Joel Richter

Joel Richter, MD, FACP, MACG

Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences

Endowed Chair, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Hugh F. Culverhouse Chair for Esophagology

Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Director, Joy Mccann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders

Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Contact Info Joy Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC 72
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: jrichte1@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 974-3374

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Education

  • MD, Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1975

Research Interests

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis

Recent Publications

  • Richter JE, Rubenstein JH. Presentation and Epidemiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Gastroenterology. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28780072
  • Benedict JJ, Golas AA, Richter JE, Velanovich V. Health-Related Quality of Life and Physiological Outcomes of Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. 27(8) : 778-783, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28657822
  • Richter JE. Editorial: maybe our 'Barrett's recommendation speech' should change? Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics. 45(9) : 1266-1267, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28370045
  • Patel R, Chae S, Kumar A, Richter JE. Sedation and Afternoon Placement of the 48-Hour Wireless Ambulatory pH Capsule Results in More Reflux on the First Day. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 51(7) : 594-598, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27548735
  • Sethi S, Richter JE. Diet and gastroesophageal reflux disease: role in pathogenesis and management. Current opinion in gastroenterology. 33(2) : 107-111, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28146448
  • Richter JE. Rule of three for esophageal dilation: like the tortoise versus the rabbit, low and slow is our friend and our patients' win. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 85(2) : 338-339, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28089032
  • Lipka S, Kumar A, Richter JE. PPI Trial for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Chaos in the Community. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28291175
  • DiGiovanni EL, Champeaux AL, Arroyo MR, Richter JE. Esophageal Eosinophilia Treated With Long-Duration Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy. ACG case reports journal. 3(2) : 95-7, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26958557
  • Yadlapati R, Gawron AJ, Keswani RN, Bilimoria K, Castell DO, Dunbar KB, Gyawali CP, Jobe BA, Katz PO, Katzka DA, Lacy BE, Massey BT, Richter JE, Schnoll-Sussman F, Spechler SJ, Tatum R, Vela MF, Pandolfino JE. Identification of Quality Measures for Performance of and Interpretation of Data From Esophageal Manometry. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : The official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 14(4) : 526-534.e1, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26499925
  • Richter JE. Current Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis 2015. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 50(2) : 99-110, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26485101
  • Lipka S, Kumar A, Miladinovic B, Richter JE. Systematic review with network meta-analysis: comparative effectiveness of topical steroids vs. PPIs for the treatment of the spectrum of eosinophilic oesophagitis. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics. 43(6) : 663-73, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26834077
  • Lipka S, Kumar A, Richter JE. Impact of Diagnostic Delay and Other Risk Factors on Eosinophilic Esophagitis Phenotype and Esophageal Diameter. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 50(2) : 134-40, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25710524
  • Richter JE. Eosinophilic Esophagitis Dilation in the Community--Try It--You will Like It--But Start Low and Go Slow. The American journal of gastroenterology. 111(2) : 214-6, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26882944
  • Jacobs J, Richter JE. Opening the Bird's Beak: Tips and Tricks for Effective Pneumatic Dilation for Achalasia. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 111(2) : 157-8, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26856752
  • Clayton SB, Patel R, Richter JE. Functional and Anatomic Esophagogastic Junction Outflow Obstruction: Manometry, Timed Barium Esophagram Findings, and Treatment Outcomes. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 14(6) : 907-911, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26792374
  • Nelson KK, Clayton SB, Richter JE. Video of the Month. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 111(1) : 28, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26785658
  • Richter JE. Editorial: unravelling the mystery of the aetiology of eosinophilic oesophagitis. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics. 43(11) : 1232-3, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27137722
  • Patti MG, Vela MF, Odell DD, Richter JE, Fisichella PM, Vaezi MF. The Intersection of GERD, Aspiration, and Lung Transplantation. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. 26(7) : 501-5, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27218671
