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ACG Institute LEADERSHIP ACG INSTITUTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epi), FACG ACG Institute Director Scottsdale, Arizona

David A. Johnson, MD, MACG Norfolk, Virginia

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG New York, New York

Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG ACG Vice President Charlottesville, Virginia

W. Elwyn Lyles, MD, FACG Maryville, Tennessee

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

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

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

ACG Executive Director Bradley C. Stillman, Esq.

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

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

The Institute recognizes, with thanks, the contributions of PAST BOARD MEMBERS: Edgar Achkar, MD, MACG ACG Institute Director Emeritus (2005–2014) Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Research Committee (2015-2018) William D. Chey, MD, FACG (2015–2016)

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

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

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

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

Seymour Katz, MD, MACG (2005–2009)

David Y. Graham, MD, MACG (2005–2011)

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

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

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

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

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

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG (2013-2019) John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Educational Affairs Committee (2013–2015) Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, MACG (2006–2009) Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG ACG Vice President (2019-2020) Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG ACG Institute Director Emeritus (2014–2020)

Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG (2005–2013) Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG Board Member (2010–2013) Chair, ACG Research Committee (2013–2015) Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG (2005–2011) Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG (2013-2019)

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


Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ACG Advanced Leadership Development Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Prescriptions for Success High School Visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity and Ethical Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Health Equity and Research Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 New ACG Institute Initiatives - Learn more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


Report on ACG Clinical Research Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 New Health Equity Research Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Supporting New Clinical Research Categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Supporting Investigative Science: The ACG 2021 Clinical Research Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Perspective: Incoming Class of Junior Faculty Awardees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Current ACG Junior Development Awardees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ACG Scholars: Contributions to the ACG 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2019 ACG Junior Faculty Development Awardee Presents Virtually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ACG Scholars: Past Junior Faculty Awardees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ACG Research Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21


ACG’s Hepatology School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ACG’s IBD School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ACG’s Endoscopy School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ACG’s Functional School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Educational Tools: Irritable Bowel Syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 IBS Ready Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Monograph on GI Diseases and Endoscopy in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29 ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

The ACG Institute at 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 G.U.T. Fund for Clinical Research and Education: Donor Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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LETTER from the ACG Institute Director DEAR COLLEAGUES,

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.

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We learned many lessons as we faced the challenges of the past 12 months. As a community of physicians, we delivered compassionate care to our patients while adapting to an ever-changing landscape with courage, resilience, empathy, and mutual support. We realized we could stretch, pivot and adjust in our professional and personal lives. Similarly, the ACG Institute adjusted to these extraordinary circumstances by doing business differently. Inperson gatherings were transitioned to virtual, interactive formats allowing us to continue our mission uninterrupted. Throughout the pandemic, we promoted digestive health through education of the clinician, patient, and public, while expanding our support of clinical research and focusing public awareness on preventing digestive diseases. In this Annual Report, you will see evidence of the continued success of our signature programs and the exciting growth of new initiatives.

one cohort member remarked: “This program was a godsend during the pandemic, providing muchneeded opportunities to network, meet mentors and develop critical leadership skills.” In the spring, the YPLSP class partnered with ACG Governors to advocate for change in healthcare policy during the virtual fly-in to Capitol Hill. Having spent time with these impressive young physicians, I can attest to the incredible potential of these future College leaders. Our topic-specific schools also adopted a virtual format. Both virtual IBD School and the Functional GI Disorders School proved popular with our membership. New IBS patient tools were developed by the IBS Task Force and an IBS monograph card was disseminated to accompany the release of the latest IBS guideline.

The Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorships (EAVP) and the Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program (YPLSP) were re-imagined without sacrificing quality. Ten GI training programs hosted virtual EAVP visits that featured educational lectures, trainee mentoring, and community partnership. We learned that we could adapt this popular program using technology, which opens new possibilities for expansion beyond the traditional constraints of in-person travel.

At the conclusion of 3 days of a virtual study section, the Research Committee recommended approval of $1.9 million in research funding. Expanded funding for our prestigious Junior Faculty Development Awards ($450,000 over three years), a new Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award, and a new joint ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy contributed to this remarkable Institute milestone as did our continued support of Clinical Research Awards, Pilot Research Awards, and grants for medical residents and students. I invite you to review the work of our successful applicants.

We welcomed the third and most diverse cohort of the YPLSP. These 36 young physicians met four times virtually in 2020-2021 to develop leadership and communication skills, learn about organizational behavior and healthcare advocacy, and to develop relationships with ACG leadership and peers. As

This past year has demonstrated how digestive diseases disproportionately burden certain minority groups. The pandemic highlighted how healthcare disparities could impact the ability of individuals to achieve their full health potential. So, this year we have introduced a new research opportunity—The

Health Equity Research Award (HERA). The HERA was developed in partnership with the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force to support research to reduce disparities in the care and outcomes of racial/ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+ populations and those living with a disability. The Institute is excited to support clinical research to address these goals and stimulate clinical, translational, social science, and health services research, accelerating knowledge in this space. At the 2021 Annual Meeting, the ACG Institute is proud to announce the debut of The Center for Leadership, Ethics & Equity (the LE&E Center). This new entity within the ACG Institute will provide resources for programs that promote ethical physician leadership and leadership development; scientific discovery to reduce health disparities and advance health equity to improve patient outcomes, and educational activities that support our commitment to increasing diversity, equity and ethical care in our profession. This year, we will be launching a Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity & Ethical Care, and the Health Equity Research Award under the LE&E umbrella. Leadership programs will also be housed in the new Center, including YPLSP and the new Advanced Leadership Development Program, the EAVP and our Prescriptions for Success: Careers in Medicine - ACG High School Visit Program (including, for the first time, three $1,000 college scholarships). Learn more about this exciting new chapter in the future of the Institute in this Annual Report. For the past 26 years, the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education has supported our profession and our patients with education

and impactful clinical science. We added a focus on leadership development to strengthen the gastroenterologists’ ability to succeed in their healthcare communities and to expand the pipeline of trained leaders. This year, we begin a new journey to strengthen our College’s commitment to ethical and equitable care. These programs would not be possible without the generous support of our industry partners and members who contribute to the G.U.T. fund. The Institute’s fund to Grow, Uplift, and Transform GI is essential to our continued success. I am deeply grateful for the support of our Pillar Leadership donors and the individual philanthropic gifts that ensure we can continue our transformational work. I hope you will consider supporting us this year. It is such a privilege to serve the College as the Institute Director. I am so grateful for this opportunity and the incredible Institute staff that make all these ideas come to life. Thank you for your continued support and engagement.


$12.9 MILLION 67 RESEARCHERS $150,000 Per Year

$450,000 Total


$11.4 MILLION Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award

$150,000 Per Year

$300,000 Total

ACG/ASGE Epedimiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

$50,000 per year Clinical Research Awards

$50,000 per year With warmest regards,

Clinical Research Pilot Awards $15,000

per year

Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards

$10,000 per year

Medical Student Research Awards

$5,0000 per year

Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epi), FACG Director, ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education

676 FUNDED INVESTIGATORS Totaling more than


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INTRODUCING THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP, ETHICS & EQUITY THE ACG INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE LE&E CENTER, AN ENTITY WITHIN THE INSTITUTE that provides resources and a forum to envision new paradigms for effective clinicianleadership. The catalyst for the launch of The LE&E Center is this time of challenge and crisis during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, but it has its roots in the longstanding and significant organizational commitment by the American College of Gastroenterology and by the ACG Institute to strategies, programs, and committee activities that celebrate and increase diversity in the GI profession, cultivate the potential of GI fellows-in-training, junior faculty and early career clinicians, fund promising clinical research, reach high school students, and elevate the leadership skills of GI clinicians at various stages of their career trajectory.

The LE&E Center Imperative The leadership of the College and the ACG Institute believe that effective and ethical leadership in medicine must extend beyond top notch clinical care and inherently recognize, embrace, and promote both equity in our profession and equitable care for patients in ways that foster a healthier and more equitable society. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve their full health potential – to enjoy health equity. It is imperative to create a strong cohort of well-prepared leaders who will address the critical questions of the future of gastroenterology—leaders who will transform into a reality ACG’s vision of true equity in the GI profession and the highest quality equitable health care for our patients.

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Why Leadership, Ethics and Equity Matter A meaningful focus on leadership, ethics, and equity matters because effective clinician-leaders must be well prepared to meet the demands, complexity, and responsibilities of current medical practice, and to navigate future challenges as champions of equitable health care. The times call for great leadership and demand true equity. The LE&E Center aims not only to meet the moment, but also transform the future.

What LE&E Will Do The LE&E Center will educate and cultivate the pipeline of well-prepared leaders in gastroenterology, promote the practical application of ethical leadership, and fund research to produce actionable science that will translate into reducing disparities in health and/or health care, advance health equity, and improve patient outcomes. The LE&E Center will bring together existing initiatives of The ACG Institute focused on leadership development and consolidate new programs and research funding along with transformational tools and experiences. • The LE&E Center Will Develop Leaders The LE&E Center will support GI clinicians in their leadership paths at all stages of the career trajectory by increasing knowledge and improving skills necessary for effective leadership. • The LE&E Center Will Invest in Health Equity Research Through the LE&E Center, the ACG Institute will lead the way in prioritizing scientific discovery that accomplishes meaningful change in the digestive health of communities facing disparities and inequity in healthcare.

The programs under the new LE&E Center include: • The ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program • The ACG Advanced Leadership Development Program • Prescription for Success: Careers in Medicine - ACG High School Visit • ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity & Ethical Care • The ACG Health Equity Research Award

A Vision and Mission for the LE&E Center The work of the new LE&E Center will be grounded in its Vision and Mission Statements and guided by an Advisory Board appointed by the Institute Director and comprised of leaders with experiences, expertise, and personal attributes that embody the qualities of leadership, ethics and equity incorporated in the Center’s mandate.

"The LE&E Center aims not only to meet the moment, but also transform the future." LE&E Center Vision Statement The LE&E Center is a forum to envision new paradigms for ethical and effective clinician-leadership, serving as the locus of innovative programs that build the capacity for transformational leadership in gastroenterology, and as the source of research funding to produce actionable science that will translate into reducing disparities in health and/or health care and improving health equity and patient outcomes.

LE&E Center Mission Statement Our mission is to elevate leadership competencies in GI clinicians, to advance equity in gastroenterology, to educate and cultivate the pipeline of well-prepared clinician-leaders, to promote the practical application of ethical leadership, and to invest in promising research that strengthens equitable health care.

From a foundation of skilled leadership, furthering equity in gastroenterology and fostering equitable health care.

ACG Institute Initiatives ACG Monograph on GI Diseases and Endoscopy in Pregnancy and the

A NEW HOME AND NEW PROGRAMS The Center for Leadership, Ethics & Equity creates a home for existing Institute programs and offers a forum for new initiatives

Young Physician Leadership Scholars Elevating Great Doctors into Great Leaders The ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program (YPLSP) provides physicians with a comprehensive skill set that will serve as the foundation for the development of leadership and physician advocacy skills. Many young physicians, upon completion of their fellowship, are academically prepared to succeed, but frequently have not received leadership and professional training. As the medical organization serving the needs of clinical gastroenterologists, the ability to manage a business, retain staff, handle work/life balance, and avoid burnout are critical skills that the ACG seeks to provide to young practitioners. The goal of the program is to provide young physicians with a comprehensive skill set that will serve as a foundation for the development of leadership and physician advocacy skills, with a focus on building aptitude in executive decision-making, critical thinking, and understanding organizational behavior. By bringing motivated young physicians together for interactive discussions and a day of advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill, we hope to encourage the development of the next generation of leaders in gastroenterology. Course Directors: David J. Hass, MD, FACG, Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, Allon Kahn, MD (YPLSP ’20), Elizabeth R. Paine, MD (YPLSP ’18) Learn more on page 30 or gi.org/yplsp

ACG Advanced Leadership Development Program

ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity & Ethical Care

Building upon the success of the existing Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program, the Advanced Leadership Development Program is designed for physicians who are 10 to 20 years out of fellowship and provides the opportunity to strengthen comprehensive leadership skills. Each cohort consists of a small, select group that meets every other month to explore advanced topics such as conflict and crisis resolution, negotiation, human influence, effective mentorship, and much more. Each participant will conceptualize, develop, and present a College Capstone Project that addresses a critical organizational need.

To create awareness around the issues and challenges related to delivering equitable care, achieving diversity, and instilling ethical decision-making, the Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity, and Ethical Care will provide on-site lectures and grand rounds as part of the current ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professor program. Visits will be provided to requesting institutions and can be done in conjunction with a disease state topic-driven visit (e.g., IBD / equity, diversity, ethical care).

Course Directors: David J. Hass, MD, FACG, Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG

As part of the LE&E Center’s goal to fund research to produce actionable science that will translate to reducing health and/ or healthcare disparities, this new clinical research category supports up to $50,000 for one year, and is open to faculty or community practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. The goal of the Health Equity Research Award is to support promising research and to advance our knowledge in reducing disparities in the care and outcomes of racial/ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+ populations, and/or those living with a disability within the broader context of gastrointestinal and liver disease.

Prescription for Success: Careers in Medicine - ACG High School Visit As part of the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting, the ACG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee selects a local high school to visit and speak to students about careers in gastroenterology. Selected high schools typically have a STEM magnet program or healthcare focus and have a diverse student population. Students benefit from interacting with ACG physicians and are given the opportunity to use a colonoscope. Participating students are encouraged to apply for a college scholarship connected to the program.

Learn more about past visiting professorships on page 32 or gi.org/EAVP to apply.

Postpartum Period The Women in GI Committee is spearheading an updated monograph on current best approaches in the treatment of GI diseases and endoscopy during the pregnancy and postpartum period. IBS Pocket Guide Developed in conjunction with the ACG Clinical Guideline for the Management of IBS, this pocket-sized summary of the guideline was produced with the goal of assisting health care providers to better treat patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Health Equity Research Award Apply for a Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity and Ethical Care Visit the ACG Institute webpage: www. gi.org/acg-institute to apply for a visiting professor to provide education on equity, diversity and ethical care.

