The UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is the premier academic practice in North Carolina and among the top programs nation-wide. Faculty members are widely recognized for their expertise, clinical skills, and dedication to patients. We are deeply experienced at caring for patients with a full spectrum of GI and liver conditions, from the straightforward to the complex. UNC gastroenterologists have written many of the national practice guidelines for digestive and liver diseases. Each year we staff more than 17,000 clinic visits (including one-time consultations and ongoing care) and perform more than 17,000 GI endoscopic procedures and 3,500 motility procedures.
We strive to deliver high quality, personalized, and compassionate care to each person we treat. 99% of patients treated in our outpatient clinic and 97% of patients treated in our GI procedure units would recommend us to a friend. Ongoing programs aim to continuously improve quality of care and patient experiences. We are deeply committed to building close relationships with our physician colleagues from within and outside the UNC system.
Faculty members are talented and dedicated clinicians; we have more of America’s Best Doctors® than the GI faculty of all the other North Carolina medical schools – combined. In addition, more than half the members have external research funding and more than half have a second advanced degree.
Our services are sub-divided into the following eight clinical programs. When indicated, we work closely with GI surgeons and other specialists, UNC HCS dieticians provide dietary and nutritional counselling, and a GI psychologist performs psychological assessments and provides therapy.