Nicholas J. Shaheen
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, US
Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, is the Bozymski-Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UNC. Dr. Shaheen completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency. He completed his clinical fellowship training at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he also earned his masters degree at the School of Public Health. Concurrently, he completed a National Institutes of Health-sponsored fellowship in Epidemiology. He joined the faculty at UNC in 1998. His research interest is in the epidemiology and management of esophageal diseases. He is the author of over 300 journal articles related to reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal cancer. Dr. Shaheen receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health and multiple private foundations and corporations to pursue clinical and translational research in esophageal diseases. Dr. Shaheen is a past president of the North Carolina Society of Gastroenterology, past Chairman of the Clinical Practice section of the AGA, and currently is the Director of the ACG Institute. He is a Fellow of the ACG, AGA, and ACP.