Refer to New Clinical Research Awards on page 11 or visit gi.org/research-awards

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REPORT: ACG Clinical Research Grants Supporting Clinical Research: Fulfilling the Core Mission of the ACG Institute ESTABLISHED IN 1994, THE ACG INSTITUTE HAS PROVIDED FUNDING TOTALING MORE THAN $24 MILLION to 676 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 2021 Clinical Research For 2021, the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education approved $1,926,744 in support of outstanding clinical research in gastroenterology. The ACG Institute will support two Junior Faculty Development Awards at an increased yearly rate of $150,000 per year, and an overall level of $900,000. 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 2021 Clinical Research Awards, the Research Committee recommended funding for 16 investigators for a total of $625,494, of which one award supports the new Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award at $300,000, one award supports the new ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at a level of $50,000, five are clinical research awards at the $50,000 level, two are pilot awards at the $15,000 level, three are for resident research awards at the $10,000 level, and two are for medical student research awards for a summer project at the $5,000 level.

2021 Clinical Research Awards 16 Investigators Funded

TOTALING $625,494 Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award


Clinical Research Award


Pilot Award

Medical Resident Clinical Research Award


$50,000 Medical Student Research Award



ACG Institute will award


to support outstanding clinical research in gastroenterology.

Junior Faculty Development Awards

$450,000 Per Recipient

$150,000 Annually

1994–2021 ACG Institute

FUNDED 676 INVESTIGATORS totaling more than

$24 MILLION and expanded from

1 RESEACH AWARD TO 8 Medical Students

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ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


GI Fellows-in-Training

Junior Faculty

Established Investigators

2022 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 the new level of $150,000 annually for a $450,000 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. Learn more about the research awards offered by the ACG Institute: gi.org/researchawards

Rigorous Review of Clinical Research Applicants by ACG Research Committee In February 2021, the ACG Research Committee, under the leadership of Chair, Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG, and Vice-Chair, Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG, convened via Zoom for a three-day review session of the submissions for the ACG 2021 Research Awards. The hard-working committee members encompass a wide range of research expertise in gastroenterology and hepatology. Each year, over 100 grant applications for grant funding are reviewed, spread among the different clinical research categories of Junior Faculty Development Awards, Bridge Funding Award, Clinical Research Awards, and Pilot Programs. This year, a new Research Subcommittee reviewed (via Zoom) the Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards and Medical Student Research Awards available for our junior colleagues. Both of these award types include a travel component for participation in the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.

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 review meeting in January, applications are discussed in detail with a presentation by each of the three assigned reviewers, followed by an open discussion by the Research Committee 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, Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc(Epi), 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 it 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.

THE ACG INSTITUTE IS EXPANDING CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD OPPORTUNITIES to produce actionable science that will translate to reducing health and/or healthcare disparities. For 2022, one new research award is available: Health Equity Research Award Up to $50,000 for one-year for faculty at a university, medical school or other healthcare institution or practicing gastroenterologists in a community practice in the U.S. or Canada. The goal of the Health Equity Research Award is to support promising investigators in developing research careers that have a direct bearing on clinical gastrointestinal practice by advancing our knowledge in reducing disparities in the care and outcomes of racial/ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+ populations, and/or those living with a disability that is not derivative of a gastrointestinal disease, within the broader context of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. For the purpose of this RFA, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

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Supporting NEW CLINICAL RESEARCH CATEGORIES The ACG Institute recognized two areas in need of critical research support - established investigators in need of bridge funding and research utilizing the GIQuIC database. To address this need, ACG offers funding for the Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award (up to $300,000 over two years) and a new joint society award, the ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (up to $50,000). The 2021 recipients of the newest ACG Clinical Research Awards describe the impact of these awards on their research and their projects:

2021 ACG Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award Johane Allard, MD Toronto General Hospital Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Relationship Between Hepatic Gene Expression, Intestinal Microbiome and Disease Severity

The focus of our research is to assess the contribution of the intestinal

2021 ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS University of Washington School of Medicine Comparison of Colonoscopy Quality Metrics Among Individuals Undergoing Diagnostic Colonoscopy for an Abnormal Fecal Occult Blood Test, Abnormal FIT-DNA Test or Average Risk Screening Colonoscopy in a National Colonoscopy Registry

microbiome in the pathogenesis and severity of NAFLD. Little is known about

My co-investigators and I greatly appreciate the support of the ACG/ASGE

the relationship between the intestinal microbiome, hepatic gene expression and

Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Using data from

NAFLD severity. We will leverage our previously funded work (Canadian Institute

the GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC), our study will compare

of Health Research: CIHR) to assess this relationship and use an integrative

colonoscopy findings and follow-up recommendations between diagnostic

multi-omics approach. This approach combines shotgun metagenomics, liver

colonoscopy for an abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) vs. an abnormal

transcriptomic, stools and plasma metabolites, diet and clinical phenotyping to

FIT-DNA (aka Cologuard®) vs. screening colonoscopy. Results of this study will

reveal specific molecular mechanisms involved in this process.

help inform adenoma detection rate (ADR) benchmarks for these indications, as adenoma detection information is especially limited for colonoscopy performed

Receiving the ACG Established investigator Bridge Funding Award (previously

to evaluate an abnormal FIT-DNA screening test. We will also examine the

named the Mid-Career/Senior Scientist Bridge Funding Award) is a great

impact of indication on withdrawal time, on use of additional testing, such

honor. I am very excited and extremely grateful for the funding which will

as performance of EGD, and on colonoscopy surveillance recommendations.

further enhance our current research program in non-alcoholic fatty liver

Finally, the results will help to establish real-world point estimates to inform

disease (NAFLD) by supporting hepatic transcriptomic, computing analysis and

assumptions for cost-effectiveness models of colorectal cancer screening and

integration of multi-omics data.

may identify targets for future interventions to improve the process of screening and surveillance for colorectal cancer. We would not be able to do this study without the funding from the ACG/ASGE Research Award.

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ACG Future Leaders

In 2021, 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.

In 2021, 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.

2021 ACG Clinical Research Awards Amanda Muir, MD, MTR Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Evaluating Eating Behaviors in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Freddy Caldera, DO, MS University of Wisconsin-Madison; Immunogenicity and Safety of a COVID-19 Vaccine in Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Liver Transplant Recipients

Robert Wong, MD, MS, FACG Stanford University School of Medicine/ Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System; Evaluating Epidemiology and Outcomes of Patients with Hepatitis B Virus and Tuberculosis Co-Infection Across Two Unique Hepatitis B Cohorts

Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics to Unravel HostMicrobiome Cross-talk in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

2021 ACG Clinical Research Awards Pilot Projects Michael Li, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Predictors and Outcomes of SteroidRefractory Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Hepatitis Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, MD Mayo Clinic The Use of the Metabolome to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Checkpoint Inhibitor Associated Colitis

THE ACG INSTITUTE IS PROUD TO SPOTLIGHT RECENT YOUNG AWARDEES WHO ARE PRESENTING AT ACG 2021 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 2021, the College is proud to highlight a 2021 recipient of the ACG Medical Student Research Award: Mr. Matthew Zhao of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He will be presenting his current research at ACG 2021 entitled The Impact of Renal Function on Hepatic Encephalopathy Following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement for Refractory Ascites. 2021

Neil Marya, MD University of Massachusetts Medical School; Development and Validation of a Cytology-based Convolutional Neural Network Model for the Diagnosis of Cholangiocarcinoma

2021 ACG Medical Resident Clinical Research Awards Chansong Choi, MD, MS Mayo Clinic Exploration of Sarcopenia Index (SI) Among Patients with Cirrhosis

Roupen Djinbachian, MD University of Montreal Effect of Serrated Polyps at Index Colonoscopy on Risk of Metachronous High-Risk Adenomas

Achintya Singh, MBBS, MD Cleveland Clinic Foundation Predictors for Recurrence of Ampullary Polyps after Endoscopic Papillectomy: A Multicenter, Retrospective Study

2021 ACG Medical Student Research Awards Chung-Heng (Peter) Liu, BS, MS Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Predictors of Intensive Care Unit Transfer in Admitted Patients with Cirrhosis

Matthew Zhao, BS David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA The Role of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Development of Hepatic Encephalopathy Following Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement for Refractory Ascites

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PERSPECTIVE: Incoming Class of Junior Faculty Awardees ACG’s 2021 Junior Faculty Development Awardees Share Thoughts on Their Research and Career Focus Eileen Carpenter, MD, PhD University of Michigan

The Tumor Immune Microenvironment and Pancreatic Cancer Chemoresistance

This year I am starting as faculty at the University of Michigan, specializing in pancreatic diseases. I recently completed my residency and GI fellowship at Michigan as part of their physician-scientist training program, with funding from a T32 research grant and an ACG clinical research award. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Human studies have been challenging due to fresh biospecimen acquisition, patient heterogeneity, and a diverse tumor microenvironment. In my proposal, we address these obstacles by exploiting endoscopic opportunities to obtain specimens during diagnostic biopsy (treatment-naïve) and fiducial placement for radiotherapy (post-treatment). With generous support from the ACG Junior Faculty Development Award, I will test the hypothesis that chemotherapy alters the tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer through reprogramming of the local and systemic immune system, which can be exploited to uncover mechanisms of therapy resistance. In Aim 1, we will utilize single cell RNA sequencing and mass cytometry on longitudinally matched patient biospecimens to define immune signatures of tumor response to chemotherapy in patient tumors and peripheral blood with the goal of correlating signatures to disease outcomes. In Aim 2, we will use an in vitro all-human patient derived co-culture

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system of tumor organoids and peripheral myeloid cells to dissect the immune-epithelial crosstalk responsible for therapy resistance. Having decided early on that I would devote my career to researching pancreatic cancer, approaching this disease from the perspective of a gastroenterologist has been incredibly rewarding as both a researcher and a physician. I am extremely grateful for the ACG in supporting my proposal, which will not only serve as a launching pad in my path to independence, but also support the development of an invaluable comprehensive dataset of the microenvironment in pancreatic cancer and provide new immunotherapeutic targets in this deadly disease.

Nicole Rich, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Sex and Gender Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence and Prognosis

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine and transplant hepatologist in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at UT Southwestern. The core focus of my research, as a clinical researcher, is to understand and identify mechanisms contributing to racial/ethnic, sex/ gender, and socioeconomic disparities among patients with chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). I received training in gastroenterology and advanced/transplant hepatology through fellowships at UT Southwestern, and completed a Master of Science in Clinical Science (MSCS) degree in 2020. During fellowship, I completed dedicated research training on the NIH T32 training grant under the mentorship of Dr. Amit Singal and Dr. Jorge Marrero, both internationally recognized experts in the field of HCC early detection, surveillance and biomarkers. As a trainee caring for uninsured and underinsured patients at Parkland Health & Hospital System, the safety-net system of Dallas County, I regularly witnessed the adverse impact of

health disparities on patient outcomes, particularly those with cancer. During that time, I was inspired to pursue a career combining a clinical practice focused on hepatology and disparities-focused research. Men bear a disproportionate burden of HCC, with incidence and mortality rates 2 – 8 times higher than women observed over the past 50 years across all regions of the world and all racial/ethnic groups. Despite this consistent finding, there are limited data identifying the factors underlying this disparity and existing studies have often failed to distinguish the distinct paradigms of sex- (i.e., biologic) and genderrelated (i.e., environmental or behavioral) factors. With the generous support from the ACG Junior Faculty Development Award, I will complete two complementary research projects and training aims that will prepare me to comprehensively evaluate the magnitude and mechanisms of sex and gender disparities in HCC. Guided by a proven multi-level framework for studying cancer disparities, I will leverage unique data and infrastructure from three large cohorts. My first aim is to estimate the association between sexrelated factors and HCC risk in two well-characterized prospective cohorts comprised of >4,000 patients with cirrhosis. The second aim will use identify genderrelated behavioral and healthcare utilization factors associated with HCC survival using patient-reported data from surveys and structured interviews. Data generated from this project will fill important gaps in our understanding of the influence of sex and genderrelated factors on HCC risk and survival and serve as the groundwork for an eventual R01 grant application. It is a great honor to receive this award; the skills I will acquire through completion of the research and training aims will facilitate my transition to an independent research career focused on reducing health disparities in patients with liver disease and HCC.

Current ACG Junior Faculty Awardees The ACG Institute is proud of the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Junior Faculty Awardees. They represent an investment in future leaders and clinicians. Learn more about their projects and ongoing research efforts:

Patricia Bloom, MD

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

Ju Dong Yang, MD, MS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Extracellular Vesicle as a Novel Circulating Biomarker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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

Nadim Mahmud, MD, MS, MPH, MSCE Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Improving Surgical Risk Prediction in Patients with Cirrhosis

Recognizing K-Award Funding forJunior Faculty Development Awardees A measure of career independence is obtaining research funding, and the purpose of Junior Faculty Development Awards is to prepare grantees for independent research careers. The College commends one 2020 grantee who recently received a K-Award from NIH:  Nadim Mahmud, MD, MS, MPH, MSCE

ACG SCHOLARS: Contributions to the 2021 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 2021 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 74 papers for oral presentation from the more than 3,700 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 President’s Plenary Session, a forum to showcase the best abstract in each organ system category.

PLENARY SESSIONS: 2021 ACG ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING Patricia P. Bloom, MD University of Michigan Effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplant on Hepatic Encephalopathy Varies by Donor and Recipient Factors

2019 ACG Junior Faculty Development Awardee presents virtually to the Research Committee: THIS YEAR, DUE TO THE VIRTUAL FORMAT of ACG 2020, Dr. Carlson was invited to present an update on the first year of his Junior Faculty Development Award via video, for the Research Committee to review. Dr. Carlson’s project focuses on improving the diagnostic evaluation for patients with dysphagia and an unrevealing endoscopy and manometry, i.e. functional dysphagia. His project aims to do so by evaluating the esophageal response to distension, including esophageal biomechanics, and applying machine learning for predictive analytics. A highlight of the first year of the award was a study that evaluated a cohort of 164 patients with normal motility on high-resolution manometry using functional luminal imaging probe (FLIP) panometry. While the majority (>65%) of the patients had a normal esophageal response to distension, the remainder had abnormal EGJ distensibility and/ or abnormal contractile responses to distension (i.e. abnormal secondary peristalsis). The clinical relevance of abnormal esophageal response to distension was demonstrated through

an association with esophageal retention on barium esophagram among these patients who had normal motility on HRM. Additionally, a novel esophageal motor pattern was described that involved abnormal contraction of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) in response to distension. Plans for the remainder of the award period are to further explore the physiologic mechanisms related to the esophageal response to distension, such as through mitigation of the distension protocol and pharmacologic challenges. Additionally, predictive models are being developed to help provide clinical decision support for diagnosis of esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Carlson also recently submitted a proposal that applies this preliminary data and aims to expand application of machine learning approaches for the evaluation of esophageal motility disorders to improve classification of inconclusive esophageal motility patterns.

