Sangeeta Agrawal

Sangeeta Agrawal

Wright State University, USA

Title: Medical management of upper GI bleed


Sangeeta Agrawal is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Gastroenterology, and GI Fellowship Program Director at Wright State University. She is also the Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Dayton VA Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. She is a Fellow of American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Gastroenterology. She serves as Chair of Education Committee of Ohio Gastroenterology Society and as a member of ACG Training Committee. Her research interests include biomarkers for early detection of esophageal adenocarcinoma, role of gut microbiota in gastrointestinal diseases, and Barrett’s esophagus. She has mentored several GI fellows, medical residents and medical students. She is also co-founder and member of advisory committee of a non-profit organization, Global Pragathi.


Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding is a medical emergency that requires prompt medical and endoscopic management. It accounts for 7-8% of acute medical admissions costing about $2 billion annually in USA. The mortality remains around 3.5-10% despite medical and surgical advances. Recent reports have indicated a decrease in mortality rates both in USA and Europe. The objective of my talk is to discuss optimal management guidelines for management of patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding and to identify high risk patients. I will also discuss the common causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and the role of endoscopy in the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.