10 GI leaders to know | April

Here are 10 gastroenterologists Becker's ASC Review featured in April:

1. Bruce Sands, MD, heads the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz division of gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Sands' clinical research includes treating inflammatory bowel disease and clinical investigations of new therapeutics.

2. Susan Cummings, MD, is the chief of gastroenterology at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. Dr. Cummings is a clinical professor at Stanford (Calif.) University, and has specialized expertise in biliary disease.

3. Terrence A. Barrett, MD, is chief of the division of digestive diseases and nutrition at Lexington, Ky.-based UK Healthcare. Dr. Barrett specializes in treating complex inflammatory bowel disease. He also is participating in a National Cancer Institute trial for patients with colitis-induced dysplasia.

4. D. Montgomery Bissell, MD, is the chief of gastroenterology at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Bissell is the director of the hospital's liver center and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He leads the liver research laboratory at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

5. Elie Aoun, MD, is the gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition division chief at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network. Dr. Aoun also serves as the clinical access medical director at Allegheny Health and played a role in developing the Allegheny Health Network Center for Digestive Health's strategic vision. He works to improve patient access to care.

6. John W. Birk, MD, is the gastroenterology division chief and director of the gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship program at Farmington, Conn.-based UConn Health. Dr. Birk is an American College of Gastroenterology fellow. His research interests include endoscope design and GI bleeding. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

7. Madhavi Reddy, MD, of New York City-based Brooklyn Hospital Center, trains gastroenterology fellows and participates in colon cancer outreach programs in her roles as chief of the center's gastroenterology and hepatology division and director of the division's fellowship program. Dr. Reddy also is the center's director of endoscopy and director of the hepatology ambulatory care center.

8. Ritu Verma, MD, is the pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition section chief at UChicago Medicine.Dr. Verma's areas of expertise include treating pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. She has published articles in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Pediatrics and Nature Genetics, among others.

9. Cynthia Yoshida, MD, is a gastroenterologist at the Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Health System. She wrote No More Digestive Problems, the AGA's first consumer book on women's digestive health.

10. Ramon E. Rivera, MD, is the gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition chief at the University at Buffalo Department of Medicine.

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