Groundbreaking surgery at OU Children's Hospital & other GI news

Here are three gastroenterologists featured in Becker's ASC Review this past week:

Adnan Altaf, MD, performed the first "awake endoscopy" procedure at Oklahoma City's OU Children's Hospital, examining the esophagus of a 12-year-old boy.

The Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute named pediatric gastroenterologist Karen F. Murray, MD, as its new chair, as well as the physician-in-chief of Cleveland Clinic Children's and president of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation.

Stanford (Calif.) University researchers created a blood-based colorectal cancer test that they'll soon begin testing clinically. Stanford professors Uri Ladabaum, MD, and Shan Wang, and graduate student Jared Nesvet, created the test.

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