UHealth Welcomes Gastroenterologist Il Joon Paik

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The University of Miami Health System welcomes Il Joon Paik, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine and director of GI motility.

Il Joon Paik, M.D.

Dr. Paik's interests include utilization of novel technologies to study the function of the intestines. Some of the GI motility tests he will perform at UHealth include: Impedance platimetry (ENDOFLIP) for the assessment of esophageal and pyloric sphincter compliance, high resolution esophageal manometry with impedance testing for the assessment of esophageal motility and flow, 24-hour ambulatory pH impedance test to diagnose acid and non-acid reflux, high-resolution anorectal manometry with rectal sensation test, rectal balloon expulsion test and sacral neuromodulation for the diagnosis and treatment of defecatory disorders. In addition, Dr. Paik provides expertise in the diagnoses and treatment of aerophagia, supragastric belching and gas reflux. He also has expertise in the management of gastroparesis using the gastric stimulator.

Research Interests: Dr. Paik has been involved in the development and clinical implementation of a novel nuclear gastric scan studying antral motility. He has been prospectively studying the clinical effects of duodeno-gastric and duodeno-esophageal bile reflux utilizing novel nuclear medicine scans.

Education: M.D., Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Asuncion, Paraguay

Internship and Residency:  Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York

Fellowship: Geriatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Certifications: Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Geriatrics

Prior position: Director, Mount Sinai Doctors GI Motility Center, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s & Mount Sinai West

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese and Korean

Practice Locations:

Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

UHealth Tower, South Building Suite A

Appointment: 305-243-UMGI (8644) Option 1