Harry Aslanian, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)
  • Associate Director, Endoscopy
  • Director, Yale Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Dr. Aslanian is an advanced endoscopist who specializes in pancreas and biliary disorders, diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus , early esophageal and gastric cancer and difficult colonoscopy and polypectomy. He performs endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), EUS-FNA, FNB (fine needle aspiration and biopsy), celiac neurolysis and pseudocyst drainage, ERCP, enteral stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and advanced imaging. He is the Director of the Yale Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship.

Research interests
Biliary Tract Diseases; Colonic Polyps; Digestive System Diseases; Endoscopy; Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage; Pancreatic Cyst; Pancreatic Diseases; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Research summary

I am interested in the optimal application of advanced endoscopic techniques to clinical problems including gastrointestinal bleeding, colonoscopic polyp detection, evaluation of pancreas cysts, diagnosis of pancreas cancer, pancreatic and biliary disorders, therapy of bile duct obstruction via ERCP, Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and fine-needle aspiration (FNA), advanced endoscopic imaging, sedation for endoscopy.

Specialized Terms: Advanced endoscopic techniques; Gastrointestinal bleeding; Colonoscopic polyp detection; Evaluation of pancreas cysts; Diagnosis of pancreas cancer; Pancreatic and biliary disorders; Therapy of bile duct obstruction via ERCP; Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS); Fine-needle aspiration (FNA); Advanced endoscopic imaging; Sedation for endoscopy

  • MD, Brown University, 1996
  • BA, Brown University, 1992
  • Siddiqui, UD. Rossi, F, Rosenthal, LS., Padda MS., Murali-Dharan V., Aslanian, HR. EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: a prospective, randomized trial comparing 22 gauge and 25 gauge needles. (2009) Gastrointest Endoscopy. Epub ahead of print July, 2009.
  • Aslanian HR, Burgart LJ, Harrington JJ, Mahoney DW, Zinsmeister AR, Thibodeau SN, Ahlquist DA. Altered DNA Mismatch Repair Expression in Synchronous and Metachronous Colorectal Cancers. Clin Gastroenterol and Hepatol 2008 (12):1385-8.
  • Rogart J., Jain D, Siddiqui U, Oren T, Lim J, Jamidar P, Aslanian H. Narrow-band imaging without high magnification to differentiate polyps during real-time colonoscopy: improvement with experience. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2008;68:1136-45.
  • Rogart JN, Boghos A, Rossi F, Al-Hashem H, Siddiqui UD, Jamidar P, Aslanian H. Analysis of endoscopic management of occluded metal biliary stents at a single tertiary care center. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2008:4:676-682.
  • Endoscopically Guided Endotracheal Intubation: A Proposed Airway Management Tool for the Endoscopist. Rosenthal L, Siddiqui U, Aslanian HR. (Letter) American Jnl Gastro 2008;9:2414-5.
  • Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jan;85(1):261
  • Muniraj T, Jamidar PA, Nealon WH, Aslanian HR. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Jan;51(1):19-33.
  • United European Gastroenterol J. 2016 Aug;4(4):599-603
  • Muniraj T, Aslanian HR. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun;14(6):872-4
  • Konda VJ, Meining A, Jamil LH, Giovannini M, Hwang JH, Wallace MB, Chang KJ, Siddiqui UD, Hart J, Lo SK, Saunders MD, Aslanian HR, Wroblewski K, Waxman I. Endoscopy. 2013 Dec;45(12):1006-13