Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Message from the Chief
W. Ray Kim, MD, Division Chief
Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, a progressive center of excellence dedicated to advances in laboratory and clinical science, state-of-the art clinical care, and the education of future leaders in digestive and liver diseases. The Division is renowned for its pioneers in fundamental research and we continue this tradition with our wide array of ongoing investigative studies, including translational research dedicated to improving the lives of patients with complex gastrointestinal and liver disease. The education and training of future leaders in our specialty has and always will be an integral part of our mission. see more.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a long tradition of major contributions in basic research, a new commitment to clinical and outcomes research, a track record of training fellows for academic careers, and a longitudinal commitment to providing care for patients with complex gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
The faculty care for patients at the following three sites
- Stanford University Medical Center
- Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System,
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Gastroenterology & Hepatology News
If You've Ever Had to Go Number 2 on a Run, Here's Why — and How to Avoid It
If you've ever been midway through a run and experienced a familiar, need-a-bathroom-right-now feeling in the pit of your stomach, you're not alone. That dire need to go "number two" is what's known as runner's trots, and it's led to the tried-and-true tradition of plotting running routes with bathroom stops. more
The IBD and Family Program started with a patient that Sarah Streett, MD, clinical associate professor of gastroenterology and hepatology and Aarti Rao, MD, a GI fellow, shared...
--Is colorectal cancer striking younger people? New study suggests yes
Stanford researchers find that colorectal cancer is being diagnosed at later stages in younger patients, suggesting the risk of the disease is growing. Reinier Meester, postdoctoral research fellow in gastroenterology and hepatology, is the lead author. read more
Breakthrough Moments: Dr. Aida Habtezion is Collaborating for A Cure
The Rainin Foundation Synergy Awards has given Faculty researchers in our division the platform for collaboration to make a difference in IBD. Our Faculty members, Aida Habtezion, Sid Sinha, Sarah Streett and Stephan Rogalla are all mentioned in the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s year in review.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is committed to finding solutions that add value to the lives of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. A gift to the division supports our ongoing research and helps educate future gastroenterologists and hepatologists via our ACGME-accredited fellowship training program.
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