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

The 2020 AGA Tech Summit, June 3-6, 2020, at the InterContinental San Francisco, will explore new technologies to reduce endoscopy-related infections, ergonomically-designed endoscopy suites, advances in capsule endoscopy and more. Register now.

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.

Industry Partners

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
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The center works to create guidance to help GIs navigate new technology and stay abreast of GI innovation.

Highlighted Activities

CGIT Leadership

Executive Committee

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.

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V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, (Chair), Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, University of California, Los Angeles

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Sri Komanduri, MD, AGAF, (Vice-Chair), Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) and Surgery (Gastrointestinal)  Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

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Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF, (Ethics Committee Liaison), Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia

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Peter Margolis, MD, AGAF, (Governing Board Liaison), Gastroenterologist, University Gastroenterology, Providence, Rhode Island

General Committee

Neelendu Dey, MD
Michael Docktor, MD
Sushovan Guha, MD, PhD, AGAF
Joo Ha Hwang, MD
Joshua Melson, MD
Craig Munroe, MD
Mythili Prabhu Pathipati, MD
Armita Sethi, MD
Reem Sharaiha, MBBS, MRCP, MS
Adarsh M. Thaker, MD
Fernando Velayos, MD, AGAF
Sachin Wani, MD
Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS

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:

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