Carole Macaron, MD

Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic
Population and Cancer Prevention Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

I am a practicing gastroenterologist in a large academic center, with specific interest in sporadic and inherited colorectal polyp and cancer prevention. My work during my training years has included studies on serrated polyps, approaches to identify histologic high risk features, and risk of advanced neoplasia on follow up. After I joined the GI department at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, my primary focus has been to improve colorectal cancer screening uptake and access to screening for veterans in underserved and rural areas. We have identified several system-based barriers and demonstrated that novel bowel preparation protocol to reduce the rate of inadequate bowel preparation, need for unnecessary repeat procedures and improved endoscopy access in our unit. I am currently a co-investigator on industry funded clinical studies, one of which aiming at validating a blood test for colorectal cancer screening.