Malcolm Stanley Branch, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 03137A Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-1817

The general focus of my work is related to endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of clinically important biliary and pancreatic disorders. This would include pancreatitis and pancreatic and biliary malignancies. I have recently been involved in investigation of new techniques for diagnosis and palliation of GI malignancies. Other areas of interest are in therapeutic endoscopy and its development as well as new imaging techniques for endoscopy.

I am also recognized in the area of endoscopy unit management and quality assurance.

Key words: pancreas disorders, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, bile duct disorders, bile duct malignancies, ERCP, choledochoscopy, colorectal and esophageal cancer.

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow In Gastroenterology, Medicine, Duke University, 1988 - 1990
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Texas at Dallas, 1984 - 1987
  • M.D., Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, 1984

Publications

Spaete, JP, and Branch, MS. "Mallory–Weiss syndrome." In Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition, 81-87. January 1, 2016.

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Pryor, AD, Branch, MS, Pappas, TN, Pryor, AD, Branch, MS, and Pappas, TN. Gastrointestinal bleeding: A practical approach to diagnosis and management, second editionPreface (PublishedPublished). January 1, 2016.

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Zouhairi, ME, Watson, JB, Desai, SV, Swartz, DK, Castillo-Roth, A, Haque, M, Jowell, PS, Branch, MS, and Burbridge, RA. "Rotational assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with reconstructive gastrointestinal surgical anatomy." World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy 7, no. 3 (March 2015): 278-282.

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25789100
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Yang, KS, Habib, AS, Lu, M, Branch, MS, Muir, H, Manberg, P, Sigl, JC, and Gan, TJ. "A prospective evaluation of the incidence of adverse events in nurse-administered moderate sedation guided by sedation scores or Bispectral Index." Anesth Analg 119, no. 1 (July 2014): 43-48.

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24413547
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Basile, J, Branch, MS, Desai, SV, Arnold, C, Smith, A, and Lee, T-H. "Hepatobiliary Fascioliasis: An Uncommon Cause of Biliary Obstruction in the United States." ACG case reports journal 1, no. 3 (April 4, 2014): 124-125.

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26157848
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Zhang, X, Zhao, L, Guy, CD, McCall, SJ, Cardona, DM, Burbridge, RA, Garman, KS, Branch, MS, Siddiqui, U, Xiao, S-Y, Waxman, I, and Hart, J. "Delayed Specimen Collection May Artifactually Damage the Mucosal Surface in Barrett's EMR Specimens." February 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Moses, PL, Alnaamani, KM, Barkun, AN, Gordon, SR, Mitty, RD, Branch, MS, Kowalski, TE, Martel, M, and Adam, V. "Randomized trial in malignant biliary obstruction: Plastic vs partially covered metal stents." World Journal of Gastroenterology 19, no. 46 (December 14, 2013): 8638-8646.

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24379581
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Ceppa, EP, Burbridge, RA, Rialon, KL, Omotosho, PA, Emick, D, Jowell, PS, Branch, MS, and Pappas, TN. "Endoscopic versus surgical ampullectomy: An algorithm to treat disease of the ampulla of vater." Annals of Surgery 257, no. 2 (2013): 315-322.

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Petersen, BT, Kahaleh, M, Kozarek, RA, Loren, D, Gupta, K, Kowalski, T, Freeman, M, Chen, YK, Branch, MS, Edmundowicz, S, Gluck, M, Binmoeller, K, Baron, TH, Shah, RJ, Kinney, T, Ross, W, Jowell, P, and Carr-Locke, D. "A Multicenter, Prospective Study of a New Fully Covered Expandable Metal Biliary Stent for the Palliative Treatment of Malignant Bile Duct Obstruction." GASTROENTEROLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (2013).

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Tandberg, DJ, Smith, TP, Suhocki, PV, Pabon-Ramos, W, Nelson, RC, Desai, S, Branch, S, and Kim, CY. "Early outcomes of empiric embolization of tumor-related gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients with advanced malignancy." J Vasc Interv Radiol 23, no. 11 (November 2012): 1445-1452.

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23101916
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