Haim Pinkas, MD

Associate Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

Contact Info Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC 82
Tampa, FL 33612

Academic Email: hpinkas@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-2034

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  • MD, Medicine, Free University Of Brussels, 1976


  • American College of Physicians (Fellow, 1994 - Present)
  • Laser Institute of America (Member, 1987 - Present)
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc, (Fellow, 1985 - Present)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (Fellow, 1985 - Present)
  • American Society for Gastroentestinal Endoscopy (Member, 1984 - Present)
  • American Gastroenterological Assoc (Member, 1984 - Present)
  • American College of Physicians (Member, 1982 - Present)
  • Israeli Society of Medicine (Member, 1976 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Clark, W.Paidas, CN.Germain, D.Guidi, C.Pinkas, H.Kayton, ML. Delayed presentation of complete pancreatic ductal transection in children: management of two cases without resection. Pediatric surgery international. 29(4) : 401-5, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23242202
  • Farhi, J.Fisch, B.Garor, R.Peled, Y.Pinkas, H.Abir, R. Neurotrophin 4 enhances in vitro follicular assembly in human fetal ovaries. Fertility and sterility. 95(4) : 1267-71, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20447632
  • Ben-Haroush, A.Ashkenazi, J.Sapir, O.Pinkas, H.Fisch, B.Farhi, J. High-quality embryos maintain high pregnancy rates in passive smokers but not in active smokers. Reproductive biomedicine online. 22(1) : 44-9, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115271
  • Ben-Haroush, A.Farhi, J.Ben-Aharon, I.Sapir, O.Pinkas, H.Fisch, B. High yield of oocytes without an increase in circulating estradiol levels in breast cancer patients treated with follicle-stimulating hormone and aromatase inhibitor in standard gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue protocols. The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ. 13(12) : 753-6, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22332446
  • Farhi, J.Ben-Haroush, A.Haroush, AB.Andrawus, N.Pinkas, H.Sapir, O.Fisch, B.Ashkenazi, J. High serum oestradiol concentrations in IVF cycles increase the risk of pregnancy complications related to abnormal placentation. Reproductive biomedicine online. 21(3) : 331-7, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20688571
  • Farhi, J.Fisch, B.Sapir, O.Pinkas, H.Ben-Haroush, A. Effect of coasting on IVF cycle characteristics and outcome in short vs. long GnRH agonist protocols. Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology. 26(3) : 187-92, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20148740
  • Pinkas, H.Fuchs, S.Klipper-Aurbach, Y.Zvulunov, A.Raanani, H.Mimouni, G.Fisch, B.Weintrob, N. Non-classical 21-hydroxylase deficiency: prevalence in males with unexplained abnormal sperm analysis. Fertility and sterility. 93(6) : 1887-91, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19200987
  • Farhi, J.Ben-Haroush, A.Lande, Y.Sapir, O.Pinkas, H.Fisch, B. In vitro fertilization cycle outcome after coasting in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist versus GnRH antagonist protocols. Fertility and sterility. 91(2) : 377-82, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18321490
  • Daas, AY.Agha, A.Pinkas, H.Mamel, J.Brady, PG. ERCP in pregnancy: is it safe? Gastroenterology & hepatology. 5(12) : 851-5, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20567530
  • Farhi, J.Ben-Haroush, A.Dresler, H.Pinkas, H.Sapir, O.Fisch, B. Male factor infertility, low fertilisation rate following ICSI and low number of high-quality embryos are associated with high order recurrent implantation failure in young IVF patients. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. 87(1) : 76-80, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17963052
  • Daas, AY.Small, MB.Pinkas, H.Brady, PG. Safety of conventional and wireless capsule endoscopy in patients supported with nonpulsatile axial flow Heart-Mate II left ventricular assist device. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 68(2) : 379-82, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18582876
  • Pinkas, H.Brady, PG. Biliary leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: time to stent or time to drain. Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT. 7(6) : 628-32, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19073409
  • Pinkas, H.Sapir, O.Avrech, OM.Ben-Haroush, A.Ashkenzi, J.Fisch, B.Farhi, J. The effect of oral contraceptive pill for cycle scheduling prior to GnRH-antagonist protocol on IVF cycle parameters and pregnancy outcome. Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics. 25(1) : 29-33, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18205037
  • Shalhub, S.Parsee, A.Gallagher, SF.Haines, KL.Willkomm, C.Brantley, SG.Pinkas, H.Saff-Koche, L.Murr, MM. The importance of routine liver biopsy in diagnosing nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in bariatric patients. Obesity surgery. 14(1) : 54-9, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14980034
  • Naidu, KA.Nasir, A.Pinkas, H.Kaiser, HE.Brady, P.Coppola, D. Glutathione-S-transferase pi expression and activity is increased in colonic neoplasia. In vivo (Athens, Greece). 17(5) : 479-82, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14598612