David R. Lichtenstein, MD

Associate Professor


Undergraduate Education

1981 University of Pennsylvania

Medical School

1985 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

Internships and Residencies:

1985-1986 Intern in Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
1986-1988 Resident in Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
1990-1991 Chief Resident, Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

Clinical and Research Fellowships:
1988-1990 Fellow in Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
1991-1992 Interventional Endoscopy Fellow, Duke University Medical Center
1992-1993 Advanced pancreaticobiliary endoscopy training, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

General field of research:


Affiliations other than medicine:

Director of Endoscopy, Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center

Staff physician, Gastroenterology, Boston VA Medical Center

Staff physician, Section of Gastroenterology, Quincy Medical Center

Contact information:

85 East Concord Street, Suite 7717

Phone: (617)-638 6525

Fax: (617)-414 2433



Pancreas; Biliary; Endoscopy; ERCP; Gastrointestinal disorder; GERD

Summary of research interest:

Dr. Lichtenstein is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopy at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine. He also has staff appointments in the section of Gastroenterology at Boston VA Medical Centers in Jamaica Plains and West Roxbury, Massachusetts and Quincy Medical Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. 

The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Lichtenstein has been included in several Who’s Who directories and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Doctors in America database, Guide toAmerica’s Top Doctors, and Boston Magazine’s “Best Doctors of Boston”. He has served on the Research, Standards of Practice, International, and Web Application Committees for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). His professional society memberships include the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and theAmerican College of Gastroenterology, among others. Dr. Lichtenstein is a past President of the New England Endoscopy Society. In 2008, he chaired the ERCP Section of the ASGE’s Annual Scientific Program for Digestive Disease Week.

Dr. Lichtenstein is an invited speaker for numerous GI grand rounds symposia, continuing medical education programs, and national and international professional society meetings. He has served as ad hoc reviewer for more than 10 prominent peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Lichtenstein is the author or coauthor of more than 150 original research reports, letters, editorials, book reviews, book chapters, abstracts, and nonprint material. His areas of research interest include the clinical application of gastrointestinal endoscopy and development of new instrumentation, and the study of pancreaticobiliary and acid-peptic disorders.

Recent publications:

Tham TCK, eds.  Acute Pancreatitis.. Gastrointestinal Emergencies, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell. Chapter 22, 2009:123-33.

Role of endoscopy in the management of GERD. Gastrointestinal Endosc 2007; 66:219-224.

Renewal of and proctoring for endoscopic privileges. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008; 67:10-6.

Infection control during GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008; 67:781-90.

Antibiotic prophylaxis for GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2008; 67:791-98.

Sedation and anesthesia in GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc 2008; 68:815-826.

Position statement on routine laboratory testing before endoscopic procedures. Gastrointest Endosc 2008; 68:827-832.

Role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient. Gastrointest Endosc 2008;68:1-10.