Associate Professor

Tel: (901) 448-5813


  • Hepatology, Hepatology/UTHSC, Hepatology
  • Advanced Endoscopy, Georgetown University DC, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology, Central University Venezuela, Gastroenterology
  • IM, University of Carabobo/Venezuela, Internal Medicine Residence
  • M.D., University of Carabobo, Internship
  • M.D., University of Carabobo/Venezuela, Medical School

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine


  1. Sheikh, I, Heard, R, Tombazzi, C. Technical factors related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with situs inversus. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y), 10 (5), 277-8, 2014.
  2. Sheikh, I, Fontenot, E, Waghray, N, Ismail, MK, Tombazzi, C, Smith, JL. The role of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the prevention of post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis. JOP, 15 (3), 219-24, 2014.
  3. Parikh JG, Bilal M, Tombazzi C, Jackson BK, Dong H. A rare case of primary pancreatic Hodking Lymphoma. J Gastrointest Cancer, 45 (1), 10-3, 2014.
  4. Kaptik, S, Jamal, Y, Jackson, BK, Tombazzi, C. Ischemic gastropathy: an unusual cause of abdominal pain and gastric ulcers. Am J Med Sci, 339 (1), 95-7, 2010.
  5. Abu Al Rub, F, Whitt, K, Tombazzi, C. Disseminated histoplasmosis presenting with biliary obstruction and duodenal ulcer. Tenn Med, 102 (7), 45-6, 2009.
  6. Kale, SS, Sachdev, MS, Ismail, MK, Davila, R, Tombazzi, CR. A case and literature review of complicated gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y), 4 (9), 650-7, 2008.
  7. Barriga, J, Thompson, R, Shokouh-Amiri, H, Davila, R, Ismail, MK, Waters, B, Tombazzi, CR. Biliary strictures after liver transplantation. Predictive factors for response to endoscopic management and long-term outcome. Am J Med Sci, 335 (6), 439-43, 2008.
  8. Narra, SL, Tombazzi, C, Datta, V, Ismail, MK. Granular cell tumor of the esophagus: report of five cases and review of the literature. Am J Med Sci, 335 (5), 338-41, 2008.
  9. Barriga, J, Sachdev, MS, Royall, L, Brown, G, Tombazzi, CR. Sedation for upper endoscopy: comparison of midazolam versus fentanyl plus midazolam. South Med J, 101 (4), 362-6, 2008.
  10. Jamal, Y, Tombazzi, C, Waters, B, Ismail, MK. Bronchobiliary fistula in a cirrhotic patient: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Med Sci, 335 (4), 315-9, 2008.
  11. Tombazzi, C, Waters, B, Ismail, MK, Sylvestre, PB, Martinez-Hernandez, A, Riely, CA. Sarcoidosis mimicking primary sclerosing cholangitis requiring liver transplantation. Ann Hepatol, 7 (1), 83-6, 2008.
  12. Tombazzi, C, Marino, G, Yong, J, Vallejo, V, Reddy, K. Malignant esophageal pericardial fistula presenting as cardiac tamponade. Dig Dis Sci, 51 (7), 1290-3, 2006.
  13. Tombazzi, CR, Waters, B, Shokouh-Amiri, MH, Vera, SR, Riely, CA. Neuropsychiatric complications after liver transplantation: role of immunosuppression and hepatitis C. Dig Dis Sci, 51 (6), 1079-81, 2006.
  14. Sachdev, MS, Tombazzi, CR. Tumor markers: an important adjunct to clinical practice. South Med J, 99 (2), 107, 2006.
  15. Mastromatteo, P, Correnti, M, Cavazza, ME, Perrone, M, Tombazzi, C, Lecuna, V. [Evaluation of K-ras 12 oncogene mutations in Venezuelan patients with Helicobacter pylori infection]. Invest Clin, 46 (4), 337-45, 2005.
  16. Allan, K, Barriga, J, Afshani, M, Davila, R, Tombazzi, C. Emphysematous gastritis. Am J Med Sci, 329 (4), 205-7, 2005.
  17. Ruiz, R, Candia, P, Garassini, M, Tombazzi, C, Certad, G, Bruces, AC, Noya, O, Alarcon de Noya, B. Schistosomiasis mansoni in low transmission areas: abdominal ultrasound. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, 97 Suppl 1, 153-9, 2002.
  18. Berroteran, A, Perrone, M, Correnti, M, Cavazza, ME, Tombazzi, C, Goncalvez, R, Lecuna, V. Detection of Helicobacter pylori DNA in the oral cavity and gastroduodenal system of a Venezuelan population. J Med Microbiol, 51 (9), 764-70, 2002.
  19. Kizilisik, AT, Shokouh-Amiri, MH, Tombazzi, CR, Desmukh, S, Grewal, HP, Vera, SR, Gaber, AO. Psychiatric complications after liver transplantation. Transplant Proc, 33 (7-8), 3697, 2001.
  20. Tombazzi, CR, Riely, CA. Liver disease in cystic fibrosis. Rev Med Chil, 129 (9), 1071-8, 2001.
  21. Abdul-Hadi S, Contreras R, Tombazzi C, Alvarez M, Melendez M. Hepatic fasciolasis; case report and review. Rev Inst Trop Sao Paulo, 38 (1), 69-73, 1996.
  22. Rivero E, Monari J, Marquez D, Tombazzi C. Accesory spleen: compensating hyperthrophy after splenectomy, A case report. GEN, 49 (2), 149-52, 1995.
  23. Márquez M,Tombazzi C, Camacho G, M , Carvajal R, Lecuna V. Metabolic markers in Chronic hepatic disease. GEN, 49 (1), 1-6, 1995.
  24. Márquez D, Tombazzi C, Bianchi G, Bacalao R, Quintero L, Andrade A, Salazar Y. Biliary cystadenoma. GEN, 49 (1), 1-6, 1995.
  25. Tombazzi C, Candia P, Marquez D, Bacalao R, Viñoles JA, Lecuna V. Intrahepatic Lithiasis. GEN, 49 (4), 286-91, 1995.
  26. Tombazzi C, Abdul S, Lecuna V, Contreras R, Márquez D. Endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in human hepatic fasciolasis. GEN, 48 (4), 278-80, 1994.
  27. Tombazzi C. Complications in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. GEN, 48 (4), 245-9, 1994.
  28. 4. Márquez M, Galindez E, Carvajal R, Mata M, Tombazzi C, Castro E, Márquez F, Escudero J, Lecuna V. Epidemiology of viral hepatitis in Venezuela. Prevalence in the Metropolitan Area.. GEN, 47 (4), 215-20, 1993.
  29. Candia P, Lecuna V, Angelosante S, Tombazzi C. Hemobilia. Clinical presentation and diagnostic. GEN, 46 (3), 232-5, 1992.