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Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD, FASGE, AGAF

Jeffrey L. Tokar
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GI/Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

about me
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Research Interests
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Endoscopic oncology (endoscopic diagnosis, evaluation, treatment of gastrointestinal neoplasms)
  • Small bowel enteroscopy 
  • Fellow, Interventional Endoscopy, University of Virginia Health System, Digestive Health Center of Excellence, Charlottesville, VA
  • Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia Health System, Digestive Health Center of Excellence, Charlottesville, VA
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
  • MD, State University of New York at Syracuse School of Medicine, Syracuse, NY, 1997
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • The American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Delaware Valley Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • President, Delaware Valley Society for GI Endoscopy
  • Chairman of the ASGE Publications Committee
  • Fellow, American Gastroenterological  Association
  • Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Awards and Honors
Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2020

  • Best Doctors in America® , 2013-14, 2019-2020, Gastroenterology
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2018, 2019
  • America's Top Doctors®,  2015-17
Selected Publications

 Tokar JL, Allen JI, Kochman ML. “Getting to Zero: Reducing the Risk for Duodenoscope-Related Infections”. Ann Intern Med. 2015. PMID 26390309

Lieberman D, Brill J, Canto M, DeMarco D, Fennerty B, Gupta N, Laine L, Lightdale C, Montgomery E, Odze R, Rex D, Sharma P, Kochman M, Tokar J. “Management of Diminutive Colon Polyps Based on Endoluminal Imaging”. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015. PMID26192139.

Tokar JL. Gastric Carcinoids: Ask-The-Expert, ASGE Connection, June 2015; 3(2):1-7.  

Wani S, Wallace MB, Pike IM, Adler DG, Kochman ML, Lieb JG 2nd, Park WG, Rizk ML, Sawhney MS, Shaheen NJ, Tokar JL. Quality indicators for EUS. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2015; 110(1):102-13.  PubMed

Chen KT, Kim PD, Jones KA, Devarajan K, Patel BB, Hoffman JP, Ehya H, Huang M, Watson JC, Tokar JL, Yeung AT. Potential prognostic biomarkers of pancreatic cancer. Pancreas. 2014 Jan;43(1):22-7. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0b013e3182a6867e

Konda V, Banarjee S, Barth BA, Bhat YM, Chauhan SS, Gottlieb KT, Maple JT, Murad FM, Pfau PR, Pleskow DK, Siddiqui UD, Tokar JL, Wang A, Rodriguez SA. “Enhanced imaging in the GI tract: spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography.” ASGE Technology Committee. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2013 Oct; 78(4):568-73. PMID 24054739.

Tokar JL, Walia R. “Diagnostic evaluation of solid pancreatic masses.” Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2013 Oct;15(10):347. PMID 23996593.

Prasad Kerlin M, Tokar JL. “Acute gastrointestinal bleeding.” Ann Intern Med 2013 Aug 6;159(3):ITC2-1. PMID 23922080.

Tokar JL, Barth BA, Banerjee S, Chauhan SS, Gottlieb KT, Konda V, Maple JT, Murad FM, Pfau PR, Pleskow DK, Siddiqui UD, , Wang A, Rodriguez SA. ASGE Technology Committee. “Electrosurgical generators.” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2013 Aug;78(2):197-208. PMID 23867369.

Verrengia MA and Tokar JL. ‘Post-colonoscopy Decision Making: The Guidelines and Beyond.’ In: Core Concepts in Colonoscopy. Slack, Inc. 2013. [Book Chapter]