Dr. Jacques Van Dam is Professor of Medicine – Clinical Scholar, at the Keck School of Medicine of USC – University of Southern California. Dr. Van Dam is Director of USC's Digestive Health Center, Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at the Keck Medical Center of USC, and Director of Endoscopy at the Keck Medical Center. Dr. Van Dam oversees the clinical gastroenterological services at USC and directs two new endoscopy facilities.
Dr. Van Dam is an interventional endoscopist whose areas of expertise include diagnosing, staging and palliating gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, gastric, colon and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Van Dam also specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with pre-cancerous conditions including colorectal polyps, pancreatic cysts, Barrett's esophagus, and hereditary cancer syndromes. Dr. Van Dam also specializes in treating such benign conditions as common bile duct stones, bile duct strictures, pancreatic duct stones, and congenital biliary and pancreatic conditions.
Dr. Van Dam specializes in performing diagnostic and advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures including ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), EUS (endoscopic ultrasonography), colonoscopy (including colorectal cancer screening and removing large colon polyps via endoscopic mucosal resection techniques), endoscopic laser therapy, endoscopic laser and mechanical lithotripsy.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Van Dam has been internationally recognized for his endoscopic research, numerous advances in the field of interventional endoscopy, his significant contributions to the scientific literature, his leadership in national and international medical societies devoted to gastroenterology and for developing training programs for young physicians and physician scientists.