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CURRICULUM VITAE

Reza Shaker MD
Sr Associate Dean, Ctr Director, Chief, Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Froedtert East Clinics
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
EDUCATION:
1964 - 1968 Babak High School, Tehran, Iran
1968 - 1975 M.D., Tehran University Medical School, Tehran, Iran
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
1977 - 1980 Residency, Surgery, Sinai University Hospital, Tehran, Iran
1980 - 1982 Residency, Surgery, The London Hospital, London, England
1982 - 1985 Residency, Internal Medicine, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
1984 - 1985 Chief Medical Resident, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
1985 - 1988 Fellowship (NIH Training Fellowship 1985-1987), Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2002 Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
1988 Assistant Professor, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1993 Assistant Professor (Otolaryngology and Human Communications), Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1993 Associate Professor, Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1993 Associate Professor (with Tenure), Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, MIlwaukee, WY
1995 Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology and Human Communications), Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1997 Professor, Surgery (Otolaryngology & Human Communications), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1997 Professor, Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 Professor, Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2009 Professor, Population Health (Epidemiology), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1990 - 2002 Director, Dysphagia Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - Present Director, Digestive Disease Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present CTSA, PI & Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1989 - 1996 Chief, GI Diagnostic Unit, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - Present Chief, Medicine, Gastroenterolgy & Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - 1998 Chief, Gastroenteroloy Section, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
1988 - Present Attending Staff, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
1988 - Present Attending Staff, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin
1985
None
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1990 Recipient, Endoscopic Career Development Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
2001 Recipient, Janssen/AGA Masters Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical Research in Digestive Disease
2003 Doctor Honoris Causa, The University of Medicine, Gr. T. Popa, Iasi, Romania
2004 Honorary Guest Professor, Beijing University Hospital, Beijing, China
2006 Joseph E. Geenen Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology , Medical College of Wisconsin
2008 Honrorary Member, American Broncho-Esophagological Association
2012 U.S. News & World Reports Top Doctors
2012 Distinguished Service Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2013 American College of Physicians, Mastership Award
2013 U.S. News & World Reports Top Doctors
2014 U.S. News & World Reports Top Doctors
2015 “Top Doctors” , Milwaukee Magazine
2016 “America’s Top Doctors”, Castle Connolly
MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1986 American Motility Society
1989 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
1989 Milwaukee GI Society
1992 American Federation for Medical Research
1992 Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
1992 Dysphagia Research Society
1992 American Gastroenterological Association
1995 American College of Gastroenterology (Fellow)
1995 American Physiological Society
1995 Association of Subspecialty Professors
1998 American Association for the Advancement of Science
1999 American College of Physicians-Am Society of Internal Medicine (Fellow)
2002 European Academy of Sciences
2003 Wisconsin Medical Society
2005 OESO - World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus
2012 American College of Physicians (Mastership)
EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorship
1993 - 1994 Guest Editor, Fall issues, Dysphagia journal
1997 - Present Guest Editor, American Journal of Medicine Supplement:
2000 - 2001 Guest Editor, American Journal of Medicine Supplement:
2003 Guest Editor, American Journal of Medicine Supplement:
2004 Guest Editor, Alimentary Pharmacoloyg & Therapeutics
2010 - Present Editor-in Chief, Dysphagia
Editorial Board
1992 - Present Dysphagia
2001 - 2010 Section Editor (Esophagus), Current Gastroenterology Reports
2008 - Present Clinical and Translational Science
Journal Review
Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Human Brain Mapping
Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
GUT
Journal of Applied Physiology
American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG)
American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
NeuroImage
Dysphagia
CHEST
Neuroscience Letters
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Journal of Neurophysiology
Digestive Diseases and Sciences (DDS)
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology
American Journal of Phsyiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
1995 Radioactive Drug Research Committee, Milwaukee County Medical Complex, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - Present FMLH Hospital Advisory Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1996 Faculty Advisory Committee for Hamilton/KSA Analysis, Medical College of Wisconsin
1996 Affiliated Hospital Program Director’s Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1996 - Present Department of Medicine Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1997 Pathology Intramural Review Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1998 - 2002 Research Space Advisory Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 1999 NEWCO, FMLH/Covenant Physician Steering Committee
1999 Residency Curriculum Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 Intramural Review Committee for Medical Scientist Training Program, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 Department of Medicine Faculty Development Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2000 - Present Business Development Committee
2002 - Present Functional Imaging Research Center Advisory Board, Medical College of Wisconsin
2007 - Present Chair, CTSI Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Member, Cancer Center Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
INTERNATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2016 - Present Chinese International Speech Language and Hearing Association Dyspahgia Interest Group
RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # 2R01DK025731-30
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016
 