  • Andrade CM, Patel B, Gill J, Amodeo D, Kulkarni P, Goldsmith S, Bachman B, Geerken R, Klein M, Anderson W, Miladinovic B, Fernandez I, Kumar A, Richter J, Vidyarthi G. Safety of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy With Conscious Sedation in Patients With and Without Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 50(3) : 198-201, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25768974
  • Richter JE, Jacobs J, Kumar A. Response to Elias and Castell. The American journal of gastroenterology. 111(9) : 1362-3, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27580785
  • Kumar A, Lipka S, Richter JE. Reply: To PMID 25459556. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : The official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 13(9) : 1701, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25967748
  • Yachimski P, Maqbool S, Bhat YM, Richter JE, Falk GW, Vaezi MF. Control of acid and duodenogastroesophageal reflux (DGER) in patients with Barrett's esophagus. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 110(8) : 1143-8, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26032153
  • Nelson KK, Clayton SB, Champeaux AL, Feldman JC, Richter JE. Caustic Injury and Stricture of the Esophagus After Long-Term Phenytoin Use. ACG Case Reports Journal. 2(2) : 83-5, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26157921
  • Lipka S, Boyce HW, Kumar A, Richter JE. The changing faces of eosinophilic esophagitis: the impact of consensus guidelines at the University of South Florida. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 60(6) : 1572-8, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25618310
  • Richter JE. Esophageal dilation in eosinophilic esophagitis. Best Practice & Research. Clinical gastroenterology. 29(5) : 815-28, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26552780
  • Plowman EK, Watts SA, Tabor L, Robison R, Gaziano J, Domer AS, Richter J, Vu T, Gooch C. Impact of expiratory strength training in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle & Nerve. , 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26599236
  • Lipka S, Kumar A, Richter JE. No Evidence for Efficacy of Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : The official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 13(6) : 1058-1067.e1, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25459556
  • Yadlapati R, Gawron AJ, Bilimoria K, Keswani RN, Dunbar KB, Kahrilas PJ, Katz P, Richter J, Schnoll-Sussman F, Soper N, Vela MF, Pandolfino JE. Development of quality measures for the care of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : The official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 13(5) : 874-83.e2, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25460560
  • Keshishian J, Vrcel V, Boyce HW, Estores D, Serrano J, Richter JE. Eosinophilic esophagitis: a paradigm shift for pathology. J Clin Gastroenterol.. 48(7) : 607-12, 2014.
  • Boeckxstaens GE, Zaninotto G, Richter JE. Achalasia. Lancet. 383(9911) : 83-93, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23871090
  • Joel E. Richter. Current Diagnosis and Management of Suspected Reflux Symptoms Refractory to Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 10(9) : 547-555, 2014.
  • Joel E. Richter. New Questionnaire for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Will It Measure What We Want? Gastroenterology. : DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2014.10.025, 2014.
  • Kolkhorst KS, Richter JE. Images of the month. Achalasia with an elbow. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 109(12) : 1860, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25621338
  • Lipka, S., Muhammad, A., Champeaux, A. and Richter, J. E. Case report of proton pump inhibitor responsive esophageal eosinophilia: why 2 months of proton pump inhibitors is required. Diseases of the Esophagus. : doi: 10.1111/dote.12237, 2014.
  • Lipka S, Keshishian J, Boyce HW, Estores D, Richter JE. The natural history of steroid-naïve eosinophilic esophagitis in adults treated with endoscopic dilation and proton pump inhibitor therapy over a mean duration of nearly 14 years. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24703087
  • Richter JE. What's new in gastroesophageal reflux disease for 2014. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 43(1) : xiii-xiv, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24503368
  • Seth Lipka, Ambuj Kumar, Joel E. Richter. No Evidence for Efficacy of Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2014.10.013, 2014.
  • Richter, Joel E. Esophageal motility disorder achalasia Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery. 21(6) : 535-542, 2013.
  • Joel E. Richter. Extraesophageal Manifestation of GERD Gastroenterology. 145(3) : 691, 2013.
  • Joel E. Richter. Achalasia and lower esophageal sphincter anatomy and physiology: Implications for peroral esophageal myotomy technique Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 15(3) : 122-126, 2013.
  • Richter JE. New treatments for achalasia: novel ideas, but are they ready for prime time? Digestive diseases and sciences. 58(3) : 596-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23296588
  • Prieto R, Richter JE. Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults: an update on medical management. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 15(6) : 324, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23703154
  • Friedenberg, F. K., Makipour, K., Palit, A., Shah, S., Vanar, V. and Richter, J. E. Population-based assessment of heartburn in urban Black Americans Diseases of the Esophagus. 26(6) : 561–569, 2013.
  • Richter JE. Gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment: side effects and complications of fundoplication. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : The official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 11(5) : 465-71; quiz e39, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23267868
