Meet new AGA President Dr. M. Bishr Omary

M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, will become the 115th president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute June 1.

Four things to know about Dr. Omary:

1. Dr. Omary is the senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and research at New Brunswick, N.J.-based Rutgers University.

2. He is a longtime AGA member. He chaired the AGA Institute Research Awards Panel, and served as a senior associate editor and editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology.

3. Dr. Omary sat on the AGA governing board for two years, first serving as vice president and then president-elect.

4. During his tenure, he wants to work with and for patients, gastroenterologists, researchers, trainees and other AGA members to overcome disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Omary said he'd "remain steadfast to AGA's vision, a world free from digestive diseases."

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