Jordan J Karlitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dr. Jordan Karlitz graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology and genetics. At Berkeley, he spent several years working in a molecular biology lab where his research focused on the cloning of CDRK, a voltage gated potassium channel. This led to his graduation with university and departmental honors. He subsequently attended the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal where he received his medical degree in 2000. At McGill, Dr. Karlitz was vice president of the William Osler society, a organization dedicated to educating students and faculty on the history of medicine.
At Tulane, Dr. Karlitz's clinical and research focus centers on familial colon cancer syndromes and inflammatory bowel disease. He has started a familial GI cancer clinic at the Tulane Cancer center that is linked to the Hayward Genetics center and currently sees patients with familial colon, stomach and pancreatic cancer. He recently completed a preceptorship in inflammatory bowel disease sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America at the Massachusetts General Hospital and sees underserved patients with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative colitis, along with patients with familial cancer syndromes, at University Hospital (Charity Hospital system). He is currently the associate program director of the gastroenterology fellowship program at Tulane.
Karlitz JJ, Li ST, Holman RP, Rice MC. EBV-associated colitis mimicking IBD in an immunocompetent individual. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jan;8(1):50-4. Epub 2010 Nov 30.PMID: 21119609
Feuerstadt P, Bunim AL, Garcia H, Karlitz JJ, Massoumi H, Thosani AJ, Pellecchia A, Wolkoff AW, Gaglio PJ, Reinus JF. Effectiveness of hepatitis C treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin in urban minority patients. Hepatology. 2010 Apr;51(4):1137-43.
Karlitz JJ. The effectiveness of colonoscopy in reducing mortality from colorectal cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jun 2;150(11):816; author reply 819-20.
Karlitz JJ, Tepler IA, Tanaka KE. Endometriosis with colonic wall invasion. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Mar;5(3):A30. Epub 2006 Aug 14.
Keller CE, Gamboa ET, Hays AP, Karlitz J, Lowe G, Green PH, Bhagat G. Fatal CNS vasculopathy in a patient with refractory celiac disease and lymph node cavitation. Virchows Arch. 2006 Feb;448(2):209-13. Epub 2005 Sep 21.
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