Awardees and Special Lecturers

Over the last eighty years, the American College of Gastroenterology has developed a comprehensive program to acknowledge contributions made to the College and to GI patient care by outstanding individuals. Both the College’s Awards program and its special invited lectureships serve to recognize some of the leaders in the field of clinical gastroenterology.

Past and current awardees and special lecturers have made significant and lasting contributions to the profession of gastroenterology, as well as contributions to the quality of patient care that is available to persons afflicted with various GI conditions.

The Awards Committee solicits recommendations from the ACG membership for all awards. In May, the Awards Committee meets and develops its recommendations based upon those nominations and other recommendations that are received. In turn, the recommendations of the Awards Committee are discussed and acted upon by the ACG’s Board of Trustees. Similarly, invited guest lecturers are suggested by the President and the Chair(s) of the Annual Postgraduate Course. The prospective nominees are evaluated both by the Educational Affairs Committee, and subsequently, by the entire Board of Trustees. The appreciation and admiration of one’s peers is one of life’s finest honors, and the caliber of the awardees and special guest lecturers that have been selected each year certainly reflects the highest level of quality in the GI field.

This section will serve to generate both a fuller awareness and appreciation by all ACG members of the contributions made by each of our awardees and lecturers. We hope you will join with the College’s Board and Officers, and the countless GI patients who have benefited from their knowledge, in offering a hearty congratulations and thank you to this year’s honorees, whose careers and contributions are highlighted below.

Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award

The Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award (formerly the ACG Clinical Achievement Award) is presented to not more than one Member/Fellow in any year and is made in recognition of distinguished contributions to clinical gastroenterology over a significant period of time. Specific criteria include, in addition to a career of distinguished clinical practice of gastroenterology, contributions in patient care, clinical science, clinical education, technological innovation, and public and community service.

2013 Recipient: Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG | Bio and Photo

Past Recipients:

2012 David A. Johnson, MD, FACG
2011 Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG
2010 Roy K.H. Wong, MD, FACG
2009 Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG
2008 Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, MACG
2007 Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
2006 Seymour Katz, MD, MACG
2005 David B. Sachar, MD, MACG
2004 Alvin M. Zfass, MD, MACG
2003 Arthur H. Aufses, MD, MACG
2002 Cyrus E. Rubin, MD, MACG
2001 Jerome D. Waye, MD, MACG
2000 Bergein F. Overholt, MD, MACG
1999 Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
1998 Leslie H. Bernstein, MD, FACG
1997 Sidney J. Winawer, MD, MACG
1996 Burton I. Korelitz, MD, MACG
1995 David Y. Graham, MD, MACG
1994 Howard M. Spiro, MD, FACG
1993 F. Warren Nugent, MD, MACG
1992 Henry Janowitz, MD, FACG
1991 John T. Galambos, MD, MACG
1990 Leon Schiff, MD, FACG
1989 James L.A. Roth, MD, FACG
1988 J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG
1987 Leonidas Berry, MD, MACG

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is bestowed upon an ACG Member who has initiated or has been involved in numerous volunteer programs/activities or has provided significant volunteer service post-training. The service must have been performed on a completely voluntary basis and not for the completion of training or position requirements. Such service may include, but is not limited to, community educational programs (e.g. colon cancer awareness), working in free clinics, mentoring advocacy groups or local government committees, teaching in under-served schools related to health education, political work on committees for comprehensive health insurance or other issues. Nominations are solicited and reviewed by the Awards Committee with input from the Board of Governors. The recipient must be approved by the ACG Board of Trustees. The award will be given when appropriate at the ACG Annual Meeting and may not necessarily be given annually.

