Endashaw M. Omer, M.D., MPH

Endashaw M. Omer, M.D., MPH

Endashaw M. Omer, M.D., MPH

  • Associate 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
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS); Pancreatic Disorders; Enteral Access; Gastroenterology


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology
  • National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists

Education and Training

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

Featured Publications

  • Suliman S, McClave SA, Taylor BE, Patel J, Omer E, Martindale RG. Barriers to nutrition therapy in the critically ill patient with COVID-19. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2022 May;46(4):805-816. doi: 10.1002/jpen.2263. Epub 2021 Oct 26. PMID: 34486137; PMCID: PMC8646569.
  • Fasullo M, Omer E, Kaspar M. Sarcopenia in Chronic Pancreatitis - Prevalence, Diagnosis, Mechanisms and Potential Therapies. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2022 Apr;24(4):53-63. doi: 10.1007/s11894-022-00837-6. PMID: 35167003.
  • Abell TL, Kedar A, Stocker A, Beatty K, McElmurray L, Hughes M, Rashed H, Kennedy W, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Yang X, Fraig M, Gobejishvili L, Omer E, Miller E, Griswold M, Pinkston C. Correction to: Pathophysiology of Gastroparesis Syndromes Includes Anatomic and Physiologic Abnormalities. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 May;66(5):1765. doi: 10.1007/s10620-020-06374-4. Erratum for: Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Apr;66(4):1127-1141. PMID: 32514641.
  • McClave SA, Omer E. Point-Counterpoint: Indirect Calorimetry Is not Necessary for Optimal Nutrition Therapy in Critical Illness. Nutr Clin Pract. 2021 Apr;36(2):268-274. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10657. Epub 2021 Mar 26. PMID: 33769598.
  • Abell TL, Kedar A, Stocker A, Beatty K, McElmurray L, Hughes M, Rashed H, Kennedy W, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Yang X, Fraig M, Gobejishvili L, Omer E, Miller E, Griswold M, Pinkston C. Pathophysiology of Gastroparesis Syndromes Includes Anatomic and Physiologic Abnormalities. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Apr;66(4):1127-1141. doi: 10.1007/s10620-020-06259-6. Epub 2020 Apr 23. Erratum in: Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Jun 8;: PMID: 32328893.
  • Gala K, Desai V, Liu N, Omer EM, McClave SA. How to Increase Muscle Mass in Critically Ill Patients: Lessons Learned from Athletes and Bodybuilders. Curr Nutr Rep. 2020 Dec;9(4):369-380. doi: 10.1007/s13668-020-00334-0. PMID: 33098051.
  • Bhatti S, Alghamdi M, Omer E. Brunner's Gland Hyperplasia: A Massive Duodenal Lesion. Cureus. 2020 Apr 4;12(4):e7542. doi: 10.7759/cureus.7542. PMID: 32377490; PMCID: PMC7198079.
  • 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. 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: 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000617. 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. PMID: 31850666.