The research involvement and interests of Elizabeth Rajan, M.D., include device and technology innovation in the field of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. Dr. Rajan's focus is to identify gaps and deficiencies in current endoscopic practice, develop novel endoscopic devices and techniques, and implement her findings into clinical practice.
Additional research conducted by Dr. Rajan involves diagnosis and management of small bowel bleeding.
- Developing innovative devices and techniques to diagnose and treat the following GI diseases through minimally invasive endoscopic procedures:
- Colorectal cancer and polyps
- Gastric cancer
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Esophageal stricture
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Identifying novel treatments for the management of refractory small bowel bleeding and transfusion-dependent anemia
Significance to patient care
Device and technology innovation play a crucial role in transforming care. The goal of Dr. Rajan's research is to develop unique tools to improve patient quality of life. New and disruptive innovations can advance the diagnosis and management of diseases such as colorectal cancer and gastroparesis.
- Director, Developmental Endoscopy Unit Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2017-present