Welcome to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Division of Gastroenterology (GI) and Hepatology! I am excited to serve as the Division Head of this exceptional community of faculty, trainees, and staff. We are bursting with pride as we showcase the exceptional people and programs that define our division. Within our ranks, you will find experts in general gastroenterology, passionate physicians and advocates for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), highly-skilled interventional endoscopists, and dedicated professionals specializing in general and transplant hepatology. Furthermore, our basic science and clinical research programs are internationally recognized in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology discovery.
Our training and education programs offer a comprehensive range of opportunities, including general gastroenterology, interventional endoscopy, transplant hepatology, and our recently established IBD fellowship. These programs are designed to nurture the next generation of talented physicians and researchers in our field. We are committed to mentoring a diverse group of trainees to become leaders in the field. Indeed, we develop and deliver some of the top gastroenterology and endoscopy courses in the nation.
At the University of Colorado, we spare no effort in providing state-of-the-art endoscopic technology, imaging modalities, gastrointestinal motility assessment, liver transplant evaluation, and supporting resources for all gastrointestinal and liver diseases. From advanced diagnostic tools to cutting-edge treatment options, we ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care. We collaborate with departments/schools across campus to build clinical care and research programs in GI cancer, IBD, liver transplant, and GI motility.
At the heart of our division is the DART research program, a thriving initiative that supports a menu of more than 50 clinical trials. This commitment to research allows us to offer patients groundbreaking therapy and advances the field to the cutting edge of gastroenterology and endoscopy. Our basic and translational science researchers are supported with more than $32 million in federal funding and are at the epicenter of innovation and discovery in GI cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal inflammation, liver immunology and intestinal fibrosis.
While our facilities and research program are impressive, we believe the true prize of our program lies in our people. Our division is comprised of compassionate healthcare professionals who are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of their patients, trainees, and each other.
We invite you to explore our division and discover the excellence that defines the University of Colorado Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Our goal is to create a diverse, as well as inclusive culture, and together shape the future of gastrointestinal and liver health.