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
Amy Wang

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

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


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.


Research Summary/Interests

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


  • 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.
  • Azeem N, Freeman ML, Amateau SK. Immediate retrieval of a maldeployed lumen-apposing metal stent from a walled-off cavity. 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.
  • Azeem N, Law RJ, Arora AS. 73-year-old man with recent-onset dysphagia. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jun;89(6):845-9.
  • Azeem N, Gostout CJ, Knipschield M, Baron TH. Cholangioscopy with narrow-band imaging in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis undergoing ERCP. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 May;79(5):773-779.e2.
  • Azeem N, Tabibian JH, Baron TH, Orhurhu V, Rosen CB, Petersen BT, Gostout CJ, Topazian MD, Levy MJ. Use of a single-balloon enteroscope compared with variable-stiffness colonoscopes for endoscopic retrograde cholangiography in liver transplant patients with Roux-en-Y biliary anastomosis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Apr;77(4):568-77.
  • Azeem N, Baron TH, Topazian MD, Zhong N, Fleming CJ, Kendrick ML. Outcomes of endoscopic and percutaneous drainage of pancreatic fluid collections arising after pancreatic tail resection. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Aug;215(2):177-85.
  • Hurt RT, McClave SA, Azeem N, Cole SE, Wetzel D, Khambatta S. Understanding the clinical issues involved with glycemic control in the intensive care unit. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011 Aug;13(4):301-5.


Academic Interests and Focus

Clinical teaching of residents and fellows; Endoscopic training of general and advanced fellows



Clinics and Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic resection of gastrointestinal neoplasia using both EMR and ESD; Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia; treatment of pancreaticobiliary disease; interventional endoscopy; advanced endoscopic treatment of GI bleeding

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview