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.

Case presentations

Thursday February 2, 2017 4:00-5:00 p.m.
GI Grand Rounds "Fecal Microbiota Transplant: Use and Misuse

6:30-8:30 p.m. Interactive Case Discussion
"Chronic Diarrhea: challenging cases"
The Tavern - Website
392 N. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, Mo
Limited Seating Available - Please

RSVP to Hosea.Bartlett@ssmsluh.com
Mobile: 314-687-614

Friday, February 3, 2017
7:30-8:30 A.M. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

"Update on difficult Clostridium difficle cases" Learning Objectives:

Made aware of diagnostic tests for diagnosis of C difficle .
Identify treatment options for C. difficle based on severity of disease.
Identify treatment options for recurrent C. difficle infection.

Saint Louis University Learning Resources
SSM Saint Louis University Hospital
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
3635 Vista Avenue, 9th Floor Desloge Towers
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Phone: 314-577-8764
Email: neuhausj@slu.edu

 Christina M. Surawicz, MD

Christina M. Surawicz, M.D.

Professor & Associate Dean
for Faculty Development
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GASTROENTEROLOGYThis program is funded by the American College of Gastroenterology Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program


Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.  Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations:

IM Grand Round: Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Dinner Activity : Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of  1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.