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Sushil K. Ahlawat, MD, MS, MBBS, FACP, FASGE, AGAF

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Dr. Ahlawat is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. He is a trained interventional gastroenterologist with expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures. He specializes in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), diagnostic and interventional endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection/polypectomy, endoluminal stent placement and deep small bowel enteroscopy.

His specialty training includes a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and an advanced fellowship that focused in Therapeutic Endoscopy at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He also completed a fellowship in Advanced Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. He earned his medical degrees from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak (India) and M.S. (Clinical Research) from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He completed his internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, NY. 

Prior to joining at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Dr. Ahlawat was a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Endoscopy at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He also served as the Program Director for Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy Fellowships at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His research has primarily focused on interventional endoscopy. He has published more than 300 journal articles, chapters and abstracts. Dr. Ahlawat is a fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterology Association, and American College of Physicians. He was a member of research committee of ASGE (2014 to 2017) and he is currently a member of the education committee of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and American Collage of Gastroenterology (ACG).

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Diagnostic and interventional endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection/polypectomy, endoluminal stent placement and deep small bowel enteroscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Balloon assisted enteroscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Patient Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please call (718) 270-4772.

  • Ahlawat S, and Al-Kawas FH; ERCP in the evaluation of biliary strictures: Tissue is the issue! Is FISH the answer? Gastrointestinal endoscopy;95, no. 5:893-895, 2022.
  • Ahlawat SK, Al-Kawas F; Endoscopes, guidewires and accessories; In: A Practical Guide to ERCP. Eds. Baron TH, Kozarek R, Carr-Locke DL, Reddy DN. Elsevier, London, 4th 2022 (In print).
  • Prasath V, Quinn PL, Oliver JB, Arjani S, Ahlawat S, and Chokshi RJ; Cost-effectiveness analysis of infected necrotizing pancreatitis management in an academic setting. Pancreatology;22: 185-193, 2022.
  • Chawla A, Afridi F, Prasath V, Chokshi R, Ahlawat S. Analysis of pancreatic pseudocyst drainage procedural outcomes: a population based study. Surgical Endoscopy;Jul 25:1-9, 2022.
  • Patel KS, Kothari P, Gantz O, Prabhu A, Ayyaswami V, Kono J, Ahlawat S; Current Trends and Predictors of Case Outcomes for Malpractice in Colonoscopy in the United States. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology;56:49-54, 2022.
  • Visaria A, Pai S, Cheung M, Ahlawat S; Association between aspartate aminotransferase-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio and insulin resistance among US adults- European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology;34:316-323, 2022.
  • Choi C, Barajas-Ochoa A, Xue P, Hashemipour R, Rotundo L, Nasir U, Jiang Y, Ahlawat S; Complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with previous bariatric surgery: a national inpatient sample analysis, 2007-2013. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology;56:81-87, 2022.
  • Ahmed A, Kahlam A, Pai S, Ahlawat S; Clinical outcomes and resource utilization in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoinh endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. JGH Open 5 (3),396-400, 2021.
  • Jiang Y, Rodgers B, Damiris, K, Choi C, and Ahlawat, S; The effects of diabetes mellitus on clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients with acute diverticulitis. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology;33(11):1354-1360, 2021.
  • Kabaria S, Mutneja M, Makara M, Ahlawat S, Patel AV, Rustgi VK; Timing of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in acute biliary pancreatitis without cholangitis: a nationwide inpatient cohort study. Annals of Gastroenterology;34 (2), 1-7, 2021.
  • Rotundo L, Afridi F, Feurdean M, Ahlawat S; Effect of hospital teaching status on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography mortality and complications in the USA; Surgical Endoscopy; 35:326-332, 2021.
  • Quinn PL, Arjani S, Ahlawat S, Chokshi RJ; Cost-effectiveness of palliative emergent surgery versus endoscopic stenting for acute malignant colonic obstruction. Surgical Endoscopy;35:2240-2247, 2021.
  • Patel KS, Alhatem A, Gadde U, Ahlawat S, Lambert C, Schwartz RA, Dalla Piazza M; Insurance status and level of education predict disparities in receipt of treatment and survival for anal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiology; 67: 101723, 2020.
  • JiangY, Rodgers B, Chowdhury S, Ali H and Ahlawat S; Impact of the human immunodeficiency virus status on outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute pancreatitis: a propensity-matched analysis. Pancreas49(9):1195-1201, 2020.