Dr. Natalie Cosgrove joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Natalie Cosgrove joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor in July, 2018.

Dr. Cosgrove joins the section of interventional and therapeutic endoscopy after completing her advanced endoscopy fellowship at the Washington University in St. Louis. She is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where she majored in cell biology and biochemistry. She completed her doctorate of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia where she developed an interest in GI oncology and participated in research related to optimal management of unresectable cholangiocarcinoma. She completed her gastroenterology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she broadened her research interests to include management of pancreatic and biliary disorders and developed a special interest in management of pancreatic necrosis. She has given several oral presentations on her research projects and recently presented her research on radiologic predictors of requiring a higher number of endoscopic necrosectomy sessions in patients with walled off pancreatic necrosis at the international GI conference Digestive Disease Week (DDW) where her research was selected as a poster of distinction. Dr. Cosgrove’s experience in therapeutic endoscopy includes endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection, enteral stenting, endoscopy in surgically altered anatomy, endoscopic management of peripancreatic fluid collections, complex polypectomy, and endoscopic suturing. Her current research interests include management of pancreatic fluid collections, GI oncology, and management of pancreatic and biliary disorders. She is an active member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American College of Gastroenterology, and American Gastroenterological Association. She recently served as a member of the ASGE training committee and completed the ASGE Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program which offers female gastroenterologists an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills.