AGA recognizes 10 GIs, researchers for achievements & contributions to the field

The American Gastroenterological Association announced its annual recognitions, bestowing honors on 10 gastroenterologists and researchers for their contributions to the field.

The honorees will receive their awards at Digestive Disease Week 2019, May 18-21 in San Diego.

AGA Institute President David Lieberman, MD, said, "We are proud to announce the 2019 AGA Recognition Prize winners, who are just a few of the distinguished and talented members who help make AGA such an accomplished organization. We are honored that such esteemed individuals are representative of AGA."

The award winners:

1. Julius Friedenwald Medal, AGA's highest honor: John I. Allen, MD, MBA

Dr. Allen is a past AGA Institute president and a renowned expert in healthcare delivery and healthcare economics. He developed and led the AGA through its five-year strategic plan and helped grow AGA into the organization it is today. He is currently a clinical professor and chief clinical officer at Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medical Group at University of Michigan School of Medicine

2. Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science: Harry Greenberg, MD

3. William Beaumont Prize: Timothy Wang, MD

4. Distinguished Educator Award: Deborah Proctor, MD

5. Distinguished Clinician Award in Private Practice: Naresh Gunaratnam, MD

6. Distinguished Clinical Award in Clinical Academic Practice: Edward Loftus Jr., MD

7. Distinguished Mentor Award: Fred Gorelick, MD

8. Research Service Award: Ann Zauber, PhD

9. Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science: Sonia Kupfer, MD

10. Young investigator Award in Basic Science: Costas Lyssiotis, PhD

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