Title:
Mechanisms of Upper Gut and Airway Interaction
Source:
NIH Grant # 1 P01 DK068051
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
08/11/2014 - 06/30/2019
 
Title:
Gastroenterology Research Training Grant
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # T32 DK061923
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020
 
Title:
Clinical and Translational Science Award
Source:
NIH/NCRR # UL1TR001436
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Clinical Evaluation of Cisapride in the Long-Term Treatment of Patients With Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Source:
Janssen Research Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
11/01/1988 - 07/1991
 
Title:
Manometric Evaluation of Pharyngeal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
RAGS Grant, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; VA #7866-01R
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
02/01/1989 - 07/31/1990
 
Title:
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow
Source:
NIH Grant; 5R01-DC00669
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
08/01/1989 - 07/31/1992
 
Title:
Video Endoscopic Evaluation of Cervical Dysphagia
Source:
Endoscopic Career Development Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
02/1990 - 03/1994
 
Title:
Pharyngeal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
VA Merit Review Grant, VA #7866-01PR
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
10/01/1990 - 09/30/1993
 
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # 5R01-DK25731
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
09/30/1991 - 09/29/1995
 
Title:
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow
Source:
NIH Grant; 5R01-DC00669
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
08/01/1992 - 03/31/1995
 
Title:
Pharyngeal Acid Reflux in Patients with Benign Lesions of the Aerodigestive Tract
Source:
Glaxo Inc., Research Institute
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
03/1993 - 03/1994
 
Title:
Pharyngeal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
VA Merit Review Grant, VA #7866-01PR
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
10/01/1993 - 09/30/1996
 
Title:
Effect of Cisapride, 20 mg bid on Symptoms of Reflux
Source:
Janssen Research Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/1994 - 06/1995
 
Title:
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow
Source:
NIH Grant # 5R01-DC000669
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
04/01/1995 - 03/31/1999
 
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # R01-DK25731
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
04/01/1996 - 03/31/2000
 
Title:
Airway Protection against Aspiration of Gastric Contents
Source:
NIH Program Project Grant, P01 DC03191-01A1
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
04/01/1999 - 03/31/2003
 
Title:
Comparison of Gene Expression Patterns between Patients with Erosive and Nonerosive Phenotype Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Source:
Dr. Ralph and Marion C. Falk Medical Research Award
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
10/01/2001 - 09/30/2004
 
Title:
Swallowing Disorders
Source:
Retirement Research Foundation Grant Award – RRF Grant #2001-188
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
01/01/2002 - 12/31/2005
 
Title:
Gastroenterology Research Training Grant
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # IT32 DK 61923
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
09/01/2002 - 08/31/2007
 
Title:
Comparison of Two Therapies for UES Dysphagia
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # R01 DK 62178
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
09/01/2002 - 12/31/2005
 
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # R01-DK25731
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
12/01/2004 - 11/30/2004
 
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # R01-DK25731
Dates:
08/23/2005 - 06/30/2010
 
Title:
Mechanisms of Upper Gut and Airway Interaction
Source:
NIH Grant # 1 P01 DK068051-01A1
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2013
 
Title:
Gastroenterology Research Training Grant
Source:
NIH/NIDDK Grant # IT32 DK 61923
Role:
Program Director
Dates:
09/01/2007 - 08/31/2013
 
Title:
Clinical and Translational Science Award
Source:
NIH Grant # 1U54RR025221-01
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2015
 
Title:
Esophageal Motor Function in Health and Disease
Source:
NIH Grant # 2R56DK025731-30
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/20/2012 - 08/31/2013
 
INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
The Use of Infrared Coagulation for the Treatment of Symptomatic Hemorrhoids, MCW Gastrointestinal Diseases: Update 1987, Marriott Hotel, MIlwaukee, WI, 11/19/1987
Videoendoscopic Evaluation of Cervical Dysphagia, Milwaukee Gastroenterological Society, Milwaukee, WI, 09/15/1990
The Clinical Evaluation of Dysphagia, MCW Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 11/28/1990
Gastroesophageal Reflux: Does It Cause Asthma, Hoarseness or Chronic Pharyngitis, CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology I: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Wyndham Hotel, MIlwaukee, WI, 11/29/1990
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Elderly, MCW, Gerontology Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 03/16/1991
Reflux Beyond the Esophagus: Is This a Significant Clinical Problem"?, CME program sponsored by MCWPractical Issues in Gastroenterology II: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice., Milwaukee, WI, 12/05/1991
Functional Relationship of Larynx and Upper GI Tract.", Dysphagia Research Society Inaugural Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 11/06/1992
The Airway at Risk: Diagnosis and Management of Reflux Aspiration, CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology III: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Milwaukee, WI, 11/19/1992
Diagnosis and Treatment of the Patient with Dysphagia", and case presentation panel member: "Severe Reflux: Medical vs. Surgical Management, CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology IV: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, Milwaukee, WI, 11/18/1993
"Techniques of SO Manometry, Participation in ERCP and SO Manometry, Indications, Contraindications and Complications of SO Manometry: The Use and Abuse, Manometry of the Pancreatic Duct Sphincter: Indications and Safety, Analysis of Related Tracing., Sphincter of Oddi Manometry Course, Presented by The Pancreaticobiliary Center of MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 09/21/1994 - 09/23/1994
Defining Swallowing Problems Above the Esophagus, CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology V: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice V, Milwaukee, WI, 11/17/1994
MCW Dysphagia Institute, and Moderator - Endangerd Gut, CME program sponsored by MCW, Practical Issues in Gastroenterology VI: An Update on GI Problems Encountered in Clinical Practice, 11/29/1995
 
Regional
Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders, University of Wisconsin Medical School Lecture Series, Sinai Samaritan Clinical Campus, Milwaukee, WI, 05/30/1990
. Effect of Aging on Deglutitive Oral, Pharyngeal and Esophageal Motor Function, Dysphagia Research Society 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Lake Geneva, WI, 10/22/1993 - 10/24/1993
Esophageal Diseases, Howard Young Medical Staff CME Conference, Woodruff, WI, 03/25/1994
 
National
Endoscopic Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Infrared Coagulation, DC Electrotherap, The Southern California Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Santa Barbara, CA, 09/1987
Infrared Coagulation of Hemorrhoids, Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, Pittsburgh, PA, 09/1988
National Conference on "Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders: From Clinic to Laboratory", Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 10/04/1991 - 10/05/1991
Diagnosis and Management of Swallowing Disorders, Annual Scientific Meeting of Woodstock General Hospital, Woodstock, IL, 09/23/1992
Manometric Features of the Pharyngeal Phase of Swallowing, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, 03/21/1993 - 03/22/1993
Airway Protective Mechanisms During Retrograde Esophagopharyngeal Transit, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, 03/21/1993 - 03/23/1993
Extraesophageal Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, AGA Post-Graduate Course, American Gastroenterological Association Meeting, Boston, MA, 05/1993
Diseases of the Esophagus, Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Chicago, IL, 09/18/1993
Management of Swallowing Disorders, Interdisciplinary International Symposium on Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Neurological Disease, Omaha, NE, 09/22/1993 - 09/23/1993
Airway Protective Mechanisms During Antegrade and Retrograde Pharyngoesophageal Transit, Research Seminar, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 12/17/1993
Pharynx/Larynx Interrelationships"; "Effect of Aging on the Deglutitive Oral, Pharyngeal and Esophageal Motor Function, Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Seminar, Baltimore, MD, 04/14/1994 - 04/15/1994
Swallowing Research Symposium: Implications for Clinical Management. "Functional Relationship Between the Pharynx, Glottis and Esophagus: A Reflex Connection, NSS Continuing Education Seminar, Chicago, IL, 04/29/1994 - 04/30/1994
1994 National GI Consultants Conference, Supraesophageal Manifestations of Reflux Disease, Lake Tahoe, CA, 06/09/1994 - 06/12/1994
Airway Protective Mechanisms: Current Concepts. Endowed Dodds-Donner Annual Lecture, Dysphagia Research Society, Third Annual Scientific Meeting, McLean, VA, 10/14/1994 - 10/16/1994
Keys for Enhancing Your Practice, Matrix Healtcare Course, Los Angeles, CA, 04/29/1995
AGA Panel Member - Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, Topic: Augmentation of Deglutitive UES Opening in the Elderly by Exercise, American Gastroenterological Association Meeting, San Diego, CA, 05/15/1995 - 05/18/1995
AGA Co-Chairman, Research Forum - "Evaluation of Dysphagia, American Gastroenterological Association Meeting, San Diego, CA, 05/15/1995 - 05/18/1995
Panel Member, National GI Consultants Conference, Colorado, CO, 06/15/1995 - 06/16/1995
The Assessment of Non-Cardiac Chest Pain, American College of Gastroenterology Learning Luncheon, New York, NY, 10/14/1995 - 10/15/1995
Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, American College of Gastroenterology Postgraduate Course, New York, NY, 10/14/1995 - 10/15/1995
A Preliminary Report on Parameters of Pharyngeal Peristalsis in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Dysphagia Research Society, Plenary Session V, McLean, VA, 10/26/1995 - 10/28/1995
Effect of Exercise on Deglutitive UES in the Elderly, Dysphagia Research Society, 4th Annual Meeting. Plenary Session IV, McLean, VA, 10/26/1995 - 10/28/1995
 
