Digestive Diseases

The Division of Digestive Diseases within Emory University’s Department of Medicine serves as a regional and national academic and clinical unit to meet a tripartite mission:

Teaching
Patient care
Research

The innovation associated with endomicroscopy underscores the research mission of the Division. In addition to numerous clinical trials ongoing in our patient-care facilities, the Emory Division of Digestive Diseases has four full time wet bench investigators whose work is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Our research faculty, some of whom are physician-scientists, have specialized interests in immunity, microbiology and inflammatory bowel disease; gastrointestinal transport physiology and carcinogenesis, impairment of gastrointestinal motility by diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and liver fibrosis.

The Division has more than thirty faculty members at various major teaching and patient care facilities associated with Emory University. These include:

• Emory Clinic
• Emory University Hospital
• Atlanta Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center
• Grady Memorial Hospital and Clinics