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  • Gastroenterology Faculty and Fellows Will Present at 2023 Digestive Disease Week

    It’s almost Digestive Disease Week! The world’s largest annual gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery, will take place in Chicago, IL on May 6-9. The best and most innovative research in the field of gastroenterology will be showcased and among the presenters are members of UNC Gastroenterolog … Continued

  • 97 Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers Receive 2023 Award for Carolina Care Excellence

    Each year, UNC Hospitals administers the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to solicit feedback from patients. The survey asks our patients about their likelihood of recommending their provider’s practice to their friends and family. This year, 202 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationall … Continued

  • Andrea Azcarate-Peril

    A Tale of Probiotics and How to Help Your Own Gut Microbiome

    Andrea Azcarate-Peril, PhD, associate professor of medicine, discusses her research into the bacterial communities that live inside our guts and offers tips on how you can maintain a healthy microbiome. Bacteria have thousands of genes and functions that we, the human host, do not have. For instance, bacteria can help us digest fiber, provide support to our immune systems, and ab … Continued

  • Andrew J. Gilman, MD

    Featured Physician: Andrew J. Gilman

    Andrew Gilman, MD, was drawn to UNC Gastroenterology because of the mission, collegiality and “how can we help” attitude. From a rural area in California, Dr. Gilman says it it rewarding to provide care to people from remote areas. Outside of work he enjoys fly fishing, diving and hiking. 

  • What You Should Know about the Lone Star Tick’s Impact on our Gut, Diet

    An eight-legged brown creature about a quarter inch in size could make you want to skip out on your next cheeseburger. Found in North Carolina, the Midwest and Southern U.S., the Lone Star Tick can transmit the alpha-gal sugar, a sugar present in all mammals except humans, into the blood through its bite. This causes some to become allergic to mammalian (mammal) meat. These ticks … Continued

  • Dr. Baron Receives Rudolf Schindler Award from American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Todd H. Baron, MD, MASGE, has been honored with the Rudolf Schindler Award, the most prestigious award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). “The Schindler award is the most prestigious award from the ASGE, and I have been fortunate enough to have worked directly with – and been mentored by – past Schindler Award recipients. I am very proud and honored … Continued

  • Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

    Dr. Dellon Ushers in First FDA-Approved Medication for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, co-leads effort to approve an allergy drug, dupilumab, for the treatment in adults and adolescents with eosinophilic esophagitis. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition of the esophagus that is on th … Continued

  • Welcome.

    Welcome New Administrative Leadership

    As the calendar year comes to a close, the Department of Medicine has much to celebrate. Congrats to the following individuals who are beginning new administrative positions with the Department. Their expertise and enthusiasm will help us excel in 2023. While others are moving along in their career journey, we are thankful for their contributions and wish them the best in their f … Continued

  • 2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More th … Continued

  • A puppy is spending Thanksgiving with his family thanks to Dr. Baron, NC State Veterinary Resident

    A North Carolina family is enjoying Thanksgiving with their furry friend thanks to the helping hand of Todd Baron, MD, professor of medicine and director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy, a determined NC State veterinary resdient and other professionals. When the puppy, Winston, was diagnosed with a extremely rare disease, almost never seen in dogs, Dr. Baron stepped in to perfo … Continued

  • High-Impact Hepatology: An Update on Care of the Patient with Liver Disease

    Register Here 20th Annual Hepatology Symposium A hybrid – live in-person and virtual – conference!   The practice of clinical Hepatology remains challenging for many gastroenterologists due to rapidly changing disease management paradigms and often complex, critically-ill patients. The 20th Annual High Impact Hepatology program is specifically designed to bring the latest informa … Continued

  • Dr. Moon Awarded Two Liver Cancer Research Grants

    Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of UNC’s Lineberger, recently received two grants to advance his training in liver cancer research. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases presented Moon with a Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award, a two-year $200,000 grant, to supp … Continued