Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has a long tradition of excellence in clinical practice, education and research, and remains dedicated to this pursuit of excellence. The scope of clinical operations and faculty expertise cover the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal health and diseases. Special programs focus on esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal cancer, women's health, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, obesity, pancreatic disorders, fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis and liver transplantation and are part of some of the premiere services offered here at VCU Medical Center.
Along with a cutting-edge seven-room endoscopy suite, the hepatology program remains one of the premier programs in the country. The GI section at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, traditionally strong in basic research, has developed several innovative clinical programs including endoscopic ultrasound, liver transplantation and telemedicine. A multifaceted educational program for medical students, residents, fellows, community physicians and other gastroenterologists exists and has been further strengthened.
The NIH-funded academic training program, which has produced numerous leaders in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, has remained continuously funded for 30 years. The impact of this division on the state-of-the-art of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition continues to be strong and can be assessed by both the quality and number of publications as well as the level of NIH funding.
Numerous faculty members have research funding from the NIH and/or the Department of Veterans Affairs. Thus, the division remains strong and committed to being a fertile breeding ground for future leaders in gastroenterology.