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Vivian M. Ussui

Vivian M. Ussui, MD, is a gastroenterologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Ussui is in the Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Medicine.

Special Interests

Motility of the GI tract, Integrative Medicine and Women's Health.



2018 - 2021
Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech Univ; Roanoke, VA, GI
2008 - 2011
Clinics Hospital, Brazil, Master of Science Degree
1996 - 2001
State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP), MD


2015 - 2016
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL, Internal Medicine
2002 - 2003
State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP), Internship


2016 - 2018
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL, Internal Medicine
2002 - 2004
State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP)


2005 - 2006
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Endoscopy Training
2003 - 2005
State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP), Fellowship

Awards & Recognition

2020: Presidential Poster Award ACG, CDX2 Immunohistochemical Staining Confirms Barrett's Esophagus in the Absence of Goblet Cells and Confers Significant Risk for High-Grade Dysplasia and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
2013: Bronze Quality Fellow Certification

Board Certification

2021: Gastroenterology (ABIM)
2019: Internal Medicine
​2009: Gastroenterology Board Certification (Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology)
2008: Digestive Endosc opy Certification (Brazilian Society of Digestive Endoscopy)

Professional Memberships

ACG, AGA, ASGE, ANMS, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation


Stability of increased adenoma detection at colonoscopy. Follow up of an endoscopic quality improvement program - EQUIP II.. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2015, Apr; 110(4): 489-496. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25267326.

Use of endoscopic distal attachment cap to enhance image stabilization in probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in colorectal lesions.. Endoscopy International Open. 2015, Oct; 3(5): E516-522. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26528511

Diagnosis Through Endoscopic Images - Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract/Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders (pages 573-594). Sao Paulo, SP; Brazil

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Academic Affiliations

2014: Affiliation with UC Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Attending GI Physician in Brazil
Clinical Instructor at University of Denver