Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology -Home

Welcome to the website of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The mission of our Division is to provide the best clinical care possible to our patients, to provide an excellent education for our medical students, housestaff, subspecialty residents, community physicians and to continue to have expertise in clinical and basic research.

The group of physicians we have in our practice are experts in their fields and are nationally and internationally recognized for their outstanding contributions to the practice of gastroenterology and hepatology. We have a long history of excellence in clinical care, education, and in research.  Our hepatology team treats all forms of liver diseases including hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation (pre- and post-transplant) and hemochromatosis.

Our advanced endoscopists treat patients with pancreatic, biliary and gall bladder disorders, and gastrointestinal malignancies.  We use state-of-the-art equipment to do endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and other advanced interventional and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.

Our gastroenterologists treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, abdominal pain, GERD, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, diarrhea, lactose intolerance, constipation, peptic ulcers, and ulcerative colitis. They perform diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy, endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy.

We have a large gastroenterology and hepatology research unit where many of our NIH and industry-sponsored studies are performed. The Division has several state-of-the art laboratories for the research we perform.

The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology has an outstanding fellowship program. We train future gastroenterologists and hepatologist in our three year program. Our fellows, so far, have had a 100% pass rate when they take their boards. We believe we have one of the best academic training programs in the country.

Our Division has a Liver Center, a Center for Abdominal Transplant, a Gastrointestinal Motility Center, and a Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders. Our SLUCare Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases is one of only 30 National Pancreas Foundation Centers, recognized for excellence in treating pancreatic diseases.

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