Education & Training

Medical School

Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College


Internal Medicine

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston



  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology


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Academic Information

Director of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Service
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine


One Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

F. (573) 884-4595

Research Interests

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Fecal Microbiome Transplantation

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 - Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation award for IBD Visiting Fellowship to Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2015 - Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Arnold P Gold Foundation - Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Arnold P Gold Foundation, Gold Humanism Honor Society; Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015; University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas

Professional Membership

  • American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF); Advisory Committee (CMAC) Member; Chair, CCF Mid-Missouri Chapter


  • Emily Reznicek and Yezaz Ghouri.
    Do Probiotics Help in Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?
    Journal of Nutrition and Pathology, Journal Blog: September 2021
  • Nasim Parsa, Eric A Grisham, Courtney J Cockerell, Michelle L Matteson-Kome, Ramakrishna V Bysani, Sami Samiullah, Douglas L Nguyen, Veysel Tahan, Yezaz A Ghouri, Srinivas R Puli and Matthew L Bechtold
    Split-dose vs same-day bowel preparation for afternoon colonoscopies: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    World Journal of Meta-Analysis, Nov 2020.
  • Harleen Chela, Syed Bilal Pasha, Xiu-Feng Wan, Yezaz A Ghouri
    A Review on Medical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2020 Sept, (PubMed ID: 32876952).
  • Yezaz A Ghouri, Veysel Tahan, Bo Shen
    Secondary Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2020 July, (PubMed ID:  32821067).
  • Syed Bilal Pasha, Huda Fatima, Yezaz A Ghouri
    Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
    Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2020 April (PubMed ID: 32246874).
  • Ikenna Okereke, Catherine Hamilton, Gabriel Reep, Timothy Krill, Adam Booth, Yezaz Ghouri, Vikram Jala, Clark Andersen, Richard Pyles
    Microflora composition in the gastrointestinal tract in patients with Barrett’s esophagus; Journal of thoracic disease, 2019 Aug (PubMed ID: 31489224).
  • Ryan D Heath, Nasim Parsa, Michelle L Matteson-Kome, Victoria Buescher, Sami Samiullah, Douglas L Nguyen, Veysel Tahan, Yezaz A Ghouri, Srinivas R Puli, Matthew L Bechtold
    Use of music during colonoscopy: An updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    World Journal of Meta-Analysis, 2019 Nov.
  • Turse EPDailey FEGhouri YATahan V
    Fecal microbiota transplantation donation: the gift that keeps on giving.
    Current Opinions in Pharmacology, 2019 May (PubMed ID: 31085417).
  • Singh AGhouri Y, Shen B
    Ustekinumab as an Induction Agent for Crohn's Disease of the Pouch.
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2018 Apr (PubMed ID: 29668974).
  • Simoes CCGhouri YAMerwat SNStevenson HL.
    Budd-Chiari syndrome: a rare and life-threatening complication of Crohn's disease.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jan 17;2018, pii: bcr-2017-222946 (PubMed ID: 29348288).

Manuscript Publications

  • Emily Reznicek, Mohammad Arfeen, Bo Shen, Yezaz A Ghouri;
    Colorectal Dysplasia and Cancer Surveillance in Ulcerative Colitis
    Diseases, November 2021, (PMID: 34842672).
  • Taher Jamali, Yezaz Ghouri, Suimin Qiu, Sreeram Parupudi
    Endoscopic Management of A Rare Polypoid Arteriovenous Malformation of the Colon
    ACG Case Reports Journal, November 2021, (PMID: 34815980).
  • Zahid Ijaz Tarar, Muhammad Usman Zafar, Umer Farooq, Ghulam Ghous, Aysha Aslam, Faisal Inayat, Yezaz A Ghouri
    Burden of depression and anxiety among patients with inflammatory bowel disease: results of a nationwide analysis
    International Journal of Colorectal Diseases, November 2021, (PMID: 34731298).
  • Mahmoud M Mansour, Muhammad Mubarak, Harleen Chela, Yezaz A Ghouri
    Brain Abscesses in Crohn’s Disease as a Complication of Infliximab Therapy
    Cureus, June 2021, (PMID: 34262801).
  • Mahmoud M Mansour, Zachary D Smith, Yezaz Ghouri, Veysel Tahan
    Ulcerative Colitis with Concomitant Serrated Polyposis Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review
    Cureus, April 2021, (PMID: 34036009).

Book Chapters

  • Yezaz A Ghouri, Bo Shen
    Perianal inflammatory bowel diseases. Diagnosis and Management Guide for Ano-Rectal Disease: A Clinical Reference.
  • Yezaz A Ghouri, Gurinder Luthra
    Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and jejunostomy placement. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Gastroenterology- second edition.

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