The primary research goal of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is to create scientific discoveries relevant to gastrointestinal and liver diseases and translate those discoveries into clinical practice. The division supports and maintains fundamental, laboratory-based research programs as well as clinical research programs focused on pathophysiology, epidemiology, innovative diagnostic tools and the conduct of clinical trials. The division supports robust career development opportunities for its investigators to ensure future success of its mission of providing the best care to every patient, every day.
In 2020, nearly half of the division's $66 million in research funding came from the National Institutes of Health. Industry partners, nonprofit foundations and Mayo Clinic — as well as generous gifts from our benefactors, patients and families — all support the research mission. In 2020, the division initiated 206 new clinical trials and published 582 articles, editorials and reviews.
Research topics span the breadth of gastroenterology and hepatology and include the study of novel treatments for liver and pancreatic diseases, investigation of new technologies used in the identification and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as irritable bowel syndrome and other motility disorders, developing and evaluating cutting-edge endoscopic technology and procedures, and much more.
- Darrell S. Pardi, M.D., is chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Rochester, Minnesota and a professor of medicine and physiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
- Harmeet Malhi, M.B.B.S., is the research chair for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus and a professor of medicine and physiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
- Vivek Kumbhari, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., is the chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida.
- Francis (Frank) A. Farraye, M.D., M.S., is the director of research for the division at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, as well as a Professor of Medicine with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
- Douglas O. Faigel, M.D., is the chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona and a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
- Rahul Pannala, M.D., is the division's research chair at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus and an associate professor of medicine with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.