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ACG Institute Mission Statement The mission of the American College of Gastroenterology Institute for Clinical Research and Education is to promote digestive health through education of the clinician, the patient and the public, to support clinical research and innovation in gastroenterology and hepatology, and to raise public awareness about prevention of digestive disease.

CONTENTS Institute Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Letter from the ACG Institute Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

RESEARCH Report on ACG Clinical Research Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 New Research Award Categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Supporting Investigative Science: The ACG 2020 Clinical Research Awards ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 Spotlight: ACG Clinical Research Awardees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Perspective: Incoming Class of Junior Faculty Awardees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Current ACG Junior Development Awardee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ACG Scholars: Contributions to the ACG 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2018 ACG Junior Faculty Development Awardees Present in San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ACG Scholars: Meet in San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ACG Scholars: Past Junior Faculty Awardees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ACG Research Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

EDUCATION ACG’s Hepatology School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 ACG’s IBD School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Educational Tools: Irritable Bowel Syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 NEW ACG’s Endoscopy School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 ACG’s Functional Gi Disorders School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The ACG Institute at 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 G.U.T. Fund for Clinical Research and Education: Donor Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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ACG Institute LEADERSHIP ACG INSTITUTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG ACG Institute Director Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), FACG Scottsdale, Arizona

Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, MACG Rockwall, Texas

Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG ACG Vice President Providence, Rhode Island

David A. Johnson, MD, MACG Norfolk, Virginia

Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS San Diego, California

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG Chair, ACG Research Committee Chapel Hill, North Carolina

W. Elwyn Lyles, MD, FACG Maryville, Tennessee

ACG Executive Director Bradley C. Stillman, Esq.

Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Educational Affairs Committee Houston, Texas

Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG Charlotte, North Carolina

The Institute recognizes, with thanks, the contributions of PAST BOARD MEMBERS: Edgar Achkar, MD, MACG ACG Institute Director Emeritus (2005–2014)

Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Educational Affairs Committee (2016-2019)

Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Educational Affairs Committee (2011–2013)

Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Research Committee (2015-2018)

Frank A. Hamilton, MD, MPH, MACG (2010–2016)

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG ACG Vice President (2017-2018)

William D. Chey, MD, FACG (2015–2016)

Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG ACG Vice President (2016–2017) Board Member (2011–2015)

Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, MACG (2011–2017)

Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG Board Member (2010–2013) Chair, ACG Research Committee (2013–2015)

David Y. Graham, MD, MACG (2005–2011)

Seymour Katz, MD, MACG (2005–2009)

Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, MACG (2005–2010)

Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG (2005–2011)

David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG ACG Vice President (2018-2019)

Bret A. Lashner, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Research Committee (2010–2012)

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG (2013-2019)

Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG (2013-2019)

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John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Educational Affairs Committee (2013–2015)

Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, MACG (2006–2009) Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG (2005–2013)

LETTER from the ACG Institute Director DEAR COLLEAGUES, I write to you in the most extraordinary time of our professional lives. Never before have so many changes happened so quickly and with such profound impact on gastroenterology. Many of us have worry about our patients, our practices, and our futures. These past months have witnessed acts of bravery amongst our colleagues, and have challenged us all to find different ways to care for our patients. Given this backdrop, it might be natural to toss this publication, the 2019–2020 ACG Institute Report of Programs and Activities, to the side. Instead, now, more than ever, the mission of the Institute—to educate, to support clinical research and innovation, and to raise public awareness about digestive disease, has special relevance. As we strive to meet the challenges of this pandemic, our need for education has never been greater. New challenges demand new solutions, and the best, most innovative solutions will be evidence-based. And none of our efforts will be maximally effective without public awareness of the toll of gastrointestinal illness and the effectiveness of preventive measures. For these reasons, the Institute has increased its efforts to educate our profession and the public, and to develop the next generation of leaders in gastroenterology. We have expanded clinical research opportunities, increased funding support, augmented our leadership training programs, and developed new educational programs. In fact, this has been the busiest year since I have served as the Institute Director.

The work of the Institute is done by the talented and creative members of the Institute Board of Directors. I want to thank my colleagues on the Board. and our ACG staff, who work tirelessly to make the vision of the Board a reality. I invite you to take a moment to review this year’s report. It documents multiple changes in our successful clinical grants program. Perhaps the most impressive of these is that the Junior Faculty Development Awards have been increased in funding to $450,000 over three years, beginning with the 2021 award cycle. Also of note are new grant programs, including the first iteration of research grants for residents and medical students. It is our hope that engaging the best prospects early in their training will strengthen the pipeline of our profession. We also began a new bridge grant program; our first grant aimed specifically at more senior investigators. The ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorships (EAVP) continue to be a big hit, with a large number of training programs requesting speakers. In a tribute to the flexibility of both the training programs and the speakers, some of these programs are now being planned virtually, due to COVID-19. Our Hepatology School and IBD School programs continue to be successful and the Functional GI Disorders School was held for the second and third time. The ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program again received rave reviews from its second class of future ACG leaders. These terrific young people participated in a virtual advocacy day with members of Congress.

1994–2020 ACG Institute AWARDS New initiatives include the convening of a NAFLD/NASH task force, the development of a new Endoscopy School, and the support of the Women in GI Committee’s efforts to publish a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology on management and treatment of GI conditions during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Our G.U.T. Fund to Grow, Uplift, and Transform GI through the work of the ACG Institute continues. We express our deepest gratitude to our Pillar Leadership Donors. Their remarkable commitment to the success of the Institute and to clinical gastroenterology is amazing. Please consider making your gift to the G.U.T. Fund, as an investment in the future of gastroenterology. The mission of the Institute reflects the values of our profession and the priorities of the College. In times of crisis, this work becomes even more important, both to reaffirm these values, and to develop the ideas and leaders who will guide us to better times. I feel fortunate to be involved with this wonderful organization at this challenging time, and I wish you the very best as you confront the challenges ahead.


$12 MILLION 64 RESEARCHERS $100,000 Per Year

$300,000 Total


$10.4 MILLION Clinical Research Awards

$50,000 per year Clinical Research Pilot Awards $15,000

per year

Smaller Programs Clinical Research Awards

$35,000 per year Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards

$10,000 per year Medical Student Research Awards

$5,0000 per year

Warmest Regards,

660 FUNDED INVESTIGATORS Totaling more than

$22.4 MILLION Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG Director, ACG Institute

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REPORT: ACG Clinical Research Awards

2020 Clinical Research Awards 16 Investigators Funded

Supporting Clinical Research: Fulfilling the Core Mission of the ACG Institute ESTABLISHED IN 1994, THE ACG INSTITUTE HAS PROVIDED FUNDING TOTALING MORE THAN $22.4 MILLION TO 660 INVESTIGATORS, for research relating to clinical gastrointestinal practice. The College is proud of the achievements of its funded investigators and plans to invest more fully in their leadership and success. The ACG Institute’s continued investment in career development awards and funding for GI fellows-in-training will foster clinical innovations in gastroenterology and hepatology that will improve patient care and strengthen the capabilities of practitioners. Funding for 2020 Clinical Research For 2020, the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education will award $1,516,742 in support of outstanding clinical research in gastroenterology. The ACG Institute will support four Junior Faculty Development Awards at an overall level of $1,200,000. The ACG Institute is proud of the investment in the career development of promising clinical researchers, and the excellent scientific research planned by the Junior Faculty Development Awardees. From among numerous submissions for the 2020 Clinical Research Awards, the Research Committee recommended funding for 16 investigators for a total of $316,742, of which three are pilot awards at the $15,000 level, five are for resident research awards at the $10,000 level, and four are for medical student research awards for a summer project at the $5,000 level.

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TOTALING $316,742 Clinical Research Award


Smaller Programs Award

Pilot Award


Medical Resident Clinical Research Award


Medical Student Research Award



ACG Institute will award


to support outstanding clinical research in gastroenterology.

Junior Faculty Development Awards




Per Recipient


Total Funding

1994–2020 ACG Institute Funded

660 INVESTIGATORS totaling more than


2021 Clinical Research Awards

ACG Institute Invests in GI Career Development The ACG Institute considers the Junior Faculty Development Award the “jewel in the crown” of the College’s research initiatives. This award provides three years of support at a level of $100,000 annually for a $300,000 total investment in GI clinical investigation. At this level of funding, the Institute is able to attract the best-qualified candidates and provide them with the protected research time when funding is increasingly scarce.

Smaller Programs Clinical Research Award For the purposes of this award, “smaller” GI programs are defined as programs with 15 or fewer full-time faculty across the program’s sites (pediatric programs with seven or fewer full-time faculty within the pediatric department may also apply). The Smaller Programs Clinical Research Award includes a requirement for a clearly defined mentoring plan, including e-mentoring, if necessary. The Institute finds it worthwhile to continue investing in excellent clinical research from a more varied group of institutions and to make this support meaningful and productive by specifically investing in mentoring.

Medical Resident Clinical Research Award This new award category supports original clinical research performed by trainees at the resident level. The

The ACG Institute is expanding clinical research award opportunities to

purpose of this one-year resident research project is to recognize and support promising trainees as they develop careers in clinical research in gastroenterology and hepatology. The project is performed under the mentorship of an ACG member, and covers travel to the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Medical Student Research Award This new award for medical students supports short-term summer research experiences in gastroenterology and hepatology for our junior colleagues in schools of medicine or osteopathy, The purpose of this award is to defray living expenses associated with the research. The project is performed under the mentorship of an ACG member, and may include case series, quality improvement projects, retrospective cohort studies, meta-analyses, etc. Successful applicants are also eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Rigorous Review of Clinical Research Applicants by ACG Research Committee In January 2020, the ACG Research Committee, under the leadership of Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG, convened in Las Vegas, NV to review the submissions for the ACG 2020 Clinical Research Awards. The hard-working committee members encompass a wide range of research expertise in gastroenterology and hepatology. Each

year, over 100 applications for grant funding are reviewed, spread among the categories of Junior Faculty Development Awards, Clinical Research Awards, Pilot Programs, and Smaller Programs. This year, there were two new categories for junior colleagues—Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards and Medical Student Research Awards. Both of these new award types include a travel component for participation in the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. The Committee reviewed these two categories separately by phone conference. The Research Committee members thoroughly review each grant application, with three reviewers assigned to score each grant, utilizing a scoring scale modeled on the NIH scoring system. At the committee’s in-person review in January, applications are discussed in detail with a presentation by each of the three assigned reviewers, followed by an open discussion and final scoring by all committee members. Once the review process is completed, a recommendation regarding which grants should be funded is made to the ACG Institute’s Director, Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, who then presents those funding decisions to the ACG Board of Trustees for final approval. The dedicated members of the Research Committee take part in the labor-intensive review process to ensure that the process is fair and that the best science is selected for funding. In order to assist applicants in their grantsmanship and future applications, all grant applicants also receive written critiques from the reviewers.

our mid-career and senior colleagues, as well as research in data systems. In 2021, two new research awards will be available: Mid-Career/Senior Clinical Scientist Bridge Award Up to $300,000 for 2-years to bridge senior or mid-career clinical investigators in the U.S. or Canada. ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Up to $50,000 for one or two years, to support research in GI endoscopy using the GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC) data registry.

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SUPPORTING INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCE: ACG Clinical Research Awards In 2020, the College offers Clinical Research Awards of up to $50,000 for original clinical research. The mission of this awards program is to fund innovative research that is patient care-oriented. The Committee also considers proposals for pilot awards of up to $15,000 within this category.

2020 ACG Clinical Research Awards Vipul Jairath, MD, PhD Western University Development and Validation of a Novel Disease Activity Index for Pouchitis

Bryan G. Sauer, MD, MSc (Clin Res)  University of Virginia Identifying Food Triggers in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Through Serum and Tissue IgG4 Levels

Sachin Wani, MD University of Colorado Denver Study of Compliance, Practice Patterns, and Barriers REgarding Established National Screening Programs for Barrett’s Esophagus: SCREEN-BE

2020 ACG Clinical Research Awards Pilot Projects  ACG / Takeda 2019 Clinical Research Awards Ankush Kalra, MD University of California, Irvine Dietary Counseling and Culinary Medicine in Gastroenterology Fellowship Training

Takeda has provided unrestricted support to the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education. In recognition, the ACG/Takeda Clinical Research Awards are provided to qualifying investigators. The ACG/Takeda Clinical Research Award is designated after the ACG Research Committee has made its grant decisions and the awardees have accepted.

Raaj Mehta, MD Massachusetts General Hospital Discovery of Gut Microbial Pathways for 5-ASA Metabolism

Daniel Schupack, MD Mayo Clinic Rochester The Role of Colonic Mucosal Colonization of C. difficile in Recurrent C. difficile infection

Amelie Therrien, MD, MS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Involvement of Mast Cells in Symptomatic Celiac Disease

SPOTLIGHT: ACG Clinical Research Awardees

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DR. YINGHONG WANG, MD, PHD, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, is a 2010 recipient of the ACG Clinical Research Award; Investigation of Serotonin Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Irritable Pouch Syndrome. She will be presenting her current research at ACG 2020 entitled Comparative Study of Vedolizumab and Infliximab Treatment in Patients With Immune-Mediated Diarrhea and Colitis.


Recipients of the ACG Clinical Research Award continue to make significant contributions to the field of clinical gastroenterology and are a source of tremendous pride for the ACG Institute. For ACG 2020, two noteworthy awardees were selected to present their research on the topic of immune-mediated diarrhea and colitis and on the use of endoscopy fine needle biopsies in pancreatic cancer. The ACG Institute is proud to highlight the significant accomplishments of not only experienced investigators, but also the work of young investigators who have recently received clinical research awards and are also presenting at ACG 2020.


ACG Funded Grantees Yield Insight and Publications

DR. EILEEN CARPENTER, MD, PHD, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST TRAINING PROGRAM, is a 2019 recipient of the ACG Clinical Research Award; Using Endoscopic Fine Needle Biopsies of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma for Precision Medicine. She will be presenting on Developing a Multimodal Platform for Precision Medicine Using Endoscopy Fine Needle Biopsies in Pancreatic Cancer.  The ACG institute is proud to spotlight young recent awardees who are also presenting at ACG 2020

SUPPORTING INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCE: ACG Future Leaders In 2020, the College offers Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards of up to $10,000, and Medical Student Research Awards of up to $5,000. The mission of this awards program is to fund innovative research that is patient care-oriented.

2020 ACG Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards

Stephen Firkins, MD The Ohio State University A Cloud-Hosted Artificial Intelligence Algorithm for the Automated Detection of Polyps During Colonoscopy: A Pilot Study

Jonathan Downie, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Colon Cancer Evolution in MUTYH Heterozygotes

Jesus Luevano, MD Massachusetts General Hospital Functional and Transcriptional Consequences of Aspirin Use on the Human Fecal Microbiome

Eric Lorio, MD UT Health San Antonio Pediatric ERCP: A Multi-Pronged Examination of Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes

Chiraag Kulkarni, MD Stanford University Outcomes of Infections in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: An Analysis of the Effect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Status

2020 ACG Medical Student Research Awards Nia Adeniji, M. Eng Stanford School of Medicine Prognostic Role of Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Soham Rege, BS Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Provider Recommendations After Surveillance Colonoscopy in Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jordyn Feingold, MAPP Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Empowered Transitions: Understanding the Experience of Transitioning to Adult Care Among Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Their Parents Using Photovoice

Sho Yoshitake, BS Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Comparison of Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Statins in the Chemoprevention of Heptatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-Analysis

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PERSPECTIVE: Incoming Class of Junior Faculty Awardees ACG’s 2020 Junior Faculty Development Awardees Share Thoughts on Their Research and Career Focus Patricia Bloom, MD

my research objectives. These skills will allow me to move towards independence in conducting high-quality research on microbiome-based interventions for chronic liver disease. The important data generated from this project will serve as the basis of future projects and funding.

