AGA Welcomes New President Timothy Wang

Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF, of Columbia University began his term as the 111th president of AGA Institute immediately after Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016 this May.

Dr. Wang has been an active AGA member since 1986, serving on the AGA By-Laws Committee, AGA Public Policy Committee and most recently as chair of the AGA Institute Research Policy Committee and member of the AGA Governing Board as president-elect.

“Health care and gastroenterology are changing. I’m thrilled to lead AGA and represent the needs of the GI community as we navigate a rapidly evolving system shaped by innovation, regulation, scarce research funding and practice in a consumer-driven setting,” said Dr. Wang.

Dr. Wang received his BA from Williams College, Williamstown, MA, and his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, MO, and his research fellowship in medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Wang has served as chief of the division of digestive and liver diseases and the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center since 2005.

Dr. Wang has won numerous awards for his work, including the AGA senior research fellow award, AGA Robert & Sally Funderburg Gastric Cancer Award and Steven Krane Lectureship for Outstanding Young Investigator. He has served as associate editor for AGA’s publications Gastroenterology and GI & Hepatology News, as well as editor-in-chief for Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology.

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