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Jonathan Leighton, MD

Professor of medicine and chair of the Division of Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Dr. Leighton is a professor of medicine and chair of the Division of Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He received his MD from University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. His specialties include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia and diseases of the small bowel. He has used these interests to focus on improving imaging of the small bowel, biomarkers for inflammatory bowel disease, and detection of colorectal cancer.

Recent Publications

  • Yang M, Leighton JA, Faigel DO, Katariya NN. Duodenal gangliocytic paraganglioma: Endoscopy, sonography and F-18 FDG PET/CT imaging. Dig Liver Dis. 2017 Oct; 49 (10):1162 Epub 2017 May 18

  • Gurudu SR, Boroff ES, Crowell MD, Atia M, Umar SB, Leighton JA, Faigel DO, Ramirez FC. Impact of feedback on adenoma detection rates: Outcomes of quality improvement program. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep 11 Epub 2017 Sept 11

  • Franco DL, Leighton JA, Gurudu SR. Approach to Incomplete Colonoscopy: New Techniques and Technologies. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2017 Aug; 13 (8):476-483

  • Wang H, Demirkan G, Bian X, Wallstrom G, Barker K, Karthikeyan K, Tang Y, Pasha SF, Leighton JA, Qiu J, LaBaer J. Identification of Antibody Against SNRPB, Small Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein-Associated Proteins B and B’, as an Autoantibody Marker in Crohn’s Disease using an Immunoproteomics Approach. J Crohns Colitis. 2017 Jul 01; 11 (7):848-856

  • Pasha SF, Leighton JA. Evidence-Based Guide on Capsule Endoscopy for Small Bowel Bleeding. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2017 Feb; 13 (2):88-93

  • Leighton JA, Helper DJ, Gralnek IM, Dotan I, Fernandez-Urien I, Lahat A, Malik P, Mullin GE, Rosa B. Comparing diagnostic yield of a novel pan-enteric video capsule endoscope with ileocolonoscopy in patients with active Crohn’s disease: a feasibility study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Jan; 85 (1):196-205.e1 Epub 2016 Sept 19