Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, FACG
Foregut Endotherapy: Cutting Edge Technology for 2020 and Beyond

Monday, October 26 | 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Virtual ACG 2020 Meeting Platform
Dr. Thompson

During The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture, Dr. Christopher Thompson will describe the new methods and technologies on the horizon for use in obesity, esophageal disorders, and gastroparesis.

Each year, the AJG Co-Editors-in-Chief invite a distinguished lecturer whose work and insights exemplify the commitment to excellence in clinical gastroenterology reflected in the pages of the College’s Red Journal. This year, Dr. Brian Lacy and Dr. Brennan Spiegel are proud that Dr. Thompson is the 2020 AJG Lecturer.

Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, FACG

The Director of Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program Director and is clinical faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Thompson’s clinical interests include endoscopic surgery in foregut conditions, pancreatobiliary disease, postsurgical complications, and bariatric endoscopy. He helped to pioneer the field of bariatric endoscopy and edited the first textbook on the subject. Most of his time is dedicated to performing these advanced endoscopic procedures, caring for patients in the ambulatory setting, and on gastroenterology inpatient consult service. He also concentrates on research activities in endoscopic surgery, with a focus on device development, endoscopic education, and clinical outcomes. He currently has active clinical, translational, bench, and large animal protocols. He has also led several multicenter clinical trials. His research has resulted in numerous patents, the development of new endoscopic procedures, and over 200 publications.

Some of his important clinical innovations include the development of new endoscopic techniques for treating pancreatic necrosis, gastric outlet obstruction, sleeve gastrectomy stenosis, pancreatojejunal anastomotic strictures, and postsurgical complications. In addition to these clinical innovations, he developed an endoscopic part-task simulator used by many fellowship programs. He was a founding member of the original NOTES working group and founding chair for the Association of Bariatric Endoscopy. He has mentored more than 20 fellows and established the first bariatric endoscopy fellowship.

About the American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture: The American Journal of Gastroenterology lecture was established in 2003 to provide a forum for the Editors of the College’s flagship scientific publication to select a key scientific topic for debate or discussion based on their evaluation of key controversies in clinical gastroenterology. The AJG Lecturer was chosen by the co-editors of The American Journal of Gastroenterology with approval from the ACG Educational Affairs Committee and the ACG Board of Trustees.