John Baillie, MB ChB, MACG (1953-2018)
Dr. Baillie earned the distinction of MACG in October 2018. The College was deeply saddened to learn of his passing on October 29, 2018.
John Baillie, MB ChB, MACG was born on the Isle of Islay, Scotland, grew up in Glasgow, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Glasgow, where he met his wife, Alison, in 1977.
From 1981-1984, he was a Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and from 1984-1988 he received advanced training in therapeutic endoscopy at the Middlesex and University College Hospitals in London, where he developed particular interest in diseases of the biliary tree and pancreas.
In 1988, he returned to the USA as Associate Director of Endoscopy at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), and from 1994-2005 served as Director of the Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders Service at DUMC.
In 2005, Dr. Baillie moved to Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center. In 2015, he accepted a position as Director of Endoscopy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Baillie published and lectured extensively on therapeutic endoscopy, especially ERCP. His greatest love during his career was teaching, and he was grateful to have had the privilege of mentoring many gifted trainees along the way.
He was the recipient of Master Endoscopist (2001) and Distinguished Educator (2007) Awards from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr. Baillie had a long history of service to the ACG, proudly serving on the Board of Trustees (2000-2001), Board of Governors (1996-2000 and 2004-2010), Educational Affairs Committee (2006-2007), Research Committee (2006-2012), Credentials Committee (2007-2009), and as Associate Editor of The American Journal of Gastroenterology (1998-2006).
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