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Priyanka Kanth

Department of Internal Medicine
Huntsman Cancer Institute
United States of America


Dr. Priyanka Kanth received her Medical Degree from Kasturba Medical College in India. She obtained graduate training in Internal Medicine from St. Mary’s Hospital in the United Kingdom and the University of Connecticut in the United States. Dr. Kanth completed her fellowship in the specialty of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah, after which she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kanth specializes in the treatment, diagnosis, and continuing care of patients with esophageal disease, general gastrointestinal disorders, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Her research interests include the study of colon polyps, colon cancer, sessile serrated colon polyps, high-risk familial colon cancer, and dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kanth has received research and travel grants in support of her research work and has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Research Interest

Colonic Polyps Colon Cancer Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis


  • Kanth P, Go MF (2011). Squamous papilloma: an unusual esophageal entity. Endoscopy, 43 Suppl 2 UCTN, E405-6.

  • Kanth P, Fang J (2012). Cerebral air embolism: a complication of a bleeding atrioesophageal fistula. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 10(3), A22.

  • Jasperson KW, Kanth P, Kirchhoff AC, Huismann D, Gammon A, Kohlmann W, Burt RW, Samadder NJ (2013). Serrated polyposis: colonic phenotype, extracolonic features, and familial risk in a large cohort. Dis Colon Rectum, 56(11), 1211-6.

  • Delker DA, McGettigan BM, Kanth P, Pop S, Neklason DW, Bronner MP, Burt RW, Hagedorn CH (2014). RNA sequencing of sessile serrated colon polyps identifies differentially expressed genes and immunohistochemical markers. PLoS One, 9(2), e88367.

  • Kanth P, Bronner MP, Boucher KM, Burt RW, Neklason DW, Hagedorn CH, Delker DA (2016). Gene Signature in Sessile Serrated Polyps Identifies Colon Cancer Subtype. Cancer Prev Res (Phila), 9(6), 456-65.

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