  • Blair A. Jobe, Joel E. Richter, Toshitaka Hoppo, Jeffrey H. Peters, Reginald Bell, William C. Dengler, Kenneth DeVault, Ronnie Fass, et al. Preoperative Diagnostic Workup before Antireflux Surgery: An Evidence and Experience-Based Consensus of the Esophageal Diagnostic Advisory Panel Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 217(4) : 586-597, 2013.
  • Bohm M, Malik Z, Sebastiano C, Thomas R, Gaughan J, Kelsen S, Richter JE. Mucosal eosinophilia: prevalence and racial/ethnic differences in symptoms and endoscopic findings in adults over 10 years in an urban hospital. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 46(7) : 567-74, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22186744
  • Richter JE. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity: not as simple as we may think. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 57(7) : 1748-50, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22661274
  • Richter JE, Pandolfino JE, Vela MF, Kahrilas PJ, Lacy BE, Ganz R, Dengler W, Oelschlager BK, Peters J, DeVault KR, Fass R, Gyawali CP, Conklin J, DeMeester T. Utilization of wireless pH monitoring technologies: a summary of the proceedings from the esophageal diagnostic working group. Diseases of the Esophagus : Official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E. 26(8) : 755-65, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22882487
  • Matthew Bohm and Joel E. Richter. Esophageal Dilation for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (book chapter) In: Eosinophilic Esophagitis. : 283-296, 2012.
  • Richter JE. Recent research on pneumatic dilation vs laparoscopic Hellor myotomy for achalasia treatments. Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 8: 330-332., 2012.
  • Richter JE, Penagini R, Tenca A, Pohl D, Dvorak K, Goldman A, Savarino E, Zentilin P, Savarino V, Watson JT, Wong RK, Pace F, Casini V, Peura DA, Herzig SJ, Kamiya T, Pelosini I, Scarpignato C, Armstrong D, DeVault KR, Bechi P, Taddei A, Freschi G, Ringressi MN, Degli'Innocenti DR, Castiglione F, Masini E, Hunt RH. Barrett's esophagus: proton pump inhibitors and chemoprevention II. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1232: 114-39, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21950810
  • Triadafilopoulos G, Taddei A, Bechi P, Freschi G, Ringressi MN, Degli'Innocenti DR, Castiglione F, Masini E, Majewski M, Wallner G, Sarosiek J, Dillon JF, McCallum RC, Dvorak K, Goldman A, Woodland P, Sifrim D, Richter JE, Vieth M, Neumann H, Langner C, Ishimura N, Amano Y, Felix VN. Barrett's esophagus: proton pump inhibitors and chemoprevention I. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1232: 93-113, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21950809
  • Falk GW, Jacobson BC, Riddell RH, Rubenstein JH, El-Zimaity H, Drewes AM, Roark KS, Sontag SJ, Schnell TG, Leya J, Chejfec G, Richter JE, Jenkins G, Goldman A, Dvorak K, Nardone G. Barrett's esophagus: prevalence-incidence and etiology-origins. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1232: 1-17, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21950804
  • Dixon AE, Clerisme-Beaty EM, Sugar EA, Cohen RI, Lang JE, Brown ED, Richter JE, Irvin CG, Mastronarde JG. Effects of obstructive sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease on asthma control in obesity. The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. 48(7) : 707-13, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21819338
  • Richter JE. The diagnosis and misdiagnosis of Achalasia: it does not have to be so difficult. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 9(12) : 1010-1, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21699819
  • Bohm ME, Richter JE. Review article: oesophageal dilation in adults with eosinophilic oesophagitis. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 33(7) : 748-57, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21320137
  • Wang YR Dempsey DT Richter JE. Trends and perioperative outcomes of inpatient antireflux surgery in the United States, 1993-2006. Dis Esophagus. : 215-223, 2011.
  • Liacouras CA, Furuta GT, Hirano I, Atkins D, Attwood SE, Bonis PA, Burks AW, Chehade M, Collins MH, Dellon ES, Dohil R, Falk GW, Gonsalves N, Gupta SK, Katzka DA, Lucendo AJ, Markowitz JE, Noel RJ, Odze RD, Putnam PE, Richter JE, Romero Y, Ruchelli E, Sampson HA, Schoepfer A, Shaheen NJ, Sicherer SH, Spechler S, Spergel JM, Straumann A, Wershil BK, Rothenberg ME, Aceves SS. Eosinophilic esophagitis: updated consensus recommendations for children and adults. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 128(1) : 3-20.e6; quiz 21-2, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21477849
  • Richter JE, Boeckxstaens GE. Management of achalasia: surgery or pneumatic dilation. Gut. 60(6) : 869-76, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21303915
  • Friedenberg FK, Rai J, Vanar V, Bongiorno C, Nelson DB, Parepally M, Poonia A, Sharma A, Gohel S, Richter JE. Prevalence and risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux disease in an impoverished minority population. Obesity research & clinical practice. 4(4) : e261-e269, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21311721
  • Richter JE. Achalasia - an update. Journal of neurogastroenterology and motility. 16(3) : 232-42, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20680161
  • Lacy BE, Weiser K, Chertoff J, Fass R, Pandolfino JE, Richter JE, Rothstein RI, Spangler C, Vaezi MF. The diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The American journal of medicine. 123(7) : 583-92, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20493461
