Roy Foliente, M.D., AGAF

Dr. Foliente grew up in Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in 1993 and remained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for internship, residency and subspecialty fellowship training, which he completed in 1999. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Foliente enjoys practicing general Gastroenterology but has specific interests in colon cancer and diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree. Dr. Foliente enjoys the outdoors and is an avid tennis player and skier. He also enjoys World War II history. Dr. Foliente and his wife, Michelle, have three children.

CURRICULUM VITAE

+Medical Licensure
  • California
+Education
  • 1996-1999 Fellow
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Loma Linda, California
  • 1993-1996 Resident Physician
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Loma Linda, California
  • 1989-1993 Loma Linda University School of Medicine - M.D. degree
    Loma Linda, California
  • 1984-1989 Loma Linda University - B.S. in Biochemistry, Cum Laude
    Loma Linda, California
+Board Certifications
  • 2000 Gastroenterology
  • 1997 Internal Medicine
+ Hospital Staff Privileges
  • 2000-Present
    Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Grass Valley, California
  • 1999-2002
    Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, Indiana
  • 1999-2002
    Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Seymour, Indiana
+Military Appointments
  • 2000-2008 Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy Reserve
  • 1998-2000 Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve
+Awards and Honors
  • ACG Young Clinician Award, one of six Gastroenterology fellows in the nation awarded full scholarship by the American College of Gastroenterology to attend the World Congresses of Gastroenterology in Vienna, Austria, September 6-11, 1998
  • Resident of the Year, 1994-1995, 1995-1996
    Department of Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges - 1989
  • Dean’s List, Loma Linda University - 1985 through 1989
  • Welty and Sons Scholarship Award, Loma Linda University - 1988-1989
+Intramural Experience
  • 2005-Present Member, Medical Education Committee, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
  • 2003-Present Member, Automated Clinical Data Task Force, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
  • 2001-2002 Member, Medicine, Pulmonary, and Cardiology Administrative Committee, Jackson County Memorial Hospital
  • 1996-1999 Mentor, Physician-Student Christian Mentorship Program, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • 1989-1993 Editor, The Stethoscoop, official Loma Linda University School of Medicine newsletter
  • 1989-1990 Class Treasurer, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • 1988-1989 Hospital Volunteer, Loma Linda University Medical Center
+Community Service
  • 1999-2002 Healthcare Provider, Volunteers in Medicine, Bartholomew County, Indiana
  • 1992 Volunteer, SIMS Clinic, Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1989-1991 Volunteer, SAC Clinic, San Bernardino, California
  • 1984 Volunteer, Maranatha Building Relief Organization, Majuro, Marshall Islands
+Hobbies

Computers, photography, military history, travel, tennis, baseball, snow skiing

+Professional Memberships
  • 1998-Present American Gastroenterological Association
  • 1998-Present American College of Gastroenterology
  • 1993-Present American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
+Procedures

Proficient in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (diagnostic and therapeutic), esophageal and anorectal motility, 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring, botulinum toxin injection, multipolar electrocautery, argon plasma coagulation therapy, percutaneous liver biopsy, and paracentesis.

