Robert Kavitt
Section of Gastroenterology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BA2002Brandeis UniversityBiology
MD2006The University of Chicago 
Residency2009The University of ChicagoInternal Medicine
Fellowship2012Vanderbilt UniversityGastroenterology
MPH2012Vanderbilt UniversityPublic Health

Academic Interests

Dr. Kavitt is a gastroenterologist with expertise in esophageal disorders and serves as the Medical Director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases. His academic interests include therapeutic options for eosinophilic esophagitis and assessment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Clinical Interests

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Esophageal motility disorders, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Achalasia, Dysphagia

Representative Publications

  1. Kavitt RT, Vaezi MF. Gastroesophageal Reflux Laryngitis. In: The Esophagus, 5th edition, Richter and Castell (ed), Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
  2. Saritas Yuksel E, Higginbotham T, Slaughter JC, Mabary J, Kavitt RT, Garrett CG, Vaezi MF. Use of Direct, Endoscopic-Guided Measurements of Mucosal Impedance in Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 May 27.
  3. Kavitt RT, Rubin DT. Novel Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening: CT Colonography and Beyond. In: Early Detection and Prevention in Colorectal Cancer, Kim (ed), Slack Inc, 2009.
  4. Kavitt RT, Yang VL, Jensen DM. Cerebral Edema and Hyperammonemia after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement in a Cirrhotic Patient. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 April; 6(9): 1054-1056.
  5. Rubin DT, Kavitt RT. Surveillance for Cancer and Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2006 Sep; 35(3): 581-604.

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