Education & Training

Medical School

Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College


Internal Medicine

  • University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston



  • Driscoll Childrens Hospital


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


  • 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).

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.

Media Outreach

  • November 2020: Newspaper article contribution, sleep apnea linked to critical changes in the gut microbiome, by Zoe Sloan Hormell, The Missourian, URL:
  • September 2020: Online health magazine article contribution, ‘The Best 6 Antacids of 2020’, by Sarah Bradley, URL:
  • May 2020: Participated in organizing virtual camp Oasis for the year 2020, online presentation, ‘transition of care from pediatric to adult GI’.
  • April 2020: Online webinar for Crohn’s and colitis foundation, COVID-19 and IBD- what patients and caregivers need to know.
  • March 2020: Radio interview on KXEO radio- prevention and screening for colon cancer during the colon cancer awareness month.
  • March 2020: Radio interview on KRMS radio- prevention and screening for colon cancer during the colon cancer awareness month.
  • November 2019: Teaching instructor for endoscopic mucosal resection of polyps and clip closures at the 8th Annual GI Animal Endoscopy Simulation Lab; University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO.
  • November 2019: Organizing Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Mid-Missouri Chapter educational event at Columbia, Missouri.
  • August 2019: Volunteered at Camp Oasis organized by Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation for Children with IBD, Camp Staff Physician.
  • March 2019: Oral presentation and talk about colon cancer awareness at Village of Bedford Walk retirement community.
  • February 2019: Radio interview on KXEO radio: educating local community in Mid-Missouri area about colon cancer prevalence and screening.

Find a complete list of Dr. Ghouri's publications