Welcome to the UTHealth Houston Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology! We are committed to providing quality, compassionate care. The division is a national leader in research in gastrointestinal and liver diseases. They are actively involved in clinical research at the Ertan Digestive Disease Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital, and the Texas Medical Center (TMC). Currently, the research team has over twenty-two active industry-sponsored phase II-III clinical trials for FY 2018. The clinical trials involve protocols for inflammatory bowel diseases, liver diseases, esophageal diseases, and functional GI and motility disorders.

Additionally, the division has active Bio-bank protocols for Barrett’s esophagus, Pancreatic Diseases, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease for translational research. UTHealth Houston faculties have published over 50 manuscripts in high-impact journals in gastroenterology and hepatology, as well as presenting findings in academic meetings such as the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American College of Gastroenterology annual meetings.

Clinical Research Team

Clinical Trial Program Manager: Cecilia Lara, MBA

UTHealth Clinical Research Faculties:
Andrew W. DuPont, MD, MSPH
Atilla Ertan, MD, FACP, AGAF, MACG
Victor Machicao, MD

Contact Information:
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Department of Internal Medicine
Division Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
6431 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-500-6677

Ongoing Clinical Trials