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Chin Hur, MD

Director, GI Health Outcomes Research, GI Unit

Chin Hur, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a nationally recognized expert in Barrett's Esophagus management.

  • Phone: 617-726-3544
Departments
Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine

Specialties

  • Digestive Healthcare Center
  • Swallowing and Heartburn Center
  • Colorectal Center
  • Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center
Clinical Interests
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Barrett's esophagus
Gastrointestinal cancer
Cancer chemoprevention
Eosinophilic esophagitis
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications
Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Chin Hur, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Director of GI Health Outcomes Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Gastrointestinal Unit.

Dr. Hur received his M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Johns Hopkins University and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He subsequently completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and then joined the faculty of the MGH Gastrointestinal Unit in 2002.

Dr. Hur's areas of clinical areas of interests include: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma as well as gastrointestinal cancer screening. He is also interested in benign esophageal conditions such as eosinophilic esophagitis.

His research interest lies in outcomes research, with a focus on decision analysis and simulation disease modeling, and the application of these methodologies to the management of cancers and pre-malignant states (e.g. dysplasia) in the gastrointestinal tract. This management includes the identification of clinical predictors, diagnostic algorithms, and the optimization of treatment. As an acknowledged investigator in health outcomes research, he has been the recipient of numerous awards from the National Institutes of Health as well other research foundations.

ResearchDr. Hur's research interest lies in outcomes research, specifically technology assessment with a focus on decision analysis and disease modeling, and the application of these methodologies to the management of cancers and pre-malignant states (e.g. dysplasia) in the gastrointestinal tract. This management includes the identification of clinical predictors, diagnostic algorithms, and the optimization of treatment.

Some of the specific projects that he has been involved with include a simulation disease model of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer, an analysis of the impact of the implementation of Virtual Colonoscopies for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and the possible role for chemoprevention in cancer care.

Aspirin protects against Barrett's esophagus

Aspirin use appears to reduce the risk of Barrett's esophagus, the largest known risk factor for esophageal cancer.

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