Nabeel Azeem, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Nabeel Azeem

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 36
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
GI Division

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Associate Program Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Gastroenterology Fellowship Site Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center

Medical School, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Residency, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN

Fellowship, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneappolis, MN


Dr. Azeem completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He then stayed on as a Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic for one year helping to train and mentor internal medicine residents. He then went to San Francisco for his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at UCSF. Afterwards, he returned back to Minnesota for a final year of training at the University of Minnesota in Interventional Endoscopy. He then joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Azeem specializes in all aspects of interventional/advance endoscopy with special interests in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for GI neoplasia and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia.


  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Large colon polyps
  • Gastrointestinal tract premalignant and malignant conditions
  • Zenker’s diverticulum
  • Bile duct and gallbladder disorders
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Pancreatic disorders

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls. St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2019, 2020)

Professional Associations

  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Research Summary/Interests

  • Endoscopic resection of gastrointestinal neoplasia
  • Endoscopic therapy for achalasia
  • Third space endoscopy
  • EUS guided treatment of gastric and ectopic varices


  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct intervention and pancreaticogastrostomy using a novel cross-platform technique with small-caliber devices. Hayat U, Freeman ML, Trikudanathan G, Azeem N, Amateau SK, Mallery J. Endosc Int Open. 2020 Feb;8(2):E196-E202.
  • Azeem N, Skaudis SM, Amateau SK. Transluminal drainage with a cautery-assisted 20-mm lumen-apposing metal stent. VideoGIE. 2018 Mar 13;3(5):153-154.
  • Azeem N, Ajmera V, Hameed B, Mehta N. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma associated with immunoglobulin G4-positive plasma cells and elevated serum immunoglobulin G4 levels. Hepatol Commun. 2018 Feb 28;2(4):349-353.
  • Immediate retrieval of a maldeployed lumen-apposing metal stent from a walled-off cavity. Azeem N, Freeman ML, Amateau SK. Endoscopy. 2018 Mar;50(3):E76-E77.
  • Azeem N, Singh A. An Inverted Appendix. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Nov;110(11):1533.
  • Kelm DJ, Ratelle JT, Azeem N, Bonnes SL, Halvorsen AJ, Oxentenko AS, Bhagra A. Longitudinal Ultrasound Curriculum Improves Long-Term Retention Among Internal Medicine Residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Sep;7(3):454-7.


Academic Interests and Focus

Endoscopic treatment of early GI neoplasia; Endoscopic training of general and advanced fellows


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic Resection of GI neoplasia; Management of Achalasia; Third space endoscopy