Kimberly N. Harer, MD, ScM University of Michigan

Development of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to Identify Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in Adult Gastroenterology Patients

University of Michigan Fecal Microbiota Transplant for the Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy

This year I am joining the faculty of the University of Michigan as a transplant hepatologist. I am a clinical investigator studying the connection between the intestinal microbiome and complications of cirrhosis. I completed my internal medicine residency, my GI fellowship, and my advanced transplant hepatology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (2013-2020), and have additional training in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2017). With generous support from the ACG Junior Faculty Development Award, I will complete a project to determine if oral fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) capsules can improve the intestinal dysbiosis in cirrhotic patients and treat hepatic encephalopathy. My first aim is to assess the efficacy and safety of oral FMT capsules from previously efficacious donors to improve ongoing cognitive dysfunction and intestinal dysbiosis in cirrhotic patients with a history of overt hepatic encephalopathy. The second aim is to identify the species and functional pathways of the fecal microbiome associated with improvement in cognitive function after FMT in cirrhotic patients with a history of hepatic encephalopathy. Ultimately, my long-term goals are to identify the mechanistic pathways underpinning this data, and to create next generation microbiome-based therapies for the treatment of cirrhotic complications, tailored to the disease state. In the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACG Junior Faculty Development Award has provided the certainty of knowing that my time and energy can continue to focus on advancing research for this group of patients, who desperately need a revolution in their care. Hepatic encephalopathy continues to wreak havoc on the lives of patients and available treatments are far from perfect. With this support from the ACG, the current proposal will build on my strong foundation, while simultaneously developing important new techniques and skills to achieve

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I am a Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Michigan. During my gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, which included a T32 grant and completion of a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree, I had the pleasure of working with a mentor, Dr. Jay Pasricha, in the multi-disciplinary Food, Body, and Mind Clinic. This experience sparked my passion for understanding the complex GI and psychological processes contributing to patients’ disordered eating patterns and malnutrition. I then had the opportunity to join the University of Michigan faculty and work with a team of gastroenterology and psychogastroenterology mentors, including Drs. William Chey and Megan Riehl, who continued to foster my desire to investigate how Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) complicates the clinical presentation of GI patients. Among adult GI patients, ARFID is most often associated with a fear of negative consequences, and patients often describe this phenomenon as “food PTSD.” To date, ARFID has largely gone unrecognized and undiagnosed in the GI population, which is primarily driven by the critical knowledge gap in how to differentiate normal, adaptive dietary restriction due to true negative side effects from food from maladaptive ARFID-driven restriction. The aim of this study is to provide clinicians with an accessible, robust, valid, and clinically meaningful Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to identify ARFID in the GI patient population and support clinical decision-making. The new PROM will directly improve patient care by assessing for ARFID behaviors and providing treatment guidance in an accessible, low cost, valid, and reliable way. This will be accomplished through rigorous scientific methodology (PROMIS standards) and utilization of both patient and clinician input throughout the development process. Aim 1 will develop a conceptual framework of ARFID and GI symptom-driven food avoidance symptoms and behaviors. Aim 2 will build an item pool of clinically relevant

items related to ARFID-driven and GI symptom-driven food avoidance. Aim 3 will field test the new PROM in a large sample of gastroenterology patients with diverse GI diagnoses and varying disease severity. This mentored research will lay the foundation for validation and pilot implementation of the new PROM as the focus of a K23 career award application. Ultimately, this new PROM will facilitate future research investigating ARFID therapy effectiveness for patients with a wide range of digestive disease disorders. My long-term goal is to establish myself as a national leader and independent researcher in the emerging field of psychogastroenterology, in particular focusing on: 1) integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluate the overlap of gastrointestinal and psychological symptoms and 2) developing and implementing multidisciplinary interventions to improve patient care.

Nadim Mahmud, MD, MS, MPH, MSCE

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Improving Surgical Risk Prediction in Patients With Cirrhosis

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. My gastroenterology and advanced/ transplant hepatology fellowships, which included a T32 research training grant in clinical epidemiology, were both completed at the University of Pennsylvania. The motivation for this research project stems from clinical challenges in risk stratifying patients with cirrhosis for surgical procedures. Existing tools are either poorly calibrated or not designed to broadly predict cirrhosis surgical risk. In particular, no models consider the type of surgical procedure to be performed, which generally leads to overestimation of surgical risk and a culture of risk aversion. The first specific aim of the project is to derive, internally validate, and externally validate novel cirrhosis surgical risk models using granular population-level data and detailed surgical information. The team plans to incorporate differences in risk based on surgery type and indication, and to compare the new models against current clinical standards, such as the model for end-stage liver disease score and the Mayo surgical risk score. The second specific aim of this project is to use decision analysis methods to determine optimal clinical decisions for a common clinical scenario —acute cholecystitis. This is an important issue, as surgical risk must be weighed against non-surgical options in clinical practice.

Ju Dong Yang, MD, MS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Extracellular Vesicle as a Novel Circulating Biomarker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

I am a junior faculty in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases and Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, I obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Sciences from the Mayo Graduate School. During that time, I developed an interest in research on liver cancer and decided to become a hepatologist. I finished gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship training on the NIH T32 training grant and recently completed the advanced fellowship training program in transplant hepatology at the Mayo Clinic before joining Cedars-Sinai. The goal of this proposal is to develop the HCC EV mRNA risk score that reflects tumor

biology and predicts tumor progression. Our central hypothesis is that mRNA profiling of HCC EVs isolated from peripheral blood reflects HCC tissue mRNA expression and the HCC EV mRNA risk score, developed by the best combination of the Nault`s five genes and five MATs related genes, is predictive of tumor progression after adjusting for tumor stage and treatment. The proposal will be implemented via the following two specific aims. Aim 1 is to develop HCC EV mRNA risk score for prediction of HCC progression. We hypothesize that HCC EV mRNA risk score has great potential for the prediction of HCC progression. In Aim 2, we will determine the correlation of HCC mRNA-based risk score between purified HCC EVs and HCC tissues. We hypothesize that HCC EV mRNA risk score is correlated with HCC tissue-derived mRNA risk score. Successful completion of this proof of concept study will provide evidence that EVs are effective liquid biopsy tools to monitor the expression of tumor-associated genes without invasive tissue biopsy by simple peripheral blood draw, while providing prognostic information in HCC. My career development goals during this award period are to gain expertise in liver cancer biology, EV mRNA profiling technology, advanced biostatistics, bioinformatics, and grant writing skills to become an expert in precision medicinebased HCC biomarker research with the ultimate goal of providing better prognostication, prediction of treatment response, clinical trial design, and selection of individualized treatment. It is a great honor to receive the 2020 ACG Junior Faculty Development Award, which will provide me with the key support needed to establish my expertise and investigate an exciting area of precision medicine in HCC. My research team will collaborate closely with other members of the cancer center and utilize novel methodologies and innovative approaches to achieve my research and career development goals.

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Furthermore, assessments that consider quality of life and not simply mortality reflect a more comprehensive view of patient care. In pursuing this line of research, therefore, the overarching goal is to improve decision-making for patients with cirrhosis who are being considered for surgery, prioritizing both mortality reduction and improved quality of life. This aligns with my professional goal to become an effective and influential career physician-scientist, with an expertise in risk prediction modeling as applied to a host of issues related to chronic liver disease and liver transplantation. I am extremely grateful to have received an ACG Junior Faculty Development Award, as it affords me the opportunity to develop expertise in advanced modeling methods, risk prediction, and decision analysis. This foundation will help me establish myself as a researcher, build collaborations, and investigate important questions to improve the health of patients with liver disease.

Dustin Carlson, MD, MSCI, Northwestern University Biomechanical Assessment of the Esophagogastric Junction and Application of Predictive Analytics to Enhance Evaluation of Functional Dysphagia

ACG SCHOLARS: Contributions to the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting A MAINSTAY OF THE ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING is the stimulating research submitted by Junior Faculty Development Award recipients, which dominates the oral plenary sessions. This year, at the ACG 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, the Junior Faculty Development Award recipients will once again be presenting highquality research. As part of their award requirements, grantees are encouraged to submit an abstract to the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Submissions are rigorously reviewed and evaluated by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee, which this year selected fewer than 70 papers for oral presentation from the more than 3.600 abstracts submitted. The consistently high percentage of oral papers presented by ACG Scholars at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting is a testament to the talents of this dynamic group of clinical researchers. Their work is frequently featured as part of the distinguished Presidential Plenary Sessions, a forum to showcase the best abstract in each organ system category.


Brigham & Women’s Hospital Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Decolonizes C. difficile in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Concomitant C. difficile Infection


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Safety and Efficacy of Long-Term Treatment of EoE With Fluticasone Propionate Orally Disintegrating Tablet (APT-1011): Results From 40 Weeks Treatment in a Phase 2b Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial (Esophagus Award)

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2018 ACG Junior Faculty Development Awardees Present Their Research in San Antonio Dr. Adams’ project explores defining, measuring, and implementing highvalue care in GI, in particular as it relates to appropriate use of endoscopic resources. She is exploring optimizing specialty care access and delivery in the VA and beyond. Anesthesia-assisted sedation (AA) is a discretionary service that is rapidly replacing endoscopistdirected sedation as the new community standard looking at provider and facility factors (incentive). There is a lack of clear, evidence-based criteria to guide sedation triage. Her aims include developing and validating a predictive model to identify patients at risk for failing standard sedation. Dr. Deepak’s project focuses on the limitations of current treatment targets in small bowel Crohn’s disease and the radiological response in the bowel wall. The aims of the project are: 1) prospectively determine if short term (14 weeks) transmural response (TR) on MRE in SBCD patients starting a new biologic predicts corticosteroid-free clinical remission at 52 weeks. Early TR on MRI as a treatment target that predict long-term, clinically relevant outcomes require prospective validation. Achievement of radiological TR 4 months after initiation of new biologic therapy predicts corticosteroid-free remission at 52 weeks; 2) Determine the role of a novel serum proteomic biomarker profile in predicting clinical remission 14 weeks after starting a new biologic. In

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preliminary data, they identified a panel of 12 serum proteins whose differential expression pattern from week 0 to week 6 correlates with clinical remission 14 weeks after starting a new biologic. This novel serum proteomic biomarker profile will predict primary non-response to a new biologic at 14 weeks. For year 2, Dr. Deepak hopes to complete enrollment with concurrent blood/stool collection, to submit for a grant examining performance of predictive models combining various elements of radiological data/response with baseline and serial clinical and proteomic data in predicting short term response and 1 year corticosteroidfree remission. For year 3, they plan to complete enrollment with concurrent blood/stool collection. In addition, Dr. Deepak intends to submit for a grant examining performance of predictive models combining various elements of radiological data/response with baseline and serial clinical and proteomic data in predicting short term response and one year corticosteroid-free remission. Dr. Hiremath presented information related to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and its increasing threat as a prevalent allergen-mediated condition. Dr. Hiremath’s work was based on the hypotheses that: 1) tissue-level biochemical changes related to EoE can be quantified by Raman Spectroscopy in vitro and in vivo; 2) Raman Spectroscopy would identify unique biochemical and biomolecular

markers reflective of EoE activity as assessed by validated endoscopic (EREFS) and histologic (EoEHSS) metrics. Through his research, Dr. Hiremath was able to determine that glycogen content decreased with worsening tissue pathology (per EoEHSS). In addition, lipid ratio was higher in EoE compared to controls. Dr. Hiremath is working on enrollment to collect more in vivo data to determine clinical and statistical significance. Dr. Yadlapati presented on the “Current Paradigm of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).” The aims of her research are to: 1) assess the adjunctive role of UES assist device to PPI therapy, 2) identify clinico-physiologic phenotypes of patients with LPR, and 3) develop a multi-disciplinary clinical pathway for LPR. The central issue Dr. Yadlapati explores is the generalization of limited diagnostic and therapeutic strategies across a heterogeneous prevalent patient population, which impedes the ability to provide effective personalized care in LPR. Ultimately, her goal is to define a phenotype-guided care paradigm for LPR based on the distinct mechanisms of LPR. Dr. Yadlapati’s research reveals that out of adults with three months of sore throat and throat clearing, 60% of cases were misdiagnosed as LPR, 50% do not improve with PPIs, and it costs 50 billion health care dollars annually.

ACG 2019 Scholars Event in San Antonio (front row L to R: Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, FACG, Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG, Chair, ACG Research Committee, Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, Director, ACG Institute, second row L to R: Amit Singal, MD, MS, Walter G. Park, MD, MS, Elena M. Stoffel, MD, MPH, Christopher V. Almario, MD, MSHPM, Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, Naim Alkhouri, MD, Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, Megan Adams, MD, JD, MSc, Yuri A. Saito-Loftus, MD, MPH, FACG, Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS, Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH)

SUPPORTING INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCE: ACG Scholars Meeting in San Antonio, TX THE ACG SCHOLARS ARE A COHORT OF 64 CURRENT AND FORMER RECIPIENTS OF THE ACG JUNIOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD. As recipients of this prestigious award, they represent the highest level of achievement and further new research to benefit the delivery of care. Established in 1997, the ACG Scholars Cohort meets each year at the ACG Annual Meeting to network and attend a presentation on the research

progress of the previous year’s Junior Development Award recipients. ACG 2019 SCHOLARS EVENT IN SAN ANTONIO On October 28, 2019, at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, TX, the ACG Scholars met for the annual luncheon and networking event. This gathering has become an annual tradition, bringing together past Junior Faculty Development

Award recipients with the previous year’s awardees. ACG Institute Director, Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, welcomed everyone, including current and former members of the ACG Institute Board of Directors to the luncheon. Dr. Shaheen encouraged everyone to remain engaged in the work of the Institute and provided a summary of the Institute’s current projects. The Junior Faculty Award

recipients from 2018 made impressive presentations on the progress of their research. Megan Adams, MD, JD, MsC of the Univeristy of Michigan provided an update on her project Promoting High-Value Use of Endoscopic Sedation, Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine presented on Triangular Phenotyping and Response Assessment in Small Bowel Crohn’s Disease Using MRe and Novel Proteomic

Biomarkers, Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offered an update on his project Label Free Determination of Biomolecular and Biochemical Signatures in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Bench to Bedside Application of Raman Spectroscopy, and Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS of the University of California San Diego presented on Determining Best Practices for Reflux Associated Laryngeal Symptoms.

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Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG Executive Vice President for Research, Inova Health System; Chairman, Department of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University; Professor of Biomedical Sciences, George Mason University; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Genomics in Liver Disease; President, Inova Medicine Service Line

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Yvonne Romero, MD, FACG Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester

John M. Inadomi, MD, FACG Cyrus E. Rubin Endowed Chair in Medicine; Head, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington

2000 2002

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG Bozymski-Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill


1999 1999

Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG David W. Crabb Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Associate Dean for Clinical Research; Adjunct Professor of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine


Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH, FACG Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Director of Research, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention; Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics and Prevention Clinics; Director, Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


G. Richard Locke, III, MD, FACG In Memoriam (1961–2019) Former Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester


1997 1997 1998 1998


Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology; Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Chinyu Su, MD Senior Director, Global Medicines Development, Pfizer Inc.

Deborah A. Fisher, MD, MHS Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Associate Director of GI Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Kirti Shetty, MD Professor of Medicine, Director of Hepatology and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, University of Maryland Medical Center

Bo Shen, MD, FACG Director, IBD Center at Columbia University; Vice Chair for Innovation in Medicine and Surgery and Professor of Medicine

Albena D. Halpert, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Claudia O. Zein, MD, MSc Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (Past Appointment)

2007 2007

Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSc, FACG Associate Professor of Medicine; Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program, University of Minnesota; Core Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Brian W. Behm, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR, FACG Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale


2004 2005

Elena M. Stoffel, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, MSc, FACG Professor of Medicine, McGuire VA Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University


Thomas A. Ullman, MD, FACG Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


George N. Ioannou, MD, MS Professor of Gastroenterology, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington; Director, Hepatology, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System


2003 2003

Yehuda Ringel, MD, FACG Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Meir Medical Center, Sharon, Israel



Yuri A. Saito-Loftus, MD, MPH, FACG Member, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research (C.E.N.T.E.R.) Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Alphonso Brown, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Bechien U. Wu, MD, MPH Director, Pancreatic Disorders; GI Fellowship Program Director, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

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Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD Director, Celiac Disease Program; Staff Gastroenterologist, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Harminder Singh, MD, MPH, FACG Associate Professor, University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Eric I. Benchimol, MD, PhD Director and Senior Scientist, Health Information Technology Program, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa

2011 2011 2011

David G. Koch, MD, MSCR Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina


2010 2010

Katherine S. Garman, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine


Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MS, FACG Professor of Medicine; Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; CoDirector, Advanced Esophageal Fellowship; Director, Post-Doctoral Programs, Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Ajay Bansal, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center


Curtis K. Argo, MD, MS Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia Health System


2008 2009 2009 2009 2009


Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, FACG Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology; Director, CGIBD Biostatistics and Clinical Research Core; Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jason K. Hou, MD, MS, FACG Associate Professor of Medicine, GI & Hepatology Fellowship Program; Director of Research, IBD, Baylor College of Medicine Director

Ponni V. Perumalswami, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Amit Singal, MD, MS Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the Liver Tumor Program and Clinical Chief of Hepatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Tyler Stevens, MD, MS, FACG Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University; Staff Physician, Director of the Pancreas Clinic, Cleveland Clinic

Seth D. Crockett, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of South Dakota; Transplant Hepatologist and Chief, Clinical Research Affairs; Avera University Hospital, Transplant Institute, and Institute of Human Genetics Research

2015 2016 2016

2014 2014

Manish K. Gala, MD Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital


Cynthia A. Moylan, MD, MHS Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine

Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Siddharth Singh, MD, MS Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego

Alina M. Allen, MD Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD Instructor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Reena Khanna, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Researcher, Program for Experimental Medicine, University of Western Ontario



N. Jewel Samadder, MD, MSc Senior Associate Consultant; Medical Lead, High Risk Cancer Clinics; Associate Professor of Medicine; Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Clinical Genomics, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Jennifer C. Price, MD, PhD Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco

Christopher V. Almario, MD, MSHPM Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


Walter G. Park, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Pancreas Clinic, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford University Medical Center

Linda C. Cummings, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine, University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University


Naim Alkhouri, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio; Director, Metabolic Center, Texas Liver Institute


Jennifer C. Lai, MD, MBA Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine


2012 2012 2013 2013

Tamas A. Gonda, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

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Chair, Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Naim Alkhouri, MD The Texas Liver Institute

Olga C. Aroniadis, MD, MSc* Stony Brook University Medical Center

Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG NYU Langone

Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH, FACG Duke University

Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH* Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Jodie A. Barkin, MD* University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS, FACG Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS, FACG Houston Methodist

Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH Massachusetts General Hospital

A. Sidney Barritt, IV, MD, MSCR* University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, FACG University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Philip A. Hart, MD The Ohio State University

Julian A. Abrams, MD Columbia University Medical Center

Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Edgar C. Boedeker, MD, FACG University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Srinivas Gaddam, MD, MPH Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

David P. Hudesman, MD* NYU Langone Medical Center

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Binu V. John, MD, MPH, FACG Virginia Commonwealth University

Nikhil A. Kumta, MD Mount Sinai Hospital

Joel R. Pekow, MD* University of Chicago

Carlos J. Romero-Marrero, MD Cleveland Clinic

Tracey G. Simon, MD, MPH Massachusetts General Hospital

Fernando S. Velayos, MD, MPH* University of California San Francisco

Patricia D. Jones, MD University of Miami

Luis F. Lara, MD The Ohio State University

Mark Pimentel, MD, FACG Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Richard J. Saad, MD, FACG University of Michigan

Amit Singal, MD, MS* University of Texas Southwestern

Sachin B. Wani, MD University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dina Kao, MD University of Alberta

Bruce A. Luxon, MD, PhD, FACG Georgetown University Hospital

Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, FACG Weill Cornell Medical College

Harminder Singh, MD, FACG University of Manitoba

Sonia S. Yoon, MD University of Rochester Medical Center

*Participated in the Review of Medical Student and Medical Resident Research Awards Hamed Khalili, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Eric S. Orman, MD Indiana University

Mark S. Riddle, MD, DrPH* Naval Medical Research Center

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG* Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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ACG Institute’s Education Mission The ACG Institute works to develop comprehensive education for GI clinicians based on the best science, as well as to serve as a resource for patient education and raise public awareness of various GI disorders.


