Our faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology strive to be world leaders in the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis, digestive cancers, and other diseases of the digestive tract.

Notable research

  • Prospective biorepository of patient clinical data, blood, DNA, biopsy tissue
  • Ongoing registry of patients willing to participate in research
  • Epidemiology, outcomes and health services research in GI and liver disease
  • Biomarker development: colorectal, pancreatic and esophageal cancer
  • Center for Microbiome Science and Therapeutics (CMiST)
  • VA Cooperative Study: colorectal cancer screening colonoscopy vs. FIT
  • World’s first surveillance program for pancreatic cancer early detection
  • Inflammatory bowel disease / hepatology clinical trials programs

Research centers

Center for Microbiome Science and Therapeutics (CMiST)

Did you know?

Gastrointestinal symptoms are among the most frequent complaints that bring a patient into a clinic or hospital.