Research is one of the cornerstones of our Section. Our Section currently has over $8 million per year in research funding from NIDDK, more than any other Digestive Diseases Section in the country. Our faculty are engaged in a wide range of both basic laboratory research activities and patient-oriented clinical research. Details of an investigators work can be found through links on our faculty menu.

Major areas of laboratory research include:

Major areas of clinical research include:

  • complications and treatment of cirrhosis (Drs. Roberto Groszmann, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao), viral hepatitis (Dr. Joe Lim), liver cancer (Dr. Mario Strazzabosco), and IBD (Drs. Judy Cho and Deborah Proctor),
  • motility disorders of the esophagus, optimal application of advanced endoscopic techniques to clinical problems including gastrointestinal bleeding, graft-versus-host disease and pancreatic biliary disorders (Dr. Harry Aslanian),
  • advanced endoscopic techniques; pancreatitis; sphincter of oddi dysfunction as well as other clinical aspects of biliary and pancreatic disease (Dr. Priya Jamidar),
  • endoscopic outcomes research (Dr. Anil Nagar),
  • diverticulitis (Dr. Martin Floch), and
  • newer endoscopic modalities (Dr. Caroline Loeser).

Related programs include: 

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Clara Abraham, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Harry Aslanian, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Associate Director, Endoscopy

Director, Yale Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Director of Gastroenterology, Yale Health Plan

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Henry Binder, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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James Boyer, MD

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Emeritus Director, Yale Liver Center

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Judy Cho, MD

Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

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Chuhan Chung, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Martin Floch, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

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Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Chief, Digestive Diseases, VA-CT Healthcare System

Director, Clinical and Translational Core, Yale Liver Center

Program Director, VA-CT Hepatitis C Resource Center

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Fred Gorelick, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Cell Biology

Deputy Director, Yale M.D., Ph.D. Program

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal Diseases; Pancreatic Diseases

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Roberto Groszmann, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)