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Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, Section of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Education:          B.A., Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
                           M.D., New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
Internship:         Internal Medicine, USAF Medical Center Keesler, Keesler AFB,
Residency:         Internal Medicine, USAF Medical Center Keesler, Keesler AFB,
Fellowship:        Gastroenterology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center,
                           Lackland AFB, Texas
Board Certifications:  American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

  Acid Peptic Disease, Lactose Maldigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease, GI Motility, Endoscopic Sedation, Colon Cleansing, Constipation, Capsule Endoscopy, Adult Education


Selected Recent Publications

  1. Ustaris F, Saura C, Di Palma JA, Bryce R, Moran S, Neuman L, Ruiz R. Effective Management and Prevention of Neratinib-Induced Diarrhea. Am J Hem Onc 2015;11:13-22.
  2. Rocker JM, Di Palma JA, Pannell LK.  Rectal Effluent as a Research Tool. Digestive Dis Sci 2015;60:24-31.
  3. Landreneau SW, Di Palma JA. Colon Cleansing for Colonoscopy: Current Status. Current Gastroenterology Reports 2013;15:341.
  4. Ordonez ME, Farraye FA, Di Palma JA. Endemic Fungal Infections in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Associated with Anti-TNF Antibody Therapy. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2013;19(11):2490-2500.
  5. Manolakis CS, Farraye FA, Di Palma JA. Crohn's Disease: The Subsequent Visit.  Gastroenterol 2012;107:800-803.
  6. Di Palma JA, Rex DK, Cohen LN, Pelham RW.  Split-dose bowel cleansing and clinical considerations of sedation prior to colonoscopy.  Gastro and Endoscopy News 2011;62:Suppl 1-8.
  7. Di Palma JA, Farraye FA.  Crohn's Disease:  The first visit.  Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2011;7(3):163-169.
  8. Di Palma JA.  Introducing Comprehensive Non-Surgical Anorectal Care to the Gastroenterologist Fellowship Training Curriculum:  The University of South Alabama Experience.  Practical Gastroenterology 2011;35:31-36.
  9. Henderson PK, Di Palma JA.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  A Changing Clinical Paradigm.  Southern Medical Journal 2011;104(3):195-199.
  10. Voelkel JP, Di Palma JA.  Deep enteroscopy.  Southern Medical Journal 2010;103:1045-1048.
  11. Corlew-Roath M, Di Palma JA.  Clinical impact of identifying lactose maldigestion or fructose malabsorption in irritable bowel syndrome or other conditions.  Southern Medical Journal 2009;102;1010-1012.
  12. Hooks SB, Rutland TJ, Di Palma JA.  Does lubiprostone decrease gastric and small bowel transit time and improve visualization of small bowel with capsule endoscopy?  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;70;942-6.
  13. Rex DK, Deenadayalu VP, Eid E, et al (Di Palma JA).  Endoscopist directed administration of propofol: A world-wide safety experience.  Gastroenterology 2009;137:1229-1237.
  14. Di Palma JA, Rodriguez R, McGowan J, Cleveland MvB.  Safety and efficacy evaluation of a new sulfate colon cleansing preparation for colonoscopy.  Am J Gastroenterology 2009;104:2275-2284.
  15. Di Palma JA, Cleveland MvB, McGowan J, Herrera JL.  A comparison of polyethylene glycol laxative and placebo for relief of constipation from constipating medications.  Southern Medical Journal 2007;100(11):1-6.
  16. Farmer WF, Di Palma JA.  Clinical applications of capsule endoscopy.  Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007;1(1):47-51.
  17. Barnett CB, Di Palma JA, Olden KW.  Capsule endoscopy: Impact on patient management.  Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007;3:124-126.
  18. Clark LE, Di Palma JA.  Safety issues regarding colon cleansing for diagnostic and surgical procedures.  Drug Safety 2004;27:1235-1242.
  19. Barnett CB, Di Palma JA.  Foodborne Illness:  Seafood intoxication.  Practical Gastroenterology 2004;28:58-62.
  20. Adeniji OA, Barnett CB, Di Palma JA.  Durability of the irritable bowel syndrome diagnosis based on clinical criteria.  Dig Dis Sci 2004;20:1-3.
  21. Di Palma JA.  Current treatment options for chronic constipation.  Rev Gastroenterol Dis 2004;4:S1-9.
  22. Di Palma JA, Wolff BG, Meagher AJ, Cleveland MvB.  Comparison of reduced volume versus 4L sulfate-free electrolyte lavage solution for colon cleansing.  Am J Gastroenterology 2003;98:2187-91.
  23. Di Palma JA.  How to improve your first impression: A front end services work group.  Praxis 2002; Oct/Nov:21-23.
  24. Di Palma AM, Di Palma JA. Polyethylene glycol laxative: A new option for constipation.  Today's Therapeutic Trends 2002;20:59-67.
  25. Wilkes JM, Di Palma JA.  Chronic diarrhea:  Differential diagnosis and management.  Consultant 2001;41(Jan):53-57.
  26. Ashurst A, Di Palma JA.  A patient's guide to preventive services.  Advance for Physician's Assistants 2000;8:45-47.
  27. Di Palma JA, Smith JR, Cleveland MvB.  Overnight efficacy of polyethylene glycol laxative.  Am J Gastroenterology 2002;97:1776-1779.
  28. Di Palma JA.  Management of severe GERD.  J Clin Gastroenterology 2001;32:19-26.
  29. Di Palma JA.  Time Management.  GI Clinical Practice Efficiencies Survival Guide with a Special Focus on Clinical Academic Practices.  V. Reeves-Darby, R.K. Zetterman (eds).  American College of Gastroenterology, Alexandria, VA 1999, pp. 1-12.
  30. Di Palma AM, Di Palma JA.  Pharmacology Update:  New perspectives on constipation - A Clinician's viewpoint.  Pract Gastroenterol 1999;28:20-41.
  31. Di Palma JA, MacRae DH, Reichelderfer M, et al.  Braintree polyethylene glycol (PEG) laxative for ambulatory and long-term care facility constipation patients:  report of randomized, cross-over trials.  On-Line Journal of Digestive Health, April 1999.
  32. Di Palma JA.  Images:  Organoaxil volvulus with parahiatal hernia and Cameron gastric fundal erosions anatomically confirmed by contrast radiography.  Online Journal of Digestive Health 1999, vol 2.
  33. Di Palma JA, DeRidder DH, Orlando RC, Kolts BE, Cleveland MvB.  A randomized placebo-controlled multicenter study of the safety and efficacy of a new polyethylene glycol laxative.  Am J Gastroenterol 2000-95:446-450.
  34. Bounds BC, Di Palma JA.  Tube and tubeless tests of pancreatic exocrine function.  Pract Gastroenterol 1999;28:23-28.
  35. Gremse DA, Nguyenduc GH, Sacks AL, Di Palma JA.  An evaluation of the role of irritable bowel syndrome and lactose maldigestion in recurrent abdominal pain in children.  South Med J 1999;92:778-81.
  36. Benson CC, Di Palma JA.  Pneumatosis and Endometriosis.  In:  Clinical Practice of Gastroenterology.  LJ Brandt (ed), Current Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1998, pp. 739-746.


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