Joseph Triggs, MD, PhD

Joseph R. Triggs MD, PhD
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Educational Background

  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, 2020
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Alvin I. Goodman Esophageal Fellowship, 2019
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2019
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, 2015
  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Doctorate of Medicine, 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Bachelor of Arts with Honors Major: Biology Minor: Economics, 2005
  • University of Chicago Graduate School, Biological Sciences Division, Chicago IL Doctorate of Philosophy in Immunology
  • Thesis: Genomic analysis of transcriptional and chromatin dynamics during B cell development Advisor: Harinder Singh PhD, 2011



  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Certified, January 2020
  • Internal Medicine, Certified, August 2016
  • Medical License Pennsylvania Permanent License, Certified


  • The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, 2020 – Present
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, 2019 – Present
  • American Foregut Society, 2019 – Present
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2016 – Present
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2016 – Present
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscop, 2015 – Present
    • ASGE DDW Video Plenary and World Cup Committee 2020 to present

Honors & Awards

  • Physician Scientist Training Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2019
  • Hoffman-Levin Fellowship Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Salary support for outstanding work in translational medicine, 2016
  • Northwestern University Department of Medicine, Junior Student Resident Teaching Award, 2015
  • Richard W. Reilly Award, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine – Outstanding aptitude in the field of Gastroenterology, 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania, Biology Departmental Honors, 2005

Selected Publications

Halder S, Acharya S, Kou W, Campagna RAJ, Triggs JR, Carlson DA, Aadam AA, Hungness ES, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE, Patankar NA. Myotomy technique and esophageal contractility impact blown-out myotomy formation in achalasia: an in silico investigation. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2022 May 1;322(5):G500-G512. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00281.2021. Epub 2022 Feb 16. PMID: 35170365.

Beveridge CA, Triggs JR, Thanawala SU, Ahuja NK, Falk GW, Benitez AJ, Lynch KL. Can FLIP guide therapy in idiopathic esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction? Dis Esophagus. 2021 Dec 2:doab077. doi: 10.1093/dote/doab077. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34864928.

Thiruvengadam NR, Saumoy M, Schneider Y, Attala S, Triggs J, Lee P, Kochman ML. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis Prophylaxis in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Sep 2:S1542-3565(21)00930-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2021.08.050. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34481952.

Tomizawa Y, Mahmud N, Dasher K, Triggs JR, Saumoy M, Falk GW, Ginsberg GG. Type II achalasia is associated with a comparably favorable outcome following per oral endoscopic myotomy. Dis Esophagus. 2021 Jun 14;34(6):doaa107. doi: 10.1093/dote/doaa107. PMID: 33180122.

Vosoughi K, Ichkhanian Y, Benias P, Miller L, Aadam AA, Triggs JR, Law R, Hasler W, Bowers N, Chaves D, Ponte-Neto AM, Draganov P, Yang D, El Halabi M, Sanaei O, Brewer Gutierrez OI, Bulat RS, Pandolfino J, Khashab M. Gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) for refractory gastroparesis: results from an international prospective trial. Gut. 2021 Mar 19:gutjnl-2020-322756. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-322756. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33741641.

Campagna RAJ, Cirera A, Holmstrom AL, Triggs JR, Teitelbaum EN, Carlson DA, Pandolfino JE, Hungness ES. Outcomes of 100 Patients More Than 4 Years After POEM for Achalasia. Ann Surg. 2021 Jun 1;273(6):1135-1140. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004830. PMID: 33914488.

Campbell CH, Triggs JR, Miller FH, Komanduri S. Endoscopic Ultrasound for Evaluation of Pancreatic Duct "Cutoff" Identified on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Improves the Diagnostic Yield of Occult Malignancy. Pancreas. 2021 Apr 1;50(4):e43-e45. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001789. PMID: 33939682.

Triggs JR, Krause AJ, Carlson DA, Donnan EN, Campagna RAJ, Jain AS, Kahrilas PJ, Hungness ES, Pandolfino JE. Blown-out myotomy: an adverse event of laparoscopic Heller myotomy and peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Jul 25:S0016-5107(20)34636-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.07.041. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32721488; PMCID: PMC7855725.

Krause AJ, Su H, Triggs JR, Beveridge C, Baumann AJ, Donnan E, Pandolfino JE, Carlson DA. Multiple rapid swallows and rapid drink challenge in patients with esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction on high-resolution manometry. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021 Mar;33(3):e14000. doi: 10.1111/nmo.14000. Epub 2020 Oct 11. PMID: 33043557; PMCID: PMC7902305.

Yadlapati R, Masihi M, Gyawali CP, Carlson DA, Kahrilas PJ, Nix BD, Jain A, Triggs JR, Vaezi MF, Kia L, Kaizer A, Pandolfino JE. Ambulatory Reflux Monitoring Guides Proton Pump Inhibitor Discontinuation in Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms: A Clinical Trial. Gastroenterology. 2021 Jan;160(1):174-182.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.09.013. Epub 2020 Sep 16. PMID: 32949568; PMCID: PMC7755671... Expand