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John C. Fang
( out of 34 reviews )

John C. Fang, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Huntsman Cancer Institute - Cancer Hospital North

1K, Endoscopy
Salt Lake City
801-646-9536

Redwood Health Center

Gastroenterology
Salt Lake City
801-213-9900

University of Utah Hospital

Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center
Salt Lake City
801-213-9797

University of Utah Hospital

Gastroenterology, Area E
Salt Lake City
801-213-9797
  • John Fang M.D., is the Division Chief and Professor Medicine of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute. His clinical and research interests include Barrett's Esophagus, Enteral Nutrition, Esophageal Diseases, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Therapeutic Endoscopy. He has authored and co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed research publications in these areas.

    Dr. Fang received his Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1989. He received training in Internal Medicine from Temple University Hospital and Gastroenterology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Dr. Fang is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Fang is also Medical Director of Endoscopy at the University of Utah Hospital. He is currently the vice-chair of the Ambulatory Endoscopy Centers Special interest group for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has served on numerous committees for the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology.

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 34 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 24, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He listens! And cares about my needs

    August 11, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He was kind, he listened and explained things well

    July 12, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Great doctor and explains everything about the care.

    May 18, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Fang is awesome. I am so fortunate to have him as my doctor.

    May 17, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Absolutely terrific experience - and I'm someone who is not a fan of the Healthcare system. Patients often feel lost or not considered in the system. Not my experience with Dr. Fang. Very satisfied with the care

    April 26, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Could not be better! Very knowledgeable.

    April 26, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Fang is wonderful. He is such a knowledgeable, patient and kind provider. So grateful for his professionalism and expertise.

    March 16, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Excellent at every level of the doctor-patient experience. I believe that Dr. Fang approaches his role with a high degree of knowledge and experience which instills a deep confidence in his recommendations and treatment plan. Hes empathetic, concerned, and inclusive in his patient care. I felt respected, considered and listened to during our consultation, and the follow-up was flawless.

    March 08, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Fang has been my doctor for years. He has figured out my health problems and monitored me years. Love him, great doctor.

  • John Fang M.D., is the Division Chief and Professor Medicine of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute. His clinical and research interests include Barrett's Esophagus, Enteral Nutrition, Esophageal Diseases, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Therapeutic Endoscopy. He has authored and co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed research publications in these areas.

    Dr. Fang received his Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1989. He received training in Internal Medicine from Temple University Hospital and Gastroenterology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Dr. Fang is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Fang is also Medical Director of Endoscopy at the University of Utah Hospital. He is currently the vice-chair of the Ambulatory Endoscopy Centers Special interest group for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has served on numerous committees for the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Internal Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
    Gastroenterology

    Education history

    Fellowship Gastroenterology - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Fellow
    Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - Washington University School of Medicine M.D.
    Biology - Washington University A.B.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Ramai D, Heaton J, Fang J (2023). Safety of Percutaneous Endoscopic Jejunostomy Placement Compared With Surgical and Radiologic Jejunostomy Placement: A Nationwide Inpatient Assessment. J Clin Gastroenterol. (Read full article)
    2. Gawron AJ, Horner B, Zurbuchen R, Boynton K, Fang JC (2021). A comprehensive intervention to enhance inpatient colon preparation quality for colonoscopy. Minerva Gastroenterol (Torino), 69(3), 351-358. (Read full article)
    3. Toy G, Colletier K, Hale G, Valentine J, Gawron AJ, Sossenheimer M, Peterson K, Aparicio R, Fang JC (2023). Incidence of retained biopsy specimens after esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy. Endosc Int Open, 11(7), E653-E659. (Read full article)
    4. Colletier K, Toy G, Freeman R, Dixon R, Morris J, Sossenheimer M, Fang J (2023). Safety and efficacy of direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy placement in patients with previous upper gastrointestinal resection: A retrospective cohort study. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. (Read full article)
    5. Mohan BP, Bapaye J, Hamaad Rahman S, Loganathan P, Muthusamy A, Ramai D, Ponnada S, Chandan S, Fang J (2022). Cap-assisted endoscopic treatment of esophageal food bolus impaction and/or foreign body ingestion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Gastroenterol, 35(6), 584-591. (Read full article)
    6. Parbhu SK, Shah SC, Sossenheimer MJ, Fang JC, Peterson KA, Gawron AJ (2022). Index diagnoses of gastric intestinal metaplasia in the United States: patient characteristics, endoscopic findings, and clinical practice patterns at a large tertiary care center. Therap Adv Gastroenterol, 15, 17562848221117640. (Read full article)
    7. Fang JC, Staub J, Kinikini M (2022). Replacement of PEG and PEJ tubes. Am J Gastroenterol, 117(10), 1550-1553. (Read full article)
    8. Dixon RE, McDonough S, Fang JC (2021). Abdominal Wall Hematoma Resulting From Abdominal Pressure Applied During Colonoscopy. ACG Case Rep J, 8(7), e00640. (Read full article)
    9. McKenzie P, Fang J, Davis J, Qiu Y, Zhang Y, Adler DG, Gawron AJ (2020). Safety of endoscopist-directed nurse-administered balanced propofol sedation in patients with severe systemic disease (ASA class III). Gastrointest Endosc, 94(1), 124-130. (Read full article)
    10. Fogarty M, Orr JA, Sakata D, Brewer L, Johnson K, Fang JC, Kuck K (2019). A comparison of ventilation with a non-invasive ventilator versus standard O2 with a nasal cannula for colonoscopy with moderate sedation using propofol. J Clin Monit Comput, 34(6), 1215-1221. (Read full article)
    11. Peterson K, Clayton F, Qeadan F, Gorman D, Robson J, Allen-Brady K, Fang JC (2020). Esophageal Eosinophilia Is Common Among Relatives of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Patients. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 20(5), e957-e963. (Read full article)
    12. Peterson KA, Gleich GJ, Limaye NS, Crispin H, Robson J, Fang J, Saffari H, Clayton F, Leiferman KM (2019). Eosinophil granule major basic protein 1 deposition in eosinophilic esophagitis correlates with symptoms independent of eosinophil counts. Dis Esophagus, 32(11). (Read full article)
    13. Dixon R, Burton S, Taylor LJ, Richeson BL, Fang JC (2019). Bezoar formation on percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy tube causing gastric outlet obstruction and small-intestinal intussusception. VideoGIE, 4(9), 416-417. (Read full article)
    14. McVay TR, Garrett G C, Celena B P, Klaus B, Fang JC, Chapman WW, Samore MH, Gawron AJ (2019). Natural Language Processing Accurately Identifies Dysphagia Indications for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Procedures in a Large US Integrated Healthcare System: Implications for Classifying Overuse and Quality Measurement. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc, 2019, 665-671. (Read full article)
    15. Patel J, Fang J, Taylor LJ, Adler DG, Gawron AJ (2019). Safety and efficacy of non-anesthesiologist administration of propofol sedation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy in the intensive care unit. Endosc Int Open, 7(4), E625-E629. (Read full article)
    16. Dixon R, Adler DG, Sossenheimer M, Taylor LJ, Fang JC (2019). Corneal injury after routine gastrointestinal endoscopy with moderate sedation. Ann Gastroenterol, 32(4), 419-421.
    17. Sullivan S, Swain J, Woodman G, Edmundowicz S, Hassanein T, Shayani V, Fang JC, Noar M, Eid G, English WJ, Tariq N, Larsen M, Jonnalagadda SS, Riff DS, Ponce J, Early D, Volckmann E, Ibele AR, Spann MD, Krishnan K, Bucobo JC, Pryor A (2018). Randomized sham-controlled trial of the 6-month swallowable gas-filled intragastric balloon system for weight loss. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 14(12), 1876-1889. (Read full article)
    18. Gawron AJ, Cole G, Hu N, Thompson WK, Fang J, Samore M (2017). Regional Variability of Repeat Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Use in the National Veteran Population. Dig Dis Sci, 62(9), 2303-2310. (Read full article)
    19. Peterson KA, Cobell WJ, Clayton FC, Krishnamurthy C, Ying J, Pease LF 3rd, Saffari H, Georgelas A, Fang J, Gleich GJ, Leiferman KM (2015). Extracellular Eosinophil Granule Protein Deposition in Ringed Esophagus with Sparse Eosinophils. Dig Dis Sci, 60(9), 2646-53. (Read full article)
    20. Siddiqui AA, Mehendiratta V, Loren D, Kowalski T, Fang J, Hilden K, Adler DG (11/21/2012). Self-Expanding Metal Stents (SEMS) for Preoperative Biliary Decompression in Patients with Resectable and Borderline-Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Outcomes in 241 Patients. Dig Dis Sci.
    21. Tuteja AK, Fang JC, Al-Suqi M, Stoddard GJ, Hale DC (2012). Double-blind placebo-controlled study of mesalamine in post-infective irritable bowel syndrome--a pilot study. Scand J Gastroenterol, 47(10), 1159-64. (Read full article)
    22. Siddiqui AA, Sarkar A, Beltz S, Lewis J, Loren D, Kowalski T, Fang J, Hilden K, Adler DG (7/1/2012). Placement of fully covered self-expandable metal stents in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer before neoadjuvant therapy. Gastrointest Endosc, 76(1), 44-51.
    23. Fang JC, Delegge MH (2011). Enteral feeding in the critically ill: the role of the gastroenterologist. Am J Gastroenterol, 106(6), 1032-7; quiz 1038. (Read full article)
    24. Mackenzie SH, Go M, Chadwick B, Thomas K, Fang J, Kuwada S, Lamphier S, Hilden K, Peterson K (2008). Eosinophilic oesophagitis in patients presenting with dysphagia--a prospective analysis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 28(9), 1140-6. (Read full article)
    25. Fang JC, Sarosiek I, Yamamoto Y, Liu J, Mittal RK (1999). Cholinergic blockade inhibits gastro-oesophageal reflux and transient lower oesophageal sphincter relaxation through a central mechanism. Gut, 44(5), 603-7. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Silon B, Fang JC (2016). Advances in Nutritional Delivery Interventions. [Review]. Tech Gastrointest Endosc.
    2. JC Fang, CJ Murphy (2/2014). Direct Percutaneous Endoscopic Jejunostomy: Who, When, How, and What to Avoid. [Review]. Pract Gastroenterol.

    Book Chapter

    1. Fang JC, McKenzie PM, Bielefeldt K, Ibele A, Gould J (). Medical Management of Gastroparesis.
    2. Fang JC, Kinikini M (2017). Enteral Access Devices. In Mueller C, Lord L, Marian M, McClave S, Miller S (Eds.), The ASPEN Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum (3rd Edition). Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

    Case Report

    1. Voaklander R, Fang J (2021). Infectious Abscess as Complication of Steroid Injection With Dilation of Refractory Upper Gastrointestinal Strictures. ACG Case Rep J, 8(6), e00619. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Saffari H, Peterson KA, Fang JC, Teman C, Gleich GJ, Pease LF 3rd (2012). Patchy eosinophil distributions in an esophagectomy specimen from a patient with eosinophilic esophagitis: Implications for endoscopic biopsy. [Letter to the editor]. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 130(3), 798-800. (Read full article)

    Patent

    1. Fang J, Adams M, McCreedy D, Nieman T, Gallano O, Richins B, Andrus S. (2013). Optically guided feeding tube, catheters and associated methods. U.S. Patent No. 8361041. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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