Developmental Endoscopy

Developing tomorrow's innovations today

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Led by Principal Investigator Dr. Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MS, FACG, FASGE, the Developmental Endoscopy's area of excellence is in clinical expertise and innovation.

The lab focuses on advanced endoscopy as it applies to post-surgical complications, bariatric endoscopy, reflux, pancreatic disease, and NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery).

The lab's research involves active bench and large animal laboratories that focus on device development and industry partnering, and has resulted in several patent applications, the invention of two endoscopic suturing procedures that have gone on to multicenter clinical trials, and numerous publications.

Christopher Thompson

Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, FACG, FASGE

Principle Investigator

Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy (BWH)
Director of Developmental Endoscopy Laboratory (BWH)
Director of Bariatric Endoscopy (BWH)
Associate Professor of Medicine (HMS)
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Marvin Ryou

Marvin Ryou, MD


Advanced Endoscopist (BWH)
Assistant Professor of Medicine (HMS)
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Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar, MD

Entrepreneur in Residence

Advanced Endoscopist (BWH)

Michele Ryan

Michele Ryan, MS, BS

Senior Research Lab Manager


Amy Ou

Amy Ou, MD

Media Administrator

Internal Medicine Resident (NYU)