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Kyle Staller, MD, MPH

Dr. Kyle Staller is a Physician Investigator in the CTEU, gastroenterologist and the director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory at MGH. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at HMS. Dr. Staller specializes in disorders of gastrointestinal motility and neurogastroenterology and is a faculty member of the MGH Center for Neurointestinal Health and the MGH Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders. His clinical practice is devoted to treating patients with GI motility disorders and disorders of brain-gut interaction. 

Dr. Staller’s research interests include clinical and epidemiologic research in neurogastroenterology and motility with particular interest in chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, eating disorders, and women’s health in functional GI diseases. His research has been published in medical journals across the spectrum of GI, and he also serves as a medical liaison to the media with appearances in national news outlets as well as health and wellness magazines.

Dr. Staller received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained at MGH for residency and gastroenterology (GI) fellowship. He also completed formal training in epidemiology culminating in a MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and subspecialty training in neurogastroenterology and motility at MGH before joining the faculty.

Key Publications

Mortality Risk in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Results From a Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study.

Staller K, Olén O, Söderling J, Roelstraete B, Törnblom H, Khalili H, Joshi AD, Nguyen LH, Song M, Kuo B, Chan AT, Ludvigsson JF.

Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 May;115(5):746-755. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000573.

PMID: 32108661 Clinical Trial.


Frequency of Eating Disorder Pathology Among Patients With Chronic Constipation and Contribution of Gastrointestinal-Specific Anxiety.

Murray HB, Flanagan R, Banashefski B, Silvernale CJ, Kuo B, Staller K.

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct;18(11):2471-2478. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.12.030. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

PMID: 31923640


Physical Activity, BMI, and Risk of Fecal Incontinence in the Nurses' Health Study.

Staller K, Song M, Grodstein F, Matthews CA, Whitehead WE, Kuo B, Chan AT, Townsend MK.

Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2018 Oct 25;9(10):200. doi: 10.1038/s41424-018-0068-6.

PMID: 30356052


Increased Long-term Dietary Fiber Intake Is Associated With a Decreased Risk of Fecal Incontinence in Older Women.

Staller K, Song M, Grodstein F, Whitehead WE, Matthews CA, Kuo B, Chan AT.

Gastroenterology. 2018 Sep;155(3):661-667.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.05.021. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

PMID: 29758215

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