+Selected Speaker Presentations
  1. "Colon Cancer in 2003.” Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon’s Fall Conference, Monterey, California, September 13, 2003.
  2. “Colon Cancer in Bartholomew County: An Update.” Grand Rounds, Columbus Regional Hospital, January 29, 2002.
  3. "Ischemic colitis.” Gastroenterology Case Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, April 9, 1999.
  4. “Cytokine Mediators of Acute Pancreatitis: Implications for Therapy.” Basic Science Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, February 19, 1999.
  5. “Fulminant Hepatic Failure.” Liver-Biliary-Pancreas Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, January 29, 1999.
  6. “Acute Viral Hepatitis.” Core Curriculum Lecture Series, Department of Internal Medicine, Jerry Pettis Memorial VA Hospital, August 21, 1998.
  7. “Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, an Under-Appreciated Cause of Cryptogenic Cirrhosis.” Gastroenterology Case Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, August 14, 1998.
  8. “Gastrointestinal Diseases and Pregnancy.” Gastroenterology Case Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, March 27, 1998.
  9. “Obesity-related Cirrhosis – The New Silent Killer,” Alumni Postgraduate Convention, Loma Linda University, March 10, 1998.
  10. “GI Bleeding, Esophageal Diseases, and Pancreatitis.” Core Curriculum Lecture Series, School of Nursing, Loma Linda University, February 3, 1998.
  11. “Glutamine Metabolism.” Basic Science Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, December 19, 1997.
  12. “Autoimmune Hepatitis.” Gastroenterology Case Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, November 14, 1997.
  13. “Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas.” Liver-Biliary-Pancreas Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, September 26, 1997.
  14. “Neuroendocrine Tumors of the GI Tract.” Core Curriculum Lecture Series, Department of Internal Medicine, Jerry Pettis Memorial VA Hospital, August 26, 1997.
  15. “Hepatic Abscesses, a Historical Review of Diagnosis and Management.” Liver-Biliary-Pancreas Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, June 13, 1997.
  16. “Ascites and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis.” Gastroenterology Case Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, November 8, 1996.
  17. “Unusual Colitides.” Gastroenterology Case Conference, Loma Linda University Medical Center, September 13, 1996.
  18. “Management of Ascites.” Core Curriculum Lecture Series, Department of Internal Medicine, Jerry Pettis Memorial VA Hospital, August 20, 1996.
+Peer-Reviewed Articles
  1. Chen YK, Foliente RL, Santoro MJ, Collen MJ. Sphincterotomy-induced pancreatitis: Increased risk associated with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and nondilated bile ducts. Am J Gastroenterol 1994;89:327-33.
  2. Chen YK, Abdulian JD, Escalante-Glorsky S, Youssef A, Foliente RL, Collen MJ. Clinical outcome of post-ERCP pancreatitis: Relationship to history of previous pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol 1995;90:2120-3.
  3. Foliente RL, Wise GR, Collen MJ, Chen YK. ColoCARE Self-Test versus Hemoccult II SENSA for fecal occult blood testing. Am J Gastroenterol 1995;90:2160-3.
  4. Foliente RL, Youssef AI, Chang AC, Ford LJ, Condon SC, Chen YK. Endoscopic cecal perforation: Mechanisms of injury. Am J Gastroenterol 1996;91:705-8.
  5. Wise GR, Foliente RL, Chen YK. ColoCARE Self-Test versus Hemoccult II SENSA for fecal occult blood testing. Letter to the Editor. Am J Gastroenterol 1996;91:1671-2.
  6. Chen YK, Wise GR, Foliente RL. ColoCARE Self-Test versus Hemoccult II SENSA for fecal occult blood testing: Response to “Friendly Fire.” Letter to the Editor. Am J Gastroenterol 1996;91:1672-3.
  7. Foliente RL, Chen YK. Diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the elderly. Clinical Geriatrics 1997;5(12):62-72.
  8. Chen YK, Godil A, Thompson SA, Foliente RL, Adams NC, Kappel PA. Utility of telephone call-back for outpatient endoscopy. J Clin Gastro 1998; 26(4): 342-343.
  9. Foliente RL, Kovacs BJ, Aprecio RM, Bains HJ, Kettering JD, Chen YK. Efficacy of high-level disinfectants for reprocessing GI endoscopes in simulated-use testing. Gastrointest Endosc 2001;53(4): 456-62.
+Published Abstracts
  1. Chen YK, Foliente RL, Walter MH, Minodin MO, Collen MJ. Endoscopic sphincterotomy complications: Increased risk associated with small bile ducts. Gastrointest Endosc 1993;39:339. Accepted by ASGE for presentation at DDW, Boston, MA, May 16-19, 1993.
  2. Chen YK, Abdulian JD, Foliente RL, Minodin MO, Escalante-Glorsky S, Branson MM, Collen MJ. Clinical outcome of pancreatitis associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Gastrointest Endosc 1993;39:311.
  3. Chen YK, Santoro MJ, Foliente RL, Walter MH, Collen MJ. Endoscopic sphincterotomy is more hazardous in patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and nondilated bile ducts. Gut 1993;34:S33. Oral presentation at the United European Gastroenterology Week, Barcelona, Spain, June 19-24, 1993.
