Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition has a long-established history as a center of excellence in the research, clinical care and education of digestive and liver diseases in the Mountain West. Our mission as an educational center for gastroenterology is inspired through the collaborative efforts of our faculty working towards new discoveries that will continue to provide better outcomes for our patients.

Division History

Edwin Englert, Jr., MD (1926–1985) was the first gastroenterologist in Utah with a full-time academic appointment. As founder and chair of the Division of Gastroenterology at both the University of Utah and Salt Lake City Veteran’s Administration, he established the nation's first VA research and education training program in gastroenterology.  Learn more.

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Mar 25, 2016

New Treatment Reduces Precancerous Polyps in Hereditary Cancer Patients

Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. While colon cancer can be kept at bay by removing the large intestine, these patients also have up to a 15% risk of getting cancer in the small intestine, which is the leading cause of cancer death in this patient group. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has identified the first prevention treatment for these patients, a two-drug combination that significantly reduces the number and size of precancerous polyps in the small intestine. ... Read More

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