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Zlad H. Younes, M.D.

Ziad H. Younes, M.D.

Practice Location

2999 Centre Oak Way
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 684-5500
(901) 684-5518 (Fax)

Personal Note

My wife, Nada, and I are proud to call Memphis our home. Nada is a full-time homemaker and stays busy helping raise our three daughters. My family and I enjoy outdoor activities including swimming and soccer. My hobbies include soccer (playing as well as coaching), movies and music.

Education and Training

Born in Lebanon, Dr. Younes completed undergraduate and medical school at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He came to the United States in 1993 for an internship in internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He also completed a three-year residency there in 1997 and was chief medical resident and an attending physician while there. That same year, he began a fellowship in gastroenterology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at The Bayview Medical Center, which he finished in 2000.

After his fellowship, he returned to Norfolk to join the Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists. A year later, he arrived in Memphis to begin practicing at Gastroenterology Center of the MidSouth, now Gastro One, and is currently its medical director and director of clinical research.

He was certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1996 and in gastroenterology in 2000.

Honors and Awards

Dean's Honor List – October 1986 – June 1989
Ranked First on Medical School Admissions List – September 1989
Dean's Honor List – September 1989 – June 1991
Dean's Honor List – June 1992 – June 1993
James P. Baker, M.D. Award for outstanding graduating medicine resident – 1996
First Place Winner: Senior resident seminar contest – 1996
Winner of the American College of Gastroenterology/Astra Pharmaceuticals Senior Fellow Award – 1998
Winner of the American College of Gastroenterology/AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Award – 1999

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Associates
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Liver Foundation
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Presentations And Published Abstracts

October 1994: "Spontaneous esophageal rupture in a patient with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome" – Poster presentation, Eastern Virginia Medical School Research Day, Norfolk, VA.

Bahrani O, Younes Z, Shafai F. Esophageal involvement in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Virginia Medical Quarterly 1995;122(2):98. Poster presentation, American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter.

May 1996: "Molecular and genetic advances in gastrointestinal cancers", Senior resident seminar (First place winner), Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Younes Z, Johnson DA. "Congenital esophageal stenosis: Clinical and endoscopic features in adults". Am J Gastroenterol 1996;91(9):1901. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1996.

April 1997: "Stump the chair: The professor in action – Dr. Z. Younes presents to Dr. M. Wehbe", American College of Physicians meeting, Virginia Chapter.

Younes Z, Regan F, Safdar R, Lacy B, Magnuson T. "Effect of magnetic resonance cholangiography on patterns of ERCP in patients undergoing cholecystectomy". Gastroenterology 1998:114:A552. Poster presentation, American Gastroenterology Association meeting, May 1998 (identified as a Poster of Distinction).

Younes Z, Magnuson T, Regan F. "Magnetic resonance cholangiography compared to ultrasonography in patients with suspected biliary and pancreatic diseases". Gastroenterology 1998;114:A552-A553. Oral presentation, American Gastroenterology Association meeting, Main Topics Session, May 1998.

Younes Z, Nass P, Tihan T, Dicker M, Duncan MD, Harmon JW. "Endoscopic transfection of the rabbit esophageal mucosa with a pMEXneo vector for the human acidic fibroblast growth factor". Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1627. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1998.

Younes Z, Duncan MD, Tihan T, Harmon JW, Duncan KLK. "Esophageal cancer: Do sex hormones play a role?" Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1627. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1998.

Younes Z, Sevransky J, Tihan T, Lacy B. "Small bowel endometriosis presenting as hypoalbuminemia, anasarca, and small bowel obstruction". Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1747. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1998.

Younes Z, Lacy B, DesBiens J, Zayat EN, Schuster MM, Crowell MD. "Solid vs. liquid swallows in the manometric evaluation of patients with Barrett's esophagus and esophagitis". Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1627. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1998.

Younes Z, Lacy BE, Ejadi S, Vaitkevicius P, Crowell MD. "Swallowing-induced supraventricular tachycardia in a patient with lower esophageal spasm". Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1747. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1998.

Crowell MD, Yu SY, Schettler-Duncan VA, Younes Z, Zayat EN, Lacy BE Schuster MM. "Age-related esophageal dysfunction in patients with dysphagia". Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1613. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1998.

Abu Jaudeh W, Zayat EN, Younes Z, Bender J, Nikoomanesh P. "Transverse colon hematoma: A rare complication of PEG tube placement". Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1705. Poster presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1998.

