Nabeel Azeem

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Program Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
Director of 3rd Space Endoscopy


Administrator Info
Name: GI Division
Phone: 612-625-8999
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 36, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

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

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

Teaching Summary

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

Clinical Summary

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


MD, University of Minnesota

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Gastroenterology, Fellowship
University of California-San Francisco
Advanced Endoscopy, Fellowship
University of Minnesota
Internal Medicine,
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Honors and Recognition

Top Doctor: Rising Star, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Professional Memberships

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Member
American College of Gastroenterology, Member
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Hayat, U., Freeman, M. L., Trikudanathan, G., Azeem, N., Amateau, S. K., Mallery, J., 2020. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct intervention and pancreaticogastrostomy using a novel cross-platform technique with small-caliber devices.. Endoscopy international open, 8 (2): E196-E202.
doi: PubMed ID: 32010754.
Azeem, N., Skaudis, S. M., Amateau, S. K., 2018. Transluminal drainage with a cautery-assisted 20-mm lumen-apposing metal stent.. VideoGIE : an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 3 (5): 153-154.
doi: PubMed ID: 29917028.
Azeem, N., Freeman, M. L., Amateau, S. K., 2018. Immediate retrieval of a maldeployed lumen-apposing metal stent from a walled-off cavity.. Endoscopy, 50 (3): E76-E77.
doi: PubMed ID: 29329474.
Azeem, N., Ajmera, V., Hameed, B., Mehta, N., 2018. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma associated with immunoglobulin G4-positive plasma cells and elevated serum immunoglobulin G4 levels.. Hepatology communications, 2 (4): 349-353.
doi: PubMed ID: 29619414.
Azeem, N., Singh, A., 2015. An Inverted Appendix.. The American journal of gastroenterology, 110 (11): 1533.
doi: PubMed ID: 26618413.
Kelm, D. J., Ratelle, J. T., Azeem, N., Bonnes, S. L., Halvorsen, A. J., Oxentenko, A. S., Bhagra, A., 2015. Longitudinal Ultrasound Curriculum Improves Long-Term Retention Among Internal Medicine Residents.. Journal of graduate medical education, 7 (3): 454-7.
doi: PubMed ID: 26457155.