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Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG President, Inova Medical Services; Chairman, Clinical Research, Inova Health System; Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

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

John M. Inadomi, MD, FACG Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair; Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine

2000 2002

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


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, Gastroenterology, DFCI/ BWH Cancer Center; Director, GI Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program; Medical Oncology, DanaFarber 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, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology; Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Chinyu Su, MD Vice President, Global Product Development, Pfizer, Inc.

Deborah A. Fisher, MD, MHS Medical Fellow, US Medical Affairs, Gastroenterology, Eli Lilly and Company

Kirti Shetty, MD Professor of Medicine; Director of Hepatology; 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; Professor of Medicine and Surgical Sciences; The Edelman-Jarislowsky Professor of Surgical Sciences, Columbia University

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

Claudia O. Zein, MD, MSc Director, Clinical Development Hepatology, R&D - Clinical Sciences, GI & Hepatology, GSK

2007 2007

2004 2005

Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSc, FACG Associate Professor in Medicine; GI Program Director; Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, VAHCS

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


Thomas A. Ullman, MD, FACG Chief, Division of Gastroenterology; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Elena M. Stoffel, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Internal Medicine; Director, Cancer Genetics Clinic, Rogel Cancer Center University of Michigan

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


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


Yehuda Ringel, MD, FACG Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Meir Medical Center, Affiliated with Tel Aviv University, Sharon, Israel


2003 2003 2003 2004

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

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

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

2010 2011

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


2009 2010

Bechien U. Wu, MD, MPH Professor of Clinical Sciences; Program Director, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Training Program, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center


Ajay Bansal, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Medical Director, University of Kansas Medical Center Gastrointestinal Cancers Prevention Clinic, University of Kansas Cancer Center


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


2008 2009 2009 2009


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

Harminder Singh, MD, MPH, FACG Associate Professor; Co-Lead, Manitoba Hereditary GI Cancer Clinics, University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Eric I. Benchimol, MD, PhD Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute; Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Jason K. Hou, MD, MS, FACG Associate Professor of Medicine; Acting Section Chief, GI & Hepatology Fellowship Program; Director of IBD Research, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Ponni V. Perumalswami, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan

Tamas A. Gonda, MD Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief of Endoscopy, NYU - Tisch Hospital; Director, Pancreas Disease Program, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Walter G. Park, MD, MS Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Medical Director, Benign Pancreas Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

N. Jewel Samadder, MD, MSc Senior Consultant; Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Genomics; Associate Medical Director, Department of Development Associate Program Director, GI and Hepatology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Arizona

2014 2014

Naim Alkhouri, MD VP of Academic Affairs; Chief of Transplant Hepatology; Director of the Fatty Liver Program, Arizona Liver Health

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

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


2012 2013

Jennifer C. Lai, MD, MBA Director of UCSF Hepatology Clinical Research; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine


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


Tyler Stevens, MD, MS, FACG Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine


2011 2011 2012 2012

Amit Singal, MD, MS Professor of Medicine; Chief of Hepatology; Medical Director of Liver Tumor Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG Professor of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD; Director, Hepatology Elective, Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD; Transplant Hepatologist, Avera McKennan University Hospital and Transplant Institute; Chief, Clinical Research Program, Avera Liver Disease and Transplant Institute

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

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

Reena Khanna, MD, MSHS Associate Professor of Medicine University of Western Ontario

Megan A. Adams, MD, JD, MSc Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan; Investigator, VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research


Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS, FACG Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine


2017 2017

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

Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, FACG Director of Clinical Research; Director, Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program; Associate Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Jennifer C. Price, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, UCSF Viral Hepatitis Center, University of California, San Francisco


2015 2015 2016 2016


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

Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, UCSD Center for Esophageal Diseases, University of California San Diego


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Naim Alkhouri, MD Arizona Liver Health

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

Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG NYU Langone

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

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

Jordan E. Axelrad, MD, MPH* NYU Langone Health

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

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

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

Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH* University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS, FACG University of Maryland School of Medicine

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

Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH Massachusetts General Hospital

Divya B. Bhatt, MD* UT Southwestern

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


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

*Research Subcommittee for Review of Medical Student and Medical Resident Research Awards | **Ad-hoc Member for Review of Bridge Awards

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Andrew Dikman, MD* NYU Langone Health

Lucinda A. Harris, MD, FACG Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Colleen R. Kelly, MD, FACG The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Theodore R. Levin, MD, FACG Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Martin L. Freeman, MD, MACG University of Minnesota

Yasmin G. Hernandez-Barco, MD* Massachusetts General Hospital

Hamed Khalili, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter S. Liang, MD NYU Langone Health

Srinivas Gaddam, MD, MPH Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

David P. Hudesman, MD NYU Langone Medical Center

Nikhil A. Kumta, MD Mount Sinai Hospital

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

David Y. Graham, MD, MACG** Baylor College of Medicine

Patricia D. Jones, MD University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Luis F. Lara, MD The Ohio State University

Neal A. Mehta, MD* Cleveland Clinic

*Research Subcommittee for Review of Medical Student and Medical Resident Research Awards | **Ad-hoc Member for Review of Bridge Awards

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Baharak Moshiree, MD, FACG Atrium Health

C. Roberto Simons-Linares, MD* Cleveland Clinic

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG NYU Langone Health

Sebastian Strobel, MD Mayo Clinic Health System

Eric S. Orman, MD Indiana University

Carlos J. Romero-Marrero, MD Cleveland Clinic

Amit Singal, MD, MS University of Texas Southwestern

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

Amit Patel, MD, FACG* Duke University and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Richard J. Saad, MD, FACG Maine Medical Center

Harminder Singh, MD, FACG University of Manitoba

Brian Wentworth, MD* University of Virginia

Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Brett W. Sadowski, MD* VA at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth

Siddharth Singh, MD, MS University of California San Diego

Sonia S. Yoon, MD University of Rochester Medical Center

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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 continues the legacy

of success of its predecessor program, ACG’s Hepatitis School (2013–2016). Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive course, the ACG Institute implemented a broader curriculum in 2017. The curriculum has continuouisly been improved upon, 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, and other complications of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. ACG’s 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. 2021 Hepatology School: September 10, 2021 – Williamsburg (virtual)


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

Michael M. Babich, MD Allegheny General Hospital

Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, MSc, FACG Virginia Commonwealth University

Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG Stanford University

Alfred Sidney Barritt, IV, MD, FACG Jennifer C. Lai, MD, MBA University of North Carolina University of California, San Francisco

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Zachary H. Henry, MD University of Virginia

David E. Bernstein, MD, FACG Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Neeral L. Shah, MD, FACG University of Virginia

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

Philippe J. Zamor, MD Atrium Health

2022 ACG Endoscopy School

2021 IBD SCHOOL FACULTY Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG NYU Langone Health

Michael V. Chiorean, MD Virginia Mason Health System

Lisa B. Malter, MD, FACG NYU Langone Health

ACG’s IBD School 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 up-to-date, evidence-based care to their IBD patients. The inaugural IBD School was held on April 7, 2017, in Washington, DC with record attendance. In each subsequent year since the program’s introduction, multiple IBD schools have been offered annually. 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.

Benjamin H. Click, MD Cleveland Clinic

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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

Stacy B. Menees, MD University of Michigan

John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG Northwestern University Medicine

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

Philip O. Katz, MD, MACG Weill Cornell Medicine

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

Joan W. Chen, MD University of Michigan

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

Jen Shifferd, PT, CLT, WCS University of Michigan

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 “ACG Monograph on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome” and building upon the success of ACG’s Hepatology School and IBD School, Functional GI Disorders School’s inaugural session 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, as a result of COVID-19, took take place virtually on December 5, 2020. The program continues, now building upon the ACG Clinical Guideline on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome which was published in January, 2021. 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. 2020-2021 Functional GI Disorders School Courses: • December 5, 2020 – Virtual • April 9, 2021 – Virtual

William D. Chey, MD, FACG University of Michigan

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

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• August 13, 2021 – St. Louis, MO Christina Unger, CRNP Consultant - Yoga and GUT-Brain Disorders

ACG Monograph on GI Diseases and Endoscopy in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

IBS Patient Education Tools & Resources The ACG Institute’s Functional Task Force, led by Drs. Chey and Quigley, has updated the IBS Treatment Checklist to reflect the most recent update to the IBS Guidelines published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology in January, 2021. This interactive patient tool helps patients learn more about IBS treatments and

In order to provide the best care to all patients, clinical gastroenterologists must understand how gender differences impact digestive disorders. To address this, the American College of Gastroenterology published the first monograph on the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders during pregnancy in 1994 and followed up with a second monograph in 2007. The ACG Women in GI Committee, under the leadership of its Chair, Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, in partnership with the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education, is publishing a third monograph to address the current best approaches in the treatment of GI diseases and endoscopy during the pregnancy and postpartum period.

create a personalized checklist of treatments they are currently using, have tried in the past, or wish to discuss with their physician.

ACG 2021 IBS Guideline Physician Education “Ready Reference” on Evidence-Based Recommendations for Management of IBS The College issued its first-ever Clinical Guideline on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in the January, 2021 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The guideline provides clinical recommendations for both diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments for IBS. The authors identified 25 clinically important questions that clinicians frequently ask and then used GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) methodology to carefully and critically evaluate the data.

These new IBS guidelines aim to inform daily GI practice to help expedite care and to improve symptoms in patients with IBS. The “Ready Reference” was produced as a pocket-sized summary of the guideline with the goal of assisting health care providers to better treat patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The pocket guide includes easy to read point-by-point recommendations as well as a QR code that links directly to the guideline itself.

Evidence-Based Recommendatio ns from ACG’s First Clinical Guideline on th e Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The comprehensive monograph is a supplement scheduled to appear in The American Journal of Gastroenterology in late 2022 with topics to include: * * * * * *

Hyperemesis gravidarum and nutritional support Heartburn, nausea, vomiting during pregnancy Advanced endoscopic procedures in pregnancy Liver disease in pregnancy Surgery in pregnancy IBD in pregnancy

Senior Editors Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG Editors Lori M. Gawron, MD, MPH, FACOG Martha B. Kole-White, MD, FACOG Jason Sauberan, PharmD

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ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program

The development of future leaders in gastroenterology remains the primary goal of the Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program (YPLSP). The YPLSP cohort in 2020 had 35 participants and, due to the pandemic, was convened in its entirety on a virtual platform. From October 2020 through April 2021, members of the YPLSP class learned leadership strategies, complex communication approaches, and professional advocacy. The virtual format actually provided new benefits, where each Young Leader was afforded the opportunity to create a personal leadership model and to develop this model in advance of the group session. New aspects of the program included Hogan Assessments, where each member of the cohort underwent the Hogan Personality Inventory and was given the opportunity to discuss the results in a private session with a Hogan consultant. Individual leadership personality traits were identified and then analyzed to better inform leadership decision-making and possible leadership barriers. The program began in the fall of 2018 through online modules that guide each participant through various facets of leadership, public policy legislative

David J. Hass, MD, FACG Course Director

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advocacy, financial management, and emotional intelligence. Each module is designed to expand a participant’s knowledge base while simultaneously challenging preconceptions. The second YPLSP class gathered face-toface 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 2019 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. 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 fourth class of Young Leadership Scholars was selected in the summer of 2021 and will begin their training at the 2021 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas.

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG Course Director

Marc Sonenshine, MD Guest Lecturer 2020

Brain: Creativity Intelligence

Eyes: Vision for future

Soul: Integrity Belief in organization

Ears: Responsiveness to input Ability to change

Heart: Love Benevolence Humor Arms: Hard work Sense of team

Legs: Motivation

Innovation & Excellence Diversity / Equity / Inclusion Instructor: Leader Saddle: Individual team member, Skill Weights: Strength

Leader Board: Community, Motivation Stop Button: Accountability

Bike Frame: Integrated Team

Sonali Paul MD MS

Front Wheel: Forward Momentum

Pedals: Action leading to Empowerment

“Legs” : Stability & Balance, Trust

Joshua Weiss, PhD Guest Lecturer 2020

Teamwork Kindness Compassion Trust

Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program Alumni in Action Benjamin H. Levy, III, MD Young Leadership Class of 2018, YPLSP Steering Committee

TUNE IT UP: A CONCERT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF COLORECTAL CANCER In addition to being a member of the inaugural 2018 Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program cohort and a member of the Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program Steering Committee, Benjamin H. Levy, III, MD organized Tune It Up: A Concert to Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer. This free livestream event took place on March 31, 2021 and featured dynamic performances by a talented collective of musicians. The virtual concert included messages from celebrity cancer advocate Katie Couric and performances by notable stars such as GRAMMY® Award winning singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Reynolds, violinist Hilary Hahn, jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, along with other musicians from a wide range of genres who all donated their time and performances to support colorectal cancer awareness efforts.

THE YPLSP STEERING COMMITTEE The growth of the Young Physician Leadership program has enabled the involvement of YPLSP alumni to contribute to the planning and content of the 2021 cohort and beyond. The following 2018 YPLSP alumni are members of the Steering Committee.

Sara E. Ancello, DO Young Leadership Class of 2018, YPLSP Steering Committee

ACG EDUCATION UNIVERSE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MODULE Building upon her experiences in the YPLSP program, Sara E. Ancello, DO, spearheaded an effort to create the ACG Education Universe Emotional Intelligence Module. Dr. Ancello notes that, “Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify our own emotions and the emotions of others, and use them to guide our thinking and behavior to better manage relationships. In practice, however, EI is much more than just a simple sentence... High-proficiency EI has been linked to improved job satisfaction, physician wellness, and may even reduce burnout. It can improve communication, peer and patient relationships, and encourage successful professional interactions. EI is an essential component for organizational and leadership development, negotiation, and conflict resolution– skills that are necessary for medical directors, division chiefs, department chairs, and other leadership roles. However, even as EI has continued to gain a foothold in popular and business culture, the professional development of EI in medicine continues to be lacking. This is why the American College of Gastroenterology has decided to shine a spotlight on this important topic.”

Benjamin H. Levy, III, MD

Andrew Dikman, MD

The Emotional Intelligence Module consists of eight lectures, which are listed below with the names of each presenter. • Lecture 1 EI Introduction Sara E. Ancello, DO • Lecture 2 Self-Awareness Uchenna A. Agbim, MD • Lecture 3 Self-Management Divya B. Bhatt, MD • Lecture 4 Social Awareness Meir Mizrahi, MD • Lecture 5 Relationship Management Elizabeth R. Paine, MD, FACG • Lecture 6 Communication Calvin Chou, MD, PhD • Lecture 7 Implicit Bias Mitigation Michelle Guy, MD • Lecture 8 Maximize Your Performance Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG Access the EI module: universe.gi.org/modulelist.asp

Sara E. Ancello, DO

Elizabeth R. Paine, MD, FACG

Yasmin Hernandez-Barco, MD

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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 the 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 fellowsin-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 program offers expertise for a specific area of need at each institution. 2021 marks the eighth year of the ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship program’s offerings, with 12 visits for GI fellows-in-training and faculty.










