A Message From Our Chief

Chung Owyang, MD

Welcome to the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan. Thank you for your interest in our clinical, research, and educational missions.  

This year marks our 75th anniversary. As I reflect on our long history, it is amazing to see how far we have come in medicine and the tremendous work we have done to prevent, treat, and solve the complexities of gastroenterology and liver disorders. I am proud and humbled to lead a division of nationally and internationally renowned faculty members and dedicated healthcare professionals.  

As one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the country, our expansive expertise has allowed us to establish a number of clinical centers of excellence. Our clinics offer our patients superb and specialized care of all gastrointestinal diseases - from simple to complex. In addition, we partner with GI radiologists, surgeons, physician assistants and other GI focused healthcare professionals, enabling our patients to receive the best care by the most knowledgeable professionals.  

Aside from our work in the clinic, our research activity is driven by our NIH-funded University of Michigan Center for Gastrointestinal Research. With this support, our division has dramatically increased its research funding over the past several years, now totaling over $8.5 million including over 50 individual grants from the NIH and other agencies.  

Finally, since our beginning in the early 1940s, our education and training programs have been highly ranked.  We offer an accredited three-year fellowship in gastroenterology as well as advanced fellowships in advanced endoscopy and transplant hepatology. We are dedicated to continually educating our own faculty as well as the next generation of physicians.

I invite you to explore our website and contact us to learn more.  

Chung Owyang, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology