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Dr. Zafar Zamir

Gastroenterologist

President of the Medical Staff-RWJUH Hamilton

Specialty Interests:

Dr. Zamir is proficient in Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, biliary procedures including ERCP sphincterotomy, stenting, 24 hr pH Study and Esophageal Manometry. He also specializes in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Swallowing Disorders, Barrett’s Esophagus, Motility Disorders of the Esophagus, Colon and Rectal Cancer screening, diagnosis and management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary (gallbladder) and Pancreatic Disorders.

Board Certification:
Gastroenterology

Degree:
MBBS, MD, FACG

Advanced Training:
Internal Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital, Chicago Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Memberships:
Member of American College of Gastroenterology Member of American Gastroenterology Association Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology

Professional Highlights:

President of the Medical Staff-RWJUH Hamilton May 2017 to Present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-Rutgers
America’s Top Physician 2006
America’s Top Physician 2008
America’s Top Gastroenterologists
2007 America’s Top Gastroenterologists
2008 Vice Chairman of Department of Medicine, RWJUH Hamilton 2007 to 2013
Chairman of the Department of Medicine, RWJUHl Hamilton, 2013 to April 2017
Secretary-Treasurer, RWJUH Hamilton, 2014 to Present
Chairman of TPN Taskforce, RWJUH Hamilton 2004 to 2013
Chairman Peer Review Committee, RWJUH Hamilton 2002 to 2013
ICU Committee, RWJUH Hamilton 2005 to present
Member of Bariatric Surgery Taskforce, RWJUH Hamilton
Medical Director, Hamilton Endoscopy & Surgery Center 2006 to 2008, 2009-2011
Vice President Medical Staff, RWJ Hamilton May 2016 to current
President of Hamilton GI 2011-2014
Treasurer/Secretary of Hamilton GI 2013 to 2016

Publications:

Author of multiple publications on Swallowing Disorder, Electrolyte Transport in the Human Bowel and Technique of ERCP. Research experience includes;

(1) Zamir Z, Barry JA, Ramaswammy K, Sodium transport in human intestinal basolateral membrane Vesicles. Gastroenterology 1991;100:A710.

(2) Zamir Z, Shaker R, Dodds WJ, Hogan WJ. Effect of aging on the coordination of deglutitive vocal closure and oropharyngeal Swallowing. Gastroenterology 1992;102:A587

(3) Zamir Z, Shaker R, Dodds WJ, Hogan WJ. Pharyngeal acid clearance time in young normal volunteers. Gastroenterology 1992;102:A193.

(4) Zamir Z, Shaker R, Dodds WJ. Effect of proximal esophageal pH, temperature and osmolality on the glottal and UES function. Gastroenterology 1992;102:A193

(5) Zamir Z, Barry JA, Ramaswammy K. Sodium transport in human intestinal basolateral membrane vesicles. Gastroenterology 1992;103:1817-22

(6) Goodell C, Shaker R, Bowser M, Zamir Z. Effect of aging and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) on nondeglutitive lingual pressure. Gastroenterology 1992;102:A554.

(7) Ren J, Shaker R, Zamir Z, Dodds WJ, Hogan WJ, Hoffman RG. Effect of age and bolus variables on the coordination of the glottis and upper esophageal sphincter during swallowing. American Journal of Gastroenterology 1993;88(5):665-9.

(8) Ren J, Shaker R, Zamir Z, Sarna A, Liu J. Effect of aging, position and temperature on the threshold volume that triggers pharyngeal swallowing. Gastroenterology 1993;104(4):A643.

(9) Bohorfoush AG, Ballinger PJ, Zamir Z, Hogan WJ. A new method of exchange of endoprosthesis in the biliary and pancreatic ducts. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1993;39(241)

(10) Zamir Z, Shaker R, Dodds WJ, Hogan WT, Ren J, Arndorfer R, Hofman C. Coordination of deglutitive vocal cord closure and oropharyngeal swallowing events in the elderly. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 1996;8:425-429.

(11) Shaker R, Ren J, Zamir Z, Sarna A, Liu J, Sui Z. Effect of aging, position and temperature on the threshold volume that triggers pharyngeal swallowing. Gastroenterology 1994;107:396-402.