Daniel Mullady, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Interventional Endoscopy
Director, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
r. Mullady joined the section of interventional and therapeutic endoscopy in 2008 after completing his advanced endoscopy fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Mullady has broad experience in therapeutic endoscopy. This includes endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection, enteral stenting, endoscopy in surgically altered anatomy, and endoscopic management of peripancreatic fluid collections.
He has research interests in idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis, diagnosis of early chronic pancreatitis, cystic neoplasms of the pancreas, and new diagnostic and treatment modalities for biliary and pancreatic malignancy.
“A lot of what I do involves diagnosing diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. For example, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) allows for close examination of the pancreas with imaging through the stomach and bowel wall as well as sampling of lesions via fine needle aspiration. This allows us to detect cancer at an earlier stage than ever before which can improve survival.
Another aspect of my practice is providing palliative therapies that often prevent patients from needing more invasive procedures or surgery. This includes placement of stents for intestinal or bile duct blockage. This usually means improved patient comfort and shorter recovery time. This is important because many of the patients I see have recently been diagnosed with cancer or are in the midst of their cancer fight, so minimizing discomfort and recovery time are very important. Additionally, I treat certain complications of gallstones; for example, performing ERCP to remove gallstones that have migrated from the gallbladder into the bile duct. This is gratifying because often patients with this condition are very sick and improve dramatically after this procedure.
I enjoy being at Barnes Jewish Hospital for several reasons. Our group performs some of the most cutting edge endoscopic procedures, and we have the opportunity to use and discover new devices and techniques. Additionally, I have the opportunity to help care for patients with complex diseases, often in a multidisciplinary approach with colleagues in surgery, radiology, and pathology. I teach residents and fellows which is tremendously rewarding. Also, I have the chance to participate in clinical research. My current research interests include diagnosis and treatment of small duct chronic pancreatitis, idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis, and solid and cystic lesions of the pancreas.”