Pushpak Taunk

Pushpak Taunk, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Site Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC 82
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: ptaunk@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 974-4115

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Education

  • MD, Medicine, University of Miami, 2008

Research Interests

  • Therapeutic Endoscopy - specialized in ERCP and EUS
  • Pancreaticobiliary diseases
  • Pancreatitis and pancreatic fluid collections
  • Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy

Memberships

  • Florida Gastroenterologic Society (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (Member, 2011 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Abbas AM, Strong AT, Diehl DL, Brauer BC, Lee IH, Burbridge R, Zivny J, Higa JT, Falcão M, El Hajj II, Tarnasky P, Enestvedt BK, Ende AR, Thaker AM, Pawa R, Jamidar P, Sampath K, Hourneaux de Moura EG, Kwon RS, Suarez AL, Aburajab M, Wang AY, Shakhatreh MH, Kaul V, Kang L, Kowalski TE, Pannala R, Tokar J, Aadam AA, Tzimas D, Wagh MS, Draganov PV, The LA-Ercp Research Group Jeffrey Ponsky MD, Greenwald BD, Uradomo LT, McGhan AA, Hakimian S, Ross A, Sherman S, Bick BL, Forsmark CE, Yang D, Gupte A, Chauhan S, Hughes SJ, Saks K, Bakis G, Templeton AW, Saunders M, Sedarat A, Evans JA, Muniraj T, Gardner TB, Ramos AC, Santo MA, Nett A, Coté GA, Elmunzer BJ, Dua KS, Nosler MJ, Strand DS, Yeaton P, Kothari S, Ullah A, Taunk P, Brady P, Pinkas H, Faulx AL, Shahid H, Holmes J, Pannu D, Komanduri S, Bucobo JC, Dhaliwal H, Rostom A, Acker BW. Multicenter evaluation of the clinical utility of laparoscopy-assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29129525
  • Brady PG, Taunk P. Endoscopic Treatment of Biliary Leaks After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Cut or Plug? Digestive diseases and sciences. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29243103
  • Taunk P, Singh S, Lichtenstein D, Joshi V, Gold J, Sharma A. Improved Classification of Indeterminate Biliary Strictures by Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy using the Paris Criteria Following Biliary Stenting. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28294404
  • Taunk P, Cosgrove N, Loren DE, Kowalski T, Siddiqui AA. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy using a lumen-apposing self-expanding metal stent for decompression of afferent loop obstruction. Endoscopy. 47(1) : E395-6, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26273778
  • Taunk P Calderwood AH, . Colorectal cancer: screening and surveillance recommendations. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 22(1) : 130-142, 2015.
  • Ton L, Lee H, Taunk P, Calderwood AH, Jacobson BC. Nationwide variability of colonoscopy preparation instructions. Digestive diseases and sciences. 59(8) : 1726-32, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24985353
  • Joshi V Taunk P Singh . Frontiers in Endoscopy: Advanced Imaging of the gastrointestinal lumen. Practical Gastroenterology. 38(1) : 16-25, 2014.

Awards/Honors

  • Patrick Brady GI Fellowship Teaching Award (University of South Florida - 2017)
  • Ariel Weisman Resident Excellence in Teaching Award (Boston University Medical Center - 2011)
  • Best Senior Resident Talk (Boston University Medical Center - 2011)
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (BU Medical Center - 2010)