Gastroenterology in the News: 38 Physician Moves & Honors

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Gastroenterology has made headlines in the past month. Here are four gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons taking on new positions and 34 physician honors.

John I. Allen began his term as the new president of the American Gastroenterological Association at the close of Digestive Disease Week in Chicago.

The American Gastroenterological Association granted nine gastroenterologists with its AGA 2014 recognition award. The following are award recipients:

•    Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF: Distinguished Clinician Award
•    Gregory J. Gores, MD, AGAF: Distinguished Mentor Award
•    Joseph C. Kolars, MD, AGAF: Distinguished Educator Award
•    Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD, AGAF: Julius Friedenwald Medal
•    Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, AGAF: Distinguished Mentor Award
•    Jose Serrano, MD, PhD: Research Service Award
•    Nicholas J. Talley MD, PhD, AGAF: Distinguished Educator Award
•    Howard L. Taubin, MD: Distinguished Clinician Award
•    John A. Williams, MD, PhD: Distinguished Achievement Award

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy granted 26 physicians awards during its ASGE Crystal Awards ceremony held during Digestive Disease Week. Award recipients include:

•    Jun-Hyung Cho, MD: Endoscopic Audiovisual Award
•    Jun-Ho Choi, MD: Cook Medical Dreyer Award
•    Alison de Lima, MD: Diversity Award
•    Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE: Distinguished Educator Award
•    Khean-Lee Goh, MD, FASGE: International Service Award
•    Ikuo Hirano, MD: Endoscopic Research Award
•    Shahzad Iqbal, MD: Cook Medicla Don Wilson Award
•    Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, FASGE: Distinguished Educator Award, Endoscopic Audiovisual Award
•    Scott A. Larson, MD, PhD: ASGE Community Outreach Award
•    John J. Meenan, MD, PhD, FRCPI, FRCP: Endoscopic Audiovisual Award
•    Klaus E. Mönkemüller, MD, PhD, FASGE: Endoscopic Research Award
•    Salman Nusrat, MD: Quality Endoscopic Research Award
•    Mohamed Othman, MD: Diversity Award
•    Daniel Popa, MD: Cook Medical Don Wilson Award
•    Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE: Distinguished Service Award
•    Chirag Shah, MD: Cook Medical Don Wilson Award
•    Prateek Sharma, MD: Distinguished Endoscopic Mentoring Award
•    Jerome H. Siegl, MD, FASGE: Rudolf V. Schindler Award
•    Vikesh Singh, MD, MSc: Endoscopic Research Award
•    Roy M. Soetikno, MD, FASGE: Master Endoscopist Award
•    Shou Jiang Tang, MD, FASGE: Endoscopic Audiovisual Award
•    Anthony Teoh, MD: Endoscopic Research Award
•    George Triadafilopoulos, MD, DSs, FASGE: President's Award
•    Hank S. Wang, MD: Outstanding Manuscript Award
•    Ping-Hong Zhou, MD: Cook Medical Dreyer Award
•    Tobias Zuchelli, MD: ASGE Community Outreach Award

Victor Araya, MD, associated with Central Bucks Specialists, joined the Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital.

Colorectal surgeons Robert Akbari, MD, and Richard Goldstein, MD, joined the Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital team.

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