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ACG’s Hepatology School HEPATOLOGY SCHOOL RETURNED for a fourth successful year in 2019. Building on the success of ACG’s Hepatitis School (2013–2016), and recognizing the need for a more comprehensive course, the ACG Institute implemented a broader curriculum in 2017. The curriculum was further enhanced for 2020, providing the most comprehensive agenda to this point for attendees. The content is tailored to meet the needs of clinical practitioners and advanced practice providers, with a deep dive into the material and in a smaller, more intimate educational experience that brings the quality clinical education of ACG’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course closer to where ACG member physicians live and practice. Topics will continue to evolve, encompassing management, treatment, and screening for hepatitis B and hepatitis C, treatment post-cure

of HCV, evaluation and treatment of NAFLD and NASH, evaluation and treatment of primary biliary cholangitis, hepatic encephalopathy, other complications of cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology School is designed to better enable clinical gastroenterologists and primary care physicians to triage, treat, and refer patients more efficiently with a flexible curriculum designed to meet current trends. Two Hepatology School programs were offered in 2019: June 7, 2019 in Washington, DC and December 6, 2019 in Louisville, KY.

Zachary H. Henry, MD University of Virginia

Luis S. Marsano, MD, FACG University of Louisville

Neeral L. Shah, MD, FACG University of Virginia

Dina L. Halegoua-DeMarzio, MD Jefferson University

Sonali Paul, MD, MS University of Chicago

Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG Liver Institute of Virginia Bon Secours Health System

Philippe J. Zamor, MD Atrium Health

2020 Hepatology School Courses: • August 21, 2020 - Virtual Classroom (Previously Scheduled for St. Louis, MO)


Joseph H. Ahn, MD, MS, MBA, FACG Oregon Health & Science University

A. Sidney Barritt, IV, MD, FACG University of North Carolina

Catherine T. Frenette, MD Scripps Health

Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG Stanford University

Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG Carolinas Medical Center

Michael M. Babich, MD Allegheny Center for Digestive Health

David E. Bernstein, MD, FACG Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Ira M. Jacobson, MD, FACG NY Langone Health

Hannah M. Lee, MD Virginia Commonwealth University

Arun J. Sanyal, MD Virginia Commonwealth University

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2020 IBD SCHOOL FACULTY Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG Cleveland Clinic

Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG The Ohio State University

Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG University of Chicago Medicine

Raymond K. Cross, Jr., MD, MS, FACG University of Maryland Medical System

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG Vanderbilt University

Jill K. J. Gaidos, MD, FACG Yale School of Medicine

Alyssa M. Parian, MD Johns Hopkins University

Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG Brown University

Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG Mayo Clinic Rochester

Shivani Patel, PharmD, BCPS University of Chicago Medicine

Arun C. Swaminath, MD Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

ACG’s IBD School NOW IN ITS FOURTH YEAR, ACG’s IBD School was modeled upon the success of ACG’s Hepatitis School. The concept of a specialized course for inflammatory bowel disease gained importance for ACG Institute leaders with the rise of ongoing changes related to IBD. These changes include new FDA-approved agents, new diagnostic tests, and serum drug levels. The IBD School Course Directors, with the help of IBD experts from around the country, felt the need to make ACG members aware of these developments so they could be better prepared to provide the most upto-date, evidence-based care to their IBD patients. The inaugural IBD School was held on April 7, 2017, in Washington, DC with record attendance. Three additional IBD Schools took place in 2018, two in 2019, and two more in 2020. The faculty is comprised of experts in the field who are not only well-respected researchers but also busy clinicians. They discuss real-life issues, drawing on matters that affect their patients as part of the panel discussions and question and answer sessions. 2020 IBD School Courses: • January 24, 2020 - Las Vegas, NV • June 5, 2020 - Virtual Classroom (Previously Scheduled for Washington, DC)

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IBS Patient Education Tools & Resources The ACG Institute’s Functional Task Force, led by Drs. Chey and Quigley, has developed two new interactive online patient tools: 1) the IBS Screener and 2) the IBS Treatment Checklist. The IBS Screener helps patients self-identify with IBS symptoms, an important step in setting the stage for a productive conversation with a physician about functional GI problems. The IBS Treatment Checklist helps patients learn more about IBS treatments and create a personalized checklist of treatments they are currently using, have tried in the past, or wish to discuss with their physician.

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2022 ACG Endoscopy School Endoscopy is an essential discipline and core component in the field of clinical gastroenterology. Learning new procedures and maintaining proficiency can be challenging especially for community-based private practice clinicians. The American College of Gastroenterology is the GI society most focused on the delivery of clinical care and has the highest percentage of community-based practitioners as members. As such, ACG is uniquely positioned to develop Endoscopy School to bring leading experts and hands-on training directly to clinicians. Attendees will learn the best endoscopic approaches, and expert faculty will demonstrate procedures and devices, allowing participants to develop their practical skills in a lowrisk, small group setting. This program is designed for the practicing gastroenterologist, recognizing that endoscopy indications continue to expand.

The objective of ACG’s Endoscopy School is to offer a regionally-based, singleday, focused, comprehensive endoscopic program that is both didactic and handson. The “deep dive” in endoscopy will be of particular interest to community-based gastroenterologists who seek periodic, yet comprehensive training and education that is not centered around any single new device or procedure. Additionally, the didactic portion of the program will be captured and presented as an enduring material on the ACG Education Universe, our online learning platform.

The first ACG Endoscopy School is scheduled for EARLY 2022

Functional GI disorders are among the most common GI disorders in the general population. Understanding the latest science regarding these disorders and newer treatment modalities is critical to improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for a large group of patients who can be among the most difficult to treat. Drawing upon the findings of the recently published “ACG Monograph on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome” and building upon the success of ACG’s Hepatology School and IBD School, the inaugural session of Functional GI Disorders School was held on September 6, 2019 in Williamsburg, VA. The second program was held in San Diego, CA on January 10, 2020 and the third offering is scheduled to take place virtually on December 5, 2020. Topic areas covered include a broad range of FGIDs with an emphasis on a holistic, integrative management strategy incorporating diet, behavior, and evidencebased medical treatments. Practical management tips will be provided that will prove immediately actionable for attendees and their patients. Additionally, improving communication and patient understanding about functional GI disorders is approached through a role-playing format. 2019-2020 Functional GI Disorders School Courses: • September 6, 2019 – Williamsburg, VA • January 10, 2020 – San Diego, CA • December 5, 2020 – Virtual Classroom (Previously Scheduled for Louisville, KY)


ACG’s Functional GI Disorders School

Darren M. Brenner, MD, FACG Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG Drossman Gastroenterology, PLLC

Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, MACG Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine

Lin Chang, MD, FACG UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Laurie A. Keefer, PhD Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Jen Shifferd, PT, CLT, WCS University of Michigan

Joan W. Chen, MD University of Michigan

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

William D. Chey, MD, FACG University of Michigan

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ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program

David J. Hass, MD, FACG Course Director

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DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS IN CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY is a primary goal of the Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program. The second cohort of 33 promising young leaders were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and they represent the best in the field. This program provides a vital resource for early-career gastroenterologists to learn and practice leadership strategies, complex communication, and professional advocacy. These skills are not typically taught in any organized fashion in medical school or during fellowship. The YPLSP seeks to imbue these skills into a new group of participants each year. The program began in the fall of 2018 through online modules that guide each participant through various facets of leadership, public policy legislative advocacy, financial management, and emotional intelligence. Each module is designed to expand a participant’s knowledge base while simultaneously challenging preconceptions.

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG Course Director

In 2018, the first cohort of YPLSP visited with Members of Congress and their staffs to discuss issues affecting GI practitioners. As part of the Washington, DC visit, the YPLSP scholars participated in sessions on topics including how to handle difficult conversations, discussion of various leadership challenges, and problem-solving exercises. The second YPLSP class gathered face-to-face at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio. Their full-day session included topics such as how to develop an individual leadership model, strategies to avoid burnout, and negotiation strategies. Due to travel restrictions from COVID-19, the participants gathered virtually in April 2020 as part of the ACG Board of Governors Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC to advocate for the removal of barriers to CRC screening and Medicare reimbursement for GI procedures. The third class of Young Leadership Scholars was selected in the summer of 2020 and will participate in the virtual Annual Meeting in October, 2020.

Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG Faculty 2019

Joshua Weiss, PhD Guest Lecturer 2019

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ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program THE ACG INSTITUTE’S EDGAR ACHKAR VISITING PROFESSORSHIP PROGRAM represents the exemplary educational offerings of the ACG Institute and its ongoing mission to provide quality educational opportunities for members. As fewer resources are available for visiting speakers, the ACG Institute continues to create opportunities for speakers to serve as faculty for medical grand rounds presentations and to enhance the educational experience for GI fellows-in-training while providing objective, timely, and clinically relevant presentations to ACG member physicians in the community. The purpose of these visits is to reach a diverse number of programs while aiming to maximize the impact of each visit by targeting GI training programs, which could also leverage an additional community event with local ACG member physicians, sometimes in conjunction with a local gut club. The programs offer expertise for a specific area of need at each institution. This year marks the seventh year of the ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program’s offerings, featuring 16 visits with GI fellows-in-training and faculty. Due to COVID-19, the ACG Institute has now started facilitating virtual visits for institutions to help accommodate visiting professors.

THIS PROGRAM BEARS THE NAME OF EDGAR ACHKAR, MD, MACG, ACG Institute Director Emeritus, honoring him for his dedication to the ACG Institute and its aim to provide high quality educational programs to the members of the College.

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The ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program has conducted more than 79 visits since its inception in 2014. These visits have taken place in 26 U.S. states, Washington, DC, and two Canadian provinces.

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people he knew from previous interactions.

and other allied health staff (dietitians asked

visited the University of California-Davis, on

The next morning, Dr. Loftus also spent

a lot of questions). “I went out to lunch with

September 19, 2019, to present on IBD. Dr.

significant time with the GI fellows at UC-

the 3 GI faculty who were most interested in

Sooraj Tejaswi, Fellowship Program Director,

Davis. First, they went through IBD-related

IBD (Jesse Stondell, Eric Mao, and my

invited Dr. Loftus for his expert knowledge

Board questions, then the fellows presented

former fellow Maneesh Dave), and I

on all aspects of inflammatory bowel

cases, including a challenging case of

provided career advice.” Dr. Loftus.

disease. On the first night, Dr. Loftus gave a

autoimmune enteropathy. “This section of

talk at the Sacramento Gut Club, which was

the visit was the most engaging I think,

reported that Dr. Loftus demonstrated a

well attended. The audience was engaged

with lots of great opportunities for teaching

highly tailored and finessed approach to

and asked many insightful questions.

points,” Dr. Loftus. Over the noon hour on

providing IBD care, in a field that may seem

This audience was a mix of community

Thursday, Dr. Loftus gave a talk at UC-Davis

highly algorithmic and impersonal to the GI

“We had a great evening with Dr. Loftus on his visit in Sacramento. Many UCD faculties and community physicians met with Dr. Loftus. We hope to host more ACG education and outreach programs in Northern California in the future.”

gastroenterologists and faculty/fellows at

Medicine grand rounds on “Advances in

trainees. Dr. Loftus inspired all of the fellows

—Ronald Hsu, MD, FACG, ACG Governor

UC-Davis. The gastroenterology community

IBD”. Again, this talk was well attended, with

on the value we offer to our patients and the

is a small one so there were a number of

a mix of IM and GI faculty, residents, fellows,

bright future of this field.

The University of California-Davis

Elect, Northern California Photo below: © UC Regents / UC Davis Health

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MARIA T. ABREU, MD visited Mountain Vista Medical Center/ Midwestern University in Mesa, Arizona on November 12–13, 2019, to share her expertise on IBD as a guest of Danlu Wang, DO. The visit included a Gut Club presentation to community and academic gastroenterologists,

fellows, and NPs and PAs. Grand rounds also included attending physicians as well as family practice and internal medicine residents. At the Phoenix GI Society dinner, the engaged group of clinicians in attendance asked informed and important questions.

“...the entire visit was impactful from the Gut Club lecture to Dr. Abreu giving a lecture to the fellows and attendings the following morning. I think the fellows appreciated the case discussions as well as the presentation at Gut Club and GI grand rounds.” —Mountain Vista Medical Center/ Midwestern University GI Fellow

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models to deploy six to eight clips per

visited the University of North Carolina

learner, and also learned the movements

at Chapel Hill on January 9, 2020 at the

of the technician. Dr. Soetikno also had

invitation of Sarah McGill, MD, MS.

dinner with the fellows and GI attendings

Dr. Soetikno presented a talk to the

on Friday night.

Triangle Gut Club on how to optimize

According to Dr. McGill, “the biggest

the detection and resection of

impact of Dr. Soetikno’s visit was that

nonpolypoid (flat) colorectal neoplasms.

almost all of our fellows and most of

The audience, mostly private practice

our luminal GI faculty learned a new

physicians and other providers, was very

endoscopic skill set--the use of over-the-

engaged and had many questions on

scope clips in GI bleeding. This was via

the pros and cons of different resection

preparation (via the online module) and

techniques. In addition, Dr. Soetikno

repetition (during the hands-on course).

presented an online course to UNC GI

For the GI faculty, we were exposed to a

fellows and faculty just prior to his visit,

‘flipped’ learning model and saw how to

Dr. Soetikno presented the literature on

acquire a new endoscopic skill outside

over-the-scope clip use for GI bleeding

of fellowship training. I was present

and several videos showing live cases of

at all of the sessions, and I think the

gastrointestinal bleeding and how the

fellows appreciated most the ability to

clips were used. Dr. Soetikno also led a

learn a skill that has direct applicability

detailed hands-on course on “Simulation

to patients we treat. The learners were

Based Mastery Learning of Clipping Over

engaged and excited. We are excited

The Scope Technique.” In two 3-hour

and hopeful that this allows us to more

sessions, Dr. Soetikno led UNC GI fellows

effectively treat GI bleeders and send

and faculty members in the endoscopy

fewer patients onto therapies that

unit to set up the over-the-scope clips,

can have more complications, such as

deploy them, and use the accessory

interventional radiology and surgery.”

anchors. Attendees used bleeding

“This was a wonderful program and far exceeded my expectations! Thank you, ACG, for supporting this important educational activity! We really appreciate the opportunity to advance our endoscopic skills.” —The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fellows

LAURA E. RAFFALS, MD, MS, FACG was invited to Creighton University in Omaha,

bowel disease patients in inpatient and

Nebraska on February 12, 2020, to present on

outpatient settings. Gastroenterologists and

IBD at the request of Erin T. Jenkins, MD. Dr.

other specialists in attendance were also

Raffals gave three lectures. The first was GI

impacted by her discussion regarding shared

grand rounds and was attended by GI fellows,

decision-making with patients. “I enjoyed

residents, GI faculty, and colorectal surgeons.

the opportunity to meet with the fellows who

In addition, Dr. Raffals presented a career

were very engaging and asked great questions

development lecture for the fellows and later

related to IBD and career development. This

gave internal medicine grand rounds which

is an outstanding opportunity to bring in a

was very well attended. The hospitalists and

speaker from outside one’s institution allowing

general internists were very engaged and

exchange of ideas, professional and career

asked numerous questions about preventative

development,” Dr. Raffals.

care recommendations in inflammatory

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“Dr. Raffals discussed work life integration and career development with our fellows, both informally at dinner and formally during a didactic session. The fellows were inspired by her mentorship, advice, and personal examples about this topic, particularly in regard to gaining leadership skills and finding enjoyment and passion in work. She also inspired us to continue to make innovations to our new gastroenterology fellowship program. This is the aspect of the program that impacted fellows the most.” —Creighton University Fellow

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STEPHEN B. HANAUER, MD, MACG had a virtual visit with Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania on August 7, 2020 at the invitation of M. Joshua Shellenberger, DO. Dr. Hanauer participated in grand rounds where fellows presented 10 cases and had specific questions for Dr. Hanauer to answer. During the two-hour grand rounds, Dr. Hanauer fielded questions and offered input on the following topics: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and biologics. The audience was comprised of a range of fellows in the GI department. In a one-hour session, Dr. Hanauer presented on biologics and the “Best Practices in IBD Treatment 2020,“ focusing on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The virtual presentation was attended by Geisinger fellows and faculty members. Dr. Hanauer’s presentation emphasized the concept of treating to target and using clearly defined and objective biomarkers and endoscopy/radiology to prevent progressive bowel damage and complications. In addition, a large portion of what he shared focused on the use of histopathology to assess musocal healing in IBD. Dr. Hanauer gave advice on how to tailor the treatment to the individual patient and the best ways to monitor patients through the proactive assessment of inflammation. Ultimately, his research proved that earlier biologic treatment is associated with better clinical remission outcomes.

“I very much enjoyed the virtual visit. The world has moved, temporarily or not, to virtual meetings. These are most successful when technology adapts to need for communications, which includes face to face interactions.” —Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, MACG

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ACG EDGAR ACHKAR VISITING PROFESSOR PROGRAMS 2019–2020 EAMONN M.M. QUIGLEY, MD, MACG, at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, St. Luke’s, and West in New York, February 26-27, 2019, presented on IBS AMY S. OXENTENKO, MD, FACG, at NYU School of Medicine in New York, April 2, 2019, presented on IBD STEPHEN B. HANAUER, MD, MACG, at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, April 3-4, 2019, presented on IBD DAVID T. RUBIN, MD, FACG, at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, May 8–9, 2019, presented on IBD BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PhD, FACG, at New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell in New York, April 26, 2019, presented on motility and anorectal disorders


WILLIAM D. CHEY, MD, FACG, at University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado, June 6-7, 2019, presented on IBS DAVID J. HASS, MD, FACG, at Cooper University Hospital in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, June 13, 2019, presented on video capsule DOUGLAS K. REX, MD, MACG, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, June 14, 2019, presented on removal of difficult polyps ASHWANI K. SINGAL, MD, MS, FACG, at University of Iowa in Iowa City, July 25, 2019, presented on hepatic porphyria

ROY M. SOETIKNO, MD, FACG, at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 9-11, 2020, presented on the use of over-the-scope clips in GI bleeding

LAURA E. RAFFALS, MD, MS, FACG,* at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, February 12, 2020, presented on IBD STEPHEN B. HANAUER, MD, FACG at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, August 7, 2020, presented on IBD JOHN E. PANDOLFINO, MD, MSCI, FACG at Providence-Providence Park Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, September 10, 2020, presented on esophageal science PAUL Y. KWO, MD, FACG at University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California, September 16, 2020, presented on hepatology and transplant hepatology

EDWARD V. LOFTUS, JR., MD, FACG, at University of California Davis, September 19, 2019, presented on IBD

CAROL A. BURKE, MD, FACG at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, postponed until later in 2020, will present on CRC screening and genetics

MARIA T. ABREU, MD, at Mountain Vista Medical Center/ Midwestern University in Mesa, Arizona, November 12–13, 2019, presented on IBD

CHRISTINA Y. HA, MD, FACG at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, postponed until later in 2020, will present on IBD

2019 NICHOLAS J. SHAHEEN, MD, MPH, FACG, at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, May 9–10, 2019, presented on esophageal motility, dyspepsia, and GERD


SUNANDA V. KANE, MD, MSPH, FACG* at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, postponed until later in 2020, will present on IBD and management of pregnancy and high quality care

BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PHD, FACG at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, postponed until later in 2020, will present on GI motility disorders MILLIE D. LONG, MD, MPH, FACG at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, postponed until later in 2020, will present on IBD DAVID T. RUBIN, MD, FACG at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, postponed until later in 2020, will present on IBD BRUCE E. SANDS, MD, MS, FACG at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, postponed until later in 2020, will present on IBD *Received funding in 2019, visit scheduled in 2020

DAVID A. JOHNSON, MD, MACG at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Newark, New Jersey, postponed until later in 2020, will present on translational gastroenterology


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For 25 years, the ACG Institute has anticipated needs in our field, incubated ideas, and fostered innovative and groundbreaking programs to educate our colleagues, our patients, and the public about digestive health and the latest treatments.

1994 Establishment

ACG Institute for Clinical Research & Education Founded


Launch of Junior Faculty Development Grants Established to foster clinical research careers

2001 2004 2005 2008 2011

Junior Faculty Development Award increases to $50,000 per year for two years

Edgar Achkar MD, MACG is appointed ACG Institute Director (2004-2014)

Institute invests $6.6M in grants for 386 clinical investigators since 1994

Edgar Achkar, MD, MACG


Answering “Burning Questions” on the Heartburn Hotline with USAToday


Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness

Dr. Joel E. Richter becomes Institute Director (1994-2004)

Dr. Seymour Katz and Dr. Charles N. Bernstein provide a balanced and practical approach to IBD patients inquiring about risks of osteoporosis and susceptibility to fracture.


Messages Reinforce Importance of Quality Exams for Colorectal Cancer Prevention

ACG Past President Amy E. FoxxOrenstein, DO, MACG leads initiative addressing challenges of GI complications among overweight and obese patients.

GI Disorders in Pregnancy Monograph

Dr. Richter’s leadership makes an indelible mark on the early history of the ACG Institute and his expertise on esophageal disease helps guide ACG’s national GERD Awareness Campaign.

Consumer media coverage of early studies about virtual colonography raise widespread questions among patients; the Institute addresses the concerns in a brochure.

Astra Merck underwrites launch of national public information and education campaign. More than one million heartburn sufferers call 1-800-HRT-BURN hotline and 2.3 million receive education materials about frequent, unresolved heartburn.

ACG Women in GI Committee addresses diagnostic dilemmas which arise as complications of pregnancy or when GI diseases occur in pregnant patients.


2016 2018 2019

Edgar Achkar Visiting Professors Program Expands to 12 GI training programs, reaching hundreds of fellows and ACG members

Edgar Achkar Visiting Professors

Introducing New IBS Online Patient Tools

Visits to 14 training programs in 2018 provide noteworthy speakers who engage with GI fellows and participate in events for ACG members in the community.

Helping patients with functional GI disorders identify their symptoms and start the conversation with their physician is the goal of two new online tools developed based upon the clinical foundation of ACG's updated Evidence-Based Monograph on the Management of IBS.

Dr. Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG chairs expert task force that publishes meta-analysis and recommendations on chronic constipation.

Junior Faculty Development Award— increases to $75K for two years ACG Past President Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG guides first task force on functional GI disorders and publishes evidence-based monograph.


Capital Campaign reaches $12M goal

TV advertising, public relations efforts, and 866-IBSRELIEF hotline provides IBS patients information on treatment options.

History of Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award

Visiting Professors Program launched

Updated IBS Monograph published



To provide fellows with access to expertise beyond their own institutions, new Visiting Professors Program sponsors four faculty visits in 2014 to GI training programs and engages community gastroenterologists.


Junior Faculty Development Award Expands to Three Years

Dr. Cynthia Ko, MD, MS

Institute funds almost $500,000 in grants on quality performance of colorectal cancer screening tests to reduce cancer incidence and Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, MACG mortality and supports work by Dr. Charles Kahi, Dr. Linda Rabeneck, and Dr. Cynthia Ko.

Visiting Professors Program Named for Dr. Edgar Achkar in honor of his service and vision

The Institute introduces the designation of ACG Scholar to recognize the achievements of the group of ACG Junior Faculty Awardees for their productivity and academic achievements, and creates a sense of identity and community among the recipients.

2007 2010 2013

ACG Past President, J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG

ACG Past Executive Director, Thomas F. Fise, Esq.

A generous gift from ACG Past President J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG prompts Institute and College leadership to rename a distinguished award for him. With characteristic humility, Dr. Berk persuades ACG leaders to include then Executive Director Thomas F. Fise, Esq. in the name of this annual award.

An Intensive Clinical Update on Hepatology Management

Introducing the G.U.T. Fund: Grow. Uplift. Transform. One-day interactive educational program focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of IBS and other functional disease states with a curriculum designed to meet the needs of the entire GI team. This ongoing Fund will sustain the mission and evolving priorities of the ACG Institute. New awards announced for residents and medical students recogize and support promising young investigators as they develop an interest in gastroenterology.


Dr. Hanauer Provides Help for Ulcerative Colitis Patients COLLEGE NEWS

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SAve tHe DAte

A series of day-long Saturday programs brings key clinical takeaways from the Annual Scientific Meeting and encourages dialogue with well-known experts.


Hepatitis School Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

At a pivotal time in 2013 when the CDC announced HCV screening guidelines for Baby Boomers (born 1945-1965), the Institute introduces daylong interactive program in HCV management. WHAt : Intensive Clinical Update

on Hepatitis C Management

WHeN: Friday, April 12, 2013

A resource kit for community GI physicians addresses clinical challenges in managing HCV patients.

After FDA removes COX-II inhibitors from the market, concern arises that patients might revert back to OTC NSAIDs. ACG Institute publishes comprehensive resource kit for primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, and patients on safe and appropriate options for pain management and the prevention of NSAIDinduced GI injury and bleeding.

Colorectal Cancer Patient Education: A Top Priority

Funding for clinical research surpasses $1M per year

Colorectal Cancer: You Can Prevent It is the theme of public awareness campaign that includes patient materials and national advertising.

WHere: Washington, DC — Marriott Metro Center WHo: Co-Course Directors • David E. Bernstein, M.D., FACG • Bruce A. Luxon, M.D., FACG • Zobair M. Younossi, M.D., MPH, FACG

Plan to attend along with your Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner colleagues

Consider joining ACG for the weekend Washington, DC Regional Course and Cherry Blossom season learn more:



The American College of Gastroenterology developed a patient education video and guidebook on ulcerative colitis (UC), with support from Shire.

This resource, Ulcerative Colitis: A Guide for Patients, includes a video featuring patient stories and interviews with ACG President Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG, as well as TV celebrity Casey Abrams, an American Idol contestant and musician who is also a UC patient. The ulcerative colitis guidebook and the video, includes relevant information for patients to help them understand that UC is a treatable condition that can be managed effectively. This resource is available for newly diagnosed patients or those with questions about UC, as well as their loved ones and caregivers.

There are several ways ACG members can gain access to this resource for their patients and practices. The video and guidebook are available online: patients.gi.org/UC. To request postcards for your practice (available in lots of 25 postcards), complete the enclosed order form and fax to: 301-263-9025, or order online at gi.org/store, listed under the “patient education materials,” category. The postcard includes a QR code that patients can use to launch a web version of the video via their smart phones, and a link to access the booklet and video: patients.gi.org/UC.

The guidebook includes an overview of the condition, causes, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, information on managing diet, finding help and support, pregnancy and UC, and a list of additional resources.




Casey Abrams


ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars

Ulcerative Colitis



The video ties in with the guidebook topics and provides approximately 15 minutes of information on UC. It also provides examples of patient stories, commentary by Dr. Hanauer, and a profile of Casey Abrams.

Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer

Musician, composer, and UC patient


Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer

FEATURING 18 ACG Update August 2015


Casey Abrams Musician, composer, and UC patient

© 2015 Conrad & Associates, LLC S02707 02/15 All Rights Reserved

ACG Past President Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG appears in video and edits patient education booklet that is widely distributed to patients. Thanks to the vision of Dr. David J. Hass and Dr. Mark B. Pochapin, a cohort of 30 young physicians engage in training and networking and join ACG Governors in Washington, DC for legislative visits.

—Chung Sang Tse, MD, Gastroenterology Fellow

Transforming Gastroenterology for 25 Years

Defining and Tracking Quality for Acute Pancreatitis Since 1994, the ACG Institute’s priorities have evolved to reflect the realities of GI practice, the changing financial landscape supporting clinical research, and competing demands on GI specialists. Now more than ever, our ability to provide increasing levels of research support and innovative educational offerings is a rare and important achievement.

Hepatitis School Launched

The ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship is an innovative and effective way to foster the exchange of knowledge at the forefront of GI and further the education of gastroenterology trainees directly from highly regarded subspecialty experts.”

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Evolving Mission: Hepatitis School is renamed Hepatology School to address evolving challenges of managing liver diseases beyond chronic viral hepatitis.

Edgar Achkar Visiting Professors program saw 14 visits to diverse GI training programs by renowned experts.

The ACG Institute for Clinical Research & Education acknowledges an unrestricted educational grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

The Institute educates patients about the role of NSAIDs in ulcers and GI bleeding.


Hepatitis C Resource Kit for GI Physicians

Inaugural Graham Lecture endowed by a gift to the Institute’s Capital Campaign in honor of Dr. David Y. Graham, who delivers first address on Helicobacter pylori.

Edgar Achkar Visiting Professors invite ACG members in the local area and encourage evening events with local gut clubs to broaden the audience and add value to 14 EAVP visits in 2019.

Functional GI Disorders School Launched

Saturday with GI Experts

NSAIDs and Risk of GI Bleeding Awareness Campaign

NSAIDs and the Risk of GI Bleeding


ACG’s Hepatology School

Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, MACG

As therapies for functional GI disorders evolve, the underlying meta-analyses are updated and revised monograph published under the leadership of Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, MACG.

More than $20M provided in clinical research grants since 1994

ACG’s IBD Monograph published on management of IBD by expert working group convened under leadership of Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, MACG.

ACG Scholars Dr. Charles Kahi, MD, MSc, FACG

2017 2019

ACG introduces IBD School under leadership of Dr. Sunanda V. Kane and Dr. David T. Rubin.

Training and skill development for ACG leaders, including ACG/Salix Leadership Training Awards which support executive leadership courses at some of the top U.S. business schools

Grants exceed $10M for clinical GI research support

Colorectal cancer awareness continues to remain a top priority for the ACG Institute in a campaign which addresses questions of quality and the unique training and qualifications of gastroenterologists in performing colonoscopies.

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG

Evidence-Based Approach to Medical Management of IBD

Introducing the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Action Plan

Public Awareness Campaign Brings Attention to IBS Symptoms

ACG 1996-2004 GERD Awareness Campaign making “GERD” a Household Word

A former Junior Faculty Development Award recipient, Dr. Shaheen served on the College’s Research Committee starting in 2002 and served as chair from 2006 to 2009.

ACG Leadership Initiative—Salix Leadership Training Awards

2006 2009

Putting Virtual Colonography into Perspective

Task Force Convened on Functional GI Disorders

National public relations efforts encourage colonoscopy for average risk individuals and raise awareness of new Medicare colorectal cancer screening benefit.

AJG publishes review of ACG Institute’s achievements and value to GI profession.

Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, DO, MACG

ACG physicians staff phonebank answering questions about heartburn


Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, becomes Institute Director

Evidence-Based Monograph on Chronic Constipation

He served as ACG President from 20012002, and as Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Educational Affairs Committee. Dr. William D. Carey and a panel of experts developed this kit at a time when the paradigm for diagnosis had shifted with the introduction of a reliable antibody test and only three interferons approved by the FDA for use in HCV. ACG identifies the need to educate community gastroenterologists on this public health challenge.


AJG’s Red Section Highlights Institute’s Evolution

IBD & Osteoporosis Monograph

HCV Educational Slide Kit “An Update on Hepatitis C”

Dr. Donald O. Castell appointed as first ACG Institute Director during the term of ACG President William D. Carey, MD, MACG.

Starting the Conversation with Patients about Obesity and GI Risks

Validated acute pancreatitis quality indicators developed by ACG task force and published in AJG provide a dependable quantitative framework for health systems to monitor the quality of care.

THE G.U.T. Fund to Grow, Uplift, and Transform GI through the work of the ACG Institute The ACG Institute gratefully acknowledges contributions from ACG Members and the community who have chosen to support the work of the ACG Institute through charitable gifts in 2019. Ali Aamar, MD Bernard M. Aaron, MD, FACG Robert M. Aaronson, MD, FACG Mohamed Abdelfatah, MD Ahmed Abdelfattah, MD Abdillahi M. Abdinoor, MD Maheeba A. Abdulla, MD Mohannad Abou Saleh, MD Biju Abraham, DO, FACG Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), FACG Dean A. Abramson, MD Maria T. Abreu, MD Yamilka Abreu-Delgado, MD Kareem M. Abu-Elmagd, MD Adnan Abu-Hammour, MD, FACG Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG Gregory M. Ackert, MD Kenneth W. Adams, DO, FACG Megan A. Adams, MD William P. Adams, MD

Akeem O. Adebogun, MD Samuel A. Adedeji, MD Pangestu Adi, MD Philip N. Adjei, MD Daniel J. Adler, MD Edward C. Adler, MD, FACG Michael E. Adler, MD Muhammad Adnan, MD, FACG Farshad Aduli, MD Bianca B. Afonso, MD, FACG Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, MD, FACG Louis M. Agnone, MD Nicholas J. Agresti, MD Thomas Aguirre, MD Ron D. Ah Loy, MD Ilan Aharoni, MD Titos Ahimsa, MD, FACG Adnan Ahmad, DO Sarfraz Ahmad, MD

G.U.T Fund Major Donors We gratefully acknowledge the following donors who have made major commitments to the G.U.T. Fund: Edgar Achkar, MD, MACG Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG William D. Chey, MD, FACG Delbert L. Chumley, MD, MACG Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG Endoscopy Center at Bainbridge, LLC • Rami Abbass, MD • Robert B. Cameron, MD, FACG • Michael K Koehler, MD, FACG

• Raymond W. Rozman, Jr., MD • Eric J.B. Shapiro, MD • Nadia Mansour, MD • Jason de Roulet, MD • Physicians Endoscopy • University Hospitals of Cleveland Fancis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, MACG Lauren B. Gerson, MD, MSc, MACG* David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG

Ali M. Ahmed, MD Moustafa S. Ahmed, MD Zunirah Ahmed, MD John H. Ahn, DO Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, FACG Nina Ahuja, MD James Aisenberg, MD Vasiliki I Aivaliotis, MD Challa Ajit, MD Shuji Akagi, MD, FACG Stuart Akerman, MD Naeem M. Akhtar, MD, FACG Abdulrhman Khaled Alabdulqader, MD Eyad Alakrad, MD Yasser A. Al-Antably, MD, PhD, FACG Musaad E. Al-Asfoor, MD, FACG Eric M. Alatevi, MD Sakher Albadarin, MD Anthony F. Albright, MD Karen A. Alcott, NP

Attupuram J. Alexander, MD, FACG Thomas J. Alexander, MD, FACG Mohammad F. Ali, MD Noor B. Ali, MD Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG Layth S. Al-Jashaami, MD Firas H. Al-Kawas, MD, FACG Mark J. Allen, MD, FACG Hector D. Allende, MD, FACG Jessica M. Allison, NP Andrew M. Alloy, DO Christopher V Almario, MD Abdullah I. Almousa, MD Majed F. Almutairi, MD Khalid M. Alnaamani, MD Mohanned H. Alsalaumy, MD Mounzer Alsamman, MD Mazen Alsatie, MD Ali H. Alsayed Hussein, MD Abdulaziz Saad Alshahrani, MD

Frank A. Hamilton, MD, MPH, MACG Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, MACG Immanuel K.H. Ho, MD, FACG David A. Johnson, MD, MACG Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG W. Elwyn Lyles, MD, FACG Paul Moayyedi, MB, ChB, PhD, MPH, FACG Anne-Louise Oliphant Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, MACG

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, MACG Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, MACG Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG Bradley C. Stillman Scott M. Tenner, MD, MPH, FACG Ronald J. Vender, MD, MACG Zobair M. Younossi, MD, FACG

Monem M. Alshok, MD Mohammad M. Alsolaiman, MD, FACG Alan R. Altman, MD, FACG Manuel E. Alva, MD John J. Alvarez, MD Harshinie C. Amaratunge, MD Phillip B. Amidon, MD, FACG Naima Amrani, MD Jeremy R. Anclam, DO William R. Anderson, MD, FACG Christian M. Andrade, MD Joyce F. Andrea, PA Robert J. Andrews, MD Ameena Anees, MD Mukhtar Anees, MD, FACG Eugenius S.B.C. Ang, MD, FACG Gary M. Annunziata, DO Shoukath Ansari, MD, FACG Louis V. Antignano, MD Catiele Antunes, MD

Director’s Circle


* Of Blessed Memory


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THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Ivan D. Antunez, MD Ashwini Anumandla, MD Ghazaleh Aram, MD John J. Archambeault, PA Shahwali S. Arezo, MD Pedro M. Arguello, MD, FACG Freda L. Arlow, MD, FACG Julian E. Armstrong, MD, FACG Hays L. Arnold, MD, FACG Olga C. Aroniadis, MD, Msc Manish Arora, MD Martha A. Arouni, MD, FACG Richard J. Arrigo, DO Vijaypal Arya, MD, FACG Gil Ascunce, MD, FACG Eric L Asnis, MD, FACG Purna Chandra Prasad Atluri, MD Kofi Atta-Mensah, MD Thomas M. Attard, MD Thomas J. Attaway, MD Augustin R. Attwell, MD Fernando H. Austin, MD Gregory L. Austin, MD Anthony G. Auteri, MD, FACG Meera B. Avila, MD Monica B. Awsare, MD Julio C. Ayala, MD Ayse Aytaman, MD, FACG Asif Azeem, MD Matthew S. Bachinski, MD Dale R Bachwich, MD Nison Badalov, MD, FACG Adnan S. Badr, MD Gyorgy Baffy, MD, PhD, FACG Matthew E. Bagamery, MD Francisco J. Baigorri, MD Laurence S. Bailen, MD Allan H. Bailey, MD, FACG Andrew D. Bailey, MD Christian S. Bailey, MD Peter J. Baiocco, MD Adrian W. Bak, MD John H. Baker, MD Robert W. Baker, MD, FACG Vanitha Bala, MD

Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian, MD Valeska Balderas, MD Abdo Balikcioglu, MD Laura G. Balmain, MD Juan Diego Baltodano, MD Arthur R. Baluyut, MD Niranjan H. Banka, MD, FACG Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG Ajay Bansal, MD Rajiv Bansal, MD Robin Baradarian, MD Benjamin Barbash, MD Stuart S. Barish, MD, FACG John D. Barker, Jr., MD, FACG Jamie S. Barkin, MD, MACG Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc (Clin Epi), FACG Cody B. Barnett, MD, FACG Gavin D. Barr, MD, FACG Kathleen M. Barrett, CNP Christopher N. Barrilleaux, MD, FACG Jonathan E. Barsa, MD Michael C. Barth, MD, FACG James S. Barthel, MD, FACG Amy E. Barto, MD Robert S. Bartolomeo, MD, FACG Showkat Bashir, MD Bhupendra Kumar Basnet, MD William E. Basri, MD, FACG Patrick Basu, MD Jihad Batah, MD, FACG Mihaela Batke, MD William M. Bauer, MD, FACG Howard B. Baum, MD Dipti Bavishi, MD Ahmad Najdat Bazarbashi, MD Dawn M. Beaulieu, MD Kendall R. Beck, MD Venessa M. Beckman, DO Raymond B. Bedgood, DO Marshall S. Bedine, MD, FACG Joanne G. Beer, PA Thomas R. Beers, MD Brian W. Behm, MD Peter C. Belitsos, MD

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Jonathan D. Bell, MD Rita Belobrov, ANP Natalya Belova, MD Eric I. Benchimol, MD George Benes, MD David L. Benkoff, MD Emily Benson, NP Philip S. Bentlif, MD, FACG Ali Benzaglam, MD Adam M. Berg, MD Paul J. Berggreen, MD Richard Berk, David A. Berkman, MD Irina Berlin, MD Arthur J. Berman, MD, FACG Crystal L. Bernstein, MD Jeffrey Bernstein, MD, FACG Marc L. Bernstein, MD Peyton Berookim, MD, FACG Michael A. Berry, MD David R. Beswick, MD, FACG Mandeep Bhamra, MD Atul Bhardwaj, MD Richa Bhardwaj, MD Ahsan M. Bhatti, MD Manish B. Bhuva, MD Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD Daniel L. Biery, DO, FACG Elliot Bigajer, MD Mohammad Bilal, MD Jack L. Blackshear, MD, FACG Richard L. Blansky, MD Gregory P. Blitz, MD John D. Bloom, Jr., MD Patricia L. Bloom, MD William J. Blosky, MD Michael L. Blum, MD Carl S. Boagni, MD Benjamin T. Boatright, MD Lonnie R. Boaz, III, MD Gary S. Bochna, MD, FACG William L. Boddie, MD Daniel D. Bodek, DO James J. Boehmke, Jr., DO Aliana M Bofill, MD

Houston Bogus, Jr., MD Gregory M. Bolduc, MD Janardhan Bollu, MD, FACG Richard H. Bone, MD Jennifer L. Bonheur, MD Ernst Bontemps, MD, FACG Larry A. Bookman, MD James H. Boone, MS Somprak Boonpongmanee, MD Lawrence F. Borges, MD Bhagwant B. Borkar, MD Ellen J. Borland, NP Thomas J. Borody, MD, FACG Cristiana Bortuzzo, MD Charles R. Bosshardt, MD Brian R. Boulay, MD Raymond Bourdages, MD, FACG Lazaro Bouza, MD Keith T. Bovell, MD, FACG Michael R. Bowen, MD Brian J. Boyle, DO James M. Boyle, MD, FACG Waldo P. Bracy, Jr., MD Jack Bragg, DO Kambiz Bral, MD William T. Brand, Jr., MD Heather Branstetter, MD Scott R. Brazer, MD, FACG Darren M Brenner, MD, FACG Jennifer W. Brenner, MD Olaya I. Brewer Gutierrez, MD Steven L. Brint, MD, FACG Gregg D. Brodsky, MD Neil M. Brodsky, MD Tamara R. Brodsky, MD David H. Brody, MD Stuart P. Brogadir, MD Matthew Q. Bromer, DO W. Scott Brooks, MD, MACG John Brooling, MD Ronald J. Bross, MD Elizabeth K. Broussard, MD David N. Brown, MD Janine E. Brown, NP Ken J. Brown, MD

Kenneth M. Brown, MD, FACG Michael D. Brown, MD, FACG Nancy A. Brown, NP Russell D. Brown, MD, FACG Steven Brozinsky, MD, FACG Benjamin C. Bryson, MD Ronald J. Brzana, MD Aaron Brzezinski, MD, FACG Hal N. Buch, MD Kenneth N. Buchi, MD, FACG Stephen E. Buckley, MD Ricky A. Buckshaw, DO Kathy P. Bull-Henry, MD, MBA, FACG Melvin D. Bullock, MD Borys Buniak, MD Vladislava Buntic, MD Wilmot C. Burch, Jr., MD, FACG James B. Burgess, MD Kristin D. Busse, APRN Robert H. Butler, MD, FACG Arshad K. Butt, MD, FACG Nazish Butt, MD K. Leo Buxbaum, MD, FACG Charles T. Buzanis, MD Floyd C. Byfield, MD Cathleen N. Cabansag, MD William J. Caccese, MD, FACG Fiorela Calderon Sandoval, MD Cary A. Caldwell, MD James P. Callaway, MD R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG Michael Camilleri, MD, MACG Constance M. Campanella, RN Luis I. Canales, MD Cristino Canga, III, MD Karen R. Canlas, MD Rulz Tony Cantave, MD Michael D. Canty, MD Daniel B. Caplan, MD, FACG Joseph A. Cappa, MD, FACG Brian J. Carlson, MD Matthew R. Carns, MD Angela A. Carollo, MD Amanda K. Cartee, MD Ethelred E. Carter, MD

Michael D. Cashman, MD, FACG Timothy D. Cassidy, DO, FACG Kevin L. Castillo, DO Rodrigo Castillo, MD Wilson R. Catapani, MD, FACG David R. Cave, MD, PhD, FACG Lianne K. Cavell, MD Sara A. Cerrone, MD Pundari K. C’Ganti, MD, FACG Abdelkader Chaar, MD Prem S. Chahal, MD Amitabh Chak, MD, FACG Rambabu Chalasani, MD Shekhar K. Challa, MD Cesar A. Chan, Jr., MD Dennis Y. Chan, MD Sing Chan, MD, FACG Laura R. Chancellor, PA Ilwoong W. Chang, MD, PC, FACG Aline Charabaty, MD Michel-Jose Charles, MD Amanda W. Charlton, NP Robert T. Chatalbash, MD, FACG Hugh Chaun, MA, BM, FACG Alfredo Chavez, MD, FACG Adam I. Chen, MD, FACG Joy S. Chen, MD Richy Chun-Yuan Chen, MD Alice G. Cheng, MD, PhD Andrew R. Chernick, MD William D. Chey, MD, FACG Aditi Chhada, MD John C. Chiesa, DO George Suey Lim Chin, MD Carlos E. Chinea, MD Rodolfo A. Chirinos, MD, FACG Patricia E Chisum, NP Vikas N. Chitnavis, MD Ravi S. Chittajallu, MD Sarkis J. Chobanian, MD, MACG Tabassum A. Chowdhury, MD Carol L Christensen, NP Susan K. Chu, MD Andrew B. Chun, MD, FACG Benjamin D. Chung, MD

Kwok-Leung Chung, MD, FACG Jackie J.H. Chuong, MD James M. Church, MD, FACG Gustavo Churrango, MD Raymond Cintron, MD Steven B. Clayton, MD Harris R. Clearfield, MD, MACG John C. Clements, MD John B. Clemmons, Jr., MD John D. Cluley, MD William J. Cobell, MD Charles F.M. Cohan, DO, FACG Neil M. Cohen, MD, FACG Robert A. Cohen, MD, FACG Stanley M. Cohen, MD, FACG Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, MD David N. Collins, MD, FACG Judith F. Collins, MD Filiberto Colon, MD, FACG Francisco Colon, MD Shelley L. Colon, MHA, CMPE Anthony D. Colvin, MD Brandon A. Conkling, DO Bradley A. Connor, MD Chris N. Conteas, MD, FACG Gregory S. Cooper, MD, FACG Lynn R. Copeland, MD, FACG Emmanuel S. Coronel, MD John M. Costable, Jr., MD, FACG Guido Costamagna, MD, FACG Santiago Coste-Sibilia, MD Vanessa C. Costilla, MD Olivier Courbette, MD John A. Covington, MD Alan J. Cox, MD Michael E. Cox, MD, FACG Walter J. Coyle, MD, FACG James P. Cranley, MD, FACG Howell Crawford, MD Ryan P. Crenshaw, MD Israel Crespo, MD Joseph M.B. Croffie, MD, FACG Mauricio E. Cromeyer, MD Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FACG Crystale J. Cruz, DO

Judith E. Csanky, MD Nicole R. Cullen, MD Andrea N. Culliford, MD, FACG Joan A. Culpepper-Morgan, MD, FACG John T. Cunningham, MD, FACG Kent N. Cunningham, MD Richard L. Curtis, MD Gary L. Cushing, MD Ronnie Cyzner, MD Albert J. Czaja, MD, FACG Edson Jurado Da Silva, MD, FACG Isam Daboul, MD, FACG Jessica Dahmus, MD Thomas H. Daignault, PA Robert E. Dale, MD, FACG Suzanne K. Daly, MD Shahram Daneshgar, MD Samuel J. Daniel, MD, FACG Anthony M. Daniels, MD Mark F. Daniels, MD, FACG Seema A. Dar, MD, FACG Manuchehr Darani, MD, FACG Tony Darmadi, MD Asit B. Das, MD Kiron M. Das, MD, PhD, FACG Michael D. D’Astice, MD Dirk R. Davis, MD, FACG Robert E. Davis, MD, FACG Stephen O. Davis, MD Ashley H. Davis-Yadley, MD Marie Vic M. Dawson, Mark Dawson, MD, FACG Michael J. Dawson, MD Kassamo Dayemo, MD Octavio A. De La Pena, MD Gilberto J. De La Torre, MD Anthony R. De Lillo, MD Howard Deckter, MD Fadi Deeb, MD, FACG Liliane S. Deeb, MD, FACG Gourisankar P. Degala, MD Christopher W. Deitch, MD Michelle L. DeLeon, CRNP Mark J. Dell’Aglio, MD Michael R. Delman, MD, FACG

Steven R. DeMeester, MD, FACG Harry G. DeMeo, MD Mark T. DeMeo, MD, FACG Jolanda M. Denham, MD Dilip M. Desai, MD, FACG Jay C. Desai, MD Joshua P. DeSipio, MD Carl R. Dettwiler, MD Surinder S. Devgun, MD Jack J. Devita, MD Okto Dewantoro, MD Thomas N. Dewar, MD Ashok K. Dhaduvai, MD Jayakumar Dharmaraja, MD Amit S. Dhillon, MD Ravinder S. Dhillon, MD Ujagger S. Dhillon, MD, FACG Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD Gaston I.S. Diallo, MD Anna Mae Diehl, MD, FACG David L. Diehl, MD Douglas T. Dieterich, MD, FACG William S. DiGiacomo, MD, FACG Kenneth J. DiGregorio, MD Steven C. Dilauro, MD James C. DiLorenzo, MD Fazel Dinary, MD Jenny H. Dinh, PA Anthony DiTomaso, MD Georgia P. Dixon, NP Albert Do, MD, MPH Son T. Do, MD Richard R. Dobhan, MD Mark P. Dobish, MD Kevin K. Dodd, MD Geetha Dodda, MD Milan Dodig, MD Kazufumi Dohmen, MD Linda K. Dohse, NP Siva Doma, MD Cristian E. Dominguez, MD Jeffery J. Dorociak, MD Ernst R. Dorsch, MD, FACG Matthew J. Downey, MD John F. Dowsett, MD, FACG

Michael T. Draelos, MD, FACG Fred M. Drennan, MD Steven L. Duckor, MD, FACG Fred Duckworth, Jr., MD Michael C. Duffy, MD, FACG Veronica T. Dugan, MD David A. Dulitz, MD Peter R. Dumas, MD Richard A. Dumois, MD, FACG John A. Dumot, DO Richard W. Dunn, MD, FACG Harsh V. Duphare, MD Ali T. Dural, MD, FACG Sujaata Dwadasi, MD Ellen A. Dy, MD Ivana Dzeletovic, MD David L. Earnest, MD, FACG Guy T. Easterling, DO Glenn M. Eisen, MD Joseph B. Eisenach, MD Amir T. Ekanej, MD Wael Z. El Darawy, MD Youssef El Douaihy, MD Basel A. El Tawil, MD Evan D Elias, MD Norman L. Elliott, MD, FACG Robert T. Elliott, MD Jonathan C. Ellis, MD Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH Esmail M. Elwazir, MD Roger M. Epstein, MD Sandra I. Escalera, MD Scott G. Estabrook, MD David S. Estores, MD John R. Evans, MD, FACG Robert B. Evans, MD Tanya H. Evans, MD, FACG William B. Evans, MD Jillian Evarts, PA Peter A. Eweje, MD, FACG James C. Ezi-Ashi, MD Osvaldo Fajardo, MD, FACG John C. Fang, MD Michael A. Farber, MD Sakina Farhat, MD

