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Research interests

Dr. Kofi Clarke's research interests include novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and investigating clinical predictors of complications of inflammatory bowel disease. He is a principal investigator for multicenter sponsored trials investigating the role of several new molecules in patients with moderate to severe inflammatory bowel disease who have failed to respond to current therapies.

In addition, Dr. Clarke is interested in exploring quality of life and nutrition counseling provided to patients with celiac disease.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Kofi Clarke is a facilitator for a hands-on simulation course for second-year medical students at Penn State College of Medicine and provides didactic and clinical teaching for gastroenterology trainees.

He has an added interest in guiding early learners on the value of clinical research and reviews abstracts for medical students and residents.

Dr. Clarke has a keen interest in graduate medical education in internal medicine. He previously served as a program director in the Internal Medicine Residency and was involved in evaluating feedback in smaller residency programs.

Clinical interests

Dr. Kofi Clarke's clinical interest is in luminal bowel disease. His main focus is inflammatory bowel disease, with a secondary interest in celiac disease. He directs Penn State Health's Celiac Clinic and is an active clinician at Penn State Health's IBD Center.

Professional information

Board-certified in Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London (FRCP)

Certification in Research, Office of Medical Education Research and Development, Michigan State University

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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 171 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 4 Comment/debate
  • 4 Letter
8 Citations (Scopus)

A Comprehensive Review of Celiac Disease/Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathies

McAllister, B. P., Williams, E. & Clarke, K., Oct 1 2019, In : Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 57, 2, p. 226-243 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Celiac Disease
Glutens
Population
Autoimmune Diseases
Triticum
7 Citations (Scopus)

Allergic and Immunologic Perspectives of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Clarke, K. & Chintanaboina, J., Oct 1 2019, In : Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology. 57, 2, p. 179-193 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Crohn Disease
Remission Induction
Inflammation
Ulcerative Colitis
3 Citations (Scopus)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Human Influenza
Incidence
Hospitalization
Confidence Intervals

An Endoscopic Double Take

McAllister, B. P., Razeghi, S. & Clarke, K., Nov 2018, In : Gastroenterology. 155, 5, p. 1315-1316 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Case of colonic mucosal Schwann cell hamartoma and review of literature on unusual colonic polyps

Chintanaboina, J. K. & Clarke, K., Jan 1 2018, In : BMJ Case Reports. 2018, bcr-2018-224931.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colonic Polyps
Hamartoma
Schwann Cells
Colonoscopy
Polyps