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College of
Health Sciences

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy, Geisinger
Director of Endoscopic and Translational Research, Geisinger
Associate Director, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship, Geisinger Director, National Pancreas Foundation Center at Geisinger
Associate, Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

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

Harshit S. Khara, MD, FACG, FASGE

Research Interests

Dr. Khara is a board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and innovative advanced therapeutic endoscopy.

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
  • Endoscopy-guided percutaneous stapled pancreatic cystgastrostomy and necrosectomy.
    Khara HS, Gabrielsen JD, Diehl DL, Horsley RD. Endoscopy. 2021 May;53(5):E199-E200. doi: 10.1055/a-1220-5926. Epub 2020 Sep 2. PMID: 32877935 No abstract available.
  • Initial multicenter experience with nitrous oxide cryoballoon for treatment of flat duodenal adenomas (with video).
    Dbouk M, Brewer Guiterrez O, Trindade AJ, Diehl DL, Kwon RS, Thosani NC, Khara HS, Benias PC, Kerdsirichairat T, Canto MI. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Jan;93(1):240-246. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.05.048. Epub 2020 Jun 6. PMID: 32511958
  • Practice patterns, techniques, and outcomes of flexible endoscopic myotomy for Zenker's diverticulum: a retrospective multicenter study.
    Mittal C, Diehl DL, Draganov PV, Jamil LH, Khalid A, Khara HS, Khullar V, Law R, Lo SK, Mathew A, Mirakhor E, Sedarat A, Sharma N, Sharzehi S, Tavakkoli A, Thaker A, Thosani N, Yang D, Zelt C, Wagh MS. Endoscopy. 2021 Apr;53(4):346-353. doi: 10.1055/a-1219-4516. Epub 2020 Jul 14. PMID: 32663877 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.
  • Evaluating learning curves and competence in colorectal EMR among advanced endoscopy fellows: a pilot multicenter prospective trial using cumulative sum analysis. Yang D, Perbtani YB, Wang Y, Rumman A, Wang AY, Kumta NA, DiMaio CJ, Antony A, Trindade AJ, Rolston VS, D'Souza LS, Corral Hurtado JE, Gomez V, Pohl H, Draganov PV, Beyth RJ, Lee JH, Cheesman A, Uppal DS, Sejpal DV, Bucobo JC, Wallace MB, Ngamruengphong S, Ajayeoba O, Khara HS, Diehl DL, Jawaid S, Forsmark CE; C-EMR STAT Study Group. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Mar;93(3):682-690.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.09.023. Epub 2020 Sep 19. PMID: 32961243
  • Taming a Rogue Watchman. Agarwal S, Oren JW 4th, Baig I, Bhandari B, Mead N, Miller W, Khara HS. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2021 May 19:S1936-8798(21)00497-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2021.03.032. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34052159 No abstract available.
  • A Comprehensive Review Evaluating the Impact of Protein Source (Vegetarian vs. Meat Based) in Hepatic Encephalopathy.
    Iqbal U, Jadeja RN, Khara HS, Khurana S. Nutrients. 2021 Jan 26;13(2):370. doi: 10.3390/nu13020370. PMID: 33530344 Free PMC article. Review.
  • Review of ERCP Techniques in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients: Highlight on the Novel EUS-Directed Transgastric ERCP (EGDE) Technique. Khara HS, Parvataneni S, Park S, Choi J, Kothari TH, Kothari ST. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2021 Jul 1;23(7):10. doi: 10.1007/s11894-021-00808-3. PMID: 34212281 Review.
  • Identifying Gender Barriers for Colorectal Cancer Screening and Assessing the Need for a Multigender Endoscopy Team: A Prospective Multicenter Study.
    Khara HS, Suthar D, Bergenstock M, Berger A, McKee JL, Stewart D, Theis SR, Komar M, Johal AS, Valencia Chavez DR, Hale WB, Mangla R. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Jun 22. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000001318. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34152306
  • TissueCypher Barrett's esophagus assay impacts clinical decisions in the management of patients with Barrett's esophagus.
    Diehl DL, Khara HS, Akhtar N, Critchley-Thorne RJ. Endosc Int Open. 2021 Mar;9(3):E348-E355. doi: 10.1055/a-1326-1533. Epub 2021 Feb 18. PMID: 33655033 Free PMC article.


  • University of Mumbai, Seth G.S. Medical College, K.E.M. Hospital, Doctor Of Medicine, 2003

  • Saint Peter's University Hospital - Drexel University College of Medicine, Residency, 2009

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Fellowship, 2010

  • Norwalk Hospital - Yale University School of Medicine, Fellowship, 2013

  • Geisinger Medical Center, Fellowship, 2014
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