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THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Andrea E. Faris, MD Frank W. Faris, MD Richard M. Farleigh, MD, FACG William M. Farmer, DO Rehan M Farooqi, MD Charles M. Farr, MD, FACG Frank J. Farrell, MD Michael T. Farrell, MD Kenneth E. Fasanella, MD Hala Fatima, MD Richard A. Fazio, MD, FACG Brian G. Feagan, MD, FACG Anne D. Feldman, NP Mark S. Feldman, MD Ronald E. Feldman, MD, FACG Courtney C. Ferch, MD Mehdi S. Ferdows, MD Tanda M. Ferguson, NP Roberto Fernandez, MD, FACG Albert O. Fernandez-Bravo, MD Mark E. Fesenmyer, MD Derek J Feussner, MD Daryl B. Fick, MD Thomas C. Fiest, DO Charles L. Filipiak, MD, FACG Joseph J. Fiorito, MD, FACG Vitaly A. Fishbein, MD, FACG Michael R. Fisher, DO Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD, FACG William H. Fiske, MD Joseph F. Fitzgerald, MD, MACG Ira L. Flax, MD, MACG Jennifer A. Flemming, MD Joseph D. Fletcher, MD Martin H. Floch, MD, MACG Eddie Flores, MD Steven E. Fochios, MD, FACG Roy L. Foliente, MD Eric C. Fontenot, MD Christopher E. Forsmark, MD, FACG Erina N. Foster, MD, FACG Christos Fountzilas, MD H. Creed Fox, MD Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, DO, MACG Laura E. Frado, MD

H. Gordon France, Jr., MD, FACG James Murray Francis, DO, FACG Fritz Francois, MD, FACG Jeffrey W. Frank, MD Desha A. Frankel, MD Harold D. Frankl, MD, FACG Acquanetta L. Frazier, MD Nicholas W. Frederickson, MD Daniel E. Freedberg, MD Pamela G. Freedman, MD, FACG Martin L. Freeman, MD, MACG Remus Frei, MD Hal J. Freiman, MD, FACG Lana D Fretz-Mason, FNP Frederick J. Fricke, MD, FACG Edward J. Fricker, MD, FACG Alice D. Friedman, MD, FACG Gerald Friedman, MD, PhD, MACG Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, FACG Jane S. Friehling, DO Stephen S. Frost, MD, FACG Luis F. Frugone, MD Casey S. Fu, MD Howard J. Fullman, MD, FACG Sam R. Fulp, MD Scott A. Fulton, MD, FACG Wye Poh Fung, MD, FACG James A. Fuson, MD, FACG Scott L. Gabbard, MD Ryan Gaffney, DO Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG Amit R. Gajera, MD Leka Gajula, MD Isaac Galandauer, MD Alfred C. Galizia, MD Zoi Gamagaris, MD Roberto M. Gamarra, MD, FACG Mandark Gandhi, MD Krishna K. Gannamaneni, MD David A. Garcia, MD Francisco J. Garcia-Torres, MD, FACG Katherine S. Garman, MD Barry M. Garner, MD Garth J. Garramone, MD Benedict L. Garrett, MD

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Mario Garretto, MD Daniel F Garrido, MD Joel J. Garsten, MD, FACG Austin E. Garza, MD Mario A. Garza, MD Ronald D. Gaskins, MD, FACG Darrien L. Gaston, MD, FACG Grant Geisler, Jared Geist, MD Paul M. Gekas, MD Jeffrey D. Gellis, DO Eugene A. Gelzayd, MD, FACG Berhanu M. Geme, MD Ramon S. Generoso, MD Lawrence L. Gensler, MD, FACG Andrew B. Gentry, MD Lewis Genuth, MD Alister A. George, MD John George, MD Michael S. Gerdis, MD Gary L. Gerstner, MD Carl E. Gessner, MD, FACG Frederick M. Gessner, MD, FACG Robert J. Gianotti, MD Samuel A. Giday, MD, FACG Jorge A. Gilbert, MD, FACG Philip B. Gilman, MD Timothy B. Gilrane, MD Donald A. Girard, MD, FACG Yakov I. Gitin, MD Brooke Glessing, MD Jonathan N. Glickman, MD, PhD, FACG Reynaldo Godines, MD, FACG George S. Goetz, MD, PhD Chintamani B. Gokhale, MD Benjamin D. Gold, MD, FACG Jared Z. Gold, MD Michael S. Gold, MD Harris I. Goldberg, MD, FACG Michael S. Goldberg, MD Myron D. Goldberg, MD, FACG Norman J. Goldberg, MD, FACG Richard A. Goldberg, DO Stephen J. Goldberg, MD, FACG William J. Goldkamp, MD

Robert H. Goldklang, MD Jeffrey H. Goldman, MD Jeffrey H. Goldman, MD, FACG Lawrence N. Goldman, MD Jack Goldstein, MD, FACG Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, FACG Marney Goldstein, MD Melvin J. Goldstein, MD, FACG Phillip J. Goldstein, MD Cristobal Gomez, MD Javier Gomez, MD Justin M. Gomez, MD Nicole Gomez Dorati, MD Anna M. Gonzales, MD Emilio R. Gonzalez, MD Luis R. Gonzalez, MD Susana Gonzalez, MD Rosendo Gonzalez-Gomis, MD Henry Gonzalez-Rivera, MD Larry I. Good, MD Michael W. Goodman, MD, FACG Eric B. Goosenberg, MD Saritha Gorantla, MD Inna H. Gordin, MD Craig S. Gordon, MD, FACG Venkata Subhash Gorrepati, MD Sara H. Gosselin, MD Gary S. Gossen, MD, FACG John L. Gosserand, MD Michelle J. Gottschlich, MD Perry C. Gould, MD, FACG Anoop K. Goyal, MD Thaddeus J. Grabowy, MD Carol A. Grant, MD Bryan T. Green, MD Jon D. Green, MD, FACG Peter H. R. Green, MD, FACG Ronald S. Green, MD, FACG Wayne D. Green, MD Norton J. Greenberger, MD Aaron B. Greenspan, MD, FACG David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG Pedro J. Greer, Jr., MD, FACG Federico J. Gregory, MD Ronald Griffin, MD

Leah R. Griggs, MD Scott W. Grisolano, MD Victor W. Groisser, MD, MACG Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG Thomas L. Gross, MD Neera Grover, MD Kelly B. Grow, MD Matthew D. Grunwald, MD Nicholas M. Gualtieri, MD Alma M. Guerrero Bready, MD Benjamin A. Guider, Jr., MD, FACG Carl Guillaume, MD Donald E. Gullickson, MD Subhash Gumber, MD, PhD, FACG Jinfeng J. Guo, MD Kapil Gupta, MD Maninder S. Guram, MD Alexander P. Gurrola, MD William M. Gusten, MD Jose Antonio Gutierrez, MD, FACG Jason P. Gutman, MD Sidney Gutstein, MD, FACG Patricia Guzman Rojas, MD Karen E. Haberthier, MD Fadlallah Habr, MD Fady Haddad, MD Marcus Haddad, MD Salah Edeen Haddad, MD Carylann Hadjiyane, MD, FACG Muhammad Hafeez, MD, FACG Matilda N. Hagan, MD T. Lanier Hagood, MD, FACG Fares S. Hakim, MD, FACG Seifeldin M.S. Hakim, MD Fawaz Z. Hakki, MD William B. Hale, MD, FACG Benjamin S. Hall, MD William H. Hall, MD, FACG Alexander Hallac, MD Pierre Halle, MD Robert J. Hally, MD Oleh Haluszka, MD Howard B. Hamat, MD Frank A. Hamilton, MD, MPH, MACG John K. Hamilton, MD

Riyadh S. Hammod, MD, FACG Steven W. Hammond, MD Hiroyuki Hanai, MD, PhD, FACG Kayane D. Hanna-Hindy, MD, FACG Tawnya Hansen, MD Marc R. Happe, DO William V. Harford, MD, FACG Timothy G. Harper, MD John N. Harrington, MD, FACG Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG Shirley A. Harris, MD Aaron R. Harrison, MD, FACG Nicole H. Harrison, MD Muhammad K. Hasan, MD, FACG Atia S. Hashim, MD David J. Hass, MD, FACG Robert H. Hawes, MD, FACG Lonny M. Hecker, MD Steven J. Heitman, MD Colin A. Helman, MD, FACG Glen H. Henbest, DO Joseph B. Henderson, MD Paul Michael Hendrix, MD Judith A. Henry, MD, FACG Nikole H. Henthorn, NP David Herbstman, MD, FACG Gabriel B. Herman, MD Lawrence L. Herman, MD, FACG Alfred J. Hernandez, Jr., MD, FACG Jeffrey Hernandez, MD Lincoln Hernandez, MD Henry R. Herrera, MD Linda M. Herrick, RN, PhD Hilary I. Hertan, MD, FACG Donald P. Hetzel, MD Ludwig T. Heuss, MD, FACG David G. Hewett, MD Terence J. Heywood, MD Toshifumi Hibi, MD, PhD, FACG Ivor D. Hill, MD, FACG Lori M. Hill, NP Deborah L. Hillman, MD Pierre Hindy, MD, FACG Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG Michael C. Hjelkrem, MD, FACG

Kok-Tong Ho, MD, FACG Lawrence J. Hoberman, MD, FACG Steven E. Hodes, MD Nicholas A. Hoerter, MD James S. Hoffman, MD, FACG Martin G. Hoffman, MD Stephen M.J. Hoffman, DO Derek K. Holcombe, MD William H. Holderman, MD Jordan D. Holmes, MD Ravi D Homenauth, MD Vincent Honan, MD Shih-Kuang S. Hong, MD Wayne C. Hoover, MD Mohammad I. Hoque, MD M. Abdallah Horma-Babana, MD Todd L. Horn, MD Ernest Horowitz, MD Sara N. Horst, MD, MPH, FACG J. David Horwhat, MD, FACG Shu Hoteya, MD, FACG Bridget A. Howard, NP Douglas A. Howell, MD, FACG Anne M. Howland, PA Michael H. Hsu, MD, PhD Ronald K. Hsu, MD, FACG Scott M. Huber, MD Timothy L. Huggins, MD Thomas P. Hughes, MD, FACG Wai Mo Hui, MD, FACG Noel K. Hunt, MD Nadia Huq, MD Ayub Hussain, MD, FACG Sohail Hussain, MD Syed M. Hussain, MD Angela N. Hutzenbuhler, MD, FACG Patrick A. Hyatt, MD Chris B. Hyun, MD Fernando Ibarra, MD, FACG Koh Ikeda, MD Marlon B. Ilagan, MD John J. Imbesi, MD Anupama Inaganti, MD Steven B. Ingle, MD Surya P. Irakam, MD, FACG

Homayon Iraninezhad, MD Ahmad Irfan, MD, FACG Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD, FACG Takao Itoi, MD, FACG Masanobu Iwata, MD Ganesh Iyer, MD F. Wilson Jackson, III, MD, FACG Joseph W. Jackson, MD William G. Jackson, MD Mark Jacobs, MD, FACG Sophia M. Jagroop, MD Sanjay K. Jain, MD Oral C. James, MD Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG Melissa S. Jamison, PA Sehrish Jamot, MD Rhonda D. Jankovich, NP Claire L Jansson-Knodell, MD Tiffany Jarois, DO Mahreema Jawairia, MD Brentley D. Jeffries, MD Erin T. Jenkins, MD Lemuel P. Jenkins, MD Roger L. Jenkins, MD, FACG Dennis M. Jensen, MD, FACG Geoffrey S. Jensen, MD Jonathan E. Jensen, MD, FACG Thurarshen Jeyalingam, MD Muhammad N. Jhandier, MD Yi Jia, MD, PhD Felipe Neri Pinol Jiménez, MD, PhD Carlos E. Jimenez-Huyke, MD Olanrewaju Y. Jimoh, MD Andrea L. Johnson, MD Corine N. Johnson, NP David A. Johnson, MD, MACG Mark Y. Johnson, MD Milton C. Johnson, MD, FACG Raymond B. Johnson, MD, FACG Blake A. Jones, MD Michael B. Jones, MD, FACG Michael E. Jones, MD Steve A. Jones, MD, FACG Bradford W. Joseph, MD Raymond E. Joseph, MD, FACG

Roy M. Joseph, MD, FACG Zachary C. Junga, MD Kim R. Jurell, MD Stephanie R. Justin, NP Sitaraman Jyotheeswaran, MD, FACG Osama K. Kaddourah, MD Charles J. Kahi, MD, MSc, FACG Devendra S. Kahlon, MD Steven C. Kaiser, MD, FACG Ishaan S. Kalha, MD David R. Kalman, MD Jeffrey S. Kalman, MD Bruce T. Kalmin, MD Michael Kam, MD Nathan T. Kam, MD Ayesha Kamal, MD Jayaprakash K. Kamath, MD Eugene H. Kamemoto, MD Yoshio Kamiya, MD Hamid Kamran, MD, FACG Rajesh Kanagala, MD Satish B. Kanakamedala, MD Barbara M Kane, NP Leonard E. Kane, MD, FACG Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG Hyon S. Kang, DO Jessica H Kantrales, PA-S Elissa E. Kaplan, MD Robert D. Kaplan, MD, FACG Steven R. Kaplan, MD, FACG Ahmad A. Karadaghy, MD Jordan J. Karlitz, MD, FACG Robyn G. Karlstadt, MD, MACG Peter J. Karras, MD, PhD John A. Kasher, MD, FACG Neil M. Kassman, MD Martin P. Kaszubowski, MD Eiichi Kato, MD Ralph Katsman, MD Henry J. Katz, MD Jeffry A. Katz, MD Joshua A. Katz, MD Stephen E. Kaufman, MD, FACG Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG Marsha H. Kay, MD, FACG

Gopal Kaza, MD Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG Judianne S. Keightly, NP Christine N. Kelades, NP Christopher B. Keller, DO Colleen R. Kelly, MD, FACG Michael W. Kelly, MD William R. Kessler, MD, FACG Omer Khalid, MD Syed M. Khalid, MD Ahmad Khan, MD Azeem Khan, MD, FACG Hafiz M Khan, MD Jibran Umar Ayub Khan, MD Mohammad N. Khan, MD Mukul Khandelwal, MD Harshit S. Khara, MD, FACG Sanjiv Khetarpal, MD Yii Chun Khiew, MD Muhammad F. Khokhar, MD, FACG Ramez Khoury, MD Angesom Kibreab, MD Joel M. Kichler, MD Ann Marie L. Kieber-Emmons, MD James W. Kikendall, MD, FACG Kaoru Kikuchi, MD, FACG Adam S. Kim, MD Bill H. Kim, MD, FACG Yoshikazu Kinoshita, MD, FACG Michael Kirsch, MD Brian M. Kirsh, MD Douglas W. Kirtley, MD Masaki Kitajima, MD, FACG Llewellyn I. Kitchin, MD Wissam Kiwan, MD Steven D. Klein, MD Steven R. Klein, DO, FACG Nadine M. Klesmith, NP Michael M. Kline, MD Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG John L. Kniaz, DO Laurie A. Knippen, NP Samuel A. Kocoshis, MD, FACG Venu G. Koduri, MD Pramoda Koduru, MD

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THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Joyce M. Koh, MD Aniqa A. Kohen, MD Sumit Kohli, MD Gerald J. Kohn, MD Srinadh Komanduri, MD, MS Frank J. Konicek, MD, FACG Krzysztof L. Kopec, MD Jahnavi Koppala, MD Richard J. Kops, MD, FACG Burton I. Korelitz, MD, MACG Annapurna Korimilli, MD A. Prasad Korlipara, MD Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG Ramkrishna R. Kothur, MD Donald P. Kotler, MD, FACG Vikram S. Kotwal, MD, FACG Lorete M. Kotze, MD, FACG Kyler Kozacek, DO Kenya Kozawa, MD Michael T. Kram, MD, FACG Kenneth R. Kranz, MD Robert E. Kravetz, MD, MACG Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD, FACG David L. Kreger, MD, FACG Mahesh K. Krishnaiah, MD Chaya Krishnamurthy, MD David H Kruchko, DO Noa Krugliak Cleveland, MD Michael P. Krumholz, MD, FACG Muhammad M. Kudaimi, MD, FACG Toyoki Kudo, MD, PhD Stephen E. Kuehn, MD Kristine Kuhn, PA-C Vinayak S. Kulkarni, MD Arbind Kumar, MD, FACG Gunjan Kumar, PA Kirtida G. Kumar, MD Sanath S. Kumar, MD, FACG Shashi Kumar, MD Kavitha Kumbum, MD Leon Kundrotas, MD, FACG Douglas A. Kuperman, MD Satya V. Kurada, MD George Kurian, MD Michael S. Kushner, MD Donald H. Kutner, DO, FACG

Geeta R. Kutty, MD Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG Annette Y. Kwon, MD Jodie L. Labowitz, MD Paul G. Lacey, MD, FACG Charles L. Lackey, MD, FACG Dennis R. Laffer, MD, FACG Joseph A. Lagattuta, MD Edwin J. Lai, MD Michael Lajin, MD Andrew N. Lake, MD Subodh K. Lal, MD Alexander T. Lalos, MD, FACG Patrick Lam, DO Sing Lam, MD Karissa Lambert, MD Gerardo Lamiel, MD, FACG Jonathan B. Lamphier, MD Angel Lanas, MD, PhD, FACG Frank Lancellotti, MD Yaron Langman, MD Frank L. Lanza, MD, MACG Luis F. Lara, MD Jacqueline B. Larrea, NP Timothy J. Laurie, MD Joanna K. Law, MD Barbara S. Lawson, NP Richard M. Lawson, MD Ben G. Lazarus, DO Michelle Le, DO Darrell J. Lee, MD David D. Lee, MD David S Lee, MD, FACG Dennis E. Lee, MD Iris H. Lee, MD Stanley W. Lee, MD Vanessa D. Lee, MD Yoon Jae Lee, MD Pornchai Leelasinjaroen, MD Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG Anthony J. Lembo, MD, FACG Mark R. Lena, MD, FACG Jake C. Lennard, MD, FACG Maurice D. Leonard, MD Mee Mee Leong, MD Kevin K. Leung, MD

