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.

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

Zouhairi, Majed El, James B. Watson, Svetang V. Desai, David K. Swartz, Alejandra Castillo-Roth, Mahfuzul Haque, Paul S. Jowell, Malcolm S. Branch, and Rebecca A. Burbridge. “Rotational assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with reconstructive gastrointestinal surgical anatomy..” World J Gastrointest Endosc 7, no. 3 (March 16, 2015): 278–82. https://doi.org/10.4253/wjge.v7.i3.278.

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25789100
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Yang, Katie S., Ashraf S. Habib, Minyi Lu, M. S. Branch, Holly Muir, Paul Manberg, Jeffrey C. Sigl, and Tong J. Gan. “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. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182a125c3.

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24413547
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Basile, Jeff, M Stanley Branch, Svetang V. Desai, Christopher Arnold, Alastair Smith, and Tzu-Hao Lee. “Hepatobiliary Fascioliasis: An Uncommon Cause of Biliary Obstruction in the United States..” Acg Case Rep J 1, no. 3 (April 2014): 124–25. https://doi.org/10.14309/crj.2014.24.

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26157848
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Zhang, X., L. Zhao, C. D. Guy, S. J. McCall, D. M. Cardona, R. A. Burbridge, K. S. Garman, et al. “Delayed Specimen Collection May Artifactually Damage the Mucosal Surface in Barrett's EMR Specimens.” In Laboratory Investigation, 94:211A-211A. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Moses, Peter L., Khalid M. Alnaamani, Alan N. Barkun, Stuart R. Gordon, Roger D. Mitty, M Stanley Branch, Thomas E. Kowalski, Myriam Martel, and Viviane Adam. “Randomized trial in malignant biliary obstruction: plastic vs partially covered metal stents..” World J Gastroenterol 19, no. 46 (December 14, 2013): 8638–46. https://doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v19.i46.8638.

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24379581
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Ceppa, Eugene P., Rebecca A. Burbridge, Kristy L. Rialon, Philip A. Omotosho, Dawn Emick, Paul S. Jowell, Malcom Stanley Branch, and Theodore N. Pappas. “Endoscopic versus surgical ampullectomy: an algorithm to treat disease of the ampulla of Vater..” Ann Surg 257, no. 2 (February 2013): 315–22. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0b013e318269d010.

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23059497
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Petersen, Bret T., Michel Kahaleh, Richard A. Kozarek, David Loren, Kapil Gupta, Thomas Kowalski, Martin Freeman, et al. “A multicenter, prospective study of a new fully covered expandable metal biliary stent for the palliative treatment of malignant bile duct obstruction..” Gastroenterol Res Pract 2013 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/642428.

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23606835
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Tandberg, Daniel J., Tony P. Smith, Paul V. Suhocki, Waleska Pabon-Ramos, Rendon C. Nelson, Svetang Desai, Stanley Branch, and Charles Y. Kim. “Early outcomes of empiric embolization of tumor-related gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients with advanced malignancy..” J Vasc Interv Radiol 23, no. 11 (November 2012): 1445–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2012.08.011.

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23101916
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