Department and Faculty

Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. It is the largest practice of its kind in the United States. In any given year, members of the Division perform approximately 35,000 minimally invasive, endoscopic procedures in state-of-the-art facilities.

The division is organized around interest groups oriented toward disease processes, organ systems, procedures or patient groups. Clinical expertise is integrated with the newest forms of established and experimental diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Patient care is provided by teams of physicians and other health-care staff with broad expertise in all forms of gastroenterological and hepatobiliary diseases.

Because of our recognition that high-quality care depends upon scientific discovery, major research programs at the basic, applied and translational levels exist to generate new knowledge that ultimately improves patient care.


Faculty members engaged in cancer-related activities participate in regular meetings of the GIH Cancer Interest Group. Patients with premalignant or malignant conditions are managed in the Esophageal, Gastrointestinal Neoplasia, Hepatobiliary Neoplasia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Pancreas clinics, with routine and complex endoscopic procedures performed by highly trained staff.

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the Gastroenterology & Hepatology faculty at Mayo Clinic in Rochester throughout your training.

Advisors and Mentors

You will work closely with a faculty advisor who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your advisor also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting Professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during morning lectures and at noon conferences and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

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