Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University of Colorado’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally-renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver. 

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has world class faculty and staff making contributions to researchclinical trials, and nationally-recognized patient care. 

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is rapidly growing, with clinical practices throughout the state of Colorado and more than 80 researchers, physicians and staff, all working toward its vision to prevent and treat disease while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

Division News

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Edmundowicz who is being honored with a prestigious Crystal Award from the ASGE for: Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring! - Crystal Awards 2023 by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy!

Team 3: Mechanisms of immune protection and pathology by lymph node stromal cells lead by Dr. Tamburini was selected for the ASPIRE award. The team builds on established collaborations between CU Anschutz investigators (Tamburini, Morrison, Guthmiller, and Hesselberth) to (i) define mechanisms of interplay between LNSCs and immune responses, (ii) understand how viruses co-opt LNSCs to thwart immune responses, (iii) determine the consequences of antigen retention by LNSCs to B cell and T cell responses, and (iv) develop and apply the latest molecular tools to understand LNSC heterogeneity and function. The approaches will synergize to yield an in depth understanding of the consequences of LNSCs to immunity following infection and immunization.

Congratulations to Dr. Sachin Wani who is leading a study to test the effectiveness of a novel diagnostic tool to improve detection of early esophageal cancer! Dr. Wani has also received the ASGE Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award - Crystal Awards 2022 by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy!

Congratulations to Dr. Jordan Karlitz who was featured in an ABC news article for a study that we was a co-author on regarding the Shifts in the Proportion of Distant Stage Early-Onset Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in the United States!

Debbie Cheng, MD, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology was selected for ASGE LEAD 2022 class. The ASGE’s highly selective Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program for diverse women in gastroenterology gives female gastroenterologists an opportunity to enhance their leadership and career development skills through education, coaching and networking.

Calen Steiner, MD, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was recently published in the April 2022 issue of AGA. He is the lead author on “Biomarkers for the Prediction and Diagnosis of Fibrostenosing Crohn’s Disease: A Systematic Review,” which discusses how intestinal strictures are a common complication of Crohn’s disease. Biomarkers of these intestinal strictures would assist in their prediction, diagnosis, and monitoring.

Awards & Accomplishments

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Colorado for the 11th year in a row in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of hospitals, which were released last week. In specialty categories, UCH was nationally ranked in five categories: Diabetes and Endocrinology, No. 34; Ear, Nose and Throat, No. 47; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, No. 43; Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (ranked jointly with National Jewish Health), No. 2; and Rheumatology, No. 11.


Events & Conferences

Many of our Divisions hold weekly conferences. Division Conferences schedules.

Medicine Grand Rounds takes place in the AIP2, Conference Center Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend. Medicine Grand Rounds schedule.

The Research and Innovation Conference is held in Room AO1, Room 7000. RIC schedule


Contact Us
​Gastroenterology Clinic 

1635 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Crohn's and Colitis Center​
1635 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Hepatology Clinic
1635 Aurora Court 
Aurora, CO 80045

Academic Office
12631 E. 17th Ave. B158
Aurora, CO 80045