TOPICS COVERED  Anorectal Problems

 Eosinophilic Esophagitis


 Barrett’s Esophagus  Bile Duct Disorders

 Esophageal Disorders and Motility

 Nutrition, Microbiome, Immunology

 C. difficile

 Functional Bowel Disorders

 Obesity

 Chronic Liver Disease


 Pancreatic Disease

 Colon Cancer

 GI Motility Disorders

 Colonoscopies

 Health Information Technology and Utilization

 Pancreatobiliary and Interventional Endoscopy

 Colorectal Cancer Screening  Diet and Irritable Bowel Syndrome  Dietary Myths and Diverticular Disease  Digital Health  Dyspepsia  Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

 Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy

 Health IT in Improving Healthcare Delivery

 QI Programs

 Hepatic Prophyria

 Small Bowel Bleeding

 Hepatitis Treatment Update  Hepatolgy & Transplant

 The Effects of Sleep on GI Health

 IBD & Management of Pregnancy/ High Quality Care

 Upper GI Motility and Endoscopic Ultrasound

 Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 Video Capsule Training

 Robotic Endoscopy

 Lower GI Bleeding


THE 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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Diet and Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Esophageal Disorders and Motility


Inflammatory Bowel Disease

ACG EDGAR ACHKAR VISITING PROFESSOR PROGRAMS 2020-2021 The ACG Institute is proud of the nationally recognized speakers who have brought their expertise to over 76 institutions, focusing on mentoring and training for the fellows-in-training. In 2020 and 2021 the ACG Edgar Achkar Speakers visited the following Institutions: 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 BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PHD, FACG at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 27-28, 2020, presented on GI motility disorders STEPHEN B. HANAUER, MD, MACG at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennyslvania, August 7, 2020, presented on IBD

PAUL Y. KWO, MD, FACG at University of Califorinia Irvine, Irvine, California, September 16, 2020, presented on hepatology and transplant hepatology DAVID A. JOHNSON, MD, MACG at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine,in New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 13, 2020, presented on translational gastroenterology SUNANDA V. KANE, MD, MSPH, FACG* at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, November 18, 2020 presented on IBD and management of pregnancy and high quality care


CAROL A. BURKE, MD, FACG** at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 11, 2021, presented on CRC screening and genetics MOHAMED O. OTHMAN, MD at University of Miami in Miami, Florida on March 24, 2021, presented on third space endoscopy and the road to robotic endoscopy SATISH S.C. RAO, MD, PHD, FACG at University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, April 27-28, 2021, presented on difficult to treat anorectal problems DOUGLAS K. REX, MD, PHD, MACG at Westchester Medical Center in Westchester, New York, May 19, 2021, presented on CRC screening and modern management of colorectal polyps

BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PHD, FACG at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, May 27-28, 2021, presented on GI motility disorders

2020 JOHN E. PANDOLFINO, MD, MSCI, FACG at Providence-Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, September 10, 2020, presented on esophageal science


COREY A. SIEGEL, MD, MS at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, June 2 and July 20, 2021, presented on acute severe ulcerative colitis and refocusing IBD patient management

JOHN E. PANDOLFINO, MD, MSCI, FACG at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia August 19-20, 2021, presented on motility and esophageal motility ALINE CHARABATY, MD, FACG at VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 22, 2021, presented on IBD

EDWARD V. LOFTUS, JR., MD, FACG** at Brooke Army Medical Center in Houston, Texas, October 14, 2021, presenting on IBD SUNANDA V. KANE, MD, MSPH, FACG at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Valhalla, New York, November 2, 2021, presenting on IBD MILLIE D. LONG MD, MPH, FACG at UT Southwesternin Dallas, Texas, Novermber 10, 2021, presenting on IBD and nutrition CHRISTINA Y. HA, MD, FACG** at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 18, 2021, presenting on IBD DAVID T. RUBIN, MD, FACG** at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, postponed until later in 2021, presenting on IBD *Received funding in 2019, visit scheduled in 2020 **Received funding in 2020, visit scheduled in 2021

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The Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program—Virtual Visit Format THE EDGAR ACHKAR VISITING PROFESSORSHIP PROGRAM TRANSITIONED TO A VIRTUAL FORMAT IN THE SUMMER OF 2020. This change, like so many other adjustments that occurred around the world, became a necessity as a result of COVID-19. The transition, we are thrilled to report, has been a success—offering new opportunities while at the same time, presenting unique challenges. The new virtual format includes grand rounds, lectures, and one-onone time for faculty and trainees to connect with visiting professors.



visited Providence-Providence Park Hospital on September 9-10, 2020 by invitation from Dr. Issam Turk to present on esophageal science. Dr. Pandolfino attended live cases on the first day and was able to provide the endoscopist with live feedback and tips during the case. During this first session, the group had two interesting achalasia cases that they explored and they both ended up with excellent outcomes. For the second session of the day, Dr. Pandolfino gave a GI dedicated talk on motility to in-house GI fellows, attendings and some GI staff from outside institutions. On the last day, Dr. Pandolfino attended the Grand Rounds with Internal Medicine in-house to discuss GERD and Barrett’s. The lecture on GERD was well received and viewed as very impactful. Dr. Pandolfino was fortunate enough to be there in person which made the visit that more engaging for the 90 attendees and those that joined virtually.

visited University of California, Irvine on September 16, 2020 to present on hepatology and transplant hepatology, by invitation from Dr. Nimisha Parekh. The visit started with a talk on acute liver failure. Following this talk, GI fellows delivered their liver case presentations to Dr. Kwo. The fellows were able to engage with Dr. Kwo and get firsthand feedback from a respected member in the hepatology field. For

“The best part of the program was the interaction with the fellows. It was a nice opportunity to do some mentoring on the spot.” – Dr. Pandolfino Dr. Issam Turk: “[Dr. Pandolfino] was enthusiastic to discuss any case with the fellows and would break things down to the roots. His lecture on GERD the final day was one of the best lectures I had the pleasure of attending.”

DAVID A. JOHNSON, MD, MACG visited Robert Wood Johnson Rutgers on November 13, 2020, by invitation from Dr. Vinod Rustgi. The first session was a lecture on the effects that sleep has on health and diseases and how that provides translational opportunities for intervention. Dr. Johnson presented on the “Mechanisms of Sleep Dysfunction Leading to Cytokine Upregulation, Implications in Carcinogenesis and Cancer Survival,” which many of the fellows found to be captivating. In addition, Dr. Johnson was able to give insight on the societal and

his third session, Dr. Kwo spoke at the GI Grand Rounds about hepatitis C and its successes, challenges, and opportunities. During this lecture, Dr. Kwo discussed hepatitis C diagnosis, treatment, and insight into the evolution of the hepatologists’ role in treatment. GI fellows also benefited from Dr. Kwo’s advice on pursuing an academic career in gastroenterology as a clinical investigator. The visit ended

mental factors that can lead to sleep disorders. Dr. Johnson’s second session was a discussion of gastroenterology and its future. Dr. Johnson was engaging, and the fellows particularly appreciated the portion of the presentation on the impact of ammonia, sarcopenia and frailty in cirrhosis and which included significant clinical pearls. Dr. Johnson’s presentation emphasized that the future of translational GI is now and that a more “multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative” approach will help “expedite the discovery of new diagnostic tools and treatments.”

Dr. Johnson: “The ability to connect through the overwhelming restrictions was awesome. ACG resiliently effective ability to provide this connection to continue education.. priceless!”

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with a community lecture to gastroenterologists on “Where We are [with NAFLD] in 202[1] and What Does the Future Hold?” Dr. Kwo was able to dive into the different causes (including alcohol consumption and obesity), fibrosis assessment for patients with NAFLD, and the approaches to treatment of NASH and the lifestyle modifications needed to treat NAFLD.

Dr. Kwo: “Virtual visits can be as rewarding as in-person visits.”


Dr. Abhishek Bhurwal, Robert Wood Johnson: “Dr. David Johnson’s presentation on 'Effect of Sleep on GI Health and Disease' really opened the eyes of the fellows to the impact of sleep on diseases. It was fascinating to understand how circadian rhythm disruption leads to increased intestinal permeability. Virtual didactics render physical distance nearly irrelevant and offer a convenient live didactic session. The fellows and faculty enjoyed the sessions and asked questions.”

visited Washington University School of Medicine on November 17-18, 2020 by invitation from Dr. Parakaal Deepak. The first evening, Dr. Kane presented on women in GI, which included 18 attendees, comprised of female GI faculty as well as female fellows and residents in the GI division. This event allowed them to network and engage with a female leader in her field of expertise. Dr. Kane spent the next day meeting one-on-one with fellows to provide mentoring and an opportunity for them to ask any specific case-related questions. That evening, Dr. Kane discussed IBD, pregnancy, and parenthood. In particular, Dr. Kane explained the risks of adverse pregnancy-related outcomes and the importance of the use of biologics to treat pregnant women with IBD.

Dr. Kane: “I think the biggest impact was getting to spend time with fellows and faculty in a manner that was as personal as one could get in the virtual environment. We could see each other’s faces and that was helpful. I was nervous about how this would go, but it was seamless.”

visited Atrium Health on March 11, 2021 to present on CRC screening and genetics, by invitation from Dr. Steven Zacks. Dr. Burke’s first talk was a discussion. The topic of the discussion was “Enhancing the Efficacy and Quality of Colonoscopy,” which was largely a lecture about understanding quality indicators for colonoscopy, recognition of new guidance on polyp detection, resection and post polypectomy surveillance, and the identification of opportunities to enhance effective colonoscopy. Dr. Burke emphasized the use of measurement to report quality and that doing so can improve indicators in the future. In addition, Dr. Burke explored the factors impacting colonoscopy efficacy, including technique of operator incomplete removal of polyps, incomplete removal of a polyp, missed adenoma/ cancer, biologic variation, and inadequate bowel preparation. A large part of the lecture was on the importance of understanding the impact and quality of bowel preparation. In addition, Dr. Burke also explored the approach to serrated polyposis syndrome, including diagnosis, endoscopic management, surveillance phase, and the need to screen first degree relatives. GI fellows and faculty had an opportunity to interact with Dr. Burke virtually and ask questions on topics such as interval CRC and CRC screening.

Dr. Burke: “The lectureship is an honor and provides a great opportunity to network and mingle with the current and next generation of gastroenterologists. I truly miss the personal contact with trainees and faculty which is the reason this lectureship exists.” Dr. Steven Zacks, Atrium Health: “The whole experience of having a nationally recognized expert update the fellows on colorectal cancer screening was engaging.”

Dr. Parakkal Deepak: “Given the CDC guidelines in place due to COVID-19, we believe the experience was absolutely wonderful given the circumstances.”

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MOHAMED O. OTHMAN, MD visited the University of Miami on March 24, 2021, to present on third space endoscopy and the road to robotic endoscopy, by invitation from Dr. David Kerman. During the visit, Dr. Othman met with faculty, fellows, and endoscopy leadership to share and learn about their program. In the morning, Dr. Othman gave a presentation on the landscape and future of endoscopy and Dr. Othman discussed the successes and challenges of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for lesion removal. In addition, he explained the advantages of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) as a treatment option for patients with achalasia. As the field of robotic endoscopy continues to rapidly change, Dr. Othman highlighted that the use of “hybrid systems are on the rise and they will enable more complex endoscopic procedures,” leading to better results for patients. Dr. Othman had the opportunity to meet one-onone with three of the faculty to discuss specific cases and share his expertise on endoscopic procedures. According to Dr. Kerman, Dr. Othman’s presentation on

third space endoscopy was “tremendous and [attendees] were thrilled to have him chat with our faculty on tips for successful endoscopy station.” These case presentations included cases that explored dysplasia, intestinal adenocarcinoma in the background of intestinal metaplasia, endoscopic resection with ESD, and EMR. Dr. Othman was able to share his recommendations on how patients with early esophageal adenocarcinoma should be evaluated for ESD.

Dr. Othman: “ACG’s visiting professor program promotes collaborations among institutions and fosters information exchange. This progam is a great success and a testimony how ACG is supporting its trainee members.” Dr. David Kerman, University of Miami: “We were grateful that the format allowed for successful integration of our community partners.” DOUGLAS K. REX, MD, MACG visited Westchester Medical Center on May 19, 2021, to present on "CRC Screening and Modern Management of Colorectal Polyps" by invitation from Dr. Zahava Farkas. Dr. Rex presented a discussion on advanced endoscopic techniques at Westchester Medical Center’s gastroenterology and surgery Grand Rounds. In particular, Dr. Rex addressed colon polyp management (detection, resection and surveillance), advanced endoscopic techniques (EMR, ESD, underwater,

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etc.), and the recent changes in the recommended interval guidelines for surveillance colonoscopy. That afternoon, Dr. Rex gave a broad review of colon cancer screening with a focus on the recently lowered age target for initiating screening and how a PCP can approach patient questions regarding alternate screening methods without detracting from colonoscopy as the gold standard. Following this session, Dr. Rex met with GI fellows and attendings to discuss the future of colon cancer screening.

SATISH S.C. RAO, MD, PhD, FACG Dr. Rao was invited to University of Rochester Medical Center by Dr. Danielle Marino on April 27, 2021 to present on difficult to treat anorectal problems. Dr. Rao’s visit began with a presentation to fellows where he shared his famous digital rectal exam technique during case presentations, as well as giving his unique perspective on some of their challenging cases. Dr. Rao then met either one-on-one or in small groups with a number of the University of Rochester faculty to offer his advice on cases and to offer his expertise on how to treat difficult anorectal problems. During his informative Gut Club presentation, Dr. Rao spoke about the advances in evaluation, diagnostic tests, and treatment of common anorectal disorders. Dr. Rao presented a case of a patient with chronic and severe anorectal disorders and explained the toll that

it has taken on their personal life and the extensive tests and interventions they have had to manage the pain. In addition, Dr. Rao shared the advantages of using translumbosacral anorectal magnetic stimulation (TAMS) tests for anorectal disease diagnosis, and translumbosacral neuromodulation therapy (TNT) as a novel treatment for levator ani syndrome (LAS). On the final day, Dr. Rao delivered a Grand Rounds Lecture on gas and bloating, which also explored SIBO and brain fogginess. In addition to lecturing on the predisposing factors of SIBO/SIFO, Dr. Rao explained the patient history information, culture tests, and different stool and breath tests that are necessary for investigating SIBO.

