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Syed Fehmi, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in all aspects of endoscopy. He also has expertise in complex procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided needle biopsy. He works closely with community physicians and cancer physicians at UC San Diego Health for early and advanced cancer diagnosis, staging and management/treatment with endoscopic ultrasound, needle biopsy and injections, placement of chemotherapeutic agents into cancer, placement of markers for radiation, early cancer endoscopic resection to prevent surgery, and stent placements to relieve blockages.Dr. Fehmi also works closely with our minimally invasive surgeons to develop novel surgical and endoscopic solutions to avoid large surgeries. His referral practice also includes referral for failed procedures, complex colonoscopies for large polyps and failed past attempts, Barrett’s esophagus related endoscopic resection of early tumors and ablation, pancreas cyst drainage, aspiration and ablation, pancreatitis and gall stone disease.As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Fehmi is active in research, working on assessing new endoscopic tools and techniques to enhance patient care. His work has appeared in several publications and he serves as a reviewer for journals such as Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Digestive and Liver Disease and UpToDate physician resource. He has been a guest speaker and presented his research at multiple national conferences. He is also a member of the editorial board of VideoGIE an online video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and sits on national committees in the field of gastroenterology.He has trained physicians in advanced endoscopy techniques who are now at other leading hospitals and cancer centers abroad and in the United States. He is also the author of novel educational videos on troubleshooting the endoscope and ergonomics of endoscopy. Dr. Fehmi completed fellowships in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Medical School and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He did his internal medicine residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and earned his medical degree from the Agakhan University Medical School in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Fehmi is board-certified in gastroenterology.In his free time, Dr. Fehmi enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing squash, and spending time outside in sunny San Diego.