Ajay Singhvi, MD
My goal is to treat each patient with compassion and empathy to respect their individual values. I tailor my approach to address the needs of each patient through open communication in order to achieve shared decision-making.
Dr. Singhvi was drawn to the field of gastroenterology, and specifically advanced endoscopy because of the ability to endoscopically manage GI disorders obviating the need for surgery in many situations. He saw that this field was rapidly growing and things that were not possible 5-10 years ago were now quickly expanding, with even more possibilities on the horizon.
Dr. Singhvi enjoys performing procedures in the endoscopy suite to alter the course of a patient’s disease and affect change, whether it is the management of cancers, stone disease, or pancreatitis. As a proceduralist, he appreciates the collaboration with surgery, radiology, and interventional radiology to form consensus decisions on how to best manage GI disorders.
Following the completion of his general gastroenterology training, Dr. Singhvi developed a special interest in disorders of the pancreas and biliary tract. He completed an extra year of training in Advanced Endoscopy to hone these skills. During this year, he developed proficiency in several procedures to treat disorders of the pancreas and biliary tract. These skills include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection, Barrett’s therapy, enteral stenting, and endoscopic suturing.
In his free time, Dr. Singhvi enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family. He is also an avid tennis fan and tries to make it to the US Open every year.
- Gastroenterology, Board Certified
- Internal Medicine, Board Certified
- Fellowship, Advanced Endoscopy, University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, 2021
- Fellowship, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2020
- Internship & Residency, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2016
- MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2013
- BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2008
- National Pancreas Foundation Fellows Symposium Scholarship Recipient, 2019
- Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER) Pancreas Scholar, 2018
- National Pancreas Foundation Fellows Symposium Awardee, 2018
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Fellow Ambassador Scholar, 2016
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Emerging Liver Scholar, 2015
- Resident Teaching Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2014-2015
- Top Clinical Science Research Presentation, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) National Research Competition, 2012
- Singhvi A, Tansey M, Janz K, Zimmerman MB, Tsalikian E. Aerobic fitness and glycemic variability in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Endocrine Practice. 2014 Jun;20(6):566-70
- Metcalf KM, Singhvi A, Tsalikian E, Tansey MJ, Zimmerman MB, Esliger DW, Janz KF. Effects of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity on overnight and next-day hypoglycemia in active adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(5):1272-8.
- Francis SL, Singhvi A, Tansey M, Tsalikian E, Janz KF. Cross-validation of single-stage treadmill tests for predicting aerobic fitness in adolescents with type I diabetes. Pediatric Exercise Science. 2015 Aug. 27(3):396-403.
- Singhvi A, Welch AN, Levitsky J, Singhvi D, Gordon EJ. Ethical Considerations of Transplantation and Living Donation for Patients with Alcoholic Liver Diseases. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016 Feb, Volume 18, Number 2: 163-173.
- Kia L, Cuttica MJ, Yang A, Donnan EN, Whitsett M, Singhvi A, Lemmer A, Levitsky J. The utility of pulmonary function testing in predicting outcomes following liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation. 2016 Jun;22(6):805-11
- Singhvi A, Sadowsky HS, Cohen A, Demzik A, VanWagner L, Rinella M, Levitsky J. Resting and Exercise Energy Metabolism After Liver Transplantation for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. Transplantation Direct. 2017 Nov;3(11).
- Singhvi A, Yadav D. Myths and realities about alcohol and smoking in chronic pancreatitis. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 2018 Sep;34(5):355-361.
- Singhvi A, Abromitis R, Althouse AD, Bataller R, Arteel GE, Yadav D. Coexistence of alcohol-related pancreatitis and alcohol-related liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pancreatology. 2020 Sep;20(6):1069-1077.
- GI Leap Question Editor, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2021
- Medical Volunteer, Centro Medico Humberto Parra, Palacios, Bolivia, 2016
- Medical Volunteer, Chicago Community Health Clinic, 2008-2014
- Executive Board Member and Fundraising Chair, Northwestern University Camp Wildcat, 2008-2010
- Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- Member, American Gastroenterological Association
- Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Member, American College of Gastroenterology