Harry Robert Aslanian MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Associate Director, Endoscopy; Director, Yale Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship; Director of Gastroenterology, Yale Health Plan

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Gastrointestinal Cancer Program; Thoracic Oncology ProgramInternal Medicine: Digestive Diseases: Gastroenterology: Interventional Endoscopy Program

Research Interests

Advanced endoscopic techniques; Gastrointestinal bleeding; Colonoscopic polyp detection; Evaluation of pancreas cysts; Diagnosis of pancreas cancer; Pancreatic and biliary disorders; Therapy of bile duct obstruction via ERCP; Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS); Fine-needle aspiration (FNA); Advanced endoscopic imaging; Sedation for endoscopy

Clinical Interests

Pancreatic and biliary disease; Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), including fine needle aspiration (FNA); Intestinal submucosal lesions; Endoscopic diagnosis, staging and therapy of gastrointestinal malignancy including Esophageal, pancreatic and rectal cancer, EUS-guided celiac plexus block and neurolysis; Evaluation of pancreatic cysts; Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Therapeutic and interventional endoscopy; Esophageal, duodenal and biliary stent placement; Gastrointestinal bleeding including treatment of GAVE; Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), Colonoscopy and polypectomy; Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia


  • B.A., Brown University , 1992
  • M.D., Brown University , 1996

Selected Publication

  • Siddiqui, UD. Rossi, F, Rosenthal, LS., Padda MS., Murali-Dharan V., Aslanian, HR. EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: a prospective, randomized trial comparing 22 gauge and 25 gauge needles. (2009) Gastrointest Endoscopy. Epub ahead of print July, 2009.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Fellow(2011) , American Gastroenterology Association