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Eric L. Lever, MD, FACG Sheila G. Levin, MD Jonathan S. Levine, MD Benjamin E. Levitzky, MD Robert B. Levy, DO Victor Levy, MD, FACG Scot M. Lewey, DO, FACG Jennifer M. Lewis, MD Alisa Likhitsup, MD Emery Lin, MD Robert L. Lindenberg, MD, FACG Frank V. Linn, MD Leonard Little, Jr., MD, FACG Eashen Liu, MD Mengfei Liu, MD Elliot M. Livstone, MD, FACG Robert A. Lockwood, MD Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG Luis J. Lopez, MD Marvin J. Lopez, MD Richard D. Lozoff, MD, FACG Daniel G. Luba, MD Kathleen Lukaszewski, MD Mihai Z. Lupovici, MD Matthew M. Lute, DO Ramesh Luther, MD, FACG Anjuli K Luthra, MD Sylvester Luu, DO Kip D. Lyche, MD Ralph T. Lyerly, Jr., MD, FACG W. Elwyn Lyles, MD, FACG David M. Maccini, MD Richard P. MacDermott, MD, MACG Eldred H. MacDonell, MD Gustavo A. Machicado, MD, FACG Bradley P. Mackler, MD Mario V. Magasic, MD Jared S Magee, DO Melissa A. Magrath, MD Deepak S. Mahajan, MD Mahendra Mahatma, MD William E. Maher, MD Homayoon Mahjoob, MD Khalid Mahmood, MD Jennifer A. Mahmoud, PA Mitchell A. Mahmoud, MD, FACG

Mohammad Mahmuduzzaman, MD Stephen J. Mahoney, MD Hugh D. Mai, MD, FACG Zenowij Majuk, MD, FACG Diklar Makola, MD, PhD Frederick L. Makrauer, MD Mark Malamood, MD Ariel Malamud, MD Zubair A. Malik, MD Vikram R. Malladi, MD Lenkala R. Mallaiah, MD Mohandas K. Mallath, MD Lisa B. Malter, MD, FACG William G. Manax, MD, FACG Alif M. Manejwala, MD Richard A Manfready, MD Antonino Mannone, MD Catherine S. Manolakis, MD James S. Manton, MD Siva Maran, MD, FACG Jennifer L. Maranki, MD, Msc Justin M. Marasigan, DO Jennifer K. Maratt, MD Leyla V. Maric, MD Cristina S. Marin, MD Rui T. Marinho, MD Kevin T Marks, MD Wojciech M. Marlicz, MD, PhD, FACG Johanna G.H. Marowske, DO Luis S. Marsano, MD, FACG Barry J. Marshall, MD, FACG Fabrizio Martella, MD David F. Martin, MD, FACG Donald J. Martin, MD Francene R. Martin, MD James F. Martin, MD, FACG Gines A. Martinez, Jr., MD Melissa Martinez, MD Renato G. Martinez, MD, FACG Amit H. Masand, MD Matthew A. Mason, MD Laura A. Massa, ANP Anthony J. Massimillo, MD Patrick A. Masters, MD, FACG Anu Mathew, MD J. Steven Mathews, MD

Deborah B. Matisse, CRNP Jeremy L. Matloff, MD Harry B. Matossian, MD Roy M. Matsuyama, MD P. Martin Mauk, MD, FACG Meher Sindhoora Mavuram, MD Chester J. Maxson, MD, FACG Marlyn J. Mayo, MD, FACG Matthew S. Mazurek, MD Marshall E. McCabe, III, MD, FACG Mack E. McCain, MD Timothy McClellan, MD William H. McCray, Jr., MD, FACG Joseph E. McCullough, MD Adrian M. McCutcheon, PA Patrick J. McDevitt, DO Machelle A. McDowell, NP Sarah K. McGill, MD Thomas R. McGinn, MD W. Richard McGowan, Jr., MD, FACG Daniel E. McGuire, MD, FACG Scott A. McHenry, MD Tom S. McHorse, MD, FACG A. Steven McIntosh, MD, FACG Michael D. McKay, MD Matthew J. McKinley, MD, FACG Michael G. McMurtry, MD Peter R. McNally, DO, MACG Joseph McNelis, MD Ryan R. McWilliams, MD Umesh Mehta, MD Ross R. Meidinger, MD Rao R. Meka, MD Hagop S. Mekhjian, MD, FACG Muhammad A. Memon, MD Calies D. Menard-Katcher, MD, MS Nery O. Mencos, MD Michael Mendelson, MD Nahum Mendez Sanchez, MD, MSc, PhD, FACG Richard A. Menin, MD Alex X. Mercado, MD Frank V. Meriano, MD Jay G. Merker, MD Nancy B. Merrell, MD, FACG Howard R. Mertz, MD, FACG

Jose Augusto S. Messias, MD Divo A. Messori, MD, FACG Lindsay M Meurer, MD Angela M. Meyer, MD George W. Meyer, MD, MACG Tamara E. Meyers, PA Hazar Michael, MD David E. Milkes, MD, FACG Brien Rex Miller, DO Jennifer B Miller, MD Juliana Miller, MD Kenneth M. Miller, MD Matthew S. Miller, MD John P. Milliken, MD Lawrence Mills, MD, FACG Gordon A. Millspaugh, MD Ghulam N. Mir, MD, FACG Max C. Miranda, MD Felice J. Mirsky, MD Vijay Laxmi Misra, MD Robert A. Mitchell, MD Carlos Mitrani, MD Sahil Mittal, MD Hiroto Miwa, MD, FACG David S. Mize, MD Prassad V. Modcoicar, MD Babak Mohajer, MD Ashutosh Mohapatra, MD Sonmoon Mohapatra, MD Adedayo O. Mokuolu, MD Michael D. Molinari, MD, FACG Neal A. Moller, MD Jeffrey W. Molloy, MD, FACG Njideka O. Momah, MD Howard P. Monsour, MD Michael J. Monzel, MD Jose-Miguel Moreno, MD, FACG Donald Morere, Jr., MD George E. Morgan, MD Jeffrey G. Morgan, MD John C. Morgenstern, MD Amit Mori, MD Maury K. Morrison, MD Stanley A. Morrison, MD Richard S. Morse, MD, FACG Jonathan D. Moses, MD

Radman Mostaghim, MD Manoela Mota, MD Matthew T. Moyer, MD, MS Venkata N. Muddana, MD Juergen Mueller, MD Lewis J. Mufson, MD Victor R. Mujica, MD Monica L. Multani, DO Traci T. Murakami, MD Rangan Murali, MD Robert A. Murphy, MD, FACG Jeffrey A. Murray, MD, FACG Tina Musahl, MD Alan J. Mushnick, MD Brian J. Muska, MD Osamah T. Muslim, MD, FACG Ergen Muso, MD Scott E. Myers, MD Kimberly D. Myers-Light, FNP Akash Nabh, MD James M. Nachiondo, MD Neil C. Nagaria, MD Koichi Nagata, MD, PhD Arun C. Naik, MD, FACG Vinaychandran Nair, MD, FACG Imad M. Nakshabendi, MD, FACG Yoshinobu Namihira, MD, FACG Fadel E. Nammour, MD, FACG Santa Nandi, MD, FACG Naveen V. Narahari, MD Mohan S. Narayanan, MD, FACG Luis S. Nasiff, MD, FACG Ranga S. Nathan, MD, FACG Scott M. Naum, DO Ali T. Nawras, MD, FACG Husam M. Nazer, MD, FACG Emma E. Neal, Hiroko Nebiki, MD Norman R. Neslin, MD Michael K. Newcomer, MD Jay H. Newkirk, MD, FACG Anthony J. Ng, MD Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD Dang M. Nguyen, MD, FACG Long B. Nguyen, DO Son V. Nguyen, MD

Drew G. Niccolini, MD, FACG Donald M. Nicolardi, MD, FACG Jose M. Nieto, DO, FACG Javier A. Nieves, MD Tomasz J. Niewiarowski, MD Negar Niknam, MD Matthew A. Nikoloff, MD Thomas E. Noble, MD, FACG Richard C. Nodurft, MD James M. Noel, MD Borko Nojkov, MD Dan R. Northey, MD Michael J. Nosler, MD David M. Novick, MD Sean G. Nugent, MD Angela G. Nusloch, MD Steven J. Nussbaum, MD Mark Nyitray, MD Sarah L. Oberste, DO Kenneth O. Obi, MD Charles A. Obioha, MD Barbara L. O’Brien, MD John J. O’Brien, MD, FACG Joshua C. Obuch, MD Kelly J. O’Callahan, MD John J. O’Connor, DO LeRoy Odom, MD, FACG Elizabeth A. Odstrcil, MD, FACG Tommy T. Oei, MD Pilsoo Oh, MD Gordon V. Ohning, MD, PhD, FACG Jeremiah V. Ojeaburu, MD Sushil K. Ojha, MD, FACG Takayuki Okada, MD, FACG Charles N. Okolo, MD Patrick I. Okolo, III, MD, MPH Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG Patrick O. Olise, PA German A. Oliver, MD Ayotokunbo O. Olosunde, MD James J. O’Mailia, MD Thomas A. O’Malley, MD, FACG Thomas F. O’Meara, MD, FACG Nirmal K. Onteddu, MD Michael Oravec, MD, PhD Sarah M. Ordway, MD

Kodwo K. Orleans-Lindsay, MD William C. Orr, PhD, FACG Martin Ortiz, MD Abdul M. Oseini, MD Eric M. Osgard, MD, FACG Roberto E. Osorio Manotas, MD Arthur H. Ostrov, MD, FACG Jesse A. Otegbayo, MD, FACG Jaime A. Oviedo, MD, FACG Charles C. Owen, Jr., MD Gregory R. Owens, MD Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG Thomas J. Pacicco, MD Victor M. Padilla, III, MD, FACG Hendrick Pagan-Torres, MD John M. Page, MD Lori A. Paiva, MD Ali Pakravan, MD Lena B. Palmer, MD MSCR Calvin Q. Pan, MD, FACG Jason Pan, MD Frank S. Pancotto, MD, FACG John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG Harivallabh D. Pandya, MD, FACG James D. Panetta, DO Linoj Panicker, MD Georgios I. Papachristou, MD, PhD, FACG Gulshan Parasher, MD, FACG Murtaza Parekh, MD Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, MPH, FACG James S. Park, MD, FACG Paul H. Parker, MD Henry P. Parkman, MD, FACG Victor E. Pascual Chagman, MD Daphnie Pasia, NP Shirley C. Paski, MD Sunil P. Pasricha, MD Luis F. Passarelli, MD Anil C. Patel, MD Ankit Patel, MD Devi Patel, MD Dhiren B. Patel, MD Kandarp R. Patel, DO Mahendra N. Patel, MD Pragnesh Patel, MD Pravinchandra Patel, MD

Rikin Patel, MD Ronak V. Patel, MD Samir A. Patel, MD Vijay P. Patel, MD Vinay Patel, MD Vinaychandra M. Patel, MD Sagar Patil, MD Srikrishna V. Patnana, MD Sonali Paul, MD, MS Kristin M. Paul Smith, PA Elio Pavone, MD Paolo Pazzi, MD, FACG Ralph P. Pearce, MD Kenneth I. Pearlman, MD Kumara S. Peddamatham, MD Peder J. Pedersen, MD George Pelican, MD, FACG Thomas P. Peller, MD Aris Antonino U. Pena, MD Luis R. Pena, MD, FACG Joshua D. Penfield, MD Oyin O. Penny, NP Arema A. Pereira, MD Fernando A. Pereira, MD Marvin A. Perer, MD Hector M. Perez-Arroyo, MD William H. Perlow, MD, FACG Joseph L. Perrotto, MD, FACG Mohan Persaud, MD Shajan Peter, MD Kathy A. Peterson, MD, MSci Richard B. Peterson, MD Theodore G. Pettle, MD L. Henry Pham, MD Joseph P. Phillips, MD Michael T. Phillips, MD Hamish L. Philpott, MD Peter L. Pico, MD Taralyn D. Picton, MD Willard C. Pierson, Jr., MD, FACG Mark Pimentel, MD, FACG Jonh J. Pineda Bonilla, MD Hugo L. Pinillos, MD, FACG Keri Lee Pinnock, MD C.S. Pitchumoni, MD, MACG Suresh S. Pitchumoni, MD

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THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Sanita Piya, FNP Peter A. Plumeri, DO, FACG Arthur L. Poch, MD, FACG Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG Paul J. Pockros, MD, FACG Jiri J. Podany, MD, FACG Martin H. Poleski, MD, FACG Eric A. Pollack, MD Roberto Ponce, MD Adam R Pont, MD, PhD Jeffrey S. Poole, MD Catherine D. Popkin, MD, FACG Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD, FACG Emily G. Porter, PA-C Mark B. Potter, DO Ronald S. Powell, MD Robert C. Power, MD, FACG Bernard J. Powers, MD, FACG Anoop Prabhu, MD Martin G. Prado, MD Daniel S. Pratt, MD Amanda B. Pressman, MD, FACG Jennifer C. Price, MD Neil M. Price, MD, FACG Mark D. Prince, MD Marvin L. Prince, MD Daniela Prodanovic, MD Siobhan Proksell, MD Alejandro Pruitt, MD, FACG Ron E. Pruitt, MD, FACG Theadore W. Ptak, MD Bharat K. Puchakayala, MD Thomas R. Puetz, MD Brian W. Pugh, DO Eshwar Punjabi, MD Anjaneya R. Puppala, MD, FACG Dagmary Purcell, MD Peter F. Purcell, MD, FACG Preston P. Purdum, III, MD, FACG Amandeep S. Purewal, MD Elias Purow, MD, FACG John W. Pyne, MD Manzoor Qadir, MD Joseph J. Quagliata, MD, FACG Gang Quan, MD Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, MACG

Patrick G. Quinn, MD Bashar J. Qumseya, MD Simon Rabinowitz, MD Felix G. Rabito, Jr., MD Andrew I. Rackoff, MD Cynthia G. Rader, RN, NP Paramvir S. Rahal, MD Nazir A. Rahim, MD, FACG Tariq Rahim, MD Mohammad K. Rahman, MD Isaac Raijman, MD Jay M. Raja, MD, FACG Anil K. Ram, MD Poorna Ramachandran, DO Palani K. Raman, MD, FACG William R. Raminick, DO Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG Jose A. Ramirez, MD Reinaldo Ramirez Amill, MD Chethan Ramprasad, MD William H. Ramsey, MD, FACG Charles W. Randall, MD Kanat Ransibrahmanakul, MD Palep N. Rao, MD, FACG Lynn M. Rapsilber, NP Shaheen Rasheed, MD Farzin Rashti, MD Jeffrey M. Raskin, MD Michelle L. Ratnakar, PA-C Sushil Rattan, MD Howard M. Rattner, MD, FACG Stacy L. Rausch, CNP Anand K Ravi, MD Anupama Ravi, MD Monica Ray, MD Alan R. Raymond, MD, FACG Naeem Raza, MD Nancy S. Reau, MD, FACG Lakshmipathi R. Reddi, MD, FACG Chakradhar M. Reddy, MD Gautam M. Reddy, MD Guru N. Reddy, MD, FACG Jyothi Ahalya Reddy, MD, FACG Madhavi Reddy, MD, FACG Naveen G. Reddy, MD Nipun B. Reddy, MD

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Raghuveer M. Reddy, MD, FACG Sanjay K. Reddy, MD Sreelatha Reddy, MD Sudhir K. Reddy, MD Mark W. Redor, MD Dennis W. Reedy, MD Dena K. Reese, FNP-C Jon C. Reich, MD Harold F. Reilly, III, MD Robert W. Reindollar, MD, FACG Roderick A. Remoroza, MD Gabriel Rendon, MD, FACG Benjamin D. Renelus, MD Renee M. Rennick, PA Henri Renom de la Baume, MD Carlos A. Rettally, MD David D. Reynolds, MD James C. Reynolds, MD, FACG Amir N. Rezk, MD Matthew C. Rice, MD Gary C. Richter, MD James A. Richter, MD, FACG Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG Daniel L. Ridout, III, MD Bradley S. Rieders, MD, FACG Michael J. Ringer, MD, FACG Jose A. Rios, MD Maria E. Rios-Enriquez, MD Timothy E. Ritter, MD Felix M. Rivera, MD Ramon E. Rivera, MD John Michael Roach, MD Knut J. Roalsvig, MD David N. Roberts, MD Keith A. Robinson, PA-C Ronald M. Robinson, MD Frances E. Robles-Pena, MD Elizabeth D. Rock, MD, FACG Vance D. Rodgers, MD, FACG Nicholas Roditis, MD Andrea C. Rodriguez, MD Jose Rodriguez, MD Miguel de Jesus Rodriguez, MD Sandra Rodriguez, MD Sulimar Rodriguez, MD Wilmer Rodriguez, MD, FACG

