Future Leaders Program

AGA relies heavily on the engagement and expertise of volunteer leaders for the development of strategic initiatives and the execution of programs. As such, there is a need to ensure a healthy pipeline of future leaders.

Help Shape the Future of GI

The Future Leaders Program provides a pathway within the organization for selected participants to network, connect with mentors, develop leadership skills and learn about AGA’s governance and operations while advancing their careers and supporting the profession.

Class of 2020


  • Suraia Boaventura Barclay, MD, AGAF
  • Kim E. Barrett, PhD, AGAF
  • Robert Brown Jr., MD, MPH, AGAF
  • Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
  • Sushovan Guha, MD, PhD, AGAF
  • C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, AGAF
  • John Y. Kao, MD, AGAF
  • Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, AGAF
  • James M. Scheiman, MD, AGAF

Future Leaders

  • Christen Klochan Dilly, MD, MEHP
  • Daniel Freedberg, MD, MS
  • Wendy A. Henderson, PhD
  • Ruben Hernaez, MD, MPH, PhD
  • Animesh Jain, MD
  • Avinash Ketwaroo, MD
  • Bharati Kochar, MD, MSCR
  • David Leiman, MD, MSHP
  • James Lin, MD
  • Michelle Long, MD
  • Aimee Lucas, MD, MS
  • Miguel Malespin, MD
  • Simon C. Mathews, MD
  • Karthik Ravi, MD
  • Florian Rieder, MD
  • Kyle Staller, MD, MPH
  • Christina Twyman-Saint Victor, MD
  • Ryan Ungaro, MD, MS

Program schedule

Dr. Garman shares leadership development experience

AGA member, Katie Garman, MD, shares her experience with the AGA Future Leaders Program and the profound results that followed.

AGA Future Leaders Program Receives National Recognition

Program recognized for building the GI workforce and encouraging innovation in the field.

Governing Board Update: Future Leaders Program

AGA unveiled the program and its 18-member inaugural class this March.

Future Leaders Share their Visions for AGA

Over the past several months, future leaders worked in teams of two along with their mentors to develop proposals that support AGA’s strategic goals.

Tips for Carving Out a Leadership Role in GI

AGA experts offer advice on what it takes to become a leader in GI.

Program Chairs

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Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MSc, AGAF, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medicine and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Sheryl Pfeil MD, AGAF, Professor of Clinical Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center