Department and Faculty
Esophageal Diseases Fellowship Co-Director Prasad G. Iyer, M.D.
Esophageal Interest Group Director David A. Katzka, M.D.
The Division of 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 50,000 endoscopic procedures in state-of-the-art facilities, using the latest equipment.
The division is organized around specialty 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.
In 1993, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology consolidated the care of patients with esophageal disorders by creating the Esophageal Interest Group and the Esophageal Clinic, with a staff of seven physicians. They are supported by an active group of surgeons from the Division of General Thoracic Surgery who work in close collaboration. The 40 to 60 patients seen weekly in the Esophageal Clinic have conditions that span the entire spectrum of esophageal diseases.
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 fields.
You have direct access to the gastroenterology and hepatology faculty at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, throughout your training.