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College of
Health Sciences

Attending Physician, Gastroenterology, Geisinger

Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 570-271-6856

Bradley D. Confer, DO

Research Interests

Dr. Confer is a board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Recent Publications

  • Endoscopic ultrasound-directed transgastric ERCP (EDGE): a retrospective multicenter study. Runge TM, Chiang AL, Kowalski TE, James TW, Baron TH, Nieto J, Diehl DL, Krafft MR, Nasr JY, Kumar V, Khara HS, Irani S, Patel A, Law RJ, Loren DE, Schlachterman A, Hsueh W, Confer BD, Stevens TK, Chahal P, Al-Haddad MA, Mir FF, Pleskow DK, Huggett MT, Paranandi B, Trindade AJ, Brewer-Gutierrez OI, Ichkhanian Y, Dbouk M, Kumbhari V, Khashab MA. Endoscopy. 2021 Jun;53(6):611-618. doi: 10.1055/a-1254-3942. Epub 2020 Sep 3. PMID: 32882722
  • Beware of the sandman! False "sand dollar sign" can be misleading during EUS-directed transgastric intervention in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients.
    Khara HS, Confer BD. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jan;93(1):264-265. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.07.043. Epub 2020 Jul 27. PMID: 32730823 No abstract available.
  • Maximizing success in single-session EUS-directed transgastric ERCP: a retrospective cohort study to identify predictive factors of stent migration.
    Shinn B, Boortalary T, Raijman I, Nieto J, Khara HS, Kumar SV, Confer B, Diehl DL, El Halabi M, Ichkhanian Y, Runge T, Kumbhari V, Khashab M, Tyberg A, Shahid H, Sarkar A, Gaidhane M, Bareket R, Kahaleh M, Piraka C, Zuchelli T, Law R, Sondhi A, Kedia P, Robbins J, Calogero C, Bakhit M, Chiang A, Schlachterman A, Kowalski T, Loren D. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 May 3:S0016-5107(21)01320-1. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2021.04.022. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33957105
  • Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding in COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    Iqbal U, Anwar H, Siddiqui HU, Khan MA, Kamal F, Confer BD, Khara HS. Clin Endosc. 2021 Jun 25. doi: 10.5946/ce.2021.071. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34176255 Free article.
  • Safety and Efficacy of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Nonagenarians: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Iqbal U, Anwar H, Khan MA, Weissman S, Kothari ST, Kothari TH, Confer BD, Khara HS. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Mar 26. doi: 10.1007/s10620-021-06950-2. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33770331
  • Single-pass 1-needle actuation versus single-pass 3-needle actuation technique for EUS-guided liver biopsy sampling: a randomized prospective trial (with video). Ching-Companioni RA, Johal AS, Confer BD, Forster E, Khara HS, Diehl DL. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Mar 23:S0016-5107(21)00262-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2021.03.023. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33771557
  • Comparison of pancreatic cystic fluid glucose and carcinoembryonic antigen in the diagnosis of pancreatic mucinous cysts. Confer BD, Iqbal U, Diehl DL. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jul;94(1):201-202. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2021.02.029. PMID: 34148575 No abstract available.


  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Residency, 2011

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Fellowship, 2015

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Fellowship, 2016
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