Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 
Chung Owyang, MD     
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Founded in the early 1940s, the Division of Gastroenterology has had a long history of excellence that continues today.

With 80 faculty, 23 fellows, and over 150 staff, we are one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the country and a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all diseases of the gastrointestinal system, from simple to complex, including those of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and biliary tract.

Patient Care

We have established a number of clinical centers of excellence, including the Crohn's and Colitis Program, the Esophageal Disorders Program, the Functional Bowel Disorders Program, the Hepatology Program, the multidisciplinary Michigan Bowel Control Program, and the Wilson Disease Program.

Research

In addition to being leaders in the clinic, our faculty are also leaders in their respective areas of research, which span such varied interests as the role of peptides in the brain–gut interactions in functional bowel diseases to innovative treatments of viral hepatitis and liver cancer.

Education and Training

We have a Fellowship Training Program in Gastroenterology and we participate in other training within Internal Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition, we have numerous education programs that are provided to physicians and patients of southeastern Michigan. Our Continuing Medical Education network offers three multi-day courses and over 100 single lectures annually.