Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD

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Interventional Endoscopy

Drs. Jeffrey Tokar and and Stephen Heller explain the benefits of interventional endoscopy. (1 min. 30  sec.)

Gastroenterologists Jeffrey Tokar and and Stephen Heller explain the benefits of interventional endoscopy. (1 min. 30  sec.)

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Dr. Jeffrey L Tokar, MD

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Clinical Expertise:

General Gastroenterology;  Endoscopic Ultrasound; Small-Bowel Endoscopy; Risk Assessment


American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Medical Education

State University of New York at Syracuse School of Medicine, Syracuse, N.Y., 1997


Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia Health System, Digestive Health Center of Excellence, Charlottesville, Va.;

Interventional Endoscopy, University of Virginia Health System, Digestive Health Center of Excellence, Charlottesville, Va.

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America® 2013, 2014

Research Interests

Pancreatic cysts; endoscopic oncology (endoscopic diagnosis, evaluation, treatment of gastrointestinal neoplasms); small bowel enteroscopy


  1.  Tokar JL, Allen JI, Kochman ML. “Getting to Zero: Reducing the Risk for Duodenoscope-Related Infections”. Ann Intern Med. 2015. PMID 26390309
  2. Lieberman D, Brill J, Canto M, DeMarco D, Fennerty B, Gupta N, Laine L, Lightdale C, Montgomery E, Odze R, Rex D, Sharma P, Kochman M, Tokar J. “Management of Diminutive Colon Polyps Based on Endoluminal Imaging”. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015. PMID26192139.
  3. Tokar JL. Gastric Carcinoids: Ask-The-Expert, ASGE Connection, June 2015; 3(2):1-7.
  4. Wani S, Wallace MB, Pike IM, Adler DG, Kochman ML, Lieb JG 2nd, Park WG, Rizk ML, Sawhney MS, Shaheen NJ, Tokar JL. Quality indicators for EUS. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2015; 110(1):102-13.
  5. Chen KT, Kim PD, Jones KA, Devarajan K, Patel BB, Hoffman JP, Ehya H, Huang M, Watson JC, Tokar JL, Yeung AT. Potential prognostic biomarkers of pancreatic cancer. Pancreas. 2014 Jan;43(1):22-7. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0b013e3182a6867e
  6. Konda V, Banarjee S, Barth BA, Bhat YM, Chauhan SS, Gottlieb KT, Maple JT, Murad FM, Pfau PR, Pleskow DK, Siddiqui UD, Tokar JL, Wang A, Rodriguez SA. “Enhanced imaging in the GI tract: spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography.” ASGE Technology Committee. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2013 Oct; 78(4):568-73. PMID 24054739.
  7. Tokar JL, Walia R. “Diagnostic evaluation of solid pancreatic masses.” Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2013 Oct;15(10):347. PMID 23996593.
  8. Prasad Kerlin M, Tokar JL. “Acute gastrointestinal bleeding.” Ann Intern Med 2013 Aug 6;159(3):ITC2-1. PMID 23922080.
  9. Tokar JL, Barth BA, Banerjee S, Chauhan SS, Gottlieb KT, Konda V, Maple JT, Murad FM, Pfau PR, Pleskow DK, Siddiqui UD, , Wang A, Rodriguez SA. ASGE Technology Committee. “Electrosurgical generators.” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2013 Aug;78(2):197-208. PMID 23867369.
  10. Verrengia MA and Tokar JL. ‘Post-colonoscopy Decision Making: The Guidelines and Beyond.’ In: Core Concepts in Colonoscopy. Slack, Inc. 2013. [Book Chapter]
  11. Tokar JL.  Chapter 14: ‘The Future of Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy”.  In: Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Douglas G. Adler (Editor). Slack, Inc. 2012; pp 219-234. ISBN 978-1-61711-028-3. [Book Chapter]
  12. Endoscopic Management of Small Bowel Bleeding and Tumors.  Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2012.  Guest Editor for Series: Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD.  Editor-in-Chief: Michael Kochman, MD.  Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 81-128 (April 2012). Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
  13. Siddiqui AA, Chaaya A, Shelton C, Marmion J, Kowalski TE, Loren DE, Heller SJ, Haluszka O, Adler DG, Tokar JL. Utility of the short double-balloon enteroscope to perform pancreaticobiliary interventions in patients with surgically altered anatomy in a US multicenter study. Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Sept 14.
  14. Baron TH, Song LM, Ross A, Tokar JL, Irani S, Kozarek RA. Use of an over-the-scope clipping device: multicenter retrospective results of the first U.S. experience (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Jul;76(1):202-8.
  15. Hegde S, Haluszka O, Tokar JL. “The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Gastric Cancer” in Endoscopic Ultrasound [Hardcover].  Shami VM and Kahaleh M, ed. Humana Press, 1st Edition. 2010.  Page 227-247. [Book Chapter]