Dr. Danielle Marino of the University of Rochester Medical Center: “We really enjoyed the time that Dr. Rao was able to spend [with us virtually] going through case presentations with the fellows. The fellows were able to see a unique perspective from a master clinician within the field of neurogastroenterology and motility. We only wish we had more time together!” “Dr. Rao walking [fellows] through his famous digital rectal exam during case presentations, as well as getting his unique perspective on some of our challenging cases [is what fellows appreciated the most].”

Dr. Rex: “The faculty and fellows had a real interest in colonoscopy and CRC screening. I really enjoyed the Q&A sessions and the small group interaction with the fellows. “The Westchester program is an outstanding clinical program and I was very honored to spend time with the group. I appreciate the invitation and wish we could have gotten together in person. Thanks to ACG for this great opportunity!”

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BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PhD, FACG visited Allegheny General Hospital on May 27, 2021, to present on esophageal motility disorders and a diagnostic approach to reading high resolution esophageal manometry. Thursday evening Dr. Lacy presented GI Grand Rounds on "Esophageal Motility Disorders" to Allegeheny General Hospital GI physicians, program alumni, and local GI physicians. The session was met with a lot of questions and then followed up by a lecture and teaching session on Friday on, "Interpretation of Esophageal Manometry." In addition, there was a discussion about gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia and the overlap in these two important sensorimotor disorders of the upper GI tract. Dr. Lacy had a nice one-on-one chat with one of the faculty members to discuss research projects and career development. He believes that he was able to provide a new perspective on several different topics.

Dr. Brian Lacy: “This continues to be an exceptional opportunity for training programs to request national and international experts to discuss educational topics and areas of interest that might not be available locally. This program highlights the American College of Gastroenterology’s dedication to education.” Dr. Michael Babich: “It was exciting to hear experts give their views on current management. The topic was extremely pertinent to daily practice yet is not well understood; the speaker is a leader in the field of motility who provided an exceptional look at the current data and future prospects of the practice. Dr Lacy’s teaching style/skill was conducive to learning and made this a high-impact session. His practical, step-by-step approach to interpreting esophageal manometry facilitated learning.”

COREY A. SIEGEL, MD, MS visited William Beaumont Hospital on June 2, 2021 “Refocusing IBD Patient management: Personalized, Proactive, and Patient-Centered Care.” There were over 100 participants, including specialists in primary care, infectious disease, endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology and of course adults gastroenterologists. On July 20th, Dr Siegel visited virtually again to present at the GI Grand Rounds. He presented on “Hospital Care of the Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis Flare” and “Outside the Box Therapeutic Options for IBD." Dr. Siegel answered questions from the faculty, including case presentations. At the later session, Dr Seigel entertained questions from GI fellows, including career advice and presenting some IBD cases. Overall, “the biggest impact was Dr. Siegel’s comments/ advice regarding practical details of everyday care: how to address patient’s concerns and engage them in their care, how to navigate obstacles in patient care due to insurance restrictions.”

Dr. Corey Siegel: “The ability to get to know other gastroenterologists and fellows and share ideas is always a highlight for me as part of these visiting professorships.”

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Dr. Laith Jamil: “Dr. Siegel was chosen by our GI fellowship program as the ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professor for his outstanding reputation as a researcher and educator. We asked him to give a virtual presentation at our Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, which he graciously agreed to. We then had over 10 questions that were answered by Dr Siegel. Some of the comments on Microsoft Teams; “Very interesting lecture…There are a lot of parallels to primary care/endocrine world… I found his GI Grand Rounds on management of severe ulcerative colitis very good. I have not seen such a well-presented talk on a fairly obscure but clinically relevant topic. Clearly distinguished between clinical opinion, science, and speculation. I actually took notes (unusual for me).” Another physician commented “I am grateful for the opportunity to refresh my knowledge in IBD and learn about practical aspects of daily patient care.”

ACG EDGAR ACHKAR VISITING PROFESSOR PROGRAMS 2014-2021 There have been over 54 speakers since the program's inception, and they have conducted 78 visits. Learn more about the past speakers, institutions they have visited and topics. 2014 VISITS: THOMAS M. DEAS, JR., MD, FACG Mayo Scottsdale (AZ) QI Programs, Health IT in Improving Healthcare Delivery NICHOLAS J. SHEEHAN, MD, MPH, MACG LSU Shreveport (LA) EoE & Barrett’s Esophagus BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PHD, FACG Cleveland Clinic (OH) Motility PAUL MARTIN, MD, FACG University of South Alabama (AL) Liver Disease

2015 VISITS: LISA L. STRATE, MD, MPH, FACG Wake Forest School of Medicine (NC) Dietary Myths & Diverticular Disease WILLIAM D. CHEY, MD, FACG McMaster University (ON, CANADA) Nutrition, Microbiome, Immunology MARCELO F. VELA, MD, MSCR, FACG University Hospitals Case Medical (OH) Upper GI Motility

NEENA S. ABRAHAM, MD, MSC (EPI), FACG Maimonides Medical Center (NY) GI Bleeding EVAN S. DELLON, MD, MPH, FACG University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (TX) Esophagus/EoE GIRISH MISHRA, MD, MS, FACG* SUNY Upstate, Syracuse (NY) Endoscopic Ultrasound and Pancreatic Disease G.S. RAJU, MD, FACG* The University of Mississippi Medical Center (MS) CRC

2016 VISITS: JOHN E. PANDOLFINO, MD, MSCI, FACG Baylor College of Medicine (TX) Esophageal Motility and Esophageal Disorders

DOUGLAS A. DROSSMAN, MD, MACG Medstar Georgetown (DC) IBS LIN CHANG, MD, FACG Rush University Medical Center (IL) Functional GI MITCHELL L. SHIFFMAN, MD, FACG Walter Reed Medical Center (MD) Hepatology SUNANDA V. KANE, MD, MSPH, FACG Howard University (DC) IBD SATISH S.C. RAO, MD, PHD, FACG University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (FL) Motility NICHOLAS J. SHAHEEN, MD, MPH, MACG Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (PA) Barrett’s Esophagus CHARLES N. BERNSTEIN, MD, FACG University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (PA) IBD MARTIN L. FREEMAN, MD, MACG** MetroHealth Medical Center (OH) Pancreatobiliary and Interventional Endoscopy PRATEEK SHARMA, MD, FACG** North Shore University Health System (NY) Esophageal Disease

2017 VISITS: CHRISTINA M. SURAWICZ, MD, MACG Saint Louis University (MO) C. difficile CAROL A. BURKE, MD, FACG Houston Methodist Hospital (TX) Colon Cancer BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PHD, FACG University of Oklahoma (OK) Functional Bowel Disorders LAUREN B. GERSON, MD, MSC, MACG Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (IL) Barrett’s, Small Bowel Bleeding MARIA T. ABREU, MD Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia (GA) IBD DAVID T. RUBIN, MD, FACG The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OH) IBD STEPHEN B. HANAUER, MD, MACG University of Virginia (VA) IBD AASMA SHAUKAT, MD, MPH, FACG Northwestern (IL) Colon Cancer ANDREW Y. WANG, MD, FACG University of Michigan (MI) Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

JORGE L. HERRERA, MD, MACG LSU New Orleans (LA) Hepatology

NICHOLAS J. SHAHEEN, MD, MPH, MACG California Pacific Medical Center (CA) Refractory GERD

PRASAD G. IYER, MD, MS, FACG Loma Linda University (CA) Esophageal Disease


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SATISH S.C. RAO, MD, PHD, FACG Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) Motility KRIS V. KOWDLEY, MD, FACG University of Arizona College of MedicinePhoenix & Phoenix VA Health Care System & Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (AZ) Liver Disease STEPHEN B. HANAUER, MD, MACG Cleveland Clinic Florida (FL) IBD SAPNA SYNGAL, MD, FACG Emory University School of Medicine (GA) Hereditary Colon Cancers SACHIN B. WANI, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center (NE) Barrett’s Esophagus MILLIE D. LONG, MD, MPH, FACG Beaumont - Botsford Campus (MI) IBD CHRISTOPHER C. THOMPSON, MD, MSC, FACG University of Alberta (ALBERTA, CANADA) Obesity and/or Bariatric GI DAVID T. RUBIN, MD, FACG UCONN Health (CT) IBD

JOHN E. PANDOLFINO, MD, MSCI, FACG Genesys Regional Medical Center (MI) Esophageal pH Studies/GERD COREY A. SIEGEL, MD, MS National Institutes of Health (MD) IBD

2019 VISITS: EAMONN M.M. QUIGLEY, MD, MACG Mount Sinai Beth Israel, St. Luke’s, and West (NY) IBS AMY S. OXENTENKO, MD, FACG NYU School of Medicine (NY) IBD STEPHEN B. HANAUER, MD, MACG Lehigh Valley Health Network (PA) IBD DAVID T. RUBIN, MD, FACG Brown University (RI) IBD BRIAN E. LACY, MD, PHD, FACG New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center (NY) Motility, Anorectal Disorders NICHOLAS J. SHAHEEN, MD, MPH, MACG Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (MI) Esophageal Motility, Dyspepsia, GERD

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robert e. K mAcg received r a v e t z , mD, fAcP, his new york Univers medical degree from ity school of and trained medicine as a fellow in gastroenterolog at yale with Howard spiro, y mD 1965. He was in private practice from 1963Arizona from in Phoenix, 1965 retired to pursue, until 1999 when he on a more basis, his interest full-time in medicine. recogni 19th century America n zed and honored area, he has in this published three books on the subject, numero us of several museumarticles, served as curator exhibits, both national, and local and appeared on both televisio and radio. n

His greatest passion is teaching in medicine humanism and medical history to medical students and residents for the past 50 years. He is currentl y involved in active teaching at the Univers ity of Arizona medicine – college of Phoenix as a clinical Professo in the Departm r ent of internal and a clinical medicine Professor in the Departm of Bioethics ent and Humani sm. current resides in Phoenix ly, he with nancy, 62 years, their three sons, and his wife of their families . Dr. Kravetz is quoted as viewing “life adventure and as an every day an opportunity growth and for new experien ces.”

DAVID J. HASS, MD, FACG Cooper University Hospital (NJ) B Video Capsule Training publish American college ed by of gastroent erology Bethesda, mD 20817

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the subject ry res that did tics, analge decades. Learnin of this book. They sics, not exist. The cover a wide various items painless g about these our presen range of topics from past artifacts gives t medical knowle and a period us an apprec the science dge and of many and art of iation of medicine and of how far we have come in both the care of ISBN 978057875 the patient 2426 .

DOUGLAS K. REX, MD, MACG Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TX) Removal of the Difficult Polyp ASHWANI K. SINGAL, MD, MS, FACG University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (IA) Hepatic Prophyria EDWARD V. LOFTUS, JR., MD, FACG University of California, Davis (CA) IBD MARIA T. ABREU, MD Mountain Vista Medical Center in association with Midwestern University (AZ) IBD *Due to scheduling issues, visits for these "class of 2015" awards took place in 2016 **Due to scheduling issues, visits for these "class of 2016" awards took place in 2017

For the Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorships supported by the ACG Institute in 2020 and 2021, these visits are listed on page 33. Learn about current visits or the EAVP program: gi.org/eavp


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Robert E. Kravetz, MD, MACG has written a new book, A Look Back: Reflections on Medical History & Artifacts from the Pages of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Supported by the ACG Institute, Archives Committee, and the leadership of the College, this recently published volume fulfills the vision of Dr. Kravetz “to preserve the individual articles that had been printed in The American Journal of Gastroenterology over a 10 year period. The articles would be lost in the future if not preserved and published in a single volume. Each article provides an insight into the history of medicine as practiced in the past. The emphasis is on items used by gastroenterologists but also covers broad aspects of medicine in general. I wanted to publish a “coffee table” type book that could also be enjoyed by the general public as well as individuals in the medical field who would like to learn about the history of medicine.”


The ACG Institute celebrates milestone accomplishments since its formation in 1994 For more than 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.

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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 2020.

G.U.T Fund Founding Donors Programs supported by your GUT Fund donation.  Health Equity Research Award  Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program  ACG High School Visit Prescription for Success: Careers in Medicine  ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity & Ethical Care  ACG Advanced Leadership Development Program  Clinical Research Awards  Edgar Achkar Visiting Professors

We gratefully acknowledge the following donors who have made major commitments in order to establish 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, FACG 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, FACG Lauren B. Gerson, MD, MSc, MACG David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG 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, MACG 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

Program  ACG Clinical GI Leadership, Ethics & Equity Center

Director’s Circle

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THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Uzma Abbasi, MD

