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Get to know our 116th president: John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF

AGA is in good hands with Dr. Inadomi — a renowned physician-scientist, beloved mentor, and respected academic leader.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our new president — Dr. John M. Inadomi — who will take over as our new president during AGA’s Annual Business Meeting on May 26, 2021.

Dr. Inadomi, an internationally recognized physician-scientist and beloved mentor, currently serves as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Prior to taking this prestigious leadership role in July 2020, Dr. Inadomi served for 10 years as GI division head at University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Inadomi’s leadership experience in academic medicine positions him for great success in his role as AGA president.  

A proud third-generation Japanese American, Dr. Inadomi was born and raised in Southern California. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in mechanical engineering and earned a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to building a strong reputation as a GI clinician and academic leader, Dr. Inadomi is a prolific and NIH-funded researcher focused on improving quality of care and the prevention and treatment of esophageal and colorectal cancer. He has been an active AGA member for over 25 years, serving in many leadership roles focused on AGA’s clinical portfolio. 

“John is an extraordinary person, an innovative scientist, a compassionate physician, a gifted mentor and an accomplished leader. These are difficult times — a raging pandemic and changing landscape in clinical practice delivery, education and training. AGA is evolving to meet these challenges and the new needs of its membership head on, and I know the whole GI community is in good hands with John guiding our organization,” said Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, AGAF, colleague and friend, and former AGA president (2019-2020). 

Read more about Dr. Inadomi’s life and contribution to the GI community in this Gastroenterology commentary, written by Dr. El-Serag. 

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