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May 14, 2019

Remembering Dr. Emmet B. Keeffe

Share your memories of the former AGA president and join us for the AGA Emmet B. Keeffe Symposium at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) to pay tribute to a legend.

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Emmet B. Keeffe, MD, was a renowned liver professional and former AGA president who touched many lives as an exceptional mentor, colleague and friend.

Dr. Keeffe is often praised as a heavyweight scholar among colleagues, as well as a physician who modeled kindness as a priority in GI patient care.

“His professional life was a reflection of his love of humanity, dedication to the service of others, and devotion to the generation and communication of new knowledge,” wrote John Vierling, MD, and Lawrence Friedman, MD, in Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association following his unexpected death in 2011.

To continue his legacy, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University created a tribute video as part of the 4th Annual Emmet B. Keeffe Symposium last month at Stanford University. 

Learn more about Dr. Emmet Keeffe and his legacy




AGA honors Dr. Keeffe with an honorary liver symposium every year at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). Join us on Saturday, May 18, for the 2019 AGA Emmet B. Keeffe Symposium – Hepatitis A: It’s a Problem Again, 10-11:30 a.m., Room 3, San Diego Convention Center.

AGA members who considered Emmet a colleague and friend are sharing remembrances of his character and his work in hepatology. Read memories and share his influence on your life in the AGA Community forum.

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