Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology), UCSF
1. Intestinal tissue as a site of disease pathogenesis. One major area of research relates to HIV, answering questions about the HIV reservoir, efforts to cure and address inflammation, and targeted interventions to modulate the microbiota. Multidisciplinary approaches employed include development of organoid models, isolation of epithelial cells/lymphocytes/microbiota, and interventional trials such as fecal transplant to reduce systemic inflammation. Similar methods are also used to study inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.
2. Precision population health by improving colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Somsouk's research program is supported by the CDC, in collaboration with the SF Department of Public Health, to examine how patient panel management can be employed to improve uptake of colorectal cancer screening and improve other health behaviors and conditions in the safety-net. Time series and randomized interventions are employed along with mathematical simulation models to identify barriers and best practices for colorectal cancer screening.
3. ProLog. Dr. Somsouk is leading product development of a documentation platform for trainees reqtauires technical skills e.g., endoscopists, surgeons. Mobile platform tracks performance, generates progress reports, and informs stakeholders of breadth and volume of procedures.
Pomona College, Claremont, CA, BA, 1993-1997, Chemistry
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, 1997-2002, Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, Residency, 2002-2005, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Fellowship, 2005-2008, Gastroenterology
University of California, San Francisco, CA, MAS, 2006-2008, Epidemiology and Biostatistics