Sun-Chuan Dai, MD
Dai's research investigates ways to improve the quality and success rates of procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound (a method that combines technologies to obtain high-quality images of the digestive tract and adjacent structures), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and X-rays to treat problems of the bile or pancreatic ducts) and surgical removal of large intestinal polyps. He also works closely with UCSF's hereditary cancer group to explore how best to screen individuals with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
Endoscopy has long been a big part of Dai's life. A New Hampshire native, he spent snow days watching his father, also a gastroenterologist, perform colonoscopies on patients who gave consent for observation.
Dai earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Boston University and a fellowship in advanced endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he met his wife.
Dai is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Gastroenterology.
Kouanda A, Bayudan A, Hussain A, Avila P, Kamal F, Hasan MK, Dai SC, Munroe C, Thiruvengadam N, Arain MA. Current state of biliary cannulation techniques during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): International survey study. Endoscopy international open 2023. PMID: 37564727
Faggen AE, Kamal F, Lee-Smith W, Khan MA, Sharma S, Acharya A, Ahmed Z, Farooq U, Bayudan A, McLean R, Avila P, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Kouanda A. Over-the-Scope Clips Versus Standard Endoscopic Treatment for First Line Therapy of Non-variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Digestive diseases and sciences 2023. PMID: 36943590
Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Farooq U, Tarar ZI, Faggen AE, Aziz M, Chandan S, Ahmed Z, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Adler DG. Efficacy and safety of EUS-guided biliary drainage for benign biliary obstruction - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopic ultrasound 2023. PMID: 36751758
Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Farooq U, Aziz M, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Arain M, Adler DG. Efficacy and safety of EUS-guided gallbladder drainage for rescue treatment of malignant biliary obstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopic ultrasound 2023. PMID: 36861505
Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Imam Z, Farooq U, Hanson J, Pulous V, Aziz M, Chandan S, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Munroe CA, Howden CW. Second exam of right colon improves adenoma detection rate: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Endoscopy international open 2022. PMID: 36262512
Kouanda A, Mclean R, Faggen A, Demissie E, Balassanian R, Kamal F, Avila P, Arain M, Dai SC, Munroe C. Telecytology versus in-room Cytopathologist for Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration or Biopsy of Solid Pancreatic Lesions. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2022. PMID: 36252871
Kamal F, Khan MA, Lee-Smith W, Sharma S, Acharya A, Jowhar D, Farooq U, Aziz M, Kouanda A, Dai SC, Howden CW, Munroe CA. Systematic review and Meta-analysis: One-year outcomes of gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy for refractory gastroparesis. . 2021. PMID: 34854102
Kouanda A, Umetsu S, Dai SC. Microforceps in the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Bronchogenic Cyst Under Endoscopic Ultrasound Guidance. ACG case reports journal 2020. PMID: 32337317
Avila P, Holmes I, Kouanda A, Arain M, Dai SC. Practice patterns of post-ERCP pancreatitis prophylaxis techniques in the United States: a survey of advanced endoscopists. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2019. PMID: 31743690
Dai SC, Goldberg D, Agarwal A, Ma GK, Yam C, Ahmad NA, Ginsberg GG, Jaffe DL, Kochman ML, Olthoff KM, Chandrasekhara V. Endoscopic Therapy is Effective for Recurrent Anastomotic Biliary Strictures after Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Annals of hepatology 2017. PMID: 29055929
Cuevas-Ocampo AK, Bollen AW, Goode B, Pajtler KW, Chavez L, Sharma T, Dai SC, McDermott M, Perry A, Korshunov A, Solomon DA. Genetic confirmation that ependymoma can arise as part of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome. Acta neuropathologica 2017. PMID: 28238068
Dai SC, Paley M, Chandrasekhara V. Intragastric balloons: an introduction and removal technique for the endoscopist. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2015. PMID: 26183825
Pimentel M, Morales W, Lezcano S, Sun-Chuan D, Low K, Yang J. Low-dose nocturnal tegaserod or erythromycin delays symptom recurrence after treatment of irritable bowel syndrome based on presumed bacterial overgrowth. Gastroenterology & hepatology 2009. PMID: 20574504
Khoshini R, Dai SC, Lezcano S, Pimentel M. A systematic review of diagnostic tests for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Digestive diseases and sciences 2008. PMID: 17990113