Dr. Michael Gregory Sarr received his undergraduate training at Colgate University and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, finishing in 1976. He did a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic for two years and a further postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining the staff at the Mayo Clinic in 1985. He is currently the Chair of the Division of General and Gastroenterologic Surgery. He is a member of the American Motility Society, American Physiological Society, and most of the major surgical societies.
Dr. Sarr's current research interests include in vivo and in vitro control of smooth muscle contractile activity with a primary interest in extrinsic neural control. His research projects also investigate the enteric physiology of the transplanted gut using in vivo and in vitro animal models.