2013 Recipient: Richard T. McGlaughlin, MD, FACG | Bio and Photo

Past Recipients:

2012 March E. Seabrook, MD, FACG
2011 Joseph D. DiMase, MD, FACG

International Leadership Award

The International Leadership Award is given to a Fellow or Master of the ACG in recognition of outstanding and substantial contributions to gastroenterology, to the College and to the international gastroenterology community. Substantial contributions internationally may include, but are not limited to, the training of individuals from other countries who have gone on to become leaders in gastroenterology in their community, leadership in international organizations that has resulted in improvement in the care of patients, and participation in humanitarian efforts. Nominations are solicited and reviewed by the Awards Committee with input from the International Affairs Committee and the Board of Governors. The recipient must be approved by the ACG Board of Trustees. The award will be given when appropriate at the ACG Annual Meeting and may not necessarily be given annually.

2013 Recipient: Toshifumi Hibi, MD, PhD, FACG | Bio and Photo

Past Recipients:

2012 Flavio Steinwurz, MD, FACG
2011 Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, FACG

Masters of the American College of Gastroenterology

Because of their recognized stature and achievement in clinical gastroenterology and because of their contribution to the College in service, leadership, and education, the following individuals have been recommended by the Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees for designation as Masters.

2013 Masters Recipients:
David A. Johnson, MD, MACG | Bio and Photo
John J. Kelly, MD, MACG | Bio and Photo
Timothy T. Nostrant, MD, MACG | Bio and Photo
Roy K. H. Wong, MD, MACG | Bio and Photo

Past Recipients:
Edgar Achkar, MD, MACG
James L. Achord, MD, MACG
Arthur H. Aufses, MD, MACG
Luis Balart, MD, MACG
Simmy Bank, MD, MACG
Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG
Jamie S. Barkin, MD, MACG
K. Orrin Barrow, MBBS, MACG
Ivan T. Beck, MD., MACG
Gerald Becker, MD, MACG
Robert L. Berger, MD, MACG
J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG
Harold Bernhard, MD, MACG
Leslie H. Bernstein, MD, MACG
Leonidas H. Berry, MD, MACG
H. Worth Boyce, Jr., MD, MACG
Eugene M. Bozymski, MD, MACG
S. Philip Bralow, MD, MACG
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
W. Scott Brooks, MD, MACG
William D. Carey, MD, MACG
Donald O. Castell, MD, MACG
Sarkis J. Chobanian, MD, MACG
Harris R. Clearfield, MD, MACG
Edwin M. Cohn, MD, MACG
Henry Colcher, MD, MACG
Juan R. Colon-Pagan, MD, MACG
Angelo E. Dagradi, MD, MACG
