Prasad Kulkarni, Md Facg Agaf
Prasad Kulkarni, Md Facg Agaf
Director and Associate Professor

Department of Gastroenterology
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida


Three years Residency Training in Internal Medicine at Sassoon General Hospitals and B. J. Medical College, Pune, India 1982-1984 University of Poona
Three years Residency Training in Internal Medicine at Detroit Medical Center 1994-1997 Wayne State University


Teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and physician-assistant students in the following capacities: (Course descriptions and evaluations attached)

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida.
  • Staff Gastroenterologist and Director of GI Endoscopy at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa FL
  • Gastroenterology Faculty, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
  • Gastroenterology Fellow, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
  • Senior and Chief Medical Resident, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
  • Lecturer of Medicine, B. J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune, India




Research Interest

  • Capsule endoscopy and deep enteroscopy
  • Interventional EUS
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Sedation in endoscopy
  • Barrett esophagus and ablative therapies
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Thermal injury (post-RFA) to the esophagus


Professional Activities:

  1. Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases and Nutrition), University of South Florida, Tampa Florida from July 1, 2012 till date
  2. Director, GI Endoscopy, James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa FL from August 2007 till date
  3. Gastroenterologist and Staff Physician, James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa FL from July 1, 2001 till date
  4. Consultant Gastroenterologist, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit MI from July 2000 to June 2001
  5. Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases and Nutrition), University of South Florida, Tampa Florida from July 1, 2001 to June 2012
  6. Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Wayne State University, Detroit MI from July 2000 to June 2001
  7. Chief Medical Resident at Harper Hospital (Detroit Medical Center), 3990 John R., Detroit, Michigan from July 1999 to June 2000
  8. Medical Specialist at a Ministry of Health referral hospital at Wadi Dawaser, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 1989 to October 1993
  9. Resident Physician and MICU Resident in Maharashtra Medical Foundation’s Joshi Hospital, Pune India from November 1986 to October 1988
  10. Lecturer in Medicine at B. J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune-India from April 1985 to October 1986

Major Professional Societies:


  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association


  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Florida Gastroenterology Society
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
  • American Association of Gastroenterologists of Indian Origin (AAGIO)


Honors and Awards

  1. AASLD Junior Faculty Development Award 2000-2001
  2. ‘Resident of the Month Award’ Harper Hospital Medicine Service, April 1995
  3. Winner of Indian National Science Talent Search Award 1976


  1. Andrade CM, Patel B, Gill J, Amodeo D, Kulkarni P, Goldsmith S, Bachman B, Geerken R, Klein M, Anderson W, et al. “Safety of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy with Conscious Sedation in Patients with and without Obstructive Sleep Apnea”. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar;50(3):198-201. PubMed PMID: 25768974.
  2. Kolkhorst K, Kulkarni P. “Portal Hypertensive Polyposis: A Consequence of Esophageal Variceal Ligation?” ACG Case Reports Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3 April 2015
  3. Patel R, Clayton S, Kulkarni P. Images of the month. Distal esophageal calcific mass. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec; 109(12):1860. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2014.369. PubMed PMID: 25470580.
  4. Andrade C, Finan J. Kulkarni P.  “Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma to the Pancreas Presenting as a Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage” J Gastrointest Canc DOI 10.1007/s12029-014-9644-5
  5. Patel R, Lara-Rivera S, Johnson J, Kulkarni P. “New Pancreatic Adeno-carcinoma in a Crohn’s Patient Treated with Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Inhibitors for 6 Months” J Gastrointest Canc DOI 10.1007/s12029-014-9640-9
  6. Epstein MS, Ehrenpreis ED, Kulkarni PM; “Biosimilars: The Need, The Challenge, The Future: The FDA Perspective” Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jun 24. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2014.151. PubMed PMID: 24957160.
  7. Ciociola A, Cohen L, Kulkarni P. “How Drugs Are Developed and Approved by the FDA: Current Process and Future Directions” Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 May;109(5):620-3
  8. Rabbanifard R, Gajera A, Lamendola O, Saloum Y, Gill J, Kulkarni P. “Atypical Locations of Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Case Series and Review of Literature” J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Kolkhorst KJ, Goldsmith S, Kang L, Kulkarni P; “Endoscopic Removal of a Solitary Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Lesion to the Stomach” J Gastrointest Cancer 2014 May 8. PubMed PMID: 24805187
  10. Ehrenpreis E, Kulkarni P, Burke C.What Gastroenterologists Should Know About the Grey market, Herbal Remedies and Compounded Pharmaceuticals and Their Regulation by the Food and Drugs Administration” (Am J Gastroenterol 2013;108:642–646)
  11. Katta J, Poetter D, Kulkarni P, Goldsmith S, Reed J, Gompf S. “Gastric Mucormycosis Managed with Combination Antifungal Therapy and No Surgical Debridement” (Infect Dis Clin Pract 2013;21: 265-268)
  12. Colizzo J, Kesheshian J, Kulkarni P. “Foreign-Body Retrieval: Diamonds in the Rugae: A Case Complicated by Esophagectomy and Gastroparesis” Vol. No. May 28, 2013
  13. Kolkhorst KS, Kulkarni PM. “Accidental Metallic Mercury Ingestion” J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Jun;112(6):381
  14. Ehrenpreis E, Ciociola A, Kulkarni P, and the ACG FDA-related Matters Committee. “How the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) Manages Drug Safety with Black Box Warnings, Use Restrictions and Drug Removal, with Attention to Gastrointestinal Medications” Am J Gastroenterol 2012;107:501–504
  15. Gill J, Vidyarthi G, Kulkarni P, Anderson W, Boyd W. "Safety of Conscious Sedation in Patients with Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea in a Veteran Population" (Southern Medical Journal. 2011; Vol. 104 No. 3 185-188)
  16. Kulkarni P, Karamsadkar N, Socoloff D. “Primary Hodgkin's Lymphoma Masquerading as a Klatskin Tumor” (Consultant. 2011; Vol. 51 No. 4 250-251)‏
  17. Daas A, Mathew B, Elijah D, Kulkarni P. “An Unexpected Mass: Mesh Migration into the Cecum Following Inguinal Hernia Repair” (Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009; Vol. 5, No. 5, 361-4)
  18. Shaver CP, Kulkarni P. “Mucosal bridging” (Gastrointest Endosc. 2003; Jan;57(1):96)
  19. Moragoda LJaszewski R, Kulkarni PMajumdar A. “Age-associated Loss of Heterozygosity of Tumor Suppressor Genes in the Gastric Mucosa of Humans” (Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2002; 282(6) G932-6)
  20. Zagnoon A, Kulkarni P. “Herpes Simplex Esophagitis” (American Journal of Gastro. 1999; Vol. 94, No. 6, 1708-9)

Articles in Press:

  1. Patel R, Kulkarni P, “The Enterra Device and The Future of Gastric Electrical Pacing” Journal of Gastric Disorders and Therapy
  2. Sethi S, Finan J, Kulkarni P.  “A rare case of a primary hepatic neuroendocrine tumor” Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  3. Patel B, Nobo C, Kulkarni P. “Incidence of Vitamin B 12 Deficiency in Patients with Type II Diabetes on Metformin” (Submitted)
  4. Nelson K, Clayton S, Harris C, Almahanna K, Finan J, Richter J, Kulkarni P. “Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Achalasia Population: Case Series of Three Patients” (Submitted)

Abstracts Published:

