Yasser Bhat, M.D. , Scientist; Medical Director of Esophageal Imaging and Therapy at CPMC

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Improving the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disorders

Research Overview

  • Dr. Bhat investigates new diagnoses and treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. He is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
  • His specific research interests are interventional endoscopy, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography, endoscopic ultrasound, Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopic treatment of early gastrointestinal cancers, and endoscopic mucosal resection.
  • In collaboration with CPMC clinicians Drs. Janak Shah and Kenneth Binmoeller, Dr. Bhat performs advanced endoscopic procedures at the Interventional Endoscopy Services (IES) Program at CPMC—the premier referral center in Northern California for patients requiring complex endoscopic therapy.


Dr. Bhat obtained his M.D. from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, and a fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Publication Search


Bhat YA, Pratap H, Dagar KS, Awasthy N, Double-outlet left atrium: Successful repair of an extremely rare anomaly. Ann Pediatr Cardiol

Lee A, Aditi A, Bhat YM, Binmoeller KF, Hamerski C, Sendino O, Kane S, Cello JP, Day LW, Mohamadnejad M, Muthusamy VR, Watson R, Klapman JB, Komanduri S, Wani S, Shah JN, Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary access versus precut papillotomy in patients with failed biliary cannulation: a retrospective study. Endoscopy

Aadam AA, Wani S, Amick A, Shah JN, Bhat YM, Hamerski CM, Klapman JB, Muthusamy VR, Watson RR, Rademaker AW, Keswani RN, Keefer L, Das A, Komanduri S, A randomized controlled cross-over trial and cost analysis comparing endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration and fine needle biopsy. Endosc Int Open

Shah JN, Bhat YM, Hamerski CM, Kane SD, Binmoeller KF, Feasibility of nonradiation EUS-based ERCP in patients with uncomplicated choledocholithiasis (with video). Gastrointest Endosc

Siddiqui AA, Adler DG, Nieto J, Shah JN, Binmoeller KF, Kane S, Yan L, Laique SN, Kowalski T, Loren DE, Taylor LJ, Munigala S, Bhat YM, EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections and necrosis by using a novel lumen-apposing stent: a large retrospective, multicenter U.S. experience (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc

Yasser Bhat, M.D. , Scientist; Medical Director of Esophageal Imaging and Therapy at CPMC
Primary Research Interests
  • Diagnosis and management of GI disorders and early GI cancers
  • Interventional endoscopy

Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy Clinical Trials