Vanessa M. Shami, M.D. is Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She completed her gastrointestinal fellowship at the University of Virginia, and her interventional training at the University of Chicago. She served as a Councillor for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and is actively involved in national education in endoscopy. Her interests include Barrett’s ablation, upper and lower endoscopic mucosal resection, GI oncology, as well as pancreaticobiliary medicine. An essential component of her practice includes screening and surveillance of colon, pancreatic, duodenal and esophageal cancers, as well as the endoscopic treatment/ resection of early neoplasms of the GI tract.