What good is high-quality, cutting-edge health care if it is difficult or impossible to access? Read Dr. Terry Box's Op-Ed piece in Salt Lake Tribune.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
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 intermountain 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.
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.
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 MoreInternal Medicine
During Vice President Biden's visit, Dr. Jewel Samadder had the opportunity to discuss Huntsman's cancer work with him.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
We welcome Jessica B. Johnson, MD, and Michael Walker, MD as a new GI faculty members. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Project ECHO or Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, is working to provide “health care without walls” by bridging the gap between primary and specialty care. They have recently added the Immune Disorder of the Gut Tele-ECHO™.... Read MoreInternal Medicine