The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition supports the mission statement and vision of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth by educating future gastroenterologists and hepatologists while offering the highest standard of clinical care. The academic offices for the division are located in McGovern Medical School building, in the world renowned Texas Medical Center.
The UT fellowship in clinical gastroenterology is approved by the Accredited Council for Medical Education (ACGME). Fellowship affiliated hospitals are: Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, Harris County LBJ General Hospital, and UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, which are dedicated to providing teaching, research and clinical activities at the highest standard. These affiliations provide the GI Fellow with exposure not only to a large and diverse population, but also to a faculty renowned in gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
As part of an academic health center, we have a robust research enterprise aimed at developing the latest treatments and diagnostics for our patients. The division supports an active clinical research staff and maintains close ties with the Clinical Research unit of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS). Our aim is excellence in the quest to be an acknowledged leader in the collaboration to treat, cure, and prevent diseases of the digestive tract and liver.
A broad spectrum of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology issues are encountered through the out-patient and consultative inpatient services at the hospitals. Procedures including upper and lower diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP, papillotomy, polypectomy, small bowel enteroscopy, double-balloon enteroscopy, esophageal, small bowel, and ano-rectal motility,and intestinal and liver biopsies are carried out in fully equipped inpatient and outpatient clinical gastroenterology suites with fluoroscopic capabilities. Outpatient gastroenterology services are seen at the UT-Memorial Hermann Digestive Disease Center located in the UT Professional Building and the LBJ Medicine clinic for gastroenterology. Patients with liver disease including those being evaluated for liver transplantation or followed after liver transplantation are seen at the UT- Memorial Hermann- Texas Liver Center and the LBJ Medicine clinic for gastroenterology.