  • Richter JE. Book Review: Esophageal Pain. Gastroenterology. 139: 1063-64, 2010.
  • Wang YR, Richter JE, Dempsey DT. Trends and outcomes of hospitalizations for peptic ulcer disease in the United States, 1993 to 2006. Annals of surgery. 251(1) : 51-8, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20009753
  • Friedenberg FK, Hanlon A, Vanar V, Nehemia D, Mekapati J, Nelson DB, Richter JE. Trends in gastroesophageal reflux disease as measured by the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Digestive diseases and sciences. 55(7) : 1911-7, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19830561
  • von Holzen U, Chen T, Boquoi A, Richter JE, Falk GW, Klein-Szanto AJ, Cooper H, Litwin S, Weinberg DS, Enders GH. Evidence for DNA damage checkpoint activation in barrett esophagus. Translational oncology. 3(1) : 33-42, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20165693
  • Richter JE. Con: Impedance-pH testing does not commonly alter management of GERD. The American journal of gastroenterology. 104(11) : 2667-9, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19888231
  • Richter JE. Role of the gastric refluxate in gastroesophageal reflux disease: acid, weak acid and bile. The American journal of the medical sciences. 338(2) : 89-95, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19590427
  • Shaheen NJ, Richter JE. Barrett's oesophagus. Lancet. 373(9666) : 850-61, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19269522
  • Wang YR, Dempsey DT, Friedenberg FK, Richter JE. Trends of Heller myotomy hospitalizations for achalasia in the United States, 1993-2005: effect of surgery volume on perioperative outcomes. The American journal of gastroenterology. 103(10) : 2454-64, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18684189
  • Richter JE. A young man with a new diagnosis of achalasia. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 6(8) : 859-63, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18456570
  • Richter JE, Dempsey DT. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery: key to success in the community setting. The American journal of gastroenterology. 103(2) : 289-91, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18289198
  • Achkar E, Richter JE, Talley NJ. American Journal of Gastroenterology conflict of interest policy. The American journal of gastroenterology. 103(2) : 260-1, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18289192
  • Achkar E, Richter JE, Talley NJ. Conflict of interest policy of the American Journal of Gastroenterology: new and improved. The American journal of gastroenterology. 103(2) : 259, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18289191
  • Friedenberg FK, Desipio J, Korimilli A, Bohning M, Sum E, Parkman HP, Richter JE, Fisher RS. Tonic and phasic pyloric activity in response to CCK-octapeptide. Digestive diseases and sciences. 53(4) : 905-11, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18270827
  • Richter JE. Update on the management of achalasia: balloons, surgery and drugs. Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology. 2(3) : 435-45, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19072391
  • Friedenberg FK, Xanthopoulos M, Foster GD, Richter JE. The association between gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity. The American journal of gastroenterology. 103(8) : 2111-22, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18796104
  • Bohm M, Richter JE. Treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis: overview, current limitations, and future direction. The American journal of gastroenterology. 103(10) : 2635-44; quiz 2645, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18721234
  • Richter JE. How to manage refractory GERD. Nature clinical practice. Gastroenterology & hepatology. 4(12) : 658-64, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18043675
  • Richter JE, Talley NJ. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2006: The Best Clinical GI Journal in the World. The American journal of gastroenterology. 102(2) : 229-31, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17311644
  • Hirano I, Richter JE. ACG practice guidelines: esophageal reflux testing. The American journal of gastroenterology. 102(3) : 668-85, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17335450
  • Baker ME, Einstein DM, Herts BR, Remer EM, Motta-Ramirez GA, Ehrenwald E, Rice TW, Richter JE. Gastroesophageal reflux disease: integrating the barium esophagram before and after antireflux surgery. Radiology. 243(2) : 329-39, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17384237
  • Birgisson S, Richter JE. Achalasia in Iceland, 1952-2002: an epidemiologic study. Digestive diseases and sciences. 52(8) : 1855-60, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17420933
  • Richter JE. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease. Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology. 21(4) : 609-31, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17643904
  • Richter JE. The many manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease: presentation, evaluation, and treatment. Gastroenterology clinics of North America. 36(3) : 577-99, viii-ix, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17950439
  • Ahmed TF, Khandwala F, Abelson TI, Hicks DM, Richter JE, Milstein C, Vaezi MF. Chronic laryngitis associated with gastroesophageal reflux: prospective assessment of differences in practice patterns between gastroenterologists and ENT physicians. The American journal of gastroenterology. 101(3) : 470-8, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16542282
