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. 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
Survey: Reproductive counseling is often MIA in IBD
REPORTING FROM THE CROHN’S & COLITIS CONGRESS
LAS VEGAS – Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can disrupt both fertility and pregnancy, especially if it’s not fully controlled, and there’s a risk that the condition can be passed onto an unborn child. Still a new study suggests many patients with IBD don’t receive appropriate reproductive counseling. continue reading
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.
An aspiring surgeon and an aspiring stem cell biologist, both currently medical students at Stanford, are among the winners of this year’s Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
Physicist and university provost Persis Drell will be the keynote speaker at this year’s medical school’s graduation ceremony.
Sylvia Plevritis, director of the Stanford Center for Cancer Systems Biology, has been tapped to lead the Department of Biomedical Data Science.
Some viruses sequester antibiotics in the lungs of CF patients, possibly helping drug-resistant bacterial infections develop in the face of large antibiotic doses, a Stanford-led study has shown.
The Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection will use the grant to try to improve the seasonal flu vaccine by analyzing the human immune system in-depth.
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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