David Dreiling, MD, MACG
Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG
Sudhir K. Dutta, MD, MACG
Atilla Ertan, MD, MACG
Richard G. Farmer, MD, MACG
Sidney M. Fierst, MD, MACG
Warren Finkelstein, MD, MACG
Joseph F. Fitzgerald, MD, MACG
Ira L. Flax, MD, MACG
Martin H. Floch, MD, MACG
P. Gregory Foutch, DO, MACG
James T. Frakes, MD, MACG
Barbara B. Frank, MD, MACG
Gerald Friedman, MD, MACG
John T. Galambos, MD, MACG
Martin D. Gelfand, MD, MACG
Franz Goldstein, MD, MACG
David Y. Graham, MD, MACG
Victor W. Groisser, MD, MACG
Frank A. Hamilton, MD, MPH, MACG
Theodore Hersh, MD, MACG
Chesley Hines, MD, MACG
Basil I. Hirschowitz, MD, MACG
Richard H. Hunt, MD, MACG
Walter H. Jacobs, MD, MACG
Robyn G. Karlstadt, MD, MACG
Seymour Katz, MD, MACG
James F. King, MD, MACG
Burton I. Korelitz, MD, MACG
Robert E. Kravetz, MD, MACG
Shiu-Kum Lam, MD, MACG
Eric R. Lee, MD, MACG
Sum P. Lee, MD, PhD, MACG
Suzanne Lemire, MD, MACG
Joseph W. Leung, MD, MACG
Myron Lewis, MD, MACG
Charles J. Lightdale, MD, MACG
Arthur E. Lindner, MD, MACG
Richard P. MacDermott, MD, MACG
Willis C. Maddrey, MD, MACG
Nirmal S. Mann, MD, MS, PhD, DSc, MACG
John McMahon, MD, MACG
Peter R. McNally, DO, MACG
George W. Meyer, MD, MACG
William A. Millhon, MD, MACG
H. Juergen Nord, MD, MACG
F. Warren Nugent, MD, MACG
Bergein F. Overholt, MD, MACG
Joel F. Panish, MD, MACG
John P. Papp, MD, MACG
Peter M. Pardoll, MD, MACG
Moses Paulson, MD, MACG
Daniel Pelot, MD, MACG
David A. Peura, MD, MACG
C. S. Pitchumoni, MD, MACG
John W. Popp, MD, MACG
Daniel H. Present, MD, MACG
Linda Rabeneck, MD, MACG
George B. Rankin, MD, MACG
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG
Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
Arvey I. Rogers, MD, MACG
William S. Rosenthal, MD, MACG
David B. Sachar, MD, MACG
Michael A. Safdi, MD, MACG
Richard E. Sampliner, MD, MACG
Melvin Schapiro, MD, MACG
Eugene R. Schiff, MD, MACG
Edward S. Schneir, MD, MACG
Bernard M. Schuman, MD, MACG
Marvin M. Schuster, MD, MACG
Ashok N. Shah, MD, MACG
Jerome H. Siegel, MD, MACG
E. Marvin Sokol, MD, MACG
Mitchell A. Spellberg, MD, MACG
Howard Spiro, MD, MACG
Radhika Srinivasan, MD, MACG
Frederick Steigmann, MD, MACG
Christan M. Surawicz, MD, MACG
Albert C. Svoboda, Jr., MD, MACG
Juan T. Tomasini, MD, MACG
Esther A. Torres, MD, MACG
Jorge E. Valenzuela, MD, MACG
Arnold Wald, MD, MACG
Joseph E. Walther, MD, MACG
Richard L. Wechsler, MD, MACG
Jerome D. Waye, MD., MACG
William E. Whitehead, PhD, MACG
C. Noel Williams, MD, MACG
David W. Williams, MD, MACG
Sidney J. Winawer, MD, MACG
Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, MACG
Alvin M. Zfass, MD, MACG

Minority Digestive Health Care Award

This ACG achievement award recognizes an ACG Member or Fellow whose work in the areas of clinical investigation or clinical practice has improved the digestive health of minorities or other underserved populations of the United States. These efforts can be shown by community outreach activities through clinical or educational programs, or research in an area of digestive disease that negatively impacts minority populations such as colorectal cancer, hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis and other GI cancers. The award will be given when appropriate and may not be given annually. Nominations are solicited and reviewed by the Awards Committee and the recipients must be approved by the ACG Board of Trustees.

2013 Recipient: Frank A. Hamilton, MD, MPH, MACG | Bio and Photo

Past Recipients:

2008 Abbasi J. Akhtar, MD, FACG
2007 LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD, FACG

Samuel S. Weiss Award

The Samuel S. Weiss Award was established as a service award in commemoration of the founding father of the College, Samuel S. Weiss, whose efforts and initiative resulted in the establishment of the College in 1932. It is presented periodically, and not necessarily annually, to a Fellow of the College in recognition of outstanding career service to the American College of Gastroenterology. Nominations are solicited and reviewed by the Awards Committee and the recipients must be approved by the ACG Board of Trustees.

2013 Recipient: Jack A. Di Palma, MD, FACG | Bio and Photo

Past Recipients:

2012 Martin H. Floch, MD, MACG
2011 Frank L. Lanza, MD, FACG
2008 Robert E. Kravetz, MD, FACG
2006 William D. Carey, MD, MACG
2005 David Y. Graham, MD, MACG
2004 Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG
2002 Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
2001 Joel E. Richter, MD, FACG
2000 Seymour Katz, MD, FACG
1998 Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, FACG
1997 Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD, MACG
1996 Arvey I. Rogers, MD, MACG
1995 Jerome D. Waye, MD, MACG
1994 J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG
1993 Arthur E. Lindner, MD, MACG
1992 Franz Goldstein, MD, MACG
1991 James L. Achord, MD, MACG
1990 Robert L. Berger, MD, FACG
1989 Angelo E. DaGradi, MD, MACG
1987 Joseph E. Walther, MD, MACG
1986 Richard L. Wechsler, MD, MACG
1984 John P. Papp, MD, MACG
1982 Daniel Weiss, BS, MA
1980 David A. Dreiling, MD, MACG
1978 Henry Colcher, MD, MACG
1976 Murrel H. Kaplan, MD, FACG
1974 Robert R. Bartunek, MD, FACG
1972 Milton J. Matzner, MD, FACG

Baker Presidential Lectureship

This lectureship was established by the family of the late Dr. Henry Baker, President of the College from 1960-1961. The lecture, which was given between 1974 – 2003, was intended to recognize a College member with a distinguished career in teaching and investigation. The final presentation of this lectureship was given by Dr. Loren Laine in 2003 at the ACG Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2004, a new lectureship, The David Y. Graham Lecture, was established by the College to replace the Baker Lecture.

Past Lecturers:
2003 Loren A. Laine, MD, FACG: Reducing NSAID-Induced GI Injury: Keeping the Gastroenterologist Home at Night
2002 David A. Lieberman, MD, FACG: Colonoscopy for Cancer Screening and Surveillance: Do We Have the Resources to Do Both?
2001 Bruce R. Bacon, MD, FACG: Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Implication of Gene Discovery on Pathophysiology & Clinical Practice
2000 Nicholas J. Talley, MD, FACG: Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2000: New Concepts, New Therapies, New Hope
1999 Sum P. Lee, MD, FACG: A Tale of Two Opossums and a Discussion on Gallstones
1998 Willis C. Maddrey, MD, MACG: Reflections on the Emergence of Hepatology
1997 Joseph B. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FACG: The Impact of Research on Clinical Gastroenterology During the 20th Century
1996 Barry J. Marshall, MD, FACG: H. pylori in the Year 2000
1995 Donald O. Castell, MD, MACG: Reflections of an Esophagologist
1994 Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG: Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
1993 Daniel H. Present, MD, MACG: Immunosuppressive Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
1992 Sidney J. Winawer, MD, MACG: The Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: Progress and Prospects
1991 Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG: Colitis in the Elderly
1990 Paul D. Webster, III, MD, FACG: Pancreatic Function and Disease at the Cellular Level
1989 David B. Sachar, MD, FACG: IBD — Back to the Future
1988 Melvin Schapiro, MD, MACG: The Community Hospital Gastroenterologist: Survival of the Species
1987 James L. Achord, MD, MACG: Nutrition, Alcohol and the Liver
1986 H. Worth Boyce, Jr., MD, MACG: Peroral Esophageal Dilation: Historical Perspective and Current Implications
1985 Jerome D. Waye, MD, MACG: The Colon Polyp — Promises, Problems, Prospects
1984 Burton I. Korelitz, MD, MACG: Pregnancy, Fertility and IBD
1983 David Y. Graham, MD, MACG: The Role of the Clinical Gastroenterologist in Research
1982 Bergein F. Overholt, MD, MACG: Socioeconomic and Political Future of Gastroenterology
1981 Frank P. Brooks, MD, FACG: Cortical Control of Gastrointestinal Function
1980 Richard G. Farmer, MD, MACG: Factors in the Long-term Prognosis of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
1979 Charles S. Lieber, MD, FACG: Potentiation of Drug-Induced Liver Injury by Chronic Alcohol Consumption
1978 John T. Galambos, MD, MACG: Surgery, Enzyme Kinetics and a Way of Life
1977 Francisco Villardel, MD, FACG: Cytological Diagnosis of Digestive Cancer
1976 William M. Lukash, MD, FACG: Experiences of a White House Physician
1974 F. Warren Nugent, MD, MACG: Crohn’s Colitis Comes of Age

The J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecturer

The J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecturer, formerly known as The Stuart Lecturer, is a person prominent in gastroenterology or a related area. This individual is nominated by the President and the appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

This lectureship was established in recognition of the significant contributions made by J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG, to clinical gastroenterology during his long and distinguished clinical and academic career. A nationally and internationally renowned physician and teacher, Dr. Berk also served as ACG President from 1975-1976.

