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Vivek Kaul, M.D.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Clinical Interests

Colon Cancer Screening; Colonoscopy; Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography; Endoscopic Therapy for Barrett's Esophagus; Endoscopic Ultrasound; General Gastroenterology; General Hepatology; GI Oncology; Hepatitis & Abnormal Liver Function Test; Pancreatic & Biliary; Upper Endoscopy

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4711

Fax: (585) 276-1911

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Faculty Appointments


Dr Vivek Kaul is the Segal-Watson Professor of Medicine & Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His clinical, research and medical education efforts are focused in Therapeutic Endoscopy, Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound, advanced ERCP, esophageal endotherapy for Barrett's & Hepato-pancreatico-biliary disease. He has specific expertise in complex interventional endoscopy, especially in the patient with GI-cancer. He co-directs the Developmental Endoscopy lab at URMC which is dedicated to education, training and innovation in endoscopy.

Dr Kaul serves on several national committees with the ASGE and the ACG. He is a reviewer for several journals, is a sought after speaker and has authored several publications in the field. He co-directs the national ACG hands-on endoscopy workshops. He also serves on the WGO endoscopy committee and regularly lectures and shares his endoscopy expertise at centers around the world.

Professional Background

Dr. Vivek Kaul is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at URMC. After attending medical school at Delhi University, he completed Internal Medicine residency at SUNY-Downstate Medical University in NYC and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He also completed an additional year of fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (EUS & ERCP) at St. Luke's Pancreaticobiliary Center in Milwaukee. He has a special interest and expertise in advanced therapeutic endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Esophageal Endotherapy and Hepatobiliary disease. He serves on several national Gastroenterology committees, is a reviewer for several journals and has several publications and presentations to his credit.



  • Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


Indian School Certificate | Mount St. Mary's School
Grade School

MBBS | India-Delhi University Coll Med Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Fellowship in Endoscopy at St Luke's Medical Center

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Medical Center

07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

01/01/1993 - 12/31/1993
Internship in at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital

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2001 - 2008
Outstanding Overall Annual Proficiency Rating as Teaching and Clinical Staff
Sponsor: Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center
Location: Syracuse, New York

Maimonides Society Scientific Paper Best Manuscript Award
Sponsor: Annual Meeting of the Maimonides Society, Philadelphia, PA

Nominated for position of Chief Medical Resident
Sponsor: Department of Medicine, State University of New York

"Outstanding Performance as an Intern" Award
Sponsor: Depart. of Medicine, SUNY-Downstate Med Center, Brooklyn, NY

Graduated Medical School with Honors
Sponsor: University of Delhi
Location: New Delhi, India

Pallav Chowdhary Memorial Trophy
Sponsor: University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi

Kishan Tehlan Memorial Trophy
Sponsor: University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi

Graduated High School with Honors
Sponsor: Mount St. Mary's School
Location: New Delhi, India

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Journal Articles

Kachaamy T, Prakash R, Kundranda M, Batish R, Weber J, Hendrickson S, Yoder L, Do H, Magat T, Nayar R, Gupta D, DaSilva T, Sangal A, Kothari S, Kaul V, Vashi P. "Liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy for dysphagia palliation in patients with inoperable esophageal cancer." Gastrointestinal endoscopy.. 2018 Sep 0; 88(3):447-455. Epub 2018 May 08.

Khara HS, Kothari TH, Johal AS, Kothari ST, Ahuja N, Bhanushali A, Kotru A, Berger A, Kaul V, Gross SA, DiMaio CJ, Hale WB, Abbass R, Ryou M, Sethi A, Turner BG, Fockens P, Diehl DL. "Heads or tails: confusion about "proximal" and "distal" terminology for pancreaticobiliary anatomy." Endoscopy international open.. 2018 Jul 0; 6(7):E801-E805. Epub 2018 Jul 04.

Brewer Gutierrez OI, Bekkali NL, Raijman I, Sturgess R, Sejpal DV, Aridi HD, Sherman S, Shah RJ, Kwon RS, Buxbaum JL, Zulli C, Wassef W, Adler DG, Kushnir V, Wang AY, Krishnan K, Kaul V, Tzimas D, DiMaio CJ, Ho S, Petersen B, Moon JH, Elmunzer BJ, Webster GJ, Chen YI, Dwyer LK, Inamdar S, Patrick VB, Attwell A, Hosmer A, Ko C, Maurano A, Sarkar A, Taylor LJ, Gregory MH, Strand DS, Raza A, Kothari S, Harris JP, Kumta NA, Manvar A, Topazian MD, Lee YN, Spiceland CM, Bukhari MA, Sanaei O, Ngamruengphong S, Khashab MA. "Efficacy and Safety of Digital Single-Operator Cholangioscopy for Difficult Biliary Stones." Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.. 2018 Jun 0; 16(6):918-926.e1. Epub 2017 Oct 24.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Pre-transplant evaluation: Liver
Book Title: Practical Manual of Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Author List: Kaul, V; Rothstein, KD; Munoz, SJ
Edited By: Manzarbeitia C
Published By: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers2002 in New York