Show your colleagues, staff and patients
your commitment to the profession.

Since the College’s inception in the mid 1930’s, the designation of Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG), has been bestowed upon select members in recognition of significant professional achievement and superior competence within the field of gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, gastrointestinal radiology, or gastrointestinal pathology. The FACG designation represents achievements that highlight your dedication to your profession.

To Advance to Fellow, you must meet certain requirements:

  • Demonstration of scholarly activities, which include continuing education experience, professional leadership, and excellence in the fields of clinical practice and/or academic medicine.
  • Current uninterrupted membership or international membership in the College for a period of no less than five years (post Resident/Trainee Membership).
  • Minimum of 3 distinct* CME programs sponsored by the ACG within the last six years (*Attendance at multiple courses in the same meeting, e.g. PG Course and Annual Meeting, or Regional Meeting plus Hepatology School counts as one program.)
  • Evidence of ongoing involvement in ACG activities such as Committees, Courses, Annual Meeting attendance, etc.
  • Letters of recommendation by two Fellows of the College. The letters should, at a minimum, include:
    • How well you know the applicant (in what capacity, for how long, etc.)
    • Qualifications that justify Fellowship, specifically describing the applicant’s scope of practice, their strengths, including:
      • Research and publications
      • Teaching
      • Clinical care
      • Medical leadership
      • Community service related to Gastroenterology
    • The candidate’s integrity and moral character
    • Activities in the College, such as Committee service, presentations, etc.
    • A means of contact if the Committee has questions
  • Documentation of initial certification by one or more of the following specialty boards recognized by the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association: American Board of Internal Medicine (subspecialty Boards in Gastroenterology), or its equivalent, e.g., American Board of Pediatrics (subspecialty Board in Gastroenterology), American Board of Surgery, American Board of Radiology, American Board of Pathology, the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine or the Canadian equivalent qualifications, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • Application fee of $50
  • Annual Membership dues of $325

Benefits of Fellowship of ACG:

  • You can run for elected office on the Board of Governors
  • You can serve as the Chair of an ACG Committee
  • You can be nominated for the Board of Trustees
  • You can be nominated for a Master Award or the Samuel S. Weiss Award

Additional Benefits:

  • Add FACG in your title, on business cards, and on your CV
  • Recognition in the ACG Magazine, on the ACG website and at the Annual Meeting
  • Certificate of Advancement to Fellowship signed by the ACG President and Secretary

Members who Advanced to Fellowship This Year

Deepak Agrawal, MD , FACG
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, FACG
Christopher V. Almario, MD, FACG
Olga C. Aroniadis, MD, FACG
Bhavna N. Balar, MD, FACG
Cheryl L. Bascom, MD, FACG
Kalyan R. Bhamidimarri, MD, FACG
Neil M. Brodsky, MD, FACG
Freddy Caldera, DO, FACG
Michael J. Cassidy, MD, FACG
Abdul El Chafic, MD, FACG
Aline Charabaty, MD, FACG
Chien-Huan Chen, MD, FACG
Reena V. Chokshi, MD, FACG
Steven B. Clayton, MD, FACG
Parakkal Deepak, MD, FACG
Adam C. Ehrlich, MD, MPH, FACG
Hossam El-Din S. Ibrahim, MD, FACG
Shanti L. Eswaran, MD, FACG
Suliman S. Fedail, MD, FACG
Scott L. Gabbard, MD, FACG
Swapna Gayam, MD, FACG
Karin S. Gilkison, MD, MPH, FACG
Mohit Girotra, MD, FACG
Nirmala Gonsalves, MD, FACG
Ari Grinspan, MD, FACG
Elizabeth S. Huebner, MD, FACG
Brian C. Jacobson, MD, FACG
Randhir Jesudoss, MD, FACG
Michael Kappelman, MD, FACG
Steven R. Kessler, DO, FACG
Rashid H. Khan MD, FACG
Jami A. Kinnucan, MD, FACG
Annapurna D. Korimilli, MD, FACG
Naresh Kumar, MD, FACG
Jonathan D. LaPook, MD, FACG
Scott Larson, PhD, FACG
Linda S. Lee, MD, FACG
David Limsui, MD, FACG
Jasbir S. Makker, MD, FACG
Sarah K. McGill, MD, FACG
Manoj K. Mehta, MD, FACG
Kiran R. Nakkala, MD, FACG
Ken O. Obi, MD, FACG
Patrick I. Okolo III, MD, FACG
Mojtaba Olyaee, MD, FACG
Endashaw Omer, MD, FACG
Ganiyat K. Oyeleke, MD, FACG
Kallipatti R. Palaniswamy, MD, FACG
Stephen Park, MD, FACG
Amit Patel, MD, FACG
Joel R. Pekow, MD, FACG
Shanjan Peter, MD FACG
Anjana A. Pillai, MD, FACG
Donald J. Portocarrero, MD, FACG
Jose A. Quiros, MD, FACG
Vijay Kumar Rai, MD, FACG
Girish S. Rao, MD, FACG
Sushil Rattan, MD, FACG
Jean-Pierre Reinhold, MD, FACG
Yolanda Rivas, MD, FACG
Lawrence S. Rosenthal, MD, FACG
Sashidhar V. Sagi, MD, FACG
Hrishikesh V. Samant, MD, FACG
Dalbir S. Sandhu, MD, FACG
Vivek Saraswat, MD, FACG
Eric Shah, MD, FACG
Sunil Sheth, MD, FACG
Muhammad A. Sohail, MD, FACG
John Sotiriadis, MD PhD, FACG
Jennifer Spanier-Stiasny, FACG
Amy N. Stratton, DO, FACG
Kapeel R. Tarwani, MD, FACG
Oscar Teramoto-Matsubara, MD, FACG
Arvind J. Trindade, MD, FACG
Peter M. Varunok, MD, FACG
Kenneth J. Vega, MD, FACG
Julie Yang, MD, FACG
Andres J. Yarur, MD, FACG