About Us

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

Our screening and diagnostic services use the most advanced equipment for indicated procedures. We also offer several specialized centers including the Barrett's Esophagus Center, and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. The Baylor College of Medicine Liver Transplant Program is one of the nation's best. 

The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology participates in research through the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center. The 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 of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers numerous opportunities for physician training at all stages from medical student education to continuing medical education. The gastroenterology fellowship training program is accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialties.

Mission and Vision

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Mission statement and vision

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) consists of more than 80 employed or volunteer faculty, 18 post-graduate fellows, and more than 35 staff. The Section takes pride in being a dynamic section within the Department of Medicine (DoM) and comprises a diverse team whose focus areas span various combinations of the patient care, research and education missions.

Working in alignment with the DoM strategic plan, the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section also strives to achieve more scientific breakthroughs and create more knowledge; to provide excellent clinical services in new and better ways including patient centered care, population health and precision medicine; to educate, train and recruit high quality talent more effectively; and to contribute more to the many communities we serve.