemic proportions, with 54.4% of physicians reporting at least one burnout symptom in 2014, an increase from 45.5% 3 years earlier ( 1 ). Pertinent to our own specialty, a Medscape survey in 2016 showed a burnout rate among gastroenterologists of 49%, up from 41% the year before. [Medscape Gastroenterology(More)