Researcher’s Profile


Charles J. Lightdale, MD


Current research is focussed on Barrett's esophagus. Targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis. Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. Blood tests and biopsy tests for early detection of esophageal cancer. Prevention of esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus.

Research Statement: 

Gastrointestinal cancer: prevention, early detection, endoscopic treatment. Endscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging. Barrett's esophagus: confocal endomicroscopy, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal rsection