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Yvonne Romero MD

Yvonne Romero MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Yvonne Romero is assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. She holds joint appointments in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno. After completing her internship and residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, she went on to complete a general gastroenterology fellowship at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale and Mayo Clinic Rochester. She then finished coursework for a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, while working full time as a research fellow and part time as an emergency medicine physician in Lockport, New York. After which, Dr. Romero returned to Mayo Clinic Rochester for an advanced fellowship in diseases of the esophagus, and she remains on staff at Mayo. She has taken additional coursework in genetic epidemiology, tumor biology, and tumor genetics.

Dr. Romero’s achievements include many research career development awards in the gastroenterology field. Her professional society memberships include the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Esophagus Cancer Action Network, and the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.

At Mayo Clinic Rochester, Dr. Romero leads a number of collaborative multidisciplinary workgroups and serves on the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center GI Leadership Team and the Mayo Clinic NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards Research Resources Review Panel.

Dr. Romero has authored or coauthored more than 60 published articles, book chapters, and editorials and more than 100 abstracts. She serves as a reviewer for 29 journals in the fields of gastroenterology, oncology, epidemiology, and health outcomes.

Her research interests include, among other topics, Barrett’s esophagus, particularly familial Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma, laryngopharyngeal reflux, genetic epidemiology, and evidence-based medicine methodology, including questionnaire development and validation. She is the principal investigator or coinvestigator for several trials on biomarkers, epidemiology, and the treatment of reflux esophagitis and other esophageal disorders.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota

AB: Harvard University
MS: McMaster University
MD: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno

Postgraduate Training:
Advanced Fellowship–Diseases of the Esophagus, Mayo Clinic Rochester,
Second- and Third-Year Gastroenterology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Rochester,
First-Year Gastroenterology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Clinical Gastroenterology Fellowship, McMaster University
Residency–Internal Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis
Internship–Internal Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis
MS, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University

Board Certification:
Internal medicine

Clinical Interests:
Barrett’s esophagus
Esophageal adenocarcinoma

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Proton Pump Inhibitors in Patients With Esophageal Cancers