Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Section Overview

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The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine specializes in medical education, research and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract and liver diseases. 

The Section offers numerous opportunities for physician training at all stages, from medical student education to continuing medical education.  We have a comprehensive, highly sought-after fellowship training program that offers clinical and NIH T-32 funded research-training tracks.

The Section research mission crosscuts basic, translational, clinical and health services research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Texas State, Foundation, and Industry grants. The Section continues to be the clinical home for the NIH funded Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center (TMC DDC), one of 17 federally funded centers focusing on research in GI diseases.  The TMC DDC Center facilitates ongoing digestive diseases research, promotes translational research between basic and clinical areas, develops new projects, nurtures new investigators, and provides GI educational activities. The Section also serves as the home for the new Texas Collaborative Center for Hepatocellular Cancer (TeCH)
 

Our top‐notch faculty provides high quality, compassionate healthcare at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where we continuously introduce innovations in our practices, including cutting edge advanced endoscopic procedures and multidisciplinary treatment of complex GI disorders. We also offer several specialized centers including Barrett's Esophagus Center and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. The Baylor College of Medicine Advanced Endoscopy and Liver Transplant Programs are one of the nation's best.

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Chief's Message

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View a message from the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Chief, Dr. Fasiha Kanwal.

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Healthcare

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Our Gastroenterology Clinic, located at the Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, is home to a strong group of caring specialists in the field of digestive tract and liver diseases. The group offers evaluation and endoscopy for a full spectrum of gastrointestinal complaints.

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Education

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We offer numerous opportunities for physician education at all stages, including courses in medical school, fellowships, as well as the highly successful Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review Course.

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Research

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The section conducts studies into a wide range of digestive and liver diseases, including Barrett's esophagus, colorectal and hepatocellular cancer, and Crohn's disease.