  • Swoger J, Ponsky J, Hicks DM, Richter JE, Abelson TI, Milstein C, Qadeer MA, Vaezi MF. Surgical fundoplication in laryngopharyngeal reflux unresponsive to aggressive acid suppression: a controlled study. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 4(4) : 433-41, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16616347
  • Vela MF, Richter JE, Khandwala F, Blackstone EH, Wachsberger D, Baker ME, Rice TW. The long-term efficacy of pneumatic dilatation and Heller myotomy for the treatment of achalasia. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 4(5) : 580-7, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16630776
  • Richter JE. Short segment Barrett's esophagus: ignorance may be bliss. The American journal of gastroenterology. 101(6) : 1183-5, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16771934
  • Guardino JM, Khandwala F, Lopez R, Wachsberger DM, Richter JE, Falk GW. Barrett's esophagus at a tertiary care center: association of age on incidence and prevalence of dysplasia and adenocarcinoma. The American journal of gastroenterology. 101(10) : 2187-93, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17032182
  • Qadeer MA, Richter JE, Brotman DJ. Hospital-acquired gastrointestinal bleeding outside the critical care unit: risk factors, role of acid suppression, and endoscopy findings. Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine. 1(1) : 13-20, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17219466
  • Vaezi MF, Richter JE, Stasney CR, Spiegel JR, Iannuzzi RA, Crawley JA, Hwang C, Sostek MB, Shaker R. Treatment of chronic posterior laryngitis with esomeprazole. The Laryngoscope. 116(2) : 254-60, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16467715
  • Richter JE. New investigational therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Thoracic surgery clinics. 15(3) : 377-84, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16104128
  • Falk GW, Thota PN, Richter JE, Connor JT, Wachsberger DM. Barrett's esophagus in women: demographic features and progression to high-grade dysplasia and cancer. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 3(11) : 1089-94, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16271339
  • Rice TW, McKelvey AA, Richter JE, Baker ME, Vaezi MF, Feng J, Murthy SC, Mason DP, Blackstone EH. A physiologic clinical study of achalasia: should Dor fundoplication be added to Heller myotomy? The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 130(6) : 1593-600, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16308004
  • Qadeer MA, Swoger J, Milstein C, Hicks DM, Ponsky J, Richter JE, Abelson TI, Vaezi MF. Correlation between symptoms and laryngeal signs in laryngopharyngeal reflux. The Laryngoscope. 115(11) : 1947-52, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16319603
  • Milstein CF, Charbel S, Hicks DM, Abelson TI, Richter JE, Vaezi MF. Prevalence of laryngeal irritation signs associated with reflux in asymptomatic volunteers: impact of endoscopic technique (rigid vs. flexible laryngoscope). The Laryngoscope. 115(12) : 2256-61, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16369176
  • Richter JE. Modern management of achalasia. Current treatment options in gastroenterology. 8(4) : 275-83, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16009028
  • Nayar DS, Khandwala F, Achkar E, Shay SS, Richter JE, Falk GW, Soffer EE, Vaezi MF. Esophageal manometry: assessment of interpreter consistency. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 3(3) : 218-24, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15765440
  • Park W, Hicks DM, Khandwala F, Richter JE, Abelson TI, Milstein C, Vaezi MF. Laryngopharyngeal reflux: prospective cohort study evaluating optimal dose of proton-pump inhibitor therapy and pretherapy predictors of response. The Laryngoscope. 115(7) : 1230-8, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15995512
  • Talley NJ, Richter JE. The Journal's impact increases! The American journal of gastroenterology. 99(10) : 1867-8, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15447740
  • Guardino JM, Vela MF, Connor JT, Richter JE. Pneumatic dilation for the treatment of achalasia in untreated patients and patients with failed Heller myotomy. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 38(10) : 855-60, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15492600
  • Richter JE. Should the national GI fellowship matching program be restored? Pro: Gastroenterology match: good for all the players. The American journal of gastroenterology. 99(1) : 6-7, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14687131
  • Richter JE. Ear, nose and throat and respiratory manifestations of gastro-esophageal reflux disease: an increasing conundrum. European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology. 16(9) : 837-45, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15316405
  • Talley N, Richter JE, Achkar E. Editors' comments. GI fellowship matching program. The American journal of gastroenterology. 99(8) : 1411, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15307848
  • Richter JE. Duodenogastric Reflux-induced (Alkaline) Esophagitis. Current treatment options in gastroenterology. 7(1) : 53-58, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14723838
  • Dhir R, Richter JE. Erythromycin in the short- and long-term control of dyspepsia symptoms in patients with gastroparesis. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 38(3) : 237-42, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15128069
  • Farhoomand K, Connor JT, Richter JE, Achkar E, Vaezi MF. Predictors of outcome of pneumatic dilation in achalasia. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2(5) : 389-94, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15118976
