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.

Find out the winner of the 2021 AGA Shark Tank, plus more updates from the 2021 Virtual AGA Tech Summit.

Highlighted activities

CGIT leadership

The vision of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is to foster innovation in clinical practice through education, collaboration, and disruption with the mission of improving health and outcomes of patients with digestive disorders.

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

Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE, (Vice Chair), Columbia University School of Medicine

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

Neelendu Dey, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Sushovan Guha, MD, MA, PhD, FASGE, AGAF, McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center

Simon C. Mathews, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Sravanthi Parasa, MD, Swedish Medical Center, Bellevue Washington

Mythili Pathipati, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jason B. Samarasena, MD, AGAF, University of California, Irvine

Monica Saumoy, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Princeton Junction

Allison Schulman, MD, MDH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,

Eric Shah, MD, MBA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Adarsh M. Thaker, MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Akbar K. Waljee, MD, AGAF, University of Michigan / Ann Arbor VA

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