International
Pharyngoesophageal Motility" and "Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP, University Hospital "St. Spiridon, IInd Medical Clinic Gastroenterology, Iasi Romania, 10/03/1992 - 10/12/1992
Mechanisms of Airway Protection During Deglutition and Gastroesophageal Reflux, International Gastrointestinal Motility, Univeristy of Medicine, Iasi, Romania, 05/04/1994 - 05/09/1994
Colonoscopic Polypectomy and Follow-up of Colon Polyp, Annual Meeting of Turkish Society of Colorectal Surgery, Belek-Antalya, Turkey, 09/09/1995 - 09/16/1995
Nervous Regulation of Deglutition, XV International Symposium on Gastrointestinal Motility. Workshop, Rome, Italy, 11/05/1995 - 11/09/1995
Management of Gastrointestinal Alterations in Degenerative Nervous Disease, International Symposium on NeUroGastroenterology, Rome, Italy, 11/10/1995 - 11/11/1995
 
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:
1990 Co-Founder, Medical College of Wisconsin Dysphagia Institute
1991 - Present Moderator, various AGA, ASGE, DRS and other professional societies scientific Forums
1992 Organizer, Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society (Milwaukee, WI)
1992 - 1993 President, Dysphagia Research Society
1992 Founder, Dysphagia Research Society
1993 Organizer, Second Annual Scientific Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society (Lake Geneva, WI)
1996 Course Director, First International Multidisciplinary Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, Tucson, Arizona.
1996 Course Director, The Spectrum of Dysphagia: Role of Latest Technology in Diagnosis and Management, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
1998 Course Director, Second International Multidisciplinary Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, Seattle, Washington.
1999 Course Director, Endoscopy for the Millennium. Ultrathin Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy: A New Diagnostic Technique for Evaluation of Upper GI Disorders, Milwaukee, WI
2000 Course Director, Third International Multidisciplinary Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, Boston, MA.
2003 Course Director, Fourth International Multidisciplinary Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, San Diego, CA
2005 Course Director, Fifth International Multidisciplinary Symposium on Supraesophageal Complications of Reflux Disease, Miami, FL
2008 - 2012 Counselor American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
2008 President, Steering Committee, OESO - World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus
2008 - 2015 Executive Director, OESO – World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus
2008 - 2009 Chair, Annual Scientific Program Committee: Esophagus, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
2009 - 2010 Serving Member, Nominating Committee, Dysphagia Research Society
2013 - Present Councilor for the Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders, American Gastroenterological Association
2015 Grant Review – Barts Health NHS Trust
2016 Chair – AGA Rome Foundation Grants
PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS:
2004 Manometry Apparatus for Measuring Esophageal Sphincter Compliance PCT US2001/0053920
2007 Shaker Exercise method and instruction video a Tutorial
2011 Detection and treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality PCT/US2011/035050 (Pending)