DDW® Awards 2016
Drs. John Chang, Pradipta Ghosh, Bernd Schnabl Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation
All three are Associate Professors of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology. Visit their laboratories:
Dr. William Sandborn on 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List
Dr. William Sandborn, Professor and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is one of the two UC San Diego Department of Medicine researchers named on the 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego Medical Center's Gastroenterology & GI Surgery services in the top 25 in the nation for 2015-2016.
Gastroenterologists at UC San Diego Health are nationally recognized for their innovative care of people with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
We recognize how life-altering living with digestive disease can be. The Division of Gastroenterology works in multidisciplinary teams of specialists including endoscopists, oncologists, surgeons and radiologists.
Dr. Thomas Savides a 2015 Top Doctor
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Savides, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Clinical Service Chief and Chief Experience Officer for UC San Diego Health, who was named one of San Diego's 2015 Top Doctors in the annual survey by the San Diego County Medical Society and
San Diego Magazine.
Dr. Irine Vodkin Wins Top Honors at SDGI Fellows' Research Forum
Gastroenterology transplant hepatology fellow Irine Vodkin, MD, received the top rating for her presentation at the 2015 San Diego Gastroenterology Society Annual Fellows' Research Forum on March 18.
In the photo at left, Dr. Vodkin is pictured on the right with (from left) Drs. Wilson Kwong and Parambir Dulai.
Sheila Crowe, MD (left), director of research, with UC San Diego's GI Fellows group at the research forum. Dr. Samuel Ho, director of the division's training grant, is not pictured.
Dr. Sheila Crowe Elected Vice President of American Gastroenterological Association
Announcement from Dr. William J. Sandborn
It is with great pleasure that I share with you that
Dr. Sheila Crowe has been selected as Vice President of the
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). In this role, she will begin a 4-year term of service to the AGA, transitioning yearly from Vice President to President Elect to President and finally to Past President and Chair of the AGA Foundation.
This is perhaps the highest honor that a physician in our specialty can receive. It is a tremendous honor for Dr. Crowe, and for our entire division. I am so proud to have Dr. Crowe in our division. Please join me in congratulating her on this accomplishment.
William J. Sandborn, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
First Chief Experience Officer for UC San Diego Health: Dr. Thomas Savides
Dr. Thomas Savides, who has been appointed the first Chief Experience Officer for UC San Diego Health.
“We are excited to have Dr. Savides champion employee engagement and patient experience so that we can exceed our patients’ expectation in everything we do,” said Paul Viviano, former CEO of UC San Diego Health and Associate Vice Chancellor for UC San Diego Health Sciences.
In Memoriam: Martin F. Kagnoff, MD, 1914 - 2014
Beloved faculty member
Martin Kagnoff, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology, passed away November 14, 2014.
Drs. Sandborn, Savides Selected for San Diego Top Doctors List 2014
Dr. William Sandborn and
Dr. Thomas Savides, who are named once again on the San Diego
Top Doctors list.
Gastroenterologists at UC San Diego Health are nationally recognized for their innovative care of people with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We recognize how life-altering living with digestive disease can be. The Division of Gastroenterology works in multidisciplinary teams of specialists including endoscopists, oncologists, surgeons and radiologists.
U.S. News & World Report ranks our gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery services in the top 50 in the nation.
Congratulations to Dr. William Sandborn, GI Division Chief, who is named on the Thomson Reuters "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" list. Details from the
San Diego Union-Tribune
Distinguished Educator Award
The Distinguished Educator Award acknowledges exemplary educators in the field of gastroenterology. The AGA is proud to be awarding this honor to Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, Professor and Director of Research for the Division of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Crowe is being recognized at both a national and international level for her innumerable contributions as an educator, lecturer, and mentor, as well as for furthering the general population's awareness of Celiac Disease. Dr. Crowe has dedicated countless hours to the AGA through her work on the AGA Council and with the AGA Spring Postgraduate Course, and the AGA is proud to honor her accomplishments.
Dr. Kim Barrett Elected President of the American Physiological Society
Kim E. Barrett, PhD, AGAF, is president-elect of the American Physiological Society (APS).
The APS is the nation's premier nonprofit organization devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological science - the study of how molecules, cells, tissues, and organs function to create health or disease.
Dr. Barrett, former Editor-in-Chief of the
American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, will assume her new duties at the APS annual meeting being held April 21-25, 2012 in San Diego, CA.
Dr. John Chang Receives 2011 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
John Chang, MD, has received a 2011 NIH Director's New Innovator Award for his project, "Understanding the Basis for Cellular Diversity During Adaptive Immunity."
Dr. Chang's proposal will study fundamental mechanisms by which cell fate is determined during immune responses against microbes. Dr. Chang’s research group will receive $2.3 million over the next five years for the study.
Dr. Chang was among 49 scientists nationwide to receive the prestigious award this year, which funds research projects “that challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public." The study could have implications for improved vaccine strategies and suggest new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease.
The NIH Director's New Innovator Award addresses two important goals: stimulating highly innovative research and supporting promising new investigators. As part of NIH's commitment to increasing opportunities for new scientists, it created the NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the potential for unusually high impact. This award complements ongoing efforts by NIH and its institutes and centers to fund new investigators through R01 grants and other mechanisms.
The NIH Director's New Innovator Award program is different from traditional NIH grants in that it is designed specifically to support unusually creative new investigators with highly innovative research ideas at an early stage of an investigator’s career when they may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant.
The UCSD TV Production "Colon Cancer Screening - Health Matters" with Thomas J. Savides, MD, aired October 18, 2012.