Charles J. Lightdale

Charles Lightdale, MD, is a trained gastroenterologist with clinical expertise in the areas of pancreatic cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, and other related diseases. His specialties include digestive and liver disorders, gastroenterology, and cancer. Dr. Lightdale has authored over 130 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 290 reviews, editorials, and book chapters. He has served on two consecutive four-year terms as Editor-in-Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the official journal of the ASGE. Identifying ways to prevent upper-GI cancers is the main goal of his research, Dr. Lightdale’s research areas include studying Barrett’s esophagus, targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis, radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus, and endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. He has also worked extensively on developing blood and biopsy tests for early detection and prevention of esophageal cancers, and the use of endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal cancers.

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Residency: New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center

Last updated December 21, 2022