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Charles J. Lightdale, MD

Board Certifications: 
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Expertise in: 
Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Care
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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Second Opinion
  • Esophagus Disorder
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy Procedures
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer Prevention

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Residency: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center

About Charles Lightdale

Current research is focussed on Barrett's esophagus. Targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis. Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. Blood tests and biopsy tests for early detection of esophageal cancer. Prevention of esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

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Contact & Locations

1
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
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Research

I am a trained gastroenterologist with clinical expertise in the areas of pancreatic cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, and other related diseases. My specialties include digestive and liver disorders, gastroenterology, and cancer. I have authored over 130 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 290 reviews, editorials, and book chapters. I have served on two consecutive 4-year terms as Editorin-Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the official journal of the ASGE. Identifying ways to prevent upper-GI cancers is the main goal of my research. My research areas include studying Barrett's esophagus; targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis; radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus; endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. I have also worked extensively on developing blood and biopsy tests for early detection and prevention of esophageal cancers; and the use of endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal cancers.

Grants

HALO PATIENT REGISTRY: ABIATION OF BARRETT''S ESOPHAGUS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Dec 1 2009 - Dec 1 2014

ENDOSCOPIC RESECTION OR ABLATION FOR PATIENTS WITH DYSPLASIA OR INTRAMUSCOSAL CANCER REQUIRING TREATMENT OF BARRETT''S ES (Private)

Oct 1 2011 - Sep 30 2012

PHASE IB RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, DOS E ESCALATION STUDY OF POLYPHENON E IN PATIENTS WITH (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2005 - Sep 29 2012

ABLATION OF INTESTINAL METAPLASIA CONTAINING DYSPLASIA (AIM DYSPLASIA TRIAL), A MULTI-CENTER RANDOMIZED, SHAM-CONTROLLED (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

May 19 2006 - Apr 30 2012

PRELIMINARY LONGITUDINAL VALIDATION OF BIOMARKERS PREDICTIVE OF BARRETT''S ESOPHAGUS PROGRESSION IN SYSPLASIA AND ..... (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2008 - Feb 28 2011

Selected Publications

  • Lightdale CJ. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Changing the Conversation. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2020 Apr;30(2):xi-xii. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2020.02.001. PMID: 32146952
  • Ginès A, Lightdale CJ. How I do a diagnostic EUS. Endoscopy. 2019; 51(10):973-975. PMID: 31307101
  • Goldblum JR, Shaheen NJ, Vennalaganti PR, Sharma P, Lightdale CJ. WATS for Barrett’s surveillance. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Jul;88(1):201-202. PMID: 29935618