  • Richter JE. Slow lessons learned from endoscopic treatment of GERD. The American journal of gastroenterology. 99(2) : 203-4, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15046205
  • Adhami T, Goldblum JR, Richter JE, Vaezi MF. The role of gastric and duodenal agents in laryngeal injury: an experimental canine model. The American journal of gastroenterology. 99(11) : 2098-106, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15554987
  • Vela MF, Richter JE, Wachsberger D, Connor J, Rice TW. Complexities of managing achalasia at a tertiary referral center: use of pneumatic dilatation, Heller myotomy, and botulinum toxin injection. The American journal of gastroenterology. 99(6) : 1029-36, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15180721
  • Richter JE. Medical management of patients with esophageal or supraesophageal gastroesophageal reflux disease. The American journal of medicine. 115 Suppl 3A: 179S-187S, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12928099
  • Richter JE. Diagnostic tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease. The American journal of the medical sciences. 326(5) : 300-8, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14615671
  • Vaezi MF, Hicks DM, Abelson TI, Richter JE. Laryngeal signs and symptoms and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): a critical assessment of cause and effect association. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 1(5) : 333-44, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15017651
  • Pandolfino JE, Richter JE, Ours T, Guardino JM, Chapman J, Kahrilas PJ. Ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring using a wireless system. The American journal of gastroenterology. 98(4) : 740-9, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12738450
  • Richter JE. Let the patient beware: the evolving truth about laparoscopic antireflux surgery. The American journal of medicine. 114(1) : 71-3, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12543294
  • Richter JE. The enormous burden of digestive diseases on our healthcare system. Current gastroenterology reports. 5(2) : 93-4, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12631447
  • Richter JE. Gastroesophageal reflux disease during pregnancy. Gastroenterology clinics of North America. 32(1) : 235-61, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12635418
  • Shay SS, Johnson LF, Richter JE. Acid rereflux: a review, emphasizing detection by impedance, manometry, and scintigraphy, and the impact on acid clearing pathophysiology as well as interpreting the pH record. Digestive diseases and sciences. 48(1) : 1-9, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12645783
  • Ours TM, Fackler WK, Richter JE, Vaezi MF. Nocturnal acid breakthrough: clinical significance and correlation with esophageal acid exposure. The American journal of gastroenterology. 98(3) : 545-50, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12650785
  • Richter JE. Not the perfect study, but helpful wisdom for treating asthma patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Chest. 123(4) : 973-5, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12684276
  • Hicks DM, Ours TM, Abelson TI, Vaezi MF, Richter JE. The prevalence of hypopharynx findings associated with gastroesophageal reflux in normal volunteers. Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation. 16(4) : 564-79, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12512644
  • Richter JE. Novel medical therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease beyond proton-pump inhibitors. Gastroenterology clinics of North America. 31(4 Suppl) : S111-6, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12489476
  • Fackler WK, Ours TM, Vaezi MF, Richter JE. Long-term effect of H2RA therapy on nocturnal gastric acid breakthrough. Gastroenterology. 122(3) : 625-32, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11874994
  • Goldblum JR, Richter JE, Vaezi M, Falk GW, Rice TW, Peek RM. Helicobacter pylori infection, not gastroesophageal reflux, is the major cause of inflammation and intestinal metaplasia of gastric cardiac mucosa. The American journal of gastroenterology. 97(2) : 302-11, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11866266
  • Richter JE. Surgery relieved symptoms but decreased survival more than medical treatment in gastroesophageal reflux disease. ACP journal club. 136(1) : 17, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11829558
  • Liu W, Fackler W, Rice TW, Richter JE, Achkar E, Goldblum JR. The pathogenesis of pseudoachalasia: a clinicopathologic study of 13 cases of a rare entity. The American journal of surgical pathology. 26(6) : 784-8, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12023584
  • O'Connor JB, Singer ME, Imperiale TF, Vaezi MF, Richter JE. The cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies for achalasia. Digestive diseases and sciences. 47(7) : 1516-25, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12141811
  • Skacel M, Petras RE, Rybicki LA, Gramlich TL, Richter JE, Falk GW, Goldblum JR. p53 expression in low grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus: correlation with interobserver agreement and disease progression. The American journal of gastroenterology. 97(10) : 2508-13, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12385431
  • Castell DO, Kahrilas PJ, Richter JE, Vakil NB, Johnson DA, Zuckerman S, Skammer W, Levine JG. Esomeprazole (40 mg) compared with lansoprazole (30 mg) in the treatment of erosive esophagitis. The American journal of gastroenterology. 97(3) : 575-83, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11922549

