Dr. Michael Camilleri named AGA president: 5 things to know

Michael Camilleri, MD, MPhil, MRCP, FACP, AGAF, has become the president of the American Gastroenterological Association. Here are five things to know about the AGA's new leader.

1. Dr. Camilleri is the 110th president of the AGA. He assumed the role at the close Digestive Disease Week in Washington, D.C. "I'm excited to embark on this leadership position and look forward to helping AGA members navigate the clinical landscape, from trainees to seasoned physicians," said Dr. Camilleri.

2. Dr. Camilleri is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also serves as the executive dean of the department of development at Mayo.

3. During his time as president, Dr. Camilleri aims to guide the organization in the implementation of the 2015 to 2020: AGA Strategic Plan. "Together with the AGA Governing Board and leadership cabinet, I will work tirelessly to implement the new AGA Strategic Plan, with the goal of continuing the advancement of education, research and innovation in the GI community," he said.

4. Dr. Camilleri has worked with the AGA in various roles over the past 25 years. He was the creator and first editor of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has also held a number of other editorial leadership roles.

5. He completed his medical degree at the University of Malta Medical School and underwent his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital in Malta. He underwent his gastroenterology and research training at the Hammersmith Hospital Royal Postgraduate School of Medicine in London.

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