  1. Jani N, Ahmad N, Kulkarni P, “Extreme Hyperbilirubinemia: Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Pancreatic Cancer” (Amer Journal of Gastro Sept 2013)
  2. Nieves X, Bachman B, Kulkarni P, Vidyarthi G. “Esophageal Cancer Mimicking Food Bolus” (Amer Journal of Gastro Sept 2013)
  3. Marin C, Hill A, Reed J, Kulkarni P. “Unusual Cause of Rectal Bleeding” (Amer Journal of Gastro Sept 2011)
  4. Dhamija M, Rosemurgy A, Kulkarni P. "Solid Pseudo-papillary Tumor of Pancreas: Lessons Learned from Two Cases" (American Journal of Gastro Sept 2010)
  5. Gill J, Vidyarthi G, Parow J, Kulkarni P, “Safety of Conscious Sedation During Endoscopy for Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Versus Controls in a Veteran Population” (Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Vol. 71, Issue 5, Page AB218, April 2010)
  6. Socoloff D, Jara S, Kulkarni P. “Primary Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Masquerading as a Klatskin Tumor” (American Journal of Gastro A#246, Sept 2006)
  7. Elijah D, Kulkarni P. “Migration of Mesh into Cecum following Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair” (American Journal of Gastro A#601, Sept 2006)
  8. Barrios J, Kulkarni P. “Granulomatous Prostatitis and Colitis Following Intravesical BCG for TCC of Bladder: Endoscopic and EUS Features” (American Journal of Gastro 2003, A# 628, Vol. 98 No. 9)
  9. Kulkarni P, Mutchnick M, Ehrinpreis M. “Hepatitis B and C in Urban Hemodialysis Centers- a Detroit Experience” (Hepatology 2001; A#1574 Vol. 34 No. 4)
  10. Kulkarni P, Mutchnick M, Ehrinpreis M. “Sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B and C in a Large University-Based Sickle-Cell Ppractice” (Hepatology 2001; A#1567 Vol. 34 No. 4)
  11. Kulkarni P, Mutchnick M, Ehrinpreis M. “Biochemical, Histological and Clinical Correlations Between African-American and Caucasian Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C in an Urban Clinic Population” (Gastroenterology 2001; A#1877, Vol. 120 No. 5, Supp 1)
  12. Kulkarni P, Mutchnick M, Kinzie J. “Overt-obscure GI Bleeding from an Unusual Small Bowel Lesion in a HIV Patient Treated for Kaposi’s Sarcoma” (AJG 2001; A#353, Vol. 96, No. 9)
  13. Kulkarni P, Mutchnick M, Kinzie J. “Endoscopic Diagnosis of Entero-Enteric Intussusception due to Metastatic Malignant Melanoma” (AJG 2001; A#544, Vol. 96, No. 9)
  14. Kulkarni P, Kinzie J, Ehrinpreis M. “Argon Plasma Coagulation in the Management of Hematochezia due to Radiation Proctopathy” (AJG 2000; A# 440, Vol. 95 No. 9)
  15. Kulkarni P, Kinzie J “Colo-Colonic Intussusception due to Colonic MALT Lymphoma and its Successful Resolution with Chemotherapy Alone”. (Gastroenterology 2000; A# 6338, Vol. 118 Supplement 2)
  16. Kulkarni P, Schumann P, Kinzie J. “Lactic Acidosis and Hepatic Steatosis in HIV Seropositive Patients Treated with Nucleoside Analogues” (Gastroenterology 2000; A# 95, Vol. 118, No. 4)
  17. Kulkarni P, Kinzie J. “Methylene Blue Chromoendoscopy in the Management of Misperfusion from Hepatic Intra-arterial Chemotherapy (INFUSAID) Device” (Gastroenterology 1999; A# 2150, Vol. 116, No. 4)
  18. Kulkarni P, Kinzie J. “Esophageal Stenosis at the Site of Esophago-Colonic Anastomosis in Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Challenge for Endoscopic Management” (Gastroenterology 1999; A# 0979 Vol. 116, No. 4)
  19. Kulkarni P, Kinzie J. “Pancreatic Sarcoidosis Presenting as Pancreatic Mass, Producing Biliary Obstruction and Role of EUS in its Diagnosis” (AJG 1999; A# 219 Vol. 94, No. 9)






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