Abdulrhman Khaled Alabdulqader, MD

Ivan D. Antunez, MD

Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG

Paul J. Berggreen, MD

Abdallah Abdallah, MD

Yasser A. Al-Antably, MD, PhD, FACG

Chike C. Anusionwu, MD

Ajay Bansal, MD

Paul Bermanski, MD, FACG

Backer M. Abdu, MD

Musaad E. Al-Asfoor, MD, FACG

Ghazaleh Aram, MD

Khurram Bari, MD

David E. Bernstein, MD, MACG

Olufemi J. Abiodun, MD

Eric M. Alatevi, MD

Yevgeniy Arefiev, MD

Stuart S. Barish, MD, FACG

Jeffrey Bernstein, MD, FACG

Mohannad Abou Saleh, MD

Cristian D. Alba, MD

Pedro M. Arguello, MD, FACG

Jamie S. Barkin, MD, MACG

Michael A. Berry, MD

Souheil G. Abou-Assi, MD

Sakher Albadarin, MD

Freda L. Arlow, MD, FACG

Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc (Clin Epi),

David R. Beswick, MD, FACG

Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epi), FACG

Anthony F. Albright, MD

Julian E. Armstrong, MD, FACG


Charles H. Beymer, PharmD, MD, FACG

Donald R. Abrahm, MD

Lauren A. Alexander, RN

Olga C. Aroniadis, MD, MSc, FACG

Cody B. Barnett, MD, FACG

Atul Bhardwaj, MD

Dean A. Abramson, MD

Thomas J. Alexander, MD, FACG

Martha A. Arouni, MD, FACG

Robert K. Barnett, MD

Sidarth S. Bhardwaj, MD

Maria T. Abreu, MD

Thanaa Al-Hamad, MD

James N. Arterburn, MD

Luis H. Barraza, MD

Sangeeta A. Bhargava, MD

Stephen G. Abshire, MD, FACG

Badr M. Alhumayyd, MD

Gil Ascunce, MD, FACG

Kathleen M. Barrett, CNP

Ahsan M. Bhatti, MD

Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, MD

Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG

Munish Ashat, MD

Eduardo Barriga, MD

Naseer Umer Bhatti, DO

Emad M. Abuhamda, MD, FACG

Mary Alizadeh, MD

Muhammad Aslam, MD

Christopher N. Barrilleaux, MD, FACG

Manish B. Bhuva, MD

Edgar Achkar, MD, MACG

Firas H. Al-Kawas, MD, FACG

Matthew R. Astroff, MD

James S. Barthel, MD, FACG

Benjamin L. Bick, MD

Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG

Mark J. Allen, MD, FACG

Purna Chandra Prasad Atluri, MD

Amy E. Barto, MD

Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD

Gregory M. Ackert, MD

Hector D. Allende, MD, FACG

Kofi Atta-Mensah, MD

Gary M. Barton, MD, FACG

Melanie M. Bienvenu, MD

Mercedes C. Acosta, NP

Jon Allison, PA

Thomas J. Attaway, MD

Susan H. Barton, MD

Daniel L. Biery, DO, FACG

Kenneth W. Adams, DO, FACG

Murali M. Alloju, MD

Sabino A. Augello, MD, FACG

Showkat Bashir, MD

Elliot Bigajer, MD

Samuel A. Adedeji, MD

Sameh B. Almadani, MD

Anthony G. Auteri, MD, FACG

Bhupendra Kumar Basnet, MD

Priti Bijpuria, MD

Judd B. Adelman, MD

Christopher V. Almario, MD, FACG

Louis Aviles, MD

William E. Basri, MD, FACG

Muhammad Bilal, MD

Philip N. Adjei, MD

Majed F. Almutairi, MD

Monica B. Awsare, MD

Patrick Basu, MD

Syed T. Bin-Sagheer, MD

Daniel J. Adler, MD

Daniel J. Alpert, MD

Andrew Axelrad, MD

Steven Batash, MD, FACG

Mark T. Birns, MD, FACG

Edward C. Adler, MD, FACG

Mohanad T. Al-Qaisi, MD

Ayse Aytaman, MD, FACG

Daisy D. Batista, MD

Jack L. Blackshear, MD, FACG

Jay B. Adler, MD

Mazen Alsatie, MD

Samy A. Azer, MD, PhD, FACG

Ajay K. Batra, MD

Samra S. Blanchard, MD, FACG

Bianca B. Afonso, MD, FACG

Ali H. Alsayed Hussein, MD

Dale R. Bachwich, MD

Jody L. Bauer, NP

Matt M. Blankenship, MD

Muhammad Afzal, MD

Alan R. Altman, MD, FACG

Nison Badalov, MD, FACG

William M. Bauer, MD, FACG

Richard L. Blansky, MD

Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG

John F. Altomare, MD

Geoffrey A. Bader, MD

Alex E. Baum, MD

Mark D. Blitstein, MD, FACG

Uchenna A. Agbim, MD

Manuel E. Alva, MD

Gyorgy Baffy, MD, PhD, FACG

Howard B. Baum, MD

Gregory P. Blitz, MD

Louis M. Agnone, MD

John J. Alvarez, MD

Brian B. Baggott, MD, FACG

Jeffrey M. Baumgardner, MD

John D. Bloom, Jr., MD

Humberto I. Aguilar, MD, FACG

Raed S. Alzafiri, MD

Eyad Y. Baghal, MD

Ahmad Najdat Bazarbashi, MD

Richard Allen Blosser, MD

Ilan Aharoni, MD

Stephen T. Amann, MD, FACG

Ramin D. Bagheri, MD

David J. Becker, MD, FACG

Pamela J. Blythe, NP

Titos Ahimsa, MD, FACG

Shivantha Amarnath, MD

Francisco J. Baigorri, MD

Scott D. Becker, MD

Carl S. Boagni, MD

Imad I. Ahmad, MD

Rafael Amaro, MD

Allan H. Bailey, MD, FACG

Venessa M. Beckman, DO

Gary S. Bochna, MD, FACG

Sarfraz Ahmad, MD

Karine Amirikian, MD

Andrew D. Bailey, MD

Steven D. Beckoff, MD

William L. Boddie, MD

Ali M. Ahmed, MD

Naima Amrani, MD

Adrian W. Bak, MD

Joanne G. Beer, PA

James J. Boehmke, Jr., DO

Shakeel Ahmed, MD, FACG

Sara E. Ancello, DO

John H. Baker, MD

Thomas R. Beers, MD

Houston Bogus, Jr., MD

John H. Ahn, DO

Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG

Robert W. Baker, MD, FACG

Brian W. Behm, MD

Syed Saeed P. Bokhari, MD, FACG

Joseph C. Ahn, MD

William R. Anderson, MD, FACG

Bikram S. Bal, MD, FACG

Jonathan D. Bell, MD

Moheb Boktor, MD, FACG

James Aisenberg, MD

Christian M. Andrade, MD

Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian, MD

Rita Belobrov, ANP

Gregory M. Bolduc, MD

Vasiliki I. Aivaliotis, MD

Robert J. Andrews, MD

Abdo Balikcioglu, MD

Natalya Belova, MD

Gail Bongiovanni, MD, FACG

Challa Ajit, MD

Mukhtar Anees, MD, FACG

Laura G. Balmain, MD

George Benes, MD

Nelson A. Bonheim, MD, FACG

Shuji Akagi, MD, FACG

Eugenius S.B.C. Ang, MD, FACG

Imran L. Balouch, MD

Emily Benson, NP

Jennifer L. Bonheur, MD

Azaan S. Akbar, DO

Gary M. Annunziata, DO

Arthur R. Baluyut, MD

Philip S. Bentlif, MD, FACG

Lawrence F. Borges, MD

Stuart Akerman, MD

Alison P. Anthony, FNP

Peter J. Bangsund, MD

Adam M. Berg, MD

Ellen J. Borland, NP

Naeem M. Akhtar, MD, FACG

Louis V. Antignano, MD

Alan R. Bank, MD

Daniel Berger, MD

Thomas J. Borody, MD, FACG

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THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Cristiana Bortuzzo, MD

Borys Buniak, MD

Prem S. Chahal, MD

Jackie J.H. Chuong, MD

Walter J. Coyle, MD, FACG

Ivo Boskoski, MD

Vladislava Buntic, MD

Maxwell M. Chait, MD, FACG

Gustavo Churrango, MD

James P. Cranley, MD, FACG

Myhanh T. Bosse, MD

Wilmot C. Burch, Jr., MD, FACG

Milan S. Chakrabarty, MD

Mary Ciechoski

Ryan P. Crenshaw, MD

Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FACG

Robert H. Butler, MD, FACG

Patnaikuni S. Chakravarthi, MD

Raymond Cintron, MD

Israel Crespo, MD

Brian R. Boulay, MD

Arshad K. Butt, MD, FACG

Shekhar K. Challa, MD

Annabel Clancy, PhD

Jeffrey J. Crittenden, MD

Raymond Bourdages, MD, FACG

Nazish Butt, MD

Cesar A. Chan, Jr., MD

Christian D. Clark, MD

Joseph M.B. Croffie, MD, FACG

Harold J. Boutte, MD

K. Leo Buxbaum, MD, FACG

Dennis Y. Chan, MD

Steven B. Clayton, MD, FACG

Raquel Croitoru, MD, FACG

Lazaro Bouza, MD

David E. Byrd, MD

Sing Chan, MD, FACG

Harris R. Clearfield, MD, MACG

Mauricio E. Cromeyer, MD

Keith T. Bovell, MD, FACG

Robert R. Byrne, MD

Laura R. Chancellor, PA

John B. Clemmons, Jr., MD

Crystale J. Cruz, DO

George B. Boyar, MD

Sean D. Byrne, PA

Seshadri T. Chandrasekar, MD, FACG

John D. Cluley, MD

Gelsimo A. Cruz, MD, FACG

John W. Boyd, MD

William J. Caccese, MD, FACG

Ilwoong W. Chang, MD, PC, FACG

William J. Cobell, MD

Judith E. Csanky, MD

Brian J. Boyle, DO

Michael T. Caire, MD

Michael F. Chang, MD, MSc, MBA

Connie L. Coburn, CNP

Joan A. Culpepper-Morgan, MD, FACG

James M. Boyle, MD, FACG

Charles R. Calabrese, MD

Phyllis C. Chang, MD

Justin S. Cochrane, DO

Andrew B. Cummins, MD, FACG

John M. Bozdech, MD, FACG

Norman M. Callahan, III, DO

Shannon Chang, MD, MBA

Mark S. Codella, MD, FACG

John T. Cunningham, MD, FACG

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Kimberly J. Chaput, DO

Charles F.M. Cohan, DO, FACG

Bradley Currier, MD

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George J. Camarinos, MD, FACG

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R. Bruce Cameron, MD, MACG

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Robert A. Cohen, MD, FACG

Edson Jurado Da Silva, MD, FACG

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Stanley M. Cohen, MD, FACG

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Joseph A. Cappa, MD, FACG

Huilan Cheng, MD

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Yvonne R. Bright, MD

Dayana O. Carcamo-Molina, MD

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Ramon E. Colina, MD, FACG

Suzanne K. Daly, MD

Steven L. Brint, MD, FACG

Brian J. Carlson, MD

Kimberly Cheng, MD

David N. Collins, MD, FACG

Konstantinos Damiris, DO

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David A. Carron, MD

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Andrew R. Conn, MD, FACG

Tony Darmadi, MD

Elizabeth K. Broussard, MD

Amanda K. Cartee, MD

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Marvin A. Chinitz, MD, FACG

Chris N. Conteas, MD, FACG

Michael D. D’Astice, MD

Janine E. Brown, NP

Michael D. Cashman, MD, FACG

Rodolfo A. Chirinos, MD, FACG

Brad Conway

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Michael Brown, MD, FACG

Michael J. Cassidy, MD, FACG

Roxana Chis, MD

Gregory S. Cooper, MD, FACG

James M. David, MD, FACG

Russell D. Brown, MD, FACG

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Vikas N. Chitnavis, MD

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Charles C. Broy, MD

Eddy A. Castillo, MD

Ravi S. Chittajallu, MD

Daniel D. Cornett, MD

George E. Davis, MD, FACG

Steven Brozinsky, MD, FACG

Kevin L. Castillo, DO

Sarkis J. Chobanian, MD, MACG

Emmanuel S. Coronel, MD

J. Craig Davis, MD, FACG

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Rodrigo Castillo, MD

Alyssa Y. Choi, MD

Jorge L. Cortes-Ruiz, MD

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Wilson R. Catapani, MD, FACG

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Robert E. Davis, MD, FACG

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Edward L. Cattau, Jr., MD, FACG

Carol L. Christensen, NP

Santiago Coste-Sibilia, MD

Marie Vic Dawson

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Vanessa C. Costilla, MD

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Daniel C. Buckles, MD

Louis J. Celebre, MD, FACG

Nelson Chuang, MD

Olivier Courbette, MD

Michael J. Dawson, MD

Stephen E. Buckley, MD

Maurice A. Cerulli, MD, FACG

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Gilberto J. De La Torre, MD

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John F. Dowsett, MD, FACG

Peter A. Eweje, MD, FACG

Steven E. Fochios, MD, FACG

David A. Garcia, MD

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William K. Fackler, MD

Jacqueline Forman, MD

Barry M. Garner, MD

Meron Debesai, MD

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Daniel R. Debo, DO

Marla C. Dubinsky, MD

Sakina Farhat, MD

Christopher E. Forsmark, MD, FACG

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Frank W. Faris, MD

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Veronica T. Dugan, MD

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Richard A. Dumois, MD, FACG

William M. Farmer, DO

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Gourisankar P. Degala, MD

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Charles M. Farr, MD, FACG

James Murray Francis, DO, FACG

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Michael T. Farrell, MD

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Richard K. Farris, MD, FACG

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Harry G. DeMeo, MD

Bill Duval, Jr., MD, FACG

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Bradford C. Gelzayd, MD, FACG

Mark T. DeMeo, MD, FACG

Lillman Dwarka, MD

Hala Fatima, MD

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William A. Faubion, MD

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Berhanu M. Geme, MD

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Ivana Dzeletovic, MD

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Acquanetta L. Frazier, MD

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Jay C. Desai, MD

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Richard M. Fazio, MD

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Lewis Genuth, MD

Saleem A. Desai, MD, FACG

Guy T. Easterling, DO

Andrew D. Feld, MD, JD, FACG

Stephen R. Freeman, MD, FACG

Michael J. Georgetson, MD, FACG

W. Kern Deschner, MD, FACG

Timothy R. Edison, MD

Mark S. Feldman, MD

Hal J. Freiman, MD, FACG

Michael S. Gerdis, MD

Taddese T. Desta, MD

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Gary L. Gerstner, MD

Thomas N. Dewar, MD

Joseph B. Eisenach, MD

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Daniel A. Friedman, MD

Carl E. Gessner, MD, FACG

Ivana C. Deyl, MD

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Aline Ghaleb, MD

Shamina Dhillon, MD, FACG

Amir T. Ekanej, MD

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Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, FACG

Ioannis G. Giannikopoulos, MD, FACG

Ujagger S. Dhillon, MD, FACG

Youssef El Douaihy, MD

Roberto Fernandez, MD, FACG

Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG

Robert J. Gianotti, MD

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Cheikh Talal El Imad, MD

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Stephen S. Frost, MD, FACG

Angela T. Gieseler, PA

Alan J. Diamond, MD

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Albert O. Fernandez-Bravo, MD

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Casey S. Fu, MD

Philip B. Gilman, MD

Carolina S. Diaz Loza, MD

Imad M. Elkhatib, MD

Daryl B. Fick, MD

Michael A. Fuhrman, MD, FACG

Mihajlo Gjeorgjievski, MD

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Rikiya Fujita, MD, FACG

Edwin C. Glassell, MD, FACG

Douglas T. Dieterich, MD, FACG

Robert T. Elliott, MD

Carlos J. Figueredo, MD

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Mark S. Glassman, MD, FACG

William S. DiGiacomo, MD, FACG

Jonathan C. Ellis, MD

Heather R. Figurelli, DO

Sam R. Fulp, MD

Kerri L. Glassner, DO

Michael C. DiMarino, MD

Ashton C. Ellison, MD

Marc S. Fine, MD, FACG

Scott A. Fulton, MD, FACG

Brooke Glessing, MD

Fazel Dinary, MD

M. Bader El-Safadi, MD

Dmitry Finkelberg, MD

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Jonathan N. Glickman, MD, PhD, FACG

Son T. Do, MD

Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH

David Finkelman, MD, FACG

Scott L. Gabbard, MD, FACG

Mark S. Gloger, MD

Richard R. Dobhan, MD

Grace H. Elta, MD, MACG

David M. Fishbein, MD

Kishore V. Gaddipati, MD, FACG

Mae F. Go, MD

Mark P. Dobish, MD

Esmail M. Elwazir, MD

Angus L. Fisher, MD

Kristin A. Gaffney, DO

Reynaldo Godines, MD, FACG

Kevin K. Dodd, MD

Ian L. Epstein, MD

Michael R. Fisher, DO

Ryan Gaffney, DO

Donald V. Goens, MD

Milan Dodig, MD

Roger M. Epstein, MD

Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD, FACG

Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG

George S. Goetz, MD, PhD

Siva Doma, MD

Gulchin A. Ergun, MD, FACG

William H. Fiske, MD

Amit R. Gajera, MD

Chintamani B. Gokhale, MD

Cristian E. Dominguez, MD

William Essilfie, MD

Christopher M. Flannery, MD

Leka Gajula, MD

Benjamin D. Gold, MD, FACG

Robert J. Donachie, Jr., MD

David S. Estores, MD

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Michael S. Goldberg, MD

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Joseph D. Fletcher, MD

Gregory R. Gambla, DO

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Matthew J. Downey, MD

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Saad Hashmi, MD

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Thomas J. Izquierdo, MD, FACG

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Brian M. Jackson, PA

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Nadim G. Haddad, MD

Alfred J. Hernandez, Jr., MD, FACG

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Timothy C. Jahraus, MD

Gary S. Gossen, MD, FACG

Salah Edeen Haddad, MD

Jeffrey Hernandez, MD

Scott M. Huber, MD

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Melissa S. Jamison, PA

Andrew J. Grade, MD

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Donald P. Hetzel, MD

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Tiffany Jarois, DO

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Paulina A. Hall, PA

Ludwig T. Heuss, MD, FACG

Nadia Huq, MD

Mahreema Jawairia, MD

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Zamir Halpern, MD, FACG

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Abu Hurairah, MD

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Hamid Hussain, MD

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Nadia M. Hijaz, MD

Sohail Hussain, MD

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Syed M. Hussain, MD

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Wayne D. Green, MD

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Jonathan E. Jensen, MD, FACG

Ronald E. Greenberg, MD

Kayane D. Hanna-Hindy, MD, FACG

Deborah L. Hillman, MD

Stephen A. Hutto, MD

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Alan Greensmith

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Pierre Hindy, MD, FACG

Shakir A. Hyder, MD, FACG

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John N. Harrington, MD, FACG

Tomas Hinojosa, Jr., MD, FACG

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Iris Jo, DO

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Hideyuki Hiraishi, MD

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Federico J. Gregory, MD

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Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG

Nikhil V. Inamdar, MD

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Stephen D. Grill, MD, FACG

Lauri A. Harsh, DO

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Martin P. Kaszubowski, MD

Kaoru Kikuchi, MD, FACG

Michael P. Krumholz, MD, FACG

Steven P. Lawrence, MD, FACG

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Michelle Le, DO

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Toyoki Kudo, MD, PhD

Darrell J. Lee, MD

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Jonathan S. Levine, MD

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Prasanna K. Kapavarapu, MD

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Monika Lammi, MD

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Ruben H. Khan, MD

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Ross McHenry, MD, FACG

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Jonathan D. Moses, MD

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Matthew J. McKinley, MD, FACG

Robert M. Miller, MD

Baharak Moshiree, MD, FACG

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Jason D. McKinney, DO

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Amanda C. Long, DO

Sasha Mangray, MD

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John P. Milliken, MD

Ghita Moussaide, MD

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Michael G. McMurtry, MD

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Marvin J. Lopez, MD

Antonino Mannone, MD

Donna M. McMyler, MD

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Michael H. Mun, DO

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Neil C. Nagaria, MD

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Roy M. Matsuyama, MD

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Arun C. Naik, MD, FACG

Stephen J. Mahoney, MD

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Frank V. Meriano, MD

Njideka O. Momah, MD

Noriko Nakajima, MD

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Jay G. Merker, MD

David W. Monahan, MD

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Jon M. Maier, MD

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Paul S. Monroe, MD, FACG

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Donald W. Montgomery, MD, FACG

Nick B. Namihas, MD

Lydia M. Makapugay, MD

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Eric Montminy, MD

Yoshinobu Namihira, MD, FACG

Zahoor A. Makhdoom, MD, FACG

Timothy McClellan, MD

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Michael J. Monzel, MD

Fadel E. Nammour, MD, FACG

Frederick L. Makrauer, MD

Matthew D. McCollough, MD

Jose Augusto S. Messias, MD

Andrew M. Moon, MD

Neilanjan Nandi, MD

Dordaneh Maleki, MD

Jonathan McCone, Jr., MD, FACG

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F. Stephen Moore, MD, FACG

Santa Nandi, MD, FACG

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Stacy A. Meuth, ANP

John D. Moore, MD

Narayana P. Narayana, MD, FACG

Lenkala R. Mallaiah, MD

William H. McCray, Jr., MD, FACG

Frederic A. Meyers, MD

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Mohan S. Narayanan, MD, FACG

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Gordon V. Ohning, MD, PhD, FACG

Mansour A. Parsi, MD, MPH

Peter L. Pico, MD

Baseer Qazi, MD

Amrit P.S. Narula, MD, FACG

Takayuki Okada, MD, FACG

Victor E. Pascual Chagman, MD

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Francis C. Okeke, MD

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Michael Piesman, MD, FACG

Yi Qin, MD

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Charles N. Okolo, MD

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Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG

Joseph J. Quagliata, MD, FACG

Ramasamy S. Nathan, MD, FACG

Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG

Amit Patel, MD, FACG

Mark Pimentel, MD, FACG

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Jonh J. Pineda Bonilla, MD

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Scott M. Naum, DO

Patrick O. Olise, PA

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Hugo L. Pinillos, MD, FACG

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Farhad Navab, MD, FACG

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Richard Quist, MD, FACG

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Jitesh K. Patel, MD

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Marcy L. Qureshi, DO

Husam M. Nazer, MD, FACG

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Shahin M. Rahimian, DO

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Abhishek D. Polavarapu, MD

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Michael K. Newcomer, MD

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Manfred W. Raiser, MD, FACG

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Anthony J. Ng, MD

Jesse A. Otegbayo, MD, FACG

Kenneth I. Pearlman, MD

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Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD

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Robert E. Pecha, MD

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Ali A. Ramadhan, MD

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Charles C. Owen, Jr., MD

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Albert A. Ramage, MD

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Scott R. Owens, MD

Thomas P. Peller, MD

Mark B. Potter, DO

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Long B. Nguyen, DO

Anna H. Owings, DO

Aris Antonino U. Pena, MD

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Kamini S. Ramani, MD

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Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG

Luis R. Pena, MD, FACG

Ronald S. Powell, MD

Kovil V. Ramasamy, MD, FACG

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Paulo A. Pacheco, MD

Robert A. Pendley, MD

Robert C. Power, MD, FACG

Hemchand Ramberan, MD, FACG

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Thomas J. Pacicco, MD

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Bernard J. Powers, MD, FACG

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Negar Niknam, MD

Victor M. Padilla, III, MD, FACG

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Anoop Prabhu, MD

Jose A. Ramirez, MD

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Lori A. Paiva, MD

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Martin G. Prado, MD

Reinaldo Ramirez Amill, MD

Angelica Nocerino, MD

Kevin C. Pak, MD

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Charlene Prather, MD, MPH

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Daniel S. Pratt, MD

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Michael Presti, MD, FACG

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Mark D. Prince, MD

Charles W. Randall, MD

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Courtney L. Perry, DO

Martin G. Prosky, MD, FACG

Kanat Ransibrahmanakul, MD

MD Nuruzzaman, MD

Frank S. Pancotto, MD, FACG

Kumaravel S. Perumalsamy, MD

William J. Provance, DO, FACG

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Michel E. Nussbaum, MD, FACG

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Laura Pestana, DO

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Shajan Peter, MD, FACG

Michael R. Puff, MD, FACG

Farzana Rashid, MD

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James D. Panetta, DO

Steven J. Petit, MD, FACG

Eshwar Punjabi, MD

Nitesh Ratnakar, MD, FACG

Barbara L. O’Brien, MD

Richard J. Panicco, DO, FACG

Donald Petroski, MD, FACG

Anjaneya R. Puppala, MD, FACG

Sushil Rattan, MD, FACG

Joshua C. Obuch, MD

Paul S. Panzarella, MD

Theodore G. Pettle, MD

Dagmary Purcell, MD

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Kelly J. O’Callahan, MD

Shawn W. Panzer, MD

L. Henry Pham, MD

Peter F. Purcell, MD, FACG

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John J. O’Connor, DO

Calvin Joomann Park, MD

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Amandeep S. Purewal, MD

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Quang Q. Phan, MD

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James S. Rawson, MD, FACG

Elizabeth A. Odstrcil, MD, FACG

Paul H. Parker, MD

Anna Evans Phillips, MD

Manzoor Qadir, MD

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David B. Sachar, MD, MACG

Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, FACG

Faiz A. Shakir, MD

Naeem Raza, MD

Ronald M. Robinson, MD

Neeraj K. Sachdeva, MD

Nathan Schmulewitz, MD

Joseph G. Shami, MD

Tabish Raza, MD

Michael W. Robles, DO

Omar Sadiq, MD

Alison Schneider, MD, FACG

Uday Shankar, MD

Nancy S. Reau, MD, FACG

Frances E. Robles-Pena, MD

Syed A. Sadiq, MD

Bruce W. Schneider, MD, FACG

Bradley D. Shapiro, MD

Lakshmipathi R. Reddi, MD, FACG

Elizabeth D. Rock, MD, FACG

Richard H. Sadowitz, MD

James W. Schnell, MD

Eric J. Shapiro, MD, FACG

Chakradhar M. Reddy, MD

Gardiner Roddey, MD

Ahmed Saeed, MD

Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH

Desh B. Sharma, MD

Gautam M. Reddy, MD

Vance D. Rodgers, MD, FACG

Mehdi M. Saeedi, MD

James A. Schoenecker, MD

Neil R. Sharma, MD

Jyothi Ahalya Reddy, MD, FACG

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Roque Sáenz, MD, FACG

Harald L. Schoeppner, MD, FACG

Prabhat Sharma, MD

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Geronimo Sahagun, MD

Samuel W. Schowengerdt, MD

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Naveen G. Reddy, MD

Miguel de Jesus Rodriguez, MD

Yutaka Saito, MD, PhD, FACG

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Nipun B. Reddy, MD

Wilmer Rodriguez, MD, FACG

Maher Salam, MD, FACG

Elliot H. Schuman, MD, FACG

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Sudhir K. Reddy, MD

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Jerrold L. Schwartz, MD

Christopher T. Shaw, MD

Umapathi P. Reddy, MD

Federico Rodriguez-Perez, MD

Jean W. Saleh, MD, FACG

Mitchell S. Schwartz, MD, FACG

Thomas A. Shaw-Stiffel, MD, FACG

Thomas A. Reed, MD

Jason N. Rogart, MD

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Richard P. Schwartz, MD

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Georgia M. Rees-Lui, MD

Arvey I. Rogers, MD, MACG

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Gary M. Roggin, MD, FACG

Gregory L. Salzman, MD

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Rafiq A. Sheikh, MD, MRCP, FACG

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Thomas J. Romano, MD

Bradford C. Sampson, MD

Darrell Schwertner, MD

Joseph H. Shelton, MD

Robert W. Reindollar, MD, FACG

Cesar J. Rosa, DO

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March E. Seabrook, MD, FACG

Bo Shen, MD, FACG

Terence N. Reisman, MD, FACG

Louis C. Rosainz, MD, FACG

Alan R. Sandberg, MD

Stephen R. Sears, MD

Daniel J. Sher, MD

Roderick A. Remoroza, MD

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Molly M. Sandel, NP

Victor W. Sears, Jr., MD

Ahmed M. Sherif, MD

Prospere Remy, MD

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Trevor L. Seaton, MD, FACG

Jeffrey W. Sherman, MD, FACG

Gabriel Rendon, MD, FACG

Michael I. Rosenberg, MD, FACG

Sukhwinder S. Sandhu, MD, FACG

Donald G. Seibert, MD, FACG

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Ankur R. Sheth, MD, FACG

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David M. Rosenheck, MD

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Sudhakar K. Sheth, MD

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Andrew H. Rosenstein, MD

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Srinivasan Selvaraj, MD, FACG

