Originally from Indiana, he joined IU Health Physicians in August 2014. He completed his medical degree at Wake Forest University. Dr. Easler continued his education by completing an internal medicine residency from the University of Pennsylvania, a gastroenterology fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh, and an advanced gastroenterology endoscopy fellowship from Washington University. He performs ERCP and EUS procedures at IU Health University Hospital and the VA Hospital.
Dr. El Hajj is originally from Lebanon. He received his Medical Doctor (MD) diploma from Sfax Faculty of Medicine, and his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the American University of Beirut. His medical training includes residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Indiana University, and fellowship in Interventional Endoscopy at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. El Hajj joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Indiana University in August 2014, where he serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. El Hajj is an active member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association. His research interests include diagnosis and staging of GI malignancies, and advanced imaging techniques. He has presented at national meetings and serves as a reviewer for several journals in gastroenterology.
Dr. Fogel is a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After obtaining his Masters of Science degree in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto, he completed medical school, Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the same institution. Dr. Fogel did a third-tier fellowship in Therapeutic ERCP and Sphincter of Oddi manometry in 1996 at Indiana University Medical Center under the guidance of Drs. Lehman and Sherman. He joined the GI faculty the following year, and currently he is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University. His patient care special interests include endoscopic management of idiopathic pancreatitis and prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis. He has presented his findings at numerous national meetings. Dr. Fogel is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and American College of Gastroenterology. In addition, he is on the journal review committees of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, and of several other leading journals in his field.
Dr. Lehman is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training was obtained at Duke University and Indiana University. Dr. Lehman is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology and is in charge of Clinical Affairs for the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the Indiana University Medical Center. His research interests center on diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP, Sphincter of Oddi manometry, and gastroesophageal reflux. He is active in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a past member of its governing board. Dr. Lehman served as the Associate Editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy from 1992-1997. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal Endoscopy. In addition, he is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has numerous publications. Dr. Lehman is the 1996 recipient of the Rudolf Schindler Award presented by the ASGE.
Lee McHenry, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Spring Mill Medicine Clinics, Carmel, Indiana, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology
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Dr. McHenry is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburg Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. McHenry performed his gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and advanced on to a fellowship in Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy at the Medical College of Virginia. He advanced through the faculty ranks at the Medical College of Virginia and moved to Indiana University in 2002. Since being at Indiana University, he has continued his studies of pancreaticobiliary diseases with focus on the interface of endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP in the evaluation of patients with pancreaticobiliary cancer, bile duct stones, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreaticobiliary pain. In addition, he has an active general gastroenterology practice at the Indiana University Health-Spring Mill Clinic in Carmel, Indiana, where he serves as Medical Director of the clinics. Dr. McHenry is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Sherman is a native of New York City. He went to medical school at Washington University and did his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Following his Gastroenterology training at UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Sherman did a third-tier fellowship in therapeutic ERCP and Sphincter of Oddi manometry at Indiana University Medical Center. He then served as the Director of Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman returned to Indiana University Medical Center in October, 1992, and was made Director of the ERCP service in July, 1995. Currently, he is Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Indiana University Medical Center. He is a recognized authority on the application of ERCP to diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree lecturing nationally and internationally. Dr. Sherman is at the forefront of endoscopic research in the pancreaticobiliary tree and is widely published in this area. He is on the Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the leading journal in his field.
Dr. Watkins graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1981. His postgraduate training, including a GI Fellowship, was obtained at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Following his fellowship, he served as an Instructor in Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois. He later served as an Associate Professor of Medicine (CHS), University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he was Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy and ERCP. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and is a member of the American Gastrointestinal Association, American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He is active in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a past member of the National Informatics Committee. He joined the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the Indiana University Medical Center in 2000, and is currently the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University. His research interests include Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP and Sphincter of Oddi Manometry.
Lois Bucksot, RN, BSN
ERCP Nurse Coordinator Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Lois Bucksot is a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing. She joined the staff of Indiana University Hospital upon graduation in 1975, working as a staff nurse on a gastroenterology medical unit. She joined the Division of Gastroenterology in 1981, working as a research nurse and as a general endoscopy nurse. Ms. Bucksot is the ERCP Nurse Manager having spent the past eight years working with the ERCP team to develop the ERCP Program at Indiana University Medical Center. The unit performs more than 2000 ERCPs annually, which has allowed Ms. Bucksot to gain vast experience in assisting with therapeutic ERCP including Sphincter of Oddi manometry. Additionally, she has worked with device manufacturers in designing and evaluating instrumentation for ERCP.