S. Houssam Mardini, MD, MBA, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Title Series Director of Endoscopy
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Internal Medicine
UK HealthCare
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
800 Rose Street, Room MN649
Lexington, KY 40536, USA

Biography

PROFESSIONAL/GRADUATE

• (09/1986-09/1992): Diploma of Doctor in Medicine (MD), Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
• (08/2002-04/2003): Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
• (08/2008-12/2010): Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics , Lexington, KY
• (01/2013-12/2013): Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marshall University Lewis College of Business, Huntington, WV

POST-GRADUATE

• (02/1995-12/1996): House Officer, Damascus University Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Damascus, Syria
• (01/1997-06/1997): International Scholarship, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cardiovascular Surgical Unit, Cleveland, OH, Temple University at Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
• (07/1998-06/1999): Internship, Transitional Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hospitals, Department of Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
• (07/1999-04/2000): Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hospitals, Department of Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
• (05/2000-04/2002): Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Lexington, KY
• (07/2003-06/2006): Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Charleston, SC
• (07/2011-12/2011): Advanced Endoscopy Training

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

• Syrian Army and Armed Forces, 82nd Armored Brigade, 3rd Armored Division, Al-Qutayfah, Syria
• (11/1992-01/1995): Lieutenant and Medical Unit Director, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Lexington, KY
• (07/2006-10/2008): Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mardini & Associates, MD, PSC, Ashland, KY
• (11/2008-10/2013): Gastroenterologist and Owner, Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Charleston, SC
• (07/2011-12/2011): Instructor of Medicine, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Huntington, WV
• (04/2012-06/2013): Associate Professor of Medicine, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV
• (02/2013-08/2013): Director of Endoscopy, Lexington VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY
• (11/2013-Present): Staff Gastroenterologist (Part-time), University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Lexington, KY
• (12/2013- Present): Assistant Professor of Medicine (Part-time), University of Kentucky Healthcare System, Lexington, KY
• (08/2014 – Present): Director of Endoscopy

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

• University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Lexington, KY
• (07/2006-10/2008): Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Charleston, SC
• (07/2011-12/2011): Instructor of Medicine, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Huntington, WV
• (04/2012-06/2013): Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Lexington, KY
• (12/2013-Present): Assistant Professor of Medicine (Part-time)

Research Interest

His research interests include: Endoscopy including advanced and interventional endoscopy, pancreatic disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Scientific Activities

HONORS & AWARDS

• 01/1997, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation International Scholarship (4 months)
• 05/2000, Intern of the Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside
• 05/2001, Investing in the Future: AGA/Wyeth-Ayerst Resident and Fellows Reporter Program
• 05/2002, Senior Resident of the Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside
• 10/2003, American College of Gastroenterology / Centocor IBD Abstract Award
• 03/2004, 14th Annual North American Conference award of Gastroenterology Fellows (NACGF)
• 04/2004, Ninth Annual Young Investigators award Conference in Digestive Diseases
• 10/2004, American College of Gastroenterology / Centocor IBD Abstract Award
• 02/2010, Americas Top Physician: Consumers Research Counsel
• 09/2012, Caring Spirit All Stars Award: Cabell Huntington Hospital
• 05/2013, Academic Citizenship Excellence Award: Marshall University School of Medicine

COMMITTEES:

• 2014-Present: American College of Gastroenterology Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity Committee
• 2014-Present: University of Kentucky HealthCare System Endoscopy Executive Committee

MEMBERSHIPS

• 2006-Present Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
• 2008-Present Member of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
• 2012-Present Member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators
• 2013-Present Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE)
• 2013-Present Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)
• 2014-Prenent Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF)

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED ORIGINAL RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC OR EDUCATIONAL JOURNALS

1. Mardini HE, Arnold GL. Barretts esophagus-associated polypoid dysplasia: a case report and review of the literature. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2002; 47(8): 1897-1900. doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2000.02414.x
2. Regueiro MD, Mardini H. Determination of thiopurine methyltransferase genotype or phenotype optimizes initial dosing of azathioprine for the treatment of Crohns disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2002; 35(3): 240-244. doi: 10.1097/00004836-200209000-00008
3. Mardini HE, Arnold GL. Utility of measuring 6-methylmercaptopurine and 6-thioguanine nucleotide levels in managing inflammatory bowel disease patients treated with 6-mercaptopurine in a clinical practice setting. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2003; 36(5): 390-395.
4. Mardini H, Regueiro MD. Treatment of Perianal Fistulizing Crohns Disease With Infliximab Alone or As An Adjunct To Exam Under Anesthesia. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2003; 9(2): 98-103.
5. Mardini HE, Kip KE, Wilson JW. Crohns Disease: A Two-Year Prospective Study of the Association Between Psychological Distress and Disease Activity. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2004; 49(3): 492-497. doi: 10.1023/B:DDAS.0000020509.23162.cc
6. Tabas GH, Beaves MR, Wang J, Friday PJ, Mardini H, Arnold GL. Paroxetine to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome Not Responding to High-Fiber Diet: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2004; 99(5): 914-920. doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2004.04127.x
7. Pena LR, Mardini HE, Nickl NJ. Development of an instrument to assess and predict satisfaction and poor tolerance among patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. Digestive Diseases and Sciences.2005; 50(10): 1860-1871. doi: 10.1007/s10620-005-2952-7
8. Mardini HE, Gregory K, Nasser M, et al. Gastroduodenal Crohns Disease is Associated with NOD2/CARD15 Gene Polymorphisms Particularly L1007P Homozygosity. Digestive Diseases and Sciences.2005; 50(12): 2316-2322. doi: 10.1007/s10620-005-3054-2
9. Pena LR, Mardini HE, Nickl N. An Instrument to Predict Endoscopy Tolerance: A Prospective Randomized Study. Digestive Diseases and Sciences.2007; 52(10): 2888-2891. doi: 10.1007/s10620-007-9797-1
10. Knopp TC, Mardini HE, Pena LR. Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Indication as a Predictor of Study Quality. Digestive Diseases and Sciences.2009; 53(7): 1898-1901. doi: 10.1007/s10620-007-0091-z
11. Mardini HE, Grigorian AY, Selby LA, Barrett TA. Anti-TNF Agents Prevent Endoscopic and Clinical Recurrence of Crohns Disease after Surgical Resection: A Systematic Review and A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Digestive Disease.2014; 1(1): 50-61.
12. Mardini HE, Grigorian AY. Probiotic Mix VSL#3 is Effective Adjunctive Therapy for Mild to Moderately Active Ulcerative Colitis: A Meta-Analysis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.2014; 20(9): 1562-1567. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000084