AGA Center for GI Innovation & Technology
The AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology supports innovation and the development of new technology in gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and obesity by guiding medical device and therapeutics innovators through the technology development and adoption process.
Registration is now open for the 2020 AGA Tech Summit
Attendees will continue to enjoy discussions from leading experts on current innovations and trends as well as annual events such as:
- Innovation Poster Session.
- Shark Tank.
- Entrepreneur/Innovator Consultations.
- GI Fellows Program.
- New this year, due to the growth and role of digital health, the Tech Summit will host a Digital Health Fair and half day workshop focused on the role of digital health in GI and digestive diseases (separate registration is required, and space is limited).
Get to know the center
AGA is committed to advancing innovation in GI and putting new technology into practice. That’s why we developed the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology. The center is a key resource for industry and physician innovators developing new technology in GI, as well as FDA and other regulatory groups involved in the device approval and adoption process. The center’s main goal is to ensure the needs of gastroenterologists and patients are met with each new technology.
Center chair V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, and vice-chair Sri Komanduri, MD, AGAF, share an update on the center.
The center offers a wide range of services that support the development and adoption of new technologies. We make use of an extensive physician and research network with a broad spectrum of expertise to help guide companies through the GI device development process. Let’s work together to advance innovation in GI.
- Objective reimbursement assessment and recommendations
- Assessment of peer-reviewed literature
- Clinical study design and development
- Identification of experts
The executive committee serves as the governing body that oversees all operations of the center; including the successful implementation, monitoring and ongoing management of resources and activities related to the center.
Sri Komanduri, MD, AGAF, (Chair), Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) and Surgery (Gastrointestinal) Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, (Past Chair), Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, University of California, Los Angeles
Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF, (Ethics Committee Liaison), Professor of Clinical Medicine, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Peter Margolis, MD, AGAF, (Governing Board Liaison), Gastroenterologist, University Gastroenterology, Providence, Rhode Island
Friends of the Center
Friends of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is a distinction given to those companies that make a significant multi-year financial commitment to support the center’s global efforts of fostering innovation and technology in digestive and metabolic diseases.
AGA thankfully acknowledges:
Neelendu Dey, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Sushovan Guha, MD, MA, PhD, FASGE, AGAF, McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center
Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD, FASGE, Stanford University
Simon C. Mathews, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Joshua Melson, MD, AGAF, Rush University Medical Center
Craig Anthony Munroe, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Mythili Pathipati, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jason B. Samarasena, MD, AGAF, University of California, Irvine
Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE, Columbia University School of Medicine
Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Adarsh M. Thaker, MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Rena Hiren Yadlapati, MD, University of California, San Diego