Younes Z. "Esophageal cancer: DO sex hormones play a role?", presented at the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy practice management seminar for Gastroenterology fellows, October 1998.

Younes Z. "Role of androgen receptors in esophageal carcinoma", presented at the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Young Investigators Conference, April 1999.

Zayat EN, Schettler-Duncan VA, Younes Z, Liu M, Crowell MD. "The effect of inhaled albuterol on esophageal function in healthy volunteers. Gastroenterology 1999;116:A1107. Poster presentation, American Gastroenterology Association meeting, May 1999.

Zayat EN, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Younes Z, Lacy BE, Regan F. "MRCP: The new standard for radiologic evaluation of cholelithiasis and choledocholothiasis?" Gastroenterology 1999;116:A43. Poster presentation, American Gastroenterology Association meeting, May 1999.

Younes Z, Duncan MD, Bender JS, Zayat EN, Regan F, Magnuson TH. "Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatopraphy and angiography with conventional MRI for preoperative evaluation of pancreatic cancer". Gastroenterology 1999;116:A1178.

Younes Z, Duncan MD, Bender JS, Zayat EN, Regan F, Magnuson TH. "Conventional MRI combined with MRCP and MRA vs. CT scanning for the preoperative evaluation of periampullary cancer. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:2638. Oral presentation, American College of Gastroenterology meeting, October 1999.

Diamond MS, Younes Z, Nass PH, Wu TT, Nikoomanesh P, Duncan MD, Crowell MD, Harmon JW. Telomerase activity in Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Poster presentation, Society for Surgery for the Alimentary Tract, May 2000.

Gitlin M, Lawitz EJ, Nguyen T, Younes Z, et al. Valopicitabine (nm283) plus PEG-Interferon Alfa-2a (PEG-IFN) in treatment naïve patients with HCV-1 infection: Preliminary results at week 24 and 48. Gastroenterology 2007;132:A780. Digestive Disease Week, May 2007

Publications

Younes Z, Johnson DA. Molecular and genetic advances in gastrointestinal malignancies: State of the art. Digestive Diseases. 1997;15:275-301.

Elsakr R, Johnson DA, Younes Z, Oldfield EC III. Antimicrobial treatment of intraabdominal infections. Digestive Diseases. 1998;16:47-60.

Younes ZH, Johnson DA, Dimick L. Sigmoido-anal intussusception presenting as anal prolapse: Role of endoscopic diagnosis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 1998;47:561-563.

Younes Z, Duncan M, Harmon JW. Role of growth factors in oesophageal mucosal healing: A work in progress. Journal of Gastroenterol and Hepatology. 1998;13:S156-S160.

Younes Z, Regan F, Schuster MM. Functional MRI for the assessment of gastric motility- A better test? The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1999;17:48-53.

Younes Z. Medical therapies for bleeding peptic ulcer. The Resident Reporter. 1999;4:52-56.

Younes Z, Johnson DA. Congenital esophageal stenosis: Clinical and endoscopic features in adults. Digestive Diseases. 1999;17:48-53.

Younes Z, Johnson DA. The spectrum of spontaneous and iatrogenic esophageal injury: Perforations, Mallory-Weiss tears, and hematomas. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 1999;29:306-317.

Younes Z, Johnson DA. New developments and concepts in antimicrobial therapy for intra-abdominal infections. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2000;2:277-282.

Johnson DA, Younes Z, Hogan JW. Endoscopic assessment of hiatal hernia repair. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2000;52:650-659.

Younes Z, Duncan MD, Harmon JW. Management of Barrett's esophagus. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2000;14 Suppl D:35D-43D.

Moussa F, Younes Z, Tihan T, Lacy BE. Anasarca and small bowel obstruction secondary to endometriosis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2001;32:167-174.

Tihan T, Harmon JW, Wan X, Younes Z, Nass P, Duncan KL, Duncan MD. Evidence of androgen receptor expression in squamous and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Anticancer Research. 2001;21:3107-3114.

Reviews and Book Chapters

Younes Z, Johnson DA. Diagnostic evaluation in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 1999;28:809-830.

Duncan MD, Younes Z. Barrett's esophagus. In: Cameron JL, ed. Current Surgical Therapy. 7th ed. Mosby, 2001:37-40.

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