The research lab led by Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, M.D., M.P.H., focuses on the development of minimally invasive endoscopic therapies for gastrointestinal diseases, obesity and metabolic diseases. Dr. Abu Dayyeh and colleagues investigate the impact of alterations in the gastrointestinal tract on fundamental physiologic processes regulating human appetite, metabolism and energy expenditure to devise endoscopic therapeutic tools for obesity and metabolic diseases.
- Early preclinical development of devices and techniques to manage obesity and metabolic disease
- First-in-human clinical trials of endoscopic bariatric and metabolic therapies
- Prospective and multicenter randomized trials in therapeutic endoscopy, including management of walled-off pancreas necrosis; obesity and metabolic disease interventions; endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease; and robotics in endoscopy
Significance to patient care
Interventional endoscopy has fundamentally changed the management of complex human diseases, shifting the pendulum to anatomy-preserving, minimally invasive interventions. Dr. Abu Dayyeh's work translates directly to patients, offering those with obesity and metabolic diseases effective and safe interventions. These interventions are offered as part of a comprehensive program that includes dietary, lifestyle and behavioral interventions.
- Vice chair of innovation, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2020
- Recipient, Advance the Practice Research Awards, Mayo Clinic Office of Translation of Practice, 2019
- Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation for Visiting Professorship, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology India, 2019
- Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation for Visiting Consultant and Professor, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health & Prevention, 2017-2019
- Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation for Visiting Professorship, Chinese Medical Association, 2018
- Recipient, Jordanian Star of Science, Awarded by His Majesty King Abdulla II of Jordan during the World Science Forum, Dead Sea, Jordan, 2017
- Recipient, Clinical Scholar Award, American Gastroenterological Association, 2013-2015
- Recipient, Career Development Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2012-2014
- Recipient, Innovation Award, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2013