  4. Chen YK, Abdulian JD, Escalante-Glorsky S, Foliente RL, Collen MJ. Post-ERCP pancreatitis: Relationship to previous history of pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol 193;88:1528. Accepted by ACG for presentation at annual meeting, October 4-6, 1993, New York, NY.
  5. Foliente RL, Youssef AI, Ford LJ, Chang AC, Condon SC, Chen YK. Endoscopic cecal perforation: Mechanisms of injury. Am J Gastroenterol 1994;89:1701. Accepted by ACG for presentation at annual meeting, September 28-29, 1994, San Francisco, CA.
  6. Manbeck MA, Chang AC, Foliente RL, Walter MH, Chen YK. Safety of outpatient biliary sphincterotomy. Gastrointest Endosc 1995;41:406. Accepted by ASGE for presentation at DDW, May 14-17, 1995, San Diego, CA.
  7. Chang AC, Ford LJ, Foliente RL, McCracken JD, Walter MH, Chen YK. Role of ERCP in the evaluation of pancreatic cancer patients with atypical CT findings. Gastrointest Endosc 1995;41:406.
  8. Thompson SA, Foliente RL, Frankson MA, Adams NC, Kappel PA, Chen YK. Is telephone call-back necessary for endoscopy outpatients? Am J Gastroenterol 195;90:1666. Accepted by ACG for presentation at annual meeting, October 16-18, 1995, New York, NY.
  9. Foliente RL, Aprecio RM, Kovacs BJ, Kettering JD, Roy I, Chen YK. High-level disinfection of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes using a combination of glutaraldehyde and peracetic acid. Gastrointest Endosc 1998;47:99.
    Accepted by ASGE for presentation at DDW, May 17-20, 1998, New Orleans, LA.
  10. Chen YK, Thompson KS, Foliente RL, Kovacs BJ, Griffin R. Maximum Capacity (“Jumbo”) biopsy forceps versus large capacity biopsy forceps for endoscopic surveillance of patients with Barrett’s esophagus. Gastrointest Endosc 1998;47:164.
    Accepted by ASGE for presentation at DDW, May 17-20, 1998, New Orleans, LA.
  11. Chen YK, Godil A, Walter MH, Khan SA, Schilling III RC, Foliente RL. Accessory pancreatic duct drainage does not protect against ERCP-induced pancreatitis. Gastrointest Endosc 1998;47:439.
    Accepted by ASGE for presentation at DDW, May 17-20, 1998, New Orleans, LA.
  12. Foliente RL, Aprecio RM, Bains HJ, Kettering JD, Chen YK. High-level disinfection (HLD) of GI endoscopes: Is there a problem? Gastrointest Endosc 1999;49:141.
    Accepted by ASGE for presentation at DDW, May 16-19, 1999, Orlando, FL
  13. Chen YK, Schilling RC, Khan SA, Foliente RL, Walter MH, Godil A. Risk factors for post- ERCP pancreatitis: A multivariate analysis of 1427 cases. Gastrointest Endosc 1999;49:74.
    Accepted by ASGE for presentation at DDW, May 16-19, 1999, Orlando, FL.
  14. Foliente RL, Chen YK, Kovacs BJ, Aprecio RM, Kettering JD. Reprocessing of GI endoscopes: Standardization and validation of a manual cleaning protocol. Gastrointest Endosc 1999;49:141.
  15. Foliente RL, Aprecio RM, Kettering JD, Chen YK. Efficacy of various liquid chemical disinfectants against Mycobacteria: Implications for endoscope reprocessing. Gastrointest Endosc 1999;49:139.
  16. Foliente RL, Kovacs, Chen YK, BJ, Aprecio RM, Kettering JD. Validation of a standardized manual cleaning protocol for the reprocessing of GI endoscopes. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:2643.
    Accepted by ACG for presentation at annual meeting, October 18-20, 1999, Phoenix, AZ.
  17. Foliente RL, Chen YK, Aprecio RM, Kettering JD, Wong W. Comparative analysis of various liquid chemical disinfectants against mycobacteria: Implications for endoscopic reprocessing. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:2641.
    Accepted by ACG for presentation at annual meeting, October 18-20, 1999, Phoenix, AZ.
+References

Direct letters of reference available upon request.

Yang K. Chen, M.D. Professor of Medicine GI Practice Director Director of Endoscopy Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Michael H. Walter, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Gastroenterology Loma Linda University Medical Center

Terence D. Lewis, MB, BS Associate Professor of Medicine Program Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Internal Medicine Loma Linda University Medical Center

Ronald A. Griffin, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Gastroenterology Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center

Bruce A. Runyon, M.D. Professor of Medicine Chief, Hepatology Program Division of Transplant Hepatology Loma Linda University Medical Center

Andrew Chang, M.D. Gastroenterologist Sierra Nevada Gastroenterology 300 Sierrra College Dr., Suite 105 Grass Valley, CA 95945

ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine

ACG American College of Gastroenterology

ASGE American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

DDW Digestive Diseases Week (combined meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Association for Study of Liver Diseases, Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract).