Bridger W. Clarke, MD

Bridger Clarke


Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: University of North Carolina
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh
Advanced Endscopy Fellowship (EUS/ERCP): University of North Carolina


Dr. Clarke was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate and medical school. He attended the University of North Carolina for internal medicine residency, where he was awarded the Chairman's Award for scholarly excellence and consistent delivery of high quality care. While at UNC, Dr. Clarke researched Crohn's disease with national leaders in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. 


Dr. Clarke completed his fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he researched pancreatic disease and was the lead author on numerous publications and presentations on the topic. He then completed a one year fellowship in advanced endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, and management of complex pancreas/biliary disease and Barrett's esophagus. Dr. Clarke is one of the first physicians to receive this advanced training and enter private practice in the Pittsburgh area. 


Dr. Clarke is currently on staff at the Waterfront Surgery Center as well as Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he serves as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Director of Advanced Interventional Endoscopy. 


Dr. Clarke lives in the South Hills with his wife and son. He enjoys spending time with his family and attending Pittsburgh sporting events.  




Selected Publications:

  1. Clarke, BW, Gangarosa LM. Clinical pearls on the diagnosis and management of a rare subepithelial tumor. Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 May;9(5):326-7
  2. Clarke BW, Slivka A, Tomizawa Y, et al. Endoscopic therapy is effective for patients with chronic pancreatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jul;10(7):795-802.
  3. El hajj II, Clarke BW, Slivka A. Retrieval of a long foreign body from the stomach with a duodenoscope. Endoscopy. 2011 Mar;43 Suppl 2:E107-8.
  4. Dellon ES, Velayuhdam A, Clarke BW, et al. A randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of air vs carbon dioxide insufflation during ERCP. Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Jul;72(1):68-77
  5. Clarke BW, Cassara JE, Morgan DR. Crohn’s disease of the esophagus with esophagobronchial fistula formation: a case report and review of the literature. Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Jan;71(1):207-9.
  6. Behm B, Brock A, Clarke BW, et al. Partially covered self-expandable metal stents for benign biliary strictures due to chronic pancreatitis. Endoscopy. 2009Jun;41(6):547-51
  7. Kahaleh M, Behm B, Clarke BW, et al. Temporary Placement of Covered Self Expandable Metal Stents in Benign Biliary Strictures: a new paradigm? Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Mar;67(3):446-54

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