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profileJavier Andres Villafuerte Galvez, M.D.

TitleInstructor in Medicine
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Division of Hem/Onc Rabb 430
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/667-2100
Fax617/667-3915
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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, PeruMD03/2011Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA09/2013Research Fellowship in Gastroenterology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA09/2016Internal Medicine
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2016"Nuestras Estrellas" Award for Advancing the Care of Latino Patients

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Research interests: Inflammation and infection in the Gastrointestinal Tract, Health and Research Disparities


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  1. Villafuerte Gálvez JA, Kelly CP. Bezlotoxumab: anti-toxin B monoclonal antibody to prevent recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul; 11(7):611-622. PMID: 28636484.
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  2. Kabbani TA, Pallav K, Dowd SE, Villafuerte-Galvez J, Vanga RR, Castillo NE, Hansen J, Dennis M, Leffler DA, Kelly CP. Prospective randomized controlled study on the effects of Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 and amoxicillin-clavulanate or the combination on the gut microbiota of healthy volunteers. Gut Microbes. 2017 Jan 02; 8(1):17-32. PMID: 27973989.
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  3. Patel I, Wungjiranirun M, Theethira T, Villafuerte-Galvez J, Castillo N, Akbari M, Alonso CD, Leffler DA, Kelly CP. Lack of adherence to SHEA-IDSA treatment guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection is associated with increased mortality. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Feb; 72(2):574-581. PMID: 28115504.
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  4. Villafuerte-Galvez J, Vanga RR, Dennis M, Hansen J, Leffler DA, Kelly CP, Mukherjee R. Factors governing long-term adherence to a gluten-free diet in adult patients with coeliac disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Sep; 42(6):753-60. PMID: 26206401.
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  5. Castillo NE, Vanga RR, Theethira TG, Rubio-Tapia A, Murray JA, Villafuerte J, Bonder A, Mukherjee R, Hansen J, Dennis M, Kelly CP, Leffler DA. Prevalence of abnormal liver function tests in celiac disease and the effect of a gluten-free diet in the US population. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Aug; 110(8):1216-22. PMID: 26150087.
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  6. Gashin L, Villafuerte-Galvez J, Leffler DA, Obuch J, Cheifetz AS. Utility of CT in the emergency department in patients with ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Apr; 21(4):793-800. PMID: 25742397.
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  7. Pallav K, Dowd SE, Villafuerte J, Yang X, Kabbani T, Hansen J, Dennis M, Leffler DA, Newburg DS, Kelly CP. Effects of polysaccharopeptide from Trametes versicolor and amoxicillin on the gut microbiome of healthy volunteers: a randomized clinical trial. Gut Microbes. 2014 Jul 01; 5(4):458-67. PMID: 25006989.
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  8. Kabbani TA, Vanga RR, Leffler DA, Villafuerte-Galvez J, Pallav K, Hansen J, Mukherjee R, Dennis M, Kelly CP. Celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity? An approach to clinical differential diagnosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 May; 109(5):741-6; quiz 747. PMID: 24619056.
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  9. Kabbani TA, Kelly CP, Betensky RA, Hansen J, Pallav K, Villafuerte-Gálvez JA, Vanga R, Mukherjee R, Novero A, Dennis M, Leffler DA. Patients with celiac disease have a lower prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2013 May; 144(5):912-917.e1. PMID: 23354016; PMCID: PMC3755346.
  10. Villafuerte-Gálvez J, Sotelo-Olivera MI, Cok J, Piscoya-Rivera A, Huerta-Mercado J. Colonoscopic findings in Peruvian patients with chronic diarrhea. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e46690. PMID: 23094029; PMCID: PMC3475687.
  11. Machicado JD, Villafuerte-Galvez J, Marcos LA. Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome in South America. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jan; 11(1):102. PMID: 22902775.
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  12. Peña-Oscuvilca A, Saldaña-Gastulo JJ, Villafuerte-Gálvez J, Paz-Marchena A, Alvarado-Gamarra AG. [Considering scientific publications for the entry to the medical residency in Peru]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2010 Oct-Dec; 27(4):650-2. PMID: 21308211.
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  13. Villafuerte-Gálvez J. [Impact of direct link to full-text articles from gastroenterological journals in PubMed]. Rev Gastroenterol Peru. 2009 Jan-Mar; 29(1):75-6. PMID: 19424413.
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  14. Villafuerte-Galvez J, Curioso WH, Miranda JJ. The role of medical students in the fight to control neglected tropical diseases: a view from Peru. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 Sep 24; 2(9):e292. PMID: 18836555; PMCID: PMC2561065.
  15. Villafuerte-Galvez J, Curioso WH. Teaching global health at the frontlines. A multidisciplinary course in Peru presents basic concepts to students. PLoS Med. 2007 Jun; 4(6):e130. PMID: 17550301; PMCID: PMC1885452.
  16. Villafuerte-Gálvez J, Curioso WH, Gayoso O. Biomedical journals and global poverty: is HINARI a step backwards? PLoS Med. 2007 Jun; 4(6):e220. PMID: 17594171; PMCID: PMC1896213.
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