Mark N Damiano


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Staff Gastroenterologist
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Colorectal cancer screening
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2002 MD Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
1998 BA University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


Dr. Damiano first joined the U.S. Navy Reserves through the Health Professions Scholarship Program in 1998 while attending the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate. Upon graduation from medical school in 2002, he was promoted to active duty Lieutenant and went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He served four years as a staff internist at the Great Lakes Naval Health Clinic and then went on to complete a highly competitive three year fellowship in Gastroenterology at the National Capital Consortium in Washington, DC. As a staff gastroenterologist, he served at the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital for three years. After 13 years of service in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Damiano separated from active duty and took a civilian contractor position as a staff gastroenterologist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where he continues to work, train fellows, and pursue his main interest in colorectal cancer screening.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

2016 Clinicial of the Year, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Gastroenterology Department

Staff Gastroenterologist and Director of Manometry Services, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 2015-Present

Staff Gastroenterolgist, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA, 2012-2015

Associate Program Director, National Capital Consortium GI Fellowship, Bethesda, MD, 2012-2015

First Place - Americal College of Gastroenterology's GI Jeopardy competition held live at the 2011 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC

Staff Internist and Section Chief, Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes, Great Lakes, IL, 2008-2009

Senior Medical Officer, Mass Casualty Officer, and Force Protection Officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait, Kuwait Naval Base, 2008

Staff Internist, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Great Lakes, IL, 2005-2008

Representative Bibliography

Damiano MN, Cash BD. Will CT colonography improve colorectal cancer screening compliance? Imaging Med. 2013 Apr;5(2):161-175

Pooler BD, Baumel MJ, Cash BD, Moawad FJ, Riddle MS, Patrick AM, Damiano MN, Lee MH, Kim DH, Muñoz del Rio A, Pickhardt PJ. Screening CT colonography: multicenter survey of patient experience, preference, and potential impact on adherence. Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jun;198(6):1361-6

Kwok RM, Damiano MN, Moawad FJ. Actively Bleeding Dieulafoy Lesion Identified in a Critically Ill Patient Only After the Use of Hydrogen Peroxide. Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Sep;107(9):1445-6