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August 15, 2018

Mayo Clinic announces new president and CEO: Gianrico Farrugia, MD

Congrats to longstanding AGA member Dr. Farrugia on this accomplishment.

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The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has announced that Gianrico Farrugia, MD, vice president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida, will take over as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic at the end of the year. AGA congratulates Dr. Farrugia on this accomplishment.   Here’s three reasons why AGA is excited by this news:  
    1. Dr. Farrugia is an accomplished GI investigator. Dr. Farrugia runs an NIH-funded translational laboratory focused on disorders of GI motility. The aim of Dr. Farrugia’s work is to understand at a cellular, subcellular and molecular level how the normal functions of the GI tract determine the defects that result in diseases such as diabetic gastroparesis, slow transit constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which will ultimately lead to new strategies to treat these diseases by developing targeted disease-modifying agents.
 
    1. Dr. Farrugia is an alumni of the AGA Research Foundation Research Scholar Award program. Dr. Farrugia received his Research Scholar Award in 1994 for his project titled “Jejunal Smooth Muscle Ion Channel Regulation in Health and Disease.”
 
    1. Dr. Farrugia has given back to AGA both with his time — serving on the AGA Nominating Committee, AGA Institute Council, and Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology editorial board — and by contributing, with his wife Geraldine Farrugia, to the AGA Research Foundation at the highest level as an AGA Legacy Society member.
    Join AGA members in congratulating Dr. Farrugia in the AGA Community.  
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