2013 Lecturer: Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG – Avoiding Burnout: Finding Balance Between Work and Everything Else | Bio and Photo

Past Lecturers:
2012 Mark Feldman, MD, FACG: Is Gastric Secretion Still Relevant?
2011 Seymour Katz, MD, MACG: Management of the Elderly IBD Patient: A Wake Up Call
2010 Donald O. Castell, MD, MACG: Academic Mentoring
2009 Michael F. Sorrell, MD, FACG: Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist: Identical or Complementary?
2008 Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG: Advances in Colonoscopy: New Platforms, New Techniques, New Imaging Technology: What Do They Mean?
2007 M. Brian Fennerty, MD, FACG: Alice in Wonderland: The Endoscopist of the Future and the Gastrointestinal Mucosa Through the “New” Looking Glass
2006 Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG: Eosinophilic Esophagitis – New Disease or Old Friend in Disguise?
2005 Bruce R. Bacon, MD, FACG: Hereditary Hemochromatosis: What We Have Learned Since the Discovery of HFE
2004 Brian P. Saunders, MBBS, MD, MRCP: Colonoscopy in Evolution
2003 Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG: Demystifying Motility: Gut Motor Dysfunction in Clinical Practice
2002 Roger Williams, CBE, MD: Improved Treatments for Decompensated Liver Disease Including Liver Support Devices
2001 Richard P. MacDermott, MD, FACG: Immunology and Therapy of IBD
2000 Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG: Patients’ Attitudes and Apprehensions About Endoscopy: Calming Troubled Waters
1999 Marcia Angell, MD: Evaluating Media Stories of Health Risk
1998 Kees Huibregtse, MD, PhD: The Endoscopic Approach to Benign Bile Duct Strictures and Leaks
1997 David L. Wingate, MD: Small Bowel Motility Out of the Closet and into the Clinic
1996 Guido N. Tytgat, MD: Conditions Mimicking Crohn’s Disease
1995 David Y. Graham, MD, MACG: Peptic Ulcer Disease: The Rest of the Story
1994 Eugene R. Schiff, MD, MACG: Long Term Treatment of Chronic Viral C Hepatitis
1993 Jerome P. Kassirer, MD: Making Decisions With Patients: Finding and Fixing the Flaws
1992 Willis Crocker Maddrey, MD, MACG: Chronic Liver Disease – 1992
1991 Robert H. Blank: Rationing Medicine: Hard Choices in the 1990′s
1990 Vay Liang Go, MD: Brain-Gut Interaction: Relevance to Clinical Gastroenterology
1989 Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock: Liver Disease: The Next Decade
1988 Thomas Almy, MD (Hon.): The Gastroenterologist and the Graying of America
1987 John Fordtran, MD, FACG (Hon.): Recent Insights into the Pathogenesis of Chronic Diarrhea
1986 Henry D. Janowitz, MD, FACG: The Natural History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Therapeutic Decisions
1985 Norton J. Greenberger, MD, FACG: (Hon.): Pathophysiological Approach to the Patient with a Diarrheal Disorder
1984 Henri Sarles, MD: Management of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis
1983 Denis P. Burkitt, MD: The Role of Fibre in the Prevention of Common Intestinal Disease
1982 Howard M. Spiro, MD, FACG: From Parsnips to Pomegranates – A Look Back at Gastroenterology
1981 Basil I. Hirschowitz, MD, FACG: Clinical Perspectives of Gastric Secretion
1980 Charles E. Code, MD, FACG (Hon.): The InterDigestive Gastrointestinal Housekeeper
1979 Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, FACG (Hon.): The Relation Between HbsAG and Hepatic Carcinoma
1978 Charles S. Lieber, MD, FACG: Alcohol and the Liver – Progress Through 1978
1977 Joseph B. Kirsner, MD, FACG (Hon.): The Biomedical Problems Presented by Inflammatory Bowel Disease
1976 Basil C. Morson, MD, FACG (Hon.): Biopsy of the Colon and Rectum in Inflammatory Disease
1975 Thomas C. Chalmers, MD, FACG (Hon.): What Should Distinguish a Gastroenterologist?
1974 Lloyd M. Nyhus, MD, FACG (Hon.): New Frontiers in Treatment of Duodenal Ulcer
1973 Henry L. Bockus, MD, FACG: (Hon.): The Doctor Image
1972 Henry Colcher, MD, MACG: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1972
1971 Irving M. Arias, MD, FACG (Hon.): Jaundice – 1972
1970 Hans Popper, MD, FACG (Hon.): The Problem of Hepatitis
1969 Richard Marshak, MD, FACG: Ulcerative Granulomas and Ischemic Colitis
1968 David A. Dreiling, MD, MACG: Basic Mechanism in Pancreatic Secretion

