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Robert J. Richards


Dr. Robert J. Richards

Stony Brook University, USA


E-mail: Robert.richards@stonybrook.edu

Qualifications


1993 –1994 M.Sc., Health Policy, Harvard University

1991 – 1993 M.S., Clinical Research Design, University of Michigan

1978 – 1982 M.D., Medicine, New York Medical College

1976 – 1978 Medicine, University of Padova

1971 – 1975 B.S., Fordham University, Biology

Publications (Selected)

  1. Zin H, Liang Z, Barish M, Pickhardt P, You J, Wang S, Fan Y, Richards R, Posniak E, Cohen H. Increasing Computer-Aided Detection Specificity by Projection Features for CT Colonography. Medical Physics. 2010.
  2. Richards RJ, Crystal S. The Frequency of Early Repeat Tests after Colonoscopy in Elderly Medicare Recipients. Dig Dis Sci 2010; 55:421.
  3. Harris M, Richards RJ. First Case of Adalimumab Induced Psoriasis in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease. Am J Gastro 2009: 104:792.
  4. Buscaglia J, Harris M, Richards RJ. Predictors of Pancreatic Stent Failure. J Pancreas (Online) 2009 Sep 4; 10(5):496-500.
  5. Richards RJ, Chokhavatia S, Sterling M. Early repeat colonoscopy is associated with poor quality of the intial test. Am J Gastroenterology 2003; 98:S113-14.
  6. Richards RJ, Reker D. Racial Differences in Use of Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Barium Enema in Medicare Beneficiaries. Dig Dis Sci 2002:47: 2715-2719.
  7. Richards RJ, Hammitt JK. Timing of prophylactic surgery in prevention of diverticulitis Recurrence: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Dig Dis Sci 2002: 47: 1903-1908.
  8. Weston AP, Banerjee, SK, Sharma P, Tran TM, Richards RJ, Cherian R. p53 Protein Over Expression in Low Grade Dysplasia (LGD) in Barrett’s Esophagus: Immunohistochemical Marker Predictive of Progression. Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96:1355-62.
  9. Weston AP, Sharma P, Topalovski M, Richards RJ, Cherian R, Dixon A. Long-term follow-up of Barrett’s high-grade dysplasia. Am J Gastroenterol 2000;95:1888-93.
  10. Minocha A; Richards RJ. Pneumothorax complicating diagnostic upper endoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol 1999 Aug;94(8):2323.
  11. Minocha A, Mesiya SA, Raczkowski CA, Richards RJ. Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Have an Increased Prevalence of Prior Appendectomy. Southern Med Journal 1999;92:41-43.
  12. Richards RJ, Hamwi Y, Rodriguez PS. Intestinal tuberculosis with associated coloduodenal fistula. Clinical Infectious Diseases 1998;26:761‑2.
  13. Richards RJ, Minocha A. Comparison of the relative diagnostic value of the ascitic-fluid-to-serum ratio of bilirubin to the serum-ascites albumin gradient. Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:2307-08.
  14. Richards RJ, Minocha A. Does variceal size matter: how best to see to believe. Am J Gastroenterol 1997:92:536‑7.
  15. Richards RJ, Minocha A. Screening interval for colorectal cancer with colonoscopy: the long and short of it. Am J Gastroenterol 1997:92:904‑905.
  16. Richards RJ. Using threshold analysis to improve medical decisions. Hospital Practice 1997:32;15‑26.
  17. Minocha A, Raczkowski C, Richards RJ. Is a history of tonsillectomy associated with a decreased risk of Helicobacter pylori infection? J Clin Gastroenterol 1997;25:580‑582.
  18. Minocha A, Richards RJ. The Black Esophagus. Am J Gastroenterol 1996;91:1470.
  19. Richards RJ, Hammitt JK, Tsevat J. Finding the optimal multiple test strategy using a method analogous to logistic regression: the diagnosis of hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson's disease). Medical Decision Making 1996;16:367‑379.
  20. Richards RJ. Interpreting Decision Analysis Models of Cost‑Effectiveness. Respiratory Care 1994;39:959‑960.
  21. Richards RJ, Taubin H, Wasson D. Gallbladder Agenesis in Symptomatic Adults. A Case and Review of the Literature. J Clin Gastroenterol 1993;16:231‑233.
  22. Minocha A, Richards RJ. Sengstaken‑Blakemore Tube for Control of Massive Bleeding from Gastric Varices in Hiatal Hernia. J Clin Gastroenterol 1992;14:36‑38.
  23. Minocha A, Richards RJ. Pneumomediastinum as a Complication of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. J Emer Med 1991; 9:325‑29.
  24. Richards RJ, Donica MB, Grayer D. Can the Blood Urea Nitrogen/Creatinine Ratio Distinguish Upper from Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding? J Clin Gastroenterol 1990; 12:500‑4.
  25. Richards RJ, Grayer D. Actinomycosis: A Rare Cause of Vesico‑colic Fistula. Am J Gastroenterol 1989; 84:677‑9.