Rafael E. Rodriguez-Lopez, MD Federico Rodriguez-Perez, MD Arvey I. Rogers, MD, MACG Gary M. Roggin, MD, FACG Vineet Syan Rolston, MD Thomas J. Romano, MD Carlos J. Romero-Marrero, MD Louis C. Rosainz, MD, FACG David M. Roseman, MD Allan J. Rosenberg, MD, FACG Andrew B. Rosenberg, MD, FACG Dale J. Rosenberg, MD Michael I. Rosenberg, MD, FACG Peter M. Rosenberg, MD Nathan S. Rosenfeld, MD David M. Rosenheck, MD Marian B. Rosenthal, MD, FACG Robert L. Rosenzweig, MD Chaim Y. Ross, MD Alfred D. Roston, MD, FACG Robin A. Rougeau, MD James F. Roy, MD, FACG Moshe Rubin, MD, FACG Steven D. Rubin, MD, FACG Maria Rubino, MD Paul C. Rubinstein, MD Marrieth G. Rubio, MD Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD Christian F. Rueda-Clausen, MD Kevin M. Rufner, MD Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG Edward D. Ruszkiewicz, MD, FACG Frederick W. Ruymann, MD, FACG Richard H. Sadowitz, MD Ismail D. Saeed, MD Mehdi M. Saeedi, MD Nancy Saffran, PA-C Geronimo Sahagun, MD Yutaka Saito, MD, PhD, FACG Mohammad Saleem, MD Sheikh Abdul Salam Saleem, MD Jean W. Saleh, MD, FACG Merjona Saliaj, MD Leena Chacko Saline, DO Richard M. Salvino, MD Seena Salyani,

Gregory L. Salzman, MD Frank S. Sammarco, MD Bradford C. Sampson, MD George A. Samuel, DO Shelby K. Samuel, MD Alan D. Samuels, MD, FACG Alan R. Sandberg, MD Barry Sanders, MD Michael K. Sanders, MD Sukhwinder S. Sandhu, MD, FACG Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS, FACG Simren Sangha, MD Moushumi B. Sanghavi, MD Mohamad R. Sankari, MD Jennifer L. Sankovich, PA Manuel A. Santini, MD Dara C. Santos, PA Bishnu Sapkota, MD, FACG Pavan R. Saridena, MD Anne L. Saris, MD Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, MACG Juan C. Sarol, MD Sunil Sarvaria, MD, FACG Brenda L. Sassen, NP Suriya V. Sastri, MD, FACG Thomas J. Savides, MD Nina F. Sax, MD Carlos C. Say, MD Roger S. Sayegh, MD Howard Schachter, MD, FACG Fabian J Scheid, MD, PhD Timothy D. Scherer, MD Charles J. Scheurich, MD Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, MACG Rudolph Schilli, MD Edward T. Schirack, DO, FACG Michael H. Schmidt, MD Alison Schneider, MD, FACG Bruce W. Schneider, MD, FACG H.L. Schneider, Jr., DO, FACG Steven Schneiderman, MD James W. Schnell, MD Scott W. Schorr, MD Julien D. Schulberg, MD Elliot H. Schuman, MD, FACG Stephen M. Schutz, MD, FACG

Armond G. Schwartz, MD Gary J. Schwartz, MD, FACG Mitchell S. Schwartz, MD, FACG Richard P. Schwartz, MD Steven M. Schwartz, MD Christopher J. Schwarz, MD Ronald P. Schwarz, MD, FACG Darrell Schwertner, MD Charles J. Scrobola, MD March E. Seabrook, MD, FACG Stephen R. Sears, MD Victor W. Sears, Jr., MD Howard Seeman, MD Donald G. Seibert, MD, FACG Fayez G. Seif, MD Jatinder S. Sekhon, MD Srinivasan Selvaraj, MD, FACG Mariquit D. Sendelbach, DO Joham Senior, MD, FACG Ashwani K. Sethi, MD Hardianto Setiawan, MD Joel Sewchand, MD, FACG Anthony P. Sgouros, MD, FACG Katherine M Shaffer, MD Mohammad A. Shafi, MD Ira Shafran, MD Anand S. Shah, MD Gunjan Prabodh Shah, MD Nikhil S. Shah, MD Nisha A. Shah, MD Prasun P. Shah, MD Rahil D. Shah, MD Rajiv S. Shah, MD Rekha V. Shah, MD Rushikesh H. Shah, MD Tilak U Shah, MD, MHS Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG Nicole K. Shah-Ghassemzadeh, MD Lucy A.S. Shamberg, MD Joseph G. Shami, MD Bradley D. Shapiro, MD Eric J Shapiro, MD, FACG Gary L. Shapiro, MD, FACG Rohit Sharda, MD Kuldip Sharma, MD Prashant Sharma, MD

Sushil K. Sharma, MD Suzanne R. Sharpton, MD Christopher T. Shaw, MD Mona D. Shay, DO Christopher R. Sheasgreen, MD Ahmed A. Shehata, MD, FACG Joseph H. Shelton, MD Daniel J. Sher, MD Muhammed Sherid, MD Jagannath M Sherigar, MD Frederick S. Sherman, MD Stuart Sherman, MD, FACG Sudhakar K. Sheth, MD Katerina P. Shetler, MD Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG Martin Shill, MD Ravindra Shiwnandan, MD Robert J. Shmuts, DO Ahmed Nezar Shobassy, MD Peter L. Shue, MD Vasanth K. Siddalingaiah, MD Syed M. Siddiqi, MD, FACG Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS Jonathan D. Siegel, MD, FACG Ann L. Silverman, MD, FACG Bruce A. Silverman, MD Jocelyn A. Silvester, MD Marcellus Simadibrata, MD, PhD, FACG Timothy Simmons, MD, FACG Michael E. Simons, MD Rolando S. Sineneng, MD, FACG Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG Edward L. Singer, MD Devendra Singh, MD Hardeep M. Singh, MD Harpriya Singh, MD Navjot Singh, MD, FACG Samrath Singh, MD Rohit Singhania, MD, FACG Bheema S. Singu, MD Anubha Sinha, MD James A. Sinnott, MD, FACG Chad M. Sisk, DO, FACG Sai K. Sista, MD, FACG Nirmala Maya Siva, MD Arumugam Sivakumar, MD, FACG

Jacob M Skeans, MD Deborah S. Skelton, MD, FACG Jamie L Skrove, DO Jennifer K. Slane, DO Frederick L. Slone, MD Stephen O. Slusser, MD Douglas F. Smart, MD, FACG Daniel N. Smiley, MD Alastair D. Smith, MB, ChB Benjamin N. Smith, MD Burton H. Smith, MD, FACG James W. Smith, MD, FACG Mark A. Smith, MD Matthew B. Smith, MD, FACG R. Sidney Green Smith, MD Robert B. Smith, MD Terrence A. Smith, MD, FACG Zachary L. Smith, DO Harry Snady, MD, PhD, FACG Noel L. Snowberger, MD Ned Snyder, III, MD Javier Sobrado, MD Roy M. Soetikno, MD, FACG Edy Soffer, MD, FACG Mahmood Solaiman, MD, FACG Howard J. Solomon, MD Gengqing Song, MD, PhD Woo K. Song, MD Xiaosong Song, MD William P Sonnier, MD Darius Sorbi, MD Jeffrey J. Sorokin, MD Toomas M. Sorra, MD, FACG Rahim Sotoodehfar, MD Mounzer Soued, MD Stuart J. Spechler, MD, FACG Denise L. Speich, NP David N. Speranza, MD, FACG Pam B Spickler, FNP Jose N.F. Spinelli, MD Mitchell K. Spinnell, MD Eugene J. Spiotta, Jr., MD Julie E. Spivack, MD Mark A. Spurlin, MD, FACG Subbaramiah Sridhar, MD, FACG Michelle Srisuwananukorn, MD

James W. Srour, MD Khushal A. Stanisai, MD, FACG Eddie C. Starnes, MD, FACG Veslav Stecevic, MD Stephen L. Steele, MD Andreas M. Stefan, MD, FACG Andrew B. Stefaniwsky, MD, FACG Bernard Stein, MD, FACG Ellen M. Stein, MD, FACG Leonard B. Stein, MD, FACG Richard E. Stein, MD, FACG Stephen T. Steiner, MD Francis U. Steinheber, MD, FACG Adam F. Steinlauf, MD Frederic A. Stelzer, MD, FACG F. Otis Stephen, MD, FACG Valerie D. Stephens, MD Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FACG William E. Stevens, MD Robert F. Stokes, MD, FACG Colin E. Strack, PA Bria N. Strada, PA-C Richard J. Straker, MD, FACG Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, FACG Laura Striffler, PA Stephen S. Strohlein, MD, FACG Richard M. Strong, MD, FACG Eugene W. Stuart, MD Paula D. Stultz, NP Iyad M. Subei, MD, FACG Marc A. Subik, MD, FACG Srinivasan Subramanian, MD Robert H. Sudduth, MD Kempanna Sudhakar, MD, FACG Eugene M. Sullivan, DO Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, FACG Thomas B. Sullivan, PA Talal Sunbulli, MD Harold L. Sussewell, MD Niall C. Swan, MD Thomas M. Swantkowski, MD, FACG William H. Sweatt, MD, FACG Ann Marie Swords, PA Ari F. Syam, MD, PhD, FACG Tasha M. Sylva, PA Gregory A. Szych, DO

Alireza Tabesh, MD Caroline R. Tadros, MD Varnita Tahiliani, MD Abdalla A. Tahiri, MD, FACG Hiroshi Takahashi, MD Shin’ichi Takahashi, MD, FACG Jay A. Takata, MD Mones Takriti, MD, FACG Julie Taliaferro, FNP Akifumi Tanaka, MD, FACG Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD, FACG Manish Tandon, MD Stephanie A. Taormina, Kapeel Raja Tarwani, MD Volkan D. Taskin, MD Robert D. Tavani, NP Lynne T. Tavera, NP Michael S. Taxier, MD, FACG Ghiath Tayeb, MD Steven Taylor, MD Juan S. Tejada, MD Patrick G. Tempera, MD Riki Tenggara, MD Scott M. Tenner, MD, MS, MPH, JD, FACG Juan Carlos Teran, MD, FACG Jonathan P. Terdiman, MD, FACG Belen A. Tesfaye, MD Brent A. Tetri, MD, FACG Anne Thai, MD Rizwana R. Thanawala, MD Andy J. Thanjan, MD Joycelyn M. Theard, MD Nguyen D. Thieu, MD, FACG Nikhil R. Thiruvengadam, MD Donald R. Thompson, MD Gary W. Thompson, MD Andrew A. Thomson, MD Cole T. Thomson, MD, PhD Mary W. Thornton, NP Eric E. Tibesar, MD Wilhelm Tietke, MD, FACG Kevin Tin, MD Rafael A. Tirado-Montijo, MD Sadha Tivakaran, MD, FACG Raymond Tobias, MD, FACG Dennis N. Todoruk, MD 2019–2020 Annual Report of Programs & Activities |


THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Kengo Tokunaga, MD, FACG Winston C. Tom, MD Juan T. Tomasini, MD, MACG Julius DeWayne Tooson, MD, FACG Stuart A. Torgerson, MD Esther A. Torres, MD, MACG Tammy M. Torrey, PA Nabil A. Toubia, MD Timothy J. Trainor, MD Tammy T. Tran, DO Jennifer C. Traska, NP Priyam V. Tripathi, MD Shalini Tripathi, MD Itishree Trivedi, MD Joseph L. Tromba, MD, FACG Richard A. Truesdale, Jr., MD Leon Tsai, MD Leslie E. Tucker, MD, FACG Zsolt Tulassay, MD, FACG Auguste P. Turnier, MD Penny S. Turtel, MD, FACG Radu Tutuian, MD M. Siraj Uddin, MD, FACG Fumiaki Ueno, MD, MACG Nneka N. Ufere, MD Emmanuel E Ugbarugba, MD Eghierhua A. Ugheoke, MD, FACG Obinna C. Ukabam, MD Sonal M. Ullman, MD Crista Ulteig, MD Shifa Umar, MD Yoshihisa Urita, MD, FACG Fernando Urrutia, MD Atul Vahil, MD, FACG Michael R. Valantas, DO, FACG Enrique A. Valdivia, MD Gregg A. Valenzuela, MD Thomas M. Vallone, DO Brian J. Van der Linden, MD Thomas G. Van Dinter, MD Sander J. van Zanten, MD, FACG James A. VanCura, DO Prasad Vankineni, MD David J. Vargas, MD, FACG Apurv K. Varia, MD David N. Varon, MD

Srinivasa Rao G. Vasa, MD Ann Vash, FNP Edgardo M. Vega Pena, MD Angel Veloso, MD Michael S. Verhille, MD Jonathan J. Verrecchio, MD David W. Victor, MD, FACG Ratha-Korn Vilaichone, MD, PhD, FACG Edward C. Villa, MD Hugo A. Villarreal, MD Francisco J. Vizcarrondo-Terron, MD Franjo Vladic, MD Patrick R. Volak, MD Nicholas A. Volpicelli, MD Jordan T. Vulcano, DO Darrell D. Wadas, MD, FACG Keith A. Waddle, DO Shahid Wahid, MD Renata Wajsman, MD Jamile Wakim-Fleming, MD, FACG John A. Walker, MD, FACG Peter Walsh, DO Michael H. Walter, MD, FACG Richard Walters, DO Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FACG Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACG Afsar M. Waraich, MD Eric M. Ward, MD Russell J. Wardlaw, MD Makoto Watanabe, MD, PhD, FACG Housein M. Wazaz, MD, FACG James J. Weber, MD Jeffrey M. Weber, MD Richard J. Weber, MD Paul D. Webster, III, MD, FACG Arnold L. Weg, MD, FACG Francis R. Weiner, MD, FACG Howard J. Weiner, MD Gerald S. Weinstein, MD, FACG Michael L. Weinstein, MD Michael Weisberg, MD Stanley P. Weiselberg, MD Scott A. Weiss, MD Douglas M. Weissman, MD Gil Weitzman, MD Gregory P. Wellman, MD

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Brian J. Wentworth, MD Warren Werbitt, MD, FACG Arthur N. West, MD Allan P. Weston, MD, FACG David M. Weston, MD, FACG Eric D. Weston, MD, FACG Shiobhan Weston, MD David E. Wexler, MD, FACG James Z. Whatley, MD Seth N. Wheeler, MD David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG Betty J. White, ARNP Edward A. White, MD David C. Whitehead, MD William E. Whitehead, PhD, MACG I. Dewa Nyoman Wibawa, MD, PhD Prasanna C. Wickremesinghe, MD, FACG Gregory J. Wiener, MD, FACG Jon B. Wiggins, MD Ashley K. Wiginton, PA Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD Howard O. Wilen, MD Fred H. Williams, MD Jeffrey M. Williams, MD Nadia P. Williams, MD, FACG Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG Jeff R. Willis, MD Louis J. Wilson, MD, FACG Min S. Win, MD, FACG Abraham Winkelstein, MD, FACG Neal J. Winzelberg, MD Guy R. Winzenried, MD, FACG Samuel K. Wirtschafter, MD, FACG Marc D. Wishingrad, MD Christoph T. Woerlein, MD Darren Wohl, MD, FACG Tariku G. Woldey, MD Douglas C. Wolf, MD, FACG Leon Wolf, MD Marc R. Wolfman, MD David M. Wolfson, MD, FACG Stephen L. Wolman, MD, FACG Charles F. Wolter, Jr., MD, FACG Lavonia C. Womack, ANP Carlson B. Wong, MD, FACG Chun T. Wong, MD

Roy K. Wong, MD, MACG Zhiqin Wong, MD Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, MD Allison L. Wood, DO Michele C. Woodley, MD Henri T. Woodman, MD Amy R. Woods, MD, FACG Strick J. Woods, MD Andrew Woolf, DO Dennis V. Worthington, MD Douglas E. Wright, MD Roger D. Wu, MD Clifton D. Wynter, MD Edward S. Xavier, MD Peiying Xiao, MD Chengcheng Xie, MD Jianlin Xie, MD Hanbing Xue, MD, PhD Tsuyoshi Yabana, MD Bruce R. Yacyshyn, MD, FACG Yun Yan, MD Takeshi Yanagawa, MD, FACG Victor W. Yang, MD Alan C. Yao, MD, FACG George Yared, MD Catherine M. Yaussy, MD Amoah Yeboah-Korang, MD Yuen San Yee, MD, FACG Robert Yin, MD, FACG Steven R. Yolen, MD, FACG June Yong, MD Sung J. Yoo, MD Young Kul Yoo, MD Sayed M. Yossef, MD, FACG Michele A. Young, MD Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG Adel I. Youssef, MD, FACG Huimin Yu, MD, PhD Fauzi Yusuf, MD, FACG Melawati Yuwono, MD Kirk J. Zachary, MD, FACG Mauricio Zapiach, MD Sebastian Zavoian, MD Tarik Mohammed Zedan, MD, FACG Ningxin Zeng, MD Alvin M. Zfass, MD, MACG

Lanjing Zhang, MD, FACG Qian Zhou, MD Kimberly C. Zibert, DO Kenneth Zierer, MD Matthew J. Zimmerman, MD Michael S. Zimmerman, MD Sheldon S. Zinberg, MD, FACG David A. Zink, MD Richard A. Zirin, MD, FACG Kaveh Zivari, MD Jusuf Zlatanic, MD Marc J. Zuckerman, MD, FACG Bruce E. Zweiban, MD Andrew H. Zwick, MD

About the Institute The ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education promotes the College’s commitment to clinical research and physician and patient education. The ACG Institute’s record to date is a source of pride, particularly its significant and growing support of young clinical investigators. The ACG Institute has grown since its introduction in 1994, both in terms of the breadth of its investment in clinical GI investigators and the scope of its activities, which now include the development of evidence-based systematic reviews and related clinical education for physicians and patients. The success of the ACG Institute is due, in large part, to the commitment and support of the ACG Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors, and all the members who have participated in, and continue to be part of, the Institute’s work.

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