Joshua Sloan

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Director, Endoscopy
Director, Esophageal Disorders Program


Administrator Info
Name: GI Division
Phone: 612-625-8999

Dr. Joshua Sloan completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. After completion of his general Gastroenterology fellowship under Dr. Philip O. Katz, former American College of Gastroenterology President and Esophagologist, he went on to complete an additional fellowship in Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then created a dedicated esophageal clinic and was the Director of the Dysphagia Clinic at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical interests broadly include esophageal motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, radiation induced esophageal dysmotility, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Sloan's research aims are to better understand and characterize esophageal motility abnormalities as well as to improve our understanding and management of radiation induced esophageal dysmotility.

Research Summary

Esophageal Motility Radiation-Induced Esophageal Dysmotility Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Teaching Summary

Teaching esophageal disorders including motility abnormalities, esophageal function testing, and eosinophilic esophagitis to medical students, residents, and fellows.

Clinical Summary

Achalasia; Barrett's Esophagus; Dysphagia; Eosinophilic Esophagitis; Erosive Esophagitis; Esophageal Motility Disorders; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); Hypercontractile (Jackhammer) Esophagus; Lichen Planus Esophagus; Lymphocytic Esophagitis; Non-Cardiac Chest Pain; Radiation Induced Esophageal Dysmotility


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Internal Medicine, Internship,
Einstein Medical Center
Gastroenterology, Fellowship
Einstein Medical Center
Internal Medicine, Residency
Einstein Medical Center
Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology, Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Honors and Recognition

Early Career Award, American Foregut Society
Travel Award, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society 13th Postgraduate Course
Department of Medicine Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award, Einstein Medical Center

Professional Memberships

American Foregut Society
American Gastroenterological Association
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
American College of Gastroenterology
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Katz, P. O., 2021. Proton Pump Inhibitors in 2021: Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between . Foregut, 1 (2): 145-151.
Scarpignato , C., Sloan , J. A., Wang, D. H., Hunt, R. H., 2020. Gastrointestinal Pharmacology: Practical Tips for the Esophagologist. NY Academy of Science , 1481 (1): 90-107.
doi: doi: 10.1111/nyas.14447 PubMed ID: 32822080.
Stein, E., Sloan, J., Sonu, I., Jodorkovsky, D., 2020. GERD for the nongastroenterologist: successful evaluation, management, and lifestyle-based symptom control. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1482 (1): 106-112.
doi: PubMed ID: 32944973.
Sloan, J. A., Triggs, J. R., Pandolfino, J. E., Dbouk, M., Brewer Gutierrez, O. I., El Zein, M., Quader, F., Ichkhanian, Y., Gyawali, C. P., Rubenstein, J. H., Khashab, M. A., 2020. Treatment experience with a novel 30-mm hydrostatic balloon in esophageal dysmotility: a multicenter retrospective analysis. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 92 (6): 1251-1257.
doi: PubMed ID: 32417296.
Wu, P., Sloan , J. A., Kuribayashi, S., Gregersen, H., 2020. Impedance in the Evaluation of the Esophagus. NY Academy of Science , 1481 (1): 139-153.
doi: doi: 10.1111/nyas.14408 PubMed ID: 32557676.
Gandhi, S., Simons, M., Sloan, J. A., 2020. Dysphagia Aortica from Endovascular leak after Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair. Practical Gastroenterology, 44 (10): 34-36.
DeLay, K., Pandolfino, J. E., Gyawali, C. P., Frye, J., Kaizer, A., Menard-Katcher, P., Sloan, J. A., Gawron, A. J., Peterson, K., Carlson, D. A., Khan, A., Keswani, R. N., Yadlapati, R., 2020. Esophageal Manometry Competency Program Improves Gastroenterology Fellow Performance in Motility Interpretation. The American Journal of gastroenterology, 115 (9): 1453-1459.
2019. Neurogastroenterology and motility fellowships. The New Gastroenterologist,
Sloan, J. A., Mulki, R., Sandhu, N., Samuel, S., Katz, P. O., 2019. Jackhammer Esophagus: Symptom Presentation, Associated Distal Contractile Integral, and Assessment of Bolus Transit. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 53 (4): 295-297.
Katz , P. O., 2019. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Definition and Scope of the Problem in the United States of America and Worldwide. Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 18 edition Elsevier, 197-203. Philadelphia, PA,
Zheng, E., Gideon, R. M., Sloan, J., Katz, P. O., 2017. Esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction is often associated with coexistent abnormal esophageal body motility and abnormal bolus transit. Diseases of the esophagus, 30 (10): 1-4.
doi: PubMed ID: 28859391.
Sloan , J., Sandhu, N., Miick , R., Govil, Y., 2016. Proton Pump Inhibitor Induced Remission of Lymphocytic Esophagitis. ACG Case Report Journal, 4 (195):
doi: doi: 10.14309/crj.2016.168 PubMed ID: 28119946.
Reichenbach, Z. W., Sloan, J., Rizvi-Toner, A., Bayman, L., Valestin, J., Schey, R., 2015. A 4-week pilot study with the cannabinoid receptor agonist dronabinol and its effect on metabolic parameters in a randomized trial.. Clinical therapeutics, 37 (10): 2267-74.
Vegesna, A. K., Sloan, J. A., Singh, B., Phillips, S. J., Braverman, A. S., Barbe, M. F., Ruggieri, Sr, M. R., Miller, L. S., 2013. Characterization of the distal esophagus high-pressure zone with manometry, ultrasound and micro-computed tomography.. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 25 (1): 53-60.e6.
doi: PubMed ID: 22998376.