Dear colleagues and friends,
I write to introduce myself as your new AGA Perspectives editor. I was born and raised in Lebanon, where I obtained my MD degree from the American University of Beirut in 1996, before moving to the United States. I completed a residency in internal medicine, fellowship in gastroenterology, and earned a master’s degree in clinical research, all at Indiana University. I have been a member of the Indiana University faculty since 2004, and wear several hats in clinical service, teaching, research, and administration.
With our ever-evolving GI field, we are in need of a publication which presents relevant scientific information, keeps us on top of changing regulatory and reimbursement landscapes, tackles controversial topics, and at the same time is not just another tedious addition to the piles of material we have to read. AGA Perspectives is the rare breed which accomplishes all this and more, and I speak from personal experience both as a regular reader and previous contributor.
As the new editor, I will follow the high standards set by my predecessor Dr. Gary Falk, and work on further innovating and advancing AGA Perspectives. Be on the lookout for new sections highlighting top publications in AGA journals, commentaries on the popular debates section, and more hot-button articles by thought leaders and experts. Most importantly, I want to keep AGA Perspectives topical and relevant to each of you, and encourage you to reach out with ideas, suggestions, and yes, your own perspective.