Emily Couric Lecturer

The Emily Couric Annual Lecture was developed by the ACG, the Virginia Gastroenterogical Society and the Old Dominion Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates to honor Virginia State Senator Emily Couric, who died of pancreatic cancer in October of 2001. Senator Couric was a strong advocate for healthcare issues, particularly in her instrumental work to pass the nation’s first legislation mandating health insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening. The Emily Couric Lecturer is someone prominent in the field of GI cancer related topics. This individual is nominated by the President and the appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

2013 Lecturer: Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG – Can We Prevent Cancer in Barrett’s Esophagus? | Bio and Photo

Past Lecturers:
2012 Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG: Optimizing the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
2011 Robert H. Hawes, MD, FACG: Current Diagnosis and Management of Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
2010 David A. Johnson, MD, FACG: Colon Cancer Screening: Evolution to Eradication…
2009 Dennis J. Ahnen, MD: The Adenoma-Carcinoma Sequence Revisited – Has the Era of Genetic Tailoring Finally Arrived?
2008 Kenneth E.L. McColl, MD, FRSE: Why has Adenocarcinoma Moved from the Stomach to the Esophagus and Where Does Sex Come In To It All?
2007 Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG: Pancreatic Cancer: Present Understanding and Future Prospects
2006 Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG: What is Needed to Transform Colonoscopy into a Truly Protective Strategy Against Colorectal Cancer?

David Y. Graham Lecturer

The David Y. Graham Lecturer is a distinguished individual in the field of gastroenterology. The presenter is chosen by the President and is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. This named lectureship was established in 2004 in recognition of the many contributions to clinical gastroenterology by David Y. Graham, MD, MACG. The lectureship was made possible through a donation by Otsuka America, Inc., and Meretek Diagnostics, Inc. Dr. Graham gave the inaugural presentation.

2013 Lecturer: Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, FACG – Leadership in Medicine 2013: Do We Need a New Approach? | Bio and Photo

Past Lecturers:
2012 John S. Fordtran, MD, FACG: Factitious Disease
2011 Irving Waxman, MD, FACG: Endotherapy for Barrett’s Esophagus: Cure or Quagmire
2010 Grace H. Elta, MD, FACG: GI Training: Where is it Headed?
2009 Peter J. Kahrilas, MD, FACG: Esophageal Motor Disorders in Terms of High Resolution Pressure Topography: What Has Changed?
2008 Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG: Colon Ischemia: Respice, Adspice, Prospice
2007 Walter L. Peterson, MD, FACG: Evidence-Based Medicine: What Does it Mean for Gastroenterology – Present and Future?
2006 Amnon Sonnenberg, MD, MSc, FACG: The “Incredibly Simple” Solution to the Cohort Phenomenon of Peptic Ulcer
2005 Francis K.L. Chan, MD, FACG: Use of NSAIDs In A COX-2 Restricted Environment
2004 David Y. Graham, MD, MACG: Helicobacter pylori and Gastric Cancer: The Problem – The Solution

David Sun Lectureship in Postgraduate Education

The David Sun Lectureship in Postgraduate Education was established by Mrs. Sun in memory of her husband, Dr. David Sun, who died at the peak of his career. He was an outstanding gastroenterologist and investigator.

