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David Desilets, MD, PhD, Chief

Medicine Department   Image  
Gastroenterology Division
  • Chief, Gastroenterology Division
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship
    Maine Medical Center
    Portland, ME
  • Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Washington, DC
Honors and Awards
  • Teacher of the Year, Baystate Medical Center Department of Medicine—2001, 2004, 2005
  • Nonsurgical Faculty Teacher of the Year, Baystate Medical Center Department of Surgery—2001, 2002
  • Best Original Research Presentation by Gastroenterology Fellow in Training in New England, New England Endoscopy Society—2000
  • Senior Fellow Award for Outstanding Abstract by Gastroenterology Fellow in Training, Astra Merck—1997
Areas of Interest
  • General gastroenterology with emphasis on interventional endoscopy and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows
  • Manuscript reviewer for gastrointestinal endoscopy


  • Shah RJ, Howell DA, Desilets DJ, et al.  Multicenter randomized trial of the spiral Z-stent compared with the wallstent for malignant biliary obstruction. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57:830-6.
  • Desilets DJ, Dy RM, Ku-Ruth PM, Hanson BL, Elton E, Mattia A, Howell DA.  Endoscopic management of ampullary tumors:  refined techniques to improve outcome and avoid complications.  Gastrointest Endosc 2001;54:202-8.
  • Desilets DJ, Shorr AF, Moran KA, Holtzmuller KC.  Cholestatic Jaundice Associated with the Use of Metformin.  Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96:2257-8.
  • Desilets DJ, Howell DA.  Precut sphincterotomy: Another perspective on efficacy and complications.  In: UpToDate, Rose, DB (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley MA 2000.
  • Desilets DJ, Davis KE, Nair PP, Salata KF, Maydonovitch CL, Howard RS, Kikendall JW, Wong RKH.  Lectin binding to human colonocytes is predictive of colonic neoplasia.  Am J. Gastro 1999;94:744-50.