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James C. Reynolds, MD, FACG

Marian B. Rosenthal, MD, FACG

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Daniel R. Selvig, MD

Grace L. Shih, MD

Matthew C. Rice, MD

Joel R. Rosh, MD, FACG

Mario O. Santana, MD

Kathryn N. Semans, PA

Alan F. Shikoh, MD

Thomas J. Rice, MD, FACG

Barry A. Ross, MD, FACG

Manuel A. Santini, MD

Brittany L. Seminara, MD

Neal M. Shindel, MD

Robert D. Richards, Jr., MD

Lawrence Rothman, MD

Arun J. Sanyal, MD

Viplove Senadhi, DO

Peter L. Shue, MD

Gary C. Richter, MD

Robin A. Rougeau, MD

Charles I. Saperstein, MD

Morgan A. Sendzischew, MD

Vasanth K. Siddalingaiah, MD

Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG

Robert M. Rourk, MD, FACG

Mark S. Sapienza, MD

Joham Senior, MD, FACG

Ahsan Siddiqui, MD

Seth J. Richter, MD, FACG

Bradley A. Rubery, MD

Bishnu Sapkota, MD, FACG

Ashwani K. Sethi, MD

Roger L. Siddoway, MD, FACG

Mark S. Riddle, MD, DrPH, FISTM

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG

Robert Tedja Saputra, MD

Hardianto Setiawan, MD

Howard I. Siegel, MD, FACG

Daniel L. Ridout, III, MD

Steven D. Rubin, MD, FACG

Anne L. Saris, MD

Daniel Sette-Camara, MD, FACG

Humberto Sifuentes, MD

Bradley S. Rieders, MD, FACG

Marrieth G. Rubio, MD

Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, MACG

Joel Sewchand, MD, FACG

Cameron Sikavi, MD

Brandon E. Rieders, MD

Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD

Juan C. Sarol, MD

Anthony P. Sgouros, MD, FACG

Rogelio G. Silva, MD

Samara Rifkin, MD

Christian F. Rueda-Clausen, MD

David A. Sass, MD, FACG

Ahmed Shady, MD

David R. Silver, MD

Mark A. Riner, MD

Kevin M. Rufner, MD

Monica Saumoy, MD

Mohammad A. Shafi, MD

Ann L. Silverman, MD, FACG

Michael J. Ringer, MD, FACG

Julian F. Ruiz Torres, MD, PhD

Angela R. Saunders, DO

Ashok N. Shah, MD, MACG

Mark J. Silversmith, MD

Jose A. Rios, MD

Kirk B. Russ, MD

Gregory S. Sayuk, MD, MPH

Gunjan Prabodh Shah, MD

Jocelyn A. Silvester, MD

Maria E. Rios-Enriquez, MD

Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG

Howard Schachter, MD, FACG

Mit Shah, MD

Marcellus Simadibrata, MD, PhD, FACG

Felix M. Rivera, MD

Edward D. Ruszkiewicz, MD, FACG

Neal J. Schamberg, MD

Rajiv S. Shah, MD

Douglas A. Simonetto, MD

Ramon E. Rivera, MD

Brian P. Rutledge, MD

Judith Scheman, PhD

Sameet Shah, DO

Michael E. Simons, MD

Jose E. Rivera-Acosta, MD

Frederick W. Ruymann, MD, FACG

Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, MACG

Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG

Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG

John Michael Roach, MD

Albert E. Ryckman, MD, FACG

Adam J. Schiro, MD

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, MACG

Edward L. Singer, MD

Ernesto S. Robalino Gonzaga, MD

Shadab Saboori, MD

Michael H. Schmidt, MD

Fida Hussain Shaikh, MD

Edward S. Singh, MD

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Hardeep Singh, MD

Melissa Spacek

Srinivasan Subramanian, MD

Eric E. Tibesar, MD

Erik C. Van Os, MD

Harpriya Singh, MD

Lidia Spaho, MD

Robert H. Sudduth, MD

Matthew E. Tick, DO

Sander J. van Zanten, MD, FACG

Navjot Singh, MD, FACG

Joanna Spahr

Daniel J. Suiter, MD

Kevin Tin, MD

Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACG

Siddharth Singh, MD, MS

Joanna Spahr, BS

Brian Sullivan, MD

Rafael A. Tirado-Montijo, MD

James A. Vancura, DO

Rohit Singhania, MD, FACG

Denise L. Speich, NP

Talal Sunbulli, MD

Sadha Tivakaran, MD, FACG

Julie L. Vanderpool, NP

Anubha Sinha, MD

Dennis J. Spencer, MD, PhD

Arun C. Swaminath, MD, FACG

Raymond Tobias, MD, FACG

Kunvadee Vanduangden, MD

Neera Sinha, MD

David N. Speranza, MD, FACG

J. Thomas Swan, MD, FACG

Dennis N. Todoruk, MD

David J. Vargas, MD, FACG

Nirmala Maya. Siva, MD

Clayton M. Spiceland, MD

Thomas M. Swantkowski, MD, FACG

Nathan D. Tofteland, MD

Apurv K. Varia, MD

Shivi S. Siva, MD

Anita E. Spiess, MD

William H. Sweatt, MD, FACG

Kengo Tokunaga, MD, FACG

Srinivasa Rao G. Vasa, MD

Arumugam Sivakumar, MD, FACG

Mitchell K. Spinnell, MD

Ann Marie Swords, PA

Winston C. Tom, MD

Srinivas S. Vasireddi, MD

Deborah S. Skelton, MD, FACG

Eugene J. Spiotta, Jr., MD

Ari F. Syam, MD, PhD, FACG

Juan T. Tomasini, MD, MACG

Rajeev Vasudeva, MD, FACG

Jennifer K. Slane, DO

Mark A. Spurlin, MD, FACG

Tasha M. Sylva, PA

Emily Tommolino, MD

Angel Veloso, MD

Frederick L. Slone, MD

Manoj Srinath, MD

Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD, FACG

Matthew L. Tompson, MD

Srikrishna Vemana, MD

Stephen O. Slusser, MD

Indu Srinivasan, MD

Varnita Tahiliani, MD

Peter R. Torelli, MD

Shiv K. Verma, MD, FACG

Douglas F. Smart, MD, FACG

Nandakumar Srinivasan, MD

Abdalla A. Tahiri, MD, FACG

Dawn M. Torres, MD, FACG

Jonathan J. Verrecchio, MD

John S. Smiarowski, MD

John G. Stagias, MD

Hiroshi Takahashi, MD, FACG

Nabil A. Toubia, MD

Telciane S. Vesa, MD

Daniel N. Smiley, MD

Eddie C. Starnes, MD, FACG

Hiroshi Takahashi, MD

Timothy J. Trainor, MD

Cynthia Victor, DO

Alastair D. Smith, MB, ChB

Veslav Stecevic, MD

Shin’ichi Takahashi, MD, FACG

Michael R. Treanor, MD, FACG

David W. Victor, MD, FACG

Benjamin N. Smith, MD

Andreas M. Stefan, MD, FACG

Jay A. Takata, MD

Andrzej T. Triebling, MD

Hugo A. Villarreal, MD

Brian D. Smith, MD

Cassandra Steimle, DO

Sahar Takkouche, MD

Luke J. Triemstra, PA

Allison R. Vining, PA

Burton H. Smith, MD, FACG

Adam C. Stein, MD

Mones Takriti, MD, FACG

Joseph Tripodi, DO, FACG

Francisco J. Vizcarrondo-Terron, MD

Cierra C. Smith, DO

Bernard Stein, MD, FACG

Akifumi Tanaka, MD, FACG

Joseph L. Tromba, MD, FACG

Claudia V. Vizireanu, NP

Mark A. Smith, MD

David Stein

Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD, FACG

Frank J. Troncale, MD, FACG

Patrick R. Volak, MD

R. Sidney Green Smith, MD

Ellen M. Stein, MD, FACG

William G. Tanner, Jr., MD

Alexander P. Troum, DO

Fritz H. Volmar, MD

Robert B. Smith, MD

Howard A. Stein, MD

Manhal M. Tannous, MD

Teresa D. Truman, NP

Nicholas A. Volpicelli, MD

Zachary L. Smith, DO

Ira E. Stein, MD

Elias A. Tarakji, MD, FACG

Leon Tsai, MD

Long T. Vu, MD

Harry Snady, MD, PhD, FACG

Stanley H. Stein, MD

Tatyana Taranukha, MD

Aris J. Tsiakos, MD

Darrell D. Wadas, MD, FACG

Lisa M. Snyder, PA

Jay Steinberg, MD, FACG

Kapeel Raja Tarwani, MD

Steven M. Tsistrakis, MD

Gwendolyn L. Waddle, FNP

Ned Snyder, III, MD

Joshua M. Steinberg, MD

Gary R. Taubman, MD

Raymond H. Tu, MD

Keith A. Waddle, DO

Javier Sobrado, MD

Caroll M. Steinfeld, MD

Ghiath Tayeb, MD

Zsolt Tulassay, MD, FACG

Shahid Wahid, MD

Roy M. Soetikno, MD, FACG

Adam F. Steinlauf, MD

Theresa A. Taylor-Libby, MSN

Steven G. Turnamian, MD

Jamile Wakim-Fleming, MD, FACG

Edy Soffer, MD, FACG

Frederic A. Stelzer, MD, FACG

Patrick G. Tempera, MD

Auguste P. Turnier, MD

Caroline H. Walker, MD

Aijaz A. Sofi, MD

F. Otis Stephen, MD, FACG

Riki Tenggara, MD

Penny S. Turtel, MD, FACG

Carl B. Wallach, MD

Mohammad R. Soleimanpour, MD, FACG

Valerie D. Stephens, MD

Scott M. Tenner, MD, MS, MPH, JD, FACG

Demetrios Tzimas, MD

Ronald I. Waloff, MD

Howard J. Solomon, MD

Bradley C. Stillman

Jonathan P. Terdiman, MD, FACG

M. Siraj Uddin, MD, FACG

Kiley K. Walp, DO

Woo K. Song, MD

Elena M. Stoffel, MD, MPH

Belen A. Tesfaye, MD

Fumiaki Ueno, MD, MACG

Peter Walsh, DO

Xiaosong Song, MD

Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACG

Anne Thai, MD

Nneka N. Ufere, MD

Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FACG

William P. Sonnier, MD

Bria Strada

Vinod C. Thakkar, MD, FACG

Eghierhua A. Ugheoke, MD, FACG

Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACG

Sunita Sood, MD

Richard J. Straker, MD, FACG

Rizwana R. Thanawala, MD

Nadeem Ullah, MD

Robert M. Ward, MD

Jeffrey J. Sorokin, MD

John R. Stroehlein, MD, FACG

Andy J. Thanjan, MD

Zabi Ullah, MD

Russell J. Wardlaw, MD

Toomas M. Sorra, MD, FACG

Stephen S. Strohlein, MD, FACG

Joycelyn M. Theard, MD

Charles D. Ulrich, MD, FACG

Shamaila Waseem, MD

Serge A. Sorser, MD, FACG

Richard M. Strong, MD, FACG

Nguyen D. Thieu, MD, FACG

Crista Ulteig, MD

Makoto Watanabe, MD, PhD, FACG

Antonio Soto, MD

Thomas M. Sturgis, MD

Gary A. Thomas, MD, FACG

Abhay B. Upasani, MD, FACG

Seth M. Webber, MD

Bob T. Souder, MD

Philip Styne, MD

Wesley H. Thompson, APRN

Atul Vahil, MD, FACG

Jeffrey M. Weber, MD

Mounzer Soued, MD

Iyad M. Subei, MD, FACG

James J. Thornton, MD, FACG

Emil F. Valle, MD

Richard J. Weber, MD

M. Tanju Soyer, MD, FACG

Marc A. Subik, MD, FACG

Brett L. Thorpe, MD

Brian J. Van der Linden, MD

Paul D. Webster, III, MD, FACG

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THE G.U.T. Fund: Donor Recognition Francis R. Weiner, MD, FACG

Anita M. Wolke, MD, FACG

Fauzi Yusuf, MD, FACG

Howard J. Weiner, MD

Charles F. Wolter, Jr., MD, FACG

Melawati Yuwono, MD

Gerald S. Weinstein, MD, FACG

Carlson B. Wong, MD, FACG

Sajid M. Zafar, MD

Michael Weisberg, MD

Robert F. Wong, MD

Jenine Zaibaq-Krill, MD

Stanley P. Weiselberg, MD

Roy K. Wong, MD, MACG

John Zak, MD

Dennis B. Weiserbs, MD, FACG

Allison L. Wood, DO

Joseph A. Zangara, MD

David S. Weiss, MD

Michele C. Woodley, MD

Tarik Mohammed Zedan, MD, FACG

Scott A. Weiss, MD

Henri T. Woodman, MD

Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, MACG

Douglas M. Weissman, MD

Amy R. Woods, MD, FACG

Alvin M. Zfass, MD, MACG

Gil Weitzman, MD

Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH

Yan Zhao, MD

Brian J. Wentworth, MD

Strick J. Woods, MD

Steven T. Zierer, MD

Jeffrey J. Weprin, MD

Renita M. Worley, NP

Matthew J. Zimmerman, MD

Arthur N. West, MD

Dennis V. Worthington, MD

Sheldon S. Zinberg, MD, FACG

Allan P. Weston, MD, FACG

Douglas E. Wright, MD

Barry M. Zingler, MD, FACG

David M. Weston, MD, FACG

Jeanna Wright, NP

Kaveh Zivari, MD

Edward A. White, MD

Arthur Wu, MD, FACG

Jusuf Zlatanic, MD

William E. Whitehead, PhD, MACG

Roger D. Wu, MD

Marc J. Zuckerman, MD, FACG

I. Dewa Nyoman Wibawa, MD, PhD

Firew M. Wubiee, MD

Bruce E. Zweiban, MD

Keith A. Wied, DO

Clifton D. Wynter, MD

Gregory J. Wiener, MD, FACG

Peiying Xiao, MD

Stephen M. Wiener, MD

Zuoliang Xiao, MD

Jon B. Wiggins, MD

Bingru Xie, MD

Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD

Jianlin Xie, MD

Howard O. Wilen, MD

Dabo Xu, MD

Scott L. Wilhoite, MD, FACG

Tsuyoshi Yabana, MD

Mark N. Wilkinson, MD

Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS

Alan T. Williams, MD

Paul N. Yakshe, MD

Alex O. Williams, MD

Julie L. Yam, DO

Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG

Takeshi Yanagawa, MD, FACG

Jeff R. Willis, MD

Sung K. Yang, MD

Jason A. Wilson, MD, FACG

Victor W. Yang, MD

Louis J. Wilson, MD, FACG

Beshoy T. Yanny, MD

Louise Wilson

Alan C. Yao, MD, FACG

Jaime J. Wilson-Chiru, MD

Rockford G. Yapp, MD

Min S. Win, MD, FACG

George Yared, MD

Sidney J. Winawer, MD, MACG

Catherine M. Yaussy, MD

Peter J. Winkle, MD, FACG

Yuen San. Yee, MD, FACG

Nathaniel S. Winstead, MD, FACG

Brandon Yim, MD

Marc D. Wishingrad, MD

Robert Yin, MD, FACG

Ralph M. Wisniewski, MD, FACG

Sung J. Yoo, MD

Victor Witten, MD, PhD, FACG

Young Kul. Yoo, MD

Douglas C. Wolf, MD, FACG

Sayed M. Yossef, MD, FACG

Leon Wolf, MD

Michele A. Young, MD

M. Michael Wolfe, MD, FACG

Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG

Marc R. Wolfman, MD

Adel I. Youssef, MD, FACG

Michael B. Wolfson, MD

Moustafa A. Youssef, MD

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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.

ACG Institute for Clinical Research & Education American College of Gastroenterology 6400 Goldsboro Road, Suite 200 | Bethesda, Maryland 20817 gi.org/acg-institute | acginstitute@gi.org

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