Thomas R. McCarty, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Thomas R. McCarty was born and raised in Houston, TX, prior to attending Baylor University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.  He then received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and subsequent Residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  After completion of Residency, he remained at Yale School of Medicine for an additional year, serving as an Instructor of Medicine and Chief Resident. He then continued training in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. During his time in Boston, MA, he also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and completed two additional training fellowships in Bariatric Endoscopy and Advanced Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  He has been trained and worked alongside pioneers of interventional gastroenterology and bariatric endoscopy to use the latest techniques and minimally invasive approaches in the field.

Description of Research

His clinical interests include the treatment of a variety of digestive disorders, such as pancreaticobiliary disease and obesity. As a clinical researcher, his interests include the development of innovative endoscopic techniques and procedures that aim to provide minimally invasive therapies for difficult-to-treat gastrointestinal conditions.  He is triple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Gastroenterology and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters as well as given multiple national and international presentations in the areas of interventional endoscopy and obesity.


Endoscopic Management of Gastric Band Erosion: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Deshmukh, A, Desai, PM, Ma, C, Kushnir, V, Eckhouse, S, Dimou, FM, McCarty, TR & Bazarbashi, AN 2024, , Obesity Surgery, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 494-502.

Novel capsule endoscopy for detecting varices
Njei, B, Al-Ajlouni, YA & McCarty, TR 2024, , BMJ, vol. 384, q506, pp. q506.

Homemade endoscopic vacuum therapy device for the management of transmural gastrointestinal defects
de Moura, DTH, Hirsch, BS, McCarty, TR, Lera dos Santos, ME, Guedes, HG, Gomes, GF, de Medeiros, FS & de Moura, EGH 2023, , Digestive Endoscopy, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 745-756.

Artificial intelligence in medical imaging for cholangiocarcinoma diagnosis: A systematic review with scientometric analysis
Njei, B, Kanmounye, US, Seto, N, McCarty, TR, Mohan, BP, Fozo, L & Navaneethan, U 2023, , Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia), vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 874-882.

Artificial intelligence in endoscopic imaging for detection of malignant biliary strictures and cholangiocarcinoma: a systematic review
Njei, B, McCarty, TR, Mohan, BP, Fozo, L & Navaneethan, U 2023, , Annals of Gastroenterology, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 223-230.

Operating Platforms for Surgical Endoscopy
McCarty, TR & Thompson, CC 2023, . in The SAGES Manual Operating through the Endoscope, Second Edition. Springer International Publishing, pp. 37-65.

Endoscopic Closure: Tools and Techniques
McCarty, TR & Jirapinyo, P 2023, , Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 169-182.

Artificial intelligence–assisted cholangioscopy for automatic detection of malignant biliary strictures
Njei, B, McCarty, TR & Navaneethan, U 2022, , Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 96, no. 6, pp. 1092-1093.

Letter to the Editor in Response to ACG Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Haseeb, M, McCarty, TR, Jirapinyo, P & Thompson, CC 2022, , American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 117, no. 12, pp. 2083.

Role of cholangioscopy and therapeutic options in complex anastomotic strictures after liver transplantation
Funari, MP, Hirsch, BS, Franzini, TP, De Moura, DTH, Miranda Neto, AA, McCarty, TR & De Moura, EGH 2022, , Endoscopy, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. E581-E582.

Multiple Endoscopic Therapies for Treatment of Chronic Post-bariatric Surgery Gastropleural Fistula
Bestetti, AM, Boghossian, MB, Hirsch, BS, McCarty, TR, Santo, MA, de Moura, EGH & de Moura, DTH 2022, , Obesity Surgery, vol. 32, no. 9, pp. 3206-3207.

Cold snare polypectomy should be preferred strategy for small, nonpedunculated colon polyps: results from a recent multicenter noninferiority randomized trial
McCarty, TR & Aihara, H 2022, , Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 96, no. 2, pp. 339-340.

An Unusual Case of COVID-19: What Is This 3D Printed Model of the Biliary Tree?
Cenatti, A, McCarty, TR & de Moura, DTH 2022, , Gastroenterology, vol. 163, no. 2, pp. e12-e13.

McCarty, TR, Dolan, RD, Bazarbashi, AN, Thompson, CC & Aihara, H 2022, , Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 168-169.

Tips and tricks in the endoscopic management of a complex biliary stone in Billroth II gastrectomy
De Oliveira, GHP, De Moura, DTH, McCarty, TR, De Oliveira, PVAG, Funari, MP, Cheng, S & De Moura, EGH 2022, , Endoscopy, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. E338-E339.

Low-cost modified endoscopic vacuum therapy using a triple-lumen tube allows nutrition and drainage for treatment of an early post-bariatric surgery leak
De Moura, DTH, Hirsch, BS, Boghossian, MB, De Medeiros, FS, McCarty, TR, Thompson, CC & De Moura, EGH 2022, , Endoscopy, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. E376-E377.

Endoscopic management of acute leak after sleeve gastrectomy: Principles and techniques
De Moura, DTH, De Freitas Júnior, JR, De Souza, GMV, De Oliveira, GHP, McCarty, TR, Thompson, CC & De Moura, EGH 2022, , Endoscopy, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. E327-E328.

Endoscopic revision of gastrojejunal anastomosis for the treatment of dumping syndrome in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Bazarbashi, AN, Dolan, RD, McCarty, TR, Jirapinyo, P & Thompson, CC 2022, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 4099-4107.

Revision Bariatric Procedures and Management of Complications from Bariatric Surgery
McCarty, TR & Kumar, N 2022, , Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 1688-1701.

Lumen Apposition: A Changing Landscape in Therapeutic Endoscopy
McCarty, TR & Thompson, CC 2022, , Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol. 67, no. 5, pp. 1660-1673.