Welcome to the UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology! We are committed to providing high quality, compassionate healthcare, advancing our understanding of digestive and liver diseases, and training future clinicians and researchers. On our website, you will learn about our clinical, research, and education programs, as well as general information about our faculty and our division. Key statistics about our division are available here. We are proud of the work that we are doing and thank you for your interest in UNC GI.

While you are visiting us on the web, please look over the services we provide in our 3 procedure units, as well as in our specialty clinics. If you are a patient coming for a procedure, a visit to our “Frequently Asked Questions” page will fill you in on what to expect, and provide tips to make your visit go smoothly. If you have a gastrointestinal or liver illness, and would like to consult with one of our physicians, our faculty page will help you and your caregiver choose the right clinician for you. Referring physicians will find simple instructions for how to have your patients seen at UNC in the “Patient Care” section.

With over $23 million in research funding annually, and over 250 papers in scientific journals annually, the Division is a national leader in research in gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The Division serves as the clinical home for the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, one of 17 federally-funded centers focusing on research in GI diseases.

The Division runs 3 fellowship training programs: a clinical training program, a clinical outcomes and epidemiology training program, and a basic science training program. The latter two programs are funded by the National Institutes of Health, making the division one of the few in the U.S. with federally funded training programs in both clinical and basic science. Using unique resources including our nationally-acclaimed School of Public Health, the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, and UNC’s NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Award Center, the Division provides an enriched environment to launch an academic career. Advanced training fellowships are offered in endoscopy, liver diseases, and inflammatory bowel disease.

We thank you for visiting our website, and look forward to seeing you in person in Chapel Hill!

Gastroenterology & Hepatology News

  • A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSRC

    Barritt, Moon Find High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease

    Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, associate professor in UNC’s division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, a fellow in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, are co-authors of a new study of patients with COVID-19 and liver disease. Published in the Journal of Hepatology, the international study found high mortality rates from … Continued

  • Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

    Dellon Appointed Director of Office of Medical Student Research

    Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has been named director of the Office of Medical Student Research (OMSR), preceded by Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, who directed OMSR for many years and engaged countless medical students in meaningful research experiences. Dellon is a professor of medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology in the division of gastroenterology and … Continued

  • R. Balfour Sartor, MD

    Sartor Honored by American Gastroenterological Association

    R. Balfour Sartor, MD, the Margaret W. and Lorimer W. Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and professor of microbiology and immunology, has received the American Gastroenterological Association‘s Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science. The award will be presented during Digestive Disease Week 2020, May 1-5, 2020, in Chicago, … Continued

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