Endashaw M. Omer, M.D., MPH

Endashaw M. Omer, M.D., MPH

Endashaw M. Omer, M.D., MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Endoscopy
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-6991 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Gastroenterology; Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS); Pancreatic Disorders; Enteral Access


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Gondar College of Medical Sciences
  • Residency: MedStar Harbor Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville
  • MPH: Addis Ababa University

Featured Publications

  • McClave SA, Omer E. Clinical nutrition for the gastroenterologist: the physiologic rationale for providing early nutritional therapy to the hospitalized patient. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2020 Mar;36(2):118-121. doi: 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000618. PubMed PMID: 31990710.
  • McClave SA, Omer E. Clinical nutrition for the gastroenterologist: bedside strategies for feeding the hospitalized patient. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2020 Mar;36(2):122-128. doi: 0.1097/MOG.0000000000000617. PubMed PMID: 31895701.
  • Alkhateeb K, Lee BB, Alatassi H, Sanders MA, Omer EM, McClave SA, Fraig M. Comparison between two types of needles for Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine aspiration biopsy of pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal masses. Diagn Cytopathol. 2020 Mar;48(3):197-202. doi: 10.1002/dc.24361. Epub 2019 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 31850666.
  • O'Brien SJ, Omer E. Chronic Pancreatitis and Nutrition Therapy. Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Oct;34 Suppl 1:S13-S26. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10379. Review. PubMed PMID: 31535736.
  • Shah N, Rocha JP, Bhutiani N, Endashaw O. Nonalcoholic Fatty Pancreas Disease. Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Oct;34 Suppl 1:S49-S56. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10397. Review. PubMed PMID: 31535735.
  • McKenzie P, Stocker A, Du P, Lahr C, Cheng LK, McElmurray L, Kedar A, Boatright B, Hassan H, Hughes M, Omer E, Bhandari B, Abell TL. The Effect of Gastric Electrical Stimulation on Small Bowel Motility in Patients With Gastroparesis and Concomitant Pancreatic and Small Bowel Dysfunction: From Animal Model to Human Application. Neuromodulation. 2019 Aug;22(6):723-729. doi: 10.1111/ner.12888. Epub 2018 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 30525253.
  • Omer E, Kedar A, Nagarajarao HS, Nikitina Y, Vedanarayanan V, Subramony C, Lahr CJ, Abell TL. Cajal Cell Counts are Important Predictors of Outcomes in Drug Refractory Gastroparesis Patients With Neurostimulation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 May/Jun;53(5):366-372. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001025. PubMed PMID: 29672439.
  • Abell TL, Kedar A, Stocker A, Beatty K, McElmurray L, Hughes M, Rashed H, Kennedy W, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Yang X, Fraig M, Omer E, Miller E, Griswold M, Pinkston C. Gastroparesis syndromes: Response to electrical stimulation. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Mar;31(3):e13534. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13534. Epub 2019 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 30706646.
  • Diamond SJ, Omer E, Kiraly L. In Search of the Ideal Promotility Agent: Optimal Use of Currently Available Promotility Agents for Nutrition Therapy of the Critically Ill Patient. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2017 Nov 16;19(12):63. doi: 10.1007/s11894-017-0604-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 29143891.
  • Omer E, Atassi H. The Microbiome That Shapes Us: Can It Cause Obesity? Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2017 Oct 27;19(12):59. doi: 10.1007/s11894-017-0600-y. Review. PubMed PMID: 29080046.