Positions Held

  • Richard L. Evans Professor of Medicine and Chair (Department of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine 2004 - 2011)
  • Co-Editor in Chief (Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology 2004 - 2009)
  • Director (Gastroenterology, American College of Gastroenterology Institute for Clinical Research and Ed 1995 - 2004)
  • Chairman (Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic-Ohio 1994 - 2004)
  • Fellow (Gastroenterology, National Naval Medical Center 1978 - 1980)
  • Residency (Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center 1975 - 1978)

Awards/Honors

  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2015)
  • Best Doctors (Tampa Bay Metro Magazine - 2015)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2014)
  • Top Doctors (Tampa Bay Metro Magazine - 2014)
  • Best Doctors (Tampa Bay Metro Magazine - 2013)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2013)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2012)
  • Top Doctors (Philadelphia for Gastroenterology - 2011)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2011)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2010)
  • Top Doctors (Philadelphia for Gastroenterology - 2010)
  • Top Doctors (Philadelphia for Gastroenterology - 2009)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2009)
  • Top Doctors (Philadelphia for Gastroenterology - 2008)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2008)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2007)
  • Top Doctors (Philadelphia for Gastroenterology - 2007)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2006)
  • Top Doctors (Philadelphia for Gastroenterology - 2006)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2005)
  • Top Doctors (Philadelphia for Gastroenterology - 2005)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2004)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2003)
  • President (World Congress for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus - 2002)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2002)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2001)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 2000)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 1999)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 1998)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 1997)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 1996)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 1995)
  • Top Doctors (Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology - 1994)
  • President (American College of Gastroenterology - 1994)