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.
Assistant Professor
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Colon Cancer
  • GI Dysmotility
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Quality Indicators

Special Interests

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


Clinics Hospital, Brazil, Master of Science Degree
State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP), MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL, Internal Medicine
State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP), Internship
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, FL, Internal Medicine
State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP)
Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech Univ; Roanoke, VA, GI
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Endoscopy Training
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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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