The Lecturer, with a distinguished background in gastroenterology or an allied field, is chosen by the Course Directors of the Postgraduate Program subject to the approval of the Educational Affairs Committee and the Board of Trustees.

2013 Lecturer: Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH – Gastroenterology and Public Health in the Era of Health Reform | Bio and Photo

Past Lecturers:
2012 Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG: Helping Your Patient by Helping Yourself: How to Improve the Patient-Physician Relationship
2011 Gregory B. Haber, MD, FACG: Challenges in ERCP: Lessons Learned
2010 Tom R. DeMeester, MD, FACG: Détente in the Therapy of GERD
2009 Fergus Shanahan, MD, FACG: Gut Microbes: From Bugs to Drugs
2008 William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG: The Future Direction of IBD Care
2007 H. Worth Boyce, Jr., MD, MACG: Esophageal Dilation: A Perspective of 45 Years of Experience: Pearl, Peril and Pitfalls
2006 Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, FACG: Natural Orifice Transgastric Endoscopic Surgery – Dawn of a New Era
2005 Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG: Optimizing the Impact and Safety of Colonoscopy in Colon Cancer Prevention
2004 Richard E. Sampliner, MD, FACG: Current Controversies in Barrett’s Esophagus
2003 Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG: Superior Mesenteric Arterial Emboli and Acute Mesenteric Ischemia: An Update
2002 Christina M. Surawicz, MD, FACG: The Differential Diagnosis of Colitis
2001 Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG: Chronic Diarrhea
2000 Teresa Wright, MD: Hepatitis C in the Next Decade
1999 Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG: New Therapies for the Treatment of IBD
1998 David Y. Graham, MD, MACG: Treatment of H. pylori
1997 Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, FACG: Alcoholic Liver Disease
1996 Rodger Haggitt, MD, FACG: Dysplasia in Ulcerative Colitis: A Twenty-Year Odyssey
1995 David B. Skinner, MD: Esophageal Surgery
1994 Thomas Starzl, MD: Gastrointestinal Organ Transplantation for the 1990′s: An Outcome Analysis. Can We Afford the Technology in the Era of Cost Containment?
1993 Cyrus E. Rubin, MD, FACG: Small Bowel Pathology
1992 Peter B. Cotton, MD, FACG: Malignant Obstructive Jaundice: A Real Challenge
1991 Sum P. Lee, MD, FACG: Pathophysiology of Gallstone Formation: Romancing the Stone
1990 Marvin Sleisenger, MD: GI Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host
1989 Laszlo Safrany, MD, FACG: Bile Ducts, Common Duct Stones, and Pancreatitis
1988 Scott J. Boley, MD: Colon Ischemia: The First Twenty-Five Years
1987 William Y. Chey, MD, FACG: Ulcerogenic Tumor Syndrome
1986 David H. Van Thiel, MD, FACG: Liver Transplant – The Role of the Gastroenterologist
1985 James W. Freston, MD, FACG: The Therapy of Peptic Ulcer Disease: Where Are We?
1984 Henri Sarles, MD: Pathogenesis of Alcoholic Chronic Pancreatitis – A Secretory Concept
1983 Thomas C. Chalmers, MD, FACG: The Clinical Trial
1982 Sidney J. Winawer, MD, MACG: Surveillance of GI Cancer
1981 Paul D. Webster, III, MD, FACG: Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
1980 Paul Sherlock, MD, FACG: Current Concepts of the Epidemiology and Etiology of Colorectal Cancer
1979 I. N. Marks, MD, FACG: Crossroads in Peptic Ulcer Therapy
1978 Rosalyn S. Yalow, PhD: Radioimmunoassay in Gastroenterology
1977 J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG: New Dimensions in the Laboratory Diagnosis of Pancreatic Disease