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  • Welcome to the Yale School of Medicine Section of Digestive Diseases. Our program has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research and education. Since forming one of the nation's first sections of hepatology and then gastroenterology over 50 years ago, the Yale Digestive Diseases Section has had an enduring and continuing impact on fundamental and clinical investigation in digestive and liver disorders.

  • Digestive Diseases at Yale traces its roots back to 1938 when Samuel Kushlan, MD, established a gastroenterology unit at New Haven Hospital (the precursor to Yale New Haven Hospital) and in 1941, was the first to perform GI endoscopy in Connecticut.

  • Learn more about making a donation to support of the Section of Digestive Diseases.