Nakechand Pooran

Nakechand Pooran, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & VA Faculty


About Nakechand Pooran

My name is Nakechand Pooran, MD, and I am an associate professor of medicine and the gastroenterology section chief at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. I earned my medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. My postgraduate training was completed at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, where subsequently, I was an attending physician in the division of gastroenterology and a clinical instructor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Prior to my arrival at UF, I was an assistant and promoted to an associate professor at Penn State College of Medicine and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. From there, I served as the director of endoscopy and an associate professor at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

I am a member of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Gastroenterology


Effect of referral pattern and histopathology grade on surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 92(3):702-711.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gie.2020.04.041. [PMID] 32334014.
Beyond the scope: using the single-operator digital cholangioscope to access an afferent loop obstruction.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 84(5) [DOI] 10.1016/j.gie.2016.05.034. [PMID] 27236072.
Osteopetrosis: A New Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
ACG case reports journal. 2(1):45-7 [DOI] 10.14309/crj.2014.80. [PMID] 26157903.
Necessity of a repeat cholangiogram during biliary stent removal after postcholecystectomy bile leak.
Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie. 26(10):701-4 [PMID] 23061062.
Endoscopic band ligation versus pharmacological therapy for variceal bleeding in cirrhosis: a meta-analysis.
Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie. 25(3):147-55 [PMID] 21499579.
A meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of esophageal capsule endoscopy for Barrett’s esophagus in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The American journal of gastroenterology. 104(6):1533-9 [DOI] 10.1038/ajg.2009.86. [PMID] 19491867.
Protracted hiccups due to severe erosive esophagitis: a case series.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 40(3):183-5 [PMID] 16633116.
Trends in the presentation of celiac disease.
The American journal of medicine. 119(4):355.e9-14 [PMID] 16564784.
Crohn’s disease and risk of fracture: does thyroid disease play a role?
World journal of gastroenterology. 9(3):615-8 [PMID] 12632531.
Cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, TNF): early and reliable predictors of severe acute pancreatitis.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 37(3):263-6 [PMID] 12960727.
Feasibility and safety of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in patients with subtotal gastrectomy.
Endoscopy. 35(4):311-4 [PMID] 12664387.
Aortic valve replacement: a last resort for aortic stenosis-associated refractory GI bleeding.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 56(1):139-41 [PMID] 12085055.
Combined ligation and sclerotherapy versus ligation alone for secondary prophylaxis of esophageal variceal bleeding: a meta-analysis.
The American journal of gastroenterology. 97(3):623-9 [PMID] 11922557.
Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (EVL) versus Endoscopic Variceal Ligation and Sclerotherapy (EVLS) for Bleeding of Esophageal Varices: A Meta-Analysis
American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Evaluation of factors that have reduced mortality from acute pancreatitis over the past 20 years.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 35(1):50-60 [PMID] 12080227.
Proposal for a new grading system for chronic pancreatitis: the ABC system.
Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 35(1):3-4 [PMID] 12080217.


Fellowship – Gastroenterology
2003 · Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency – Internal Medicine
2000 · Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Medical Degree
1997 · St. George's University
Bachelor of Science
1990 · Polytechnic University

Contact Details

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PO Box 100214