10 Gastroenterologists Focused on Pancreatic Disorders & Diseases

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Here are 10 gastroenterologists who have a clinical or research interest in pancreatic disorders.

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John Baillie, MB, ChB, FRCP, FACG, is a professor of medicine at Wake Forest University Health Sciences and director of hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders service at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Dr. Baillie is a member of the Medscape Gastroenterology editorial board. Dr. Baillie contributed to the American Gastroenterological Association's "Management of Acute Pancreatitis" guidelines.  

John DeWitt, MD, FACG, is an associate professor of medicine at Indiana University and practices with Indiana University Health Physicians, both in Indianapolis. He is a co-author of the American Gastroenterological Association's "Management of Acute Pancreatitis" guidelines.  Dr. DeWitt has a clinical interest in pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cystic neoplasms, IBD, endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic ultrasound. He completed a fellowship in advanced endoscopy at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Matthew J. DiMagno, MD, is an assistant professor of internal medicine in the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. DiMagno is vice chair of the American Gastroenterological Association's Pancreatic Disorders Section. He focuses on acute and chronic pancreatitis, as well as GERD, celiac disease, IBD, colon cancer screening and peptic ulcer disease.

Christopher E. Forsmark, MD, AGAF, is a professor of medicine and chief of the gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition division at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Dr. Forsmark is also chair of the American Gastroenterological Association Pancreatic Disorders Section. He is a past president of the American Pancreatic Association and Florida Gastroenterologic Society. Dr. Forsmark has been an editor for several professional journals including Pancreas, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and International Journal of Pancreatology.

James Grendell, MD, AGAF, is the director of the Center for Pancreatic Diseases and director of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. Dr. Grendell has clinical expertise in acute and chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, pancreatic cystic neoplasms, IBS, cirrhosis and hepatitis. Dr. Grendell is a member of several professional organizations including the American Pancreatic Association and International Association of Pancreatology.

Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, is director of the Pancreatic Cyst Clinic and an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Lennon completed her gastroenterology fellowship in Edinburgh, Scotland, and her advanced endoscopy fellowship at Johns Hopkins. She has research interests in pancreatic cysts, proteomics and interventional endoscopy.

Willis Parsons, MD, is medical director of the Gastroenterology center at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. Dr. Parsons focuses on interventional GI procedures and the management of pancreaticobiliary disease. Dr. Parsons completed an ERCP fellowship at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He practices with the Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy in Arlington Heights.

Santhi Swaroop Vege, MD, FACG, practices in the gastroenterology and hepatology department of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Vege is a co-author of the American Gastroenterological Association's "Management of Acute Pancreatitis" guidelines. Dr. Vege has compiled a database of more than 200 patients with severe acute pancreatitis over a 10-year period. He has a clinical research interest in acute and general pancreatitis.

Scott Tenner, MD, MPH, FACG, is the director of Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy in New York. He is also director of the Greater New York Endoscopy Surgical Center and a clinical professor of medicine at the State University of New York. Dr. Tenner is co-author of the American Gastroenterological "Management of Acute Pancreatitis" guidelines. Additionally, he is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology board of trustees.

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, is chief of the gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition division at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Whitcomb leads a research group dedicated to understanding the mechanisms behind acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. His laboratory group was responsible for the discovery of the gene causing hereditary pancreatitis. Dr. Whitcomb co-founded the Center for Genomic Sciences, which formed the foundation of the Genomic and Proteomic Core Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh. He also co-founded the Midwest Multicenter Study Group, which has become the North American Pancreatic Study Group.

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