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San Diego, CA (May 24, 2016) — Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF, of Columbia University will begin his term as the 111th president of AGA Institute immediately following Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016.
Dr. Wang has been an active AGA member since 1986 serving on several boards including AGA By-Laws Committee, AGA Public Policy Committee and most recently as chair of the AGA Institute Research Policy Committee and member of the AGA Governing Board as president elect.
“Health care and gastroenterology are changing. I’m thrilled to lead AGA and represent the needs of the GI community as we navigate a rapidly evolving system shaped by innovation, regulation, scarce research funding and practice in a consumer-driven setting,” said Dr. Wang.
Dr. Wang received his BA from Williams College, Williamstown, MA, and his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Dr. Wang completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, in Saint Louis, MO, and his research fellowship in medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Wang has served as chief, division of digestive and liver diseases and the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center since 2005.
Dr. Wang has won numerous awards for his work, including the AGA senior research fellow award, AGA Robert & Sally Funderburg Gastric Cancer Award and Steven Krane Lectureship for Outstanding Young Investor. He has served as associate editor for AGA’s publications Gastroenterology and GI & Hepatology News, as well as editor in chief for Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. To learn more about Dr. Wang, read the Gastroenterology article detailing his early life, academic background, history and awards at AGA and beyond.
About the AGA Institute
The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.www.gastro.org.
About Digestive Disease Week®
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the AGA Institute, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), DDW takes place May 21-24, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center, CA. The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. More information can be found at www.ddw.org.